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ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek air traffic controllers on Saturday called off a planned strike after a “constructive” meeting with the transport minister, cancelling labor action that would have grounded flights for four days.

PRAGUE (Reuters) – The centrist ANO party of Finance Minister Andrej Babis won the Czech Republic’s regional elections on Saturday, putting the billionaire businessman in pole position for a parliamentary election due in October next year.

BERLIN (Reuters) – Six German Tornado fighter jets based in Turkey are ready to resume service in the fight against Islamic State after a technical problem was fixed, a Defence Ministry spokesman said on Saturday.

Residents clean up after Japan’s Mount Aso erupts for the first time in 36 years, spewing ash across surrounding cities.

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The Czech Statistics Office says the three parties in the ruling center-left coalition have dominated the election for the country’s regions and are ahead in the first round of voting for Parliament’s upper house, the Senate.

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CARRICKCARNON, Ireland (Reuters) – Anti-Brexit campaigners erected six mock customs checkpoints along the Northern Ireland and Irish Republic border on Saturday, in a protest over the possible impact to peace, jobs and the free movement of workers.

Hurricane Matthew has made landfall in South Carolina, causing flooding in the city of Charleston.

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Jordan’s King Abdullah II has been awarded a prestigious prize in Germany for his peace efforts in the Middle East.

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SANAA (Reuters) – Saudi-led coalition aircraft fired rockets at mourners for the father of the interior minister in the Houthi-dominated Yemeni government on Saturday, causing many casualties, witnesses and medics said.

SANAA (Reuters) – Saudi-led coalition aircraft fired rockets at mourners for the father of the interior minister in the Houthi-dominated Yemeni government on Saturday, causing many casualties, witnesses and medics said.

Hungary’s largest newspaper Nepszabadsag stops publication suddenly, with journalists and the opposition alleging government pressure.

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BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary’s leading leftist newspaper Nepszabadsag has been shut and its employees suspended after the publication piled up significant losses despite cost cuts, owner Mediaworks said on Saturday.

CAIRO (Reuters) – A new Egyptian militant group, the Hasam Movement, on Saturday claimed responsibility for the killing of a policeman in the country’s north.

A dozen police officers, joined by officials from Turkey’s treasury and the county’s broadcasting watchdog, marched into the pro-Kurdish IMC-TV television station, sealed off its control rooms and forced the channel off the air during a live program on democracy.

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KABUL (Reuters) – Parmi fled the fighting in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz with 13 members of her family this week, in shock at how quickly the city’s defenses had collapsed to the Taliban.

KABUL (Reuters) – Parmi fled the fighting in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz with 13 members of her family this week, in shock at how quickly the city’s defenses had collapsed to the Taliban.

UNICEF’s representative in Syria is calling for an immediate end to the violence that has beset the northern city of Aleppo, saying UN agencies are on “standby” to deliver needed assistance.

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Two U.S. service members were wounded in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday when their vehicle struck a roadside mine, the military said.

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Hundreds of German police including specialist commandos combed a residential area of the eastern city of Chemnitz on Saturday for a man suspected of planning a bomb attack, after failing to find him in a raid on an apartment.

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian government forces recaptured territory from insurgents in several western areas on Saturday as the U.N. Security Council prepares to vote on rival French and Russian draft resolutions urging an immediate ceasefire.

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian government forces recaptured territory from insurgents in several western areas on Saturday as the U.N. Security Council prepares to vote on rival French and Russian draft resolutions urging an immediate ceasefire.

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has moved nuclear-capable Iskander-M missiles into the Kaliningrad region bordering Poland and Lithuania, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday, adding this was part of routine drills involving such missiles across its territory.

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Retired South African cleric and anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu said in a published commentary that when his time comes, he would “want the option of an assisted death”.

MANILA (Reuters) – A review by the Philippines of joint military drills with the United States could see exercises continue or scaled back, a military spokesman said on Saturday, following more rhetoric from the president about scrapping them completely.

MANILA (Reuters) – A review by the Philippines of joint military drills with the United States could see exercises continue or scaled back, a military spokesman said on Saturday, following more rhetoric from the president about scrapping them completely.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A massive federal racketeering and drug-trafficking case at Maryland’s biggest prison offers a glimpse at the deep roots of corruption that criminal justice experts say grips the U.S. corrections system.

Nearly 900 people are known to have killed by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, with aid officials saying up to 90% of some areas has been destroyed.

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HUNTLY, Scotland (Reuters) – Sterling’s plunge since Britain voted to leave the European Union has pushed up costs so much for Scottish shortbread maker Bill Dean that he may have to lift prices to balance the books.

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s foreign ministry sharply criticized the U.S. Embassy in Cairo for advising citizens to avoid large gatherings in the capital until Sunday, calling the move “unjustifiable”.

BERLIN (Reuters) – German police said they were evacuating a building in the eastern city of Chemnitz on Saturday on suspicion that a bomb attack was being planned.

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