Government / Politics

Three killed in gun attack on bank in Kenyan northeast: police

Three killed in gun attack on bank in Kenyan northeast: police

Published 23/06/2017

Attackers shot and killed three people in a raid on a commercial bank in northeast Kenya's on Friday, police said.

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As Modi prepares for Trump meeting, U.S. expected to OK India drone purchase

As Modi prepares for Trump meeting, U.S. expected to OK India drone purchase

Published 23/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a gathering after he inaugurated Kochi Metro at a stadium in Kochi, India, June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Sivaram V/File Photo

The United States is expected to authorize India's purchase of a naval variant of the Predator drone, two sources familiar with the situation said, ahead of a visit next week by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to try to revitalize ties in his first meeting with President Donald Trump.

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VW waives appeal against German dieselgate compensation cases

VW waives appeal against German dieselgate compensation cases

Published 23/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: A Volkswagen VW car is seen at a car dealer in Bochum, Germany March 16,2016. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender/File Photo

German carmaker Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) has agreed to buy back diesel cars equipped with illicit emissions control software after deciding not to appeal a German court ruling backing plaintiffs' calls for compensation.

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Suicide car bomber kills at least 11 in Pakistan`s Quetta: police

Suicide car bomber kills at least 11 in Pakistan`s Quetta: police

Published 23/06/2017

A soldier covers a body after a blast in Quetta, Pakistan June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed

A suicide car bomber killed at least 11 people, including four police officers, in an attack near a checkpoint in the volatile southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday, officials said.

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Turkey welcomes U.S. pledge to take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat

Turkey welcomes U.S. pledge to take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat

Published 23/06/2017

Turkey regards as a "positive step" a U.S. pledge to take back weapons supplied to the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria after the defeat of Islamic State and said its implementation was essential, Defense Minister Fikri Isik said on Friday.

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Baghdadi death near 100 percent certain: Ifax quotes Russian senator

Baghdadi death near 100 percent certain: Ifax quotes Russian senator

Published 23/06/2017

It was from this medieval mosque that the militants' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a self-styled ''caliphate'' spanning parts of Syria and Iraq three years ago. Al-Baghdadi proclaimed himself ''caliph,'' or ruler of all Muslims, from the pulpit of the mosque on July... REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

The likelihood that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed is close to 100 percent, Interfax news agency quoted Viktor Ozerov, the head of the defense committee in the Russian upper house of parliament, as saying on Friday.

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U.S. bans fresh Brazil beef imports over safety concerns

U.S. bans fresh Brazil beef imports over safety concerns

Published 23/06/2017

A man cools cattle on a beached boat in the Amazon river, in the city of Manaus, Brazil, October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

The United States halted imports of fresh Brazilian beef on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said, after a high percentage of shipments failed to pass safety checks.

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Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis, official says

Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis, official says

Published 23/06/2017

A mosque is seen alone a coastline in Doha, Qatar, June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon

Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to their regional adversary Iran, an official of one of the four countries said.

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Turkey has no plans to reassess military base in Qatar: minister

Turkey has no plans to reassess military base in Qatar: minister

Published 23/06/2017

Turkey's defense minister said on Friday his country had no plans to review its military base in Qatar and that any demand for its closure would represent interference in Ankara's relations with the Gulf state.

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Germans` purchasing power grows at slowest pace in more than three years

Germans` purchasing power grows at slowest pace in more than three years

Published 23/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: A woman checks vegetables at the Biocompany organic supermarket in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo

Germans' purchasing power increased in the first quarter at its weakest rate in more than three years as inflation accelerated in Europe's largest economy, data from the Federal Statistics Office showed on Friday.

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