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BEIJING (Reuters) – China wants to deepen “strategic trust” with Iran, the Chinese government’s top diplomat told Iran’s foreign minister on Tuesday, days before Saudi Arabia’s crown prince visits Beijing, underscoring China’s difficult Middle East balancing act. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi iduring their meeting at the
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CUCUTA, Colombia (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, visiting the Colombia-Venezuela border on Sunday, warned Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of severe consequences if he takes action against the country’s opposition leader and self-declared president or U.S. citizens. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio visits the Colombia-Venezuela border at the Simon Bolivar International Bridge on the outskirts of
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FILE PHOTO: Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid speaks during an interview in Tallinn, Estonia January 22, 2019. Picture taken January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo MUNICH (Reuters) – There can be no changes to the Irish “backstop”, an arrangement to avoid a hard border between European Union member Ireland and British-ruled Northern Ireland after Brexit, Estonian
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NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) – U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State’s last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat. Jiya Furat, commander of the assault on the last jihadist enclave in eastern Syria, talks during a press
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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick is a “very important signal” to the Catholic Church hierarchy that no one is above the law, the Vatican’s top sexual crimes investigator said on Saturday. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, is seen during a Mass at Basilica of the
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FILE PHOTO – Iran’s Revolutionary guards commander Mohammad Ali Jafari speaks during a conference to mark the martyrs of terrorism in Tehran September 6, 2011. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran urged neighbouring Pakistan on Saturday to crack down on militants who killed 27 of its Revolutionary Guards in an attack near the border or
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador visited the birthplace of the country’s most infamous drug trafficker, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, on Friday, calling for peace and reconciliation days after a U.S. jury convicted the kingpin. Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador attends a news conference to announce a plan to strengthen
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ZURICH (Reuters) – Immigration into Switzerland rose again last year, taking the foreign population further above 2 million as the wealthy country’s open-door policy for Europeans faces a right-wing challenge. The flags of the European Union and Switzerland flutter in the wind in Blotzheim, France June 27, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Neutral Switzerland allows free movement
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FILE PHOTO: Flavio Bolsonaro (L) and Carlos Bolsonaro, sons of the Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro (not pictured) are seen before their father received a confirmation of his victory in the recent presidential election in Brasilia, Brazil December 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao said on Thursday that the president
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