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Georgia activists try to padlock state buildings as protest spreads

TBILISI (Reuters) – Opposition activists in Georgia tried to shut state buildings with padlocks and chains in the capital and other cities across the country, as protests spread ...

Back me or sack me, protege of Germany’s Merkel tells her party

CDU party chairwoman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer speaks at the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party congress in Leipzig, Germany, November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel LEIPZIG, ...

Israel’s Netanyahu faces calls to quit but is defiant in crisis

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced calls to resign over a corruption scandal on Friday, as senior government colleagues publicly declared support ...

Six migrant bodies washed up on Libyan coast

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – The bodies of six migrants were washed up on the coast east of Libya’s capital Tripoli on Friday, while about 100 survivors were brought back to shore, ...

Greece to ‘shut the door’ to migrants not entitled to asylum, PM says

FILE PHOTO: Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis delivers a speech during the 4th EU-Arab World Summit in Athens, Greece, October 29, 2019. REUTERS/Costas Baltas/ ATHENS ...

Security forces reopen entrance to key Iraqi port

BAGHDAD/BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Security forces reopened the entrance to Iraq’s main Gulf port on Friday after forcibly dispersing protesters who had been blocking it, as the ...

Putin hands awards to widows of men killed in mysterious military test

Russian President Vladimir Putin hands the Order of Courage to a widow of a man killed in an accident during a military test outside Severodvinsk in August 2019, in Moscow, Russia ...

Once allies, Nicaragua’s elite aim to unseat Ortega

MANAGUA (Reuters) – When Nicaraguan police pulled over his luxury SUV, businessman Jose Adan Aguerri thought it was a routine traffic stop. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega ...

Malta police need more time to question man in journalist murder case: PM

VALLETTA (Reuters) – Police decided to release on bail a person of interest in the investigation into the murder of a Maltese journalist because they need more time to question ...

Pope says tech, globalization endanger youth individuality

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Pope Francis warned on Friday that technology and globalization were homogenizing young people around the world to the point where their uniqueness and cultural ...