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French judge steps up Le Pen investigation over Islamic State tweets

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PARIS (Reuters) – France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen was on Thursday placed under formal investigation on suspicion of disseminating violent images over tweets she posted of Islamic State violence, a judicial source said.

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Exclusive: U.S. mulls sanctions on Venezuela to put pressure on Maduro

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is considering sanctioning a Venezuelan military-run oil services company and restricting insurance coverage for Venezuelan oil shipments to ratchet up pressure on socialist President Nicolas Maduro, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.

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Finnish PM says would dissolve coalition if healthcare reform falls

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HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila said on Thursday that he would dissolve his center-right coalition government if it fails to push through its healthcare and local government reform in the coming months.

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South Africa’s Ramaphosa says aims to resolve land issue “once and for all”

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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday he wanted talks on the thorny topic of land expropriation to avoid panic but wanted to resolve the issue of racial disparities in property ownership “once and for all”.

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Ukraine parliament backs bill on anti-corruption court

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KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday approved in the first reading a draft law to create an anti-corruption court, a step towards fulfilling requirements for a long-delayed loan tranche from the International Monetary Fund.

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