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South African rights group challenges Zuma rule on influence-peddling inquiry

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Civil rights group AfriForum wants South Africa's highest court to quash a rule signed by former president Jacob Zuma that says evidence produced at a judicial inquiry into allegations of influence-peddling cannot be used in a criminal case.

Vatican special envoy hears sex abuse victim testimony in Chile

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The Vatican's top sexual abuse investigator said he had started taking testimony on Tuesday from victims in the Chilean capital, where he is looking into accusations that a bishop appointed by Pope Francis covered up crimes against minors.

U.S. says ready to talk Mideast peace; Abbas calls for conference

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is "ready to talk" Middle East peace with the Palestinians, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday in remarks directed at Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting of the U.N. Security Council.

Britain set to take further budgetary control of Northern Ireland

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain must take steps towards setting a budget for Northern Ireland while it explores whether agreement can be reached to restore the province's power-sharing government, the British minister for the region said on Tuesday.

Polish minister says backs idea to create 'Polocaust' museum

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish Deputy Culture Minister Jaroslaw Sellin on Tuesday backed a call for building a "Polokaust" museum to commemorate Poles killed by the Nazis during World War Two, in comments that may further exacerbate tensions with Israel.

Clinging to tree tops, Zimbabweans bid farewell to Tsvangirai

BUHERA, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - Zimbabweans climbed into tree tops and onto bus carriers in a heavy downpour on Tuesday to give opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai an emotional burial next to his first wife in his rural home of Buhera.

More bombs hit Syria's Ghouta after heaviest death toll in years

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pro-government forces pounded Syria's eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, killing at least 66 people after the enclave's heaviest one-day death toll in three years, a monitoring group said.

Lesser-known North Korea cyber-spy group goes international: report

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A North Korean cyber espionage group previously known only for targeting South Korea's government and private sector deepened its sophistication and hit further afield including in Japan and the Middle East in 2017, security researchers said on Tuesday.

Harsher sanctions needed against Venezuela, targeting oil: OAS chief

GENEVA (Reuters) - Sanctions should be stepped up against Venezuela's leaders and oil sector in response to the country's repressive political climate, the head of the Organisation of American States (OAS) said on Tuesday.

Pressure on EU's southern borders from African migrants seen persisting in 2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's southern borders in the Mediterranean will remain under heavy pressure from African migrants trying to reach Europe this year, the head of the EU's border agency Frontex said on Tuesday.

Abbas calls for international Mideast peace conference by mid-2018

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - During a rare address to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for an international Middle East peace conference to be convened by the middle of this ye...

Britain 'steadfastly' committed to Northern Irish peace accord: May's spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government is "steadfastly" committed to the Belfast agreement, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Tuesday, after several lawmakers questioned whether the 1998 deal that ended 30 years of conflict in Northern Ireland was still working.

New corruption cases entangle Netanyahu aides

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police alleged on Tuesday that Benjamin Netanyahu's former spokesman tried to bribe a judge to drop a fraud case against Netanyahu's wife, the latest corruption investigation encircling the long-serving prime minister.

Foreign minister says UK can leave customs union and have no hard border in Ireland

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain should be able to leave the European Union's single market and customs union and still ensure there is no hard border in Ireland after Brexit, Foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.

South Korea to announce joint military drill plan with U.S. before April

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States will announce plans before April for a postponed joint military drill, South Korea's defense minister said on Tuesday.

Oxfam chief apologizes for 'babies in cots' comment as more abuse reported

LONDON (Reuters) - Oxfam's chief executive apologized on Tuesday for saying a wave of condemnation over sex abuse by its staff was disproportionate as it had not "murdered babies in their cots" after a scandal that has prompted new reports of abuse.

Exclusive: EU scraps border projects as 'Ukraine fatigue' grows

KIEV (Reuters) - The European Union is shutting down a border checkpoint scheme with Ukraine, deepening doubts about Kiev's ability to deliver reforms in return for billions in European aid.

Britain and U.S. in talks over captured British Islamic State fighters: UK minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the United States are in talks about the fate of two captured British Islamic State militants, suspected of being part of a notorious group known for torturing and killing Western hostages, British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said.

No survivors as Iran finds wreckage of plane on mountain

LONDON (Reuters) - There were no survivors among the 65 passengers and crew on an Iranian plane that ploughed into a mountain top, where most of the bodies lie buried under snow, the first rescue team to reach the wreckage said on Tuesday.

Exclusive: Turkey yet to issue Gazprom permit for TurkStream land pipeline - sources

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Turkey has yet to issue a permit for Russia's Gazprom to start building the land-based part of the TurkStream gas pipeline, three sources familiar with the matter said, stoking fears the strategically important project will be delayed.

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