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Tunisian premier seeks to restore trust with anti-corruption push

20 Jul 2017 | 10:58 PM

By Tarek Amara TUNIS, Jul 20 (Reuters) Tunisia's prime minister vowed today to push ahead with a war against corruption to restore trust in the state, adding this would exclude no-one whatever their political affiliation.

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European shares fall back after ECB-led euro spike hits exporters

20 Jul 2017 | 10:57 PM

* STOXX 600 down 0.

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Buildup in rival Syrian rebel factions threatens spread of fighting

20 Jul 2017 | 10:55 PM

* Rebel infighting erodes opposition to Syria's president * Islamist rebels may escalate conflict beyond Idlib region By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, Jul 20 (Reuters) Two major rival Islamist insurgent groups battled for a second successive day in northwestern Syria and began reinforcing themselves elsewhere today in a possible prelude to wider-scale inter-rebel fighting, rebel sources said.

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Qatar crisis strains Saudi-led Arab alliance in Yemen war

Qatar crisis strains Saudi-led Arab alliance in Yemen war

20 Jul 2017 | 10:52 PM

* Saudis, others, sanctioned Qatar for Brotherhood support * Yemen government has ministers from Brotherhood affiliated party * Islah party commands soldiers and tribesmen * UAE has reservations about fighting alongside Islah elements * Fighting slows as a result By Aziz El Yaakoubi DUBAI, Jul 20 (Reuters) A crisis between Qatar and four Arab countries is straining a Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's government in a two-year war against Iranian-aligned Houthis and slowing the alliance's military advances.

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Burundi teenage robotics team goes missing after US contest -police

20 Jul 2017 | 10:48 PM

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, Jul 20 (Reuters) Six teenagers from a Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after an international competition in Washington and two of them were seen entering Canada, police said today.

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Indonesia c bank says Q2 GDP growth likely slower than expected

20 Jul 2017 | 10:46 PM

JAKARTA, Jul 20 (Reuters) Indonesia's central bank said on Thursday Southeast Asia's biggest economy likely grew more slowly than it initially expected in the second quarter due to weaker consumption.

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Rival Libyan leaders Haftar, Seraj to meet in Paris on July 25 - Hayat

20 Jul 2017 | 10:44 PM

PARIS, Jul 20 (Reuters) Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar, a figurehead in the east of the country, and Fayez Seraj, the head of a UN-backed government in Tripoli, will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on July 25, al-Hayat newspaper reported.

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UK employers call for bigger role in Brexit talks

20 Jul 2017 | 10:39 PM

LONDON, Jul 20 (Reuters) Britain's Chambers of Commerce (BCC), an employers group, warned the government it needed to engage in "sustained and structured" discussions with business over Brexit and avoid an abrupt departure from the bloc.

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Russia says Greenpeace boat seizure ruling encourages illegal action

20 Jul 2017 | 10:32 PM

MOSCOW, Jul 20 (Reuters) Russia rejected a ruling by an international arbitration court which said Moscow must pay damages for seizing a Dutch-flagged Greenpeace vessel, saying today that the decision would only encourage illegal protests.

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Germany and Turkey need to focus on mutual goals - Turkish minister

20 Jul 2017 | 10:30 PM

ANKARA, Jul 20 (Reuters) Turkey's foreign minister said today Germany's threats to Turkey over cancelling Customs Union talks and funds did not comply with the standards of international relations, and did not suit a serious country like Germany.

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US Justice Department drops 3M Harley-Davidson dollars emissions penalty

20 Jul 2017 | 10:27 PM

WASHINGTON, Jul 20 (Reuters) The Justice Department today announced it has dropped a requirement that Harley-Davidson Inc spend 3 million dollars to reduce air pollution as part of a settlement the Obama administration announced in August.

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US to deploy officials in Qatar in counter-terrorism accord - sources

20 Jul 2017 | 10:24 PM

* Qatar signs accord with US amid Gulf dispute * Department of Justice officials to work with Qatari prosecutors * Travel bans, surveillance to be enforced on terror suspects By Tom Finn and Sylvia Westall DOHA/DUBAI Jul 20 (Reuters) The United States will post officials at the Qatari state prosecutor's office as part of a Qatari-US agreement signed this month to fight the financing of terrorism, people familiar with the matter said.

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US says 180 airlines implement enhanced security measures

20 Jul 2017 | 10:22 PM

WASHINGTON, Jul 20 (Reuters) The US Department of Homeland Security said today that 180 airlines worldwide that fly directly to US airports have complied with the first phase of enhanced security measures outlined in June.

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Israel faces mounting Palestinian anger over holy site metal detectors

Israel faces mounting Palestinian anger over holy site metal detectors

20 Jul 2017 | 7:54 PM

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Jul 20 (Reuters) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is weighing whether to remove metal detectors at a Jerusalem holy site whose installation after a deadly attack last week has stoked Palestinian protests, an Israeli cabinet minister said today.

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Massive wildfire destroys 29 structures in California

Massive wildfire destroys 29 structures in California

20 Jul 2017 | 6:40 PM

Undated, Jul 20 (Reuters) More than 3,000 firefighters today battled a raging wildfire in central California that has destroyed 29 structures and forced thousands to flee their homes as it threatened a picturesque gold rush town outside Yosemite National Park.

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Australian court rules in favour of indigenous group in Fortescue mining land case

20 Jul 2017 | 5:35 PM

By James Regan SYDNEY, Jul 20 (Reuters) Australia's Federal Court has ruled in favour of an indigenous Aboriginal group's claims over land used by Fortescue Metals Group to mine millions of tonnes of iron ore in Western Australia's Pilbara region.

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Angolan president returns from second trip to Spain, condition unclear

20 Jul 2017 | 4:47 PM

LUANDA, Jul 20 (Reuters) Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has returned from Barcelona after a "private visit" that came a month after the 74-year-old leader spent several weeks in the Spanish city receiving medical treatment.

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UK govt says parliament to debate EU repeal bill on Sept 7

20 Jul 2017 | 4:23 PM

LONDON, Jul 20 (Reuters) Britain will hold its first full parliamentary debate on Sept 7 on legislation which will sever the country's ties with the European Union, the leader of the lower House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, said today.

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Myanmar sees insurgents behind Rohingya killings in northwest

20 Jul 2017 | 4:20 PM

By Simon Lewis MAUNG HNA MA, Myanmar, Jul 20 (Reuters) In the middle of the night on July 4, more than a dozen masked men, dressed head-to-toe in black, surrounded Abdu Sulwon's home in northwestern Myanmar.

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Malaysia bans "Despacito" on state broadcaster for offensive lyrics

20 Jul 2017 | 4:02 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 20 (Reuters) Malaysia has banned the catchy summer dance song "Despacito" from state radio and television broadcasts after critics in the Muslim-majority country complained the lyrics were obscene.

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OJ Simpson to make case for freedom before Nevada parole board

20 Jul 2017 | 3:59 PM

By Steve Gorman CARSON CITY, Nev.

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In escalation, German foreign minister announces steps against Turkey

20 Jul 2017 | 3:57 PM

BERLIN, Jul 20 (Reuters) German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel announced today a range of steps against Turkey in response to the detention of a German human rights activist, signalling a more confrontational stance to the NATO ally after an escalation in tensions.

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Hard Brexit fears dog sterling as retail numbers improve

20 Jul 2017 | 3:55 PM

By Patrick Graham LONDON, Jul 20 (Reuters) Sterling dipped back below $1.

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Kuwait "takes actions" on diplomatic relationship with Iran

20 Jul 2017 | 3:53 PM

DUBAI, Jul 20 (Reuters) Kuwait has taken unspecified "actions" regarding its diplomatic relationship with Iran following a court case ruling last year, a Kuwaiti government official said today, after Arab media said parts of Tehran's representation in Kuwait had been shut.

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Ex-China securities regulator vice-chairman to be prosecuted - graft watchdog

20 Jul 2017 | 3:26 PM

BEIJING, Jul 20 (Reuters) The former vice chairman of China's securities regulator, Yao Gang, will be prosecuted for serious violations of discipline, the country's graft watchdog said today.

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Trump says he should not have picked Sessions as attorney general -NY Times

20 Jul 2017 | 2:46 PM

WASHINGTON, Jul 19 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not have appointed Jeff Sessions as attorney general if he had known Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation, according to a New York Times interview.

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Taiwan says 7 nationals detained in Cambodia for telecoms fraud

20 Jul 2017 | 2:44 PM

TAIPEI, Jul 20 (Reuters) Cambodia has detained seven people from Taiwan suspected of running a telecoms scam, the self-ruled island said today, adding that it is trying to bring them home and avoid their deportation to China.

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UK to give update on Fox-Sky merger today -opposition Labour Party

20 Jul 2017 | 2:17 PM

LONDON, Jul 20 (Reuters) The British government will update parliament today on the next steps in Twenty-First Century Fox's bid for European pay-TV group Sky , the opposition Labour Party said on Twitter.

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S Korea gives pop idol T O P suspended jail term for smoking weed

20 Jul 2017 | 2:16 PM

SEOUL, Jul 20 (Reuters) A South Korean court today handed K-pop sensation T O P a suspended 10-month jail sentence for drug use, after he pleaded guilty and sought leniency to avoid a prison term.

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Philippine police arrest 43 foreigners for kidnap of Singapore woman

20 Jul 2017 | 2:14 PM

By Karen Lema MANILA, Jul 20 (Reuters) Philippine police said today they had arrested 43 foreigners for kidnapping a Singaporean woman at a casino resort in the capital, highlighting security concerns that have scared high-stakes gamblers away from Manila.

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