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World News|Reuters.com

Welcome to the "World News|Reuters.com" update from Hawaii Geopolitical News.

Topic:  World News coverage from Reuters.

Views expressed in this geopolitical news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 27 February 2020, 0350 UTC, Post 039.

Source:

https://reuters.com/news/world.

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Here are today's leading news stories from Reuters.com:

World News

World News coverage from Reuters.

World News12 MINUTES AGO
A driver gets a coronavirus test at a drive-through clinic at a hospital in Daegu, South Korea, February 27, 2020.    Yonhap via REUTERS
The United States and South Korea postponed joint military drills on Thursday to limit the spread of coronavirus, as the number of infections inside China - the source of the outbreak - was for the first time overtaken by fresh cases elsewhere.
World News5 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling AK Party during a meeting at the Parliament in Ankara, Turkey, February 19, 2020. Turkish Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS
Turkey plans to push Syrian government forces away from its military observation posts in northwest Syria's Idlib region this week, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, despite advances by Damascus's Russian-backed military.
World News40 MINUTES AGO
China's foreign ministry summoned a U.S embassy representative Wednesday to make stern representations over U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's condemnation of its move to expel three Wall Street journalists last week.
World News9 HOURS AGO
SENSITIVE MATERIAL. THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB  A group of men chanting pro-Hindu slogans, beat Mohammad Zubair, 37, who is Muslim, during protests sparked by a new citizenship law in New Delhi, India, February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File photo
Mohammad Zubair was on his way home from a local mosque in northeast New Delhi when he came across a large crowd. He turned toward an underpass to avoid the commotion; it proved to be a mistake.
World News6 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: Jose Daniel Ferrer, who leads the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), the country's largest dissident group, holds up a t-shirt with the writing "God, Fatherland, Freedom" in Palmarito de Cauto, Cuba, March 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo/File Photo/File Photo
One of Communist-run Cuba's leading dissidents, Jose Daniel Ferrer, was due to go on trial on Wednesday on charges of abducting and assaulting a man, his supporters said, in a controversial case that is being closely watched worldwide.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
FILE PHOTO: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad arrives to visit jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is recuperating from surgery, at Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin
Malaysia's king summoned Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday, as the country waits for an end to the political chaos caused by his shock resignation as prime minister amid an intense power struggle.
World News3 HOURS AGO
Former head of Austria's Freedom Party (FPOe) Heinz-Christian Strache delivers a speech on political Ash Wednesday in Vienna, Austria February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner
The disgraced former leader of Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO), Heinz-Christian Strache, said on Wednesday he is running for office with a splinter party, a fresh blow to the FPO after Strache was ensnared in a sting that forced it out of government.
World News6 HOURS AGO
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks at a regional council chairpersons' conference in Kiryat Anavim, Israel February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday Bernie Sanders was wrong to call him a racist during a debate among contenders for the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination, but shied away from attacking the senator in return.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
A closely watched independence vote in the Pacific state of Chuuk, part of the U.S.-aligned Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), scheduled for next month has been postponed until 2022, the island told Reuters.
World News6 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: A protester holds a sign outside Woolwich Crown Court, ahead of a hearing to decide whether Assange should be extradited to the United States, in London, Britain, February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
Julian Assange complained he was struggling to follow his extradition hearing on Wednesday as his legal team argued Britain should not send him to the United States because the charges against him were politically motivated.
World News12 MINUTES AGO
Taiwan on Thursday raised its epidemic response level to the highest, official media reported, amid growing concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.
Technology News16 MINUTES AGO
FILE PHOTO: A Facebook logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would ban advertisements for products offering any cures or prevention around the coronavirus outbreak, and those that create a sense of urgency around the situation.
World News20 MINUTES AGO
FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks are seen in the Shibuya shopping district in Tokyo, Japan, February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
A woman working as a tour-bus guide in Japan tested positive for the coronavirus for a second time, Osaka's prefectural government said on Wednesday, the first person in the country to do so amid growing concerns about the spread of the infection.
World News25 MINUTES AGO
FILE PHOTO: An attendant wearing a protective mask guides the flight safety procedures before take off of a Vietnam Airlines flight, following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, at Danang airport in Danang city, Vietnam February 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kham
Airlines have been suspending flights or modifying service in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
World News25 MINUTES AGO
U.S. President Donald Trump stands with Vice President Mike Pence and members of his coronavirus task force during a news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 26, 2020.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria
President Donald Trump told Americans on Wednesday that the risk from coronavirus remained "very low," and placed Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the U.S. response to the looming global health crisis.
World News38 MINUTES AGO
A driver gets a coronavirus test at a drive-through clinic at a hospital in Daegu, South Korea, February 27, 2020.    Yonhap via REUTERS
South Korea reported 334 additional cases of the new coronavirus on Thursday, the largest daily increase yet, as the U.S. State Department issued a new travel warning for South Korea and a joint military drill was postponed.
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