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  • Haitians stage protest, mock Trump over 'shithole' comments
    on January 23, 2018 at 3:30 am

    PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - About two thousand people took to the streets of Haiti's capital on Monday to protest comments attributed to U.S. President Donald Trump about the nation being a "shithole" country, which caused uproar in the world's first independent black republic. […]

  • More asylum-seekers to leave remote Australian camps for U.S. resettlement: source
    on January 23, 2018 at 3:18 am

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Another 58 asylum-seekers held in an Australian-run detention center on Papua New Guinea (PNG) will leave on Tuesday for resettlement in the United States under a controversial refugee swap deal, a source familiar with the plan told Reuters. […]

  • South Korea government rejects 'Pyongyang Olympics' criticism
    on January 23, 2018 at 3:18 am

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Seoul's presidential Blue House rejected criticism on Tuesday that next month's Winter Games had been hijacked by North Korea, saying the event will help defuse tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. […]

  • China's Xinjiang to build 'Great Wall' to protect border: governor
    on January 23, 2018 at 12:53 am

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang will build a "Great Wall" around its borders to prevent the infiltration of militants from outside the country, state media reported on Tuesday citing the regional governor. […]

  • 'Put Trump in his place': nationalism awakens in Mexican presidential race
    on January 23, 2018 at 12:08 am

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Donald Trump's habit of slapping down Mexico is feeding nationalist sentiment in the country's presidential election campaign, prompting contenders to defy him and strengthening the hand of the frontrunner, who is courting the anti-establishment vote. […]

  • Hurry up, German conservative urges Social Democrats on coalition
    on January 23, 2018 at 12:02 am

    BERLIN (Reuters) - A leading member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives has urged Social Democrats (SPD) to finish coalition talks within two to three weeks, warning that Germans were losing trust in democracy after months without a new government. […]

  • Reuters reporters accused under Official Secrets Act due in Myanmar court
    on January 22, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar are due to appear in court on Tuesday, when a judge could review a bail request for the pair accused of violating the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act. […]

  • U.S. requires tougher cargo screening from Middle East airports
    on January 22, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Monday it will require six Middle Eastern carriers to undergo enhanced cargo screening as part of an effort to raise global aviation security. […]

  • Brazil holds breath for court ruling on Lula's future
    on January 22, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    PORTO ALEGRE (Reuters) - Brazilian politicians, voters and investors will find out on Wednesday whether an appeals court will allow the country's most popular leader, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, to run for president this year after being found guilty of accepting a bribe. […]

  • Turkey expects swift campaign against U.S.-backed Kurds in Syria
    on January 22, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    HASSA, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey shelled targets in northwest Syria on Monday and said it would swiftly crush U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG fighters in an air and ground offensive on the Afrin region beyond its border. […]