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  • French centre-right senators back Macron's presidential bid
    PARIS (Reuters) - The frontrunner in France's presidential election, Emmanuel Macron, received yet another boost to his candidacy on Sunday when nine lawmakers from a center-right party allied with conservative rival Francois Fillon decided to rally behind him. ... Read more »
  • Moroccan prime minister agrees to form coalition government with five other parties
    RABAT (Reuters) - Moroccan Prime Minster Saad Eddine El Othmani said on Saturday he had agreed to form a coalition government with five other parties, breaking nearly six months of post-election deadlock. ... Read more »
  • Turkey summons Swiss envoy over rally it says supported terrorism
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's foreign ministry summoned Switzerland's charge d'affairs in Ankara on Saturday to complain about a protest in Bern that it said supported terrorism and included a poster calling for the assassination of President Tayyip Erdogan. ... Read more »
  • U.S. confirms coalition strike in Mosul district where dozens reported killed
    MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Saturday a U.S.-led coalition strike had hit an Islamic State-held area of Iraq's Mosul where residents and officials say as many as 200 civilians may have been killed as result of an air raid. ... Read more »
  • Bangladesh bomb blasts kill three, scores injured
    DHAKA (Reuters) - At least three people, including a policeman, were killed and scores wounded in two separate bomb blasts on Saturday near a militant hideout that was raided by commandos in northeastern Bangladesh, police said. ... Read more »
  • Iran denies harassing U.S. warships in Gulf, warns of clashes
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran denied on Saturday U.S. accusations that its fast-attack boats were "harassing" warships at the mouth of the Gulf, and said Washington would be responsible for any clashes in the key oil shipping route. ... Read more »
  • Thousands demonstrate in London against leaving the EU
    LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands of people marched through London on Saturday to protest against Britain leaving the European Union, just four days before Prime Minister Theresa May launches the start of the formal divorce process from the bloc it joined 44 years ago. ... Read more »
  • Pro-Houthi court sentences Yemen president to death for treason
    DUBAI (Reuters) - A Yemeni court in territory controlled by the armed Houthi movement sentenced the group's enemy in a two-year-old civil war President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and six other top officials in his government to death for "high treason" on Saturday. ... Read more »
  • China, others lift ban on meat imports in boost for Brazil
    BRASILIA/BEIJING (Reuters) - China lifted a ban on imports of meat from Brazil on Saturday after Brazilian authorities clarified details of a police investigation into alleged bribery of health inspectors, in a victory for President Michel Temer's efforts to stem damage from the probe. ... Read more »
  • EU leaders renew fraying Union's vows on 60th anniversary
    ROME (Reuters) - Europeans must contain their squabbling and carping about the EU if the Union is to survive, leaders warned on Saturday as they marked the 60th anniversary of its founding in Rome by signing a formal declaration of unity. ... Read more »