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Concern over coronavirus spread as cases jump in South Korea, Italy and Iran

SEOUL/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - International concern about the spread of coronavirus outside China grew on Sunday with sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran. Learn More

 

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Earthquake in Turkey-Iran border region kills nine, injures more than 100

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Nine people were killed and buildings collapsed across southeastern Turkey on Sunday when a magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck near the border with Iran, injuring more than a hundred in villages and towns in both countries, government officials said. More »

 

Iran announces low poll turnout, blames coronavirus 'propaganda'

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran on Sunday announced a 42% turnout in its parliamentary election, the lowest rate since the 1979 Islamic revolution, while its top leader said Tehran's enemies played up the new coronavirus threat to dissuade people from voting. More »

 

Pope appears to give thumbs down to Trump's Mideast peace plan

BARI, Italy (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday warned against "inequitable solutions" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying they would only be a prelude to new crises, in an apparent reference to U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace proposal. More »

 

As Grenell moves to spy post, Trump looks for new ambassador to Germany

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Sunday he is looking for a new ambassador to Germany after tapping current diplomat Richard Grenell to serve as acting U.S. intelligence chief. More »

 

Gandhi's former home gets facelift ahead of Trump's first India visit

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - India deployed more than 10,000 police and gave a facelift to the former home of independence hero Mahatma Gandhi on Sunday on the eve of a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump, whose two-day trip aims to repair bilateral relations after a trade spat. More »

 

Germany's SPD biggest party in Hamburg state vote, Merkel's party third

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) won most support in a vote in the northern city of Hamburg on Sunday and Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives came third in the first electoral test since her protegee gave up ambitions for the top job. More »

 

Iraqi security forces kill one, wound seven in Baghdad: sources

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces killed one person and wounded seven on Sunday when they opened fire on protesters in Baghdad, security and medical sources said. More »

 

Al-Qaeda confirms death of AQAP leader Qassim Al-Raymi: Site Intelligence Group

Cairo (Reuters) - Al-Qaeda has confirmed the death of Qassim al-Raymi, the leader of Islamist group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the Site Intelligence Group reported on Sunday. More »

 

Belgian carnival defies calls to cancel parade with Jewish caricatures

AALST, Belgium (Reuters) - A satirical Belgian carnival parade decried by Israel's foreign minister as "hateful" went ahead on Sunday despite being withdrawn from the United Nation's list of recognized cultural events over accusations of racism and anti-Semitism. More »

 

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