Reuters - 1 hour ago
HONG KONG

(Reuters) - Hong Kong authorities have launched a prosecution against the captain of the ship and shipping agent involved in transporting nine Singaporean armored vehicles seized in the city last November.

Available journalists 8

Michael Standaert
Francis Moriarty
Sanday Chongo Chongo Kabange
Lauren Cameron
Coco Liu
Joyee Chan
Reuters - 1 hour ago
PARIS

(Reuters) - A month before the first round of France's presidential election, 43 percent of voters are hesitant about who to vote for, a poll said on Friday, underlining the uncertainty surrounding the volatile election campaign.

Available journalists 8

Catherine Field
Tom Stevenson
Deon De Lange
Melissa Chemam
Vivienne Walt
Adeline Bailleul
Reuters - 2 hours ago
BEIJING

(Reuters) - Helicopter chases, fridges full of cash and officials caught in bed with their foreign mistresses are all in a day's work for China's anti-graft prosecutors, according to a new state-backed TV drama aimed at bolstering China's graft fight.

Available journalists 3

Saibal Dasgupta
Robert Foyle Hunwick
Aurelien Foucault
Reuters - 2 hours ago
HONG KONG

(Reuters) - Hong Kong on Sunday will likely select Beijing's favored candidate for its next leader who some say will further divide a city where middle class families have become increasingly disaffected by political tension and economic hardship.

Available journalists 8

Michael Standaert
Francis Moriarty
Sanday Chongo Chongo Kabange
Lauren Cameron
Coco Liu
Joyee Chan
Reuters - 4 hours ago
BOGOTA

(Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will withdraw troops from Colombia's side of the two countries' border, after his soldiers set up camp in the neighboring country, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday.

Available journalists 8

Dimitri O'Donnell
María Isabel Magaña Arango
Beto Oficina
Juan Trivino
Film The Americas
Ana Carolina Ossa Donoso
Reuters - 4 hours ago
SEOUL

(Reuters) - North Korea has maintained readiness to conduct a new nuclear test at any time, a South Korean military official said on Friday.

Available journalists 8

Jason Strother
Bruce Harrison
Anna Fifield
Seungmock Oh
Chance Dorland
Elaine Ramirez
Reuters - 4 hours ago
BERLIN

(Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel does not fear that more countries will leave the European Union, she told a German newspaper as the bloc's leaders prepare to celebrate 60 years of union on Saturday days before Britain files for divorce.

Available journalists 8

Allan Hall
Breandáin O'Shea
Sean Williams
Tina Naber
Dora Nemes-Diseri
Petra Zlatevska
Reuters - 5 hours ago
SYDNEY

(Reuters) - China is not militarizing the South China Sea, the country's Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday.

Available journalists 8

Roger Maynard
Sana, Wai Shan Fong
Tim Stackpool
Constanza Trebilcock
Nicky Breen
Stuart Cohen
Reuters - 5 hours ago
TOKYO

(Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday neither he nor his wife had made donations to the head of a Japanese nationalist school at the heart of a political scandal that is chipping away at Abe's support.

Reuters - 5 hours ago
MEXICO CITY

(Reuters) - Mexico is working with several nations in the Americas on a common stance that urges Venezuela to re-establish "democratic normality," Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said on Thursday, part of growing regional pressure on the South American nation.

Available journalists 8

James Blears
Alasdair Baverstock
Alberto Solalinde
James Fredrick
Luke Vargas
Neil Pyatt
Reuters - 6 hours ago
CARAPONGO, Peru

(Reuters) - Between rows of plastic tents on the outskirts of Lima, Martha Llanos takes her ration of rice and chicken alongside thousands of others who have been forced from their homes by the worst flooding to hit Peru in decades.

Available journalists 8

Simeon Tegel
Dan Collyns
John Haigh
Isaac Vasquez Tello
Manuel J. Orbegozo
Jurriaan van Eerten
Reuters - 6 hours ago
BERLIN

(Reuters) - Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and their Social Democrat rivals is even at 32 percent, a survey by pollster Infratest dimap for broadcaster ARD showed, ahead of Germany's Sept. 24 federal election.

Available journalists 8

Allan Hall
Breandáin O'Shea
Sean Williams
Tina Naber
Dora Nemes-Diseri
Petra Zlatevska
Reuters - 7 hours ago
WASHINGTON

(Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will vote next week on the ratification of Montenegro as the newest member of the NATO alliance, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday, after the Trump administration urged lawmakers to take up the long-delayed matter.

Available journalists 8

David Smith
Kimberly Curtis
David Enders
Dan Friedell
Laurel Bowman
Muhammad Atif
Reuters - 8 hours ago
UNITED NATIONS

(Reuters) - The United States warned South Sudan's government on Thursday that preventing humanitarian aid workers from reaching parts of the war-torn state that are suffering famine could "amount to deliberate starvation tactics."

Reuters - 8 hours ago
ZURICH

(Reuters) - The Swiss foreign minister told his Turkish counterpart on Thursday that his country would "rigorously investigate" any illegal spying by Ankara on expatriate Turks before an April 16 referendum on expanding Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's powers.

Available journalists 4

Sarah Fluck
Keerthana Nagarajan
Nicola Berger
Gillian Millar
Reuters - 9 hours ago
PARIS

(Reuters) - French presidential candidate Francois Fillon accused President Francois Hollande on Thursday of being involved in what he alleges is a government plot to spread damaging media leaks about his financial affairs.

Available journalists 8

Catherine Field
Tom Stevenson
Deon De Lange
Melissa Chemam
Vivienne Walt
Adeline Bailleul
Reuters - 10 hours ago
ROME

(Reuters) - European leaders hope to paper over simmering disputes when they meet in Rome on Saturday to celebrate 60 years of union, but with Britain filing for divorce next week, the mood will be somber and unity under strain.

Available journalists 1

Gaïus Kowene
Reuters - 10 hours ago
LONDON

(Reuters) - British police have spent years preparing the defense plan they put into action in London on Wednesday but have repeatedly said it would be difficult to stop a "lone wolf" attacker armed with unsophisticated weapons such as a car and a knife.

Available journalists 8

Christopher Walker
Andrew Edwards
Eileen Byrne
Joab Chakhaza
Jonathan Sacerdoti
Amy Guttman
Reuters - 11 hours ago
VATICAN CITY

(Reuters) - Pope Francis will makes saints of two of the three Portuguese shepherd children believed to have seen a vision of the Madonna 100 years ago at Fatima, the Vatican said on Thursday.

Available journalists 8

Josephine McKenna
Philip Willan
Angelo van Schaik
Giovanni Sorrentino
Christopher Livesay
Luca Ribustini
Reuters - 11 hours ago
ISTANBUL

(Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday he would have "face to face" talks with the new U.S. administration in May and that Syria and Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based cleric he blames for July's failed coup, were the top bilateral issues.

Available journalists 8

Nuria Tesón
Joti Heir
Ekin Calisir
Davide Lerner
Ekrem Eddy Güzeldere
Miguel Ángel Sánchez
Reuters - 11 hours ago
BAGHDAD

(Reuters) - Dozens of residents were buried in collapsed buildings in the Iraqi city of Mosul after an air strike against Islamic State triggered a massive explosion last week and rescuers are still recovering bodies, civil defense agency officials and locals said on Thursday.

Available journalists 5

Qais Qasim
Saif Al-Hiali
yamam sami
Mustafa Bannay
Ali Arkady
Associated Press - 11 hours ago
LONDON (AP) — The four victims killed and at least 30 wounded in the attack in Westminster were a cosmopolitan snapshot of one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities

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Available journalists 8

Christopher Walker
Andrew Edwards
Eileen Byrne
Joab Chakhaza
Jonathan Sacerdoti
Amy Guttman
Reuters - 11 hours ago
ISTANBUL

(Reuters) - Turkey will continue its economic relations with the European Union but will review all political and administrative ties, including a deal to curb illegal migration, after an April referendum, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

Available journalists 8

Nuria Tesón
Joti Heir
Ekin Calisir
Davide Lerner
Ekrem Eddy Güzeldere
Miguel Ángel Sánchez
Reuters - 12 hours ago
BRUSSELS/ROME

(Reuters) - "Europe is our common future," European Union leaders will declare in Rome on Saturday, in a grand statement of ambition they hope can hold the bloc together following the shock loss of major power Britain.

Available journalists 8

Tesa Arcilla
Georg von Harrach
Dave Keating
Jennifer Baker
Geoff Meade
Aymara Defeche
Associated Press - 12 hours ago
LONDON (AP) — Authorities on Thursday identified a 52-year-old Briton as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament in London, saying he had a long criminal record and once was investigated for extremism — but was not currently on a terrorism watch list

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Available journalists 8

Christopher Walker
Andrew Edwards
Eileen Byrne
Joab Chakhaza
Jonathan Sacerdoti
Amy Guttman
Reuters - 12 hours ago
BOSTON

(Reuters) - Three Haitian nationals sued the former mayor of their rural village on Thursday, accusing him in Boston federal court of murdering, torturing and burning the homes of his political opponents.

Available journalists 8

HELENA MARTIN
Amy Bracken
Joseph Stohlman
Jonathan H. Harsch
Alex Greenberg
Noreyana Fernando
Associated Press - 12 hours ago
LONDON (AP) — The latest on the attack outside Britain's Parliament (all times local)

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Available journalists 8

Christopher Walker
Andrew Edwards
Eileen Byrne
Joab Chakhaza
Jonathan Sacerdoti
Amy Guttman
Associated Press - 12 hours ago
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — The 52-year-old Briton identified as the Westminster Bridge attacker had a raft of convictions — including assault, weapons possession and public order offenses — spanning two decades, London police said

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Available journalists 8

Flora Bagenal
Kuvan Sidhu
Shehnaz Khan
Nicholas Newman
Maria Assaf
William Davies
Reuters - 13 hours ago
LJUBLJANA

(Reuters) - Europe's refugee policy is not sustainable and the European Union should move fast to change it, the Council of Europe's human rights commissioner said on Thursday.

Available journalists 5

Maja Ava Ziberna
Cristina Favento
Lorenzo Cimenti
Vanja Tekavec
Jelena Tomac
Reuters - 13 hours ago
KATHMANDU

(Reuters) - Nepal's prime minister is set to throw his support behind Beijing's initiative to build a modern-day Silk Road across Asia during a six day trip to China starting on Thursday, in a move that could upset traditional regional powerhouse India.

Available journalists 8

Ramyata Limbu
Rajneesh Bhandari
Maximillian Mørch
Deepak Adhikari
Arpan Shrestha
Stefanie Glinski

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