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U.S.-led meeting urges North Korea pressure despite North-South detente

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:33
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - The world needs to keep up pressure on North Korea to force it to abandon its nuclear weapons program and should not be fooled by a charm offensive in engaging South Korea, participants at a 20-nation meeting on North Korea said on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia shoots down Yemeni missile: Ekhbariya TV

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:27
(Reuters) - A ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s armed Houthi group towards Saudi Arabia's southern Jizan region was shot down by Saudi forces on Tuesday, Saudi state TV Ekhbariya reported.

U.S. to provide $60 million in Palestinian aid, withhold $65 million

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:22
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will give a U.N. agency $60 million in aid for Palestinians but will withhold a further $65 million "for future consideration," a U.S. official said on Tuesday.

U.S. to provide $60 million for Palestinians, withhold $65 million

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:58
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will provide $60 million in aid for Palestinians to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) but will withhold a further $65 million "for future consideration," a U.S. official said on Tuesday.

Some 1,400 migrants rescued at sea, two bodies recovered: Italy coastguard

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:49
ROME (Reuters) - Some 1,400 migrants were plucked from overcrowded boats off the coast of Libya on Tuesday, Italy's coastguard said, and two bodies were recovered.

German police raids homes, offices of suspected Iranian spies

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:30
BERLIN (Reuters) - German police on Tuesday searched the homes and offices of 10 suspected Iranian spies following an investigation by the country's domestic intelligence agency, prosecutors said.

Iran's leader accuses Saudis of 'treason' against Muslims

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:18
LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader accused Saudi rulers on Tuesday of committing "treason" against Muslims by aligning themselves with the United States and Israel.

Syrian rebels release 24 detainees from besieged Damascus suburb: SANA

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:15
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels in the besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta released 24 captive men, women and children in a deal mediated by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, state media said on Tuesday.

U.S.-led meeting says sanctions pressure on North Korea must be maintained

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:44
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Sanctions pressure must be maintained on Pyongyang to force it to abandon its nuclear weapons program, participants at a 20-nation meeting on North Korea said on Tuesday.

World Bank urges Russia to spend more on healthcare, education

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:43
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's new government after its March presidential election should invest more in education and healthcare to help spur economic growth, the World Bank's chief executive officer said on Tuesday.

U.S.-led meeting says sanctions pressure on North Korea must been maintained

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:29
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Participants at a 20-nation meeting on North Korea said on Tuesday that sanctions pressure must be maintained on Pyongyang to force it to abandon its nuclear weapons program.

Rogue Venezuelan helicopter pilot killed in police raid: official

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:18
CARACAS (Reuters) - Rogue Venezuelan helicopter pilot Oscar Perez was killed in a police operation on Monday along with six other members of a "terrorist cell," the interior minister said on Tuesday, spurring opposition complaints of human rights violations.

Venezuela rogue helicopter pilot Perez killed in Monday police raid: official

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:44
CARACAS (Reuters) - Rogue Venezuelan helicopter pilot Oscar Perez was killed in a police operation on Monday along with six other members of a "terrorist cell", Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said on Tuesday.

Nobel peace laureate group urges Japan to join nuclear arms ban treaty

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:41
TOKYO (Reuters) - The leader of the campaign group that won last year's Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday urged Japan to join a United Nations treaty to prohibit nuclear arms, saying a nuclear deterrence strategy would not bring about peace.

U.S. warily eyeing new Russian air defenses in Crimea

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:09
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States is assessing the security implications of Russia's latest deployment of S-400 air defenses to Crimea, a U.S. military official said on Wednesday, adding it could give existing Russian defenses more resilience.

Split Social Democrats could sink Merkel's coalition plans

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:20
BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) tried on Tuesday to quash a grassroots rebellion against a blueprint agreed with Angela Merkel's conservatives to enter formal talks on a "grand coalition" which could scupper her plan for a fourth term.

Japan issues false alarm over missile launch, days after Hawaii alert gaffe

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:00
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm on Tuesday saying North Korea appeared to have launched a missile and urging people to take shelter, but it managed to correct the error within minutes.

Syrian opposition calls on Trump and EU to put pressure on Russia and Iran

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:38
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and European Union leaders should increase the pressure on President Bashar al-Assad and his allies Russia and Iran to return to talks to end Syria's civil war, Syria's chief opposition negotiator said on Monday.

Indonesia exchange walkway collapse due to 'building failure': initial report

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:51
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Loose or corroded joints may have caused the sudden collapse of a mezzanine floor at the Indonesian Stock Exchange building this week that sent visiting students plunging to the ground, a preliminary report by the public works ministry has found.

Pope, in Chile, expresses 'pain and shame' over Church sex abuse scandal

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:35
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis expressed his "pain and shame" on Tuesday over a sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in Chile, seeking forgiveness for a crisis that has scarred its credibility and left many faithful sceptical of reform.

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