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Russian parliament backs changes allowing Putin to run again for president

Russian parliament backs changes allowing Putin to run again for president

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Constitutional changes allowing Vladimir Putin to run for president again in 2024 sailed through Russia’s lower house of parliament on Wednesday, opening the way for him to potentially stay in power until 2036. Screens display the vote results during a session of Russia’s lower house of parliament, …

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Judge says downing of MH17 ‘almost incomprehensible’ as murder trial begins

Judge says downing of MH17 'almost incomprehensible' as murder trial begins

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A Dutch judge described as “almost incomprehensible” the 2014 shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine that killed all 298 passengers and crew on board, as the trial of three fugitive Russians and a Ukrainian began on Monday near Amsterdam. Prosecutors Thijs Berger, Dedy Woei-a-Tsoi and …

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Empty chairs for MH17 victims outside Russia’s Hague Embassy

Empty chairs for MH17 victims outside Russia's Hague Embassy

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Rows of white chairs were placed in front of Russia’s embassy in The Hague on Sunday in a quiet protest by families of those who were shot down with Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, on the eve of the trial – in absentia – of four men …

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Netanyahu election lead shrinks, raising prospect of another Israel vote

Netanyahu election lead shrinks, raising prospect of another Israel vote

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel appeared headed into another political stalemate on Wednesday after nearly-complete results indicated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had failed to secure a clear majority for a right-wing bloc in parliament, despite his claim of victory. FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks to …

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Turkey says will not stop Syrian refugees reaching Europe after troops killed

Turkey says will not stop Syrian refugees reaching Europe after troops killed

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey will no longer stop Syrian refugees from reaching Europe, a senior Turkish official said, as Ankara responded on Friday to the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in an air strike by Syrian government forces in Syria’s northwestern Idlib region. FILE PHOTO: Internally displaced Syrian is pushed …

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Iran’s ‘cup of poison’? Hardline win may point to eventual U.S. talks

Iran's 'cup of poison'? Hardline win may point to eventual U.S. talks

DUBAI (Reuters) – Anti-Western hardliners are set to sweep Iran’s parliamentary elections and appear favorites to clinch the presidency next year, but an economic crisis could force them to engage with the United States despite their tightening grip on power. Poll workers empty full ballot boxes after the parliamentary election …

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The West is winning, Pompeo tells China, Russia

The West is winning, Pompeo tells China, Russia

MUNICH (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended on Saturday his nation’s global role despite misgivings in Europe, vowing that Western values would prevail over China’s desire for “empire”. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany February 15, 2020. REUTERS/Andreas …

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‘Take him down on the economy, stupid’ – quotes from the Democratic presidential debate

'Take him down on the economy, stupid' - quotes from the Democratic presidential debate

MANCHESTER, N.H./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Seven candidates vying for the Democratic nomination to take on President Donald Trump in November participated in the eighth presidential debate on Friday. Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidates entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator …

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