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Costa Rica seizes five tons of cocaine bound for Holland in largest ever drug bust

World5 hours ago (Feb 16, 2020 01:37PM ET) By Alvaro Murillo SAN JOSE (Reuters) – Police in Costa Rica seized more than 5 tons of cocaine bound for the Dutch port of Rotterdam in the country’s largest ever drugs bust,

Burundi opposition picks presidential contender as U.N. warns of rights abuses

World6 hours ago (Feb 16, 2020 12:55PM ET) NAIROBI (Reuters) – Burundi’s opposition CNL on Sunday picked the current chairman of the National Assembly as its candidate in the presidential election in May which the United Nations says is likely

‘Animals live for man’: China’s appetite for wildlife likely to survive virus

By Farah Master and Sophie Yu HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – For the past two weeks China’s police have been raiding houses, restaurants and makeshift markets across the country, arresting nearly 700 people for breaking the temporary ban on catching, selling

Fast-food companies in China step up ‘contactless’ pickup, delivery as coronavirus rages

By Hilary Russ and Sophie Yu NEW YORK/BEIJING (Reuters) – With the coronavirus outbreak in China continuing to spread, McDonald’s Corp, Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) and other fast-food companies are ramping up “contactless” pickup and delivery services to keep their workers

Turkey says two killed in car bomb attack near Syria border

World1 hour ago (Feb 16, 2020 05:21PM ET) Turkey says two killed in car bomb attack near Syria border AMMAN/ANKARA (Reuters) – A car bomb attack by the Kurdish YPG militia killed two people and wounded five on Sunday in

North Macedonia parliament dissolves, sets poll date, after EU shuns talks

World3 hours ago (Feb 16, 2020 03:37PM ET) SKOPJE (Reuters) – North Macedonia’s parliament dissolved itself on Sunday and set April 12 for an early election, eight months ahead of the end of the current term, in what is seen

Gunmen kill TV journalist in Somalia, say police

World3 hours ago (Feb 16, 2020 03:31PM ET) Gunmen kill TV journalist in Somalia, say police By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Gunmen killed a TV and radio journalist in Somalia’s Afgooye district on Sunday, police said.

Electronic glitch triggers Dominican Republic vote suspension

World3 hours ago (Feb 16, 2020 03:13PM ET) Electronic glitch triggers Dominican Republic vote suspension SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) – Dominican Republic’s nationwide municipal elections were suspended only four hours after voting began on Sunday due to a glitch in the

Netanyahu says Israeli airliners have started overflying Sudan

World4 hours ago (Feb 16, 2020 02:25PM ET) JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli commercial planes have started overflying Sudan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, casting the new air corridor as the result of a breakthrough meeting with the African

Israel hopes Germany, other ICC members will help stave off Palestinian investigation

World5 hours ago (Feb 16, 2020 01:43PM ET) By Dan Williams (NYSE:WMB) and Stephanie van den Berg JERUSALEM/THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Israel’s prime minister on Sunday hailed what he called efforts by friendly states to stop the International Criminal Court