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BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) – Russia-backed Syrian forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt U.S. retreat from Syria on Monday, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the Turkish frontier less than 24 hours after Washington announced a full withdrawal. Washington’s Kurdish former allies said they invited in the government troops as an “emergency
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DUBAI (Reuters) – Agents of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have captured and returned to Iran an exiled journalist who allegedly fueled anti-government street unrest across the country early last year using social media, Iranian state television reported on Monday. Ruhollah Zam, a journalist-turned-activist who headed Amadnews with more 1 million followers on social media, was based
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LONDON (Reuters) – Climate change activists targeted London’s financial district on Monday blocking Bank junction, vowing a day of disruption for major institutions which they said were financing an environmental catastrophe. Extinction Rebellion protesters blocked the streets around Bank in the heart of the City of London. “The City of London is a preeminent nexus
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WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) – The United States said on Sunday it will withdraw its remaining 1,000 troops from northern Syria in the face of a Turkish offensive and Syria’s army struck a deal with Kurdish forces to redeploy along its border with Turkey, both major victories for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The developments illustrate Washington’s waning
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BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary’s opposition scored its biggest election victory in a decade on Sunday when liberal challenger Gergely Karacsony ousted ruling-party incumbent Istvan Tarlos as mayor of Budapest and opposition parties made gains in other major cities as well. Gergely Karacsony, opposition parties’ candidate delivers a statement after his victory after being elected Mayor
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BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungarian opposition challenger Gergely Karacsony looked on track to defeat ruling party incumbent Istvan Tarlos in the Budapest mayoral election on Sunday, preliminary results showed. With 74.4% of votes counted, Karacsony had 50.1% support compared with 44.8% for Tarlos according to data on the National Election Office website, putting the Hungarian opposition
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BEIRUT/QAMISHLI, Syria, (Reuters) – The Syrian government and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been holding negotiations with Russian participation, a Syrian Kurdish politician said on Sunday, expressing hope for a deal that would halt a Turkish attack. FILE PHOTO: Members of Syrian National Army, known as Free Syrian Army, wave as they drive
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(Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will speak to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker by the end of Monday to urge the leaders to support his Brexit deal, the Sunday Times. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson participates in an art class during his
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Four people were killed and 17 were missing after the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in decades paralyzed Tokyo, flooding rivers and putting millions under evacuation warning before plowing up the northeastern coast. A Shinkansen bullet train rail yard is seen flooded due to heavy rains caused by Typhoon Hagibis in
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FILE PHOTO: Deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party Nigel Dodds is seen outside the Houses of Parliament, as uncertainty over Brexit continues, in London, Britain April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – A mooted eleventh-hour solution to the Brexit deadlock cannot work because Northern Ireland must remain in a full United Kingdom customs
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States ramped up efforts on Friday to persuade Turkey to halt an escalating offensive in northern Syria against U.S.-backed Kurdish forces, saying Ankara was causing “great harm” to ties and could face potentially devastating sanctions. U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull back troops from Syria’s border with Turkey has
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