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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe visited a hospital in Singapore this week apparently for medical checks, his first trip outside his country since he was ousted from office last month, sources in Singapore said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe looks on before casting his vote in Highfields outside Harare
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TOKYO (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, warning against the danger of “sleepwalking” into war, said on Thursday that Security Council resolutions on North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs must be fully implemented by Pyongyang and other countries. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a joint news conference with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe’s
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TORONTO (Reuters) – Some U.S.-bound flights from Toronto’s main international airport were delayed on Wednesday afternoon due to an incident that prompted authorities to require some passengers to go through customs a second time, a spokeswoman said. Passengers line-up at the baggage check-in counter at Pearson International Airport in Toronto April 13, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Cassese
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s government was defeated on Wednesday, when MPs forced through changes to its Brexit blueprint that ministers said could endanger Britain’s departure from the European Union. In a blow to May, already weakened after losing her Conservative Party’s majority in a June election, the 650-seat parliament voted 309 to
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RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz said on Wednesday his government was determined to confront corruption with “justice and decisiveness”, signalling continued support for a crackdown on sleaze involving mass arrests of top Saudis including royals. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud presides over a cabinet meeting in Riyadh, Saudi
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MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine lawmakers started a debate on Wednesday into President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to extend martial law for the whole of next year on the island of Mindanao, a move his government said was crucial to defeating Islamist and Communist rebels. FILE PHOTO: President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a bilateral meeting with Chinese
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BOGOTA (Reuters) – A Colombian judge sentenced a former vice-minister of transport to five years and two months in prison on Tuesday after the ex-official admitted to taking millions of dollars in bribes from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. Gabriel Garcia Morales, who served under former President Alvaro Uribe, accepted $6.5 million in pay-offs to help
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CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela said on Tuesday it would start a criminal investigation into powerful former oil czar Rafael Ramirez, in an escalation of a purge of alleged corruption that has resulted in the arrest of dozens of oil executives. FILE PHOTO: Venezuela’s representative to the United Nations Rafael Ramirez is seen as he attends
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BEIJING (Reuters) – A young Chinese climbing enthusiast’s fatal fall from a skyscraper while making a selfie video on a $15,000 “rooftopping” dare has spurred warnings by state media against the perils of livestreaming. Wu Yongning plunged to his death from a 62-storey building in central China on Nov. 8, the day he stopped posting
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PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – The European Union has suspended funding for Cambodia’s 2018 general election because the vote cannot be credible after the dissolution of the main opposition party, according to a letter sent to the national election committee on Tuesday. The Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) was dissolved by the country’s highest court last
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The wife of a detained former Mexican governor is living in Britain and has demanded back artwork, golf clubs and crystal that were seized by the government, according to a letter obtained by news site Animal Politico. Karime Macias is the wife of former ruling party Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte, who
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European governments are “complicit” in grave human rights violations in Libya through their support for authorities there that often work with people smugglers and torture refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Determined to cut African immigration across the Mediterranean, the governments, via the European Union, have provided support to Libya,
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