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05/25/2016 -  Japan PM protests Okinawa crime to Obama, who promises cooperation - 10:12 AM

ISE-SHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe protested to U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday about the killing of a young woman in Okinawa which has reignited resentment of the heavy U.S. military presence on the southern Japanese island.

05/25/2016 -  Russia's Putin pardons Ukrainian pilot, sends her home in prisoner swap - 08:50 AM

MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko arrived home to scenes of jubilation on Wednesday after her release by Russia in a prisoner swap and she promptly offered to fight again for Kiev in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists.

05/25/2016 -  Afghan Taliban appoint a new leader, Kabul urges peace - 10:27 AM

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban named an Islamic legal scholar who was one of former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour's deputies to succeed him on Wednesday, after confirming Mansour's death in a U.S. drone strike at the weekend.

05/25/2016 -  Israel's new defense chief jokes about curbing his fiery nature - 09:31 AM

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - In first remarks as Israel's designated defense minister, right-wing settler Avigdor Lieberman joked about his fiery reputation: "I have undergone surgery to lengthen my fuse."

05/25/2016 -  Top Shi'ite cleric urges restraint in assault on Iraq's Falluja - 07:18 AM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric urged government forces battling to retake Falluja from Islamic State militants to spare civilians trapped in the city on Baghdad's western approaches.

05/25/2016 -  French, Italian firms to help search for EgyptAir black boxes - 09:36 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt is taking on two companies, one French and one Italian, to help search for the black boxes of an EgyptAir plane that crashed in deep water in the Mediterranean Sea, the airline's chairman said on Wednesday

05/25/2016 -  Vietnamese dissident a reluctant tourist during Obama visit - 05:39 AM

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnamese dissident Nguyen Quang A spent much of Tuesday as a tourist with plainclothes cops - eating fish noodle soup, visiting a temple and a fortune teller – returning home just as President Barack Obama took off from Hanoi aboard Air Force One.

05/25/2016 -  Italian navy says migrant boat flipped, five dead - 10:01 AM

ROME (Reuters) - A large wooden fishing boat overcrowded with migrants capsized off the coast of Libya, the Italian navy said on Wednesday, with some 562 people rescued and five found dead.

05/25/2016 -  'In' camp keeps almost all its lead ahead of EU vote: Survation poll - 09:44 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - The campaign to keep Britain in the European Union has maintained almost all its lead over the "Leave" camp ahead of next month's referendum, according to a Survation poll for online brokerage group IG.

05/25/2016 -  Former Canadian PM Harper to leave politics, reports say - 10:25 AM

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will leave politics later this year, possibly to join U.S. private equity firm KKR, according to domestic media reports.


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