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  • Polish gov't pressured to act following report on neo-Nazis

    Poland’s right-wing government faced pressure on Monday to act forcefully against far-right extremists following an expose of Polish neo-Nazis who celebrated Adolf Hitler, burning a swastika and dressing in Nazi German uniforms.

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  • Head of Russian outlet RT says US foreign agent order hurts

    The head of Russian television channel RT says the Kremlin-funded outlet is already suffering the consequences of having to register as a foreign agent in the U.S. amid allegations that it participated in attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

    Washington Post
  • Ecuador's president takes aim at WikiLeaks' Assange

    Ecuador's president is lashing out at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange even as he contends his government is working behind the scenes to help him out of the Ecuadorean embassy in London. Lenin Moreno said in a televised interview Sunday that Assange had become "more than a nuisance" after...

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  • Merkel and Schulz face stiff opposition to German coalition talks

    Chancellor welcomes Social Democrats’ vote to begin negotiations but both sides have vocal doubters Angela Merkel has welcomed the Social Democrats’ decision to enter into formal coalition talks, even as the party’s leader signalled he would try to wring concessions from her before putting the final deal to members in a postal ballot. “The path for coalition negotiations is now clear,” said the German chancellor, appearing relieved after the SPD’s vote on the issue on Sunday. She said she would...

    the Guardian
  • 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.

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  • Afghanistan searches for answers to deadly hotel attack

    KABUL (Reuters) - The deadly assault on the Hotel Intercontinental in Kabul at the weekend, which devastated one of Afghanistan's three main airlines with the killing of many of its foreign pilots, has exposed again how vulnerable the city is to militant attacks.

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  • U.S. FDA releases initial review of Philip Morris' iQOS device

    (Reuters) - An electronic product made by Philip Morris International Inc that heats rather than burns tobacco contains lower levels of harmful and potentially harmful compounds than cigarettes, a preliminary review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded on Monday.

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  • German nurse charged with 97 more murders at hospitals

    BERLIN (AP) — A German nurse who is already serving a life sentence for two murders has been charged with killing 97 more patients over several years at two hospitals in northwest

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  • play set to divide Balkans anew

    BELGRADE (Reuters) - During his lifetime Slobodan Milosevic divided the peoples of the Balkans. Now, 12 years after he died during his trial for war crimes, the onetime Serbian strongman is set to divide them again - this time as a character in a play.

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  • U.S. to send diplomatic team to Europe to discuss Iran

    WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The United States plans to send a diplomatic team to Europe to discuss the Iran nuclear deal and countering Iranian...

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  • Abbas wins renewed EU backing for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union assured President Mahmoud Abbas it supported his ambition to have East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state, in the bloc's latest rejection of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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  • Pioneering female becomes first wolf in Belgium in a century

    Researchers have tracked Naya from eastern Germany into the Netherlands and now Belgium The first recorded wolf on Belgian soil for at least 100 years has made her bloody mark. Farmers in north-east Flanders have been put on high alert after evidence emerged that Naya, a female originally from eastern Germany which has been making a pioneering trek across Europe, had killed two sheep and injured a third near the Belgian town of Meerhout. Continue reading...

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  • Uber CEO focused on 'responsible growth', seeks fresh start in Germany

    MUNICH (Reuters) - Uber's chief executive said on Monday that he was focused on "responsible growth" as he seeks to put an end to the take-no-prisoners culture he inherited on joining the pioneer of ride-hailing services last year.

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  • Uber CEO focused on 'responsible growth', seeks fresh start in Germany

    MUNICH (Reuters) - Uber's chief executive said on Monday that he was focused on "responsible growth" as he seeks to put an end to the take-no-prisoners culture he inherited on joining the pioneer of ride-hailing services last year.

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  • France says Iran not respecting U.N. text on ballistic missiles

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France's foreign minister accused Iran on Monday of not respecting part of a U.N. resolution that calls on Tehran to refrain from work on ballistic missiles designed to carry nuclear warheads.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 canceled a trip to London citing anger at the sale of an embassy.

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  • Abbas wins renewed EU backing for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union assured President Mahmoud Abbas it supported his ambition to have East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state, in the bloc's latest rejection of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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