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India prepares to count votes, with Modi looking at second term

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India begins counting hundreds of millions of votes in its general election on Thursday, with a coalition led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party already preparing to form the next government. A policeman walks past a hoarding outside a vote counting centre in New Delhi, India, …

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Turkey stopped purchasing Iranian oil as of May: Turkish official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Turkey stopped purchasing Iranian oil as of May as U.S. waivers granted last November to eight buyers expired, and will continue to abide by Washington’s demand that it halt all imports of crude oil from the Islamic Republic, a senior Turkish official said on Wednesday. “We are …

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