Polish opposition unites in bid to wrest Senate from ruling nationalists

WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish opposition parties have joined forces to try to win a majority in the upper house of parliament, the Senate, in parliamentary elections on Oct. 13, as they struggle to oust the ruling nationalist Law and Justice party (PiS) from power. FILE PHOTO: People attend the Polish regional elections, at a polling
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KAMPALA (Reuters) – At least 19 people were killed when a fuel truck exploded after losing control and ramming into three cars in western Uganda on Sunday, police said in a statement. Early on Monday authorities said nine bodies had been retrieved from the crash site and transported to a nearby health center “for further
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COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s President on Monday named war veteran Shavendra Silva as its army chief, drawing sharp criticism from the United States over the appointment of an officer who has been accused of human rights violations. Silva, 55, is credited with successfully leading an army division against dissident Tamil Tigers in the final
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VIENNA (Reuters) – The operator of a global network of radioactivity sensors said on Monday its two Russian sites closest to a mysterious explosion on Aug. 8 went offline two days after the blast, raising concern about possible tampering by Russia. FILE PHOTO: Antennas of a testing facility for seismic and infrasound technologies of the
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KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s ousted president Omar Hassan al-Bashir acknowledged receiving millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, a police detective told a court on Monday at the start of a corruption trial that many Sudanese thought they would never see. Sudan’s former president Omar Hassan al-Bashir sits guarded inside a cage at the courthouse where
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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand is proposing that tech companies set up centers in each of the 10 Southeast Asian countries to curb the flow of “fake news” and fake accounts, the country’s telecoms regulator said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Attendees walk past a Facebook logo during Facebook Inc’s F8 developers conference in San Jose, California,
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TRURO, England/LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on France and Germany on Monday to change their position on Brexit and negotiate a new exit deal for Britain, reiterating his stance that he is ready to leave the European Union without a deal if they do not. British Labour politician John McDonnell speaks to
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BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey said a Syrian government air strike on a Turkish military convoy in northwest Syria killed three civilians and wounded 12 on Monday as Syrian troops advanced on rebels in a key town. The air strikes hit near the convoy that was approaching frontlines in Idlib province, two Turkey-backed rebel sources and
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FILE PHOTO: Rohingya refugees carry bricks to a construction site at the Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh will work with the United Nations refugee agency to determine if more than 3,000 Rohingya refugees will accept Myanmar’s offer to return home, an official said on
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David Crombie, Senior Paintings Conservator at the National Museums, Liverpool carries out restoration work on the painting ‘Am Not I A Man And A Brother’, one of only 2 known paintings of its type in existence in Liverpool, Britain, July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble LONDON (Reuters) – Ahead of the annual remembrance day for the
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