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 2023-01-29 10:52 

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Kremlin: Putin open 'to contacts' with Germany's Scholz RIA...

(Reuters) Russian President Vladimir Putin is open to contacts with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz though has no phone call scheduled with him, a Kremlin spokesman told the state RIA Novosti news agency on Sunday....

 2023-01-29 10:07 

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Pope Francis to visit two fragile African nations: DR Congo and South Sudan...

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) Pope Francis starts a trip on Tuesday to two fragile African nations often forgotten by the world, where protracted conflicts have left millions of refugees and displaced people grappling with hunger....

 2023-01-29 09:37 

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Iberia solves IT problem that delayed dozens of flights...

MADRID (Reuters) Spanish flag carrier Iberia said on Sunday it had solved an IT problem in the airline's booking and boarding system that disrupted dozens of domestic and international flights on Saturday....

 2023-01-29 09:31 

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UK PM Sunak fires party chairman Zahawi over tax affairs...

LONDON (Reuters) British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak fired the Conservative Party chair Nadhim Zahawi from government on Sunday after an independent investigation into his tax affairs found a serious breach of the ministerial code....

 2023-01-29 09:22 

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Hungary cbank could start "cautious" rate cuts once CPI slows minister...

BUDAPEST (Reuters) Hungary's January annual inflation is expected to rise above 25% but in February price growth will start slowing which could then allow the central bank to gradually start reducing its interest rates, the minister for economic devel...

 2023-01-29 09:07 

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Azerbaijan to evacuate embassy in Iran on Sunday after fatal shooting...

BAKU (Reuters) Azerbaijan will evacuate embassy staff and family members from Iran on Sunday, the foreign ministry said, two days after a gunman shot dead a security guard and wounded two other people in an attack Baku branded an "act of terrorism"...

 2023-01-29 08:52 

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Maldives President Solih wins presidential primary, party says...

By Mohamed Junayd MALE (Reuters) Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the ruling Maldivian Democratic Party's (MDP) presidential primary election, the first time an incumbent has faced a primary challenge, according to preliminary results on S...

 2023-01-29 08:10 

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Ten children killed in northwest Pakistan boat capsize AFP...

(Reuters) Ten children were killed on Sunday when a boat capsized in northwest Pakistan, the AFP news agency reported, citing police....

 2023-01-29 07:37 

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NATO's Stoltenberg arrives in South Korea to deepen alliance's ties in Asia...

By Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrived in Seoul on Sunday, the first stop on a trip aimed at strengthening the alliance's ties with U.S. allies in South Korea and Japan in the face of the war in Ukraine and risin...

 2023-01-29 07:37 

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China says it resumes issuing ordinary visas for Japanese citizens...

BEIJING (Reuters) China has resumed the issuance of ordinary visas for Japanese citizens travelling to the country, the Chinese embassy in Japan said on Sunday, in a move that could ease a diplomatic row....

 2023-01-29 07:37 

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Polls open in Tunisian election with turnout under scrutiny...

By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) Tunisia opened polls on Sunday for run-offs in a parliamentary election that drew only 11% turnout in the first round last month, a result that critics of the president said undermined his claims of public support for sweepi...

 2023-01-29 07:22 

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Bus crash in southern Pakistan kills 41 local media...

(Reuters) More than 40 people were killed after a bus fell into a ravine in the southern Pakistani province of Balochistan on Sunday, according to local media....

 2023-01-29 07:22 

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Pakistan govt lifts petrol, diesel prices by 35 rupees a litre...

(Reuters) Pakistan's ministry of finance announced on Sunday petrol and diesel prices would rise by 35 rupees ($0.1400) a litre after the country's currency value plummeted this week when price caps were removed....

 2023-01-29 06:52 

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Ukraine says repels attack around Blahodatne while Russia's Wagner claims control...

(Reuters) Ukraine's military said on Sunday its forces repelled an attack in the area of Blahodatne in the eastern part of the Donetsk region, while Russia's Wagner private military group said it took control of the village....

 2023-01-29 06:37 

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Philippines to offer value-added tax refund to foreign tourists by 2024...

MANILA (Reuters) Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos has approved a value-added tax refund programme for foreign tourists by 2024 to attract more visitors, the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) said on Sunday....

 2023-01-29 06:22 

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China's 2022 smartphone shipments the lowest in 10 years research firm...

SHANGHAI (Reuters) China's smartphone sales fell 13% year-on-year in 2022, the largest plunge for the sector in a decade as consumers spent cautiously, market research firm IDC said on Sunday....

 2023-01-29 06:22 

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Israel seals off home of Palestinian synagogue shooter...

By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM (Reuters) Israeli officers on Sunday sealed off the Jerusalem family home of a Palestinian gunman who killed seven people outside a synagogue on the outskirts of the city, police said, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pro...

 2023-01-29 05:18 

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US Mortgage Rates Fall For a Third Week on Rising Bets of a Fed Pivot...

US mortgage rates fell for a third consecutive week, according to figures from Freddie Mac. Another sharp decline would boost homebuyer appetite....

 2023-01-29 04:37 

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Russia rules out talks with Japan on fishing near disputed islands...

(Reuters) Russia said on Sunday it will not hold annual talks with Japan on renewing a pact that allows Japanese fishermen to operate near disputed islands, saying Japan has taken anti-Russian measures....

 2023-01-29 03:07 

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Ukraine imposes sanctions on 182 Russian, Belarusian firms, 3 people...

(Reuters) Ukraine imposed sanctions against 182 Russian and Belarusian companies, and three individuals, in the latest of a series of steps by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to block Moscow's and Minsk's connections to his country....

 2023-01-29 00:52 

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North Korea calls U.S. pledge of tanks to Ukraine crime against humanity...

By Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) North Korea on Sunday criticized for a second day a U.S. decision to send tanks to Ukraine, calling it a "criminal act against humanity" aimed at perpetuating an unstable international situation....

 2023-01-29 00:52 

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Senior Australian ministers to visit France, Britain to boost ties...

SYDNEY (Reuters) Australia's defence and foreign ministers on Sunday said they aimed to deepen security ties with France and Britain during visits to Europe this week, flagging the Indo-Pacific as a key area of focus....

 2023-01-29 00:22 

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Deadly New Zealand flood crisis extends in country's north island...

SYDNEY (Reuters) New Zealand's deadly flood emergency continued on Sunday after heavy rainfall hit the country's north island, causing landslides, flash floods and knocking out roads....

 2023-01-29 00:22 

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Colombia cocaine seizures break record in 2022...

BOGOTA (Reuters) Colombia seized more cocaine in 2022 than any other year on record, the South American country's defense ministry reported Saturday....

 2023-01-28 23:07 

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Peru bus plunges off cliff, killing at least 24...

(Reuters) At least 24 people died in northern Peru after a bus carrying 60 passengers plunged off a cliff in early on Saturday, police told local media....

 2023-01-28 23:07 

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Memphis disbands police unit in fatal beating; more protests expected...

By Maria Cardona and Diane Bartz MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Reuters) The specialized police unit that included least some of the Memphis officers involved in the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols was disbanded on Saturday, the police department announced, as more protes...

 2023-01-28 21:37 

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Blast heard at military plant in Iran's central city of Isfahan state media...

DUBAI (Reuters) A loud blast was heard at a military plant in Iran's central city of Isfahan, but a security official said there were no casualties, Iranian state broadcaster IRIB said on its website early on Sunday....

 2023-01-28 21:37 

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Turkey alerts citizens to risk of attack in United States, Europe on heels of Western warnings...

ANKARA (Reuters) Turkey warned its citizens on Saturday against "possible Islamophobic, xenophobic and racist attacks" in the United States and Europe after its Western allies cautioned their citizens in Turkey about possible terror attacks....

 2023-01-28 21:07 

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UN rights chief asks Venezuela to release arbitrary detainees, end torture...

CARACAS (Reuters) Venezuela should release arbitrarily detained individuals and end torture, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk said on Saturday at the end of a trip to the country....

 2023-01-28 18:52 

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Tens of thousands of teachers march in Lisbon to demand better pay and conditions...

By Sergio Goncalves and Miguel Pereira LISBON (Reuters) Tens of thousands of public school teachers and other staff marched in Lisbon on Saturday to demand higher wages and better working conditions, putting further pressure on the Portuguese government a...

 2023-01-28 18:37 

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Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes Turkey-Iran border EMSC...

(Reuters) An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 struck the Turkey-Iran border region on Saturday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported on Saturday....

 2023-01-28 18:37 

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Peru's Boluarte laments Congress' failure to speed up elections...

(Reuters) Peruvian President Dina Boluarte expressed regret after Congress refused to speed up the timeline for a presidential election amid widespread social and political unrest, her office said on Saturday....

 2023-01-28 17:52 

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Ukraine denies report it intends to get 24 jets from allies media...

(Reuters) Ukraine's air force on Saturday denied a newspaper report saying it intended to get 24 fighter jets from allies, saying talks about potential deliveries were still continuing, a domestic media outlet said....

 2023-01-28 17:37 

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Russia accuses Ukraine of killing 14 in 'deliberate' strike on hospital...

(Reuters) Russia accused the Ukrainian military of deliberately striking a hospital in a Russian-held area of eastern Ukraine on Saturday in what it said was a war crime that killed 14 people and wounded 24 patients and medical staff wounded....

 2023-01-28 17:22 

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Rheinmetall moving towards order backlog of 30 billion euros CEO...

By Sabine Siebold and Anneli Palmen DUESSELDORF (Reuters) German arms maker Rheinmetall had a record year in 2022 and is approaching an order backlog of 30 billion euros, CEO Armin Papperger told Reuters in an interview....

 2023-01-28 17:22 

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Rheinmetall eyes boost in munitions output, HIMARS production in Germany CEO...

By Sabine Siebold and Anneli Palmen DUESSELDORF (Reuters) German arms-maker Rheinmetall is ready to greatly boost the output of tank and artillery munitions to satisfy strong demand in Ukraine and the West, and may start producing HIMARS multiple rocket l...

 2023-01-28 16:52 

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Syria denies OPCW's findings on chemical weapon attack in 2018 statement...

(Reuters) Syria's foreign ministry said on Saturday that a report by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) that found the Syrian government was responsible for a chemical weapon attack on the rebel-held Syrian city of Douma i...

 2023-01-28 16:37 

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Exclusive-India's Adani says $2.5 billion share sale on track even as bankers mull changes...

By Sriram Mani and Jayshree P Upadhyay MUMBAI (Reuters) -A $2.5 billion share sale by India's Adani Enterprises remains on schedule at the planned issue price, the company told Reuters on Saturday, while sources said bankers were considering changes d...

 2023-01-28 16:22 

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U.S. four-star general warns of war with China in 2025...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) A four-star U.S. Air Force general said in a memo that his gut told him the United States would fight China in the next two years, comments that Pentagon officials said were not consistent with American military assessments....

 2023-01-28 16:22 

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UK judge orders soldier accused of terrorism offence remanded in custody...

LONDON (Reuters) A judge on Saturday adjourned legal proceedings against a serving soldier in the British army who is accused of terrorism and explosives-related offences and remanded the 21-year-old in custody, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said....

 2023-01-28 16:07 

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Ireland sees lower than forecast inflation in 2023...

DUBLIN (Reuters) Ireland's finance department said inflation is expected to be lower this year than the 7.1% rate it forecast last September, with a significant easing anticipated from the second quarter due to a sharp fall in wholesale gas prices....

 2023-01-28 16:07 

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Eritrea troops still on Ethiopian soil U.S...

NAIROBI (Reuters) A senior U.S. official said on Saturday that Eritrean troops are still in Ethiopia although they have moved back the border, contradicting Ethiopian authorities who say the Eritreans have already left....

 2023-01-28 16:07 

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Arizona gun dealers seek to dismiss Mexico's arms trafficking suit...

By Nate Raymond and Brendan O'Boyle MEXICO CITY (Reuters) Five U.S. gun dealers filed a motion late Friday in a U.S. court to dismiss a lawsuit by Mexico accusing them of participating in illicit weapons trafficking....

 2023-01-28 15:52 

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FTX founder Bankman-Fried objects to tighter bail, says prosecutors 'sandbagged' him...

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) Lawyers for Sam Bankman-Fried on Saturday urged a U.S. judge not to ban the indicted FTX cryptocurrency executive from communicating with former colleagues as part of his bail, saying prosecutors "sandbagged"...

 2023-01-28 15:52 

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Nigeria's Atiku joins calls to extend deadline on old banknotes...

LAGOS (Reuters) Nigerian opposition presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar urged the central bank on Saturday to extend a Jan. 31 deadline to phase out old high-value banknotes, a measure many Nigerians fear will disrupt business in the cash-reliant econom...

 2023-01-28 15:22 

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Sweden tells citizens to avoid crowds in Turkey after Koran burning...

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) Sweden's foreign ministry on Saturday warned Swedes in Turkey to avoid crowds and demonstrations following protests there over the burning of the Koran by a far-right politician in Stockholm last week....

 2023-01-28 14:52 

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Afghan female students not allowed to sit university entrance exam Taliban ministry...

KABUL (Reuters) The Taliban-run Ministry of Higher Education ordered private universities in Afghanistan not to allow female students to sit university entrance exams next month, underscoring its policy to restrict women from tertiary education....

 2023-01-28 14:07 

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Zelenskiy says Ukrainian woman killed in Jerusalem attacks...

KYIV (Reuters) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy expressed his condolences on Saturday following attacks in Jerusalem in which he said a Ukrainian citizen was among the dead....

 2023-01-28 14:07 

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Labour representative says Ford yet to make proposal on feared cutbacks in Germany...

FRANKFURT (Reuters) Ford executives have offered to hold talks with labour representatives over planned structural changes at the U.S. carmaker's Cologne plant and other German sites but no concrete proposals have been put forward, a shop steward said...

 2023-01-28 13:52 

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China aims to boost consumption and imports as global demand cools...

BEIJING (Reuters) China's cabinet said on Saturday it would promote a consumption recovery as the major driver of the economy and boost imports, state broadcaster CCTV reported, at a time of cooling global demand as major economies teeter on the brink...

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