No politics please for Baghdad bikers aiming to unite Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Roaring along Baghdad's highways, the "Iraq Bikers" are doing more than showing off their love of outsized motorcycles and black leather: they want their shared enthusiasm to help heal Iraq's deep sectarian rifts.

Israel and Chad revive diplomatic relations, call for closer security ties

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Israel confirmed a diplomatic rapprochement with Muslim-majority Chad on Sunday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a visit to the Chadian capital to stress their mutual interest in confronting Islamist insurgencies.

U.S. Senator Graham urges Trump to meet Pakistan PM Khan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday President Donald Trump should meet Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan as soon as possible to reset long-difficult U.S. relations with Pakistan and push for a peaceful settlement in Afghanistan.

Facebook backs election integrity, AI initiatives in Germany

MUNICH (Reuters) - Facebook <FB.O> has launched German initiatives to defend election integrity and examine the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI), its operations chief said on Sunday, seeking to convince sceptics it is serious about privacy and democracy.

Zimbabwe crackdown a sign of things to come, president's spokesman warns

HARARE (Reuters) - A crackdown last week on protests in Zimbabwe is a foretaste of how the government will respond to future unrest, the president's spokesman said, fuelling concerns that the southern African country is reverting to authoritarian rule.

After Westgate debacle, quick end to latest Kenyan attack shows progress

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The relatively swift end to an attack on a Nairobi hotel and office complex highlights improvements in Kenya's counterterrorism capabilities since Somali militants overran a shopping mall in the same neighbourhood five years ago.

Trump says no amnesty for 'Dreamers,' signals support in broader deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Sunday his proposed immigration deal to end a 30-day partial government shutdown would not lead to amnesty for "Dreamers," but appeared to signal support for amnesty as part of a broader immigration agreement.

Police fire tear gas as Greeks rally over Macedonia name deal

ATHENS (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters outside parliament on Sunday as tens of thousands of Greeks rallied in Athens to protest against a name deal with Macedonia.

Death toll raised to 79 in Mexico pipeline blast; new focus on fuel theft

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (Reuters) - A blast at a gasoline pipeline in Mexico that killed at least 79 people has put renewed attention on the government's strategy to stop fuel theft, with some relatives saying fuel shortages stemming from the plan led people to risk their lives.

Greeks rally against Macedonia name accord, police fire tear gas

ATHENS (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Greeks rallied in Athens on Sunday to protest against a deal with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia that settles a row between the two countries and is set for a vote in Greece's parliament next week.

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