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WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will sign legislation that imposes sanctions on Russia, the White House said on Friday, after Moscow ordered the United States to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff and said it would seize two U.S. diplomatic properties in retaliation for the bill. The U.S. Senate had voted almost unanimously on
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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Supreme Court will announce on Friday whether it will disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after an investigative panel alleged his family’s wealth was far above their earnings in a scathing corruption report. The legal proceedings against Sharif have captivated the nuclear-armed South Asian nation, where politicians are seldom subjected to the
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CARACAS (Reuters) – Clashes between Venezuelan security forces and demonstrators have killed five people during the latest opposition-led strike to protest an election on Sunday that critics contend will mark the end of democracy in the oil-rich country. As Venezuela’s crisis deepened, Colombian airline Avianca on Thursday canceled its operations in the country and the
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SANAA (Reuters) – Yemen’s cholera outbreak is so widespread that just drinking water can lead to death. Nearly 2,000 people have already succumbed to one of the worst recorded outbreaks of cholera in modern history, with over 400,000 having contracted the disease, according to the World Health Organization. Cholera, a diarrheal disease spread by ingestion
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WASHINGTON/CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – The Trump administration imposed sanctions on 13 senior Venezuelan officials as the country’s opposition launched a two-day strike on Wednesday, heaping pressure on unpopular President Nicolas Maduro to scrap plans for a controversial new congress. With clashes breaking out in some areas, a 30-year-old man was killed during a protest in
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