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Australia and UAE to explore deeper defence ties, A$1 bln in sales

19 Feb 2017 | 9:25 PM

Abu Dhabi, Feb 19 (Reuters) Australia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will explore closer defence ties after a meeting on Sunday between a senior Australian government minister and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan.

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UN and others play down expectations for Geneva talks on Syria

19 Feb 2017 | 9:24 PM

* Geneva talks to begin Feb.

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Winter mountain wonderland for Anya Hindmarch at London fashion week

19 Feb 2017 | 9:20 PM

LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) British designer Anya Hindmarch offered a colourful Scandinavian-inspired selection of women's accessories for next winter at London Fashion Week on Sunday, presenting a luxurious array of satchels, handbags, outerwear and shoes.

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Suicide bomb in market in Somalia capital kills 18, wounds 25

19 Feb 2017 | 7:32 PM

By Feisal Omar MOGADISHU, Feb 19 (Reuters) A blast from a suicide car bomb ripped through a market in Somali capital Mogadishu today, killing 18 people and wounding at least 25, a local official said, days after the country elected a new president.

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Suicide bomb in market in Somalia capital kills 18, wounds 25 - official

19 Feb 2017 | 7:14 PM

MOGADISHU, Feb 19 (Reuters) A blast from a suicide car bomb ripped through a Somali market today, killing 18 people and wounding at least 25, an official said, days before the country is due to inaugurate a new president.

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Iran's Zarif says use of chemical weapons in Syria cannot be condoned

19 Feb 2017 | 6:30 PM

MUNICH, Feb 19 (Reuters) Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, pointing to Sunni Islamist militants in Syria fighting against its allies in Damascus, told the Munich Security Conference that the use of chemical weapons could never be condoned.

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Gambia leader heralds new dawn for minister jailed 22 times

Gambia leader heralds new dawn for minister jailed 22 times

19 Feb 2017 | 6:19 PM

By Edward McAllister

DAKAR, Feb 19 (Reuters) For one Gambian government minister, the ceremonial swearing in of President Adama Barrow marked the new dawn of a democracy he was jailed 22 times for trying to defend - once for every year autocratic ex-ruler Yahya Jammeh was in power.

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Germany aims to deport record number of rejected asylum seekers in 2017

19 Feb 2017 | 6:19 PM

BERLIN, Feb 19 (Reuters) Germany deported a record 80,000 migrants denied asylum last year and that figure will rise again in 2017, a top official said, as Chancellor Angela Merkel seeks to win back conservative voters before elections in September.

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Iranian minister who oversaw plane deals survives no-confidence vote

19 Feb 2017 | 6:16 PM

ANKARA, Feb 19 (Reuters) Iran's transport minister survived a no-confidence vote in parliament today, state media reported, defeating a motion which could have derailed Iran's landmark deals with planemakers Boeing and Airbus .

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe says party, people see no replacement for him at 2018 election

Zimbabwe's Mugabe says party, people see no replacement for him at 2018 election

19 Feb 2017 | 6:09 PM

HARARE, Feb 19 (Reuters) Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was quoted as saying today that his ZANU-PF party and the people saw no viable successor to him for general elections in 2018.

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"That bus has gone": EU sees no Brexit U-turn now

19 Feb 2017 | 6:07 PM

By Alastair Macdonald

BRUSSELS, Feb 19 (Reuters) Tony Blair wants fellow Britons to "rise up" and block or soften Brexit, but it may now be out of their hands -- many Europeans just want them to get on and get out.

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Saudi foreign minister says Iran main sponsor of global terror

Saudi foreign minister says Iran main sponsor of global terror

19 Feb 2017 | 5:14 PM

MUNICH, Feb 19 (Reuters) Saudi Arabia's foreign minister today rejected Iranian calls for dialogue saying Tehran was the main sponsor of terrorism in the world, a destabilising force in the Middle East and wanted to "destroy us.

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Biggest storm in five years thrashes Southern California

Biggest storm in five years thrashes Southern California

19 Feb 2017 | 5:11 PM

Los Angeles, Feb 19 (Reuters) Southern California cleaned up after its biggest storm in years unleashed a wave of rain and snow that killed at least three people and triggered flooding, mudslides, high winds and power outages, officials said.

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Two thirds of French voters wish Fillon drops his candidacy -Ifop poll

Two thirds of French voters wish Fillon drops his candidacy -Ifop poll

19 Feb 2017 | 5:09 PM

Paris, Feb 19 (Reuters) About two-thirds of French voters wish that conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon withdraws his bid after allegations his wife was paid for a fake job, according to an Ifop poll for Journal du Dimanche newspaper.

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Syrian opposition says ready for Geneva talks, but Assad must go

19 Feb 2017 | 5:07 PM

MUNICH, Feb 19 (Reuters) The Syrian opposition is fully committed to peace talks in Geneva on February 23, a senior official said today, adding the talks would need to pave the way for a political transition.

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Germany's SPD moves ahead of Merkel's party in poll

19 Feb 2017 | 5:07 PM

BERLIN, Feb 19 (Reuters) Germany's centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) have moved ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) in an opinion poll by the Emnid institute for the first time since 2006, Bild am Sonntag newspaper said.

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UN Syria envoy cautious on upcoming Geneva talks

19 Feb 2017 | 5:06 PM

MUNICH, Feb 19 (Reuters) The United Nations envoy to Syria said today talks to be held from February 23 in Geneva would aim to see if there was a window for political negotiations to advance.

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Syrian government forces press attack on Damascus outskirts - monitors, medic

19 Feb 2017 | 4:41 PM

BEIRUT, Feb 19 (Reuters) Syrian government forces fired rockets at a rebel-held area on Damascus's outskirts today, pressing an attack that began the day before and has killed up to 16 people, a medical worker and war monitors said.

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US senators consider sanctions against Iran for missile development

19 Feb 2017 | 4:40 PM

MUNICH, Feb 19 (Reuters) US Republican senators plan to introduce legislation to impose further sanction on Iran, accusing it of violating UN Security Council resolutions by testing ballistic missiles and acting to "destabilise" the Middle East, a US senator said today.

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UK parliament's upper house likely to attach conditions to Brexit bill - ex minister

19 Feb 2017 | 4:32 PM

LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) The British parliament's upper chamber is likely to attach conditions to legislation giving Prime Minister Theresa May the power to trigger the country's exit from the European Union, a former minister from the opposition Labour Party said today.

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Iraq's oil reserves increase to 153 bln barrels, oil minister says

19 Feb 2017 | 4:31 PM

BAGHDAD, Feb 19 (Reuters) Iraq's oil reserves have increased to 153 billion barrels, from a previous estimate of 143 billion barrels, Oil Minister Jabal al-Luaibi said on Sunday.

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US senators eye sanctions against Iran for missile development

19 Feb 2017 | 4:04 PM

MUNICH, Feb 19 (Reuters) US Republican senators plan to introduce legislation to impose further sanction on Iran, accusing it of violating UN Security Council resolutions by testing ballistic missiles and acting to "destablise" the Middle East, a US senator said today.

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Suicide bombings kill five in east Mosul, security sources say

19 Feb 2017 | 4:02 PM

ERBIL, Iraq, Feb 19 (Reuters) Five people were killed, including three Iraqi soldiers, in two suicide bombings today that hit districts recently retaken from Islamic State in eastern Mosul, security sources said.

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Turkey says UN-led Syria talks in Geneva only place to discuss political solution, transition

19 Feb 2017 | 3:38 PM

MUNICH, Feb 19 (Reuters) Turkey's foreign minister said today UN-led peace talks on Syria in Geneva were the only place to negotiate a political solution and transition.

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Turkish PM, US vice president discuss improving ties - sources

19 Feb 2017 | 3:38 PM

ANKARA, Feb 19 (Reuters) US Vice President Mike Pence told Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim that Washington was keen for a new start in relations between the two countries, sources in Yildirim's office said, after ties soured during the Obama administration.

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Iran pushes for dialogue with Gulf Arab states

19 Feb 2017 | 3:09 PM

MUNICH, Feb 19 (Reuters) Iran's foreign minister today stepped up efforts to improve ties with Gulf Arab Sunni states urging them to work with their Shi'ite rival to address "anxieties" and violence across the region.

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Suicide bombing kills one in east Mosul, security sources say

19 Feb 2017 | 3:01 PM

BAGHDAD, Feb 19 (Reuters) A suicide bomber detonated an explosive belt today in the "My Fair Lady" neighborhood of Mosul that was retaken recently from Islamic State, killing one and wounding nine others, security sources said.

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Syrian government forces press attack on Damascus outskirts - monitors, medic

19 Feb 2017 | 2:34 PM

BEIRUT, Feb 19 (Reuters) Syrian government forces fired rockets at a rebel-held area on Damascus's outskirts today, pressing an attack that began the day before and has killed up to 16 people, a medical worker and war monitors said.

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Iraqi forces advance towards Mosul airport in push to capture city

19 Feb 2017 | 2:33 PM

By Maher Chmaytelli and Isabel Coles BAGHDAD, SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq, Feb 19 (Reuters) US-backed Iraqi forces began moving today towards Mosul's airport, the first target of a ground offensive to capture the western side of the city that remains under control of Islamic State, the Iraqi military said.

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Iran's Zarif says use of chemical weapons in Syria cannot be condoned

19 Feb 2017 | 2:32 PM

MUNICH, Feb 19 (Reuters) Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, pointing to Sunni Islamist militants in Syria fighting against its allies in Damascus, told the Munich Security Conference that the use of chemical weapons can never be condoned.

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