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Trump, Kim sign agreement on denuclearization, security of North Korea

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:11
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged on Tuesday to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula while Washington committed to provide security guarantees for its old enemy.

Rohingya toddler among 12 killed as first monsoon rains hit Bangladesh

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:06
DHAKA (Reuters) - Landslides and related incidents triggered by pre-monsoon rain in southeast Bangladesh have killed at least 12 people since Monday, including two Rohingya Muslims, and the government said it was moving fast to relocate tens of thousands of people.

Charity group protests as Italy plans migrant voyage to Spain

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 08:51
ROME (Reuters) - A humanitarian group protested on Tuesday over Italian plans to make more than 600 migrants sail to Spain, rather than let them disembark immediately in Italy.

Death toll rises to four at South Africa's Sibanye mine

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 08:41
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Sibanye-Stillwater said on Tuesday mine rescue teams have located the deceased body of the fourth mineworker who died at its Kloof Ikamva shaft and has suspended operations for a day there.

Ten dead after river boats collide in Russia World Cup host city

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 08:38
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ten people on a river cruise were killed when their boat collided with a tugboat late on Monday in the Russian city of Volgograd, which is hosting matches in the soccer World Cup, local officials and Russian media said.

Vietnam legislators back cyber law clamping down on tech firms, dissent

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 08:35
HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnamese legislators approved a cybersecurity law on Tuesday that tightens control of the internet and global tech companies operating in the Communist-led country, raising fears of economic harm and a further crackdown on dissent. The cyber law, approved by 91 percent of attending legislators, requires Facebook , Google and other global technology firms to store locally "important" personal data on users in Vietnam and open offices in the country.

Trump says Kim is 'very smart', that North Korea to denuclearize 'very, very quickly'

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 08:19
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a "comprehensive" document on Tuesday following a historic summit in Singapore aimed at the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

Trump, Kim sign document at end of historic summit

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 08:01
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a "comprehensive" document following a historic summit aimed at the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

Trump says summit with North Korea's Kim 'better than anybody expected'

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 07:04
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday had gone "better than anybody could have expected", and they would sign a document following talks on ways to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula.

Trump, Kim pile on charm at summit, but no word on progress

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 06:36
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he had forged a "good relationship" with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of a historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday, as the two men sought ways to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula.

Vietnam lawmakers approve cyber law, tighten rules on Google, Facebook

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 06:03
HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnamese lawmakers approved a controversial cybersecurity law on Tuesday, voting amid tight security following weekend protests over other legislation that turned violent in some parts of the communist country.

Trump, Kim launch charm offensive at summit; no word yet on discussions

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 05:55
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he had forged a "good relationship" with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of a historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday, as the two men sought ways to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula.

El Salvador judge orders arrest of 17, including minister, in Funes probe

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 05:39
SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - A judge in El Salvador ordered the arrest of 17 people, including the current Minister of Social Inclusion, on Monday for their suspected involvement in a corruption racket allegedly led by former President Mauricio Funes.

Trump says summit is 'very, very good', Kim calls it prelude to peace

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 05:22
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he had forged a "good relationship" with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of a historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday, as the two men sought ways to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula.

Trump says summit with North Korea's Kim is 'very, very good'

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 05:04
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he had forged a "good relationship" with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of a historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday, as the two men sought ways to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula.

Trump tells Kim a 'terrific relationship' beckons as summit begins

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 04:21
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump shook hands and smiled cautiously as they met at their historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday, in which the two men will look for ways to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula.

With handshakes, smiles and a thumbs up, Trump and Kim start historic summit

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 03:54
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump shook hands and smiled cautiously as they met at their historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday, in which the two men will look for ways to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula.

Trump, Kim meet for historic U.S.-North Korea meeting

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 03:27
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump shook hands, smiling cautiously at the outset of their historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday, in which they will look for ways to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula.

China facing flood, landslide risks amid heavy rain: weather bureau

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 02:43
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Large parts of China are expected to face torrential rain and thunderstorms until Thursday, with some regions at risk of flooding and landslides, the country's weather bureau said on Tuesday.

U.S. unveils de facto embassy in Taiwan amid China tensions

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 02:37
TAIPEI (Reuters) - The United States will unveil a new $250 million representative office in Taiwan's capital on Tuesday, a de facto embassy that underscores Washington's strategic ties with the democratic, self-ruled island as it faces escalating tensions with China.

Trump, Kim arrive at summit venue for historic U.S.-North Korea meeting

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 02:36
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump reached the venue of their historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday, after both sides sought to narrow differences over how to end a nuclear standoff.

Trump upbeat, U.S. 'ready for today' as North Korea summit hour nears

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 02:18
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday would show if a "real deal" could happen, as both sides sought to narrow differences over how to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula.

In Brexit showdown, British PM May faces issue of 'meaningful vote'

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 01:19
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a showdown in parliament on Tuesday with lawmakers who want more power to challenge an eventual Brexit deal, testing both her authority and her plans for leaving the European Union.

Rohingya refugees fish in troubled waters to earn living in Bangladesh

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 01:17
SHAMLAPUR, Bangladesh, June 12 (Reuters) - Some Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar are finding work in the fishing industry in neighboring Bangladesh, earning a tiny daily income and occasional share of the catch, all under the official radar.

U.S. unveils new $250 million office in Taiwan amid China tensions

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 01:14
TAIPEI (Reuters) - The United States will unveil a new $250 million representative office in Taiwan's capital on Tuesday, underscoring Washington's strategic ties with the self-ruled island as it faces escalating tensions with China.

Qatar files discrimination complaint at World Court against UAE

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 01:08
(Reuters) - Qatar on Monday officially filed a complaint at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), also known as the World Court, arguing that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has violated the United Nations treaty that forbids racial discrimination.

Trump optimistic on North Korea summit despite differences on ending nuclear standoff

REUTERS - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 01:06
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday would show if a "real deal" could happen, as both sides sought to narrow differences over how to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula.

As Trump attacks, Canada goes to Plan B: same as Plan A

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 23:35
OTTAWA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's blistering attack on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has driven bilateral relations to their lowest point in decades and left Ottawa with few options for averting a trade war with its much bigger neighbor.

Canada parliament condemns U.S. attack on Trudeau, country simmers

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 23:21
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's House of Commons on Monday unanimously condemned the personal attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by U.S. President Donald Trump and his surrogates as the famously polite nation simmered over the weekend broadsides by its U.S. ally.

Brexit secretary Davis to put his name to 'compromise customs amendment': BBC editor

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 23:04
(Reuters) - Brexit secretary David Davis will put his name to the "compromise customs amendment" on Wednesday when UK lawmakers vote on amendments to the European Union withdrawal bill, the BBC's political editor said on Monday.

Rosenstein calls for global collaboration on crime amid trade tension

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 22:19
MONTREAL (Reuters) - United States Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Monday called for global governments to "work together" on law enforcement, at a time when an escalating trade rift is pitting the United States against Canada and a number of Washington's other close trade partners.

U.N. shuttle diplomacy aims to avert assault on vital Yemen port

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 22:10
UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United Nations is engaged in "intense" shuttle diplomacy between the Iran-aligned Houthi group in Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in a bid to avert an attack on Yemen's Hodeidah port city, U.N. chief Antonio Guterres said on Monday.

Bulgarian military helicopter crashes, killing two pilots

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 22:00
SOFIA (Reuters) - A Bulgarian military helicopter crashed at an air base near the southern city of Plovdiv during a routine exercise late on Monday, killing the two pilots and injuring a crew member, the defense ministry said on Monday.

U.S. extradites former Panama president to home country

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 21:43
PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - The United States on Monday extradited former Panama president Ricardo Martinelli to the Central American country, where he stands accused of illegal wiretapping, the U.S. State Department said.

Zimbabwe parliament drops call for Mugabe to answer questions on diamond mines

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 21:02
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's parliament on Monday backed down from its demand for former president Robert Mugabe to answer questions related to diamond mining operations during his time in office.

Rioters ransack Malian government buildings after dispute with Randgold mines

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 20:53
BAMAKO (Reuters) - Rioters in southern Mali ransacked local government buildings on Monday following a dispute between workers and management at Randgold's Loulo and Gounkoto gold mines, the government said.

In volcano's wake, a Guatemalan town became a cemetery

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 20:49
SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (Reuters) - There was no time to eat. Sunday family lunches were interrupted, the food left on the table. Children abandoned toys, and clothes still hung on lines in backyards. Animals died petrified.

Ukraine accuses soccer team of 'supporting separatism'

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 20:29
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Monday it would investigate possible separatist activities in a team of ethnic Hungarian soccer players from Ukraine who won a tournament billed as an alternative to the World Cup in Russia.

UK's Johnson repeated concerns about Rohingya treatment in call with Myanmar leader

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 20:01
(Reuters) - Britain's Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he had reiterated concerns about the treatment of the Rohingya Muslims in a call with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

London youths who made 'drill music' jailed for planning gang attack

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 19:42
LONDON (Reuters) - Five London gang members who made 'drill music', a niche form of hip-hop that glorifies violence and has been linked by police to a surge in knife crime, received jail sentences on Monday for planning an attack on a rival gang.

U.S. embassy warns citizens to consider leaving district in north Mozambique

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 18:35
MAPUTO (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in Mozambique said Americans should consider leaving a northeastern district close to a major gas field as imminent attacks are likely after suspected Islamist militants beheaded 10 people and killed seven others since May.

UK's Prince William to meet Netanyahu, Abbas on landmark Middle East trip

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 18:22
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas when he makes a landmark trip to the region later this month, his office said on Monday.

Reuters reporters say deprived of sleep during Myanmar probe

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 18:19
YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters reporters accused in Myanmar of possessing secret documents were subjected to sleep deprivation and asked if they were "spies" during police interrogations, their lawyers suggested during questions posed to a police witness on Monday.

Italy cries victory as Spain opens port to rescued migrants

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 18:16
ROME/MADRID (Reuters) - Spain offered on Monday to take in a humanitarian ship stranded in international waters with 629 migrants aboard, prompting Italy's new anti-establishment government to claim victory in its bid to get European partners to help more on immigration.

U.S. sanctions Russians over military, intelligence hacking

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 18:14
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on three Russian individuals and five companies on Monday, saying they had worked with Moscow's military and intelligence services on ways to conduct cyber attacks against the United States and its allies.

Stockholm truck attacker will not appeal life sentence: TT news agency

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 18:13
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Rakhmat Akilov, who was sentenced to life last week for killing five people in last year's truck attack in Stockholm, will not appeal the verdict, his lawyer told local news agency TT on Monday.

German conservatives struggle to agree on stricter asylum rules

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 17:57
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has canceled the presentation on Tuesday of a policy package including stricter migration and asylum rules due to differences within Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition.

Trump upbeat ahead of North Korean summit; Kim visits Singapore sites

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 17:38
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore could "work out very nicely" as officials from both countries sought to narrow differences on how to end a nuclear stand-off on the Korean peninsula.

After ballot box fire, Iraqi cleric Sadr warns of civil war

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 17:37
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr urged Iraqis on Monday to unite rather than squabble over a possible rerun of the election his bloc won last month, a message apparently tailored to defuse political tension after a ballot box storage depot caught fire.

U.S. puts more sanctions on Russians over hacking

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 16:51
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on three Russian individuals and five firms on Monday, saying they had worked with Moscow's main intelligence service on ways to conduct cyber attacks against the United States and its allies.

On Ethiopia-Eritrea frontline, anger at Addis' olive branch

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 16:46
BADME, Ethiopia-Eritrea border (Reuters) - For the residents of Badme, a desolate border town in the war-scarred badlands between Ethiopia and Eritrea, new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's peace overtures to Asmara, Addis Ababa's sworn enemy, are an insult to the living and the dead.

U.S. slaps more sanctions on Russians over hacking

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 16:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury sanctioned three Russian individuals and five entities on Monday over malicious cyber activities including providing material and technological support to Russia's intelligence service, according to a statement.

Spain offers to dock migrant ship at heart of Italy-Malta standoff

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 16:14
ROME/MADRID (Reuters) - Spain offered on Monday to take in a humanitarian ship stranded in international waters with 629 migrants aboard as Italy and Malta both continued to refuse to let it dock.

U.S.-led coalition denies state TV report on Syria strike deaths

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 16:10
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian state television said on Monday an airstrike by a U.S.-led coalition had killed 18 Iraqi refugees at a school in eastern Syria, but the coalition denied it.

North Korea's Kim enjoys Singapore sites on eve of historic summit with Trump

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:53
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who rarely ventures outside his isolated country, visited tourist sites on Singapore's waterfront on Monday, hours before a historic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Libyan forces' battle for eastern city Derna in final stages: spokesman

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:19
BENGHAZI, Libya, (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar said their campaign against an armed coalition of local fighters and Islamists in the eastern city of Derna has reached its final stages after several days of heavy fighting.

U.S. urges all parties in Yemen to work with U.N. as fighting flares

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:14
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday called on clashing factions in Yemen to work with the United Nations to end the more than three-year-old conflict that has pitted Iran-aligned Houthis against other Yemeni forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition.

Spain offers to take in drifting migrant ship Aquarius

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:14
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain offered on Monday to take in a rescue ship that is drifting in the Mediterranean sea with 629 migrants stranded on board after Italy and Malta refused to let it dock.

Pope Francis will not visit Northern Ireland on Irish trip

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:59
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Pope Francis will not visit British-ruled Northern Ireland this summer when he makes the first papal visit to Ireland in almost 40 years, the Vatican said on Monday.

Spain to take in drifting migrant ship Aquarius

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:43
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain offered on Monday to take in a rescue ship that is drifting in the Mediterranean sea with 629 migrants on board after Italy and Malta refused to let it dock.

Who has Kim Jong Un's 'nuclear button' in Pyongyang while he's away?

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:23
SEOUL (Reuters) - When Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday for perhaps the most significant nuclear talks since the Cold War, the American president will have his link to the U.S. nuclear arsenal nearby at all times.

Frankfurt airport truck fire damages Lufthansa Airbus A340 plane

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:16
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A Lufthansa Airbus A340-300 was heavily damaged and 10 people were sent to a clinic to check for potential respiratory issues after a towing truck caught fire at Frankfurt airport, the German airline said on Monday.

Turkey will drain 'terror swamp' in Iraq's Qandil, Erdogan says

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 13:56
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will drain the "terror swamp" in northern Iraq's Qandil region, just as it cleansed Syria's Afrin and other regions of Kurdish fighters, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

After ballot box fire, cleric Sadr says Iraqis should unite

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 13:54
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called for Iraqis to show unity rather than squabble over a possible rerun of the election his bloc won last month, in remarks that seemed aimed at defusing political tension after a storage site holding ballot boxes caught fire.

Ukrainian hunger striker to Russia on eve of World Cup: I won't back down

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 13:41
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Ukrainian film director jailed in Russia on what he says are political charges has promised to press on with a hunger strike that could end his life while Russia is hosting the soccer World Cup, which kicks off on Thursday.

EU, U.N. urge Italy, Malta to let in drifting migrant ship

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 13:17
ROME (Reuters) - The European Union and the United Nations refugee agency called for a swift end to a political standoff that has left 629 migrants on a rescue ship drifting at sea after Italy refused to let it dock.

Philippines asks China to stop coast guard from taking fishermen's catch in Scarborough

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 13:00
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines said on Monday it has asked Beijing to stop the Chinese coast guard from taking the catch of Filipino fishermen in the disputed Scarborough Shoal, describing such actions as unacceptable.

French president's reforms on track despite rail strike

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:56
PARIS (Reuters) - In early April, thousands of French rail workers filled a square outside one of Paris's biggest stations at the start of a strike against President Emmanuel Macron's reforms.

Suicide bomber kills 13, including women, outside Afghan ministry

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:46
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed 13 people and wounded more 25 during rush hour on Monday at the entrance to Afghanistan's rural rehabilitation and development ministry in Kabul as workers were leaving for home, government spokesmen said.

Trump, Pompeo positive ahead of North Korean summit; officials meet to close differences

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:45
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore could "work out very nicely" as officials from both countries met to narrow differences on how to end a nuclear stand-off on the Korean peninsula.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of three Chilean bishops: Vatican

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:41
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has accepted the resignations of three Chilean bishops following sex abuse scandals, including Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno, the city at the center of the uproar, the Vatican said on Monday.

Qatar takes UAE to U.N. human rights court over boycott

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:38
LONDON (Reuters) - The government of Qatar said Monday it was taking the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations' International Court of Justice over what it described as human right violations.

U.N. fears for 2.5 million in Syria's rebel-held Idlib as fighting escalates

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:29
GENEVA (Reuters) - An escalation in fighting and air strikes in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province leaves 2.5 million civilians with "no place else to go" within their shattered homeland, the United Nations said on Monday.

Women, children among victims as suicide bomber kills 12 in Afghan capital

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:18
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed 12 people and wounded more than 30 on Monday at the entrance to Afghanistan's rural rehabilitation and development ministry in the west of Kabul, government spokesmen said, as security in the city deteriorates.

Malaysia's Najib maintains innocence as 1MDB probe picks up steam

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:07
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's ousted Prime Minister Najib Razak on Monday said he did not benefit or steal money from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), as authorities searched a new premise and sought additional witnesses in an ongoing probe on the state fund.

Suicide bomber kills 12 at Afghan ministry entrance: government spokesman

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:50
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed 12 people and wounded more than 30 on Monday at the entrance to Afghanistan's rural development ministry in the west of the capital, a health ministry spokesman said.

Rescue boat drifts at sea as Italy takes anti-migrant stance

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:45
ROME (Reuters) - A rescue ship with more than 600 migrants on board was drifting in international waters on Monday as Italy's new interior minister doubled down on his decision to stop it docking in an Italian port.

U.N. fears for 2.5 million in Idlib, Syria as fighting escalates

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:59
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations voiced concern on Monday about an escalation in fighting and air strikes in Syria's Idlib province, where 2.5 million civilians have "no place else to go" within their homeland.

Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr says Iraqis should unite instead of seeking repeat of election

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:37
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called on Iraqis on Monday to unite instead of burning ballot boxes and seeking to repeat a May 12 election that has heightened tensions.

'Fair trade, fool trade', Trump's tweets spew ire on NATO allies, Trudeau

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 09:51
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump fired off a volley of tweets on Monday venting anger on NATO allies, the European Union and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the wake of a divisive G7 meeting over the weekend.

Authorities across Asia battle illegal gambling surge ahead of World Cup

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 09:48
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Law enforcement and regulatory forces in Asia say they are gearing up to fight illegal gambling operators who have ramped up activities in the region ahead of the World Cup, making use of savvy technology and cryptocurrencies to evade prosecution.

China warns citizens in Vietnam after protests over economic zones

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 09:26
HANOI (Reuters) - China has warned its citizens in Vietnam after protesters clashed with police over a government plan to create new economic zones for foreign investment that has fueled anti-Chinese sentiment in the country.

North Korean, U.S. officials air differences on eve of summit; Trump stays positive

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 08:57
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore could "work out very nicely" as officials from both countries met to narrow differences on how to end a nuclear stand-off on the Korean peninsula.

Three Hong Kong democracy activists jailed up to seven years for rioting

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 08:48
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Three protesters from Hong Kong's radical youth opposition were jailed on Monday for taking part in a violent unrest, receiving the harshest sentences handed down to democracy activists since the city returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

French minister says farmers' blockade of refineries, depots illegal: RTL radio

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 08:18
PARIS (Reuters) - France's farm minister said on Monday that a decision by farmers to launch a blockade of oil refineries and fuel depots to protest a government decision to allow Total to use imported palm oil at a biofuel plant was illegal.

Modi's plan to get millions more Indians flying faces turbulence

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 07:57
BENGALURU/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The slow pace of fitting out regional airports risks delaying Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious plan to launch more flights connecting smaller towns and cities and get millions more people using air travel.

'Fair trade, fool trade', Trump vents anger on NATO allies, EU, Trudeau post-G7

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 07:20
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump fired off a volley of tweets on Monday venting anger on NATO allies, the European Union and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the wake of a divisive G7 meeting over the weekend.

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist jailed six years for rioting, assaulting police

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 06:34
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A former rising star in Hong Kong's radical youth opposition was sentenced to 6 years in jail on Monday for rioting and assaulting police, one of the city's harshest sentences against a democracy activist in recent years.

North Korean, U.S. officials try narrowing differences on eve of Trump-Kim summit

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 06:16
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. and North Korean officials were in talks in Singapore on Monday in a late bid to narrow differences before their leaders hold an historic summit aimed at finding ways to end a nuclear stand-off on the Korean peninsula.

Panama’s former president to be extradited home Monday: lawyer

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 05:56
(Reuters) - The former president of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli, will be extradited Monday from the United States, where he has been held for a case of illegal wiretapping, one of his attorneys said Sunday.

North Korean, U.S. officials meet to narrow differences on eve of Trump-Kim summit

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 05:08
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. and North Korean officials were in talks in Singapore on Monday in a late bid to narrow differences before their leaders hold an unprecedented summit meeting aimed at finding ways to end a nuclear stand-off on the Korean peninsula.

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist jailed for six years for rioting, assaulting police

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 05:02
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A former rising star in Hong Kong's radical youth opposition was sentenced to 6 years in jail on Monday for rioting and assaulting the police, one of the city's harshest sentences against a democracy activist in recent years.

Chinese newspapers contrast security summit success with G7 disarray

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 04:41
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - State-run Chinese newspapers on Monday crowed about a weekend meeting of a regional security bloc hosted by China, painting it as a harmonious, anti-protectionist counterpoint to the G7 summit in Canada that was marred by acrimony.

'Changed era' as Trump, North Korea's Kim gather for Singapore summit

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 04:22
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. and North Korean officials held talks on Monday in a late bid to narrow differences before leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump hold a summit in Singapore aimed at finding ways to end a nuclear stand-off on the Korean peninsula.

U.S.-Canada dispute escalates after tense G7; Trump renews criticism of Trudeau

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 04:01
QUEBEC CITY, Quebec (Reuters) - The United States and Canada swung sharply on Sunday toward a diplomatic and trade crisis as top White House advisers lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a day after U.S. President Trump called him "very dishonest and weak."

Gas pipeline explodes in China's southwest, nine people injured: Xinhua

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 03:52
BEIJING (Reuters) - A gas pipeline exploded late on Sunday in China's southwestern province of Guizhou, seriously injuring nine people, official news agency Xinhua reported on Monday.

Trump says Canadian prime minister 'acts hurt when called out'

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 03:36
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump continued his ongoing verbal attacks on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau early on Monday from Singapore, suggesting that "Justin acts hurt when called out!"

U.S F-15 fighter jet crashes into sea off Japan's Okinawa

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 02:55
TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. military F15 fighter jet crashed in waters off Japan's southern island of Okinawa, where the bulk of U.S. forces in Japan are based, during a routine training mission on Monday, U.S. Forces Japan said in a statement.

Mexican leftist frontrunner widens lead for presidency: poll

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 02:10
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican presidential frontrunner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador extended his lead to nearly 17 points over his nearest rival ahead of the July 1 vote, according to a poll published on Sunday.

Japanese media says U.S F-15 fighter jet crashes into sea off Okinawa

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 01:38
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Kyodo news agency and public broadcaster NHK reported on Monday that a U.S. F-15 fighter jet crashed into the sea off Okinawa in southern Japan.

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