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January 5, 2019 12:14 AM Fearing Congo violence, U.S. deploys small military force to Gabon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday that U.S. military personnel had deployed to Gabon in response to possible violent demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a presidential election there. In a letter to congressional leaders, Trump said the first of about 80 military personnel arrived in Gabon on Wednesday 86

January 4, 2019 5:46 PM Foreign powers weigh diplomatic moves on Venezuela's crisis

Chile's Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero, center, attends a meeting of the Lima Group concerning Venezuela in Lima, Peru, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. A coalition of international leaders gather in Lima to define a strategy for resolving Venezuela's growing crisis ahead of President Nicolas Maduro's Jan. 10 inauguration to a second term, which is widely dismissed 69

January 4, 2019 4:46 AM US and China to hold trade talks in Beijing next week

A US delegation will visit China next week for talks aimed at defusing the trade war between the world's two largest economies. The closely watched meeting follows a dismal week for US markets, with losses fuelled partly by trade fears. Last year, China and the US imposed tariffs on more than $300bn (£237bn) worth of each other's goods. It will be the first 87

January 2, 2019 5:25 PM Trump says U.S. officials to make plea for wall in meeting with lawmakers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said U.S. security officials will make a plea for a southern border wall in a White House meeting with lawmakers on Wednesday and that he was open to working on a path to legal status for so-called Dreamers. Trump’s demand for $5 billion for the border wall to be part of any spending measure triggered a partial 127

December 30, 2018 3:29 PM Brazil moving its embassy to Jerusalem matter of 'when, not if': Israel's prime minister

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro told him that it was a matter of “when, not if” he moves his country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. The far-right Bolsonaro, who takes office on Tuesday and is hosting Netanyahu and the leaders of other counties for his inauguration 84

December 30, 2018 1:50 AM Galatasaray transfer list star who missed match through illness but went on holiday

Galatasaray defender Serdar Aziz was pictured on holiday in the Maldives a day after he missed his side's final game of 2018 with what he claimed was an upset stomach. The Turkey international's wife shared an image on her Instagram stories page from the tropical island which featured her husband, who was ruled out of Galatasaray's 4-2 win over Sivasspor 66

December 29, 2018 4:46 PM President Trump Says 'Big Progress' Made in China Trade War Talks

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump says “big progress” is being made in talks between the U.S. and China to head off further escalation in a yearlong trade war. Trump says Saturday that he had a “long and very good call” with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss the talks, which stemmed from their sit-down early this month in Argentina. Trump tweets 81

December 28, 2018 1:28 PM Vatican official urges Iraq's Christians to forgive, rebuild

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican secretary of state urged Iraqi Christians who have endured years of Islamic extremist persecution to forgive, reconcile and rebuild their broken communities as he celebrated Mass Friday in Iraq's largest Christian town. Cardinal Pietro Parolin has spent the Christmas holidays in Iraq in a show of Pope Francis' solidarity with the region's 85

December 26, 2018 5:56 PM Alleged leader of Chinese consulate attack in Pakistan reported killed

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - One of the alleged masterminds of an attack by a Pakistani separatist group on the Chinese consulate in Karachi last month has been killed along with five associates, the insurgent group said on Wednesday. The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), which opposes projects linked to China’s Belt and Road infrastructure initiative in resource-rich 82

December 26, 2018 9:35 AM Russia, Belarus fail to agree on financial compensation for Minsk: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko failed to agree on possible financial compensation for Minsk and will meet again before the end of the year, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday. The two leaders met in Moscow on Tuesday to discuss a range of issues, but did not reach an agreement 107