Russian court convicts five men of murdering Putin critic Nemtsov

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A court on Thursday convicted five men of murdering Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, more than two years after he was shot dead near the Kremlin.


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British PM faces vote test in parliament over government plan

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a test of her authority on Thursday when parliament votes on her policy program, watered down after an election setback and growing pressure over her Brexit and austerity plans.


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Britain seeking Northern Ireland political deal ‘as soon as possible’

BELFAST (Reuters) – A number of issues remain outstanding between Northern Irish politicians ahead of a deadline to restore a power-sharing executive, Britain’s Northern Ireland minister said on Thursday, calling for a solution “as soon as possible”.


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France urges China to free activist Liu, no comment if ready to welcome him

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s foreign ministry declined to comment on whether it was willing to host Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Liu Xiaobo, but urged China to release him given concerns over his health.


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France urges China to free activist Liu, no comment if ready to welcome him

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s foreign ministry declined to comment on whether it was willing to host Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Liu Xiaobo, but urged China to release him given concerns over his health.


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Iraqi forces capture historic Mosul mosque where Islamic State declared ‘caliphate’: military

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi forces captured on Thursday the wrecked historic mosque of Mosul in which Islamic State proclaimed its self-styled “caliphate” three years ago, an Iraqi military statement said.


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