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Putin says Russia untroubled by U.S. military build-up in Baltics
SOCHI, Russia, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Moscow was not concerned about a U.S. military build-up in the Baltic region.
EU to debate media freedom in Malta after journalist killed
BRUSSELS, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The European Parliament will debate the protection of journalists and media freedom in Malta next week as EU leaders demand a thorough investigation into the murder of the country's best-known investigative reporter.
Putin says Trump hampered from delivering electoral promises
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that if President Donald Trump is unpredictable, it is because his domestic opponents are stopping him from delivering on many of his election promises.
U.S. sex trafficking sweep rescues 84 children - authorities
NEW YORK, Oct 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. authorities have rescued 84 children, one just 3 months old, and arrested 120 people in a nationwide sweep of child sex trafficking that exposed the growing use of technology by traffickers, officials said on Thursday.
Brazilian who led U.S. to $17 million under mattress pleads guilty
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Brazilian whose arrest led U.S. authorities to discover $17 million hidden under a mattress pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges that he tried to launder funds tied to one of the largest pyramid schemes ever.
Putin says closing border with east Ukraine could lead to massacre
SOCHI, Russia, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the closing of Russia's borders with rebel regions in eastern Ukraine would result in a "Srebrenica-like massacre", referring to the mass killing of Muslims during the 1992-95 Bosnian War.
Trump says will work with U.S. Congress on grants, loans for Puerto Rico
WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will work with the U.S. Congress to approve grants and loans to help rebuild Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria a month ago.
Saudi minister visits north Syria for Raqqa talks
BEIRUT, Oct 19 (Reuters) - A Saudi official has visited northern Syria with a U.S. envoy to discuss reconstruction of Raqqa, which Kurdish and Arab militias backed by a U.S.-led coalition, captured from Islamic State on Tuesday, an adviser to the militias said.
Fiat Chrysler shares fall as it plans to curb production
MILAN (Reuters) - Shares in Fiat Chrysler (FCA)
fell more than 5 percent on Thursday amid worries that problems in China were undercutting sales of flagship models such as the Maserati and Alfa Romeo sport utility vehicles.
Albanian prosecutors seek arrest of ex-minister on corruption, drug charges
TIRANA, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Albanian prosecutors asked parliament on Thursday to remove the immunity of former interior minister Saimir Tahiri to allow them to investigate him on corruption and drug trafficking charges, the prosecution said.
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