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Italians vote for mayors as parties gear up for national election

ROME (Reuters) – Italians were voting on Sunday to elect municipal mayors in a test of political parties’ support ahead of a parliamentary election due to be held by next spring at the latest.


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Britain's May brings back foe, aiming to unite party before Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May reappointed most of her ministers on Sunday but brought a Brexit campaigner and party rival into government to try to unite her Conservatives after a disastrous election sapped her authority, days before Brexit talks begin.


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Attorney general to face questions on Comey firing, Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face questions about the firing of FBI Director James Comey and undeclared meetings with Russian officials at a U.S. Senate hearing on Tuesday, becoming the highest-ranking member of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet to testify in the affair.


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Putin critic Navalny, eyeing power, organizes anti-graft protests

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Thousands of Russians are expected to protest against corruption on Monday, part of opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s long-shot drive to unseat President Vladimir Putin next year by tapping voter anger over what Navalny says is runaway official graft.


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East Libyan forces advance in strategic oasis towns

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Forces loyal to Libya’s eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) said on Friday that they had moved into strategic oasis towns in the central desert region of Jufra, clashing with rival factions after conducting heavy air strikes in the area overnight.


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U.N. expands North Korea blacklist in first U.S., China sanctions deal under Trump

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council on Friday expanded targeted sanctions against North Korea after its repeated missile tests, adopting the first such resolution agreed by the United States and Pyongyang’s only major ally China since President Donald Trump took office.


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Afghans protesting after truck bomb killed in clash with police

KABUL (Reuters) – Protesters demanding the resignation of the Afghan government after this week’s devastating truck bomb clashed with riot police in Kabul on Friday in a confrontation that resulted in at least four deaths.


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Will Trump block Comey testimony? White House does not know yet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House officials said on Friday they did not know yet whether President Donald Trump will seek to block former FBI Director James Comey from testifying to Congress next week, a move that could spark a political backlash.


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Trump travel ban's fate hinges on emergency U.S. high court request

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump faces an uphill fight convincing the Supreme Court it should grant his emergency request to reinstate his travel ban on people entering the United States from six predominantly Muslim countries.


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China says arson suspected in bus fire in which South Koreans died

BEIJING (Reuters) – A fatal fire on a bus last month in China that killed five South Korean and six Chinese children is suspected to have been started by the driver, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday.


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