Peru to tighten entry requirements for Venezuelans as migration surges – sources

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LIMA (Reuters) – The government of Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra is going to start barring Venezuelan migrants from entering the country unless they have passports, two government sources said on Thursday, following a similar decision in neighbouring Ecuador. Venezuelan migrants wait at the Interpol headquarters to get paperwork needed for a temporary residency permit, in
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New Mexico compound member in U.S. illegally over 20 years – government

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TAOS, N.M. (Reuters) – A Haitian woman who was charged with child abuse at a New Mexico compound has been taken into custody by immigration authorities after living in the United States illegally for over 20 years, federal officials said on Wednesday. A view of the compound in rural New Mexico where 11 children were
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Israeli minister confirms Netanyahu met Sisi over Gaza

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s finance minister confirmed on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt in May to discuss a long-term ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, August 12, 2018. Jim Hollander
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Russia says will ditch U.S. securities amid sanctions – RIA

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia will further decrease its holdings of U.S. securities in response to new sanctions against Moscow but has no plans to shut down U.S. companies in Russia, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on state TV on Sunday, RIA news agency reported. FILE PHOTO: National flags of Russia and the U.S. fly at
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Cuba charges leading dissident with attempted murder

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HAVANA (Reuters) – The leader of one of Cuba’s largest and most active opposition organizations was charged Friday with attempted murder after being held incommunicado for a week in eastern Cuba. FILE PHOTO: Cuban dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer, holds up a t-shirt as he gives an interview to Reuters in his home at Palmarito de
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Russia denounces new U.S. sanctions as illegal, mulls retaliation

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia condemned a new round of U.S. sanctions as illegal on Thursday and said it had begun working on retaliatory measures after news of the curbs pushed the rouble to two-year lows over fears Moscow was locked in a spiral of never-ending sanctions. Moscow has been trying with mixed success to improve
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Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen under investigation for tax fraud – WSJ

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors in New York are examining whether U.S. President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, committed tax fraud in relation to his taxi-medallion business, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Cohen, who was Trump’s personal lawyer, has not been charged with any crime. The Federal Bureau of Investigation seized documents
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Israel says Gaza truce talks focus on easing closure in return for calm

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JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) – Israel set out limited goals for Gaza truce talks on Sunday, saying the focus was on a proposal to ease its blockade of the Islamist Hamas-controlled territory in return for the Palestinians calming their side of the frontier. FILE PHOTO: A truck carrying food products arrives at Kerem Shalom crossing in Rafah
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