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Dozens killed in Afghanistan as car bomb hits bank branch

/  22.06.2017  /  World 

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) – A car bomb exploded outside a bank in Lashkar Gah, capital of the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, killing and wounding dozens of civilians and members of the security forces waiting to collect their pay, officials said.

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Macron orders French officials to show more humanity to migrants

/  22.06.2017  /  World 

PARIS (Reuters) – France has instructed local officials to show more humanity toward migrants, the government spokesman said on Thursday, after a human rights watchdog said it bore responsibility for the inhuman conditions migrants face in the Calais region.

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No royal wants to be king or queen, Britain’s Prince Harry says

/  22.06.2017  /  World 

LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Harry said no one in Britain’s royal family wants to be king or queen and criticized a decision to force him to parade behind his mother Princess Diana’s coffin after her death in 1997, according to an interview with a U.S. magazine.

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U.S. will take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat: Turkey

/  22.06.2017  /  World 

ANKARA (Reuters) – The United States has told Turkey it will take back weapons supplied to the Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria after the defeat of Islamic State, Ankara said on Thursday, seeking to address Turkish concerns about arming Kurds on its border.

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Scandal clouds outlook for Japan’s Abe, Tokyo poll may give clues

/  22.06.2017  /  World 

TOKYO (Reuters) – Just a few months ago, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looked to be cruising to a third term that would make him Japan’s longest serving leader and put him on track to achieving his dream of revising its post-war, pacifist constitution.

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After London fire, UK PM May says other tower blocks have combustible cladding

/  22.06.2017  /  World 

LONDON (Reuters) – Cladding on a number of British tower blocks has been confirmed as combustible in tests conducted after a deadly fire in west London, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday.

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Exclusive: South Korea president calls on China’s Xi to do more on North Korea nuclear program

/  22.06.2017  /  World 

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday China should do more to rein in North Korea’s nuclear program and he would call on President Xi Jinping to ‘lift all measures’ against South Korean companies taken in retaliation against Seoul’s decision to host a U.S. anti-missile defense system.

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India eyes breakthrough on U.S. surveillance drones ahead of Modi trip

/  22.06.2017  /  World 

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – India is pushing for U.S. approval of its request to buy a naval variant of the Predator drone, officials said, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi tries to revitalize relations with Washington when he meets President Donald Trump for the first time.

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South Africa’s top court to rule on secrete on Zuma no confidence vote

/  22.06.2017  /  World 

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s top court will rule on Thursday whether a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma should be taken by secret ballot, a verdict that could pave way for disgruntled members of the ruling party to anonymously dissent.

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Britain’s May still to be PM at year end: finance minister Hammond

/  22.06.2017  /  World 

LONDON (Reuters) – Theresa May will still be British leader at the end of this year, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Thursday.

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