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GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared Congo’s Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighbouring countries. Congolese health workers collect data before administering ebola vaccines to civilians at the Himbi Health Centre in Goma,
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HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnamese and Chinese ships have been embroiled in a weeks-long standoff near an offshore oil block in disputed waters of the South China Sea, which fall within Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone, two Washington-based think-tanks said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (2nd L, front) and Deputy Prime Minister
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Haitians drive past a sign welcoming Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen for an official visit to Haiti, in a street of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, July 13, 2019. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen will visit Haiti on Saturday in an attempt to bolster support in the region after neighboring Dominican Republic broke diplomatic
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Russia flew a fresh shipment of advanced air defense equipment to Turkey on Saturday, the Turkish Defence Ministry said, continuing to implement a deal that is likely to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally. FILE PHOTO: First parts of a Russian S-400 missile defense system are seen after unloaded from a
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LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, frontrunner to be Britain’s next prime minister, denied he was responsible for the resignation of the ambassador to Washington but admitted his comments had been a factor in the shock departure of one of the country’s most senior diplomats. FILE PHOTO: Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain’s Conservative Party,
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FILE PHOTO: Russian servicemen sit in the cabins of S-400 missile air defense systems in Tverskaya Street before a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade, which marks the anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia April 29, 2019. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva/File Photo ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Delivery of parts
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LONDON (Reuters) – Three Iranian vessels tried to block the passage of a British ship through the Strait of Hormuz but withdrew after warnings from a British warship, the British government said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A British Royal Navy patrol vessel guards the oil supertanker Grace 1, suspected of carrying Iranian crude oil to
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ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s government plans to throw more resources into its fight against boat migrants, an official said on Tuesday, as the number of new arrivals gathers speed, putting pressure on Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. Some 47 migrants were brought to shore before dawn by an Italian police patrol vessel, while a charity ship
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