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Three decades on, Greece, Macedonia sign pact to change ex-Yugoslav republic's name

Reuters News - June 17, 2018 - 8:35am
PRESPES, Greece/ BITOLA, Macedonia (Reuters) - Greece and Macedonia defied protests and set aside three decades of dispute on Sunday as they agreed on a new name for the Balkan state, potentially paving the way for Macedonia's admission to the European Union and NATO.
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Saudi-led coalition conducts air strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah airport

Reuters News - June 17, 2018 - 8:17am
ADEN (Reuters) - A Saudi-led coalition conducted air strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah airport on Sunday to support forces trying to seize control from Iran-aligned Houthi fighters, who are facing their biggest challenge in the war, Saudi and Houthi-run media reported.
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Taliban, roaming Afghan cities amid Eid euphoria, rule out ceasefire extension

Reuters News - June 17, 2018 - 8:08am
KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban militants headed into cities across Afghanistan on Sunday as they celebrated their Eid ceasefire with feasts and selfies, raising questions about what happens when the ceasefire ends at midnight.
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Cambodia Prince Ranariddh injured and wife killed in car crash

BBC News - June 17, 2018 - 7:59am
Former PM Norodom Ranariddh and Ouk Phalla were travelling to meet supporters in the south-west.
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Facing coalition crisis, Merkel seeks migrant talks with EU states

Reuters News - June 17, 2018 - 7:09am
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking talks with some EU member states on migrant policy before a leaders summit at the end of the month, a government spokesman said, in a last-ditch bid to avert a coalition crisis erupting this week.
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Migrant boat turned away by Italy arrives in Spain

Reuters News - June 17, 2018 - 7:02am
VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - A migrant rescue boat turned away by Italy and Malta arrived at the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, ending a grueling voyage which has made it a symbol of Europe's failure to agree on immigration.
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Taliban roaming Afghan cities at will, raising fears amid Eid euphoria

Reuters News - June 17, 2018 - 6:13am
KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban militants headed into cities across Afghanistan on Sunday as they continued to celebrate their Eid ceasefire with feasts and selfies, raising questions about what happens when the ceasefire ends at midnight.
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Greece, Macedonia sign pact to change ex-Yugoslav republic's name

Reuters News - June 17, 2018 - 5:58am
PRESPES, Greece (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia signed an accord on Sunday to rename the former Yugoslav republic the "Republic of North Macedonia."
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U.N. special envoy Jolie meets Syrian refugees in northern Iraq

Reuters News - June 17, 2018 - 5:26am
DOMIZ CAMP, Iraq (Reuters) - U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie on Sunday visited a camp for Syrian refugees in northern Iraq to drum up support for those displaced by years of civil war.
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UK PM May says need to ensure parliament does not overturn Brexit

Reuters News - June 17, 2018 - 5:18am
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday it was important to ensure that parliament could not block Brexit, defending her approach to passing the legislation that will end Britain's membership of the European Union.
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Taliban head into Afghan cities, raising fears amid Eid euphoria

Reuters News - June 17, 2018 - 5:05am
KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban militants headed into cities across Afghanistan on Sunday as they celebrate their unprecedented Eid ceasefire, raising questions about what happens should the hugs and selfies stop and the festive atmosphere and calls for peace turn sour.
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Boat migrants rocked by EU political storm arrive in Spain

Reuters News - June 17, 2018 - 4:10am
VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Hundreds of migrants pulled from the Mediterranean by a rescue ship arrived at the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, ending a grueling nine-day voyage but leaving wide open a fierce debate in Europe over how to handle immigration.
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South Korea, U.S. to announce suspension of major military drills this week: Yonhap

Reuters News - June 17, 2018 - 1:56am
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States are expected to announce the suspension of "large-scale" military drills this week, with the provision that they would restart if North Korea failed to keep its promise to denuclearize, news agency Yonhap said on Sunday.
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Boat migrants rocked by EU political storm start to arrive in Spain

Reuters News - June 17, 2018 - 1:36am
VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - The first boat in a naval convoy carrying a total of 629 rescued migrants arrived in the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, ending a grueling nine-day sea voyage, but leaving wide open a fierce debate in Europe about how to handle immigration.
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Italian ship carrying rescued migrants arrives in Spain

Reuters News - June 17, 2018 - 12:45am
VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - An Italian coast guard ship arrived in the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, carrying migrants rescued by the Aquarius charity-run vessel, which Rome refused to allow to dock a week ago.
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Afghan peace council to hold news conference amid Eid ceasefire

Reuters News - June 17, 2018 - 12:38am
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's High Peace Council will hold a news conference on Sunday amid an unprecedented Taliban ceasefire and a day after President Ashraf Ghani said he would extend a government ceasefire but set no timeframe.
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Deadly shoot-out, fire break Nicaragua truce; talks proceed

Reuters News - June 16, 2018 - 9:57pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Eight people died on Saturday in a shoot-out and fire that shattered a truce struck hours earlier between President Daniel Ortega and protesters, and civic leaders condemned the violence while vowing to continue talks with the government.
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Trump's consumer watchdog pick draws criticism from left and right

Reuters News - June 16, 2018 - 8:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Saturday that President Donald Trump will pick Kathy Kraninger, an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) official, to head the U.S. consumer watchdog, drawing criticism from consumer advocates and dividing conservatives.
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Taxi plows into Moscow crowd including soccer fans, injuring seven

Reuters News - June 16, 2018 - 8:11pm
By Jack Stubbs, Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Maria Kiselyova
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Spencer Tunick: Melbourne Woolworths to allow nude photo shoot

BBC News - June 16, 2018 - 7:16pm
Woolworths says US artist Spencer Tunick can use its rooftop car park, reversing an earlier decision.
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