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U.S. sanctions hit Russian hopes of a ‘Trump bump’ for investment

MOSCOW (Reuters) - New U.S. sanctions on Moscow have forced Russian business chiefs to accept that Donald Trump's rise to power is...

Iranian court freezes assets of more than 150 BBC staff

DUBAI (Reuters) - More than 150 Iranian current and former BBC staff and contributors have been barred from major financial transactions in Iran,...

Norway’s opposition Labour drops to four-year low in poll: NRK

OSLO (Reuters) - Support for Norway's opposition Labour Party fell sharply in a poll published by public broadcaster NRK on Tuesday and the...

Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe to be charged with assault in South Africa: minister

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, handed herself in to South African police on Tuesday and will be charged with assault...

Thai activist jailed for two and a half years for posting BBC article

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai student activist was jailed for two and a half years on Tuesday for posting on Facebook a BBC...

Saudi Arabia and Iraq to re-open border crossing after 27 years

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and Iraq plan to open the Arar border crossing for trade for the first time since 1990, when...

Turkey hunts more coup suspects, detains 30 for suspected PKK links

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish police have launched operations to track down 33 former staff of a national scientific research agency who are alleged...

UK police say defective train sparked Holborn station evacuation

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said they had evacuated Holborn underground train station in central London due to a defective train, following reports...

Roadside bomb blast kills eight soldiers in southwest Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A roadside bomb killed eight soldiers in a remote district in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan, a government official...

Iraq starts bombing IS-held Tal Afar, west of Mosul: Sumariya

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq has begun an aerial bombardment of Tal Afar, a town under Islamic State control west of Mosul, Baghdad-based...

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