KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday de-escalating the conflict with pro-Russian rebels was the priority for the Kiev government, which stands by a September peace deal signed in Minsk. Fighting between government troops and separatists in eastern Ukraine has intensified in recent days after the rebels ruled out more peace talks. “Beginning a political process of de-escalation and regulation remains our priority
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended on Sunday a planned speech to the U.S.
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BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Bombs killed at least 11 civilians in central Baghdad on Sunday when they exploded at two restaurants in the Iraqi capital, police and medical sources said. Police said the deadliest explosion took place near Tahrir Square when a bomb placed in a plastic bag exploded near a popular restaurant, killing seven people and wounding 11 others.
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PERTH, January 25 (Reuters) – Australian police said on Sunday they were investigating a former trade union official and member of the Australian Labor Party following reports that he has travelled to Syria to join the fight against Islamic State militants.
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SANAA (Reuters) – No sooner had Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi announced his resignation than his country’s tenuous political fabric began to disintegrate. Provinces across a nation barely held together by a complex web of tribal and religious alliances said they would no longer take military commands from Sanaa after the Iranian-allied Shi’ite Houthi group besieged Hadi’s home and palace this week
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Three people were killed during pro-democracy protests in Egypt and a bomb wounded two policemen on Sunday, the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, security sources said. The anniversary is a test of whether Islamists and liberal activists facing one of Egypt’s toughest crackdowns have the resolve to challenge the U.S.-backed government once again.
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan has offered to import more rice from the United States in a compromise aimed at pushing forward the Asia-Pacific regional trade talks, the Nikkei reported on Sunday. A stand-off between the United States and Japan over access to farm and auto markets has been holding up negotiations over the 12-nation trade pact, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
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NEW DELHI/KIEV (Reuters) – Pro-Moscow rebels, backed by what NATO says is the open participation of Russian troops, pressed on with their offensive on Sunday after restarting the war in eastern Ukraine with the first all-out assault since a truce five months ago.
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PARIS (Reuters) – After the surprises from central banks which rocked markets at the start of the year, the U.S.
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TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya’s Islamist militant group Ansar al-Sharia, accused by the U.S. government of killing its ambassador to Libya in 2012, has confirmed the death of its leader Mohamed al-Zahawi, the SITE monitoring service said on Sunday
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