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A decade on, UK police say they may never solve Madeleine McCann case

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LONDON (Reuters) - Almost a decade after three-year-old Madeleine McCann vanished, London police said they were still following critical lines of inquiry but might never solve the case.

Thousands protest against Serb government and flagship project

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Thousands protested in central Belgrade on Tuesday against Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's government and demanded a probe into a multi-billion euro riverside building project in the Serbian capital.

Trump to meet with Australian prime minister on May 4: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on May 4 in New York City, a White House spokesman said on Tuesday.

Former U.S. envoys to U.N. warn Congress against cutting funding

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Nine former U.S. ambassadors to the United Nations warned Congress in a letter on Tuesday that slashing funding for the world body would weaken Washington's global influence by ceding "the agenda to countries that can be hostile to our interests."

Erdogan says Turkey could reconsider its position on Europe

ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters on Tuesday that Turkey would reconsider its position on joining the European Union if it was kept waiting much longer and if the current hostile mentality of some member states persists.

U.S. deeply concerned by Turkish air strikes on Kurdish fighters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday expressed "deep concern" over air strikes by Turkish planes in Syria and Iraq and said they were not authorized by the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State.

U.S. slams South Sudan's Kiir over 'man-made' famine, urges truce

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States slammed South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Tuesday for the African state's "man-made" famine and ongoing conflict, urging him to fulfill a month-old pledge of a unilateral truce by ordering his troops back to their barracks.

France's Macron under fire for communication misstep as he eyes Elysee

PARIS (Reuters) - French presidential favorite Emmanuel Macron came under fire from both potential allies and his run-off rival Marine Le Pen on Tuesday for acting as if victory next month was already in the bag.

ECOWAS threatens sanctions in Guinea-Bissau amid political impasse

BISSAU (Reuters) - West African regional bloc ECOWAS said on Tuesday it was ready to impose targeted sanctions against those it deems responsible for blocking the implementation of a deal to resolve a political crisis in Guinea-Biss...

Budapest university head seeks EU help against closure threat

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The head of a Budapest university pressured by Prime Minister Viktor Orban appealed to Brussels for help on Tuesday, a day before European Union lawmakers were to discuss concerns about the Hungarian leader.

Brazil arrests eight after Paraguay cash heist; four dead

RIO DE JANEIRO/ASUNCION (Reuters) - Brazilian federal police on Tuesday arrested eight people suspected of killing a police officer and blowing up a building while robbing a security company of millions of dollars in a volatile border town in Paraguay.

German police arrest two for alleged human smuggling

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police arrested two men on Tuesday and carried out 22 searches in a crackdown on human trafficking that authorities say helped illegally secure asylum approvals for at least 10 migrants, mostly from Iran.

Mexico to fight any U.S. tax plans that break WTO rules: minister

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico would take legal steps against any measures in a U.S. tax overhaul that violate World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, foreign minister Luis Videgaray said on Tuesday.

Sweden releases from custody second suspect over deadly truck attack

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish prosecutors said on Tuesday they had released a second suspect detained over possible involvement in a truck attack in Stockholm this month in which four people were killed.

Greece will legislate reforms but implementation hinges on debt relief: PM

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece will legislate additional reforms sought by its lenders but implementing them in 2019 and 2020 is contingent on securing further debt relief, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday.

Turkey's military says killed 70 militants in Iraq's Sinjar, northern Syria

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's military said it killed around 70 militants in operations on Tuesday in Iraq's Sinjar and northern Syria, as it stepped up a campaign against groups affiliated with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (P...

Cyber spies target German party think-tanks ahead of election

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Two foundations tied to Germany’s ruling coalition parties were attacked by the same cyber spy group that targeted the campaign of French presidential favorite Emmanuel Macron, a leading cyber security expert said on Tuesday.

Group claims Russia metro bombing, says bomber acted on al Qaeda orders: monitor

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - A group called the Imam Shamil Battalion has claimed responsibility for the metro bombing in St. Petersburg, Russia this month that killed 16 people and said the bomber was acting on orders from al Qaeda, according to the SITE monitoring group.

Cairo 'cargotecture' company transforms shipping containers into homes

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian design duo has begun re-purposing old steel shipping containers, transforming them into living spaces, shops and restaurants in an effort to introduce residents of overcrowded Cairo to cheaper and more versatile properties.

Mexican leftist's party could win key state vote -poll

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's ruling party could be defeated by the candidate of leftist leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in a June state election seen as a litmus test for next year's presidential race, a newspaper poll showed on Tuesday.

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