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Afghanistan delays vote in Kandahar after killing of commander

KABUL (Reuters) – Saturday’s parliamentary election in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar will be delayed by a week after the assassination of one of the country’s most powerful security chiefs dealt a stunning blow to the Western-backed government. Afghan policemen stand guard at a checkpoint a day before parliamentary elections in Kabul, Afghanistan October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani General ...

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EU’s Barnier says Brexit deal 90 percent done, but Ireland issue could derail it

PARIS (Reuters) – European Union negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday a Brexit deal with the United Kingdom was 90 percent done, although there was still a chance no accord would be reached due to ongoing stumbling blocks over the Irish border. European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier attends the EU Commission’s weekly College meeting in Brussels, Belgium, October ...

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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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