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Turkey air strikes hit Syria's Afrin province in push to secure borders

January 20, 2018 - 11:35am
HASSA, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish warplanes struck positions of a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin province on Saturday, opening a new front in the Syrian civil war and raising the prospect of deeper strains between Turkey and Washington.
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Two Americans, two Canadians freed after kidnapping in Nigeria: police

January 20, 2018 - 9:25am
KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two Americans and two Canadians have been freed after being kidnapped in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, a police spokesman said on Saturday, as it emerged that five oil workers had been abducted in the southern Niger Delta region.
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Government shuts down as Trump feuds with Democrats

January 20, 2018 - 8:55am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's most powerful government shut down on Saturday after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies, highlighting America's deep political divisions.
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Turkish military operation in Syria's Afrin has begun - Erdogan

January 20, 2018 - 8:03am
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday a military operation in Syria's Kurdish-controlled Afrin region had begun after cross-border shelling by the Turkish army.
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North Korea says to send delegation to prepare for Olympics on Sunday: South Korea ministry

January 20, 2018 - 7:56am
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a delegation to South Korea on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics, pushing the visit back a day after earlier cancelling it, South Korea's Unification Ministry has said.
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Britain able to have bespoke deal with EU: Macron

January 20, 2018 - 7:07am
LONDON (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday Britain would be able to have a bespoke deal with the European Union after Brexit, one of Prime Minister Theresa May's objectives.
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North Korea says to send delegation to prep for Olympics on Sunday: South Korea ministry

January 20, 2018 - 6:32am
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a delegation to South Korea on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics, pushing the visit back a day after earlier cancelling it, South Korea's Unification Ministry said.
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U.S. government shuts down as Trump feuds with Democrats

January 20, 2018 - 5:21am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's most powerful government shut down on Saturday after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies, highlighting the country's deep political divisions.
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South Africa's ANC to force Zuma to quit as president: eNCA TV

January 20, 2018 - 4:38am
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) declined on Saturday to comment on a report its executive plans to force Jacob Zuma to quit as president, as its leaders gather to outline the party's program for the coming year.
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Myanmar finalizes Rohingya repatriation preparations as doubts mount

January 20, 2018 - 3:22am
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar was making final preparations to take back the first batch of Rohingya Muslims who had fled conflict in troubled Rakhine state, state media said on Saturday, despite growing doubts about the plan among refugees and in the United Nations.
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Twitter to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during U.S. elections

January 20, 2018 - 2:13am
(Reuters) - Twitter Inc , which is reviewing Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. elections, said on Friday it would notify some of its users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service.
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U.S. government shutdown begins as spending bill fails in Senate

January 20, 2018 - 1:04am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government officially shut down at midnight on Friday after Democrats and Republicans failed to reach a last-minute deal to fund its operations, divided in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security.
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Government shutdown looms as Senate short of votes for spending bill

January 20, 2018 - 12:21am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate was short of the votes needed to approve a bill to keep the federal government running as a midnight deadline loomed on Friday night, although high-level negotiations continued.
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U.S. government shutdown looms as Senate short of votes for spending bill

January 19, 2018 - 11:14pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate was short of the votes needed to approve a bill to keep the federal government running as a midnight deadline loomed on Friday night, but high-level negotiations continued.
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U.S. government shutdown looms, lawmakers in hectic negotiations

January 19, 2018 - 9:41pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers raced against the clock to avert a federal government shutdown on Friday but it was not clear if hectic negotiations would bring a deal before a midnight deadline.
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Facebook to prioritize 'trustworthy' news based on surveys

January 19, 2018 - 7:37pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will prioritize "trustworthy" news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday.
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In fight over Russia memo, Republicans have unusual ally

January 19, 2018 - 7:10pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers criticizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump's ties with Russia found themselves on Friday with an unusual - and perhaps unwelcome - ally.
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Trump administration says U.S. mistakenly backed China WTO accession in 2001

January 19, 2018 - 6:17pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States mistakenly supported China's membership of the World Trade Organization in 2001 on terms that have failed to force Beijing to open its economy, the Trump administration said on Friday as it prepares to clamp down on Chinese trade.
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With no deal in sight, Congress faces looming government shutdown

January 19, 2018 - 6:12pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress raced the clock to avoid a federal government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Friday after a meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer failed to produce a deal.
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In year of drama and chaos, Pence quietly advances conservative agenda

January 19, 2018 - 4:59pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the run-up to President Donald Trump’s decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Vice President Mike Pence, a conservative Christian who had long advocated for the move, did something he does only selectively: speak up.
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