Reuters - 1 hour ago
LONDON/PARIS

(Reuters) - Britain and France will agree on Thursday to deepen security cooperation, a move which Prime Minister Theresa May hopes will win her goodwill in talks on leaving the European Union.

Reuters - 2 hours ago
PALO ALTO, Calif.

(Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States is receiving evidence that international sanctions are "really starting to hurt" North Korea, and praised China for putting pressure on Pyongyang.

Reuters - 2 hours ago
HATAY, Turkey

(Reuters) - Turkey said on Wednesday it would not hesitate to take action in Syria's Afrin district and other regions across the border unless the United States withdraws support for a Kurdish-led force there.

Reuters - 2 hours ago
LIMA

(Reuters) - Peruvian shamans said on Wednesday they expect good news from the visit of Pope Francis to the Andean nation, and held rituals on a beach near Lima to give him strength to fight against accusations of sexual abuse that have plagued the Roman Catholic Church.

Reuters - 3 hours ago
WASHINGTON

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump denied on Wednesday that the planned relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would take place within a year, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he expected the controversial move to happen by then.

Reuters - 3 hours ago
PALO ALTO, Calif. - The United States signaled on Wednesday an open-ended military presence in Syria as part of a broader U.S. strategy to prevent Islamic State's resurgence, pave the way diplomatically for the eventual departure of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and curtail Iran's influence

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Reuters - 4 hours ago
MOSCOW

(Reuters) - Russia hit out on Wednesday at a U.S.-led effort to increase international pressure on North Korea, saying it was making the situation worse and undermining the United Nations.

Reuters - 4 hours ago
LONDON

(Reuters) - British lawmakers voted in favor of the government's legislative blueprint for Brexit on Wednesday, marking a victory for Prime Minister Theresa May over political opponents who want a softer approach to leaving the European Union.

Reuters - 4 hours ago
ANKARA

(Reuters) - Turkey will not hesitate to take steps in Afrin and other regions across its border with Syria to ensure its national security if its demands are not met, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Wednesday.

Reuters - 4 hours ago
LONDON

(Reuters) - Britain's lower house of parliament approved a bill on Thursday that will sever ties with the European Union, handing the legislation over to the upper chamber where it may face a more difficult journey.

Reuters - 4 hours ago
UNITED NATIONS

(Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Wednesday that any issues not directly related to the Iran nuclear deal "should be addressed without prejudice to preserving the agreement," his spokesman said amid U.S. concerns with Tehran.

Reuters - 4 hours ago
MEXICO CITY

(Reuters) - Mexican presidential hopeful and former first lady Margarita Zavala pledged to curb violence and crime by pulling soldiers off the streets in a reversal of her husband's military-led drug strategy that ushered in a sharp increase in violence.

Reuters - 4 hours ago
BERLIN

(Reuters) - Germany and Turkey on Wednesday resumed bilateral government consultations that had been suspended after Ankara's arrest of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel in February 2017, an issue that continues to divide the two NATO allies.

Reuters - 5 hours ago
WASHINGTON

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday Russia is helping North Korea get supplies in violation of international sanctions and that Pyongyang is getting "closer every day" to being able to deliver a long-range missile to the United States.

Reuters - 5 hours ago
GENEVA

(Reuters) - North Korea rejects as a "provocation" a U.S.-led meeting in Vancouver that discussed tougher sanctions that Pyongyang will fight, a senior North Korean diplomat told Reuters on Wednesday.

Reuters - 5 hours ago
BARCELONA

(Reuters) - Catalonia's parliament picked a separatist speaker on Wednesday, signalling the possible return of sacked nationalist Carles Puigdemont as the region's leader and the renewal of full-blown political confrontation with Madrid.

Reuters - 5 hours ago
STRASBOURG

(Reuters) - Leading British anti-EU campaigner Nigel Farage rowed back on Wednesday from remarks favoring a second referendum on Brexit, a week after he unleashed a new round of debate and a chorus of invitations from European politicians for Britain to reconsider.

Reuters - 5 hours ago
ANKARA

(Reuters) - Turkey will respond immediately to any threats from Western Syria that could harm the country or its citizens, the National Security Council (MGK) said on Wednesday.

Reuters - 5 hours ago
SEOUL

(Reuters) - For much of the world, it's a niche product. In North Korea, where winter temperatures are frigid and which cannot produce enough cotton or wool for clothing, the synthetic fiber developed after nylon was glorified as a revolutionary invention.

Reuters - 6 hours ago
ISLAMABAD

(Reuters) - A delegation approved by the Taliban's supreme leader visited the Pakistani capital this week for exploratory talks on restarting peace negotiations to end Afghanistan's 16-year war, two senior officials in the movement said.

Associated Press - 6 hours ago
TEMUCO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis took the Chilean state and the country's largest indigenous group to task Wednesday over their failure to forge a truly unified nation, saying the government must do more than just negotiate "elegant" agreements and radical Mapuche factions must stop violence

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Reuters - 6 hours ago
KADUNA, Nigeria

(Reuters) - Kidnappers have abducted two Americans and two Canadians in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, killing two police officers, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

Reuters - 6 hours ago
GENEVA

(Reuters) - Militias in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are uniting in opposition to President Joseph Kabila, a senior U.N. official there told a news conference in Geneva on Wednesday.

Reuters - 6 hours ago
BUDAPEST

(Reuters) - Hungary's nationalist government outlined legislation on Wednesday to tackle illegal immigration that it says is undermining European stability and has been stoked in part by U.S. financier George Soros.

Associated Press - 6 hours ago
TEMUCO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis took the Chilean state and the country's largest indigenous group to task Wednesday over their failure to forge a truly unified nation, saying the government must do more than just negotiate "elegant" agreements and radical Mapuche factions must stop violence

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Reuters - 6 hours ago
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria

(Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 12 people and injured 48 others in an attack on Wednesday on the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, officials from the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) for Borno said.

Reuters - 6 hours ago
STOCKHOLM

(Reuters) - Sweden will do whatever it takes, including sending in the army, to end a wave of gang violence that has seen a string of deadly shootings, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said in Wednesday.

Reuters - 6 hours ago
ANKARA

(Reuters) - A Turkish court acquitted the jailed head of a pro-Kurdish opposition party on Wednesday of insulting the interior minister, a small victory for a man already jailed for 14 months and facing more than 142 years in prison on terrorism charges.

Associated Press - 7 hours ago
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen ambushed two Americans and two Canadians traveling through Nigeria's northern Kaduna state, kidnapping them and killing two policemen, a state police spokesman said Wednesday

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Associated Press - 7 hours ago
TEMUCO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis took the Chilean state and the country's largest indigenous group to task Wednesday over their failure to forge a truly unified nation, saying the government must do more than just negotiate "elegant" agreements and radical Mapuche factions must stop violence

.

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