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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday lambasted his predecessor, John Kerry, for meetings with Iranian officials in back-channel talks and accused him of “actively undermining” the Trump administration’s policy toward Tehran. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks with Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James after his remarks
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday lambasted his predecessor, John Kerry, for meeting Iranian officials in back-channel talks and accused him of trying to undermine the Trump administration’s policy toward Tehran. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday hailed steps by the new Congress to cut the salaries of government officials, part of a raft of measures he promised to battle corruption and inequality. Mexico’s President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador arrives to his campaign headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico September 13,
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Orthodox Church said on Friday it would no longer participate in structures chaired by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, deepening a row in Orthodox Christianity over the Ukrainian Church’s bid to break away from Moscow’s orbit. FILE PHOTO: Clergymen of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate take part in a
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VILNIUS (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday her coalition government would survive a row over the future of the domestic intelligence chief following his comments on the hounding of migrants by far-right activists in the eastern city of Chemnitz. German Chancellor Angela Merkel makes a statement in Vilnius, Lithuania September 14, 2018.
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain and the European Union are “closing in” on a withdrawal agreement, Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Friday, before a meeting of European leaders in Salzburg next week. Pro-EU demonstrators protest outside parliament in Westminster London, Britain, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Britain is due to leave the bloc on March
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BERLIN (Reuters) – A scandal over migrants being chased through the streets has exposed a rift between Angela Merkel and Germany’s security establishment that is dividing her coalition and hindering efforts to contain the fall-out from her “open door” refugee policy. FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Hans-Georg Maassen, the President of the Federal
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VILNIUS (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that the NATO military alliance has no choice but to improve its defense capabilities. German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a session at the lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke “It is unavoidable for NATO to boost its
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BERLIN (Reuters) – A spokeswoman for Angela Merkel said on Friday she could not comment on reports that the chancellor had lost confidence in Germany’s embattled domestic intelligence chief. German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a meeting with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite (unseen) in Vilnius, Lithuania September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins “I still can’t say anything
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SEOUL (Reuters) – Next week’s inter-Korean summit will test whether South Korean President Moon Jae-in can pull off his role of mediator and salvage stalled nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington. FILE PHOTO: South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea June 22,
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HONG KONG/TAIPEI (Reuters) – As Beijing intensifies its effort to further isolate Taiwan diplomatically, Taipei is actively but discreetly broadening security ties with regional powers beyond its long-standing relationship with the United States. FILE PHOTO: A bird flies around the flagpoles of the national flags inside the Diplomatic Quarter, where Taiwan ally embassies located, in
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