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Iraq's April 19 air strike in Syria killed 36 IS militants: spokesman

REUTERS - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 13:43
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi air strike in Syria on April 19 has killed 36 Islamic State militants, including some of the group's leaders in Syria, an Iraqi military spokesman told Reuters on Sunday.

G7 foreign ministers to discuss Russia, sanctions not on agenda

REUTERS - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 13:02
TORONTO (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations will discuss how to maintain pressure on Russia when they meet on Sunday but extra sanctions are not on the agenda, officials said.

Britain may regulate young people's use of social media: minister

REUTERS - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 12:44
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's health minister Jeremy Hunt threatened to impose new regulations on social media firms unless they did more to protect young people using their services.

France's Mont Saint-Michel evacuated after man threatens police: district prefect

REUTERS - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:39
PARIS (Reuters) - French authorities said they evacuated the island of Mont Saint-Michel after a man threatened police at the major tourist attraction on Sunday.

'Nut rage' sisters leave Korean Air, father apologizes

REUTERS - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:25
SEOUL (Reuters) - Korean Air Lines Co Ltd Chairman Cho Yang-ho apologized on Sunday for the behavior of his two daughters and said they would immediately step down from their positions at the company.

Iraqi shrine tablets offer blessings, cures and a living

REUTERS - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:13
KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - For pilgrims, the clay tablets from Iraq's Shi'ite Muslim Kerbala shrine are a blessing, an aid to prayer, even a cure for sickness. For local families, the are all that, and also a business.

Conservatives seen keeping power as Paraguay goes to the polls

REUTERS - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:06
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Paraguay will pick a new president in Sunday's election with the ruling Colorado Party expected to keep power but lose seats in Congress, which could complicate its pro-business agenda and raise the risk of higher taxes on the country's key farm sector.

Korean Air chairman says two daughters will step down from company posts

REUTERS - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:58
SEOUL (Reuters) - Korean Air Lines chairman Cho Yang-ho said on Sunday his two daughters would immediately step down from their positions at the company.

Air strikes pound insurgent enclave close to Damascus

REUTERS - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:51
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes pounded an insurgent-held area near Damascus on Sunday, footage broadcast by state TV stations showed, as the Syrian government stepped up efforts to wipe out the insurgency's last foothold near the capital.

Armenian PM rejects demands to quit on 10th day of protests

REUTERS - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:34
YEREVAN (Reuters) - Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan rejected on Sunday opposition demands to step down, as protests against the former president's appointment as premier extended to a 10th day.

Britain's Pippa Middleton pregnant with first child: Sun on Sunday

REUTERS - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:30
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant with her first child, The Sun on Sunday newspaper reported.

North Korea's nuclear pledge adds momentum to South's preparations for summit

REUTERS - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:29
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's preparations for its first summit with North Korea in more than a decade are in full swing this week, officials said on Sunday, a day after the North's pledge to end its nuclear tests raised hopes but also scepticism.

Blast at election center in Afghan capital, dozens of casualties

REUTERS - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 09:56
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a voter registration center in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, killing at least 12 people and wounding dozens as they waited to receive identity cards, officials said.

Israel dismisses suggestions it killed Palestinian in Malaysia

REUTERS - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 09:38
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's defense minister said on Sunday a Palestinian scientist shot dead in Malaysia was a rocket expert and "no saint", but dismissed suggestions by Hamas that Israel's Mossad spy agency assassinated him.

Blast at election center in Afghan capital, at least four dead

REUTERS - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 08:16
KABUL (Reuters) - An explosion apparently caused by a suicide bomber hit a voter registration center in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Sunday, causing casualties, with at least four people known to have been killed, officials said.

Blast at election centre in Afghan capital, at least six hurt

REUTERS - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 08:11
KABUL (Reuters) - An explosion apparently caused by a suicide bomber hit a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Sunday, causing casualties, with at least six people known to have been wounded, officials said.

Blast reported in Afghan capital Kabul: police official

REUTERS - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 08:01
KABUL (Reuters) - An explosion was reported in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday and casualties were feared, police officials said.

Two Chinese dragon boats capsize in river, 17 killed

REUTERS - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 05:51
BEIJING (Reuters) - Two dragon boats practicing to race on a river in China have overturned and 17 people drowned, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

As U.S., North Korea plan to meet, Iran warns against Trump deals

REUTERS - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 04:49
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. push to change the Iran nuclear deal was sending a "very dangerous message" that countries should never negotiate with Washington, Iran's foreign minister warned as U.S. and North Korean leaders prepare to meet for denuclearization talks.

Islamic party aims to hold the key in Malaysia's election

REUTERS - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 04:35
KOTA BHARU, Malaysia (Reuters) - The outcome of next month's election in Malaysia may hinge on the performance of a party that has strived for decades to turn the country into an Islamic state and enforce harsher penalties on Muslims for adultery, theft and drinking alcohol.

Underlining alliance, Venezuela's Maduro visits new Cuban leader

REUTERS - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 02:33
HAVANA (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro became on Saturday the first foreign leader to meet with Cuba's Miguel Diaz-Canel since he became president of the communist-run island this week, underscoring the importance of the Venezuelan-Cuban alliance.

Saudi security shoots down recreational drone near royal palace

REUTERS - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 00:47
DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian security forces said they had shot down a recreational drone in the capital on Saturday after online videos showing gunfire in a neighborhood where royal palaces are located sparked fears of possible political unrest.

Nicaragua's Ortega offers benefits rethink as protest death toll rises

REUTERS - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 00:46
MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said on Saturday he was ready to consider changing an unpopular social security overhaul that has sparked days of deadly protests and one of the biggest crises of his leadership.

Armenian PM says country needs him as opposition stages ninth day of protests

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 23:06
YEREVAN (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Armenian opposition supporters rallied on Saturday for a ninth consecutive day to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan, but he said the country needed his experience to tackle problems such as Nagorno-Karabakh.

Saudi security shoots down toy drone near royal palace: official media

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 22:19
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian security forces shot down a toy drone in the capital Riyadh on Saturday, a senior Saudi official and the state news agency said, after videos were posted online showing gunfire in a neighborhood where a royal palace is located.

Libyan oil pipeline attacked by 'terrorist group'

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 22:09
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A Libyan crude pipeline owed by the al-Waha oil company was attacked on Saturday by a “terrorist group”, a company source said. A fire broke out but it was to early to say whether production had been affected, the source said. The pipeline was attacked in December.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth celebrates 92 years with star-studded concert

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 21:52
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth attended a star-studded special concert on Saturday as the world's oldest and longest-reigning living monarch celebrated her 92nd birthday.

Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. should look at its own actions if it wants jailed pastor freed

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 21:34
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said the United States should look at its own actions if it wants the return of an American Christian pastor who has been jailed in Turkey for suspected links to a 2016 failed coup.

German minister urges Russia to cooperate in solving Syria crisis

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 20:48
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Saturday urged Russia to help solve the Syria crisis as he set off for a meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) major industrialized nations in Toronto.

Turkey, rebel allies have lost hundreds in Afrin fighting, Erdogan says

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 20:25
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey and its Syrian rebel allies have lost "hundreds" of fighters in total since the start of a campaign in northwest Syria three months ago, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, with the rebels suffering the bulk of the losses.

Macron calls Sisi to discuss Syrian crisis

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 20:17
CAIRO (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron called Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday to discuss the Syrian crisis, Sisi's office said.

Tens of thousands of Hungarians protest against PM Orban's rule

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 19:59
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Hungarians protested on Saturday against government control over the media, which they say helped Prime Minister Viktor Orban to a landslide election victory earlier this month.

Philippines' Duterte sets window for peace talks with communist rebels

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 18:33
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Saturday he had set a 60-day timeframe for peace talks he is seeking to revive with communist guerrillas, urging the rebels' exiled leader to come home to hammer out a deal.

Russia says kills nine militants plotting attack in Dagestan

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 18:31
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Saturday it had killed nine militants who had been plotting a terrorist act in the volatile Dagestan region in the south of the country.

Thousands of Hungarians protest against Orban's media control

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 18:29
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Around ten thousand Hungarians protested in Budapest on Saturday against government control over the media which they say helped Prime Minister Viktor Orban to a landslide election victory earlier this month.

Chemical weapons watchdog: inspectors have samples from Douma

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 17:38
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A team of inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) visited a site in Douma, Syria on Saturday to collect samples as it tries to determine whether such weapons were used there on April 7, the agency said.

U.S. calls China, Russia, Iran, North Korea 'morally reprehensible' on rights

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 16:38
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States labeled China, Russia, Iran and North Korea on Friday as "morally reprehensible" governments that it said violated human rights within their borders on a daily basis, making them "forces of instability".

Red Cross says employee killed in Yemen

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 16:35
GENEVA/ADEN (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Saturday one of its employees had been killed in a shooting in the Yemeni city of Taiz.

Dead Gaza teenager ignored mother's warning

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 15:55
GAZA (Reuters) - Fourteen-year-old Mohammad Ayoub ignored his mother's objection and slipped away to join this week's protest along the Gaza-Israel border, just hours after Israel's military dropped leaflets in his Gaza village warning residents to stay away.

Turkey's Erdogan says emergency rule good for economy as stops terrorism, strikes

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 15:35
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Businesses should welcome Turkey's state of emergency because it guards against terrorism and prevents workers from going out on strike, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

Family of Myanmar policeman who described sting on Reuters reporters evicted: family

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 15:30
YANGON (Reuters) - The family of a Myanmar policeman who told a court how police planted secret documents on Reuters reporters to "entrap" them was evicted from police housing in the capital Naypyitaw on Saturday, less than 24 hours after his testimony, family members said.

One killed, 16 injured as Madagascar police disperse protests

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 15:10
ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - One person was killed on Saturday when Madagascar police fired teargas at opposition demonstrators protesting against new electoral laws they say are designed to lock out their candidate from a presidential election due this year.

Iran vows 'expected and unexpected' moves if U.S. exits nuclear deal

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:55
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran's atomic agency was ready with "expected and unexpected" reactions if the United States pulls out of a multinational nuclear deal, as U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to do.

Iran vows 'expected and unexpected' moves if US exits nuclear deal

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:48
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran's atomic agency was ready with "expected and unexpected" reactions if the United States pulls out of a multinational nuclear deal, as U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to do.

Gunmen shoot dead Palestinian lecturer in Malaysia

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:35
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Two unidentified men shot dead a Palestinian man in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, Malaysian and Palestinian authorities reported, and Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister said the suspects were believed to be linked to a foreign intelligence service.

Russia says U.S. building 'visa wall' after Bolshoi dancers denied entry

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:31
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Saturday the United States was trying to fence off Russians with a "visa wall" after two Bolshoi ballet dancers were refused visas to perform in New York.

Neo-Nazis hold rock festival in eastern Germany on Hitler's birthday

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:11
OSTRITZ, Germany (Reuters) - Several hundred neo-Nazis have gathered in eastern Germany for a far-right rock festival that started on Friday, Adolf Hitler's birthday, while many local residents took a stance against them by attending a festival for peace.

Syrian rebels withdraw from enclave northeast of Damascus

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 13:01
BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebels began withdrawing from an enclave northeast of Damascus on Saturday and will go to northern Syria, state TV and a rebel official said, in a surrender agreement that marks another victory for President Bashar al-Assad.

China's Xi says internet control key to stability

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:52
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China must strengthen its grip on the internet to ensure broader social and economic goals are met, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday citing comments from President Xi Jinping, underlining a hardening attitude towards online content.

Palestinian lecturer shot dead in Malaysia: authorities

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:34
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Two unidentified men shot and killed a 35-year-old Palestinian man in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday morning, Malaysian and Palestinian authorities said.

Armenian Prime Minister calls for dialogue with opposition protesters

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:14
YEREVAN (Reuters) - Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan, appointed this month after 10 years as president, called for immediate dialogue on Saturday with opposition protesters who accuse him of clinging to power and demand he step down.

India approves death penalty for child rapists

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 11:50
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's cabinet on Saturday approved the death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years amid outrage in the country after a string of horrific cases of sexual violence.

U.S. President Trump to visit Britain mid-year, possibly July: reports

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:50
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will visit Britain midway through 2018, possibly in July, British newspapers reported on Saturday, citing government sources in Washington and London.

Madagascar police fire teargas at opposition protests

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:26
ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Madagascar police fired teargas at opposition demonstrators protesting against new electoral laws they say are designed to lock out their candidate from a presidential election due later this year.

China navy drills in Pacific as tension with Taiwan rises

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:15
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese naval forces have passed through waters south of Taiwan and carried out military exercises in the western Pacific, the latest in a series of military drills that self-ruled Taiwan has criticized as amounting to "intimidation".

Iran vows 'expected and unexpected' moves if U.S. exits deal

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:03
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran's atomic agency was ready with "expected and unexpected" reactions if the United States pulls out of a multinational nuclear deal, as U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to do.

Syrian state TV: Rebels set to quit enclave northeast of Damascus

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 09:55
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian state TV said on Saturday that rebels had agreed to surrender an enclave northeast of Damascus and go to opposition areas at the border with Turkey, a withdrawal that would clinch another victory for President Bashar al-Assad.

Iran has 'expected and unexpected' reactions if U.S. leaves deal: Rouhani

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 08:27
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran's atomic agency was ready with "expected and unexpected" reactions if the United States pulls out of a multinational nuclear deal.

Natalie Portman says to skip Israeli ceremony due to Netanyahu speech

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 08:05
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman said she chose not to attend a ceremony in Israel to accept a million-dollar prize because she did not want to be seen as supporting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was scheduled to speak at the event.

Japanese PM Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 07:34
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine for war dead, the shrine said on Saturday, prompting criticism from Seoul as it is seen in the two Koreas and China as a symbol of Japan's past militarism.

North Korea says will stop nuclear tests, scrap test site

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 04:59
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will immediately suspend nuclear and missile tests and scrap its nuclear test site and instead pursue economic growth and peace, the North's state media said on Saturday, ahead of planned summits with South Korea and the United States.

North Korea says will stop nuclear tests, abolish test site

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 04:17
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will immediately suspend nuclear and missile tests and abolish a nuclear test site in a bid to pursue economic growth and peace on the Korean peninsula, the North's state media said on Saturday, ahead of planned summits with South Korea and the United States.

North Korea says it will stop nuclear tests, abolish test site

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 01:20
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will suspend nuclear and missile tests effective immediately and abolish a nuclear test site in a bid to pursue economic growth and peace on the Korean peninsula, the North's state media said on Saturday, ahead of planned summits with South Korea and the United States.

North Korea says it will stop nuclear tests, abolish test site: KCNA

REUTERS - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 00:28
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will suspend nuclear and missile tests effective immediately and abolish a nuclear test site in the northern part of the country in a bid to pursue economic growth and peace on the Korean peninsula, state media said on Saturday.

At least three dead, including police officer, in Nicaragua protests

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 23:56
MANAGUA (Reuters) - Protests in Nicaragua over changes to social security have led to the deaths of at least three people, including a police officer, the Red Cross said on Friday, heaping pressure on the leftist government of President Daniel Ortega.

Chile offers to host talks between Colombia, ELN rebels

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 23:24
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's Foreign Ministry said on Friday that Chile was willing to host the next meeting between the government of Colombia and rebel group ELN, after Ecuador earlier this week pulled support for the talks.

Armenian opposition demands early election on eighth day of protests

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 22:30
YEREVAN (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Armenian opposition supporters rallied on Friday for an eighth consecutive day against the appointment of ex-president Serzh Sarksyan as the new prime minister and demanded an early parliamentary election.

Twenty killed in air strike in southwest Yemen: residents

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 22:20
DUBAI (Reuters) - Twenty people were killed in an air strike by a Saudi-led military coalition in southwestern Yemen on Friday, residents said.

Trump, France's Macron to discuss Iran nuclear deal next week

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 22:17
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss the Iran nuclear agreement at the White House on Tuesday, although discussions with European countries on addressing U.S. concerns about the 2015 deal were "not quite done yet," a senior administration official said on Friday.

Western Venezuela suffering daily power cuts despite end to rationing

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 21:46
SAN CRISTOBAL/MARACAIBO, Venezuela, Reuters - Multiple daily power outages are on the increase in several cities in western Venezuela, despite the supposed end of state-sanctioned electricity rationing, people who live in the area say.

Twenty dead in air strike in southwestern Yemen: residents

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 21:24
DUBAI (Reuters) - Twenty people were killed in an air strike by a Saudi-led coalition in southwestern Yemen on Friday, residents said.

Former Mexican governor extradited from Italy to U.S.: source

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 21:11
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A former Mexican governor accused of having ties to Mexican drug cartels has been extradited to the United States from Italy, a Mexican security source said on Friday.

Canada moves to ease pressure on Quebec as asylum seeker numbers grow

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 21:10
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's government has pledged to help the province of Quebec cope with a growing influx of asylum seekers crossing from the United States, as officials say the province is reaching "saturation point."

Two-thirds of U.S. Senate pushes Turkey to release pastor

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 21:04
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sixty-six U.S. senators signed a letter released on Friday urging Turkey President Tayyip Erdogan to release an American pastor on trial in Turkey on charges he was linked to a group accused of orchestrating a failed military coup.

UK PM May says will consider compensating affected Windrush migrants

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:54
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will consider compensating members of the "Windrush generation" of post-War Caribbean immigrants who may have suffered after being wrongly labeled as illegal entrants, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday.

Castro bows out in Cuba but Cold War chill returns with U.S.

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:57
HAVANA (Reuters) - Raul Castro has stepped down as president and his brother Fidel is dead but U.S. relations with Cuba are frostier than in years, with their reopened embassies nearly empty and President Donald Trump hinting at measures that could further lower the temperature.

Six South American nations suspend membership of anti-U.S. bloc

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:35
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Half of the nations belonging to Unasur, a South American bloc set up a decade ago to counter U.S. sway in the region, have decided to suspend their membership, a Brazilian official told Reuters on Friday.

Remains of Czech cardinal persecuted by Communists brought home from Vatican

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:32
PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czechs have welcomed home the remains of Cardinal Josef Beran, a symbol of defiance of the former Communist government which forced him into exile in the Vatican, where he died 49 years ago.

Explainer: If Trump revives Iran sanctions, they'll take time to come back

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:18
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Reports of the Iran nuclear deal's imminent demise might just be premature.

U.S. labels China, Russia, Iran and North Korea 'morally reprehensible' over rights

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:08
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Friday labeled China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as "morally reprehensible" governments it said violated human rights within their borders on a daily basis, making them "forces of instability as a result."

Israeli troops kill four more Palestinians in border protest

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:02
GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians on the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, bringing to 35 the death toll among Palestinians protesters demanding the right to return to their former homeland.

Italy's Berlusconi rules out governing with 5-Star: statement

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:01
ROME (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi, the leader of Italy's Forza Italia (Go Italy!) party, on Friday ruled out forming a coalition government with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement six weeks after a national vote ended in deadlock.

In historic ruling, court says Italian state negotiated with mafia

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:46
PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) - An Italian court convicted former high-ranking state officials and mob bosses on Friday for holding secret negotiations in the early 1990s following a devastating wave of mafia murders and bombings.

Leaders approve Prince Charles to succeed queen as Commonwealth head

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:39
LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Charles was approved as the successor to Queen Elizabeth as head of the Commonwealth at a meeting of the group's heads of government in Windsor on Friday.

No time for golf as Merkel braces for tough talks with Trump

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 17:33
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces difficult talks next Friday with U.S. President Donald Trump at a time when Washington and Berlin are at odds over a range of issues from trade to Iran, her transatlantic coordinator said on Friday.

Myanmar police 'set up' Reuters reporters in sting: police witness

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 17:18
YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar police chief ordered officers to "trap" a Reuters reporter arrested in December, telling them to meet the journalist at a restaurant and give him "secret documents", prosecution witness Police Captain Moe Yan Naing told a court on Friday.

Erdogan's shock election call brings cherished powers within reach

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 17:10
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan's shock announcement of snap elections in June has caught Turkey's troubled opposition off guard and brought him within reach of his cherished goal, a powerful presidency with sweeping executive powers.

South Africa's Ramaphosa flies in to try and quell northern protests

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 17:00
MAHIKENG, South Africa (Reuters) - South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa flew into the northern city of Mahikeng on Friday to try and quell an outbreak of violent protests that had forced him to cut short a visit to a Commonwealth summit.

Soros foundation attacks 'stifling' Orban law as Hungary exit looms

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:12
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The foundation of Budapest-born financier George Soros accused Hungary's right-wing leadership on Friday of trying to stifle non-government groups, but said it would decide whether to leave the country only after parliament passes a "Stop Soros" law.

Italy's Berlusconi smears 5-Star, urges government deal with left

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 15:37
ROME (Reuters) - Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi branded the 5-Star Movement a danger for Italy on Friday, killing off any lingering chance of a coalition tie-up between his rightist bloc and the anti-establishment party.

Israeli troops kill two Palestinians in fourth week of protests

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 15:03
GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians and wounded 12 in renewed unrest on the Gaza-Israel border on Friday as a series of protests in the enclave reached its half-way mark.

Britain wants Zimbabwe back in the Commonwealth, but eyes July election

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:30
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Friday it would strongly support Zimbabwe's re-entry to the Commonwealth and praised President Emmerson Mnangagwa for impressive progress since Robert Mugabe was toppled in a military coup.

Facebook's damage limitation drive hits trouble in Germany

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:02
BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Facebook's attempt to limit fallout from a massive data breach hit trouble in Germany on Friday as a privacy watchdog opened a case against the social network and politicians accused its bosses of evasion.

Leaders approve Prince Charles to succeed Queen as Commonwealth head: Sky news

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 13:47
LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Charles was approved as the successor to Queen Elizabeth as head of the Commonwealth at a meeting of the group's heads of government in Windsor on Friday, Sky News reported citing unnamed sources.

Person to person: North and South Korea get neighbourly with direct hot line

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 13:22
SEOUL (Reuters) - Diplomatic foes North and South Korea installed a direct phone line between their leaders on Friday as they prepare for the first summit since 2007 - and the connection was great, the South's presidential office said.

New home, but same worries, as NATO moves into glass and steel HQ

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:49
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Almost a year after U.S. President Donald Trump inaugurated NATO's new billion-dollar headquarters with fanfare at a special summit, alliance officials are now finally moving in, leaving their prefab 1960s base that leaked during rainstorms.

Soros body mulls future in Hungary as Orban vows migration fight

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:42
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The foundation of Budapest-born financier George Soros said on Friday it was considering its future in Hungary after enduring repeated attacks from Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who offered the liberal body an unfond farewell.

Person to person: North and South Korea get neighborly with direct hot line

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:40
SEOUL (Reuters) - Diplomatic foes North and South Korea installed a direct phone line between their leaders on Friday as they prepare for the first summit since 2007 - and the connection was great, the South's presidential office said.

Britain wants Zimbabwe back in the Commonwealth

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:39
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Friday it would strongly support Zimbabwe's re-entry to the Commonwealth and praised President Emmerson Mnangagwa for impressive progress since Robert Mugabe was toppled in a military coup.

Facebook to roll out political ad feature in time for German state vote

REUTERS - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:32
BERLIN (Reuters) - Facebook said on Friday it would roll out a new feature designed to make political advertising more transparent in time for a key German regional election, as it seeks to restore trust after a massive data breach.

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