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  • Iraqi protester killed at Badr paramilitary branch

    BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - A security guard outside a branch of one Iraq's most powerful paramilitary groups shot and killed a protester on Friday while trying to push back a crowd, police sources said, ratcheting up tensions over a lack of basic services sweeping southern cities.

  • UPDATE 2-Iraqi protester killed at Badr paramilitary branch

    BASRA, Iraq, July 20 (Reuters) - A security guard outside a branch of one Iraq's most powerful paramilitary groups shot and killed a protester on Friday while trying to push back a crowd, police sources said, ratcheting up tensions over a lack of basic services sweeping southern cities.

  • U.S., European allies map out larger role for F-35 fighter

    FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jet is arriving in growing numbers in Europe, and is poised to play a much broader role in missile defense and other warfare plans than conventional fighters, according to U.S. and European officials.

  • U.S., European allies map out larger role for F-35 fighter

    FARNBOROUGH, England, July 20 (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jet is arriving in growing numbers in Europe, and is poised to play a much broader role in missile defense and other warfare plans than conventional fighters, according to U.S. and European officials.

  • Senators propose bill to restrict international development loans to Turkey

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Six U.S. senators introduced bipartisan legislation on Thursday to restrict loans from international financial institutions to Turkey "until the Turkish government ends the unjust detention of U.S. citizens", a senate committee statement said.

  • Xi's visit to UAE highlights China's rising interest in Middle East

    ABU DHABI (Reuters) - China and the United Arab Emirates signed a raft of financial, business and trade agreements on Friday during a visit by President Xi Jinping to the UAE, underscoring energy-hungry Beijing's rapidly growing interest in the Middle East.

  • One Iraqi protester killed in protest at Badr militia branch

    BAGHDAD, July 20 (Reuters) - A security guard at a branch of one Iraq's most powerful paramilitary groups shot dead a protester on Friday while trying to push back a crowd hurling bricks and stones, police and medical sources said.

  • Trump, Putin discussed Syria crisis, returning refugees -Pompeo

    UNITED NATIONS, July 20 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed resolving the crisis in Syria and how to return refugees who fled the war-torn country during their Monday meeting, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.

  • UPDATE 8-Man arrested after knife attack on German bus

    BERLIN, July 20 (Reuters) - A man armed with a knife attacked people on a bus in the northern city of Luebeck on Friday, injuring 10 including one seriously before he was arrested, police said, adding there was no indication he was radicalized or had a terrorist motive.

  • Merkel vows to work at 'under pressure' U.S. relationship

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel, vowing to stay in office despite stresses at home and abroad, said she would work on Germany's "under pressure" relationship with the United States but that Washington could no longer be relied on to deliver world order.

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