Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis, official says

DUBAI (Reuters) – Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to Iran, an official of one of the four countries said.

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Chained to health ministry, Peruvians protest mining pollution

LIMA (Reuters) – Parents of sick children who live near one of Peru’s oldest mining pits camped out in front of the health ministry in Lima for an eighth day on Thursday, demanding help to deal with the impact of decades of mining pollution.

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Trump says he has not obstructed FBI’s probe Russia probe – Fox News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he had not obstructed the FBI’s investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion by his campaign.

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Friend of former South Korea leader jailed for three years – Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) – The friend of former South Korean leader Park Geun-hye who was at the centre of an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country’s business and political elite has been sentenced to three years in jail, the Yonhap news agency reported on Friday.

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Ecuador foreign minister says UK wants a solution to Assange standoff

QUITO (Reuters) – Britain is interested in finding a solution to the standoff that has led to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being holed up in Ecuador’s London embassy for five years, the foreign minister of the South American country said on Thursday.

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Venezuelan troops fire on protesters at airbase, one killed

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan troops on Thursday fired what appeared to be rubber bullets at protesters attacking the perimeter of an airbase and a demonstrator was killed, bringing renewed scrutiny of the force used to control riots that have killed at least 76 people.

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Trump to nominate NFL team owner Johnson as U.S. ambassador to Britain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will nominate National Football League team owner Woody Johnson as U.S. ambassador to Britain, the White House said on Thursday.

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