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In Honduras, parties flag fears of fraud ahead of pivotal vote

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TEGUCIGALPA, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Warnings of potential foul play are flying from all sides ahead of Sunday’s presidential election in Honduras, raising fears of possible disputes and unrest if leading challenger Xiomara Castro does not win by a clear margin. The charged political atmosphere reflects memories of the disputed......

Burkina Faso protest against militant violence turns violent

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OUAGADOUGOU, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Protesters burned tyres and pillaged a government building in Burkina Faso’s capital on Saturday after police fired tear gas to disperse a march against the state’s failure to stop a wave of violence by Islamist militants. Activist groups called for renewed protests in response to......

Spanish police march in Madrid to protest against ‘Gag Law’ reform

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MADRID, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Thousands of Spanish police officers marched through Madrid on Saturday to protest against a proposed reform of a security law which they say will hamper their ability to do their work. Politicians from Spain’s three main conservative parties joined police officers in the protest against......

Kurdish woman is first Channel victim to be named – BBC

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People light candles as they pay tribute to the 27 migrants who died when their dinghy deflated as they attempted to cross the English Channel, at the Richelieu Park in Dunkerque, France, November 25, 2021. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register LONDON, Nov 27......

Sudanese politicians released after beginning hunger strike

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A person wears a Sudanese flag during a protest, in Khartoum, Sudan, November 25, 2021. REUTERS/El Tayeb Siddig Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register CAIRO, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Sudan’s former minister of cabinet affairs Khalid Omer Yousif was released from detention along with others less than......

Blinken calls for speedy negotiations over Ethiopia military escalation

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers remarks during a meeting with Morocco’s Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita (not pictured) at the State Department in Washington, U.S., November 22, 2021. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register NAIROBI, Nov 27 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony......

U.S. says ‘all options’ on the table over Russian troop buildup near Ukraine

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A serviceman of the Ukrainian Armed Forces takes part in military drills at a training ground near the border with Russian-annexed Crimea in Kherson region, Ukraine, in this handout picture released by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine press service November 17, 2021. Press Service of General......

Iranian police clash with protesters after water shortage rallies

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Farmers work in a field as smoke from an oil refinery rises in the background, in Tehran, Iran June 3, 2021. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register DUBAI, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Iranian security forces used tear gas, batons......

Zelenskiy says Ukraine uncovers coup plot involving Russians; Kremlin denies role

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a news briefing following the Ukraine-EU summit in Kyiv, Ukraine October 12, 2021. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register Zelenskiy says plotters tried to rope in Ukraine’s richest man Tycoon Akhmetov: Zelenskiy’s statements are “absolute lie” Ukraine fully prepared......

Climate activists target Amazon depots in Britain on ‘Black Friday’

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Woman with smartphone is seen in front of displayed Amazon logo in this illustration taken, July 30, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register TILBURY, England, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Climate activists targeted 13 Amazon (AMZN.O) depots across Britain on “Black Friday” as part......

China asks Didi to delist from U.S. on data security fears – Bloomberg News

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SHANGHAI, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Chinese regulators have asked top executives of ride hailing giant Didi Global Inc (DIDI.N) to devise a plan to delist from the New York Stock Exchange due to concerns about data security, Bloomberg News reported. China’s tech watchdog wants the management to take the company......

Australia says China’s ‘alarming’ actions at odds with peaceful rhetoric

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Australian Minister of Defense Peter Dutton speaks during a news conference with Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (not pictured) at the State Department in Washington, U.S., September 16, 2021. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE......

Thousands protest in Sudan against deal between PM Hamdok and military

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KHARTOUM, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Sudanese protested in the streets of Khartoum and other cities on Thursday, keeping up the pressure on military leaders after they struck a deal to bring back a civilian prime minister deposed in a coup one month ago. Prominent political parties......

Australia considers diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics, report says

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Artists chat near a sign of Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, before an event marking the 100-day countdown to the opening of the Games, at the National Aquatics Centre, in Beijing, China November 24, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Suen Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register SYDNEY, Nov 25 (Reuters)......

At least five killed as huge explosion, gunfire rocks Somali capital

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MOGADISHU, Nov 25 (Reuters) – At least five people died and 23 others were injured after a huge explosion rocked Somalia’s capital Mogadishu early on Thursday, triggering a plume of smoke which rose from the blast site amid gunfire, according to officials and a Reuters witness. “So far we know......

United Nations calls for immediate end to fighting in Ethiopia

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BOGOTA, Nov 24 (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for an end to fighting in Ethiopia while in Colombia’s capital Bogota on Wednesday, urging Ethiopian leaders to follow the Andean country’s example of peace. Guterres, who was visiting Colombia to mark the five-year anniversary of the peace......

China regulator seeks to avoid U.S. delistings of Chinese firms

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A Chinese national flag flutters outside the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) building on the Financial Street in Beijing, China July 9, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Chinese authorities are working with U.S. counterparts to prevent Chinese......

Where is Zhang Gaoli? Chinese politician accused by tennis star Peng keeps out of sight

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BEIJING, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Even as Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai appeared on a video call with the Olympics chief, the former vice premier she accused of sexual assault has stayed silent and out of sight – maintaining the veil of secrecy that shrouds China’s political elite. Zhang Gaoli,......

Military moves in Ethiopia risk undermining progress toward peace talks -U.S. envoy

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U.N. Under-Secretary for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman speaks during a news conference in Colombo March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa said on Tuesday that “nascent progress” toward......

Apple files lawsuit against NSO Group, saying U.S. citizens were targets

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Nov 23 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said on Tuesday it has filed a lawsuit against Israeli cyber firm NSO Group and its parent company OSY Technologies for alleged surveillance and targeting of U.S. Apple users with its Pegasus spyware. The iPhone maker said it is also seeking to ban......

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