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South Korea’s Moon makes second justice minister pick after first falls foul

/  27.06.2017  /  World 

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday made a second attempt at appointing a justice minister after his earlier choice withdrew over questions about ethics and views on women.

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Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo’s cancer beyond surgery: wife

/  27.06.2017  /  World 

BEIJING (Reuters) – Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Liu Xiaobo’s liver cancer is beyond treatment by surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, Liu’s wife said in a video, as worries deepen among supporters over his treatment by the Chinese authorities.

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U.S. says it appears Syria planning another chemical weapons attack

/  27.06.2017  /  World 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Monday it appears the Syrian government is preparing for another chemical weapons attack and it warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he and his military would “pay a heavy price” if it conducts such an attack.

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Brazil’s top prosecutor charges President Temer with corruption

/  27.06.2017  /  World 

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s top federal prosecutor charged President Michel Temer on Monday with accepting bribes, the first of what is expected to be a series of formal graft charges against the deeply unpopular leader in the coming weeks.

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Queen and royals good value for money at 65 pence per Briton, Buckingham Palace says

/  27.06.2017  /  World 

LONDON (Reuters) – British royal aides said on Tuesday that Queen Elizabeth and her family provide excellent value for money as accounts showed the amount of taxpayer funds they will get this year will almost double to cover essential repairs to Buckingham Palace.

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Mexico to seek FBI’s help on government spying probe

/  27.06.2017  /  World 

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s attorney general said on Monday it will request help from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate accusations the administration of President Enrique Pena Nieto spied on private citizens.

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Kenya ruling party promises to expand free education, healthcare

/  27.06.2017  /  World 

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s ruling party promised to expand free education and healthcare in a manifesto published on Monday, but did not acknowledge problems in existing social services that have triggered strikes as elections approach.

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Russia’s Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson discuss Syrian conflict

/  26.06.2017  /  World 

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed by telephone on Monday the need to cement the ceasefire regime in Syria, in particular on the basis of peace talks conducted in the Kazakh capital Astana.

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Romania names new prime minister to defuse crisis

/  26.06.2017  /  World 

BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Romania’s president named outgoing economy minister Mihai Tudose as prime minister on Monday, clearing the way for a new leftist-led government to be formed by the end of this week and end a political crisis threatening to sour investor confidence.

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U.S. to list China among worst human trafficking offenders: sources

/  26.06.2017  /  World 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States plans to place China on its global list of worst offenders in human trafficking and forced labor, said a congressional source and a person familiar with the matter, a step that could aggravate tensions with Beijing that have eased under President Donald Trump.

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