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  • U.S. welcomes Hariri's return to Lebanon

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States welcomes Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri's return to Lebanon, a U.S. State Department official said on Wednesday.

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  • "The people have spoken," says Zimbabwe's new leader

    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa told a cheering crowd in Harare on Wednesday that the country was entering a new stage of democracy following Robert Mugabe's removal as president after nearly four decades in power.

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  • "The people have spoken," says Zimbabwe's new leader

    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa told a cheering crowd in Harare on Wednesday that the country was entering a new stage of democracy following Robert Mugabe's removal as president after nearly four decades in power.

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  • Italy's Berlusconi takes fight against ban from office to European court

    STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Lawyers for Silvio Berlusconi argued on Wednesday at the European Court of Human Rights against his ban from holding public office, hoping for a green light that will allow him to run for prime minister at national elections early next year.

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  • 'The people have spoken,' Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa tells cheering crowd

    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is due to be sworn in to replace Robert Mugabe as president on Friday, told a cheering crowd in Harare on Wednesday that the country was entering a new stage of democracy.

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  • German Social Democrats face pressure over coalition talks

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) faced pressure on Wednesday to consider offering coalition talks to Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives to settle the worst political crisis in modern German history.

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  • Lebanon's PM Saad al-Hariri shelves resignation, easing crisis

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri on Wednesday shelved his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun, easing a crisis that had deepened tensions in the Middle East.

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  • Lebanon's PM Hariri shelves resignation, easing crisis

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri on Wednesday shelved his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun, easing a crisis that had deepened tensions in the Middle East.

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  • In Trump strongholds, Democrats walk tightrope ahead of 2018 elections

    KATY, Texas (Reuters) - As Democrats try to win control of the U.S. Congress in next year's midterm elections, their hopes of picking up a Senate seat in Republican-dominated Texas rest with a telegenic ex-punk rocker who wants to impeach President Donald Trump and legalize marijuana.

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  • In Trump strongholds, Democrats walk tightrope ahead of 2018 elections

    KATY, Texas (Reuters) - As Democrats try to win control of the U.S. Congress in next year's midterm elections, their hopes of picking up a Senate seat in Republican-dominated Texas rest with a telegenic ex-punk rocker who wants to impeach President Donald Trump and legalize marijuana.

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  • Lebanon's PM Hariri shelves resignation, easing crisis

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri on Wednesday shelved his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun to allow for dialogue, easing a crisis that had deepened tensions around the Middle East.

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  • Lebanon's Hariri suspends resignation as PM, easing crisis

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri on Wednesday suspended his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun to allow for dialogue, easing a major political crisis.

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  • Lebanon's Hariri suspends resignation as PM, easing crisis

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri on Wednesday suspended his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun to allow for dialogue, easing a major political crisis.

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  • Lebanon's Hariri suspends resignation as PM, easing crisis

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri on Wednesday suspended his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun to allow for dialogue, easing a major political crisis.

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  • Some German Social Democrats question rejection of grand coalition

    BERLIN (Reuters) - A group of Social Democrat (SPD) deputies is questioning their party's rejection of a renewed 'grand coalition' with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives to resolve Germany's worst political crisis of modern times, according to Bild newspaper.

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  • Some German Social Democrats question rejection of grand coalition

    BERLIN (Reuters) - A group of Social Democrat (SPD) deputies is questioning their party's rejection of a renewed 'grand coalition' with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives to resolve Germany's worst political crisis of modern times, according to Bild newspaper.

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  • Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president on Friday

    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president on Friday following the resignation of Robert Mugabe after nearly four decades in power, state broadcaster ZBC reported on Wednesday.

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  • Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president on Friday

    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president on Friday following the resignation of Robert Mugabe after nearly four decades in power, state broadcaster ZBC reported on Wednesday.

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  • Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president on Friday

    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president on Friday following the resignation of Robert Mugabe after nearly four decades in power, state broadcaster ZBC reported on Wednesday.

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  • Lebanon's Hariri says to hold off resignation as PM

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri said on Wednesday he would hold off presenting his resignation as prime minister in response to a request from President Michel Aoun to allow more dialogue.

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  • Lebanon's Hariri says to hold off resignation as PM

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri said on Wednesday he would hold off presenting his resignation as prime minister in response to a request from President Michel Aoun to allow more dialogue.

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  • Italy's Berlusconi takes fight against ban from office to European court

    STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Lawyers for Silvio Berlusconi argued on Wednesday at the European Court of Human Rights against his ban from holding public office, hoping for a green light that will allow him to run for prime minister at Italy's election early next year.

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  • Few tears in China as old friend Mugabe ousted in Zimbabwe

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China is shedding few tears over the ousting of its old friend Robert Mugabe as president of Zimbabwe, fed up with the ruinous state of its economy and confident a new government will not antagonise China or change course on policies towards it.

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  • Germany's figurehead president now best hope of unlocking political crisis

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Frank-Walter Steinmeier was hardly Chancellor Angela Merkel's first choice for the largely ceremonial job of German president, but the lifelong Social Democrat may be her best hope of holding onto power amid an unprecedented political crisis.

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