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Egypt court overturns life sentence against ex-president Mursi

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:40pm
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's Court of Cassation overturned on Tuesday a life sentence against deposed President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood and ordered a retrial in the case that revolves around accusations of espionage with Palestinian group Hamas.

Thai lawmakers told to stand by as ascension date approaches

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:31pm
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai lawmakers have been asked not to leave the country next week, the head of parliament said on Tuesday, as a much-touted December date for Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to ascend the throne draws near.

Portugal's judicial makeover: the reform that flattered to deceive?

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:23pm
LISBON (Reuters) - When international creditors released Portugal from onerous loan conditions two years ago, they hailed the nation for some major reform achievements - not least, an overhaul of the judiciary.

Tsunami hits Japan after strong quake near Fukushima disaster site

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:21pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan early on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a small tsunami that hit the same Fukushima region devastated by a 2011 quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

Turkey's AK Party to review controversial bill on underage marriage

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:07pm
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's ruling AK Party is withdrawing a proposed bill on underage marriage for further consultations, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday, after opposition and rights groups said it could allow men accused of sexually abusing girls to avoid punishment.

Talks on reuniting Cyprus fail to strike deal, U.N. says

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:29pm
ZURICH (Reuters) - Talks in Switzerland on reuniting the divided island of Cyprus have failed to strike a deal, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Turkey dismisses close to 15,000 more in post-coup probe

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:10pm
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Tuesday dismissed close to 15,000 more civil servants, military officials, police and others and shut down more than 500 institutions and news outlets in investigations over a failed coup in July, authorities said in two official decrees.

Mexico, Central America seek joint strategy on migrants as Trump looms

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 9:18pm
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala met on Monday to form a strategy to protect their migrants in the United States, in a show of regional solidarity following Donald Trump's win in the U.S. presidential election.

Japan PM says TPP trade pact meaningless without U.S.

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 7:27pm
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would be meaningless without U.S. participation, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said he would withdraw the United States from the pan-Pacific free trade deal.

U.S. says won't tolerate pressure from China on fugitive families

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 6:43pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States will not tolerate any pressure from the Chinese government on family members of fugitives to get them to return from America, but can't guarantee it has not happened, a U.S. official said on Tuesday.

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