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Australia’s ruling coalition loses 50th straight Newspoll

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s conservative government is heading for defeat in a looming election, a widely watched opinion poll showed…

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Rights groups urge release of more Nicaragua prisoners

MANAGUA (Reuters) – Human rights advocates on Friday urged Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega to free 566 people still in custody…

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Brazil vice president calls on Bolsonaro to rein in sons

FILE PHOTO: Flavio Bolsonaro (L) and Carlos Bolsonaro, sons of the Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro (not pictured) are seen before…

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Venezuela’s Maduro proposes earlier elections for National Assembly

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro attends a rally in support of the government and to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the…

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Venezuelan general defects as anti-Maduro rallies draw huge crowds

CARACAS (Reuters) – A high-ranking Venezuelan general called on the armed forces to rebel against President Nicolas Maduro and to…

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Nigeria vice president survives chopper crash weeks before election

FILE PHOTO: Nigeria’s Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo speaks at the launch of Google free wifi project in Lagos, Nigeria July 26,…

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Nigerian vice president safe after helicopter crash lands: spokesman

FILE PHOTO: Nigeria’s Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo speaks at the launch of Google free wifi project in Lagos, Nigeria July 26,…

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Venezuelan general urges military to disavow Maduro as opposition stages rallies

CARACAS (Reuters) – An active Venezuelan general called on the armed forces to rebel against President Nicolas Maduro and to…

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Germany splashes out on new VIP jets after G20 debacle

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin, Germany, January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File…

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Iran’s Rouhani slams ‘hegemonic’ U.S. over Venezuela

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani speaks during his visit to the shrine of the founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah…