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German SPD leader urges party to back coalition talks with Merkel

January 21, 2018 - 8:43am
BONN (Reuters) - Social Democrat (SPD) leader Martin Schulz appealed to his divided party on Sunday to back formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a move that would bring Germany a step closer to a stable government.
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Why is Jerusalem so central to Pence's Middle East visit?

January 21, 2018 - 7:45am
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's planned trip to Israel on Sunday has been overshadowed by President Donald Trump's announcement last month that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and will start the process of moving its embassy there.
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Gunmen attack Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capital Kabul

January 21, 2018 - 7:08am
KABUL (Reuters) - Gunmen dressed in army uniforms who stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel battled Afghan Special Forces for 13 hours in an overnight siege that caused heavy casualties among hotel guests, officials and witnesses said on Sunday.
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Audi ordered to recall 127,000 vehicles over emissions -paper

January 21, 2018 - 6:26am
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's KBA automotive watchdog has detected illicit emission-control software in Audi's latest Euro-6 diesel models and has ordered a recall of 127,000 vehicles, Bild am Sonntag reported.
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Tensions mount in Rohingya camps ahead of planned relocation to Myanmar

January 21, 2018 - 5:41am
GUNGDUM, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Tensions mounted on Sunday at refugee camps in Bangladesh holding hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims over an operation to send them back to Myanmar, from where they have fled following a military crackdown.
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Seoul says North Korea's Olympic participation will aid peace and ease tensions

January 21, 2018 - 4:38am
SEOUL (Reuters) - Seoul welcomed confirmation by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that 22 North Korean athletes would compete in next month's Winter Olympics, saying on Sunday it would aid peace and the easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula.
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Europe readies riposte to Trump's 'America First' push in Davos

January 21, 2018 - 3:50am
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - European leaders will be out in force at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week to defend multilateralism before U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to deliver his "America First" message.
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While political prisoners released, Myanmar's judicial reforms stall

January 21, 2018 - 1:47am
YANGON (Reuters) - Hundreds of political prisoners have been released from Myanmar's jails in amnesties in recent years, including dozens freed in January 2016, days before democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi’s party took power for the first time.
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U.S. Army helicopter crash in California kills two soldiers: official

January 20, 2018 - 11:15pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. Army Apache attack helicopter crashed early Saturday morning in California, killing two soldiers, a spokesman for the Army said.
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Republican congressman removed from ethics committee

January 20, 2018 - 9:42pm
(Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan removed Representative Patrick Meehan from the House Ethics Committee on Saturday following sexual misconduct allegations, Ryan's office said.
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Germany's SPD to vote on coalition talks with Merkel's conservatives

January 20, 2018 - 9:06pm
BONN (Reuters) - Germany's center-left Social Democrats (SPD) will decide on Sunday whether to start formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a move which would bring Europe's economic powerhouse one step closer to a stable government.
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North Korean delegation arrives in South Korea for Olympics prep

January 20, 2018 - 8:50pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean logistics officials arrived in South Korea on Sunday after a previous cancellation briefly cast doubts on the North's participation in next month's Winter Olympics.
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First day of government shutdown ends in standoff

January 20, 2018 - 8:29pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers were locked in a standoff with Democrats on Saturday over the U.S. government shutdown, with Republicans saying they would not negotiate on immigration until the government is reopened.
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Pence tells Egypt's Sisi that U.S. would back two-state solution

January 20, 2018 - 6:45pm
CAIRO (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence told Egypt's leader on Saturday the United States would support a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians if the two sides agreed to it, seeking to reassure a key Arab ally over President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
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As Trump begins second year, women stage nationwide protests

January 20, 2018 - 6:13pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Many thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women's March, a nationwide series of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump marking the end of his tumultuous first year in office.
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Trump to Democrats: no immigration talk until U.S. government reopened

January 20, 2018 - 5:21pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers took a tough stance on Saturday after the U.S. Congress failed to fund federal agencies, saying they would not negotiate on immigration until Democrats help end the government shutdown.
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Women's March protesters blast Trump as president touts gains

January 20, 2018 - 4:52pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women's March, a nationwide series of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump marking the end of his tumultuous first year in office.
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Trump to Democrats: no immigration talk until government reopened

January 20, 2018 - 2:27pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers took a tough stance on Saturday after the U.S. Congress failed to fund federal agencies, saying they would not negotiate on immigration until Democrats help end the government shutdown.
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Airstrikes pound Syria's Afrin as Turkey launches 'Operation Olive Branch'

January 20, 2018 - 1:33pm
HASSA, Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey opened a new front in Syria's war on Saturday, launching airstrikes against a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Afrin province that raise the prospect of worsening relations between Ankara and NATO ally Washington.
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Women's March draws thousands as Trump term enters second year

January 20, 2018 - 1:11pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters turned out across the nation for the second Women's March on Saturday, marking the first anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration with rallies aimed at channeling female activism into political gains in elections this year.
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