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Merkel protege seeks to unite German CDU after divisive leadership battle

HAMBURG (Reuters) – Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the new leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats, sought to bind the party together after a divisive leadership battle by promoting a rival’s ally to a key post on Saturday. Delegates from the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) elected Kramp-Karrenbauer, 56, on Friday to replace Merkel as party leader, a […]

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Trump says, without evidence, Arizona 'bracing' for surge in migrants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said without evidence on Thursday that Arizona “is bracing for a massive surge” of immigrants along a portion of the U.S. southern border that does not have a protective fence, reiterating his call for Democrats to back funding for his proposed border wall. “Arizona, together with our Military […]

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Police clash with 'yellow vest' protesters in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – French riot police clashed with “yellow vest” protesters in central Paris on Saturday during the latest wave of demonstrations against high living costs which have shaken President Emmanuel Macron’s authority. Protesters played a cat-and-mouse game with riot police, moving from the heavily guarded Champs Elysees area to other parts of the city, […]

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Paris in lockdown as France braces for new anti-Macron riots

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris was in lockdown early on Saturday with thousands of French security forces braced to meet renewed rioting by “yellow vest” protesters in the capital and other cities in a fourth weekend of confrontation over living costs. The Eiffel Tower and other tourist landmarks were shut, shops were boarded up to avoid […]

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Germany sees no new EU sanctions on Russia for now

LISBON (Reuters) – Germany does not envision EU sanctions against Russia over its conflict with Ukraine as long as de-escalation efforts continue, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Friday. “At this time I believe it would be wrong to talk about new sanctions, because efforts are being made to reduce tensions,” he told a briefing […]

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Israel tells Lebanon and U.N. peacekeepers to destroy attack tunnel

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel told Lebanon’s army and U.N. peacekeepers on Thursday to destroy an attack tunnel it said had been dug by the Iranian-backed Hezbollah movement across the border into Israeli territory, ramping up pressure on its neighbor. Israel’s military said this week it had identified a number of passages and sent diggers and […]