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Tuesday’s meeting between the two leaders comes amid continued US-led sanctions against Russia and an escalating US-China trade war. At least 300,000 Russian troops, 36,000 vehicles and 1,000 aircraft are taking part in the Vostok 2018 exercises, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense. They’ll be joined by thousands of troops from China and Mongolia, […]

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedes voted in a general election on Sunday with preliminary results showing no party or bloc winning a majority and no clear answer to which parties will be able to govern without support from the anti-immigration Sweden Democrat party. The preliminary distribution of the 349 seats in the new parliament looks as […]

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austrian conservatives in the European Parliament will vote in favour of a motion finding that Hungary has persistently breached the European Union’s values, Austria’s conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said late on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev (not pictured) attend a news conference in Skopje, […]

The 22-year-old citizen journalist and rescuer with the White Helmets volunteer group snapped photographs of a leveled potato chip factory in Khan Sheikhoun on Friday as his friends and colleagues hosed down the flames. Suddenly, another explosion hit. This time Diab became a victim, but he kept his camera rolling. The dramatic footage provided to […]

That seems to be the aim of a new study that urges Pluto be returned to its former planetary glory. The research, published in the scientific journal Icarus, says Pluto never should have been downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet 12 years ago. Why? Because, the authors say, the rationale behind the decision […]

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin about a peace treaty between Japan and Russia, Abe said in his opening remarks before the meeting with Putin in Vladivostok on Monday. Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during their visit […]

(Reuters) – Florence is expected to become a major hurricane on Monday morning and to remain one through Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday. The category 2 hurricane was located about 535 miles (860 km) north-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour (165 […]

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan media are facing growing pressure to cut back coverage of militant attacks following the death of two television reporters who were among 20 killed in an attack on a sports club in Kabul last week. Afghan journalists attend a meeting in the Tolo newsroom, in Kabul, Afghanistan September 7, 2018. REUTERS/Omar […]

But a study released this week found that the Brazilian bird is now extinct in the wild. The Spix’s macaw is one of eight bird species, half of them in Brazil, confirmed extinct or suspected extinct in the report from BirdLife International. Deforestation is a leading cause of the Spix’s macaw’s disappearance from its natural […]

CAMPOS LINDOS, Brazil (Reuters) – When farmer Julimar Pansera purchased land in Brazil’s interior seven years ago, it was blanketed in tiers of fruit trees, twisted shrubs and the occasional palm standing tall in a thicket of undergrowth. A worker inspects soybeans during the soy harvest near the town of Campos Lindos, Brazil February 18, […]


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