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Maltese journalist’s son says she was murdered for exposing corruption

VALLETTA (Reuters) - The son of Malta’s best-known investigative journalist said on Tuesday his mother was killed by a car bomb because of her work exposing political corruption....

Explosion in southeast Turkey kills two soldiers: CNN Turk

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Two Turkish soldiers were killed on Monday in the southeastern province of Hakkari after an improvised explosive device detonated, Turkish broadcaster CNN Turk said. The...

EU defends Iran deal despite Trump, appeals to U.S. Congress

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union on Monday reaffirmed its support for a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers despite sharp criticism of the accord by...

Final assault starts on Syria’s Raqqa as some Islamic State fighters quit

AIN ISSA, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said they had launched their final assault on Syria’s Raqqa on Sunday after a convoy of Islamic State fighters left the...

Afghan Taliban deny former hostage’s claims of murder, rape

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Taliban spokesman denied on Sunday accusations by a Canadian man that one of his children had been murdered and his wife raped while...

Local elections in Macedonia to test pro-Western policy

SKOPJE (Reuters) - Macedonians go to polls on Sunday to elect mayors and town officials in a test for the new government that has pledged to speed up...

Cyprus president to seek second five-year term in Jan ’18 vote

NICOSIA (Reuters) - Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said on Saturday he planned to seek a second five-year term in elections scheduled for January 2018, pledging to pick up...

Macron, cast as out of touch, says not aloof

BERLIN (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron, accused by critics of being out of touch with ordinary people, denied in an interview with a German magazine he was...

China’s most-wanted fugitive jailed for eight years for graft

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court on Friday jailed the country’s number one most wanted fugitive for eight years for graft and taking bribes, state media said. Yang...

Kurdish VP : Thousands of troops sent to Kirkuk to face ‘Iraqi threat’

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish authorities have sent thousands more troops to the oil region of Kirkuk to confront “threats” from Iraq’s central government, the vice president of...
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Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei threatens to walk away from nuclear deal

Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Wednesday that Tehran will ditch the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement if the...

Flybe issues new profit warning as costs rise | News

Flybe has said, following a detailed review of aircraft maintenance, it has incurred higher than expected related costs in the first half of...