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Exclusive: U.S. aid agency under scrutiny for loans in Chile

By Gram Slattery | SANTIAGO The U.S. government is auditing a foreign aid program that loaned almost $1 billion to renewable energy projects in Chile – including solar farms in such deep financial trouble that the loans may never be … Continue reading

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Macron's party seen on top in French parliament election: polls

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron attends a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

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'Convinced Atlanticist' Merkel being honest with U.S., spokesman says

Chancellor Angela Merkel believes firmly in strong German – U.S. relations and is simply being honest with the United States when she flags up policy differences with Washington, her spokesman said on Monday. Merkel sent shockwaves through Washington and London … Continue reading

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MI5 to review its handling of intelligence on Manchester bomber

By Costas Pitas | LONDON Britain’s MI5 has begun an internal review of how it handled intelligence on Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi, who was known to the authorities but not under active investigation, a source told Reuters on Monday. … Continue reading

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Civilians lack food, water, medicine as Mosul battle mounts: U.N.

By Maher Chmaytelli | BAGHDAD Tens of thousands of civilians in parts of Mosul held by Islamic State are struggling to get food, water and medicine, the United Nations said, days into a new push by U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops … Continue reading

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Cyclone churns towards Bangladesh as storm toll reaches almost 200 in Sri Lanka, India

By Dinuka Liyanawatte | AGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka A cyclone grew in strength as it churned north towards Bangladesh on Monday after heavy rain in rural Sri Lanka and thunderstorms in eastern India killed almost 200 people, with more torrential downpours … Continue reading

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Oil dips as U.S. drilling undermines drive to tighten markets

FILE PHOTO: An oil pump jack pumps oil in a field near Calgary, Alberta, Canada July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Todd Korol/File Photo

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UK police arrest 16th person in connection with Manchester attack

Armed police officers stand on duty in central Manchester, Britain, May 28, 2017. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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President Macron's party seen on top in French parliament election: poll

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks at a press conference at the end of the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, Italy, May 27, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

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Philippines puts city on lockdown over fears of militant infiltration

By Tom Allard | MARAWI, Philippines The Philippine city of Iligan was overflowing with evacuees and on lockdown on Monday over fears Islamist militants had sneaked out of nearby Marawi, where troops were battling to drive out gunmen holed up … Continue reading

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