Trump expected to decertify Iran nuclear deal, official says

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 22:11
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is expected to announce soon that he will decertify the landmark international deal to curb Iran's nuclear program, a senior administration official said on Thursday, in a step that potentially could cause the 2015 accord to unravel.

Libyan sides call Boris Johnson's bodies remark 'unacceptable'

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 21:46
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Senior figures from across Libya's political divides protested on Thursday against remarks by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson about clearing dead bodies from the city of Sirte.

Trump expected to decertify Iran nuclear deal: official

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 21:34
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is expected to announce soon that he will decertify the landmark international deal to curb Iran's nuclear program, a senior administration official said on Thursday, in a step that could lead to renewed U.S. sanctions against Tehran.

Trump plans to announce he will decertify Iran nuclear deal: Washington Post

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 21:17
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump plans to announce next week that he will decertify the Iran nuclear deal, saying it is not in the U.S. national interest and forwarding the issue to Congress to address, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia says it dismantles Islamic State cell in Riyadh

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 20:58
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has dismantled an Islamic State cell in the capital Riyadh, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television said on Thursday, citing a statement from the newly-created Presidency of State Security.

Globalization, migration fears reawaken Germans' interest in "Heimat"

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 20:43
BERLIN (Reuters) - Most Germans are wary of anything that smacks of nationalism given their Nazi history but the concept of "Heimat" (homeland) is enjoying a renaissance driven by rising anxiety about migration and globalization.

Russian hackers get U.S. cyber defense details from NSA: WSJ

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 20:29
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian government-backed hackers in 2015 stole U.S. secrets on how to penetrate foreign computer networks and protect against cyberattacks after a National Security Agency contractor put highly classified information on his home computer, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing unidentified sources.

Russia hunting four people behind huge bomb hoax campaign

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 20:22
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The head of Russia's FSB security service said on Thursday Moscow knew the identities of four Russian citizens responsible for a wave of bomb hoaxes.

Pakistan army says plan in place to integrate militant-linked groups

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 20:14
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The Pakistani army on Thursday confirmed that a plan was in place to try to integrate militant-linked groups into the mainstream of the country's politics.

Support for Austrian ruling party slips ahead of Oct. 15 vote: poll

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:48
VIENNA (Reuters) - Support for Austria's ruling Social Democrats has slipped since a scandal embroiled the party ahead of an Oct. 15 election but they are in a tight battle with the far right for second place, a poll showed on Thursday.

U.S. poised to lift sanctions on Sudan: U.S. official

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 18:44
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is preparing to lift long-standing economic sanctions against Sudan, citing improvement on human rights and progress on counter-terrorism, a U.S. official said on Thursday.

Austrian poll shows slip in center-left support since smear scandal

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 18:13
VIENNA (Reuters) - Support for Austria's ruling Social Democrats has slipped slightly since they became embroiled in a smear scandal but they are still competing with the far right for second place 10 days before an election, the first poll since the scandal showed.

Libyans flee by boat amid 'terrible' violence at home

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 17:38
ABOARD SEEFUCHS RESCUE SHIP (Reuters) - Just before the sun dipped into the Mediterranean on Saturday, rescuers spotted a tiny wooden boat on the horizon. It turned out to contain five young Libyans fleeing violence and turmoil who were waving their arms for help.

Spanish court suspends Catalan parliament session, throwing independence call in doubt

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 17:35
BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the suspension of Monday's session of the regional Catalan parliament, throwing its plans to declare unilateral independence from Spain into doubt.

Syria fighting worst since Aleppo, air strikes deadly: aid agencies

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 17:13
GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria is in the throes of its worst fighting since the battle for eastern Aleppo last year, with heavy air strikes causing hundreds of civilian casualties, aid agencies said on Thursday.

Russia, Saudi Arabia cement new friendship with king's visit

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 17:09
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Saudi Arabia's King Salman for talks at the Kremlin on Thursday, cementing a relationship that is crucial for determining world oil prices and could be pivotal for resolving conflicts in the Middle East.

Hacking attacks: a pre-election setback for Italy's 5-Star Movement

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 16:49
ROME (Reuters) - Hacking attacks on the web platform used by Italy's 5-Star Movement to select representatives and shape policy threaten to dent confidence in its methods before a parliamentary election it is well placed to win.

Erdogan says Turkey will close Iraq border and air space soon

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 16:40
ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that Turkey would soon close its border with northern Iraq and shut its air space in response to last week's Kurdish independence referendum.

French, Nigerien forces operating where three U.S. soldiers killed

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 16:38
NIAMEY (Reuters) - French and Nigerien troops were conducting operations on Thursday in a region of Niger where three U.S. Army Special Forces members were killed the day before, becoming the first American soldiers to die in West Africa in decades.

Moscow, Riyadh work together to unite Syria's opposition: Saudi minister

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 16:33
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is working closely with Russia on uniting Syria's opposition, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday, adding that Moscow and Riyadh agreed on the need to preserve Syria's territorial integrity and state institutions.


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