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ExxonMobil shuts LNG plant in Papua New Guinea; reports of casualties

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - ExxonMobil Corp has shut its liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in the wake of a powerful earthquake in Papua New Guinea's remote highlands region that cut roads and damaged buildings, with unconfirmed reports of 20 or more deaths.

Maldives opposition protesters arrested after top court validates emergency rule

MALE (Reuters) - Maldives police arrested at least four opposition members under state of emergency laws for protesting against President Abdulla Yameen's government, the opposition said on Tuesday.

Brazil prosecutor asks top court to prevent police chief interfering in Temer case

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's top prosecutor on Monday requested the Supreme Court issue an order to prevent the head of the federal police from interfering in a criminal investigation that could result in new corruption charges against President Michel Temer.

Morocco's king undergoes successful heart surgery: state news agency

RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco's King Mohammed VI underwent successful heart surgery in France on Monday, state news agency MAP said.

New Zealand prime minister creates new cabinet post for disarmament

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's Prime Minister on Tuesday used her first major foreign policy address to announce she is establishing a ministerial position for disarmament amid tensions in the Asia-Pacific region over North Korea's weapons programs.

Austrian broadcaster sues far-right leader over fake news claim

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's public broadcaster ORF has taken the highly unusual step of filing a lawsuit against the deputy head of the government, it said on Monday, after he accused it and its star news presenter of lying.

Russia orders daily truce for evacuations from Syria's eastern Ghouta

BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Monday it would establish an evacuation corridor and implement a five-hour daily truce to allow people to leave Syria's eastern Ghouta, after a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire across the entire country.

Likely centrist Brazil presidential contender says he would sell Petrobras

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The governor of Sao Paulo and likely centrist presidential candidate Geraldo Alckmin said on Monday that he would privatize Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA if he wins the elections in Octob...

Nigerian army and police disagree over security in mass abduction town

ABUJA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria's army and police on Monday publicly disagreed over the security arrangements that were in place in the northeastern town where 110 girls were abducted by suspected Boko Haram militants.

Russia vetoes Western effort to call out Iran over Yemen at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia on Monday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have called out Iran for failing to prevent its weapons from falling into the hands of Yemen's Houthi group.

Saudi reshuffles top military posts, adds a woman deputy minister

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman reshuffled some of the kingdom's top military officers and several deputy ministers on Monday in a broad shakeup seen as elevating younger officials in key economic and security areas.

South Africa's Ramaphosa appoints Nene as finance minister in cabinet reshuffle

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa returned Nhlanhla Nene to the finance ministry in a cabinet reshuffle on Monday that added new faces and removed some ministers allied to his predecessor Jacob Zuma.

Botswana blames Congo's humanitarian crisis on Kabila

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Botswana blamed Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Monday for his country's humanitarian and security crisis, in the sharpest criticism yet from an African government of his refusal to step down.

Seoul pushes for U.S.-Korea talks, Trump says 'We'll see'

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the latest attempt to defuse the crisis over North Korea's weapons program, South Korea urged Washington and Pyongyang to give ground to allow for talks and U.S. President Donald Trump reiterated he would negotiate with North Korea, but only under the right conditions.

Trump to host France's Macron for state visit on April 24: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will host French President Emmanuel Macron for a state visit on April 24, the White House said on Monday.

Inter-ethnic clashes in eastern Congo kill 22 people

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Inter-ethnic clashes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have killed at least 22 people, including 15 civilians, over the past two days, a local official said on Monday.

Britain is facing serious far-right terrorism threat, UK's top officer

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain faces a new and significant threat from organized far-right terrorism, the UK's most senior counter-terrorism officer said on Monday as he revealed police had foiled four plots by right-wing extremists in the last year.

U.N. chief calls for new push to rid the world of nuclear weapons

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for a new global effort to get rid of nuclear weapons, drawing a cautious response from envoys of atomic-armed powers at odds for decades over nuclear disarmament.

South African president Ramaphosa to announce cabinet reshuffle

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce a cabinet reshuffle at 1930 GMT on Monday, his office said in a short statement, but it was not clear whether this heralded a purge of allies of former president Jacob Zuma from the cabinet.

Japan rejects South Korea mention of wartime 'comfort women' at U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Japan formally complained on Monday after South Korea's foreign minister raised the issue of wartime "comfort women" at the top U.N. rights body, while warning that it should not be allowed to harm bilateral relations at a critical time in east Asia.

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