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02/23/2017 -  Upset at Trump, Mexico voices 'worry and irritation' to U.S. envoys - 05:00 PM

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico on Thursday expressed "worry and irritation" about U.S. policies to two of President Donald Trump's top envoys, giving a chilly reply to the new administration's hard line on immigration, trade and security.

02/23/2017 -  Malaysia murder mystery breaks with North Korean assassin tradition - 05:05 PM

SEOUL (Reuters) - The bizarre assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother marks a departure from the isolated country's repertoire of overseas operations, according to experts on its opaque ruling structures.

02/23/2017 -  Iraqi forces storm Mosul airport, military base - 12:31 PM

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces captured Mosul airport from Islamic State on Thursday, advancing on multiple fronts towards the jihadists' last major stronghold in the western half of the city.

02/23/2017 -  Syria's warring sides face off as U.N. tells them: end the nightmare - 04:08 PM

GENEVA (Reuters) - Opposing sides in the Syrian war came face-to-face in U.N. peace talks for the first time in three years on Thursday, to hear mediator Staffan de Mistura implore them to cooperate to find a way out of almost six years of war.

02/23/2017 -  Sweden hits back at Trump, defends generous immigration policies - 02:55 PM

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden hit back on Thursday at criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump, defending its generous immigration policies and saying the diversity from thousands of asylum seekers would build a stronger society.

02/23/2017 -  Trudeau, Trump talk borders as asylum-seekers stream into Canada - 04:02 PM

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed border cooperation in a phone call on Thursday as pressure mounted in Canada over rising numbers of asylum seekers arriving from the United States.

02/23/2017 -  Indonesia to raise prospect of joint patrols with Australia in South China Sea: report - 04:34 PM

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Indonesia President Joko Widodo will discuss the prospect of joint patrols with Australia in the South China Sea when he meets his counterpart Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the weekend.

02/23/2017 -  Bodies of 27 migrants recovered in west Libya, 13 in shipping container - 04:57 PM

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The bodies of 27 migrants have been recovered in Western Libya, 13 of whom died of suffocation in a shipping container, the Red Crescent said on Thursday.

02/23/2017 -  Brazil's Temer taps lawmaker Serraglio for justice minister - 04:55 PM

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer appointed a lower house lawmaker from his ruling PMDB party, Osmar Serraglio, to be justice minister on Thursday, a choice aimed at appeasing disgruntled members of his party.

02/23/2017 -  France's Macron raises curtain on election alliance to beat Le Pen - 03:22 PM

PARIS (Reuters) - France's presidential race took a new turn on Thursday as independent Emmanuel Macron raised the curtain on a partnership with veteran centrist Francois Bayrou to help him beat the far-right's Marine Le Pen.


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