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US migrant camp closed as Haitians migrants shunted far away

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DEL RIO, Texas, Sept 24 (Reuters) – An impromptu border camp has been emptied of thousands of Haitian migrants, a county judge in Texas said on Friday, as U.S. deportation flights and transport to Mexico has closed a chapter that has roiled U.S. politics over the past week. Val Verde......

Abortion providers ask U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in challenge to Texas law

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Sept 23 (Reuters) – Abortion providers in Texas on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene on an urgent basis in their challenge to a state law imposing a near-total ban on abortion. The providers asked the justices to hear their case before lower courts have finished ruling on......

U.S. envoy resigns over expulsions to Haiti from Texas camp

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CIUDAD ACUNA, Sept 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. envoy to Haiti dramatically resigned on Thursday in a letter that excoriated Washington for deporting hundreds of migrants to the crisis-engulfed Caribbean nation from a border camp in recent days. The resignation was confirmed by a senior official at the U.S. State......

Some Haitians at U.S. border released, others deported as pressure builds on Biden

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CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Amid deteriorating conditions in migrant camps on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. authorities on Wednesday tried to deal with thousands of the mostly Haitian migrants that have gathered, releasing some in south Texas while deporting others on flights. Wade McMullen, an......

South Korea foreign minister says to meet Japan counterpart on Thursday

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South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong speaks during a joint announcement with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, March 25, 2021. Ahn Young-joon/Pool via REUTERS WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong said he would meet his Japanese counterpart......

At U.N., Biden promises ‘relentless diplomacy,’ defense of democracy

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UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden mapped out a new era of vigorous competition without a new Cold War despite China’s ascendance during his first United Nations address on Tuesday, promising military restraint and a robust fight against climate change. The United States will help resolve......

Russia was behind Litvinenko assassination, European court finds

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European court says Lugovoy and Kovtun carried out 2006 killing Court endorses British inquiry findings “No serious attempt” by Moscow to refute British findings Both men, and Russia, have always denied any involvement Court awards Litvinenko’s widow 100,000 euros in damages LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The European Court of......

Sudan thwarts attempted coup, situation under control, army says

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Sudan’s ousted President Omar al-Bashir is seen inside the defendant’s cage during his and some of his former allies trial over the 1989 military coup that brought the autocrat to power in 1989, at a courthouse in Khartoum, Sudan September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo KHARTOUM, Sept 21 (Reuters)......

White House condemns border guard use of whip-like cord against Haitian migrants

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CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico, Sept 20 (Reuters) – The White House on Monday criticized the use of horse reins to threaten Haitian migrants after images circulated of a U.S. border guard on horseback charging at migrants near a riverside camp in Texas. The mostly Haitian migrants in recent days have been......

Lawsuits against doctor to test constitutionality of Texas abortion law

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Sept 20 (Reuters) – A San Antonio physician who announced he gave an abortion to a woman in defiance of a new Texas law was sued in Texas state court on Monday by two plaintiffs from other states who want to test the law’s constitutionality. Alan Braid said in an......

Rwandan court finds ‘Hotel Rwanda’ film hero guilty in terrorism case

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KIGALI, Sept 20 (Reuters) – A Rwandan court on Monday found Paul Rusesabagina, a one-time hotel manager portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood film about the 1994 genocide, guilty of being part of a group responsible for terrorist attacks. Judges were still going through a number of other accusations......

Russian pro-Putin party wins majority after crackdown; foes cry foul

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Partial results suggest emphatic United Russia win Pre-vote crackdown crushed Kremlin critics Critics allege widespread fraud, authorities deny Watchdog recorded numerous violations MOSCOW, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Russia’s ruling United Russia party, which supports President Vladimir Putin, retained its parliamentary majority after an election and a sweeping crackdown on its......

U.S. removing migrants from Texas border camp, begins flights to Haiti

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DEL RIO, Texas/CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico, Sept 19 (Reuters) – U.S. border agents are removing groups of mostly Haitian migrants from a large makeshift camp they had set up after wading across the Rio Grande separating Mexico and the United States, as the first repatriation flight arrived in Haiti on Sunday.......

Thousands march for LGBTQ+ rights in Ukraine despite some opposition

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KYIV, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Thousands of people including soldiers and diplomats marched peacefully through the Ukrainian capital on Sunday in an annual gay pride parade despite some opposition to an event called off last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Organisers said about 7,000 attended the Equality March this......

Hong Kong opposition trade union group to disband

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HONG KONG, Sept 19 (Reuters) – A Hong Kong opposition trade union coalition, the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, said on Sunday it would disband, adding to several civil society organisations that have ceased operating in the financial hub this year. The organisation passed a motion last week to......

Hong Kong’s first ‘patriots-only’ election kicks off

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A general view of skyline buildings, in Hong Kong, China July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu HONG KONG, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Fewer than 5,000 Hong Kong people from mostly pro-establishment circles vote on Sunday for candidates vetted as loyal to Beijing, who will pick the city’s next China-backed leader. Pro-democracy......

Navalny allies accuse YouTube, Telegram of censorship in Russian election

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MOSCOW, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s allies accused YouTube and Telegram of censorship on Saturday after the video platform and messaging app restricted access to their anti-government voting recommendations for Russia’s parliamentary election. Navalny’s allies already accused Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Google and Apple of buckling under Kremlin......

Over 10,000 mostly Haitian migrants sleeping under Texas bridge, more expected

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CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Haitians made up most of the over 10,000 migrants sleeping on the ground and desperate for food in a squalid camp under a bridge in southern Texas on Friday, in a growing humanitarian and political challenge for U.S. President Joe Biden. The Haitians......

Pentagon says Kabul drone strike killed 10 civilians in ‘tragic mistake’

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WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – The U.S. military said on Friday that a drone strike in Kabul last month killed as many 10 civilians, including seven children, and it apologized for what the Pentagon said was a tragic mistake. Senior U.S. officers had said the Aug. 29 strike that took......

Tunisian lawmaker detained trying to attend own court hearing

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TUNIS, Sept 17 (Reuters) – An opposition member of parliament in Tunisia was detained on Friday when he tried to attend a court hearing against himself, his lawyer said, adding to concern for human rights after the president seized extra powers in July. Saif Eddine Makhlouf, a leader of the......

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