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BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian conflict has turned towards the northwestern Idlib region, where government preparations for a Russian-backed offensive have sparked a concerted...

Pakistan’s army chief visits Beijing after “Silk Road” tension

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa began a three-day visit to China on Sunday, Pakistan’s military said, days after a...

Spain paves way to remove Franco remains from mausoleum

Spain's socialist government has passed a decree to exhume the remains of the late fascist dictator Francisco Franco from a huge mausoleum near Madrid. The...

Turkey police fire tear gas at mothers’ protest

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Merkel lowers expectations before talks with Putin

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she did not expect her Saturday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to produce...

Turkish court rejects U.S. pastor Brunson’s appeal for release: Haberturk

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Mexico union boss victory exposes crack in top graft cases

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican court ruling allowing an ex-union boss to walk free of money laundering charges laid bare a serious flaw...

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BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona paid tribute on Friday to the victims of a militant rampage last year which killed 16 people, but a call...

Alleged attack on Maduro allows him to crack down harder on...

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