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Lebanon's president rejects terrorism suggestion

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese president appeared to defend Hezbollah as necessary to resist Israel on Monday, after an Arab League statement accused the group of terrorism and noted it is part of Lebanon's coalition government.

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Kenya's Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta's presidential win

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday unanimously upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month's repeat presidential vote, paving the way for him to be sworn in next week.

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Supreme Court upholds result of Kenya's presidential vote

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday unanimously upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month's repeat presidential vote, paving the way for him to be sworn in next week.

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Ex-Leader Wins First Round of Chile’s Presidential Vote

Former President Sebastián Piñera will now face Alejandro Guillier, a former news anchor, to succeed President Michelle Bachelet.

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Israel president rejects pardon appeal of soldier who killed prone Palestinian assailant

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's president on Sunday turned down a pardon request by an ex-conscript who is serving an serving a 14-month jail term for killing an incapacitated Palestinian assailant.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe defies expectations of immediate resignation

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe defied expectations he would resign on Sunday, pledging to preside over a ZANU-PF congress next month even though the ruling party had removed him as its leader hours earlier.

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Mugabe agrees to stand down as Zimbabwe president: source

HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe agreed on Sunday to resign as Zimbabwe's president hours after the ruling ZANU-PF party fired him as its leader following 37 years in charge, a source familiar with the negotiations said.

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Mugabe given until noon Monday to quit as President of Zimbabwe

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's ruling party fired Robert Mugabe as its leader on Sunday and gave the 93-year-old less than 24 hours to quit as head of state or face impeachment, an attempt to force a peaceful end to his 37 years in power after a de facto coup.

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Haitian army set to make controversial return after two decades

CAP-HAITIEN/PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti's president on Saturday heralded the re-establishment of the country's military after 22 years, a divisive issue in the impoverished Caribbean nation which has a history of bloody coups and political instability.

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Party set to sack Mugabe, Zimbabweans celebrate expected downfall

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's ruling party will dismiss President Robert Mugabe on Sunday and reinstate Emmerson Mnangagwa, the vice-president he fired, two party sources told Reuters on Saturday, as ecstatic crowds celebrated the expected downfall.

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Party set to sack Mugabe, sources say, as Zimbabweans march on residence

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party will meet on Sunday to dismiss President Robert Mugabe and reinstate the vice-president he dismissed, Emmerson Mnangagwa, two party sources told Reuters on Saturday.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe digs in heels as ruling party moves to depose him

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe appeared in public on Friday for the first time since the army took charge, as the ruling party made plans to force him to step down after more than three decades in power.

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A first lady's ambition cut short

Grace Mugabe had the world at her feet, a national airline at her disposal for shopping jaunts around the world, where she stayed at luxury hotels without a care for the staggering cost. Her husband Robert Mugabe was president, and she was inching ever closer to assuming the reins of power once the 93-year-old was ready to relinquish them.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe appears in public for first time since army took charge

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe appeared in public on Friday for the first time since the army took charge this week, as the ruling party made plans to force him to step down after more than three decades in power.

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Hariri's Paris meeting to boost Lebanon stability: top aide

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as prime minister on Nov. 4, will see France's president on Saturday in Paris and the meeting will help resolve the Lebanese crisis and boost stability, a senior Hariri aide said.

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Gillibrand Says Bill Clinton Should Have Resigned Over Lewinsky Affair

It was a remarkable statement from a senator who enthusiastically backed Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid last year but has been deeply involved in efforts to curb sexual abuse and harassment.

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Chile's presidential hopefuls wrap up campaigning ahead of Sunday vote

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's presidential hopefuls wrapped up campaigning on Thursday in a race that has pitted billionaire Sebastian Pinera's promise for change against center-left candidate Alejandro Guillier's defense of a recent raft of progressive reforms.

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Lebanese president hopes Hariri visit to France will end crisis

BEIRUT/PARIS (Reuters) - Lebanon's president said on Thursday he hoped the crisis over Saad al-Hariri's resignation as prime minister and stay in Saudi Arabia would soon end with Hariri visiting France.

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Iranians Are Outraged Over Shoddy Construction in Earthquake Zone

The largest hospital in the earthquake zone nearly collapsed. Iran’s president wants to investigate.

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U.S. embassy defends credibility of Liberia presidential poll

MONROVIA (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in Liberia on Wednesday defended the credibility of last month's presidential election there, amid allegations of irregularities and fraud that have delayed a run-off poll.

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Lebanon accuses Saudi Arabia of holding its PM hostage

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's president on Wednesday accused Saudi Arabia of holding hostage prime minister Saad al-Hariri along with his family - the first time he has explicitly said he was being held - and called this an act of aggression.

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N. Korea warns Trump will 'pay dearly'

US President Donald Trump may claim he would never insult Kim Jong Un, but North Korea clearly thinks differently.

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Zimbabwe army launches takeover against 'criminals' around Mugabe, says president 'safe'

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's military seized power early on Wednesday targeting "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe but gave assurances on national television that the 93-year-old leader and his family were "safe and sound".

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After U.S. visit, South Sudan's Kiir orders unhindered aid access

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has ordered that humanitarian aid convoys be allowed to move freely, unhindered and unimpeded around the country, two weeks after the United States said it had lost trust in his government and threatened to pull support.

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Duterte berates Canada's Trudeau at end of Philippines summit

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte attacked Canada's Justin Trudeau at the end of a summit of Asian and Western nations for raising questions about his war on drugs, a topic skirted by other leaders, including U.S. President Donald Trump.

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African-Americans taking brunt of oil industry pollution: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - African-Americans face a disproportionate risk of health problems from pollution caused by the oil and gas industry, and the situation could worsen as President Donald Trump dismantles environmental regulations, according to a report issued on Tuesday by a pair of advocacy groups.

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Security tight at Kenya court ahead of hearing on election challenges

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's Supreme Court prepared on Tuesday to review petitions challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in last month's presidential election, in what may be the last chance for legal scrutiny of the vote.

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Trump asked China's president to help with 3 arrested athletes

US President Donald Trump said he personally asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help in the case of three American college basketball players accused of shoplifting last week.

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Trump was for leaks before he was president

Trump was enthusiastic about WikiLeaks' hacks during the 2016 campaign. After taking office, his administration has been less complimentary about leaks.

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Dubai pressures Airbus as A380 order hopes fizzle

DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai wants a guarantee that Airbus will keep production of the A380 superjumbo open for at least 10 years before state-owned Emirates places a new order for the world's largest jetliner, the airline's president said on Monday.

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Ex intel officials: Trump is getting 'played'

On State of the Union, our panel of Rick Santorum, Jennifer Granholm, Van Jones and Mary Katharine Ham discuss President Trump's comments on Putin.

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Erdogan says those who see no military solution in Syria should pull troops out

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that those who do not believe in a military solution in Syria should pull their troops out, after Russia and the United States said no military solution was possible in Syria.

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Dubai wants guarantee on A380 output before placing new order

DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai wants a guarantee that Airbus will keep production of the A380 superjumbo open for at least 10 years before state-owned Emirates places a new order for the world's largest jetliner, the airline's president said on Monday.

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AIRSHOW-Dubai wants guarantee on A380 output before placing A380 order

DUBAI, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Dubai wants a guarantee that Airbus will keep production of the A380 superjumbo open for at least 10 years before Emirates places a new order for the world's largest jetliner, the airline's president told Reuters on Monday.

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Panama's president to travel to China to meet Xi Jinping

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela will travel to China to meet with his counterpart Xi Jinping on Friday, the first official visit by a Panamanian leader to the Asian country coming five months after the nations established diplomatic relations.

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Slovenia's President Pahor wins second term in close race

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenian President Borut Pahor was re-elected for a second term in a runoff vote on Sunday, beating his challenger in a tight race.

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Slovenia's Pahor on course for re-election as president

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenian President Borut Pahor was on course to be re-elected to a second five-year term on Sunday, leading his challenger by six percentage points with 91 percent of votes counted, the Election Commission said shortly after polls closed.

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Mnuchin: Largest tax cut ... mostly

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says President Trump's false claim that the GOP's tax bill would be the largest tax cut in history is true "on mostly every single part of the plan."

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State of the Cartoonion: Trump's conspiracies

On this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake Tapper takes a look at all the various conspiracy theories President Trump can have his cabinet check out.

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Brennan: Trump intimidated by Putin

Former CIA Director John Brennan says President Trump is either intimidated by or afraid of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Azerbaijan Airlines orders five Boeing 787 Dreamliners

DUBAI (Reuters) - Azerbaijan Airlines President Jahangir Askerov announced an order for five Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner jets at the Dubai Airshow on Sunday.

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AIRSHOW-Azerbaijan Airlines orders five Boeing 787 Dreamliners

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Azerbaijan Airlines President Jahangir Askerov announced an order for five Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner jets at the Dubai Airshow on Sunday.

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Trump to talk about human rights with Philippines' Duterte

US President Donald Trump's knack for diplomatic flattery will be tested in the Philippines on Monday when he and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte meet for a state visit.

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Trump touts his dealmaking skills as solution to South China Sea dispute

US President Donald Trump has offered his services as a "mediator and arbitrator" over disputed territorial claims South China Sea issue, one of the most pressing issues for many of Asia's leaders.

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Opinion: Trump stays on script, but is empty handed so far

US President Donald Trump has been relatively disciplined during his tour of Asia so far.

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Lebanese president calls on Saudi to explain why Hariri has not returned

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's president called on Saudi Arabia on Saturday to clarify why Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri could not leave the kingdom and return home.

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Trans-Pacific Trade Partners Are Moving On, Without the U.S.

As President Trump dismissed global trade talks, the other members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership revived a major multinational agreement that would include American allies.

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North Korea lashes out at Trump, says he 'begged for war'

North Korea lashed out at US President Donald Trump again Saturday, describing him as a "destroyer" who "begged for nuclear war" during his tour of Asia.

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Lebanon president calls on Riyadh to clarify reasons stopping Hariri return

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's president called on Saudi Arabia on Saturday to clarify the reasons preventing Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri returning to Beirut, his office said.

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Poland's president, ruling party reach compromise on court reforms

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's president and its ruling party have reached a compromise on judicial reform, a parliamentary deputy said on Friday, bringing them closer to resolving an issue that has kept them at odds for more than three months.

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Trump’s Visit to China Provides a Propaganda Bonanza

President Trump’s flattery of China’s president, Xi Jinping, and his praise for the country’s achievements made things easy for the state-run news media.

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South Korea to hold summit with China on Saturday: Blue House

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean president Moon Jae-in will hold a summit with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Saturday, South Korea's presidential office said in a statement on Friday.

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US finds unlikely ally in Vietnam

US President Donald Trump may have left China for the final leg of his Asia tour, but the specter of Beijing will loom large over his discussions with Southeast Asian nations on the issues dominating the region.

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Trump does not take questions with Xi

US President Donald Trump did not take questions from reporters in China, forfeiting a potential opportunity to push Chinese leader Xi Jinping to face the press.

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For Tweet Mocking Mugabe, New Jersey Woman Could Face 20 Years in Prison

Martha O’Donovan, 25, is charged with subverting Zimbabwe’s government and undermining its president.

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Putin says doping allegations against Russia meant to stir discontent

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested on Thursday that allegations of a state-sponsored doping program in Russia were an attempt to sow discontent ahead of the country's presidential elections.

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Putin says U.S. looking to stir trouble at upcoming Russian presidential vote: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of wanting to stir trouble at Russia's presidential elections in retaliation for alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential vote, RIA Novosti news agency reported on Thursday.

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'A simple war maniac': North Koreans sound off after Trump

US President Donald Trump had already flown to China by the time ordinary North Koreans heard he'd addressed South Korea's National Assembly.

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Boeing signs China deals worth $37 billion: state TV

BEIJING (Reuters) - Boeing signed $37 billion in commercial deals in China as part of a trade mission traveling with United States President Donald Trump during his state visit to Beijing, Chinese state TV reported on Thursday.

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Boeing signs China deals worth $37 billion-state tv

BEIJING, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Boeing signed $37 billion in commercial deals in China as part of a trade mission travelling with United States President Donald Trump during his state visit to Beijing, Chinese state TV reported on Thursday.

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Egypt's president backs Saudi purge, urges de-escalation with Iran

SHARM AL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday he was against military strikes on Iran or the Tehran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah, saying there was enough turmoil in the Middle East.

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Xi's up, Trump is down, but it may not matter

On the face of it, summit meetings this week between China's domineering leader Xi Jinping and the scandal-plagued, unpopular US President Donald Trump are shaping up as a massive mismatch of political fortunes.

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Trump Tightens Cuba Embargo, Restricting Access to Hotels and Businesses

The new rules, intended to direct money away from the military, limit ties with Cuba just as President Trump pushes business deals with Communist China.

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Turkey's Erdogan, Tesla's Musk discuss cooperation with Turkish firms

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Tesla Inc chief executive Elon Musk met on Wednesday to discuss cooperation between Tesla, SpaceX and Turkish firms, Turkey's presidential spokesman said.

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Santorum: Trump rhetoric hurts Republicans

Rick Santorum, former Republican senator of Pennsylvania, says President Trump's tweets and rhetoric hurt the Republican Party.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe: Beware of death on road to presidency

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday said the route to leadership was long and full of "pitfalls and death", as he accused his fired deputy and former protege of showing impatience in his bid to succeed him.

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GOP lawmaker: Election a referendum on Trump

Virginia Republican Rep. Scott Taylor says President Trump's divisive rhetoric was an "overwhelming" factor after Democrats made gains in Tuesday's election.

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China's Xi fetes Trump on first day of Beijing trip

BEIJING (Reuters) - With lavish pageantry and an uncharacteristic personal flourish, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday rolled out a red carpet welcome for U.S President Donald Trump at the Forbidden City, the ancient home of China's emperors.

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Trump in China: What's at stake?

US President Donald Trump is visiting China as part of his whirlwind tour of Asia. Here's what is at stake on this leg of the trip.

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All eyes on Trump during high-stakes China visit

China's emboldened leader Xi Jinping will offer Donald Trump a display meant to satisfy a leader susceptible to flattery when the US President touches down in Beijing on Wednesday.

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5 key moments from Trump's speech

US President Donald Trump addressed the South Korean parliament in Seoul Wednesday, with a fiery speech that was full of criticism of the country's northern neighbor and particularly its leader Kim Jong Un.

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Trump will be first foreign leader to dine in Forbidden City since 1949

Donald Trump will receive an honor in Beijing not granted to any US President since the founding of the People's Republic of China: official dinner inside the Forbidden City.

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DNC chair: United Democrats are Trump's worst nightmare

In lite of Democrat Ralph Northam's win in Virginia, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says the Democratic Party's unity is President Trump's worst nightmare.

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News Analysis: Trumpism Without Trump: A Losing Formula in Swing-State Virginia

Ed Gillespie, the Republican candidate for governor in Virginia, ran into the clear limits of trying to run as President Trump had in a swing state.

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Liberia's president says 'our democracy is under assault'

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday said democracy in the West African country was being threatened, a day after the Supreme Court put a presidential runoff on hold over fraud allegations.

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House Democrat calls GOP Clinton probe scheme to 'distract' from Russia inquiry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat on a House of Representatives committee accused its Republican leaders of launching a spurious investigation of Hillary Clinton to divert attention from inquiries on alleged links between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.

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Senate banking panel backs new North Korea sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Banking Committee unanimously backed new sanctions on North Korea on Tuesday, seeking to send a message of strength as President Donald Trump visits Asia for the first time since taking office.

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From Chilean refuge, Venezuelan congressional deputy defies president

CARACAS (Reuters) - From his refuge at the Chilean ambassador's home, Venezuela's deputy congressional leader has defended "civil disobedience" against President Nicolas Maduro and urged demoralized opponents to unite and oust him in a presidential vote.

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The most important things we'll learn

The governor's races in Virginia and New Jersey usually receive heightened attention because they are the first big statewide races (except for special elections) after a new president takes office. But after all the tumult of Donald Trump's first months as president, this year's focus is even more intense -- for at least one of the contests.

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US carriers to conduct mock battle

US President Donald Trump's arrival in Seoul Tuesday is being accompanied by a major show of force off the Korean Peninsula.

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Egypt's Sisi says he will not seek a third term: CNBC

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi‮‮ ‬‬will not seek a third term in office, he said in an interview with CNBC, adding that he does not intend to change the constitution and its provision of a two-term presidential limit.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe fires VP, paves way for wife to succeed him

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has fired his longtime ally and vice president, potentially clearing the way for his wife, Grace Mugabe, to take the role and eventually succeed her 93-year-old husband.

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U.S. to stage drill with three carriers as Trump visits Asia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups will exercise together in the Western Pacific in the coming days in a rare show of force as President Donald Trump visits Asia with warnings about the nuclear threat from North Korea, U.S. officials say.

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U.S. to soon stage drill with three carriers as Trump visits Asia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups will exercise together in the Western Pacific in the coming days in a rare show of force as President Donald Trump visits Asia with warnings about the nuclear threat from North Korea, U.S. officials say.

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Liberian court halts presidential run-off vote amid fraud probe

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia's Supreme Court on Monday put a presidential run-off on hold until the electoral commission can investigate claims of irregularities and alleged fraud in last month's first round of voting.

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Trump approval rating hits a new low

Donald Trump's approval rating stands at its lowest point in CNN's polling as concerns about contacts between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian operatives have grown sharply in the wake of the first indictments from the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the US election.

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Lebanon PM quits, but state won't accept his resignation

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's president appealed for national unity on Monday after Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri quit in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia, plunging the coalition government and country into political crisis.

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Lebanon president urges unity after PM quits, toppling ruling coalition

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's president appealed for national unity on Monday after Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri quit in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia, collapsing the coalition government and plunging the country into political crisis.

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Lebanon president urges unity after PM Hariri quits, toppling coalition of sectarian groups

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's president appealed for national unity on Monday after Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri quit in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia, toppling the country's coalition government that grouped the country's main sectarian factions.

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Lebanon president says stability is 'red line' after PM quit - justice minister

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's president stressed that stability is "a red line" after the prime minister's shock resignation, Justice Minister Salim Jreissati said on Monday after meeting the president.

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Trump to Kim: Returning abductees would be 'something very special'

US President Donald Trump hinted at the possibility of a diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea, were the country to release a number of Japanese citizens abducted by the regime more than two decades ago.

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Lebanese president won't accept PM's resignation until he returns: sources

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's president will not accept the resignation of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri until he returns to Lebanon, palace sources said on Sunday, delaying for now politically difficult consultations on his successor.

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Lebanese president will not accept PM's resignation yet: sources

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's President Michel Aoun will not decide whether to accept or reject the resignation of prime minister Saad al-Hariri until Hariri returns to Lebanon to explain his reasons, sources at the presidential palace said on Sunday.

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‘Saturday Night Live’: Alec Baldwin and Larry David Contribute to an Awkward Episode

Mr. Baldwin, as President Trump, took satirical potshots at Harvey Weinstein, while Mr. David joked in his monologue about picking up women at a concentration camp.

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China to expand corruption supervision pilot scheme nationwide: Xinhua

BEIJING - China will expand a pilot project for anti-graft supervision reforms nationwide next year that will consolidate existing corruption agencies, state-run news agency Xinhua reported, as President Xi Jinping expands his signature policy drive.

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Riding high, Xi looks to soothe Trump as U.S. pressures China

BEIJING (Reuters) - When they met at U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in April, China's President Xi Jinping found a way to charm the mercurial former real estate mogul. Trump hailed the "good chemistry" of the sunny summit in Florida and predicted “lots of very potentially bad problems will be going away.”

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Trump campaign aide met Russian officials in 2016: NY Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign met Russian government officials last year, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing testimony he gave this week to a U.S. congressional committee.