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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest rose for a 13th consecutive month in May, government data showed on Friday, despite President Jair Bolsonaro’s deployment of the military to fight soaring environmental destruction in the region FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican-led U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee voted to require the Department of Defense to rename military bases named after Confederate generals, setting up a clash with President Donald Trump, who opposes that change and promised a veto. The committee approved the measure, proposed by Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, as an amendment
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Thursday condemned the U.S. military for the “provocative” flight of one of its aircraft over Chinese-claimed Taiwan, saying the move infringed upon China’s sovereignty and contravened international law. China considers democratically ruled Taiwan its own territory and one of its most sensitive diplomatic issues, regularly denouncing the United States for
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump ruled out renaming U.S. military bases that are named for Confederate leaders on Wednesday even as NASCAR banned the Confederate flag from its races and Democrats sought the removal from Capitol Hill of statues of people representing the pro-slavery South in the 1860s Civil War. With Americans more conscious
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of Republican lawmakers plans to unveil legislation this week to keep Americans from investing in foreign defense companies with ties to China’s military, according to a document seen by Reuters, the latest in a string of measures aimed at curbing U.S. funding for China-based firms. Representatives Mike Gallagher, Jim Banks
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said the military could deploy troops to Minneapolis “very quickly” to respond to violent protests in the aftermath of a police killing of an unarmed black man. The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked protests in several cities, some which have turned violent. Minnesota’s governor activated the
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ABUJA (Reuters) – The Nigerian military are unlawfully detaining boys and men at a rehabilitation centre for alleged members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Amnesty International said in a report released on Wednesday. In the latest allegations of rights abuses since Boko Haram began its insurgency in Nigeria’s northeast, Amnesty criticised Operation Safe
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak response with North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and Colorado Governor Jared Polis in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is mobilizing the U.S. military
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday authorized deployment of armed forces to fight destruction of the Amazon rainforest, giving them authority over environmental agencies in the region as military influence in the government grows. FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro gestures as he leaves Alvorada Palace, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s military said on Sunday that 15 of its men had died or been wounded in operations in the Sinai Peninsula recently, and that 126 suspected militants had been killed. The military publishes updates on its operations in Sinai every few months, without giving a specific time frame. The statement came three
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FILE PHOTO: A general view shows a new Orthodox cathedral dedicated to the Russian Armed Forces during construction works outside Moscow, Russia April 28, 2020. Sergei Kiselyov/Moscow News Agency/Handout via REUTERS MOSCOW (Reuters) – A grandiose mosaic depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and other high-ranking officials will not be put on display in a new
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil intends to activate the military to fight Amazon deforestation and fires, the country’s vice president said on Wednesday, as part of wider plans to protect the world’s largest rainforest where destruction surged last year. Vice President Hamilton Mourão said the country would invoke the same measure that permitted the military
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DUBAI (Reuters) – President Hassan Rouhani called on Iran’s armed forces on Friday to seek regional stability while maintaining vigilance against “provocations”, state TV reported, as a war of words with arch-enemy the United States escalated. FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a meeting, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in
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TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Forces aligned with Libya’s internationally recognised government said they had advanced on Saturday on Tarhouna, a key support base for their eastern-based rival Khalifa Haftar. The advance comes days after forces loyal to the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) had pushed back Haftar’s allies along the coast west of the capital,
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