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  • Some U.S. allies caught in crossfire of sanctions on Russian arms

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. sanctions on Russian military exports have put the brakes on a $6 billion deal with India and may derail the arms purchases of other U.S. allies around Asia, experts say.

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  • NBC’s Mitchell Pushes Democratic Case Against Confirming Pompeo to State

    In an 11th- hour vote change from Senator Rand Paul (KY) Monday, CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination for secretary of state was allowed to go to the full Senate for a confirmation vote. Defying expectations and an obstructionist Democratic Party, the progress of Pompeo’s nomination drew the ire of NBC Nightly News and Chief Foreign Affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, whose report on the vote was filled with Democratic gripes and talking points.

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  • G7 foreign ministers condemn Russian behaviour, says it impedes cooperation

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from Group of Seven leading industrialized nations on Monday united to condemn Russia for what they called "a pattern of irresponsible and destabilising" behaviour and urged Moscow to help resolve the conflict in Syria.

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  • China conducts live fire combat drills in East China Sea: Xinhua

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has conducted live combat drills in the East China Sea, state news agency Xinhua reported late on Monday, the latest in a series of air and sea military exercises it has conducted over the past 10 days.

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  • Migrant 'caravan' that angers Trump nears U.S.-Mexico border

    Hundreds of Central American migrants traveling in a "caravan" were in limbo in the northern Mexican city of Hermosillo on Monday on the final stretch of a journey to the United States where President Donald Trump ordered officials to repel them.

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  • France's Macron visits Trump as Iran nuclear deal hangs in balance

    MOUNT VERNON, Va./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron emphasized pomp and ceremony on Monday as Macron began a state visit to Washington likely to be dominated by differences with the United States over trade and the nuclear accord with Iran.

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  • G7 foreign ministers condemn Russian behavior, says it impedes cooperation

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from Group of Seven leading industrialized nations on Monday united to condemn Russia for what they called "a pattern of irresponsible and destabilizing" behavior and urged Moscow to help resolve the conflict in Syria.

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  • G7 foreign ministers condemn Russian behavior, says it impedes cooperation

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from Group of Seven leading industrialized nations on Monday united to condemn Russia for what they called "a pattern of irresponsible and destabilizing" behavior and urged Moscow to help resolve the conflict in Syria.

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  • Migrant 'caravan' that angers Trump nears U.S.-Mexico border

    HERMOSILLO, Mexico (Reuters) - Hundreds of Central American migrants travelling in a "caravan" were in limbo in the northern Mexican city of Hermosillo on Monday on the final stretch of a journey to the United States where President Donald Trump ordered officials to repel them.

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  • Migrant 'caravan' that angers Trump nears U.S.-Mexico border

    HERMOSILLO, Mexico (Reuters) - Hundreds of Central American migrants traveling in a "caravan" were in limbo in the northern Mexican city of Hermosillo on Monday on the final stretch of a journey to the United States where President Donald Trump ordered officials to repel them.

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  • Migrant 'caravan' that angers Trump nears U.S.-Mexico border

    HERMOSILLO, Mexico (Reuters) - Hundreds of Central American migrants traveling in a "caravan" were in limbo in the northern Mexican city of Hermosillo on Monday on the final stretch of a journey to the United States where President Donald Trump ordered officials to repel them.

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  • Migrant 'caravan' that angers Trump nears U.S.-Mexico border

    HERMOSILLO, Mexico (Reuters) - Hundreds of Central American migrants traveling in a "caravan" were in limbo in the northern Mexican city of Hermosillo on Monday on the final stretch of a journey to the United States where President Donald Trump ordered officials to repel them.

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  • Senate committee paves way for Pompeo to become top U.S. diplomat

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Monday approved the nomination of President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, after a Republican senator who had been opposed threw his support behind the nominee.

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  • Senate committee paves way for Pompeo to become top U.S. diplomat

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Monday approved the nomination of President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, after a Republican senator who had been opposed threw his support behind the nominee.

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  • Senate committee paves way for Pompeo to become top U.S. diplomat

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Monday approved the nomination of President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, after a Republican senator who had been opposed threw his support behind the nominee.

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  • North Korean leader visits China embassy, hospital after fatal bus crash

    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited the Chinese embassy in Pyongyang on Monday to express "deep sympathy" over a bus accident that killed 32 Chinese tourists and critically injured two, the North's state media said on Tuesday.

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  • Inside Deripaska's scramble to soften Russia sanctions blow

    MOSCOW/LONDON (Reuters) - In December, as news reports emerged about potential new U.S. sanctions against Russia, aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska instructed advisers to draw up contingency plans, according to people close to the businessman and his firms.

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  • Republican Senator Paul changes mind, will back Pompeo nomination

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Rand Paul said on Monday he will support CIA Director Mike Pompeo's nomination to be U.S. secretary of state, changing his position as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee gathered to vote on Pompeo.

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  • Inside Deripaska's scramble to soften Russia sanctions blow

    MOSCOW/LONDON (Reuters) - In December, as news reports emerged about potential new U.S. sanctions against Russia, aluminium magnate Oleg Deripaska instructed advisers to draw up contingency plans, according to people close to the businessman and his firms.

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  • Venezuela vote rivals launch campaigns with gifts, promises of change

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro kicked off his presidential campaign giving away trash trucks and tractors while challenger Henri Falcon laid out plans to de-politicize state oil company PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] and dollarize an ailing economy.

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  • U.S. allies press Trump to keep Iran nuclear deal alive

    WASHINGTON/TORONTO (Reuters) - Western allies stepped up pressure on U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday to keep alive an international nuclear deal with Iran, with French President Emmanuel Macron due to urge him in person not to tear up the 2015 agreement.

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  • Trump says may tie Mexican immigration control to NAFTA

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump threatened to make Mexican immigration control a condition of a new NAFTA agreement on Monday, saying the southern U.S. neighbour must stop illegal immigrants from getting into the United States.

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  • U.S. allies press Trump to keep Iran nuclear deal alive

    WASHINGTON/TORONTO (Reuters) - Western allies stepped up pressure on U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday to keep alive an international nuclear deal with Iran, with French President Emmanuel Macron due to urge him in person not to tear up the 2015 agreement.

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  • Ethiopia says British museum must permanently return its artefacts

    ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Britain must permanently return all artefacts from Ethiopia held by the Victoria and Albert Museum and Addis Ababa will not accept them on loan, an Ethiopian government official said.

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