Kuwait could pay up to $60,000 for party at Trump Hotel in Washington

Reuters World News - 43 min 20 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Kuwaiti government could pay up to $60,000 to President Donald Trump's hotel in Washington for a party on Saturday that will be an early test of Trump's promise to turn over profits from such events to the U.S. Treasury.
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One dead after man drove into crowd in German town

Reuters World News - 56 min 34 sec ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - A 73-year-old German man died in hospital after being seriously injured when a man drove into a crowd outside a bakery in the southwestern town of Heidelberg on Saturday, police and prosecutors said in a joint statement.
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Bombings, air strikes in Syria rattle Geneva peace talks

Reuters World News - 1 hour 20 min ago
GENEVA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government and opposition delegates to peace talks in Geneva on Saturday warned of the impact on negotiations after a day of violence in Syria that included jihadist suicide bombings and missile strikes by the air force.
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Czech Finance Minister retains party leadership, vows to cut taxes

Reuters World News - 1 hour 27 min ago
PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babis got re-elected on Saturday as chairman of the ANO party which he founded and vowed to cut taxes after the autumn general elections that his party is projected to win.
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North Korea evades sanctions with network of overseas companies: U.N. report

Reuters World News - 1 hour 51 min ago
(Reuters) - North Korea is evading international sanctions with a sophisticated network of overseas companies, enabled partly by its continued access to the international banking system, says a forthcoming United Nations report seen by Reuters.
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Malaysia to sweep Kuala Lumpur airport for toxic chemicals after Kim Jong Nam murder

Reuters World News - 2 hours 3 min ago
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia will sweep one of the terminals at Kuala Lumpur international airport for toxic chemicals after Kim Jong Nam was murdered there with a nerve agent last week, as authorities said they would issue an arrest warrant if a North Korean diplomat wanted over the death did not come forward.
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Iraqi forces push deeper into western Mosul as civilians flee

Reuters World News - 4 hours 35 min ago
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul on Saturday, advancing in several populated southern districts after punching through the defenses of Islamic State's last major urban stronghold in Iraq a day earlier.
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Philippine leader's opponents turn historic event into protest march

Reuters World News - 4 hours 44 min ago
MANILA (Reuters) - Supporters and opponents of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte turned a traditional celebration of the 1986 "People Power" uprising into demonstrations for and against his bloody war on drugs.
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France's Hollande fires back at Trump over Paris comments

Reuters World News - 7 hours 18 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande fired back at Donald Trump on Saturday after the U.S. president remarked in a speech that a friend thought "Paris is no longer Paris" after attacks by Islamist militants.
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Iran plans to buy Kazakh uranium ore, seek Russia help to make nuclear fuel

Reuters World News - 8 hours 58 min ago
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran plans to buy 950 tonnes of uranium ore from Kazakhstan over three years and expects to get Russian help in producing nuclear fuel, its top nuclear official said in remarks published on Saturday.
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Saudi foreign minister makes rare visit to Baghdad

Reuters World News - 11 hours 35 sec ago
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir made a rare visit to Baghdad on Saturday, meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the premier's media office said.
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Merkel says, on NATO spending target, commitments have to be met

Reuters World News - 11 hours 19 min ago
STRALSUND, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that Germany needed to fulfill its commitment to boost defense spending to meet NATO's target of 2 percent of gross domestic product.
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Turkish PM seeks votes for 'strong, stable' Turkey in April referendum

Reuters World News - 12 hours 17 min ago
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's prime minister called on the public on Saturday to back constitutional change that would greatly strengthen President Tayyip Erdogan's powers, portraying the reform as a vote for stability at the start of campaigning ahead of an April referendum.
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U.N. chief urges Burundi parties to participate in peace talks

Reuters World News - 13 hours 32 sec ago
NAIROBI (Reuters) - The United Nations has called on political parties in Burundi to commit fully to peace talks to resolve a two-year old political crisis in the east African nation.
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Out of the shadows: Manila's meth dealers back on the streets as cops pull back

Reuters World News - 14 hours 5 min ago
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs had until three weeks ago driven the trade in crystal methamphetamine underground, according to residents and drug users in some of the slum areas of the nation's capital city.
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First planned North Korea-U.S. contact in Trump administration canceled: WSJ

Reuters World News - Sat, 2017-02-25 04:53
SEOUL (Reuters) - Plans for the first contact between North Korea and the United States after President Donald Trump took office were canceled after the U.S. State Department denied a visa for the top envoy from Pyongyang, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.
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Chemical weapon VX nerve agent killed North Korean leader's half brother: Malaysian police

Reuters World News - Sat, 2017-02-25 00:46
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - VX nerve agent, a chemical the United Nations classifies as a weapon of mass destruction, was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a bizarre murder in Malaysia last week, police said on Friday.
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U.S. seeks extradition of ex-Guatemala officials on drug charges

Reuters World News - Sat, 2017-02-25 00:43
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - The United States will request the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti and a former cabinet minister on drug trafficking charges, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala said on Friday.
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In push to reclaim Raqqa, Trump's choices range from bad to worse

Reuters World News - Sat, 2017-02-25 00:11
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's push against Islamic State in Syria could present him with an unenviable choice: Alienate NATO ally Turkey by relying on Kurdish fighters or adopt a plan that may slow the assault and require many more U.S. combat forces.
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If Trump imposes punitive tariffs, Europe must counter them: Merkel ally

Reuters World News - Sat, 2017-02-25 00:02
BERLIN (Reuters) - Europe should impose punitive tariffs on imports from the United States if President Donald Trump acts to shield U.S. industries from foreign competitors, a senior ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a newspaper interview.
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