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North Korea seen looking to China, not U.S., for help in any economic transformation

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 01:10
SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump may have promised that North Korea will become "very rich" on the back of American investment if Pyongyang ditches nuclear weapons but economists and academics who have studied the isolated country say it is China not the U.S. that will be the engine of any transformation.

Mexico leftist's pitch to Trump: growth, not walls to fix migration

REUTERS - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 00:12
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The politician leading the race to be Mexico's next leader said on Sunday he wants to broker a deal with U.S. President Donald Trump to stem illegal immigration through jobs and development rather than a border wall.

U.S.-Canada spat escalates after tense G7, Europeans criticize Trump

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 23:09
QUEBEC CITY, Quebec (Reuters) - The United States and Canada swung sharply toward a diplomatic and trade crisis on Sunday 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."

Drivers in Bosnia block roads over fuel prices

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 20:18
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Drivers across Bosnia blocked roads on Sunday in protest against rising fuel prices, warning of knock-on increases in prices for food and other goods, state television reported.

Italy shuts ports to migrant boat, asks Malta to open its doors

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 19:31
ROME (Reuters) - Italy will refuse to let a humanitarian ship carrying more than 600 migrants dock at any of its ports and has asked the Mediterranean island of Malta to open its doors to the vessel, the government said on Sunday.

Cuba says cause of illness in U.S. diplomats remains a mystery

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 19:17
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba said on Sunday it remained baffled by health issues affecting U.S. diplomats, after the U.S. State Department reported two Cuba-based functionaries had symptoms similar to previous cases that began in late 2016.

Police arresting Indian smelter protesters based on evidence: state minister

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 19:03
CHENNAI (Reuters) - Indian police are only arresting people involved in protests against a copper smelter owned by Vedanta Resources where there is videographed evidence of them indulging in "anti-social" activities, a senior state minister told Reuters.

Italy shuts ports to migrant boat, tells Malta to open its doors

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 18:59
ROME (Reuters) - Italy will refuse to let a humanitarian boat carrying more than 600 migrants dock at any of its ports and has asked the Mediterranean island of Malta to open its doors to the vessel, an official said on Sunday.

U.S.-Canada spat escalates, Europeans criticize Trump's G7 move

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 18:55
QUEBEC CITY (Reuters) - The United States and Canada swung sharply towards a diplomatic and trade crisis on Sunday as top White House advisors lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a day after U.S. President Trump called him "very dishonest and weak."

Brexit campaigner Banks says story on Russian ties 'absolute garbage'

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 18:34
LONDON (Reuters) - Arron Banks, a British businessman who bankrolled one of the main campaigns for Brexit, hit back on Sunday after a report said his links with Russia went further and deeper than he had previously disclosed, saying he was a victim of a "witch hunt".

U.S.-Canada row escalates, Europeans criticize Trump's G7 move

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 18:23
QUEBEC CITY (Reuters) - The United States and Canada swung sharply towards a diplomatic and trade crisis on Sunday as top White House advisors lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a day after U.S. President Trump called him "very dishonest and weak."

Trump and North Korea's Kim in Singapore for historic Tuesday summit

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 17:57
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday for a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that could lay the groundwork for ending a nuclear stand-off between the old foes and the transformation of the isolated Asian nation.

Bolsonaro stays strong in Brazil presidential race after trucker strike

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 17:22
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro leads the field for Brazil's presidential race in October ahead of environmentalist Marina Silva, but one third of voters do not know who to back in the most uncertain election in decades, a new poll showed on Sunday.

White House adviser says Canada's Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 17:00
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top White House economic adviser accused Canada's prime minister on Sunday of betraying President Donald Trump with "polarizing" statements on U.S. trade policy that risked making the American leader look weak on the eve of a historic summit with North Korea.

Philippine troops kill 15 militants in air and ground assaults

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 16:49
MANILA (Reuters) - At least 15 pro-Islamic State militants were killed when Philippine troops launched air and ground assaults against a rebel bomb factory on Sunday, a military commander said.

Trump and North Korea's Kim in Singapore for historic summit

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 16:46
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday for a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that could lay the groundwork for ending a nuclear stand-off between the old foes and the transformation of the isolated Asian nation.

In Guatemala, woman searches for 50 relatives buried by volcano

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 16:34
SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (Reuters) - Eufemia Garcia watched in horror as Guatemala's Fuego volcano sent scalding ash and gas surging over her home a week ago, burying her children and grandson among 50 of her extended family. She has been searching for their remains ever since.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards kill six who crossed border from Iraq

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 16:33
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran’s Revolutionary Guards killed six militants who had crossed the border from Iraq and intended to carry out operations inside the Islamic Republic, Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour, the head of the Guards ground forces, said on Sunday, according to state media.

Jordan pins hopes on billion dollar Gulf aid package: officials

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 16:16
AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan is pinning hopes on oil-rich Gulf states led by Saudi Arabia committing to a multi-billion dollar aid package to help it weather an economic crisis that sparked rare street protests over austerity plans, officials said.

France, Germany still split on eurozone reforms, French official says

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 15:56
PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany have made progress but have yet to agree on a roadmap for euro zone reforms, French and German officials told Reuters after finance ministers from both countries held talks in Paris on Saturday.

Iraqi ballot box storage site catches fire in Baghdad

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 15:53
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A Baghdad storage site housing ballot boxes from Iraq's May parliamentary election has caught fire and first responders are attempting to control it, a local official and the interior ministry said on Sunday.

Trump, North Korea's Kim, in Singapore for historic summit

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 15:35
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday for a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that could lay the groundwork for ending a nuclear stand-off between the old foes and the transformation of the isolated state.

Brexit campaigner Banks to face lawmakers over Russian links

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 15:30
LONDON (Reuters) - Arron Banks, a British businessman who bankrolled one of the main campaigns for Brexit, will face questions from lawmakers on Tuesday about his links with Russia after a report said the connections went further and deeper than previously disclosed.

Trump arrives in Singapore for historic summit with North Korea's Kim

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 15:14
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday for a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that could lay the groundwork for ending a nuclear stand-off between the old foes and the transformation of the isolated state.

Merkel's conservatives eye tougher asylum rules after murder case

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 15:03
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives called on Sunday for stricter immigration rules and faster deportation of failed asylum seekers after a public outcry over a 14-year old German girl who was allegedly raped and killed by an Iraqi man.

Trump arrives in Singapore ahead of unprecedented U.S.-North Korea summit

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 14:31
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday ahead of a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over the future of Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal.

Spain's Basques form 202-km human chain to call for independence vote

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 13:51
MADRID (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people from Spain's Basque Country joined hands to form a human chain running some 202 kilometers (125 miles) on Sunday to call for the right to hold a regional independence vote.

North Korea's Kim in Singapore on cusp of making history with Trump summit

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 13:02
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un landed in Singapore on Sunday ahead of a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump that could end a nuclear stand-off between the old foes and transform the secretive, impoverished Asian country.

Syrian villages besieged by rebels come under attack: monitor

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 12:46
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two pro-government Shi'ite Muslim villages in northwest Syria have come under fresh attack from rebel forces which have besieged them for years, prompting retaliatory air strikes, a war monitor said on Sunday.

Iraq names judges to take over elections commission

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 12:39
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Supreme Judicial Council, the highest judicial authority, named judges on Sunday tasked with taking over the country's elections commission following allegations of widespread violations in a May parliamentary election.

Iraq names judges who will take over elections commission: statement

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 12:07
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Supreme Judicial Council, the highest judicial authority, met on Sunday and named judges tasked with taking over the country's elections commission following allegations of widespread violations in a May parliamentary election, its spokesman said.

France, Germany have yet to agree on eurozone reforms: French official

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 12:01
PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany have made progress but have yet to agree on a roadmap for euro zone reforms, a French official told Reuters after the two countries' finance ministers and their teams held 13 hours of talks in Paris on Saturday.

Spain's Socialists rebound in polls after ousting PM Rajoy

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 11:44
MADRID (Reuters) - Support for Spain's Socialists has jumped since leader Pedro Sanchez staged a successful no-confidence vote against previous Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, two polls looking at voting intentions showed on Sunday.

Afghan forces seize huge bomb-making cache at Pakistan border

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 10:47
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan security forces on Sunday seized 156 sacks of ammonium nitrate, widely used in making explosives, from the back of a vegetable truck crossing from Pakistan, an official said, in one of the biggest such finds.

Heavy clashes near Yemen's Hodeidah as U.N. seeks ceasefire

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 10:46
ADEN (Reuters) - Clashes between troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition and the Iran-aligned Houthis intensified near Yemen's Hodeidah over the weekend as the United Nations tries to negotiate a ceasefire to avert a possible assault on the main port city, military sources said.

Syria's Assad denies Russia makes decisions for him: interview

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 10:36
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denied that military ally Russia was making decisions for him, but said it was natural for there to be differences of opinion between allies, in an interview published on Sunday by state media.

In Mahathir's Malaysia, Japan is back amid doubts over Chinese funding

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 10:33
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is set to woo investors and offer business deals during a trip to Japan that starts on Sunday, as he looks to cover a gaping debt hole and shift the country away from dependence on Chinese investments.

Iran's Rouhani criticizes U.S. 'unilateralism' over nuclear deal

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 10:31
QINGDAO, China (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday criticized U.S. "unliteralism" in withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and said he appreciated efforts by China and Russia to maintain the agreement.

North Korea's Kim lands in Singapore, on cusp of making history with Trump summit

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 10:27
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un landed in Singapore on Sunday ahead of a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump that could end a nuclear stand-off between the old foes and transform the secretive, impoverished Asian country.

Russia's Putin would be ready to host G7 in Moscow

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 10:22
QINGDAO, China (Reuters) - Russia did not choose to leave the G7 and would be happy to host its members in Moscow, President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday when asked about U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion that Russia should have been at its latest meeting.

North Korea's Kim lands in Singapore, on cusp of making history

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 09:44
SINGAPORE, (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un landed in Singapore on Sunday ahead of a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump that could end a nuclear stand-off between the old foes and transform his secretive, impoverished country.

Russia's Putin, asked about G7: We would be glad to see everyone in Moscow

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 09:16
QINGDAO, China (Reuters) - Russia did not choose to leave the G7 group of nations and would be happy to see its member countries in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters, when asked about U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion to re-admit Russia to the group.

Iran's Rouhani criticizes U.S. for imposing its policies on others

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 07:29
QINGDAO, China (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said that U.S. efforts to impose its policies on others are a threat to all, after Washington last month said it was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and would reimpose economic sanctions.

Vietnam police halt protests against new economic zones

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 07:18
HANOI (Reuters) - Police in Vietnam detained more than a dozen protesters in the capital Hanoi on Sunday and halted demonstrations in other cities against plans for new special economic zones that the protesters fear will be dominated by Chinese investors.

U.S. soldier killed in Somalia firefight identified

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 07:04
(Reuters) - A U.S. commando killed in a Somalia firefight against al-Shabaab militants was identified as U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Alexander Conrad, 26, of Chandler, Arizona, the Department of Defense said late Saturday.

China's Xi calls out 'selfish, short-sighted' trade policies

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 06:54
QINGDAO, China (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose country is locked in a high-stakes trade dispute with the United States, on Sunday said China rejects "selfish, shortsighted" trade policies, and called for building an open global economy.

China says to offer $4.7 billion in loans under SCO framework

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 05:54
QINGDAO, China (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping, speaking at a summit of regional security bloc, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), said the country would offer the equivalent of 30 billion yuan ($4.7 billion) in loans under a framework formed by SCO countries.

Trump and Kim set to arrive in Singapore for historic summit

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 05:48
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to land in Singapore today within hours of each other in advance of a historic summit over the reclusive country's arsenal of nuclear weapons.

Trump torpedoes G7 effort to ease trade spat, threatens auto tariffs

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 03:30
LA MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday threw the G7’s efforts to show a united front into disarray after he became angry with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and said he might double down on import tariffs by hitting the sensitive auto industry.

Suicide car bomb in Somalia injures seven soldiers

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 03:29
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A suicide car bomb explosion at a military base in Somalia injured seven soldiers late Saturday, a military official said, and Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.

Singapore PM to meet separately with North Korea's Kim, U.S. President Trump

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 02:50
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will meet separately with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S President Donald Trump on Sunday and Monday, respectively, when they visit the city-state for their summit, according to a government statement.

Door already ajar: Trump may struggle to isolate North Korea again

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 02:42
DANDONG, China/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean officials have toured China to discuss economic development. Speculators are snapping up property along their common border. And South Korea is studying ways to boost engagement with its isolated neighbor to the north.

In bombshell, Trump says U.S. backs out of G7 communique, criticizes Trudeau

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 01:49
LA MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said he had instructed his representatives not to endorse a joint communique put out by the Group of Seven leaders after what he called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's "false statements" at a news conference.

Abe tries to keep Japan on Trump's radar ahead of Singapore summit

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 01:09
TOKYO (Reuters) - In dozens of conversations, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has counseled President Donald Trump to avoid making concessions to North Korea that could upset East Asia's balance of power, including a military retreat from South Korea that would leave Tokyo alone on the front lines against China's growing power.

British PM May says hopes UK lawmakers will not block EU exit laws

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 00:08
LA MALBAIE, Canada (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday she hoped lawmakers would recognize the importance of passing legislation next week which will end Britain's membership of the European Union.

G7 agrees to fight protectionism as Trump threatens allies on trade

REUTERS - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 00:07
LA MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters) - Leaders of the G7 nations on Saturday papered over the cracks in their alliance at a summit in Canada but came away with little more than an agreement to disagree on trade, as U.S. President Donald Trump defiantly brandished his "America First" agenda.

Trump threatens U.S. allies on trade as he exits G7 summit

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 22:31
LA MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday accused other countries of "robbing" the United States on trade and threatened to stop doing business with them altogether as he pushed his "America First" agenda at a Group of Seven nations summit.

Iraq extradites suspected killer of 14-year-old girl to Germany

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 22:19
BERLIN (Reuters) - Iraq has extradited a 20-year-old Iraqi suspected of raping and killing a 14-year-old girl in Germany last month, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Saturday.

Romania's ruling coalition stages rally against alleged abuses by anti-graft prosecutors

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 22:07
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's ruling Social Democrats and thousands of supporters rallied outside government headquarters in Bucharest on Saturday in protest at alleged abuses of power by anti-corruption prosecutors.

Two dead in south of Saudi Arabia from missile attack: state media

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 21:21
RIYADH (Reuters) - Two civilians were killed in the south of Saudi Arabia from a missile launched from Yemen by the Houthi movement, Saudi state media reported on Saturday night.

In sea of rainbow, Greeks celebrate Pride

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 21:11
ATHENS (Reuters) - In a sea of colorful balloons, thousands of Greeks marked Pride on Saturday, celebrating diversity and the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

Bomb kills two, injures 20 in Iraq's Diyala province: security sources

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 20:43
BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) - At least two people were killed and 20 were wounded after a bomb went off on Saturday in the Iraqi town of Khalis in Diyala province, security sources said.

Iraqi Kurdish police say man admits to murder of 14-year-old girl in Germany

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 20:25
DOHUK, Iraq/BERLIN (Reuters) - Police in the Kurdistan region of Iraq said on Saturday that a 20-year-old Iraqi man had admitted to the murder of 14-year-old Susanna Feldman in Germany, where the case has stoked the immigration debate.

Trump rails against 'unfair' trade at G7 leaders summit

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 20:24
LA MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump railed against trade practices he called unfair to the United States at a Group of Seven nations summit where leaders agreed on Saturday to fight protectionism and reform the World Trade Organization.

Iran's Guards kill nine militants who crossed border from Iraq: statement

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 19:21
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) said on Saturday they had killed nine militants in a security operation carried out in the northwest of the country near the border with Iraq.

Russian historians raise alarm after Stalin victim's prison card destroyed

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 19:14
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian historians have raised concern authorities are playing down Stalin-era crimes after they learned that police destroyed the archive records of a victim of the Soviet dictator's purges, citing a previously unknown government directive.

Focus on winning over Scots to independence from UK, Sturgeon tells SNP

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 18:57
ABERDEEN, Scotland (Reuters) - Scottish National Party supporters should focus on how to increase support for the independence cause, rather than on the timing of when Scotland might split from the United Kingdom, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Saturday.

Any agreement with North Korea will be 'spur of the moment': Trump

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 18:56
LA MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday any agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at next week's summit would be "spur of the moment," underscoring the uncertain outcome of what he called a "mission of peace."

Finns Stubb and Katainen leave door open to EU Commission top job

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 18:23
TURKU, Finland (Reuters) - Former Finnish prime ministers Alexander Stubb and Jyrki Katainen left open the possibility on Saturday that they would run to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as the EU executive's president next year.

Bomb kills one, injures eight in Iraq's Diyala province: security sources

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 18:15
BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) - At least one person was killed and eight were wounded after a bomb went off on Saturday in the Iraqi town of Khalis in Diyala province, security sources said.

Scotland's Sturgeon urges party to focus on widening backing for independence from UK

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 18:11
ABERDEEN, Scotland (Reuters) - Scottish National Party supporters should focus on how to widen support for the independence cause, rather than on the timing of when Scotland might split from the United Kingdom, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Saturday.

Trump demands end to 'unfair' trade after G7 summit

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 17:49
LA MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Group of Seven leaders that the United States wanted a quick end to trade practices that he says have led to an exodus of American companies and jobs to other countries.

Scotland's Sturgeon asks SNP to focus on how to win independence, not when

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 17:42
ABERDEEN, Scotland (Reuters) - Scottish National Party supporters should focus on how to persuade others of the benefits of independence rather than on the timing of when Scotland might split from the United Kingdom, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Saturday.

Trump says he will know in first minute if North Korea summit will succeed

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 17:36
LA MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would know within a minute whether something good will come of his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, which he described as a "mission of peace."

India strikes river, rice deals with China as relations thaw

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 17:31
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - China and India on Saturday settled a dispute over the flood-prone Brahmaputra river that flows from Tibet to Bangladesh in a sign of growing cooperation between them.

Trump says Singapore trip is a 'mission of peace'

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 16:58
LA MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday described an upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore as a "mission of peace."

Spanish minister says 'urgent' constitutional change needed

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 16:46
MADRID (Reuters) - An urgent reform of the Spanish constitution was needed, the new Minister of Regional Administration Meritxell Batet said on Saturday, in allusion to a long-running political conflict between the central government and the region of Catalonia.

Catalan ex-minister not too optimistic about talks with Spain government

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 16:28
ABERDEEN, Scotland (Reuters) - The formation of a Socialist government in Spain provided a new chance of dialogue over the status of Catalonia, former Catalan minister Clara Ponsati said on Saturday, but she was not overly optimistic.

Trump to leave G7 early, tensions high after 'rant' over trade

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 16:06
LA MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Group of Seven leaders had a bitter exchange over trade tariffs, ratcheting tensions at a summit that he planned to leave early on Saturday before talks on climate change and the health of oceans.

Pakistan army denies involvement in abduction of writer Bukhari

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 15:58
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's army on Saturday denied any involvement in the abduction of a writer and rights activist who was kidnapped for several hours this week.

Russia's Putin discusses political prisoners with Ukraine's Poroshenko

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 15:46
KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko discussed a possible exchange of prisoners during a telephone call on Saturday.

Flight from Pyongyang lands in Singapore ahead of North Korean leader's arrival

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 15:32
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A rare direct flight from Pyongyang landed in Singapore on Saturday ahead of the expected arrival of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un for a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss ending the North's isolation and its nuclear program.

Macron's campaign economists warn French leader over rich-friendly policies

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 15:19
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron's economic policy is viewed as favoring the rich and must change to address inequalities, according to a memo written by three economists who worked on his campaign program, Le Monde newspaper said on Saturday.

Trump to leave G7 early, missing environmental talks

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 14:50
LA MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump planned to leave the summit of the Group of Seven wealthy nations on Saturday before it discussed climate change and the health of oceans, underlining fractures in the G7 exacerbated by U.S. trade tariffs.

Former Vatican diplomat indicted on child pornography charges

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 14:40
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A Catholic priest who worked as a diplomat at the Vatican's embassy in Washington was indicted on Saturday on charges of possessing child pornography in the United States and Canada.

Royal newlyweds attend Queen's birthday parade

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 14:34
LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan Markle, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, attended the annual Trooping of the Colour ceremony on Saturday, the first time the couple have attended the Queen's birthday celebrations together.

Russia's Putin, Ukraine's Poroshenko discuss 'political prisoners': Ukraine

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 14:22
KIEV (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke by phone on Saturday and discussed prisoners being held in each others' countries, the Ukrainian president's office said in a statement.

Iraqi police say man admits to murder of 14-year-old German girl

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 13:45
BAGHDAD/BERLIN (Reuters) - Iraqi police said on Saturday that a 20-year-old Iraqi man had admitted to the rape and murder of 14-year-old Susanna Feldman in Germany, where the case has stoked the immigration debate.

Sturgeon aims to boost immigration to Scotland

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 13:36
ABERDEEN, Scotland (Reuters) - Nicola Sturgeon's pro-independence Scottish National Party is leading a push to boost immigration to the sparsely populated northern tip of Britain, an opposite tack to the UK government which aims to limit the number of new arrivals after Brexit.

Maldives election body sets Sept date for presidential election

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 13:01
MALE (Reuters) - Maldives presidential election will be held in September, the country's Election Commission chief said late on Friday, a week after the European Union and some Western nations urged the country to hold a transparent, credible poll.

British watchdog probes reports that meat found in vegetarian meals

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 12:09
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's food watchdog said it was investigating allegations that traces of meat had been found in "meat-free" and vegan meals sold at the country's two largest supermarket chains, Tesco and Sainsbury's.

Putin says ball in U.S.'s court for improvement in ties: Ifax

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 12:05
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he hoped Moscow's relations with Washington would improve, but that the ball was in the United States' court, the Interfax news agency reported.

Pope tells top oil executives world must convert to clean fuel

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 11:59
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, addressing top oil company executives, said on Saturday that the world must convert to clean fuel.

Queen's honors sidetracked by row over rail boss award

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 11:41
LONDON (Reuters) - A row over the running of Britain's railways spilled over into Queen Elizabeth's annual birthday honors on Saturday as Network Rail's outgoing boss was decorated in a list which included actress Emma Thompson and novelist Kazuo Ishiguro.

Kremlin: Vienna being considered as venue for possible Putin-Trump summit

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 10:48
QINGDAO, China (Reuters) - Vienna is one of the cities being considered as the venue for a possible summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Saturday.

Iran's Rouhani wants more talks with Russia about U.S. nuclear deal exit

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 10:20
QINGDAO, China (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday he wanted more talks with Russia about what he called the "illegal" U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

Afghan Taliban raise hopes with first-of-its-kind Eid ceasefire

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 09:44
KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban on Saturday announced a surprise three-day ceasefire over the Muslim Eid holiday in the middle of June, their first offer of its kind, days after the government declared an unconditional ceasefire of its own.

Somalia's al Shabaab claims attack in which U.S. soldier died

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 09:05
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for an attack in which a U.S. commando was killed and four others were wounded when they came under fire in the country.

Afghan Taliban raise hopes with surprise Eid ceasefire

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 09:05
KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban on Saturday announced a surprise three-day ceasefire over the Muslim Eid holiday in the middle of June, their first offer of its kind, days after the government declared an unconditional ceasefire of its own.

Afghan Taliban offer surprise Eid holiday ceasefire

REUTERS - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 08:20
KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban on Saturday announced a surprise three-day ceasefire over the Eid holiday in the middle of June, their first offer of its kind, following a ceasefire announced by the government on Thursday.

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