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Ramping up rhetoric, Turkey's Erdogan chastises U.S. over democracy

0SHARESShare ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan showed no retreat from a diplomatic row with the United States on Saturday, castigating Washington for what he said an “undemocratic” indictment against his security detail. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a news conference in Istanbul, Turkey October 20, 2017. REUTERS/Osman Orsal His comments may further dash hopes of a quick ...

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Malta offers 1 million-euro reward to find journalist's killers

0SHARESShare VALLETTA (Reuters) – Malta’s government said on Saturday it was offering a reward of 1 million euros ($1.2 million) for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for the death of prominent journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. FILE PHOTO: Candles and flowers are seen at an impromptu memorial during a protest by journalists following the assassination of investigative journalist ...

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Madrid to impose direct rule in Catalonia to quash independence bid

0SHARESShare MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) – The Spanish government will impose direct rule on Catalonia, it said on Saturday, in an unprecedented move that brought thousands of people who voted for independence onto to the streets against what they called a “coup”. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, who made a symbolic declaration of independence on Oct. 10 after a referendum that Madrid declared ...

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Trump: Raqqa fall 'critical breakthrough', end of Islamic State in sight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed the defeat of Islamic State fighters in their self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa as “a critical breakthrough” in a worldwide campaign against the militants. Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters ride atop military vehicles as they celebrate victory in Raqqa, Syria, October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro On Friday, the Kurdish-dominated Syrian ...

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Billionaire Babis scores big Czech election win, seeks partners to rule

0SHARESShare PRAGUE (Reuters) – Czech billionaire Andrej Babis won a thumping victory in Saturday’s election as voters shunned traditional parties and gave a mandate to the anti-establishment businessman pledging to fight political corruption while facing fraud charges himself.(For a graphic of the Czech election click tmsnrt.rs/2vO4hPW ) The leader of ANO party Andrej Babis speaks during a news conference at ...

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Portuguese protest over deadly forest fires, government pledges aid

0SHARESShare LISBON (Reuters) – As thousands of Portuguese protested on Saturday over the government’s handling of massive wildfires that have killed 108 people since June, government ministers pledged to spend over 400 million euros ($470 million) in aid. A woman holds a poster saying “enough incompetence” during a demonstration in a tribute to the victims of the deadly fires in ...

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U.N. ends month-long Libya talks in Tunisia without proposing new date

0SHARESShare TUNIS (Reuters) – Month-long U.N.-backed talks aimed at bridging differences between rival Libyan factions ended on Saturday with no discernable progress towards stabilizing the country and paving the way for elections. Ghassan Salame, U.N. Libya envoy, arrives for a meeting in Tunis, Tunisia September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi A month ago U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame, the latest in a ...

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Body of missing worker recovered after Louisiana oil rig explosion

0SHARESShare (Reuters) – The body of a worker missing since an oil production platform in Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain exploded and caught fire on Sunday has been found, local officials said. The body of Timothy Morrison, 44, of Katy, Texas, was recovered on Friday on the lake’s shoreline in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana’s equivalent to a county, Sheriff Joe Lopinto said in ...

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A picture and its story: A neo-Nazi in the midst of a protest

0SHARESShare (Reuters) – On the morning of October 17, two days before Richard Spencer, an avowed white nationalist and spokesman for the so-called alt-right, was to speak at the University of Florida, my wife asked if I had heard anything about it. A man walks with a bloody lip as demonstrators yell at him outside the location where Richard Spencer, ...

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Federal judge in Hawaii expands block on Trump travel ban

0SHARESShare (Reuters) – A federal judge in Hawaii extended his halt of U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban on citizens from six Muslim-majority countries. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, who stopped the ban from taking effect this week, on Friday converted his temporary restraining order to a preliminary injunction. Watson’s ruling, issued in Honolulu, applies only to the six Muslim-majority ...

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