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  • Australian PM urges global leaders to reject protectionism, embrace free trade

    November 17, 2018 12:45 AM 19

    PORT MORESBY (Reuters) - Global leaders must promote free trade, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday. Speaking at the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit in Papua New Guinea, Morrison urged leaders to embrace free, open trade, rejecting protectionism. “The test for us now, for all of us is to stand up for the economic

  • Russian ambassador to Finland summoned over GPS disruption

    November 16, 2018 10:42 PM 16

    (Reuters) - Russia’s Ambassador to Finland Pavel Kuznetsov has been summoned to a meeting on Monday with Finnish state secretary Matti Anttonen over the disruption of Finland’s global positioning system (GPS) signal during recent NATO war games. “We don’t have anything to hide here. Disruption is a serious matter which disturbs civil aviation. We will act toward

  • Erdogan, Trump agree all aspects of Khashoggi case must be uncovered: Turkish presidency

    November 16, 2018 8:35 PM 20

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed in a phone call on Friday that all aspects of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi should be uncovered, the Turkish presidency said. The two leaders also discussed bilateral ties, ongoing legal cases in the United States and developments in Syria, the presidency

  • Bullfight tax row splits Portugal's ruling Socialists

    November 16, 2018 4:15 PM 21

    LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal’s bullfighting tradition has stirred a row inside the Socialist government after the new culture minister refused to cut value-added tax (VAT) on tickets to events in line with other cultural shows. Many Portuguese back the practice, arguing that it is more humane than in neighboring Spain because bulls are not killed in the ring but rather

  • Kremlin says Japan's obligations to allies important in Pacific island talks

    November 16, 2018 11:12 AM 20

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Japan’s obligations to its allies are an important topic in talks with Russia over four disputed Pacific islands, the Kremlin said on Friday. Japan’s Asahi newspaper reported that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Putin the United States would not put troops on the islands if they are handed over to Japan. “The subject of Japan’s obligations

  • New Zealand Police Found a Record Amount of Cocaine in a Banana Shipment

    November 16, 2018 4:32 AM 25

    (AUCKLAND, New Zealand) — New Zealand police have made the country’s largest cocaine seizure, with 190 kilograms (418 pounds) of the drug found in a container of bananas shipped from Panama. New Zealand police and customs officials say in a joint statement the cocaine was contained in five duffel bags on top of bananas in a shipment that arrived in Auckland

  • Two Argentines with suspected ties to Hezbollah arrested ahead of G20

    November 15, 2018 11:41 PM 21

    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Two Argentine citizens with suspected links to Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia were arrested on Thursday ahead of the G20 summit due to take place in Buenos Aires at the end of the month, Argentina’s security ministry said in a statement. The two men, aged 23 and 25, were arrested in a residence in the capital. Police discovered

  • Lion Air crash victim's father files U.S. lawsuit against Boeing

    November 15, 2018 11:09 PM 22

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Indonesia man, whose son was killed when a Lion Air flight crashed last month, has sued Boeing Co alleging that a defect in the design of the 737 MAX 8 aircraft caused it to crash. The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, by the father of Dr. Rio Nanda Pratama, alleged that Boeing did not adequately

  • The Latest: Albania: Fugitive pol used Hungary embassy's car

    November 15, 2018 7:31 PM 27

    FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 file photo, Nikola Gruevski, former country's Prime Minister and now a lawmaker of the opposition VMRO-DPMNE, looks on in Macedonian Parliament in the capital Skopje. Macedonia says the country will seek the arrest with an international warrant of conservative former prime minister Nikola Gruevski after confirming

  • UK's May likens her Brexit resolve to cricketer Geoff Boycott

    November 15, 2018 6:21 PM 22

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May, who has vowed to see through her Brexit plan to the end, compared herself on Thursday to legendary English cricketer Geoffrey Boycott, noting that he was hard to get out even if his run-scoring was sometimes slow. Asked at a news conference whether she would be able to “deliver the runs” for Britain