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Macedonian parliament approves country’s name change

SKOPJE (Reuters) – Macedonia’s parliament on Friday approved a proposal to change the country’s name, bringing a decades-old dispute with Greece one step closer to being resolved. A Macedonian flag flutters on one day before the referendum on changing the country’s name that would open the way for it to join NATO and the European Union, in Skopje, Macedonia September ...

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Turkey questions employees of Saudi consulate on Khashoggi

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish prosecutors investigating Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance questioned Turkish employees of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Friday, widening the hunt for clues in a case straining Riyadh’s alliance with Western powers. Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, went missing after entering the consulate on Oct. 2 to obtain documents for his ...

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Mexico vows to meet migrant ‘challenge’ as caravan hits border

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s government on Friday vowed to meet the challenge of a caravan of Central American migrants heading north that has angered U.S. President Donald Trump, who has threatened to shut down the U.S-Mexico border to halt its passage. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Mexico’s Foreign Affairs Minister Luis Videgaray Caso shake hands after making ...

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U.S., South Korea suspend more drills to bolster North Korea diplomacy

SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and South Korea have suspended upcoming joint air defense drills to give diplomatic efforts with North Korea “every opportunity to continue,” the U.S. military said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jets take part in a joint aerial drill exercise called ‘Vigilant Ace’ between U.S. and South Korea, at the Osan ...

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Russia to send more military trainers, equipment to Central African Republic

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Friday it planned to send additional military equipment to Central African Republic (CAR) and deploy 60 more instructors to train the country’s armed forces, escalating its most significant military foray in Africa in decades. Russia donated hundreds of weapons and sent 175 trainers to CAR earlier this year to bolster the government’s fight against ...

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