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Russia's Putin to meet Abu Dhabi Crown Prince on April 20 - Kremlin

19 Apr 2017 | 7:17 PM

MOSCOW, Apr 19 (Reuters) Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy commander-in-chief of the UAE's armed forces, in Russia on April 20, the Kremlin said today.

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OPEC, non-OPEC to meet on same day as group's May gathering-sources

19 Apr 2017 | 7:15 PM

LONDON, Apr 19 (Reuters) OPEC plans to meet with non-OPEC oil producers on the same day as its scheduled May 25 conference, sources familiar with the arrangements said, as they decide whether to extend supply cuts into the second half of the year.

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Nigeria's Buhari orders corruption probe over humanitarian funds

19 Apr 2017 | 7:15 PM

ABUJA, Apr 19 (Reuters) Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday ordered an investigation into corruption allegations against a senior civil servant related to the use of funds intended for handling a humanitarian crisis in the northeast of the country.

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Pakistan braces for Supreme Court decision that could remove PM

Pakistan braces for Supreme Court decision that could remove PM

19 Apr 2017 | 7:14 PM

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI, Apr 19 (Reuters) A looming Supreme Court decision that could disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over corruption allegations had the country on edge today, as a drawn-out investigation related to the "Panama Papers" leaks neared a conclusion.

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Russia says it will not place Eurobond this month

19 Apr 2017 | 7:13 PM

MOSCOW, Apr 19 (Reuters) Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Wednesday that Russia would not place a Eurobond this month, but said when it did it would use Russian banks to organise the placement.

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Russian FinMin says to propose Alrosa pays dividends of 50 pct of net profit

19 Apr 2017 | 7:06 PM

MOSCOW, Apr 19 (Reuters) Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Wednesday the government would propose that state-controlled diamond miner Alrosa pay out 50 percent of its net profit in dividends under International Financial Reporting Standards.

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Egypt unveils giant restored statue of Ramses II

19 Apr 2017 | 7:04 PM

LUXOR, Egypt, Apr 19 (Reuters) Egypt has unveiled a massive granite statue of Ramses II, the most powerful and celebrated of the ancient Pharaohs, after completing its restoration.

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IMF says Trump corporate tax cuts could lead to financial risk-taking

IMF says Trump corporate tax cuts could lead to financial risk-taking

19 Apr 2017 | 6:57 PM

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, Apr 19 (Reuters) The International Monetary Fund warned on Wednesday that U.

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Turkey's main opposition party could withdraw from parliament -Hurriyet

19 Apr 2017 | 6:27 PM

ANKARA, Apr 19 (Reuters) Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party could consider withdrawing from parliament in protest at irregularities in Sunday's referendum, the party's spokeswoman was quoted by Hurriyet daily as saying.

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Allies silent, jibes in China over US carrier mix-up

19 Apr 2017 | 6:08 PM

BEIJING, Apr 19 (Reuters) America's allies in Asia were silent today over confusion about a US aircraft carrier group that was supposed to be headed toward North Korea in a show of force, but was actually completing training exercises in Australia.

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UK PM May urges parliament to vote for early election

19 Apr 2017 | 6:05 PM

LONDON, Apr 19 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May today asked parliament to back her call for an early national election, saying the result would help unify parliament behind her Brexit plan and prevent instability.

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Not another one! 'Brenda from Bristol' speaks for Britons sick of elections

19 Apr 2017 | 5:49 PM

LONDON, Apr 19 (Reuters) Exasperated by news of yet another major vote, Britons have found an unlikely champion in "Brenda from Bristol", a member of the public whose incredulous reaction to the prospect of another vote became a viral hit.

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Former UK finance minister Osborne to step down at June election

19 Apr 2017 | 5:14 PM

LONDON, Apr 19 (Reuters) Former British finance minister George Osborne said today he would stand down from parliament at June's national election, according to a letter to constituents quoted in the London Evening Standard newspaper.

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Philippine leader may launch 'invasion' of Abu Sayyaf's island lair

19 Apr 2017 | 5:05 PM

MANILA, Apr 19 (Reuters) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned today he might "invade" an island stronghold of the Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf to "finish the game" following a thwarted attempt by the group to kidnap tourists on a resort island last week.

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Le Pen's FN party calls EU flag "oligarchic rag"

19 Apr 2017 | 4:46 PM

PARIS, Apr 19 (Reuters) France's far-right National Front stepped up its anti-European Union rhetoric today, days after toughening its stand against immigration, in an apparent bid to mobilise its core supporters ahead of Sunday's presidential election.

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Assertion of sovereignty: China names areas in Arunachal Pradesh

19 Apr 2017 | 4:43 PM

(Rptng, correcting slug) BEIJING, Apr 19 (Reuters) China has issued standardised spellings of the names of six places in Arunachal Pradesh, in what its foreign ministry said today was an assertion of sovereignty.

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Assertion of sovereignty: China names areas in Arunachal Pradesh

19 Apr 2017 | 4:36 PM

BEIJING, Apr 19 (Reuters) China has issued standardised spellings of the names of six places in Arunachal Pradesh, in what its foreign ministry said today was an assertion of sovereignty.

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"Real" Brexit talks to start after June 8 election -Commission spokesman

19 Apr 2017 | 4:24 PM

BRUSSELS, Apr 19 (Reuters) The president of the European Commission believes that "real talks" between the European Union and Britain on Brexit will only start after British snap elections called for June 8, an EU spokesman said today.

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China to launch first cargo spacecraft on Thursday

19 Apr 2017 | 4:21 PM

BEIJING, Apr 19 (Reuters) China will launch its first cargo spacecraft tomorrow, state media said, taking another step towards its goal of establishing a permanently manned space station by 2022.

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China's cabinet says it will put forward more measures to cut tax

19 Apr 2017 | 4:14 PM

BEIJING, Apr 19 (Reuters) China will put forward more measures to cut tax in an effort to lower cost for the real economy, according to a transcript of a cabinet meeting led by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

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Ecuador vote recount confirms Moreno as election winner

19 Apr 2017 | 4:00 PM

QUITO, Apr 19 (Reuters) A recount of more than 1.

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Scotland's Sturgeon says attempt to block independence vote will "crumble to dust"

19 Apr 2017 | 3:58 PM

LONDON, Apr 19 (Reuters) Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said today that a victory for her Scottish National Party in a snap election on June 8 would make it impossible for British Prime Minister Theresa May to stop a new referendum on Scottish independence.

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Suspect in foiled French election attack also sought by Belgium

19 Apr 2017 | 3:40 PM

BRUSSELS, Apr 19 (Reuters) A man held in France over a foiled plot to stage an attack ahead of the first round of France's presidential election was also sought by Belgian authorities, Belgium's federal prosecutor said.

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Early British election won't affect Brexit talks, says Germany

19 Apr 2017 | 3:39 PM

BERLIN, Apr 19 (Reuters) A planned early election in Britain, announced by Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday, will not delay negotiations on its withdrawal from the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government said today.

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China sees higher risk of mass unemployment, pledges more support

19 Apr 2017 | 3:37 PM

BEIJING, Apr 19 (Reuters) China's cabinet said on Wednesday that risks of mass unemployment in some regions and sectors have increased and pledged more fiscal and monetary policy support to address the potential rise in the jobless rate.

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Italy calls for release of journalist held in Turkey

19 Apr 2017 | 3:36 PM

ROME, Apr 19 (Reuters) Italy has called for the release of an Italian journalist who has been held in custody in Turkey for more than a week since he was detained while doing research for a book.

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China says Interpol red notice issued for tycoon Guo Wengui

19 Apr 2017 | 3:35 PM

BEIJING, Apr 19 (Reuters) China's Foreign Ministry said today that Interpol had issued a red notice for Guo Wengui, a controversial property tycoon who has made claims of high-level corruption within the ruling Communist Party.

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UK's Prince William says shock of mother's death lingers 20 years on

UK's Prince William says shock of mother's death lingers 20 years on

19 Apr 2017 | 3:27 PM

LONDON, Apr 19 (Reuters) Britain's Prince William has said the shock of losing his mother Princess Diana two decades ago still lingers within him, days after his younger brother Harry spoke about his own struggles coming to terms with her death.

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Aleppo bomb blast kills six - Syrian state TV

Aleppo bomb blast kills six - Syrian state TV

19 Apr 2017 | 3:21 PM

BEIRUT, Apr 19 (Reuters) A bomb blast killed six people and injured 32 in the Salah al-Din district of Aleppo, Syrian state television reported today without giving further details.

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Turkish minister say observer reports on vote "extremely partial"

19 Apr 2017 | 2:41 PM

ANKARA, Apr 19 (Reuters) urkey's Foreign Minister Mevlet Cavusoglu said today that a critical report by European observers on the referendum to expand President Tayyip Erdogan' powers contained several mistakes which he believed were deliberate.

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