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Family members say seven Venezuelans killed in remote gold mine

TUMEREMO, Venezuela (Reuters) – Seven people were killed near a remote gold mine in southeastern Venezuela, family members said on Wednesday, the latest in a number of violent incidents related to illegal mining in the crisis-stricken country. A military expedition found the bodies near a remote jungle mine some four hours by car from the town of Tumeremo, said 10 ...

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What the row over U.S. aid means to Central America

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – More Honduran migrants tried to join a caravan of several thousand moving through Guatemala on Wednesday, defying calls by authorities not to make the journey after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to cut off regional aid in reprisal. FILE PHOTO: A Honduran migrant, part of a caravan trying to reach the U.S., carries his daughter at ...

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Lawyers for Brazil’s president ask top court to annul police graft accusations

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Lawyers for Brazil’s President Michel Temer on Wednesday asked the country’s top court to annul a federal police report that recommended he and his close associates be charged with graft and have their assets confiscated. Brazil’s President Michel Temer reacts during a Solemnity of Delivery of the National Order of Scientific Merit, at the Planalto Palace, in ...

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Saudi team investigating Khashoggi case leaves consul’s residence in Istanbul: witness

ANKARA (Reuters) – A Saudi team investigating the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has been missing for over two weeks, has left the Saudi consul general’s residence in Istanbul, a Reuters witness said early on Thursday. A group of Turkish police crime scene investigators had left the consul general’s residence earlier on Thursday after an almost nine-hour search at ...

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Pot Nation: Canadian provinces’ legal cannabis store regulations

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada became the first Group of Seven nation to legalize recreational cannabis on Wednesday. The federal government left many of the details of regulating sales up to provinces, which are taking different paths. A man walks past a sign outside the Natural Vibe store after legal recreational marijuana went on sale in St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, ...

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Teenager kills 19 in Crimea college shooting: Russian officials

MOSCOW (Reuters) – At least 19 people were killed and dozens injured at a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea on Wednesday when a student went through the building shooting at fellow pupils before killing himself, Russian law enforcement officials said. Eighteen-year-old Vladislav Roslyakov turned up at the college in the city of Kerch on Wednesday afternoon carrying ...

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On Brexit, Britain’s May urges EU to do ‘difficult deal’ once again

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May urged the other leaders of the European Union on Wednesday to help secure a Brexit agreement, saying they had done “difficult deals” before and could again. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at an European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 17, 2018. Aris Oikonomou/Pool via REUTERS “We have shown we ...

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