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Show respect, avoid insults: U.N. envoy gets strict at Syria talks

GENEVA (Reuters) – Like a headmaster addressing rowdy pupils, the United Nations envoy for Syria began peace talks in Geneva last week by telling the warring parties to behave and show respect.


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Malaysia declares airport safe for travel after nerve agent attack

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia on Sunday declared its international airport a “safe zone” after completing a sweep of the terminal where the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was assaulted with a deadly chemical last week.


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Republicans more concerned by leaks than Trump team Russian ties: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rank-and-file Republicans are more concerned about leaks to the media of conversations between Trump advisers and the Russian government than they are about the conversations themselves, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released Wednesday.


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Emails show ties between new EPA head, energy firms: watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Emails released by the Oklahoma attorney general’s office show a cozy relationship between energy companies and Scott Pruitt, who was the state’s top prosecutor before being sworn in last week as the new chief U.S. environmental regulator, a media watchdog group said on Wednesday.


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Mexico fumes at 'hostile' Trump immigration rules as U.S. talks loom

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Senior envoys of U.S. President Donald Trump are likely to receive a chilly reception in Mexico on Wednesday, after the United States issued new immigration guidelines that deeply angered its southern neighbor the day before bilateral talks.


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Macron wins support of influential centrist in French presidential race

PARIS (Reuters) – An influential French centrist politician struck an alliance with presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday that is likely to boost the independent’s chances in the tightly contested election.


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After surprise victory over Olympic bid, young Hungarian group aims for parliament

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Organizing their campaign from a decrepit basement, a group of young professionals and students collected a quarter of a million signatures in a month to successfully force Budapest to abandon its bid to host the 2024 Olympics.


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Saudi king to visit Indonesia in March with entourage of 1,500: Indonesian officials

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will visit Jakarta and Bali on the Indonesian leg of his Asian tour next month, bringing 1,500 people in his entourage including 10 ministers, Indonesian officials said.


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Malaysia says still to establish what killed North Korean

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian authorities said on Tuesday they had still to establish what was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and the body had not been formally identified as no next of kin have come forward.


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Exclusive: CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after Islamist attack – sources

BEIRUT/AMMAN/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – CIA-coordinated military aid for rebels in northwest Syria has been frozen since they came under major Islamist attack last month, rebel sources said, raising doubts about foreign support key to their war against President Bashar al-Assad.


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