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Merkel's conservatives offer Greens compromise to salvage talks

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s would-be coalition partners resumed talks on Friday after all-night negotiations failed to produce a breakthrough, with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives saying they would compromise further on climate change policies to secure a deal.


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Saudi Arabia swapping assets for freedom of some held in graft purge: sources

BEIRUT/RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi authorities are striking agreements with some of those detained in an anti-corruption crackdown, asking them to hand over assets and cash in return for their freedom, sources familiar with the matter said.


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Pakistan issues 'last warning' to Islamists blocking entrance to capital

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s government on Friday issued a final warning to members of a hard-line Islamist party who have blocked a main road into the capital since last week, raising fears of a violent clash as they refuse to budge.


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Zimbabwe's Mugabe appears in public for first time since army took charge

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe appeared in public on Friday for the first time since the army took charge this week, as the ruling party made plans to force him to step down after more than three decades in power.


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U.S. envoy says no communication, no signal from North Korea amid nuclear crisis

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea and the United States agreed on Friday to keep working for a peaceful end to the North Korean nuclear crisis, but a U.S. envoy said it was difficult to gauge the reclusive North’s intentions as there has been “no signal”.


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Malaysia's royals call for religious tolerance in rare public intervention

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s royals made a rare intervention into public affairs on Tuesday, calling for unity and religious harmony after what they described as “excessive actions” in the name of Islam.


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Catalonia nears possible independence proclamation despite Madrid's warnings

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Catalan police tightened their protective ring around the region’s parliament on Tuesday where secessionists have pledged a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain despite warnings from Madrid of swift counter-measures.


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Fire crews fighting deadly California blazes welcome cool fog

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) – Firefighters battling 15 wildfires that have killed at least 11 people and destroyed hundreds of buildings in California’s wine country on welcomed a drop in winds and an expected layer of cool, moist fog rolling in on Tuesday.


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Honeywell seeks M&A as it keeps aero, spins off two units

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Diversified manufacturer Honeywell International Inc unveiled a business makeover on Tuesday that will tie its growth more strongly to aerospace technology and spin off other businesses as two publicly-traded companies by the end of 2018.


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Iran hardliners, pragmatists show unity in response to Trump

LONDON (Reuters) – A tough line from President Donald Trump has been met by a show of unity from both sides of Iran’s political divide, uniting hardliners who cast the United States as an implacable enemy with pragmatists who seek rapprochement with the West.


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