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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s Senate on Tuesday approved a sweeping overhaul of the country’s pension system to stabilize public finances and restore business confidence, setting up President Jair Bolsonaro to sign his keystone economic proposal into law. Brazil’s Secretary of Social Security Rogerio Marinho and senator Fernando Bezerra attend a session to vote on the
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LA PAZ (Reuters) – Bolivia’s election observer will convene a special meeting on Wednesday after a disputed presidential vote showed President Evo Morales would win outright, which sparked angry protests around the South American nation. Doctors protest in front of the national electoral computing center in La Paz, Bolivia, October 22, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado The
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s banks will remain closed for a fifth working day amid uncertainty over how Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri plans to extract billions of dollars from the financial sector to help ease an economic crisis that has ignited national protests. Demonstartors hold the national flag during an anti-government protest in the southern city
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FILE PHOTO: Benny Gantz, leader of Blue and White party looks on during his party faction meeting at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, in Jerusalem October 3, 2019. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/File Photo JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will on Wednesday task centrist politician Benny Gantz with trying to form the next coalition government after Prime
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks ahead of a vote on his renegotiated Brexit deal, on what has been dubbed “Super Saturday”, in the House of Commons in London, Britain October 19, 2019. ©UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government will drop its attempt to get approval for Brexit
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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak acted like an “emperor” who orchestrated massive fraud at a former unit of scandal-linked state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the country’s attorney-general said at his trial on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak leaves Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur,
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Security forces are trying to persuade protesters to reopen roads across Lebanon through peaceful means but will not use force if they refuse, a security source said on Tuesday as the country remained paralyzed by anti-government demonstrations. People clean the streets during ongoing anti-government protests in downtown Beirut, Lebanon October 22, 2019.
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces two pivotal votes in parliament on Tuesday that will decide if he can deliver on his pledge to lead the United Kingdom out of the European Union in nine days time. A man passes an electronic billboard displaying a British government Brexit information awareness campaign advertisement in
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