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Algeria recalls ambassador to France for consultations

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ALGIERS, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Algeria has recalled its ambassador to France for consultations after what it called “irresponsible” comments attributed to French President Emmanuel Macron, Algeria’s presidency said on Saturday. “Following comments that several sources attributed to … Macron, Algeria expresses its categorical rejection of inadmissible interference in its......

EXCLUSIVE Some Afghan evacuees leaving military bases in U.S. before resettlement

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WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Something unexpected is happening at U.S. military bases hosting Afghan evacuees: Many hundreds of them are simply leaving before receiving U.S. resettlement services, two sources familiar with the data told Reuters. The number of “independent departures,” which top 700 and could be higher, has not......

U.N. aid chief to Ethiopia on famine in Tigray: ‘Get those trucks moving’

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The United Nations’ new Under-Secretary-General for humanitarian affairs Martin Griffiths addresses a news conference on the humanitarian crisis in Tigray after visiting the region, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 3, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo UNITED NATIONS, Sept 28 (Reuters) – United Nations aid chief Martin Griffiths said on Tuesday he......

EXCLUSIVE JPMorgan’s Dimon cautions a U.S. default would be ‘potentially catastrophic’

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Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, takes part in a panel discussion about investing in Detroit during a panel discussion at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) has......

Mexico to resume voluntary flights for migrants who want to return to Haiti

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Migrants from Haiti, who returned to the Mexican side of the border to avoid deportation, queue for breakfast at a shelter set by the National Migration Institute (INM) in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, September 25, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril MEXICO CITY, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Mexico’s government said on Sunday that it......

Sudan says it repelled attempted incursion by Ethiopian forces

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KHARTOUM, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Sudan’s military said on Sunday it had repelled an attempted incursion by Ethiopian forces in the border area between the two countries. The Ethiopian forces had been forced to retreat from the Umm Barakit area, a military statement said, without giving further details. The head......

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......

New demographic data shows continued divide at Amazon

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Sept 23 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) executives ranks remained largely white, although the share of non-white executives rose modestly, while minorities continued to account for most of its blue-collar workforce as the online retailer grew rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new company data. The disclosure made Amazon......

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......

U.S. court orders Facebook to release anti-Rohingya content records for genocide case

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Sept 23 (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge has ordered Facebook (FB.O) to release records of accounts connected to anti-Rohingya violence in Myanmar that the social media giant had shut down, rejecting its argument about protecting privacy as “rich with irony”. The judge in Washington, D.C, on Wednesday criticized Facebook......

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......

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......

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......

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.......

Turkish President Erdogan says to meet Greek PM in New York

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ANKARA, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that he would meet Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly next week in New York. The NATO members and regional rivals have been at odds over a host of maritime......

U.S. Capitol on high alert as pro-Trump demonstrators converge for rally

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A U.S. Capitol Police officer patrols the unscalable fence erected around the Capitol ahead of an expected rally Saturday in support of the Jan. 6 defendants in Washington, U.S. September 17, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Hundreds of police officers were patrolling around the U.S. Capitol on......

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......

Thousands of migrants camp under Texas bridge, food scarce

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CIUDAD ACUÑA, MEXICO, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Ernesto, a 31-year-old Haitian migrant, waded knee-deep through the Rio Grande river that separates the United States and Mexico. He was not heading to the United States, though. He was leaving a migrant encampment in Del Rio, Texas, on Thursday to slip back......

German police respond to synagogue threat, no injuries reported

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HAGEN, Germany, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Large numbers of armed police were deployed to protect a synagogue in western Germany on Wednesday evening after authorities said they had received information about a threat against it. A police officer on the scene said nobody had been hurt during the operation at......

California Governor Newsom defeats Republican recall effort

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SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 15 (Reuters) – California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday handily beat back a Republican campaign to oust him from office, sending a decisive message that voters in the deeply Democratic state supported his policies for tackling COVID-19, immigration and crime. Newsom, who won his first term in......

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