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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Thursday with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, the White House said in a statement. The two leaders discussed Washington’s “continued support for the United Arab Emirates’ national defense, strengthening alliances in the region, and the...
BELFAST (Reuters) - A woman was killed after shots were fired during rioting in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry on Thursday that saw police attacked by petrol bombs and other missiles. After earlier appealing for calm when a number of shots were fired in the Irish nationalist Creggan area of the city,...
LIMA (Reuters) - Peru’s former president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head on Wednesday to avoid arrest in connection with alleged bribes from Brazilian builder Odebrecht, taking his own life, in the most dramatic turn yet in Latin America’s largest graft scandal. Garcia, a towering and charismatic figure who played a central...
JAKARTA (Reuters) - The prospect of another five years in office for President Joko Widodo cheered Indonesia’s financial markets on Thursday after unofficial election results indicated a comfortable win for the incumbent. The results from private pollsters based on counts of vote samples were in line with opinion polls that predicted a victory...
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - At least 60 people were killed in lightning strikes and by collapsing houses during a thunderstorm across northern and western India, state radio reported on Thursday quoting provincial officials. In Maharashtra state three people were killed in a temple when they were struck by lightning. Prime Minister...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Satellite images from last week show movement at North Korea’s main nuclear site that could be associated with the reprocessing of radioactive material into bomb fuel, a U.S. think tank said on Tuesday. Any new reprocessing activity would underscore the failure of a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump...
PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday that France would rebuild the fire-devastated Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, saying he hoped the work would be done in five years and the French people would pull together to repair their national symbol. Macron devoted a brief prime-time televised address to Monday’s catastrophic blaze...
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesians voted on Wednesday to pick a new president and parliament after a six-month campaign in the sprawling equatorial archipelago dominated by economic issues but also marked by the growing influence of conservative Islam. The eight-hour vote across a country that stretches more than 5,000 km (3,000 miles) from its...
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A small plane operated by a private airline in Nepal hit a parked helicopter on Sunday while preparing to take off in a mountainous area near Mount Everest, killing three people including a co-pilot, an airport official said. The Let L-410 aircraft crashed into the helicopter at Tenzing Hillary Airport at...
JAKARTA (Reuters) - More than 192 million Indonesians are eligible to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections on Wednesday after campaigns focused on the economy, but with political Islam looming large over the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation. President Joko Widodo, a former furniture salesman who launched his political career as a small-city mayor,...

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