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Brazil pension reform can be saved with 100 billion reais turnaround: Economy Minister

1 hour 10 min ago
The Brazilian government's plans to overhaul its pension system can still be saved if lawmakers reverse changes to transition rules and concessions to legislative aides, Economy Minister Paulo Guedes told Reuters, holding out hope for a compromise.

Slovak ex-president Kiska launches new party to challenge ruling Smer

1 hour 15 min ago
Former Slovak president Andrej Kiska launched a new pro-EU political party on Monday, promising to provide a voice for voters disillusioned with the ruling Smer party and to challenge it in next year's parliamentary election.

Uzbekistan says it will investigate harassment of Western rights activist

1 hour 17 min ago
Uzbekistan pledged on Monday to investigate a verbal attack by several of its citizens on a visiting Human Rights Watch researcher after HRW said the incident showed independent activists remained under pressure in the country.

Ousted ex-Egyptian president Mursi dies after court hearing: state TV

1 hour 19 min ago
Ousted former Egyptian Islamist president Mohamed Mursi died on Monday after he fainted in court following a hearing, state television reported.

Mexico vows crack down on human traffickers, aims to finish border guard reinforcement

1 hour 22 min ago
Mexico will fully deploy National Guard forces on its southern border with Guatemala this week and vowed to crack down on human traffickers after nearly 800 people were found in transport containers headed for the U.S. border, officials said on Monday.

U.S. says could sanction Turkish defense firms beyond F-35 suppliers

1 hour 30 min ago
Washington is looking at imposing financial sanctions on Turkish firms beyond those that build parts for the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jet, over Ankara's plans to buy a Russian air defense system, a top Pentagon official said on Monday.

Albania, eyeing EU, approves laws against money-laundering

1 hour 33 min ago
Albania's parliament approved a series of laws on Monday aimed at plugging holes in legislation against money laundering as part of efforts to persuade the European Union to launch accession talks.

France's Macron urges more dialogue with Iran, regrets announcements on enrichment

1 hour 41 min ago
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday he regretted Iran's announcement that it would exceed the allowed enriched uranium limit, but that Paris would hold talks with Iran and its partners to avoid any further escalation in the region.

Ousted Istanbul mayor leading re-run polls after TV debate: pollster

1 hour 43 min ago
The Turkish opposition candidate for Istanbul mayor who was ousted from office when his March victory was annulled bested his ruling party rival in a rare TV debate, a pollster said on Monday, putting him in the lead ahead of a June 23 re-vote.

Lights back on, Argentine leaders still in dark over massive power cut

2 hours 9 min ago
The lights were back on across virtually all of Argentina and neighbors Paraguay and Uruguay on Monday morning, according to Argentine energy officials, though the cause of Sunday's massive blackout remains a mystery.

Far-right sympathizer suspected of killing German pro-migrant politician

2 hours 23 min ago
A man arrested in Germany on suspicion of murdering a senior local politician known for pro-migrant views was a far-right sympathizer, the Federal Prosecutor's Office said on Monday.

Russia thwarts U.S. cyber attacks on its infrastructure: news agencies

2 hours 29 min ago
Russia has uncovered and thwarted attempts by the United States to carry out cyber attacks on the control systems of Russian infrastructure, Russian news agencies cited an unnamed security source as saying on Monday.

Iran says it will breach nuclear deal enrichment limit, U.S. denounces 'blackmail'

2 hours 38 min ago
Iran announced on Monday it would breach uranium enrichment limits in 10 days in a move that drew an accusation of "nuclear blackmail" from Washington, but it added that European nations still had time to save the nuclear deal that sets those curbs.

Iran 'nuclear blackmail' must be met with international pressure: White House

2 hours 39 min ago
Iran's plan to exceed internationally agreed curbs on its stock of low-enriched uranium amount to "nuclear blackmail" and must be met with increased international pressure, a White House National Security Council spokesman said on Monday.

U.N. food chief warns aid suspension in Yemen likely to start this week

2 hours 46 min ago
United Nations food chief David Beasley warned the Security Council on Monday that a phased-suspension of food assistance in Yemen was likely to begin later this week over a diversion of aid and lack of independence in Houthi-controlled areas.

UK PM May would not repeat criticism of London Mayor: spokesman

2 hours 47 min ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May would not retweet Katie Hopkins, whose criticism London Mayor Sadiq Khan was repeated by U.S. President Donald Trump, May's spokesman said on Monday.

EU to await IAEA report before deciding on any Iran breach

2 hours 57 min ago
The European Union will only react to any Iranian breach of the 2015 nuclear deal if the International Atomic Energy Agency formally identifies one, the top diplomats of Germany and the bloc said on Monday.

Prosecutors: Suspected murder of German politician probably had far-right motive

3 hours 8 min ago
German prosecutors believe there was a far-right background to the suspected murder of a prominent local politician known for his pro-migrant views, a spokesman for the federal prosecutor's office said on Monday.

Iran accuses Saudis of militaristic approach in Middle East

3 hours 14 min ago
Iran accused its main regional rival Saudi Arabia on Monday of adopting a "militaristic, crisis-based approach" after Riyadh said Tehran was behind last week's attack on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf.

Mozambique says two border police killed in shooting incident

3 hours 15 min ago
Two members of Mozambique's border police have been shot dead in an incident involving South African soldiers and the two countries have launched a joint investigation into what happened, a Mozambique police officer said on Monday.

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