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China pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road, says open to everyone

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his ambitious new Silk Road plan, saying everyone was welcome to join what he envisioned would be a path for peace and prosperity for the world.


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Macron's win adds to Poland's worries about its place in EU

WARSAW/BUDAPEST (Reuters) – While the election of Emmanuel Macron as French president with a vision of closer European Union integration was a relief to much of Europe, for Poland and Hungary it fanned fears of losing influence.


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Trump says 'his decision' to fire FBI chief, calls him 'showboat': NBC interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Thursday called James Comey, the FBI chief he fired, a “showboat” and “grandstander” and said in a NBC-TV interview he would have dismissed him even if officials at the Justice Department had not recommended it.


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Acting FBI chief declines to say if Trump is under investigation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The man who took over from ousted FBI Director James Comey declined to say on Thursday whether he ever heard Comey tell Donald Trump that the president was not a target of an investigation into possible collusion between Russia and Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.


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Venezuela opposition seeks international support for 'democratic agenda'

LIMA (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition is pushing other Latin American countries to pressure President Nicolas Maduro’s government into implementing a “democratic agenda,” opposition leader Julio Borges said on Thursday.


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Colombia's ELN sees no peace deal before 2018 elections

HAVANA (Reuters) – Colombia’s second biggest rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), said on Thursday it did not expect to have reached a peace agreement by the 2018 elections and criticized the government for failing to tackle right-wing paramilitary groups.


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U.S. tells Turkey it supports Ankara's fight against PKK

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis voiced strong support for Turkey’s fight against PKK militants after talks with Turkey’s prime minister on Thursday, as Ankara fumes over a U.S. decision to arm Kurdish fighters in Syria it equates to PKK allies.


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Wall St. on track to record worst day in one month

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks trimmed losses on Thursday, but were still on track for their biggest one-day fall in nearly a month due to declines in retail and bank shares.


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Wildlife refuge fire forces evacuations in southeast Georgia

(Reuters) – A wildfire in Georgia’s Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has forced dozens of nearby residents to leave their homes, authorities said on Sunday, adding that the blaze might not be fully contained for months.


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Kidnapped Frenchman freed in rescue mission in Sudan's Darfur

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – A Frenchman who was kidnapped in Chad in March and taken to the Darfur area of Sudan has been rescued in a raid organised by France, Chad and Sudan and was handed over to French authorities on Sunday, Sudanese officials said.


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