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01/22/2018 05:25 PM
U.S., EU discordant notes on Jerusalem underline Mideast policy rift
JERUSALEM/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - In a fresh display of Western discord over Middle East peace efforts, the United States said on Monday its Israel embassy would move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, while its European Union allies voiced support for East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state.


01/23/2018 12:19 AM
Government shutdown fizzles on spending, immigration deal in U.S. Congress
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress voted on Monday to end a three-day U.S. government shutdown, approving another short-term funding bill as Democrats accepted promises from Republicans for a broad debate later on the future of young illegal immigrants.


01/23/2018 12:05 AM
Hurry up, German conservative urges Social Democrats on coalition
BERLIN (Reuters) - A leading member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives has urged Social Democrats (SPD) to finish coalition talks within two to three weeks, warning that Germans were losing trust in democracy after months without a new government.


01/22/2018 03:53 PM
Assange team hopes UK could declare him persona non grata
London (Reuters) - Julian Assange and his advisers are preparing to try to use Ecuador's decision to grant him diplomatic status to force Britain to declare him persona non grata and expel him, a source close to Assange said.


01/22/2018 11:14 PM
Reuters reporters accused under Official Secrets Act due in Myanmar court
YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar are due to appear in court on Tuesday, when a judge could review a bail request for the pair accused of violating the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act.


01/22/2018 06:12 PM
Catalan crisis rekindled as parliament proposes Puigdemont as leader
MADRID/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Catalonia's parliament nominated former leader Carles Puigdemont, sacked by Spain for unilaterally declaring independence, as candidate to rule the region again in a sign of defiance to Madrid and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's government.


01/22/2018 06:12 PM
U.S. needs to pay attention to relationship with Britain, Tillerson says
LONDON (Reuters) - The United States needs to pay attention to its treasured relationship with Britain, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday just days after Donald Trump cancelled a trip to London citing anger at the sale of an embassy.


01/22/2018 07:23 PM
EU mulls new link between budget and civic rights
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU's justice commissioner is working on a proposal that could oblige member states such as Poland, which has clashed with Brussels over reforms to its courts, to pass tests on the independence of their judicial systems before receiving funding.


01/23/2018 12:08 AM
'Put Trump in his place' - nationalism awakens in Mexican presidential race
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Donald Trump's habit of slapping down Mexico is feeding nationalist sentiment in the country's presidential election campaign, prompting contenders to defy him and strengthening the hand of the frontrunner, who is courting the anti-establishment vote.


01/22/2018 08:40 PM
Turkey expects swift campaign against U.S.-backed Kurds in Syria
HASSA, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey shelled targets in northwest Syria on Monday and said it would swiftly crush U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG fighters in an air and ground offensive on the Afrin region beyond its border.

 

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