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Twitter CEO criticized for no mention of Rohingya plight in Myanmar tweets

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has come under fire for tweets about his meditation retreat in Myanmar and encouraging people to visit the country without mentioning what the United Nations has described as “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya Muslim minority. FILE PHOTO: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addresses students …

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Britain’s Hunt warns of ‘real risks’ if MPs reject Brexit deal

Britain’s Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt arrives in Downing Street, London, Britain, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt warned fellow British lawmakers on Monday that there were “real risks” if they voted against Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal with the …

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U.N. members adopt global migration pact-Moroccan foreign minister

MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) – A majority of U.N. states adopted on Monday a non-binding global pact to better handle migrant flows, Morocco’s foreign minister said, though fewer governments joined than had previously worked on the proposal. Moroccan foreign minister Nasser Bourita announced the decision as host of the U.N. conference …

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Swedish Centre Party says to vote ‘no’ to Social Democrat leader Lofven as PM

FILE PHOTO: Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Centre leader Annie Loof her party will not support Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven as Sweden’s prime minister after talks over a deal failed, …

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U.N. Secretary General seeks to promote global migration pact amid objections

FILE PHOTO: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres gives a statement after delivering a speech on disarmament and denuclearization at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) in Geneva, Switzerland, May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres sought to promote a global pact on migrant …

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EU foreign ministers hope British parliament approves Brexit deal

An anti-Brexit protester shelters under an EU flag themed umbrella opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday hoped the UK parliament would approve the bloc’s Brexit deal with British Prime …

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