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  • Chile presidential hopeful Pinera vows to double economic growth
    on October 18, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's conservative presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera on Wednesday promised to double economic growth and by 2025 make the country the first in Latin American to achieve "developed nation" status. […]

  • U.S. wants stronger India economic, defense ties given China's rise: Tillerson
    on October 18, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said before a visit to India next week that the Trump administration wanted to "dramatically deepen" cooperation with New Delhi, seeing it as a key partner in the face of China's negative influence in Asia. […]

  • Canada's Quebec province to ban face coverings in public sector
    on October 18, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    QUEBEC CITY, Quebec (Reuters) - Quebec will ban face coverings for people giving or receiving provincial government services under a law passed on Wednesday that rights groups have criticized as marginalizing Muslim women in the mainly French-speaking Canadian province. […]

  • U.N. says still determining if Myanmar crisis is genocide
    on October 18, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations has yet to determine whether violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar meets the legal definition of genocide, Jyoti Sanghera, Asia Pacific chief at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday. […]

  • Catalonia to formally declare independence if Spain suspends regional autonomy: source
    on October 18, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia's regional president told a meeting of his party he would formally declare independence if Spain starts the process of suspending the region's autonomy on Thursday, a Catalan government source said on Wednesday. […]

  • EU leaders to call for end to North Korea's weapons program: draft
    on October 18, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will demand on Thursday that North Korea end its nuclear and ballistic weapons program, according to the draft final statement of an EU summit. […]

  • 'Russia's version of Paris Hilton' announces presidential bid
    on October 18, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian TV personality Ksenia Sobchak said on Wednesday she planned to run in next year's presidential election, offering liberal voters unhappy with President Vladimir Putin's rule someone to back, though she has little prospect of winning. […]

  • Khamenei says Iran will 'shred' nuclear deal if U.S. quits it
    on October 18, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran would stick to its 2015 nuclear accord with world powers as long as the other signatories respected it, but would "shred" the deal if Washington pulled out, state TV reported. […]

  • China's Xi lays out vision for 'new era' led by 'still stronger' Communist Party
    on October 18, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday laid out a confident vision for a more prosperous nation and its role in the world, stressing the importance of wiping out corruption and curbing industrial overcapacity, income inequality and pollution. […]

  • U.S., Russia set for likely U.N. row over Syria toxic gas inquiry
    on October 18, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday it would push the United Nations Security Council to renew within days an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, setting the stage for a likely showdown with Russia. […]