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Britain calls for European naval mission to counter Iran's 'piracy'

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Britain called on Monday for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, days after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in what London described as an act of "state piracy" in the strategic waterway. Learn More


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Boris Johnson set to become next UK PM as Conservatives announce new leader

LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson is expected to be elected leader of Britain's governing Conservative Party and the country's next prime minister on Tuesday, tasked with following through on his "do or die" pledge to deliver Brexit in just over three months time. More »


Hong Kong police criticized over failure to stop attacks on protesters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police faced criticism on Monday for an apparent failure to protect anti-government protesters and passersby from attack by what opposition politicians suspected were gang members at a train station over the weekend. More »


Widespread blackout hits Venezuela, first major outage since March

CARACAS (Reuters) - At least 14 Venezuelan states lost power on Monday, according to Reuters witnesses and reports on social media, the first nationwide blackout to include the capital Caracas since March. More »


Greece's newly-elected government wins confidence vote on economic policy

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's newly-elected conservative government won a confidence vote late on Monday on its economic policy, which includes tax cuts and measures to speed up investments. More »


Trump, Pakistan's Khan discuss way out of Afghanistan war

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump voiced optimism on Monday that Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan could help broker a political settlement to end the nearly 18-year-old U.S. war in Afghanistan and held out the possibility of restoring aid to Islamabad. More »


EU countries agree to new migrant influx mechanism: Macron

PARIS (Reuters) - Fourteen member countries of the European Union have agreed to a new "solidarity mechanism" proposed by Germany and France to allocate migrants across the bloc, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday. More »


Trump: Positive North Korea correspondence, but no time yet for talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his administration had very positive correspondence recently with North Korea, but the two sides have yet to set a time to restart talks aimed at ending Pyongyang's nuclear program. More »


Nigerian police, Shi'ite group clash in capital, at least three dead

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian police and Shi'ite Muslim protesters clashed in the capital Abuja on Monday, with at least one demonstrator, one journalist and a senior policeman killed, highlighting one of the security challenges faced by the country with Africa's biggest economy. More »


Istanbul gives Syrians one month to return to provinces in which they are registered

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Authorities in Istanbul set a four-week deadline on Monday for Syrians living without approval in Turkey's largest city to return to provinces where they are registered or face forced removal to those regions. More »


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