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CARACAS (Reuters) – Drones loaded with explosives detonated close to a military event where Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was giving a speech on Saturday, but he and the rest of the government escaped unharmed in what Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said was an “attack” against the leftist leader. Seven National Guard soldiers were injured, Rodriguez
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s new “nation-state” law has provoked anger among members of its most integrated minority, the Druze, prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to seek corrective legislation. Netanyahu has defended the law, which declares that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, from fierce criticism at home and abroad. But his
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(Reuters) – Russia is allowing thousands of fresh North Korean laborers into the country and granting new work permits in potential violation of U.N. sanctions, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Over 10,000 new North Korean workers have registered in Russia since September, the paper said (on.wsj.com/2KlfyJO), citing records from the Russian Interior Ministry.
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HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe police said three people were killed in Harare on Wednesday as soldiers dispersed stone-throwing opposition supporters who accused the ruling party of trying to rig Monday’s presidential election. The deployment of soldiers and their beating of unarmed protesters set back President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s efforts to shed Zimbabwe’s pariah status after decades
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – A possible meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is being complicated by “difficulties with matching their schedules”, RIA news agency said on Wednesday, citing a source in Russia’s foreign ministry. FILE PHOTO: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reacts ahead of a joint news conference
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – About 85 people were injured on Tuesday, some seriously, when an Aeromexico-operated (AEROMEX.MX) Embraer (EMBR3.SA) passenger jet crashed just after takeoff in Mexico’s state of Durango, but authorities said there were no fatalities. A person watches as smoke billows above a site where an Aeromexico-operated Embraer passenger jet crashed in Mexico’s
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(This July 29 story corrects paragraph 18 to show meeting was with Qatar officials) FILE PHOTO: Taliban walk as they celebrate ceasefire in Ghanikhel district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan June 16, 2018. REUTERS/Parwiz/File Photo By Jibran Ahmad and Abdul Qadir Sediqi PESHAWAR, Pakistan/KABUL (Reuters) – A meeting between a senior U.S. diplomat and Taliban representatives
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PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity slid to a fresh low following a scandal surrounding his former senior bodyguard, according to a wide-ranging survey on Sunday, countering a less damaging picture painted by other polls. French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a joint news conference with Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (not pictured)
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