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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A debriefing for EU states on the latest on Brexit has been delayed for a second time on Wednesday to 1700 GMT, three diplomats with the bloc said, as last-ditch talks between Brussels and London on sealing a divorce deal dragged on. Reporting by Francesco Guarascio and Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by Catherine […]

RABAT (Reuters) – Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has pardoned Hajar Raissouni, a journalist convicted last month of having extramarital sex and an abortion, along with her fiance, a doctor and two of his colleagues, the justice ministry said on Wednesday. The case of Raissouni, who had denied the charges against her, outraged rights activists who […]

PARIS (Reuters) – France and Germany have signed a binding deal on arm exports control rules for jointly developed programs, the two countries said on Wednesday in a statement issued after a joint cabinet meeting held in Toulouse. Paris and Berlin also said they agreed to give preferential treatment to European companies for the launch […]

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council said on Wednesday it was concerned by the risks of a deterioration in the humanitarian situation in northeast Syria and the escape of Islamic State fighters, but made no reference to a Turkish assault on Syrian Kurdish militia in the area that began a week ago. The […]

CONAKRY (Reuters) – Guinea security forces killed at least seven protesters this week during demonstrations against a possible change to the constitution that could let President Alpha Conde seek a third term, hospital staff in the capital Conakry said. Police opened fire on demonstrators on Monday as they ransacked military posts and blocked roads with […]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senator Jim Risch, the Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on Tuesday he hoped that the full Senate would vote soon on legislation that would require the State Department to evaluate, at least once per year, whether Hong Kong had retained its autonomy. The House of Representatives passed […]

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s national side are being investigated by European soccer body UEFA after players celebrated their goal in a 1-1 draw against world champions France with a military salute to soldiers fighting in northeast Syria. UEFA said on Tuesday it was investigating “potential provocative political behaviour” by the players during the match in […]

MADRID (Reuters) – Hundreds of travelers were stranded at Barcelona’s El Prat airport on Tuesday when 45 flights were canceled in addition to more than a hundred grounded on Monday due to protests by Catalan independence supporters, the airport authority said. Barcelona’s airport, Spain’s second largest, was the focal point of the protests, with thousands […]