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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Lawyers for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday appealed a decision to seize the former president’s passport, on the heels of an appeals court ruling upholding his corruption conviction. The seizure was approved on Thursday, a day after appellate court judges voted to uphold Lula’s convictions for taking a bribe
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump flew overnight to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he will push his “America First” agenda and seek more fair, reciprocal trade between the United States and its allies. Trump, who left Washington on Wednesday night, was to arrive at mid-morning Thursday in Zurich, and is to
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he would attend the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea next month, after reports he would not attend due to a dispute over “comfort women” forced to work in Japan’s wartime military brothels. Japan and South Korea share a bitter history that includes Japan’s 1910-45
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HASSA, Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Turkey opened a new front in Syria’s war on Saturday, launching airstrikes against a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Afrin province that raise the prospect of deeper strains between Ankara and NATO ally Washington. The operation, which the Turks dubbed “Operation Olive Branch”, sees Ankara confronting Kurdish fighters allied to the United
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican presidential hopeful and former first lady Margarita Zavala pledged to curb violence and crime by pulling soldiers off the streets in a reversal of her husband’s military-led drug strategy that ushered in a sharp increase in violence. If elected this July, Zavala said she would double and strengthen the police
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