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Former PM calls for overhaul of Turkey in challenge to Erdogan

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s ex-premier Ahmet Davutoglu took aim at his former boss Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, saying the country was being held back...

“Seriously, Finland?” Red-faced minister deletes Instagram poll

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland’s finance minister deleted an Instagram post and issued an apology on Friday after criticism by a human rights group that...

Johnson Vows To Get Brexit Done After Election Victory

  Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday hailed a political “earthquake” in Britain after a thumping election victory which clears the way for the country to finally leave...

EU To ‘Rebuild’ Ties With UK After Johnson Win

  The EU will have to rebuild its ties with London after Boris Johnson’s election victory which is likely to lead to Brexit in January, the EU’s...

South African miner Northam seals wage deal with union

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African miner Northam Platinum Ltd said on Friday its Booysendal operations had reached a five-year wage settlement with the Association...

Trump Congratulates Boris Johnson On ‘Great’ Election Win

  US President Donald Trump on Friday congratulated UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his election victory, saying their two countries were now free to strike a “massive”...

Ethiopia to get $3 bln funding from World Bank – prime minister

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Friday Ethiopia will receive $3 billion from the World Bank to help strengthen reforms in...

Christmas Plans In Jeopardy As Strike Continues In France

  French commuters gritted their teeth on the ninth day of a crippling public transport strike Friday, pinning their hopes for an end to the...

India Shuts Down Internet Following Protests Over Citizenship

  Internet access was cut in India’s northeastern city of Guwahati on Friday as thousands gathered for fresh protests against a new citizenship law, a...

At least 25 injured in explosion in eastern German city – Focus

BERLIN (Reuters) - At least 25 people were injured in an explosion in the eastern German city of Blankenburg, Focus magazine reported on Friday,...

Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric condemns killings, kidnappings of protesters – representative

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on Friday condemned recent killings and kidnappings of protesters, urging the state to...

Mass protests expected as Algerian media call election a success

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Thousands of demonstrators were expected to take to the streets of Algeria on Friday to denounce a presidential election they reject...

Algerians Await Outcome Of Election Marred By Violence, Low Turnout

  Algerians awaited the outcome Friday of a widely unpopular presidential election marred by attacks on polling stations and the lowest turnout in the country’s...

Turkey, Russia ‘very close’ to deal for second S-400 system – defence industry head

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is very close to striking a deal to buy a second S-400 system from Russia, and the deal could be...

‘Moral call to rest of the world’ on climate from hardest hit countries, Obama says

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Island nations and poor coastal countries facing the severest effects of climate change offer a “moral call to the rest...

Japan’s Empress Emerita Michiko losing weight, poorly since September – palace

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Empress Emerita Michiko has been vomiting blood and losing weight since September, when she had surgery for early-stage breast cancer,...

Facebook Makes AR Ads Available To All Marketers Through Its Ad Manager

Facebook announced that augmented reality (AR) ads are...

Namibia rushes to drill boreholes as worst drought in a century bites

WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia’s dam water levels have almost halved from already low levels as the worst drought in more than 100 years pushes...

Johnson wins ‘huge’ mandate for swift Brexit in UK election

Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to end three years of political paralysis and take...

Erdogan Says Istanbul Canal Project To Go Ahead Despite Mayor’s Opposition

Turkey will soon hold a tender for a...

Algerians protest through day of disputed election

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Thousands of people took to the streets in Algiers and other cities on Thursday chanting “No vote! We want freedom!” as...

Boris Johnson’s Conservatives Win Majority In UK Election

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a convincing...

Indian president disregards protests, signs citizenship bill into law

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A divisive citizenship bill has been signed into law in India, a move that comes amid widespread protests in...

Donald Trump Congratulates Boris Johnson For Election Win

US president Donald Trump congratulated UK prime minister...