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Turkey will not have anything covered up in Khashoggi case, AK Party spokesman says

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey does not want anything covered up in the case of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, nor will it blame anyone in advance, the ruling AK Party’s spokesman said on Saturday. The state-run Anadolu news agency quoted Omer Celik as making the comment. Saudi Arabia on Saturday said Khashoggi had died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate ...

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No divorce without precise future framework: spokesman for UK’s May

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain cannot agree a withdrawal deal with the European Union without securing a precise framework for their future relationship, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday. After more positive comments from the EU over the Brexit negotiations, the spokesman said there was a difference between optimistic talk about a deal being done and getting ...

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U.S. funding cut is ‘flagrant assault’ against Palestinian people: Abbas spokesman

RAMALLAH (Reuters) – A U.S. decision to halt funding to a U.N. agency helping Palestinian refugees was a “flagrant assault” against Palestinian people, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday. “The consecutive American decisions represent a flagrant assault against the Palestinian people and a defiance of U.N. resolutions,” spokesman Nabil Abu Rdainah told Reuters. “Such a punishment will ...

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Myanmar spokesman rejects U.N. genocide report

YANGON (Reuters) – A Myanmar government spokesman on Wednesday rejected a report by United Nations investigators that called for top generals to be prosecuted for genocide, saying the international community was making “false allegations”. FILE PHOTO: Christopher Sidoti, Marzuki Darusman and Radhika Coomaraswamy, members of the Independent International Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar attends a news conference on the publication of ...

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U.S. reviewing El Salvador relationship after Taiwan break: spokesman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is “deeply disappointed” by El Salvador’s decision to break diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favor of China and is reviewing its relationship with San Salvador as a result, a spokesman for the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO – A man waits to visit the Taiwan embassy a day after the Salvadoran ...

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U.N. chief looks forward to North, South Korea talks in New York: spokesman

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres praised efforts by North and South Korea to build trust and confidence and looked forward to discussing with the parties in September what support he can offer to aid peace and denuclearization, a U.N. spokesman said on a Monday. FILE PHOTO – U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, speaks to the media after ...

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U.S. forces to stay in Iraq as long as needed: spokesman

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – U.S. forces will stay in Iraq “as long as needed” to help stabilize regions previously controlled by Islamic State, a spokesman for the U.S.-led international coalition fighting the militants said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. army forces participate in combat training in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil, December 22, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Awad “We’ll keep troops ...

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Erdogan spokesman says problems with U.S. will be resolved

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Wednesday he expected problems with the United States, which helped drive the lira to record lows, to be resolved but Washington must stop trying to influence Turkey’s judiciary. FILE PHOTO – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas Ibrahim Kalin also ...

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