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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission is proposing that EU governments make direct money transfers to Iran’s central bank to avoid U.S. penalties, an EU official said, in what would be the most forthright challenge to Washington’s newly reimposed sanctions. FILE PHOTO: European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, March
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LONDON (Reuters) – An experimental Ebola vaccine to be deployed in an outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has conquered some major scientific hurdles in giving high protection, but it now faces extreme real-world tests including heat, humidity, language barriers and lack of roads. FILE PHOTO: Congolese Health Ministry officials carry the first batch of
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BERLIN (Reuters) – The United States must reckon with Europe responding in kind if it declares “America First” and places its own economic interests before those of others, Germany’s Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said. FILE PHOTO: German Economic Minister Peter Altmaier delivers a statement regarding the Trump Administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs outside of the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump sought on Thursday to placate North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un after Pyongyang threatened to scrap an unprecedented summit, saying Kim’s security would be guaranteed in any deal and his country would not suffer the fate of Muammar Gaddafi’s Libya, unless that could not be reached. In rambling
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SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s chief negotiator called the South Korean government “ignorant and incompetent” on Thursday, denounced U.S.-South Korean air combat drills and threatened to halt all talks with the South unless its demands are met. The comments by Ri Son Gwon, chairman of North Korea’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the country,
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GAZA (Reuters) – Young men filled sandbags to prepare for future protests at encampments along Gaza’s Israeli border on Thursday, though tents were mostly empty as Palestinians joined Muslims around the world observing the daylight fast at the start of Ramadan. A demonstrator places a flyer on an improvised memorial with the names of Palestinians
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SOFIA (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday Europe would try to protect its companies doing business with Iran from U.S. sanctions, reimposed over Tehran’s nuclear program, but said giants like Total would make their own choices. French President Emmanuel Macron arrives for an informal dinner ahead of a summit with leaders of
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TRIPOLI (Reuters) – With two brothers in jail, the family house gone and her papers lost in the battle for Benghazi, Fatma is finding it hard to restart her life at the other end of Libya but impossible to imagine going back. FILE PHOTO: A historic building, that was destroyed during a three-year conflict, is
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MANAGUA (Reuters) – Nicaraguan students taunted President Daniel Ortega with shouts of “murderer” as he spoke at an event aimed at negotiating a solution to weeks of deadly demonstrations that flared up again on Wednesday. Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega spekas during first round of dialogue after a series of violent protests against his government in
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on Wednesday discussed Qatar’s efforts on countering terrorism financing, the State Department said. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a joint press availability with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (not shown)
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – The remaining fighters started to withdraw from the last rebel-held enclave in central Syria on Wednesday, state television reported, sealing the government’s control over the area and opening a major stretch of the country’s most important highway. A woman gestures as she stands on rubble of damaged buildings in Raqqa, Syria May
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