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FBI probe shows amount of chemicals in Beirut blast was a fraction of original shipment

(Reuters) - The amount of ammonium nitrate that blew up at Beirut port last year was one fifth of the shipment unloaded there in 2013, the FBI concluded after the blast, adding to suspicions that much of the cargo had gone missing. Learn More

 

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Tunisia investigates violence at protest against president

TUNIS (Reuters) -Tunisia is investigating supporters of a political party that accused the president of a coup after they were involved in scuffles outside parliament while protesting against him, TAP news agency reported on Friday. More »

 

U.S. Vice President Harris to visit Vietnam, Singapore

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kamala Harris will become the first U.S. vice president to visit Vietnam next month during a trip that will also include Singapore and is aimed at rallying an international coalition to curb China's growing influence. More »

 

Peru's new Marxist PM says 'don't worry' as chances of radical policy shift rise

LIMA (Reuters) -Peru was mired in uncertainty on Friday as bonds tumbled https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/peru-currency-hits-record-low-bonds-fall-new-cabinet-announced-2021-07-30 and the currency hit a low after newly-elected socialist President Pedro Castillo appointed a hard-left Marxist as prime minister while the key post of finance minister remained vacant. More »

 

EU says sanctions an option to tackle Belarus people smugglers

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will consider sanctions against migrant smugglers and those involved in human trafficking to address a surge in "irregular" border crossings from Belarus, the bloc's top diplomat on Friday said. More »

 

Polish president says changes needed to judges' disciplinary system

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's president said on Friday changes were needed to the country's system for disciplining judges, but did not say what steps he would support that could help Warsaw avoid financial penalties from the European Union. More »

 

Depiction of Macron as Hitler tests France's tolerance for satire

PARIS (Reuters) - Michel-Ange Flori, owner of a French street advertising business, decided to use some of his billboards for what he called an exercise in political satire: posting a picture showing President Emmanuel Macron dressed like Adolf Hitler. More »

 

Rio's homeless brave unprecedented cold

(Corrects name in paragraph 4 to Lemos instead of Memos) More »

 

EU adopts legal framework for Lebanon sanctions - statement

PARIS (Reuters) - The European Union said on Friday it had adopted a legal framework for a sanctions regime targeting Lebanese individuals and entities after a year of crisis that has left Lebanon facing financial collapse, hyperinflation and food and fuel shortages. More »

 

Hard-won gains at risk as Delta variant spreads - WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - The world is at risk of losing hard-won gains in fighting COVID-19 as the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads, but WHO-approved vaccines remain effective, the World Health Organization said on Friday. More »

 

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