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LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump canceled a trip to London scheduled for next month to open a new embassy, blaming Barack Obama for selling off the old one for “peanuts” in a bad deal. More than a year into his presidency, Trump has yet to visit London, with many British voters promising mass
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TOKYO (Reuters) – A stricken Iranian oil tanker drifted into Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) on Wednesday afternoon, a spokesman for Japan’s Coast Guard told Reuters on Friday, as strong winds pushed the burning ship away from the Chinese coast. The ship, which has been burning for almost a week since it collided with another
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BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party grouping and Social Democrats (SPD) toiled deep into the night on Thursday to overcome differences on tax cuts and other issues that threatened to block a new “grand coalition” government. Negotiators, who have vowed to reach a decision by Friday on whether to launch formal coalition
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin on Thursday described a report published by Democratic U.S. lawmakers accusing Russia of election meddling as damaging for bilateral relations, as well as for the United States itself. Democratic U.S. lawmakers accused Russia on Wednesday of a “relentless assault” on democratic institutions worldwide, and called on President Donald Trump to
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WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday after the first intra-Korean talks in over two years that the United States was willing to speak to North Korea “under the right circumstances,” although it was far from clear whether this would pay dividends. South Korea said Trump had also said in a phone
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TALLINN (Reuters) – Building workers at a construction site close the Estonian capital Tallinn have discovered the unmarked graves of an estimated one hundred German soldiers who died during World War Two. The previously unknown individual graves were found near the Baltic coast near a German military cemetery. They are thought to be an undocumented
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WARSAW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Poland’s new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki fired several senior ministers and visited Brussels on Tuesday in an effort to patch up relations with the European Union, but said he would not unwind the country’s most-contested judicial reforms. Facing unprecedented EU legal action over accusations of backsliding on democracy by politicizing Polish courts,
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Eleven men were charged in a Singapore court on Tuesday in connection with a large-scale oil theft at Shell’s biggest refinery, while police said they were investigating six other men arrested in a weekend raid. Police in the island-state said on Tuesday they had detained 17 men, whose ages ranged from 30
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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea said on Tuesday it will not seek to renegotiate a 2015 deal with Japan aimed at resolving the sensitive issue of “comfort women” forced to work in Japan’s wartime brothels. South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said it was “undeniable” the two governments formally reached the 2015 agreement, under which
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May named an ally to run the ruling Conservatives and promoted younger ministers on Monday to try to give her divided party and government a new start after a year marred by an ill-judged election, rows over Brexit and scandals. May, weakened by the loss of the Conservative
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