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Cobblestones commemorating murdered Jews stolen in Rome

ROME (Reuters) – Twenty cobblestones commemorating members of two Italian Jewish families who were deported to Auschwitz or killed in Rome were dug up and stolen in the early hours of Monday in an apparent anti-Semitic attack. The bronze-capped cobblestones were embedded into the pavement outside a building in Rome’s central Monti neighborhood that was home to the Di Consiglio ...

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EU court cites union goal to let UK stop Brexit

LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s top court ruled on Monday that the British government may reverse its decision to leave the bloc without consulting other member states, a decision welcomed by those campaigning to stop Brexit. In an emergency judgment delivered just 36 hours before it expected the British parliament to vote on a Brexit deal agreed with the ...

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UK’s May pulls vote on her divorce deal, thrusting Brexit into the unknown

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday abruptly pulled a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal, throwing Britain’s plan to leave the European Union into chaos after admitting that she faced a rout. May’s move on the eve of a crucial parliamentary vote opens up an array of options for the United Kingdom, including a disorderly Brexit ...

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Climate change creates mutant fugu, a deadly Japanese delicacy

SHIMONOSEKI, JAPAN (Reuters) – The road, hemmed in on one side by empty warehouses and the other by a concrete seawall, ends abruptly in a desolate parking lot. Men step out of their cars and into the darkness, then slip behind the sliding doors of a warehouse. Inside, they huddle under floodlights and wait. A clock on the wall ticks ...

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Yemen’s Saudi-backed government rejects U.N. troops in Hodeidah city

RIMBO, Sweden (Reuters) – Yemen’s Saudi-backed government is willing to accept a U.N. role in Hodeidah’s seaport, a lifeline for millions of people during the country’s war, but not a long-term presence in the city itself, Foreign Minister Khalid al Yamani said on Monday. Mediator Martin Griffiths, who opened United Nations-sponsored peace talks between Yemen’s warring parties in Sweden last ...

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U.N. adopts global migration pact rejected by U.S. and others

MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) – The United Nations on Monday adopted a deal aimed at improving the way world copes with rising migration, but almost 30 countries stayed away from the ceremony in Morocco. U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres attends the Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Marrakesh, Morocco December 10, 2018. REUTERS/Abderrahmane ...

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Qatari envoy says Gaza airport was proposed, Israel unresponsive

GAZA (Reuters) – A Qatari envoy overseeing the Gulf state’s humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip said on Monday that he had proposed building an airport in the blockaded Palestinian enclave but had received no response from Israel. In coordination of Israel and the United Nations, Qatar has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to various Gaza projects that the ...

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Businessman Vijay Mallya should be extradited from UK to India

Vijay Mallya arrives to face an extradition request by India at Westminster Magistrates Court, in London, Britain, December 10, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya should be extradited from Britain to India to face fraud charges resulting from the collapse of his defunct Kingfisher Airlines, a London court ruled on Monday. India wants to bring criminal ...

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