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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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

EU vows unity on Belarus as Poland flags more border incidents

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EU executive head announces new anti-trafficking steps Polish PM says diplomacy helping reduce migrant flows to Belarus More crossing attempts reported at the border WARSAW/STRASBOURG, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Thousands of people stranded on the European Union’s eastern border represent an attempt by Belarus to destabilize the bloc, rather than......

Former South Korean military dictator Chun Doo-hwan dies at 90

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SEOUL, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan, whose iron-fisted rule of the country following a 1979 military coup sparked massive democracy protests, died on Tuesday at the age of 90, the Yonhap news agency said. Chun had multiple myeloma, a blood cancer which was in remission,......

U.S. House panel probing Capitol riot subpoenas Roger Stone, Alex Jones

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Alex Jones of Infowars is followed by political operative Roger Stone (L) prior to the testimony of Google CEO Sundar Pichai at a House Judiciary Committee hearing “examining Google and its Data Collection, Use and Filtering Practices” on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Young Register now......

Around 35,000 protest against COVID restrictions in Brussels, police say

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BRUSSELS, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Around 35,000 people took to the streets in Brussels on Sunday to protest against restrictions imposed by the government in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, police said. There were some confrontations between demonstrators and police, with protesters throwing smoke bombs and fireworks, the newspaper......

Poland says Belarus border crisis may be prelude to “something worse”

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WARSAW/VILNIUS, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki warned on Sunday that the migrant crisis on the Belarus border may be a prelude to “something much worse”, and Poland’s border guard said Belarusian forces were still ferrying migrants to the frontier. The European Union accuses Belarus of flying......

Kremlin accuses West of artificially whipping up Ukraine tensions

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People remove debris inside a machine-building plant, which local workers said was damaged by recent shelling, in the rebel-controlled town of Yasynuvata (Yasinovataya) in the Donetsk region, Ukraine November 21, 2021. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register MOSCOW, Nov 21 (Reuters) – The Kremlin on......

Sudan military to reinstate ousted PM Hamdok after deal reached – Umma Party head

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Sudan’s then-Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, speaks during a Reuters interview in Khartoum, Sudan August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo KHARTOUM, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Sudan’s military plans to reinstate ousted Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok following an agreement reached in the late hours of Saturday, Fadlallah Burma Nasir, the head......

Yemen’s Houthis say they attacked Saudi cities, Aramco facilities

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Followers of the Houthi movement carry a mock drone during a rally held to mark the Ashura in Saada, Yemen September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Naif Rahma/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register CAIRO Nov 20 (Reuters) – Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Saturday it had fired......

Taliban to start paying overdue salaries of Afghan government workers

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KABUL, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s Taliban administration will begin paying the overdue salaries of government workers from Saturday, officials said. Thousands of Afghan government workers are owed at least three months of salary, one of the many crises faced by the Taliban since the Islamist movement took over the......

Poland reports fewer attempts to cross its border with Belarus

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WARSAW/BIALYSTOK, Poland, Nov 20 (Reuters) – The number of migrants trying to force their way into Poland from Belarus fell again on Friday after an apparent change in tack by Minsk that could help calm a crisis that has escalated into a major East-West confrontation. The Polish Border Guard said......

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