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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – There was much bonhomie as a few dozen people, including members of Congress and U.S. administration officials, gathered last week for dinner in a posh Washington neighborhood in honor of Qatar’s foreign minister. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump meets Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in the Oval Office
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey issued a decree on Wednesday transferring some powers to the president, in line with its move to an executive presidential system resulting from last month’s presidential and parliamentary elections. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a news conference in Istanbul, Turkey June 24, 2018. Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS The decree,
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s embassy in Washington has issued a security advisory to Chinese nationals traveling to the United States, the latest such warning as trade tensions escalate between the two countries. The embassy warned Chinese tourists to be aware of issues including expensive medical bills, the threats of public shootings and robberies, searches and
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador decisively won Mexico’s presidency on Sunday, exit polls showed, setting the stage for the most left-wing government in decades at a time of tense relations with the Trump administration. Pledging to eradicate corruption and subdue drug cartels with a less confrontational approach, the 64-year-old former Mexico City
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AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Jordan stepped in to try to avert further violence and stem another wave of displacement across its border with Syria on Sunday, mediating new talks between rebels and the government’s main ally Russia for a truce in the southwest. Trucks loaded with humanitarian supplies to be delivered for displaced Syrians, wait at
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TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis offered solidarity with Japan on Friday over Japanese abductees being held in North Korea, as he sought to reassure the close U.S. ally that Washington was mindful of its interests during talks with Pyongyang. Japan’s Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis hold
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