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ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss voters agreed on Sunday to adopt tighter gun controls in line with changes to European Union rules, heading off a clash with Brussels, projections for Swiss broadcaster SRF showed. FILE PHOTO: A rifle with a Swiss flag is pictured during a competition, ahead of a May 19 referendum on proposals to
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MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s conservative government celebrated on Sunday its surprise election victory that defied years of unfavorable opinion polls, with U.S. and Israeli leaders welcoming Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s return to office. Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison with wife Jenny, children Abbey and Lily after winning the 2019 Federal Election, at the Federal Liberal
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia January 14, 2019. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s crown prince discussed regional developments, including efforts to strengthen security and stability, in a phone call with U.S. Secretary of
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FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman attends a summit between Arab league and European Union member states, in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, February 24, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany JEDDAH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman invited Gulf and Arab leaders to convene emergency summits to discuss the implications of this
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during the European People’s Party (EPP) and the Croatian Democratic Union’s (HDZ) campaign rally for the European Parliament elections in Zagreb, Croatia, May 18, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer ZAGREB (Reuters) – German chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday Croatia was well on track to join the European common currency by 2024, citing
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MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s Liberal-led conservative government was headed for a remarkable victory at the national election early on Sunday after uncovering a narrow path to victory that twisted through urban fringes and rural townships. The results upended pre-election polls which predicted a Labor victory, though it is unclear whether the Scott Morrison-led coalition can
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Armenia’s President Robert Kocharyan speaks to the media after casting his ballot at a polling station in Yerevan February 19, 2008. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili TBILISI (Reuters) – An Armenian court on Saturday ordered former president Robert Kocharyan freed on bail from pre-trial detention, local news agencies reported. The 64-year-old ex-president was arrested last July after peaceful
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