Brazil's Bolsonaro says he will target V...

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he will target Venezuela, Cuba


Brazil's far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday that he would take all action "within the rule of law and democracy" to oppose the governments of Venezuela and Cuba.

Lebanon set to get new national unity government in days: politicians

Lebanon is on track to form a new national unity government in the next few days, politicians said on Tuesday, raising hopes for an end to more than seven months of wrangling that has darkened the outlook for its struggling economy.

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Trump willing to look at extraditing Turkish cleric, but noncommittal

U.S. President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that Washington "would take a look at" the possibility of extraditing a U.S.-based Muslim cleric who Ankara suspects of being behind a 2016 coup attempt, but he made no commitment, the White House said on Tuesday.

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Blasts heard in Yemen's main port city on first day of truce: residents

Four blasts were heard in Yemen's main port city of Hodeidah late on Tuesday on the first day of a ceasefire agreed between the Iran-aligned Houthi movement and the Saudi-backed government at U.N.-led peace talks last week, residents said.

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Belgian PM offers to quit in crisis started by migrant row

Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel offered to resign on Tuesday after opponents tabled a no confidence vote in a political crisis triggered by differences over immigration.

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U.S. hopes Lebanon's next government will work with it: State Department official

The United States hopes Lebanon's next government will work with it on areas of mutual interest, a State Department official said on Tuesday, and expressed concern over Iran-backed Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah's rising clout in the country.

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Judge excoriates Trump ex-adviser Flynn, delays Russia probe sentencing

A U.S. judge fiercely criticized President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday for lying to FBI agents in a probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and delayed sentencing him until Flynn has finished helping prosecutors.

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Over 50 Sao Paulo police arrested, accused of ties to drug gang

More than 50 police officers who patrolled the same area in Sao Paulo were arrested on Tuesday, accused by state prosecutors of taking bribes from Brazil's largest drug gang to allow its members to sell narcotics, authorities said.

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British government to activate full 'no-deal' Brexit preparations

The British government said on Tuesday it would implement plans for a no-deal Brexit in full and begin telling businesses and citizens to prepare for the risk of leaving the European Union without an agreement.

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Belgian king undecided on PM's resignation offer

Belgium's King Philippe has not take a decision on whether to accept the resignation offered by Premier Charles Michel, the royal palace said on Tuesday.

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Trump urges Kosovo to reach 'historic' deal with Serbia

U.S. President Donald Trump has sent a letter to Kosovo counterpart Hashim Thaci urging him to do everything to reach a longstanding deal with Serbia two decades after their war ended, according to Thaci's official website.

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Libya's NOC declares force majeure on El Sharara oilfield

Libya's state oil company NOC has declared force majeure at the country's largest oilfield, El Sharara, a week after announcing a contractual waiver on exports from the field following its seizure by protesters.

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Guatemala expels investigators from U.N. anti-corruption group

Guatemala has taken steps to expel 11 foreign investigators for a U.N.-backed anti-corruption body from the country, it said on Tuesday, further stripping power from the group whose leader was forced out by President Jimmy Morales several months ago.

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U.S. pledges billions in aid to develop Central America, curb migration

The United States is committing billions of dollars toward development in Central America and Mexico, as part of a plan to strengthen economic growth in the region and curb illegal immigration, the U.S. and Mexican governments said on Tuesday.

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Iraq's parliament confirms cabinet ministers, but divisions remain

Iraq's parliament voted on Tuesday to approve three out of five ministers put forward by Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, a step toward ending weeks of deadlock between the two largest parliamentary blocs.

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Belgian PM confirms offering resignation to king

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel told lawmakers he would offer his resignation to the king after socialists and greens tabled a motion of no confidence in his minority government.

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Bangladesh ruling party promises growth in bid for third term

Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League unveiled its election manifesto on Tuesday, making sweeping promises to eradicate poverty and boost the economy as it seeks to retain power for a third straight term.

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Hungary protests spark opposition coalition - but will it last?

Week-long protests in Budapest have forged fragmented opposition parties into a rare coalition against Viktor Orban, drawing young Hungarians into the streets to demonstrate against what they see as his increasingly authoritarian rule.

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North Korean media warns of "unhealthy ideas" spread by mobile phones

North Korea's main state newspaper warned on Tuesday of the "negative impact" from mobile phones use around the world, as both legal and illicit communications devices proliferate in the isolated country.

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Even Brazilian military must compromise on pensions: incoming minister

Every Brazilian, including current and former members of the armed forces, will have to compromise under the next administration's pension reform plan, a former general set to become government minister said in an interview.

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