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Taiwan regrets Spanish decision to deport Taiwanese to China in fraud case

18 Feb 2017 | 11:26 PM

TAIPEI/MADRID, Feb 18 (Reuters) Taiwan said today it "deeply regrets" a decision by the Spanish government to deport to China around 200 Taiwanese nationals suspected of telecom fraud.

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Ukraine foreign minister not happy with ceasefire talks

18 Feb 2017 | 11:19 PM

MUNICH, Feb 18 (Reuters) Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said today that he was "not at all" happy with the result of talks with Germany, France and Russia in Munich aimed at putting an end to fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists.

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No change in Russia's US policy despite Trump, officials say

18 Feb 2017 | 11:17 PM

* Russian spy ship off US coast not friendly signal * Lavrov, in Munich, says open to better ties with US By Jonathan Landay MUNICH, Feb 18 (Reuters) Russia has shown no change in behaviour or policies to embrace US President Donald Trump's offer of better relations or cooperation in fighting Islamist militants, US officials and lawmakers say.

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Aoun: Israeli threats to Lebanese sovereignty will meet 'appropriate response'

18 Feb 2017 | 11:11 PM

BEIRUT, Feb 18 (Reuters) Lebanese President Michel Aoun said today that any Israeli attempt to violate Lebanon's sovereignty would be met with the "appropriate response", in a statement released by his office.

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Sri Lanka arrests soldiers over journalist's abduction during war

18 Feb 2017 | 11:10 PM

COLOMBO, Feb 18 (Reuters) Sri Lankan police arrested an army officer and two soldiers today over the alleged abduction, assault and illegal detention of a leading journalist in 2008 during the war against separatist rebels, the police said.

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Powers push for ceasefire, weapons withdrawal in E Ukraine from Monday

18 Feb 2017 | 11:10 PM

By John Irish and Andrea Shalal MUNICH, Feb 18 (Reuters) Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine agreed today to use their influence to implement a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from Monday in eastern Ukraine.

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Petraeus falls off Trump's list for top national security job

18 Feb 2017 | 11:10 PM

By Jeff Mason WEST PALM BEACH, Fla, Feb 18 (Reuters) Retired general and former CIA chief David Petraeus is no longer a candidate to be President Donald Trump's national security adviser, thwarted by differences over who controls staffing decisions within the White House's National Security Council.

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France says it wants Pence to clarify Trump's stance on EU

18 Feb 2017 | 10:53 PM

MUNICH, Feb 18 (Reuters) France said today that US Vice President Mike Pence would need to clarify his administration's stance towards the European Union when he meets officials in Brussels next week, given President Donald Trump's previous support for Britain's exit.

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"Blind sheikh" convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in prison, son says

18 Feb 2017 | 10:52 PM

CAIRO, Feb 18 (Reuters) Omar Abdel-Rahman, the extremist Muslim cleric known as "the blind sheikh" convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and of planning more attacks as part of a "war of urban terrorism" in the United States, has died in a US prison, his son Ammar told Reuters today.

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Wilders at Dutch campaign launch vows to crack down on "Moroccan scum"

18 Feb 2017 | 10:45 PM

* Anti-Muslim, anti-EU Freedom Party ahead in polls * Shunned by mainstream, it would struggle to form government * Surging economy boosts PM's pro-business Liberals * French and Germans also vote this year, populism on rise By Thomas Escritt SPIJKENISSE, Netherlands, Feb 18 (Reuters) Dutch anti-Muslim, anti-EU party leader Geert Wilders promised to crack down on "Moroccan scum" who he said were making the streets unsafe and urged the Dutch to "regain" their country as he launched his election campaign today.

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US steps up pressure on Europe to boost defence spending

18 Feb 2017 | 10:42 PM

MUNICH, Feb 18 (Reuters) The United States today redoubled its longstanding demand that Germany and other European countries spend more on defence, saying their failure to meet NATO's 2 per cent military spending target was eroding the foundation of the Atlantic alliance.

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Battle in west Mosul could see siege, mass displacement - UN

18 Feb 2017 | 10:35 PM

ERBIL, Iraq, Feb 18 (Reuters) Iraq's US-backed offensive against Islamic State in western Mosul could displace up to 400,000 civilians and involve a siege in the densely populated old city, the United Nations' Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq said today.

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One killed, 27 hurt as train derails in Belgium

18 Feb 2017 | 10:34 PM

BRUSSELS, Feb 18 (Reuters) One person was killed and about 27 injured, three seriously, today when a carriage toppled onto its side in a train derailment in Belgium, rescue workers said.

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Russia's Lavrov says Feb 20 ceasefire in Ukraine has been agreed

18 Feb 2017 | 10:34 PM

MUNICH, Feb 18 (Reuters) Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today after meeting with his Ukrainian, German and French counterparts in Munich that a February 20 ceasefire between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists has been agreed.

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PSA chief executive to meet UK's May about Vauxhall takeover

18 Feb 2017 | 10:33 PM

By Laurence Frost and David Milliken PARIS/LONDON, Feb 18 (Reuters) The chief executive of Peugeot manufacturer PSA Group will meet British Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss his firm's planned acquisition of General Motors' Opel and Vauxhall operations, a government spokesman said on Saturday.

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Launch of SpaceX Falcon rocket aborted seconds before liftoff

18 Feb 2017 | 10:10 PM

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla, Feb 18 (Reuters) SpaceX called off the planned launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from a historic launchpad in Florida seconds before liftoff today to investigate a potential problem with the steering system in the upper stage of the booster.

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Syrian jets hit rebel-held areas of Homs, Deraa - activist, monitor say

18 Feb 2017 | 10:09 PM

By John Davison BEIRUT, Feb 18 (Reuters) Syrian warplanes bombarded a besieged rebel-held district of Homs today, killing at least two people and raising the death toll from nearly two weeks of air strikes there to more than 20, an activist and monitoring group said.

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Putin orders Russia to recognise documents issued in rebel-held east Ukraine

18 Feb 2017 | 10:08 PM

MOSCOW, Feb 18 (Reuters) President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian authorities today to temporarily recognise civil registration documents issued in separatist-held areas of eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said.

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Trade Center bomber Omar Abdel-Rahman dies in prison in US, son says

18 Feb 2017 | 9:50 PM

CAIRO, Feb 18 (Reuters) Omar Abdel-Rahman, convicted of the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York in 1993, has died in prison in the United States, his son Ammar told Reuters today.

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Congo probes video showing apparent massacre by soldiers

18 Feb 2017 | 9:39 PM

KINSHASA, Feb 18 (Reuters) Democratic Republic of Congo's government said today it was investigating a video that appears to show Congolese troops shooting dead a group of apparent militia members armed with slingshots and wooden batons.

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With greetings from Trump, Pence says US committed to Europe

18 Feb 2017 | 9:38 PM

* Pence brings message to Europe from Trump * Promises "unwavering" commitment to NATO * European allies sceptical, see mixed message By Roberta Rampton and Shadia Nasralla MUNICH, Feb 18 (Reuters) US Vice President Mike Pence on today brought a message of support for Europe from Donald Trump but failed to wholly reassure allies worried about the new president's stance on Russia and the European Union.

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Turkey sets out Raqqa operation plans to US- report

18 Feb 2017 | 9:30 PM

By Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL, Feb 18 (Reuters) Turkey has presented two proposals to the United States for how to carry out a joint military operation to drive Islamic State from its stronghold in the Syrian city of Raqqa, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported on today.

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One killed, 20 hurt as train derails in Belgium

18 Feb 2017 | 7:38 PM

BRUSSELS, Feb 18 (Reuters) One person was killed and about 20 injured, two seriously, today when a carriage toppled onto its side in a train derailment in Belgium, rescue workers said.

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Vatican froze two million euros in suspect funds in 2016

18 Feb 2017 | 7:38 PM

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, Feb 18 (Reuters) Vatican authorities froze more than two million euros in cases of suspected money laundering in 2016 as part of Pope Francis' drive to clean up the finances of the Holy See, its chief magistrate said today.

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Iran finds 2 bln barrels shale oil reserves in western province - agency

18 Feb 2017 | 7:37 PM

DUBAI, Feb 18 (Reuters) Iran has found shale oil reserves of 2 billion barrels of light crude in its western Lorestan province, a senior official at the state-run National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) was quoted as saying today.

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Congo probes video showing apparent massacre by soldiers

18 Feb 2017 | 7:37 PM

KINSHASA, Feb 18 (Reuters) Democratic Republic of Congo's government said today it was investigating a video that appears to show Congolese troops shooting dead a group of apparent militia members armed with slingshots and wooden batons.

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UK offers Peugeot assurances on post-Brexit auto industry - FT

18 Feb 2017 | 7:21 PM

LONDON, Feb 18 (Reuters) Britain has offered Peugeot manufacturer PSA Group assurances on post-Brexit trade and supply chains in an attempt to protect Vauxhall car plants after a possible takeover, the Financial Times reported on Saturday.

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Wilders at election campaign launch says to crack down on "Moroccan scum"

18 Feb 2017 | 7:20 PM

By Thomas Escritt SPIJKENISSE, Feb 18 (Reuters) Geert Wilders launched his election campaign on Saturday, promising to crack down on "Moroccan scum" he said were making the streets unsafe and urging the Dutch to "regain" their country with a vote for his anti-Muslim, anti-EU Freedom Party.

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Lavrov denies Russian hacking to influence elections

18 Feb 2017 | 7:19 PM

MUNICH, Feb 18 (Reuters) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today he "saw no facts" pointing to hacking by Russia to influence the outcome of elections in other countries, including the United States.

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German For Min sees challenge reaching NATO defence spending goal

18 Feb 2017 | 7:19 PM

MUNICH, Feb 18 (Reuters) German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel today said it would be difficult for Germany to add a required 25 billion euros to its defence budget to meet a NATO military spending target if politicians were seeking to lower taxes at the same time.

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