Merkel, Schulz urge undecided Germans to vote with far right gaining

BERLIN/GREIFSWALD, Germany (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel, poised to win a fourth term in Sunday’s election, urged supporters on Saturday to keep fighting for votes with a third of the electorate still undecided. Reuters: World News  More...

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Turkey plans security steps over Iraqi Kurdish referendum

ISTANBUL/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Turkey said on Saturday it would take security and other steps in response to a planned independence referendum in northern Iraq’s Kurdish region that it called a “terrible More...

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China says North Korean quake ‘suspected explosion’, South Korea says likely a natural quake

SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) – China’s earthquake administration said on Saturday it had detected a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in North Korea that was a “suspected explosion”, raising fears the More...

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Turkish PM vows security, economic steps in response to Iraqi Kurd referendum

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s steps in response to a planned independence referendum in northern Iraq’s Kurdish region will have diplomatic, political, economic and security dimensions, Prime Minister More...

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Iran successfully tested new ballistic missile: state media

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran has successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles) which it displayed at a military parade on Friday, state media reported on Saturday. Reuters: More...

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New Zealand polls close after nail-biting race, record numbers vote in advance

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealanders went to the polls on Saturday after the most hotly contested race in recent history, with changes to the country’s openness to migration and trade and the central More...

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Failing dam poses new crisis on Puerto Rico amid flooding from Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Emergency officials in Puerto Rico raced on Saturday to evacuate tens of thousands of people from a river valley below a dam in the island’s northwest on the verge of More...

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China’s ruling party expels anti-graft, ex-insurance officials citing graft

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s ruling Communist Party has expelled the nation’s former top insurance regulator and the head of the finance ministry’s anti-graft committee after an anti-corruption More...

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Mexico school collapse spurs doubts over building code for quakes

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The school collapse this week that killed at least 19 children during an earthquake has prompted many Mexicans to question whether building codes developed after a devastating 1985 More...

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Tempers fray as search for survivors winds down after Mexico quake

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Tempers frayed in Mexico City on Friday as the search for survivors amidst twisted rubble of collapsed buildings began to wind down three days after the country’s most deadly More...