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Officials count ballots after Ethiopia's election, new fighting reported in Tigray

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) -Officials in Ethiopia counted ballots on Tuesday after a parliamentary election billed as the first free vote in the country's history but marred by an opposition boycott, war and reports of irregularities in some areas. Learn More


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In a Mexican border camp, asylum seekers wait for Biden to end Trump health directive

REYNOSA, Mexico (Reuters) -When Salvadoran asylum seeker Liset Ortiz was kidnapped in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez on her way to the United States, a kidnapper found the police report she was carrying as proof of the death threats she says she received in El Salvador for being a lesbian. More »


Let's talk, says Spain, as jailed Catalan separatists are pardoned

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) -Spain on Tuesday pardoned all nine separatist leaders jailed for their role in Catalonia's failed 2017 independence bid in a gesture the government hopes will foster dialogue to keep the region part of Spain, deflating its push for self-determination. More »


Notices on Iran-linked websites say they have been seized by U.S.

DUBAI (Reuters) - Notices appeared on Tuesday on a number of Iran-affiliated websites saying they had been seized by the United States government as part of law enforcement action. More »


U.S. Senate war powers vote now delayed until at least July

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will not vote until at least July on a closely watched effort to repeal the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force that allowed the war in Iraq, after Republican senators requested a public hearing and classified briefing. More »


Sudan asks U.N. Security Council to meet over Ethiopia's Blue Nile dam

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan asked the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday to meet and discuss a dispute over a giant dam being built by Ethiopia on the Blue Nile, a government statement said. More »


U.S. blasts Nicaragua 'campaign of terror' as global condemnation grows

(Reuters) -International pressure mounted on Nicaragua on Tuesday, with President Daniel Ortega's crackdown on the opposition described by Washington as a "campaign of terror" that the United Nations said meant November elections were unlikely to be free or fair. More »


North Korea warns U.S. misinterpreting signals risks disappointment

SEOUL (Reuters) -The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned the United States on Tuesday it would be disappointed were it to seek comfort in comments by her brother, while a U.S. envoy met South Korea's president aiming to revive talks with North Korea. More »


World Bank vows to keep board apprised of climate action progress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The World Bank on Tuesday agreed to boost its spending on climate change to 35% from 28% and to provide annual progress reports to its board after its draft climate change action plan came under fire for lacking a clear implementation strategy. More »


Poland tightens COVID quarantine rules for travellers from Britain

WARSAW (Reuters) -Poland is introducing a mandatory seven-day quarantine for all travellers from Britain in a bid to curb the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, the health ministry said on Tuesday. More »


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