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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top State Department official has been tasked with focusing on “the integrity of multilateral institutions,” including countering “malign influences” of China and others at the United Nations, the U.S. State Department confirmed on Thursday. Foreign Policy Magazine reported on Wednesday that Mark Lambert, most recently the U.S. special envoy for North
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DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump called climate activists like Greta Thunberg “prophets of doom” at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday. By Wednesday he was lamenting not having watched the teenage activist’s speech. The gentler tone, along with a promise to join a plan to plant one trillion trees, hinted at a
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FILE PHOTO: A Chinese flag flutters at the Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China October 25, 2019. REUTERS/Florence Lo/File Photo – RC2LJE9RAKHZ BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that the central government cares for the health and well-being of its Taiwan compatriots more than anyone else. Taiwan’s participation in international bodies must be
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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday found key figures of the opposition Future Forward Party not guilty of opposing the country’s monarchy, an allegation that could have seen the high-profile party banned in one of several ongoing cases against it. Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit greets his supporters after Thailand’s Constitutional Court
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FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Zueitina oil terminal in Zueitina, west of Benghazi April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori DUBAI (Reuters) – Qatar condemned the storming of Libya’s eastern Zueitina oil export port by forces from areas controlled by the Libyan National Army (LNA), Qatar’s state news agency said on Sunday. Tribesmen in
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FILE PHOTO: German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, January 8, 2020. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke LONDON (Reuters) – Germany wants to deepen trade ties with London and continue close cooperation on security and defence projects after Britain’s divorce from the European Union, Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s peak tourism body estimated the country’s bushfire crisis has so far cost the industry almost A$1 billion ($690 million) and called for urgent help from the government to lure back visitors. FILE PHOTO: A wallaby eats after NSW’s National Parks and Wildlife Service staff air-dropped carrots and sweet potatoes in bushfire-stricken
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