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02/19/2018 -  Kremlin says charges over U.S. election tampering prove nothing - 08:15 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Monday that U.S. charges against 13 Russians and several Russian companies accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign contained zero proof of Russian state involvement.

02/19/2018 -  Turkey warns Syrian army against helping Kurdish YPG in Afrin - 02:46 PM

BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey warned on Monday it would confront Syrian government forces if they entered Syria's northwestern Afrin region to help the Kurdish YPG militia repel a Turkish offensive.

02/19/2018 -  Syrian Observatory: bombing kills 94 in eastern Ghouta in a day - 04:04 PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies killed 94 people in the rebel pocket of eastern Ghouta in the space of 24 hours, a war monitoring group said on Monday.

02/19/2018 -  Iran cannot confirm missing plane found, freeze hampers search - 05:29 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - The wreckage of an Iranian plane that crashed with 65 people on board was found in central Iran, state media said on Monday, but aviation authorities could not confirm the report.

02/19/2018 -  How a U.S. coal deal warmed Ukraine's ties with Trump - 11:24 AM

KIEV (Reuters) - For the first time in Ukraine's history, U.S. anthracite is helping to keep the lights on and the heating going this winter following a deal that has also helped to warm Kiev's relations with President Donald Trump.

02/19/2018 -  Merkel proposes ally for crucial party job - 10:53 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel put forward close ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Monday to take over as secretary general of her Christian Democrats (CDU), heeding calls from within the party to inject new blood and groom a successor.

02/19/2018 -  France says committed to Iran deal, will keep talking to European, U.S allies - 07:01 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - France reaffirmed its commitment to the Iran nuclear deal on Monday, saying it wanted it to be strictly implemented and was continuing talks with its European and U.S. partners on the program.

02/19/2018 -  Three Iranian police killed in clashes with Sufi protesters - 01:55 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - Three police officers were killed in Tehran on Monday, a police spokesman said, as clashes broke out with members of a Muslim religious order seen as a threat to the Shi'ite theocratic establishment.

02/19/2018 -  Venezuela's opposition coalition likely to boycott presidential vote - 11:51 AM

CARACAS (Reuters) - Leaders of Venezuela's opposition coalition appeared likely on Monday to decide on a boycott of the April presidential election, believing authorities have rigged it for President Nicolas Maduro and his ruling socialists.

02/19/2018 -  Lebanon army will confront any potential 'Israeli aggression': chief - 04:51 PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's army will use use every available means to confront any potential "Israeli aggression" no matter the cost, its commander said on Monday.


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