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  • Japan's Abe set to bring telegenic son of popular ex-PM into cabinet: media
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) talks with his party's lawmaker Shinjiro Koizumi, son of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, at the party lawmakers' meeting after the dissolution of the lower house was announced at the Parliament in Tokyo, Japan on September 28, 2017. (REUTERS File Photo)   TOKYO, September 10 (Reuters): Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will draft the son of former premier Junichiro Koizumi into his cabinet and keep allies in key posts in a
  • 'Will we eat democracy?' - Tunisians frustrated as elections approach
    A man fills containers with water from a well, which are transported home on his donkey in Oued al-Berber, Tunisia on September 4, 2019. (REUTERS Photo)   FERNANA, Tunisia, September 10 (Reuters): As he watched a campaign bus pull into town plastered with slogans and posters for one of the 26 candidates for president, Mondher Jawad slapped his hands with fury while the woman next to him shouted abuse at the candidate's staff.   "Democracy means nothing to us," sai
  • Ivory Coast town sinking underwater as coastal erosion advances
    Elders stand next to a graveyard that has been ravaged by the encroaching sea at Lahou Kpanda village in Grand-Lahou, southern Ivory Coast on August 9, 2019. (REUTERS File Photo)   LAHOU-KPANDA, Ivory Coast, September 10 (Reuters): The village of Lahou-Kpanda is sinking. In the past 30 years, residents of the once-thriving historic town 140 km southwest of the Ivorian capital Abidjan have seen their prison, hospital and school be subsumed by the waters.   Som
  • New EU executive line-up to tackle climate change, digital challenges
    European Commission's president-designate Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a news conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on September 10. (REUTERS Photo)     BRUSSELS, September 10 (Reuters): The incoming head of the EU executive named her 27-strong team on Tuesday, promising it would focus on addressing changes in climate, technology and demography that are generating anxiety in communities across the 28-member bloc.   Ge
  • Turkey says U.S. stalling on Syria 'safe zone', will act alone if needed
    Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu is seen during a preparatory meeting for the GCC, Arab and Islamic summits in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on May 29, 2019. (REUTERS File Photo)     ISTANBUL/ANKARA, September 10 (Reuters): Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday that Washington is stalling in its agreement to create a "safe zone" in northeast Syria, and repeated that Ankara was ready to act on its own if necessary to push back Kurdish
  • North Korea says it will resume talks but adds pressure with new launches
    A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva on October 2, 2014. (REUTERS File Photo)     SEOUL, September 10 (Reuters): North Korea fired a new round of short-range projectiles on Tuesday, South Korean officials said, only hours after it signalled a new willingness to resume stalled denuclearisation talks with the United States.   The launches were detected early in the morning by the South Korean military, which s
  • Hong Kong leader warns against interference, escalation of violence
    Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a news conference in Hong Kong, China on September 10. (REUTERS Photo)   HONG KONG, September 10 (Reuters): Interference by foreign parliaments in Hong Kong's affairs is deeply regrettable, the leader of the Chinese-ruled city said on Tuesday, adding that an escalation of violence cannot solve social issues in the Asian financial hub.   The city's Beijing-backed leader, Carrie Lam, was speaking after another weekend o
  • British PM Johnson tells parliament: You can tie my hands, but I will not delay Brexit
    Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks after Britain’s parliament voted on whether to hold an early general election, in Parliament in London, Britain on September 10, in this still image taken from Parliament TV footage. (REUTERS Photo)   LONDON, September 10 (Reuters): Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he would not request an extension to Brexit, hours after a law came into force demanding that he delay Britain's departure from the E
  • Algerian PM Bedoui to resign, paving way for vote: sources
    Noureddine Bedoui speaks during a joint news conference in Algiers, Algeria on March 14, 2019. (REUTERS File Photo)     ALGIERS, September 10 (Reuters): Algerian Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui will resign soon to facilitate the holding of elections this year that the army sees as the only way to end a standoff over months of protests, two senior sources told Reuters on Tuesday.   Bedoui's departure is a major demand of protesters, who in April forced lon
  • Erdogan says Turkey cannot handle new migrant wave from Syria
    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a ceremony in Malatya, Turkey on September 8, 2019. (REUTERS Photo)     ANKARA, September 10 (Reuters): Turkey cannot handle a new wave of migrants from northern Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, adding that Ankara and Washington needed to establish a "safe zone" in the region as soon as possible.   The NATO allies have agreed to establish a safe zone in northeast Syria along Turkey's
  • Kremlin plays down media reports of U.S. spy in Russian president's office
    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting in Moscow, Russia on May 24, 2017. (REUTERS File Photo)     MOSCOW, September 10 (Reuters): The Kremlin on Tuesday played down U.S. media reports of a CIA spy inside Russia's presidential administration, calling them "pulp fiction", but said a low-level official who Russian media suggested was the agent had worked there before being fired.   CNN reported on Monday that the United States had succes
  • Pakistan warns of 'genocide' in Kashmir, sees no talks with India
    Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi addresses the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland on September 10. (REUTERS Photo)   GENEVA, September 10 (Reuters): Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told the top United Nations human rights forum on Tuesday that India's "illegal military occupation" of the Muslim-majority territory of Kashmir raises the spectre of "genocide".   India revoked the autonomy of the disputed Hima
  • British PM Johnson tells parliament: You can tie my hands, but I will not delay Brexit
    Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen after BritainÕs parliament voted on whether to hold an early general election, in Parliament in London, Britain, September 10, 2019, in this still image taken from Parliament TV footage. Parliament TV via REUTERS   LONDON, September 10 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he would not request an extension to Brexit, hours after a law came into force demanding that he delay Britain's departure from the Eur
  • North Korea fires 2 projectiles after offering talks with US
    People watch a TV showing a file image of an unspecified North Korea's missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. North Korea launched at least two unidentified projectiles toward the sea on Tuesday, South Korea's military said, hours after the North offered to resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States but warned its dealings with Washington may end without new U.S. proposals. The sign reads " North Korea laun
  • With eye on 2020, Trump touts Republican in North Carolina special election
    U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a presentation ceremony of the Medal of Valor and heroic commendations to civilians and police officers who responded to mass shootingsin Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, US on September 9. (REUTERS Photo)     WASHINGTON, September 9 (Reuters): U.S. President Donald Trump is going all-out to try to keep a district of North Carolina in the Republican co
  • Mauritius says Pope visit supports claim to Chagos Islands
    Pope Francis celebrates a mass at the monument to Mary, Queen of Peace in Port Louis, Mauritius on September 9. (REUTERS Photo)   PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, September 9 (Reuters): Authorities in Mauritius cast remarks from Pope Francis during a visit on Monday as a boost for their claim to a chain of islands held by Britain, including one rented to the United States for the Diego Garcia air base.   Pope Francis wrapped up a trip to Africa that also included
  • British PM's office says Brexit will happen on Oct. 31, 'no ifs or buts'
    Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks next to Ireland's Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar in Dublin, Ireland on September 9. (REUTERS Photo)   LONDON, September 9 (Reuters): A bill demanding that Prime Minister Boris Johnson delay Britain's withdrawal from the EU on Oct. 31 if he cannot get a divorce deal became law on Monday but his office insisted that Brexit would happen by that date, "no ifs and buts".   Parliament was also li
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit Brazil in November for BRICS summit
    Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the session 3 on women's workforce participation, future of work, and ageing societies at the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 29, 2019. (REUTERS File Photo)     SAO PAULO, September 9 (Reuters): Brazil's Vice President Hamilton Mourao said on Monday that Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Brazil in November, as the two nations seek to strengthen political and economic ties at a time of global trade tensions.   The
  • North Korea willing to resume talks with U.S. in late September: KCNA
    U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un meet at the start of their summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore on June 12, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)     SEOUL, September 9 (Reuters): North Korea is willing to restart talks with the United States in late September over its nuclear programme, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Monday, following a protracted deadlock since a failed summit in February.  
  • Malaria can be eradicated by 2050, say global experts
    An Anopheles stephensi mosquito obtains a blood meal from a human host through its pointed proboscis in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters on November 23, 2015. (REUTERS File Photo)   San Francisco, September 9 (REUTERS): Malaria can be eradicated within a generation, global health experts have said.   In a major report on Sunday, 41 specialists said a future free of malaria - one of the world's oldest and deadliest diseases - can be achieved as early