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As Khashoggi crisis grows, Saudi king asserts authority, checks son’s power: sources

DUBAI (Reuters) – So grave is the fallout from the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi that King Salman has felt compelled to intervene, five sources with links to the Saudi royal family said. FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, attends a banquet hosted by Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister, at the prime minister’s official residence ...

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Storm Leslie hits Portugal, leaves thousands without power

LISBON (Reuters) – At least 300,000 homes were without power on Sunday after tropical storm Leslie hit Portugal’s Atlantic coast, bringing with it heavy rain, strong winds and surging seas. Branches of trees are seen on a street at Benfica neigborhood as hurricane Leslie goes past in Lisbon, Portugal October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante Leslie was downgraded from a hurricane ...

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Martyr priest, now Saint Romero, challenged power in El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – In 1980, a day after urging El Salvador’s military to halt a string of abuses that would inflame a 12-year civil war in the impoverished country, Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was shot dead while leading Mass. A statue of the late Archbishop of San Salvador, Mons. Oscar Arnulfo Romero, who will be declared saint by the ...

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Storm Callum: Disruption to travel and power supplies

Image copyright Press Association Image caption Waves have been battering the coast of Salthill, County Galway Storm Callum has swept in, bringing 70mph winds and disruption to travel and power supplies across some parts of the UK and Ireland. An amber warning is in place across much of Wales as winds hit 72mph and hundreds of homes are without power. ...

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro plans more power plants in the Amazon: adviser

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro would tackle chronic energy shortages by expanding nuclear and hydroelectric power in the Amazon despite environmental concerns, the adviser overseeing his infrastructure plans told Reuters. Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is pictured during a news conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes Oswaldo Ferreira, one of several retired generals ...

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Puma commemorates ‘black power’ salute in U.S. market push

BERLIN (Reuters) – Puma (PUMG.DE) is launching a campaign to mark the 50th anniversary of U.S. sprinter Tommie Smith’s black-gloved salute at the 1968 Olympics, shortly after rival Nike scored a hit with an ad featuring a modern-day activist for racial equality. FILE PHOTO: The logo of German sports goods firm Puma is seen at the entrance of one of ...

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Exclusive: Brazilian leftist meets investors to tame fears of PT return to power

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Fernando Haddad, the Workers Party vice-presidential candidate who could be catapulted to Brazil’s presidency if Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is barred from running, has quietly met with major investors to tame fears of a leftist return to power. Workers Party vice presidential candidate Fernando Haddad walks with supporters in Curitiba, Brazil August 30, 2018. REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer ...

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