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Unions call for total strike in Myanmar; Suu Kyi party official dies in custody

(Reuters) - Myanmar's major trade unions called on members to shut down the economy from Monday to support a campaign against last month's coup, turning up the pressure on the junta...

Meghan and Harry to lift lid on royal split in Oprah interview

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - A highly anticipated Oprah Winfrey interview with Prince Harry and his wife...

Swiss look set to approve ban on facial coverings

By Michael Shields ZURICH (Reuters) - A far-right proposal to ban facial coverings in Switzerland was headed toward...

Marathon fight to pass U.S. pandemic relief tests Democrats’ majority

By Susan Cornwell and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The battle to pass a COVID-19 relief bill demonstrated...

Iran frees British-Iranian aid worker Zaghari-Ratcliffe, says lawyer

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has released British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, removing her ankle tag after a five-year prison sentence, but she has been summoned again to court on another charge,...

Abbas battles Fatah party discord ahead of Palestinian elections

By Ali Sawafta and Rami Ayyub RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Facing elections for the first time in...

George Floyd’s friends reflect on his striving, at times stumbling life

By Brad Brooks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Travis Cains looks over to the spot where he and George Floyd...

Socially distanced Iditarod race starts from secluded Alaska river site

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Forty-seven mushers and their teams of huskies were due to begin...

Pope, on Iraq visit, decries violence in the name of God as ‘greatest blasphemy’

By Philip Pullella UR, Iraq (Reuters) - Pope Francis walked down a narrow alleyway in the holy city...

Democrats push Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID bill through Senate on party-line vote

By Richard Cowan, Makini Brice and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Saturday passed President...

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