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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on seven North Korean individuals and three entities for “flagrant” human rights abuses, including killings, torture, forced labor and the hunting down of asylum seekers abroad. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claps with military officers at the Command of the Strategic Force of the
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MONROVIA (Reuters) – Former Liberian warlord Prince Johnson has endorsed George Weah for president ahead of a Nov. 7 run-off vote between the former soccer star and current Vice President Joseph Boakai. George Weah, former soccer player and presidential candidate of Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) shows his voter’s card at a polling station in
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NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyans vote on Thursday in a presidential election re-run overshadowed by an opposition boycott that will almost certainly hand victory to President Uhuru Kenyatta, but with a mandate compromised by low turnout and procedural flaws. Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, the presidential candidate of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, greets his
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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Julio De Vido, an ex-minister who served in former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez’s government, turned himself in to authorities on Wednesday after he was stripped of immunity from arrest, local media reported. Former Planning Minister Julio De Vido waves as he arrives to the federal justice building where former Argentine President
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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand First party leader Winston Peters has been appointed deputy prime minister and foreign minister, elevating the veteran protectionist politician into two of the country’s most powerful positions. New Zealand’s Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern speaks as she stands next to New Zealand First party leader Winston Peters after their meeting in
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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday reconfirmed Pakistan’s commitment to the “war on terror” during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying his country had “produced results” fighting the region’s Islamist militants. Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi speaks during a meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan August 9, 2017.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Handcuffed, wearing bulletproof vests and under heavily armed guard, the two women accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea’s leader were pushed around a Malaysian airport in wheelchairs on Tuesday during a court visit to the crime scene. Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, who are on trial
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