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World

Anti-Trump rallies crop up again on 'Not My President's Day'

21 Feb 2017 | 2:27 AM

By Chris Francescani and Robert Chiarito NEW YORK/CHICAGO, Feb 20 (Reuters) Renewed protests against US President Donald Trump flared on the Presidents Day holiday today, with grassroots activists vowing to take to the streets in dozens of cities in "Not My President's Day" rallies.

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Italy's anti-discrimination chief quits after gay sex club scandal

21 Feb 2017 | 1:36 AM

ROME, Feb 20 (Reuters) The head of Italy's anti-discrimination office resigned today after accusations that government funds meant to promote diversity projects and tackle racism had been earmarked for gay sex clubs masquerading as cultural centres.

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Trump opponents protest outside UK parliament as lawmakers debate planned visit

21 Feb 2017 | 1:23 AM

By Alistair Smout and William James LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) Thousands of Donald Trump's opponents gathered outside the British parliament today to protest against a planned state visit while lawmakers debated whether the new US president should be given a lavish meeting with Queen Elizabeth.

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At least 5 killed in protests over Guinea teachers' strike

21 Feb 2017 | 12:21 AM

CONAKRY, Feb 20 (Reuters) At least five people were killed in Guinea's capital of Conakry today in protests sparked by a teacher's strike, the government said, reviving labour tensions in a country where previous strikes have led to dozens of deaths.

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Trump weighs security adviser options; Pence 'disappointed' by Flynn

21 Feb 2017 | 12:11 AM

By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton WEST PALM BEACH, Fla/BRUSSELS, Feb 20 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump considered his options for a new national security adviser today as his vice president, Mike Pence, said he had been disappointed by the actions of the man ousted from the job and supported his dismissal.

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Russia's Putin deeply upset by death of UN envoy Churkin -agencies cite Kremlin

20 Feb 2017 | 11:57 PM

MOSCOW, Feb 20 (Reuters) Russian President Vladimir Putin was deeply upset to learn of the death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, Russian news agencies cited Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying today.

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UN shocked by Russian envoy's death - TASS

20 Feb 2017 | 11:50 PM

MOSCOW, Feb 20 (Reuters) The United Nations is "shocked" by the sudden death of Russia's envoy to the world body, Vitaly Churkin, and has extended its condolences to Moscow, TASS news agency cited a representative for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as saying today.

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Russian envoy to UN, Vitaly Churkin, dies in New York - foreign ministry

20 Feb 2017 | 11:47 PM

MOSCOW, Feb 20 (Reuters) Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died in New York, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement today.

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Congo must investigate credible reports of atrocities - UN's Zeid

20 Feb 2017 | 11:47 PM

GENEVA, Feb 20 (Reuters) Democratic Republic of Congo must investigate "multiple, credible allegations of massive human rights violations" including summary executions by the armed forces, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein said today.

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Nepal to hold first local elections in 20 years - minister

20 Feb 2017 | 11:44 PM

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, Feb 20 (Reuters) Nepal will hold its first local elections in 20 years in May, a minister said today, an important milestone in its long and difficult transition to democracy that the government hopes will culminate in a general election.

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Iraqi forces reach vicinity of Mosul airport

20 Feb 2017 | 11:38 PM

BAGHDAD, Feb 20 (Reuters) US-backed Iraqi forces reached the vicinity of Mosul airport today after dislodging Islamic State fighters from a nearby hill, the Iraqi military said in a statement.

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First Tajikistan-Uzbekistan flight in 25 years cancelled

20 Feb 2017 | 11:38 PM

DUSHANBE, Feb 20 (Reuters) What would have been the first regular passenger flight from Tajikistan to Uzbekistan in a quarter of a century was cancelled abruptly today, leaving the ex-Soviet Central Asian nations' rapprochement in doubt.

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French police searching Le Pen's HQ over EU parliament jobs probe

20 Feb 2017 | 11:28 PM

PARIS, Feb 20 (Reuters) French police were searching the headquarters of Marine Le Pen's National Front party west of Paris today in relation to a probe into alleged misuse of European Union funds to pay parliamentary assistants, an FN official told Reuters.

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France to host Germany, Italy, Spain summit on March 6 to discuss EU - Hollande

20 Feb 2017 | 11:28 PM

PARIS, Feb 20 (Reuters) French President Francois Hollande said today there would be a summit in Versailles with the leaders of Germany, Italy and Spain on March 6 to prepare reforms for the European Union ahead of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.

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Trump supports free press but will call out false reports - Pence

20 Feb 2017 | 11:27 PM

BRUSSELS, Feb 20 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump believes in a free and independent press but he will not hesitate to point out flawed reporting, the US Vice President Mike Pence said today.

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Russia says Ukraine passport order complies with international law -RIA

20 Feb 2017 | 11:27 PM

MOSCOW, Feb 20 (Reuters) Russia's foreign ministry said today an order issued by President Vladimir Putin to recognise passports issued by rebels in eastern Ukraine was in line with international law, RIA news agency reported.

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Turkey dismisses 227 more judges, prosecutors in post-coup probe -AA

20 Feb 2017 | 11:27 PM

ANKARA, Feb 20 (Reuters) Turkey dismissed 227 more judges and prosecutors today as part of investigations into last July's failed coup, the state-run Anadolu agency said, meaning close to 4,000 members of the judiciary have now been purged.

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Ex-president's supporters arrested as tensions flare in Gambia

20 Feb 2017 | 11:26 PM

BANJUL, Feb 20 (Reuters) Gambian police said they arrested 51 people in a former stronghold of ex-president Yahya Jammeh for harassing followers of new leader Adama Barrow, amid lingering tensions following Jammeh's flight into exile.

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Trump wants NATO to step up defence spending by year-end, says Pence

20 Feb 2017 | 11:25 PM

BRUSSELS, Feb 20 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump expects by the end of the year "real progress" among NATO allies to step up their defence spending towards the minimum criteria of two percent of their economic output, Vice President Mike Pence said today.

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Poland starts tender talks for 16 army helicopters

20 Feb 2017 | 11:24 PM

WARSAW, Feb 20 (Reuters) Poland's defence ministry has started today tender negotiations with three firms to buy eight helicopters for special forces and a further eight anti-submarine choppers, the ministry said in a statement.

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Iraqi forces battle their way toward Mosul airport

20 Feb 2017 | 11:23 PM

* US-backed Iraqi forces want to turn airport into support base * US Defense Secretary arrives in Baghdad to assess operations * East Mosul captured in Jan; west Mosul offensive started Sunday * Force now advancing in sparsely populated areas south of city * Shi'ite cleric wants US forces to leave after Mosul Battle By Stephen Kalin and Maher Chmaytelli SOUTH OF MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq, Feb 20 (Reuters) US-backed Iraqi forces fought Islamic State fighters today to clear the way to Mosul's airport, on the second day of a ground offensive on the jihadists' remaining stronghold in the western side of the city.

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Pakistan cracks down in PM's heartland after series of attacks

20 Feb 2017 | 11:22 PM

By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan Feb 20 (Reuters) Pakistan will seek the help of a paramilitary border-security force to crack down on Islamist militants in Punjab province, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's power base, after attacks that killed more than 100 people last week, a government spokesman said today.

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'La La Land' has Hollywood singing a different tune on musicals

20 Feb 2017 | 11:21 PM

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES, Feb 20 (Reuters) From "Singin' in the Rain" to "The Wizard of Oz," musicals haven't traditionally seen much love from the Oscars.

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France's Le Pen narrows gap in presidential race - poll

20 Feb 2017 | 11:20 PM

PARIS, Feb 20 (Reuters) French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has gained some ground on her main election rivals, independent Emmanuel Macron and conservative Francois Fillon, but would still lose to either of them in the May 7 runoff for the presidency, a poll showed today.

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EU welcomes Pence assurance of Trump's support

20 Feb 2017 | 11:04 PM

* VP Pence spends day visiting EU, NATO in Brussels * EU's Tusk says heard backing for "united Europe" * Trump support for Brexit had raised fears in bloc By Roberta Rampton and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS, Feb 20 (Reuters) US Vice President Mike Pence assured the European Union in Brussels today that the Trump administration will develop their cooperation in trade and security and backs the EU as a partner in its own right.

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Turkish soldiers accused of Erdogan assassination attempt go on trial

20 Feb 2017 | 11:03 PM

By Humeyra Pamuk MUGLA, Turkey, Feb 20 (Reuters) Prosecutors called for life sentences for more than 40 Turkish soldiers today at the start of their trial for attempting to assassinate President Tayyip Erdogan during last year's failed coup, according to the indictment obtained by Reuters.

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UK on track to trigger Article 50 by end of March - Brexit minister

20 Feb 2017 | 8:00 PM

TALLINN, Feb 20 (Reuters) Britain remains on track to trigger the legal process for leaving the European Union by the end of March, Brexit minister David Davis said today, although he would not name a specific date.

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Ansari presents copy of Constitution of India to Rwandan Senate President

20 Feb 2017 | 7:42 PM

By Suresh K Tiwary Kigali, Feb 20 (UNI) Vice-President Hamid Ansari today presented a copy of the Constitution of India to the President of Rwandan Senate, Bernard Makuza.

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Iraq and Iran sign MoU on Kirkuk oil export pipeline study

20 Feb 2017 | 7:01 PM

BAGHDAD, Feb 20 (Reuters) Iraq and Iran signed a memorandum of understanding today to study the construction of a pipeline to export crude oil from the northern Iraqi fields of Kirkuk via Iran, the Iraqi oil ministry said in a statement.

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Euro inches higher in face of France political noise

20 Feb 2017 | 6:46 PM

* Yen chief loser as stock market mood improves * Euro higher as French leftists make no progress on unity * Graphic: World FX rates in 2016 http://tmsnrt.

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