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Turkey says condemns European rights body decision to put it on notice, vows to review ties

25 Apr 2017 | 5:40 PM

ANKARA, Apr 25 (Reuters) The Turkish foreign ministry today said it strongly condemned the "unjust decision" of a European rights body to put it on a monitoring watchlist, adding that Ankara was left with no choice but to reconsider its relations with the body.

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Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militants in Syria, Iraq's Sinjar

25 Apr 2017 | 5:19 PM

* At least 18 combatants, officials killed in air raids * Targeted Kurds key to US-led campaign vs.

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Pakistan Taliban target Shi'ite minority with roadside blast, kill 10

Pakistan Taliban target Shi'ite minority with roadside blast, kill 10

25 Apr 2017 | 4:52 PM

* Militants say targeted Shi'ite community * Bomb hits remote area near Afghanistan border * Device detonated remotely as minibus approached By Javed Hussain PARACHINAR, Pakistan, Apr 25 (Reuters) Pakistani Taliban militants today said they detonated a roadside bomb targeting members of the Shi'ite minority that killed at least 10 people travelling in a minibus, and wounded several more, in a remote northwestern region.

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Greek court rules against extradition of three Turkish soldiers

25 Apr 2017 | 4:42 PM

ATHENS, Apr 25 (Reuters) A Greek court ruled today against the extradition of three of eight Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece last July following a failed coup attempt against the Ankara government.

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Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militants in Syria, Iraq's Sinjar

Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militants in Syria, Iraq's Sinjar

25 Apr 2017 | 4:41 PM

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT, Apr 25 (Reuters) Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish militants in Iraq's Sinjar region and in northeastern Syria today, killing at least 18 fighters and officials in a widening campaign against groups affiliated with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

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Russia calls US allegation it arms Taliban unsubstantiated

25 Apr 2017 | 4:40 PM

MOSCOW, Apr 25 (Reuters) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today that a US allegation Moscow was supplying arms to Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan was unsubstantiated.

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Russia to supply breakaway Ukrainian region with power -official

25 Apr 2017 | 4:32 PM

MOSCOW, Apr 25 (Reuters) Russia will start providing power to the breakaway Ukrainian region of Luhansk after Kiev cut supplies, Interfax news agency cited Russia's envoy to the Ukraine peace talks, Boris Gryzlov, as saying on Tuesday.

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Air strike kills five in southern Libya's Sabha - medical source

25 Apr 2017 | 4:19 PM

BENGHAZI, Libya, Apr 25 (Reuters) An air strike on a prison has killed five people in a Libyan desert town where armed factions have been fighting along a strategic route from the southern border region to the capital Tripoli, a medical source said today.

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Drop 'tribal politics' - Britain's May takes election fight to Wales

25 Apr 2017 | 3:50 PM

By Elizabeth Piper LONDON, Apr 25 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May will call on voters today to drop the "tribal politics" of the past and back her plan for leaving the European Union, bringing her election message of "strong leadership" to Wales.

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Ivanka Trump rubs shoulders with Merkel, Lagarde at Berlin women's summit

Ivanka Trump rubs shoulders with Merkel, Lagarde at Berlin women's summit

25 Apr 2017 | 3:32 PM

BERLIN, Apr 25 (Reuters) Ivanka Trump arrived for a G20 women's summit today in Berlin, where she is due to discuss support for women entrepreneurs with the likes of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde.

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Spain arrests Moroccans suspected of links to Belgian Islamist attacks

Spain arrests Moroccans suspected of links to Belgian Islamist attacks

25 Apr 2017 | 3:18 PM

MADRID, Apr 25 (Reuters) Spanish police arrested eight people and raided 12 properties in Barcelona, in an operation against suspected Islamist militants carried out in conjunction with Belgian police, police said today.

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At least 18 Kurdish YPG members killed in Turkish air strikes in Syria - monitor

At least 18 Kurdish YPG members killed in Turkish air strikes in Syria - monitor

25 Apr 2017 | 3:06 PM

BEIRUT, Apr 25 (Reuters) At least 18 Kurdish YPG fighters and media officials were killed in Turkish air strikes on a headquarters of the militia in northeastern Syria today, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

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Russia restores MoU on Syria flight safety with US at Tillerson’s request : Izvestia

25 Apr 2017 | 2:32 PM

Moscow, Apr 25 (UNI) Russia has restored its 2015 memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Syrian air operations with the United States at the request of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Russian daily newspaper Izvestia reported, quoting a Russian Foreign Ministry source today.

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Azeri Absheron gas field could start production at end-2019

25 Apr 2017 | 2:21 PM

BAKU, Apr 25 (Reuters) Natural gas production at Azerbaijan's Absheron field in the Caspian Sea could begin in late 2019 or early 2020, an official at Azeri state energy company SOCAR said today.

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Spain police arrest eight suspected of Islamist militant activity

25 Apr 2017 | 2:18 PM

MADRID, Apr 25 (Reuters) Spanish police in the northeastern city of Barcelona have arrested eight people and raided 12 properties in a sweeping operation against Islamist militants, police said today.

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Japan's ruling party heavyweight to attend China's New Silk Road summit

25 Apr 2017 | 2:00 PM

By Linda Sieg and Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO, Apr 25 (Reuters) The secretary-general of Japan's ruling party said today he will attend China's New Silk Road summit in May, a sign Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to improve ties with Beijing amid tensions over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes.

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German foreign minister calls Netanyahu threat to cancel meeting 'regrettable'

German foreign minister calls Netanyahu threat to cancel meeting 'regrettable'

25 Apr 2017 | 1:46 PM

BERLIN/JERUSALEM, Apr 25 (Reuters) German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said today it would be "regrettable" if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called off a meeting between the two in Israel, as he threatened to do if the foreign minister met with an Israeli rights group.

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Somalia executes four it says were al Shabaab fighters behind 2016 attack

25 Apr 2017 | 1:45 PM

MOGADISHU, Apr 25 (Reuters) A military court in Somalia has executed four men it said were fighters belonging to al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab who were behind a 2016 attack that killed 80 people, a military officer said today.

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European shares firm as earnings, M&A back in play

25 Apr 2017 | 1:24 PM

LONDON, Apr 25 (Reuters) Deal-making and earnings underpinned European stock markets on Tuesday as focus shifted back to fundamentals and away from politics, for now.

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SKorea confirms North Korean live-fire drill on army anniversary

25 Apr 2017 | 12:51 PM

SEOUL, Apr 25 (Reuters) South Korea confirmed today that North Korea was carrying out a large-scale live-fire drill in areas around the city of Wonsan.

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Taiwan eyes UN health meet, risks setback in China ties

25 Apr 2017 | 12:49 PM

TAIPEI, Apr 25 (Reuters) Taiwan faces a more complicated task this year in seeking to attend a UN health agency meeting than it has in the past, a senior official said today, as the self-ruled island braces for another setback in ties with rival China.

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Ukraine cuts power supply to separatist region, blaming unpaid debts

25 Apr 2017 | 12:46 PM

KIEV, Apr 25 (Reuters) Ukraine's national power company said today it had cut electricity to parts of an eastern region controlled by pro-Russian separatists because they had run up large debts.

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Japan's ruling party heavyweight to attend China's New Silk Road summit

25 Apr 2017 | 12:42 PM

By Linda Sieg and Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO, Apr 25 (Reuters) The secretary-general of Japan's ruling party said today he will attend China's New Silk Road summit in May, a sign Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to improve ties with Beijing amid tensions over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes.

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Hungarian ruling party lawmaker charged with graft -prosecutors

25 Apr 2017 | 12:39 PM

BUDAPEST, Apr 25 (Reuters) Hungarian prosecutors said today they had charged ruling Fidesz party lawmaker Roland Mengyi and six others with attempted misappropriation of public funds and abuse of the powers of his office.

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Asia stocks near 2-year high, euro steady as French vote lifts mood

25 Apr 2017 | 12:30 PM

By Nichola Saminather SINGAPORE, April 25 (Reuters) Asian equities hit a near two-year high on Tuesday, buoyed by a jump in risk appetite following the centrist victory in the first round of the French presidential election that also lifted the euro and pressured safe-haven assets.

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Roadside bomb kills at least 10 people in minibus, Pakistan official says

25 Apr 2017 | 11:55 AM

PARACHINAR, Pakistan Apr 25 (Reuters) A remote-controlled roadside bomb targeting a minibus killed at least 10 people and wounded several others today in Pakistan's remote northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan, an official in the region said.

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At least 10 in minibus killed by roadside bomb Pakistan, official says

At least 10 in minibus killed by roadside bomb Pakistan, official says

25 Apr 2017 | 11:52 AM

PARACHINAR, Pakistan Apr 25 (Reuters) A remote-controlled roadside bomb targeting a minibus killed at least 10 people and wounded several others in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan today, an official in the region said.

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Oslo, London lead push for greener transport-study

25 Apr 2017 | 11:41 AM

By Alister Doyle and Eric Auchard OSLO/FRANKFURT, Apr 25 (Reuters) Oslo, London and Amsterdam are leading a shift by major cities to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from transport, helped by new technologies that will curb climate change and reduce air pollution, a study showed today.

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Kenya bus, tanker crash kills 24 - police

25 Apr 2017 | 11:38 AM

MOMBASA, Kenya, Apr 25 (Reuters) A crash between a passenger bus and a tanker ferrying cooking oil has killed 24 people along the main highway connecting Kenya's capital, Nairobi, and the port city of Mombasa, police said today.

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AT LEAST 10 PEOPLE KILLED BY BOMB BLAST TARGETING MINIBUS IN NORTHWEST PAKISTAN - OFFICIAL

25 Apr 2017 | 11:07 AM

REUTERS PS ADG 1108

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