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U.S. F-22 stealth jets simulate dogfights with Norway’s F-35 warplanes

U.S. F-22 stealth jets simulate dogfights with Norway's F-35 warplanes

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ORLAND AIR BASE, Norway (Reuters) - Two U.S. F-22 stealth fighter jets squared off in simulated dogfights with two of Norway’s expanding fleet of F-35 aircraft on Wednesday as part of an exercise aimed at strengthening the NATO alliance and increasing its deterrent power. The two U.S. F-22s are among 13 in Europe for a…
Israel finds no cause for criminal charges in deadly Gaza war raid
Cuba frees leading dissident charged with attempted murder
U.S. and Mexico to announce joint plan to fight drug cartels
Taliban withdraws protection from Red Cross in Afghanistan
Autostrade says met concessionary terms over collapsed motorway

Autostrade says met concessionary terms over collapsed motorway

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MILAN (Reuters) - Italy’s Autostrade per l’Italia, operator of the motorway where a bridge collapse killed 39 people, said it was confident it could prove it met contractual obligations for the concession. Italy’s government has started proceedings to strip Autostrade, which is part of the Milan-listed Atlantia group, of the concession, calling for its top…
Paraguay’s new president takes office, promises to cut poverty

Paraguay's new president takes office, promises to cut poverty

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ASUNCION (Reuters) - Former senator Mario Abdo Benitez took office as Paraguay’s new president on Wednesday, pledging to cut poverty and fight corruption after winning national elections in April, but major changes to economic policy were not expected. Paraguay's new President Mario Abdo Benitez introduces first lady Silvana Lopez Moreira to Colombia's President Ivan Duque…
Ugandan MP beaten up after president’s convoy stoned: opposition

Ugandan MP beaten up after president's convoy stoned: opposition

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KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan legislator Francis Zaake, detained after the president’s convoy was stoned, has been “brutalised” by security personnel, an opposition figure said on Wednesday as images of the bruised lawmaker emerged on social media. Supporters of an independent candidate running in a parliamentary by-election threw stones at President Yoweri Museveni’s motorcade on Monday…
Turkish court releases local Amnesty head: Amnesty

Turkish court releases local Amnesty head: Amnesty

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court has released Taner Kilic, the local honorary chairman of Amnesty International, from prison, the human rights group said on Wednesday in one of several cases that have caused expressions of concern over Ankara’s human rights record. Kilic, who has been in jail for a year as his trial continued,…
Trump revokes security clearance for ex-CIA director Brennan

Trump revokes security clearance for ex-CIA director Brennan

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U.S. President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, who served in the Obama administration. White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the decision at a White House briefing Wednesday, following through on the president's recent threat. Sanders cited Brennan's "erratic conduct and behaviour" and accused him of "lying" and "wild…