U.S. 'probing' to see if North Korea interested in dialogue: Tillerson

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 16:41
BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States is probing North Korea to see whether it is interested in dialogue and has multiple direct channels of communication with Pyongyang, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday.

Saudi authorities pursue Twitter user over women's driving threat

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 15:49
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor issued an arrest warrant on Saturday for a Twitter user who called for anyone who supports women driving to be killed, days after a royal decree ended a long-time ban on women taking the wheel.

Turkey's Erdogan says Iraqi Kurdish authorities "will pay price" for vote

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 15:17
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Iraqi Kurdish authorities would pay the price for an independence referendum which was widely opposed by foreign powers.

Dozens arrested during neo-Nazi march in Sweden

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 15:10
GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) - Dozens of people were arrested on Saturday as neo-Nazis and anti-fascists clashed with police during a march by the extreme right-wing Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR) in Gothenburg, Sweden on Saturday, police said.

Merkel allies fret over former East Germany's rightward shift

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 14:37
BERLIN (Reuters) - The premiers of two regions where the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party made big gains in Sunday's national election warned that Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives must change course to stop the former East Germany's rightward drift.

Spanish police move to enforce ban on Catalan independence poll

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 14:29
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spanish police sealed off schools earmarked as polling stations and occupied the Catalan government's communications hub on Saturday in efforts to prevent a banned independence referendum.

Britain's Boris Johnson wants maximum two-year Brexit transition

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 14:22
LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said a transition period from the European Union after Britain's exit from the bloc in March 2019 must not last more than two years.

Tokyo's Koike reaches deal with opposition party ahead of Japan poll

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 14:14
TOKYO (Reuters) - Popular Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, whose fledgling conservative party poses a growing challenge to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc, agreed on Saturday to cooperate in next month's election with a small party based in western Japan.

Egypt "hunting down" gays, conducting forced anal exams - Amnesty

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 13:47
CAIRO (Reuters) - Six Egyptian men arrested for "promoting sexual deviancy" and "debauchery" on social media will be subjected to anal examinations ahead of their Oct. 1 trial, Amnesty International said on Saturday.

Iranian, Iraqi government forces to hold joint border drills - Iran TV

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 13:29
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian and Iraqi central government forces are to hold joint military exercises near their borders, Iran's state television reported on Saturday, as part of Tehran's effort to support Baghdad after the Kurdish independence referendum.

Moscow denies Ukraine's accusation that it left troops in Belarus

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 13:22
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian troops that took part in war games in neighboring Belarus have returned to their bases, a Russian general said on Saturday.

German police arrest suspect over alleged supermarket extortion attempts

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 13:12
BERLIN (Reuters) - German police said on Saturday they had arrested a suspect in the case of an alleged extortionist who attempted to force supermarkets into coughing up tens of millions of euros by slipping a potentially lethal poison into baby food.

Congo military plane crashes in Kinshasa, no survivors: airport director

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 12:50
KINSHASA (Reuters) - A military cargo plane crashed in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa on Saturday, killing the crew, the director of the city's main airport said.

Air strikes in Syria's rebel-held Idlib kill 28: Observatory

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 09:00
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said air strikes killed 28 people in a village in rebel-held Idlib province overnight, including four children.

North Korea seen moving missiles from development center: South Korean broadcaster

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 04:52
SEOUL (Reuters) - Several North Korean missiles were recently spotted moved from a rocket facility in the capital Pyongyang, South Korea's Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) reported late Friday amid speculation that the North was preparing to take more provocative actions.

Tillerson in China as U.S. presses North Korean economic squeeze

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 01:12
BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will hold top-level talks in China on Saturday as the United States looks to an economic squeeze of North Korea it hopes will compel the reclusive country's retreat from nuclear arms and missile programs.

Trump to visit Asia in November, North Korea in spotlight

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 00:39
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump will travel to Asia in November for the first time since becoming president, stopping in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines on a trip expected to be dominated by the North Korea nuclear threat.

U.S. cuts staff in Cuba over mysterious injuries, warns travelers

REUTERS - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 20:29
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday cut its diplomatic presence in Cuba by more than half and warned U.S. citizens not to visit because of mysterious "attacks" that have caused hearing loss, dizziness and fatigue in U.S. embassy personnel.



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