As Saudi Arabia faced intensifying international scepticism over its story about the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a senior government official laid out a new version of the death inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul that in key respects contradicts previous explanations.
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Germany will continue to investigate events in Chemnitz following a fatal stabbing, the interior minister said on Friday after the domestic intelligence chief suggested a video showing violence in the eastern city could be “targeted misinformation”.
The president says North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat even though it retains its weapons.
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By Marko Djurica SKOPJE (Reuters) – The “Republic of Northern Macedonia” – the proposed new name for the country once part of Yugoslavia – is meant to settle a diplomatic standoff with Greece, but will not satisfy some nationalists on either side of the border. When it declared independence in 1991, many Greeks felt the country had hijacked their ancient cultural heritage as Macedonia is the birthplace of Alexander the Great as well as the name of a province in northern Greece. The new name, agreed by politicians from both countries on Tuesday, should end decades of diplomatic conflict and make it easier for Macedonia to join the European Union and NATO.
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SKOPJE (Reuters) – The “Republic of Northern Macedonia” – the proposed new name for the country once part of Yugoslavia – is meant to settle a diplomatic standoff with Greece, but will not satisfy some nationalists on either side of the border.
Myanmar’s government said it has repatriated the first family of Rohingya refugees, among the 700,000 who fled a brutal crackdown, but the move was slammed by rights groups as a publicity stunt which ignored warnings over the security of returnees. The stateless Muslim minority has been massing in squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh since the Myanmar army launched a ruthless campaign against the community in northern Rakhine state last August. The United Nations says the operation amounts to ethnic cleansing, but Myanmar has denied the charge, saying its troops targeted Rohingya militants.
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