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Bavaria election shakes Merkel’s coalition, far-right rejoices

BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian sister party said on Monday it would back political stability in Berlin after suffering big losses in a...

Bucking boycott, Jerusalem Palestinian eyes seat in Israel’s city hall

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A civil engineer from East Jerusalem is bucking a Palestinian boycott of Israeli politics by running for a seat in city hall with a campaign...

Stalemate: Britain’s May under mounting pressure to rethink Brexit plan

BELFAST/LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May was under mounting pressure on Monday to rethink her plan for leaving the European Union after Brexit...

Indian minister sues woman alleging sexual harassment for defamation

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian government minister M.J. Akbar filed a defamation suit on Monday against one of at least 10 women accusing him of sexual harassment,...

UK’s Prince Harry and wife Meghan expecting first baby next year

LONDON (Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle are expecting their first child, due in the spring of 2019, the couple’s...

Kuwait says it rejects ‘campaign against Saudi Arabia’: newspaper

DUBAI (Reuters) – Kuwait said on Monday it rejected “the campaign against Saudi Arabia” over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, al-Qabas...

Syrian FM: Idlib situation untenable if jihadists wont comply with deal

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria’s foreign minister said on Monday the situation in Idlib cannot continue if jihadists do not comply with a Russian-Turkish agreement for...

Amnesty rights worker tells of violent abduction in Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A researcher for Amnesty International has described how he was abducted in southern Russia by men who drove him to a field where they held a...

Jordan and Syria reopen Nassib border crossing

JABER, Jordan (Reuters) – The border crossing between Jordan and Syria officially opened to civilians and trade on Monday after being closed for three years. A...