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Turkey and West climb down from brink of biggest diplomatic crisis

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Erdogan summoned Cabinet to discuss expelling 10 envoys They had sought release of philanthropist Osman Kavala Expulsions would have opened wide rift with the West Erdogan says U.S. and other envoys ‘stepped back’ ISTANBUL, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Turkey and its Western allies climbed down from a full-blown diplomatic crisis......

Hosting Emirati general, Israel sees airpower cooperation

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Emirati and Israeli flags fly upon the arrival of Israeli and U.S. delegates at Abu Dhabi International Airport, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Christopher Pike/File Photo JERUSALEM, Oct 25 (Reuters) – The chief of the United Arab Emirates Air Force visited Israel on Monday on what......

Algeria to end gas supplies to Morocco; supply Spain directly -sources

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The logo of the state energy company Sonatrach is pictured at the headquarters in Algiers, Algeria November 25, 2019. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina/File Photo Agreement expires on Oct. 31 Algeria is Spain’s largest gas supplier LONDON/ALGIERS, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Algeria, which has cut off diplomatic ties with Morocco, will stop supplying......

U.S. to outline Nov. 8 international travel reopening, vaccination rules

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A U.S. flag is reflected on the floor as passengers make their way through Reagan National Airport in Washington, U.S., July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) – The Biden administration plans to unveil on Monday its detailed rules requiring nearly all foreign air visitors to be......

UK’s Johnson says “touch and go” whether COP26 secures agreements needed

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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to the media as he visits at a COVID-19 vaccination centre at Little Venice Sports Centre, in London, Britain October 22, 2021. Matt Dunham/Pool via REUTERS LONDON, Oct 25 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday it was “touch and go”......

UN warns world ‘way off track’ as greenhouse gases soar

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Carbon dioxide levels hit new record in 2020 Rate of increase exceeds 2011-2020 average WMO report flags concerns about carbon sinks GENEVA, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record in 2020, the U.N. weather agency said on Monday, warning that the world was “way off track”......

China will uphold world peace, Xi says, despite others’ concerns

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BEIJING, Oct 25 (Reuters) – President Xi Jinping vowed on Monday that China would always uphold world peace and international rules, amid concerns expressed by the United States and other countries over the nation’s increasing assertiveness globally. The comments come after Taiwan said this month that military tension with China......

Croatia’s right-wing eurosceptics seek referendum on euro adoption

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Euro currency bills are pictured at the Croatian National Bank in Zagreb, Croatia, May 21, 2019. Picture taken May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic/File Photo ZAGREB, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Croatia’s conservative and eurosceptic party Hrvatski Suverenisti (Croatian Sovereignists) began a two-week drive on Sunday to collect signatures in a bid......

Ethiopia conducts air strike in western part of Tigray region, spokesperson says

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ADDIS ABABA, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Ethiopia conducted an air strike on Sunday in the western part of the Tigray region that hit a training site of the rebellious Tigrayan forces and an arms depot, government spokesperson Legesse Tulu told Reuters. It was not immediately possible to verify the claim......

Israeli official says reopening of U.S. Palestinian mission in Jerusalem may not happen

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An American flag flutters at the premises of the former United States Consulate General in Jerusalem March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad JERUSALEM, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Israel’s deputy foreign minister said on Sunday that the Biden administration may shelve its plan to reopen a U.S diplomatic mission for Palestinians in......

UK plans 8 billion pounds of extra health and education spending

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Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak meets U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (not pictured), in London, Britain June 3, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo Health ministry to receive 5 bln stg over 3 years for R&D Further education to get 3 billion pound boost Billions more for foreign investors, regional......

EXCLUSIVE Italy and UniCredit close to ending talks over MPS sale-sources

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Banca Monte dei Paschi’s headquarters in Siena, Italy, October 27, 2017. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/File Photo Agreed to exclusive talks on July 29 Fail to bridge gap over MPS’ recapitalisation needs Framework studied for UniCredit could apply in standalone plan LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Italy’s government and UniCredit (CRDI.MI) are preparing......

Turkey’s Erdogan orders 10 ambassadors declared ‘persona non grata’

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, October 20, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde ISTANBUL, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he had ordered the foreign ministry to declare 10 ambassadors — including from the United States, Germany and France — ‘persona non grata’ for calling for the release......

Ex-Giuliani associate Parnas found guilty of violating U.S. campaign finance law

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NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Reuters) – A federal jury on Friday convicted Lev Parnas, a one-time associate of Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, of violating U.S. campaign finance laws during the 2018 elections. Parnas, a Ukraine-born American businessman and his former associate Igor Fruman were accused of soliciting......

Turkey’s Halkbank can be prosecuted over Iran sanction violations, U.S. appeals court rules

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Mekelle struck, residents flee Amhara as Ethiopia battle intensifies

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Members of Amhara special forces stand guard on the Ethiopia-Eritrean border near the town of Humera, Ethiopia July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer Friday’s strike hits university campus, say humanitarian sources Fourth day of aerial bombardments in city of Mekelle Air campaign comes amid heavy fighting in Amhara region Nearly a year......

Mass protests held in Sudan against prospect of military rule

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KHARTOUM, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Huge crowds of people marched in several parts of the Sudanese capital and other cities on Thursday in demonstrations against the prospect of military rule, as the crisis in the country’s troubled transition from authoritarian rule deepened. The military has shared power with civilian parties......

Biden says United States would come to Taiwan’s defense

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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks briefly with reporters after participating in a ceremony for state and national Teachers of the Year at the White House in Washington, U.S. October 18, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo Biden says U.S. has “commitment” to defend Taiwan White House says no change in policy on......

WHO issues plan to prevent sexual abuse after Congo scandal

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WHO management plan aims to prevent further misconduct Tedros vows “profound transformation of WHO’s culture” Donors call for external probe leading to further scrutiny GENEVA, Oct 21 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization issued its plan on Thursday to prevent any further misconduct by aid workers deployed in its field......

Stock futures dip slightly after S&P 500 hits new record close

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A specialist trader works inside a booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, October 6, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Stock futures dipped slightly in overnight trading Thursday after the S&P 500......

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