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Italy’s Salvini says there is no government crisis over tax amnesty dispute

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said there was no government crisis after a row broke out in the ruling coalition over a tax amnesty draft bill, Il Messaggero said on Friday citing Salvini. FILE PHOTO: Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini talks to journalists after a G6 meeting of Interior Ministers, the European ...

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Extension of Brexit transition would not solve the problems: German minister

BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Union and Germany’s government will not block an extension of the post-Brexit transition period, but an extension alone will not solve the problems on hand, European Affairs Minister Michael Roth said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Germany’s Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth listens to a journalist ask a question about Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris ...

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Malaysian ex-deputy PM charged with money laundering, graft

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, was charged on Friday with 45 criminal offences including money laundering and graft, the state news agency reported, amid a widening crackdown on corruption. FILE PHOTO: Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi of Malaysia speaks during a high-level meeting on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants at ...

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Briton, Canadian arrested in Thailand for graffiti on wall

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Two tourists charged with vandalism for spray painting graffiti on a wall in northern Thailand face up to 10 years in prison if found guilty, police said on Friday. Tourists leave after spray painting graffiti on a wall near Tha Phae Gate, the main entrance to the old town in Chiang Rai, Thailand, October 18, 2018, in ...

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Date for Putin’s meeting with North Korea’s Kim being discussed: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A date for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is being discussed, Russian state news agency RIA cited Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov as saying on Friday. Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a session of the annual Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi, Russia October 18, 2018. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS ...

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Southeast Asia hails world’s first multilateral air encounter code

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Southeast Asian countries agreed on Friday to guidelines to manage unexpected encounters between their military aircraft, with host Singapore calling the pact a world first and saying they would encourage their international partners to join. ASEAN defence ministers pose for a group photo at the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting in Singapore October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su The ...

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Afghanistan in shock after death of powerful police commander

KABUL/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The assassination of a powerful police commander has left Afghanistan reeling ahead of parliamentary elections on Saturday and raised questions over talks begun recently between the Taliban and U.S. officials. FILE PHOTO: Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis speaks with the media before an enhanced honor cordon arrival of Greek Minister of Defense Panagiotis Kammenos at the Pentagon ...

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Southeast Asia agrees guidelines on air encounters, terrorism data swaps

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Southeast Asian defense ministers on Friday agreed to a set of guidelines to manage unexpected aerial encounters between their military aircraft, and a deal to exchange information on terrorism and extremism. ASEAN defence ministers pose for a group photo at the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting in Singapore October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su The leaders of the ten-nation ...

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