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Erdogan, ruling AK Party build comfortable lead in Turkish elections

ANKARA (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AK Party took a comfortable lead in Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday, according to preliminary partial results, boosting the president's hopes of extending his 15-year rule. Learn More

 

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Merkel presses over migration as 'European solution' fails

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she would seek direct deals with separate European Union states on migration, conceding that the bloc was unable to quickly find a joint solution to an issue that is threatening her government. More »

 

U.S. says still working to reunite 2,053 children with families

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government still has 2,053 children in its custody who were separated from their parents under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy and officials said there was a "well coordinated" process for reuniting families. More »

 

Assad pledges to regain control of northern Syria by force if needed

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Syrian army will regain control of the country's north by force if rebels there refuse to surrender, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Russian television channel NTV on Sunday. More »

 

Several loud blasts heard, bright flashes seen in sky above Riyadh: Reuters witness

RIYADH (Reuters) - At least six loud blasts were heard and bright flashes were seen in the sky over Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh on Sunday, and puffs of smoke were later visible above the city, a Reuters witness said. More »

 

Trump adviser Kushner criticizes Abbas, says U.S. peace plan near

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's senior adviser, said Washington would announce its Middle East peace plan soon, and press on with or without Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas. More »

 

Singapore says Trump-Kim summit cost just $12 million, after some question expenses

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore said on Sunday it spent S$16.3 million ($12 million) on hosting the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, less than earlier reports that had angered some locals. More »

 

Fighting moves closer to center of Yemen's main port city

ADEN (Reuters) - Yemen's Houthis deployed additional forces in the main port city of Hodeidah on Sunday as a Saudi-led military coalition moved closer to the city center in the largest offensive of the war, raising U.N. fears of a humanitarian catastrophe. More »

 

Rotterdam says 'considerable' fuel oil spilled in harbor

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Port of Rotterdam said on Sunday a clean-up operation was underway after an oil freighter punctured its hull while mooring, releasing a "considerable" amount of heavy fuel oil. More »

 

Saudi women take victory lap as driving ban ends

RIYADH (Reuters) - Women in Saudi Arabia hit the roads on Sunday, ushering in the end of the world's last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women's repression in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom. More »

 

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