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Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Netherlands and Canada launch pilot project on paperless travel
A pilot project that seeks to enable passengers to fly between the Netherlands and Canada using their mobile phones, instead of passports, was launched at the Montreal airport on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Four seriously injured in Vienna building collapse: ambulance service
Four people were seriously injured and others were also hurt in a partial building collapse in Vienna on Wednesday, a spokesman for the city's ambulance service said.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Dutch railway to compensate Holocaust survivors
The Dutch national railway NS said in a statement on Wednesday it would offer financial compensation to survivors and families of Holocaust victims who were transported via Dutch rail to Nazi concentration camps during World War II.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Georgian parliament strips opposition MP of immunity over unrest
Georgia's parliament on Wednesday supported a call by the prosecutor general to strip opposition lawmaker Nika Melia of his parliamentary immunity and agreed to his detention after violent protests last week.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Protests in Indian cities after Muslim man is lynched, Modi says he is 'pained'
Protests were held in several Indian cities on Wednesday following the lynching of a Muslim man last week by a Hindu mob that suspected he was a thief.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Suspected gas explosion in Vienna causes partial building collapse: police
A presumed gas explosion in Vienna has caused the partial collapse of several floors of up to two buildings, police said in a statement on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Notre Dame fire may have been caused by power fault or cigarette: prosecutors
An electrical fault or a burning cigarette may have been responsible for the fire that gutted Notre-Dame Cathedral, French authorities investigating the cause of April's blaze said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

UK PM May to meet Putin to say Britain open to a different relationship: spokesman
Prime Minister Theresa May will meet President Vladimir Putin on Friday to deliver a message that Britain is open to a different relationship with Russia if it stops activities that undermine international security, her spokesman said.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Diseases, food shortages plague migrant 'jungle camp' in Bosnia
Aid workers sounded the alarm on Wednesday about health and hygiene conditions in a makeshift forest camp in Bosnia for hundreds of migrants as they face the spread of scabies and other diseases as well as food shortages.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Saudi probe dodges who ordered Khashoggi murder: U.N. expert
An official Saudi Arabian investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents failed to examine who may have ordered the killing and ignored key suspects, a U.N. special rapporteur said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Spanish police arrest Brazilian airman with cocaine before president's stopover
Spanish police have arrested a member of the Brazilian Air Force who carried three bags full of cocaine on a military plane to Seville hours before President Jair Bolsonaro's was scheduled to take a stopover there, police and officials said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Palestinians reject U.S. peace plan as Kushner keeps silent on political details
Palestinians poured scorn on the Trump administration's much-touted peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Wednesday, saying its framework for a trade and investment boost ignored their political aspirations for statehood.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

'Do or die' Brexit could destroy government, warns PM hopeful Hunt
Foreign minister Jeremy Hunt took aim at rival Boris Johnson's "do or die" pledge to take Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 no matter what, saying the frontrunner to become prime minister could destroy Brexit and the government.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

No sign of progress at NATO in U.S.-Turkey dispute over Russian defenses
The United States and Turkey appeared to make no progress during talks at NATO headquarters on Wednesday toward resolving a major dispute over Ankara's plans to acquire a Russian air defense system, just ahead of its expected July delivery.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Pope expresses 'immense sadness' at picture of drowned migrants in Rio Grande
Pope Francis expressed great sorrow at seeing a photo of a Salvadoran man and his 23-month-old daughter lying dead, face down in the Rio Grande river after trying to cross into the United States, the Vatican said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Drowned migrants photo shows failure to tackle desperation, UNHCR says
A photo of a man and his young daughter who drowned on the U.S.-Mexico border symbolizes the failure to deal with their desperation, the U.N. refugee agency said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

IMF's Lagarde says Israel-Palestinian peace needed to draw lasting MidEast investment
An Israeli-Palestinian peace deal is needed to bring lasting investment to the Middle East region, the International Monetary Fund's head said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Kushner will put out political plan for Mideast conflict at 'right time'
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Wednesday the economic issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were solvable and he will put out a political plan when the time is right.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

U.N. warns U.S. decision to drop Iran waivers 'may impede' nuclear deal
United Nations political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo told the Security Council on Wednesday that U.S. decisions not to extend waivers to allow some countries to import Iranian oil "may impede" the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

U.S. Treasury Secretary says U.S., China were close to trade deal: CNBC
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that the United States and China were close to a trade deal, CNBC reported.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Islamist insurgents kill at least 20 civilians in northeast Nigerian village: sources
Islamist insurgents killed at least 20 civilians in a northeast Nigerian village, a government-allied vigilante, a government and a security source said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Trump says 'not talking boots on the ground' if action taken against Iran
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was "not talking boots on the ground" should military action be necessary against Iran, and said any conflict would not last long.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

France probes possibility of negligence in Notre Dame fire
French authorities have no grounds to believe that the fire which wrecked Paris' Notre-Dame Cathedral in April was the result of criminal action, although they were probing the possibility of negligence, said the Paris prosecutor's office.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Putin and Trump will meet on June 28 in Osaka: Kremlin
Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will have an hour-long meeting on the sidelines of a G20 summit on June 28 in Osaka in Japan, a Kremlin aide said on Wednesday, in their first official encounter for almost a year.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

UK's Johnson's Brexit bill tactics 'foolish', says Merkel ally
A threat made by Boris Johnson, frontrunner to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, to withhold payment of Britain's divorce bill with the European Union is a "foolish" tactic, an ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

U.S. warns Turkey of sanctions impact if it buys Russian defenses
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper warned his Turkish counterpart on Wednesday that Ankara's purchase of Russia's S-400 air defense system would not only end Turkey's role in the F-35 fighter jet program, it would also hurt the Turkish economy due to ensuing U.S. sanctions, a senior U.S. official said.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Trump slams Iran's leaders, says U.S. in 'strong position'
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that any war between the United States and Iran would be swift, although he reiterated his desire to avoid a military confrontation even as he blasted Tehran's leaders.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Saudi Arabia will support whatever economic plan will bring prosperity to the Palestinians: finance minister
Saudi Arabia's finance minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said on Wednesday that it will support whatever economic plan will bring prosperity to the Palestinians.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Hong Kong activists urge G20 leaders to help 'liberate' city
Thousands of people in Hong Kong joined an evening protest and marched to major foreign consulates on Wednesday, urging leaders gathering for this week's summit of G20 nations to back their demand to scrap a controversial extradition bill.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

'Dozens' killed in foiled Ethiopia coup attempt: regional government
Dozens of people were killed in fighting during a foiled coup in Ethiopia's Amhara region at the weekend, the regional government spokesman said on Wednesday, the first official report of significant clashes and a much higher toll than earlier reports.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Israeli passenger plane makes emergency landing in Sofia
An Israeli airplane made an emergency landing at Bulgaria's Sofia Airport on Wednesday because of a suspected bird strike shortly after take off, a Bulgarian transport ministry official told Reuters.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Islamist insurgents kill at least 20 civilians in northeast Nigerian village: security agent, source
Islamist insurgents killed at least 20 civilians in a northeast Nigerian village, a government-allied vigilante who helped evacuate corpses and a security source said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Britain's May to meet Russia's Putin this week at G20: Kremlin
Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May this week at a G20 summit in Japan's Osaka in a bid to improve battered relations between the countries, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Kremlin says Putin-Trump meeting set for June 28 in Japan's Osaka
Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will have an hour-long meeting on the sidelines of a G20 summit on June 28 in Japan's Osaka, a Kremlin aide told reporters on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Iran likely to come up at G20: Germany
Germany is concerned about current tensions over Iran, a government official said on Wednesday, adding that the topic could well come up in many discussions at this weekend's G20 summit in Japan.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Saudi Khashoggi murder investigation fails to address chain of command: U.N. expert
An official Saudi Arabian investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents has failed to examine who may have ordered the killing, a U.N. special rapporteur said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

UAE says convincing evidence needed on Gulf tanker attacks
The United Arab Emirates said on Wednesday that clear and convincing evidence was needed to apportion blame for attacks last month on four oil tankers off its coast, and that tensions in the region needed to be dialled down.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

U.S. Treasury Secretary says U.S., China were close to trade deal: CNBC
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that the United States and China were close to a trade deal, CNBC reported.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Shares in Germany's Brenntag drop on dual-use chemicals sale to Syria
Shares in German chemicals distributor Brenntag dropped as much as 7.6% on Wednesday on a report that the company sold substances to a company in Syria that could go into chemical weapons, among other uses.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Novartis says did not export dual-use chemicals to Syria
Novartis did not export dual-use chemicals to a Syrian partner, the Swiss drugmaker said on Wednesday, amid scrutiny of shipments by German chemicals distributor Brenntag via a Swiss subsidiary in 2014.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

UK says 1984 Hong Kong rights treaty with China is as valid as ever
Britain's foreign ministry said on Wednesday it would continue to defend its position over Hong Kong after Beijing accused the UK of interfering in China's internal affairs.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Britain's Labour is confident parliament can stop no-deal Brexit
Britain's main opposition Labour Party is confident that parliament can prevent a government trying to take the country out of the European Union without a deal, a spokesman for leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Spain foreign minister gives up MEP seat with eye on EU top job
Spain's acting foreign minister Josep Borrell gave up his newly won European Parliament seat on Wednesday to remain in the Socialist administration at home and stay in the running for a senior job in the EU executive, sources said.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Migrant rescue boat enters Italian waters, defying government ban
The German charity ship Sea-Watch with 42 migrants aboard entered Italian waters on Wednesday, defying an order from Rome to stay away, the ship's press office said.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Israel says GPS mysteriously disrupted in its airspace but planes secure
Israel is experiencing unexplained GPS disruptions in its airspace but measures are in place to allow safe landings and takeoffs at its main international airport, the government said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Pompeo vows cooperation with India but trade, defense issues unresolved
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought to reduce heightened trade tension with India on Wednesday, promising a renewed focus on negotiating better ties, but giving few specifics of how they would overcome their disputes over trade and investment.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Blameless UK grandmother, 93, gets her "dying wish" - to be arrested
A British grandmother who has never strayed onto the wrong side of the law in all her 93 years has fulfilled one of her dearest wishes - to be arrested.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Britain's Hunt takes aim at PM rival Johnson's 'do or die' Brexit pledge
Jeremy Hunt took aim at Boris Johnson's "do or die" pledge to take Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31, saying his rival in the race to become prime minister could destroy the Conservative government and stop Brexit from happening.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

U.S. pushes Middle East economic plan, Palestinians reject it
Palestinians poured scorn on a $50 billion economic formula launched by the Trump administration for Israeli-Palestinian peace as the United States sought on Wednesday to win support for the plan as a foundation to ending the decades-old conflict.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Chinese farmers gear up for armyworm as government says situation severe
China's agriculture ministry said on Wednesday it had now found fall armyworm in 19 provinces, across 5 million mu or about 333,000 hectares of crops.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Britain wants accountability over Khashoggi murder: PM May
Britain wants to see accountability for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia should investigate the death thoroughly and in a way that adheres to international laws, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Danish police arrest 31 people in European drug probe
Danish police said on Wednesday they had arrested 31 people as part of an international investigation into an organized criminal network with roots in Albania, suspected of smuggling drugs and weapons.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Irish economy could contract in no-deal Brexit, PM says
Ireland's fast growing economy could suddenly contract if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal, a prospect that has become more likely, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

U.S. wants 'reasonable' trade deal with China: U.S. Commerce Secretary
The United States "is not looking for victory" with China over trade but wants "a sensible deal that addresses the legitimate issues that we have," U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

ICC prosecutor seeks Bangladesh and Myanmar investigation
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday moved closer to opening a full investigation into alleged crimes against the Rohingya people who were driven from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Factbox: The atomic restrictions imposed by the Iran nuclear deal
Iran said on Wednesday it will accelerate its enrichment of uranium as of Thursday, a date it has previously suggested could see its stock of enriched uranium exceed a cap imposed by its nuclear deal with major powers.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Russia to deliver first S-400 missile to Turkey in July: reports
Russia will make first delivery of the S-400 missile systems to Turkey in July, Russian news agencies cited the head of Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport saying on Wednesday, in accordance with the earlier-stated plans.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Merkel: We stand by the 'Spitzenkandidat' system, but it's complicated
The German government still supports the 'Spitzenkandidat' system for appointing the new president of the European Commission, but it is proving complicated to implement, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Mauritania opposition candidate challenges presidential election result
The third place candidate in Mauritania's presidential election filed an appeal late on Tuesday contesting the victory of ruling party candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Afghanistan's Ghani to visit Pakistan in bid to step up peace effort
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani will visit Pakistan on Thursday to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan, less than a week after its neighbor hosted Afghan opposition leaders to discuss ways to end an 18-year-long war.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

EU will not renegotiate Brexit deal, ready to work with new PM: Commission
The European Commission repeated on Wednesday that the European Union was not prepared to renegotiate the withdrawal agreement struck with London despite the plans of British prime ministerial candidates to draw up a new exit deal with Brussels.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Spain's Sanchez will go ahead with PM confirmation vote, risking new election
Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will next Tuesday set a date for a parliamentary vote on whether he can stay on in the role, a Socialist party source said, triggering a two-month countdown that could potentially lead to a new election.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Italy government could postpone meeting on deficit to next week: official
A crucial government meeting over Italy's new budget deficit target scheduled for Wednesday could be postponed to next week, cabinet secretary Giancarlo Giorgetti said.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Irish premier dismisses talk of moving to top EU job
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday he was flattered by media reports suggesting he could become head of the European Union's executive, but insisted he was not seeking a career change.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Russia says it will urge U.S. and Iran to begin dialogue
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow will try to persuade the United States and Iran to start "civilized" dialogue.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Eleven dead in militant attack on security forces in Egypt's Sinai: ministry
Seven Egyptian police officers and four militants were killed in a clash in the north of the Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Lebanon opposes U.S. plan for Mideast: PM Hariri
The Lebanese government and parliament both oppose a U.S. plan for settling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Wednesday, the National News Agency reported.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Thousands mourn officials killed in Ethiopia coup attempt, priests urge unity
Thousands lined the streets in Ethiopia's two main northern cities on Wednesday to mourn officials killed in a failed regional coup, as soldiers looked on and priests called for unity after months of ethnically-charged strife.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Britain bans sales of tear gas to Hong Kong after violence at protests
Britain banned sales of crowd-control equipment such as tear gas to Hong Kong on Tuesday and called for an investigation after police clashed with demonstrators opposed to a bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Dutch police seize 2.5 tonnes of meth, in largest European haul of drug
Dutch police said on Wednesday they had seized 2.5 tonnes of methamphetamine, in what they said was the largest haul of the drug to date in Europe, with a street value estimated in the "hundreds of millions of euros".

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

UAE says convincing evidence needed regarding Gulf tanker attacks
The foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates said on Wednesday that "clear, scientific and convincing" evidence was required on recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf region.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Pompeo pledges close cooperation with India but trade, defense issues unresolved
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought to reduce heightened trade tension with India on Wednesday, promising a renewed focus on negotiating improved trade and investment ties between the two nations.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

ICC prosecutor asks to open an investigation on Bangladesh, Myanmar
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court took the next step toward opening a full investigation into alleged crimes against the Rohingya people who were driven from Myanmar to Bangladesh, a statement from the prosecutor said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

No-deal Brexit will only ever be British choice: Irish PM
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday that it would be Britain's decision if it leaves the European Union without a deal, not the EU's.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

U.S. pushes Middle East economic plan in face of Palestinian disdain and doubts
The Trump administration sought on Wednesday to win support for an economic plan it says will be a foundation for Israeli-Palestinian peace but which Palestinians and many other Arabs dismiss as pointless without a political solution to the decades-old conflict.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Iran's president says America is pursuing 'incorrect path': IRIB
America is pursuing an incorrect path, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, according to the IRIB news agency.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Iran's Supreme Leader says U.S. offer for negotiations is a 'deception'
The offer by the United States to negotiate with Iran is a deception, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday in remarks published on his official website.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Ukraine president's party leads poll ahead of July election
A party set up by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who took office last month, continues to lead in an opinion poll published on Wednesday ahead of a snap parliamentary election due on July 21.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Iran's Khamenei says nation will not retreat in face of U.S. sanctions and 'insults': website
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that the Iranian nation will not retreat in the face of "cruel" U.S. sanctions and "insults", days after Washington imposed sanctions on him and other top officials in the country.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Toilet revolution and boutique hotels on curriculum at China party school
Images of squat toilets flash on to the screen as around 80 men and a smattering of women listen intently to their teacher tell them of the importance of following President Xi Jinping's instructions on bringing a toilet revolution to China.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Shares in Germany's Brenntag drop on report of dual-use chemicals sale to Syria
Shares in German chemicals distributor Brenntag dropped 4.4% on Wednesday with traders citing a media report that the company sold substances to Syria that could go into chemical weapons, among other uses.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

U.S. Treasury Secretary says U.S.-China trade deal is 90% done: CNBC
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that the trade deal between the United States and China is "about 90%" complete, CNBC reported.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Turkish soldier killed in clashes with Kurdish militants in Syria: ministry
Turkey's Defense Ministry said one soldier was killed and five were injured during clashes with Kurdish militants in northern Syria on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Kremlin says work continues on possible Putin-Trump meeting
Work continued on a possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of a G20 meeting this week, a Kremlin spokesman told reporters on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

German far-right suspect confesses to politician's murder: interior minister
A German far-right sympathizer suspected of murdering a pro-immigration conservative politician has confessed to the crime, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Japan readies for July 21 upper house election as PM recalls past defeat
Japan will hold an election for the upper house on July 21, the government said on Wednesday, effectively launching campaigning for half the seats in the less powerful of parliament's two chambers.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Oman to open embassy in Palestinian territories' West Bank: foreign ministry
Oman said on Wednesday it is planning to open a new diplomatic mission in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and that a delegation from its foreign ministry will be going to Ramallah for that purpose.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Sri Lanka reinstates death penalty for drug crimes ahead of polls
Sri Lanka's president on Wednesday signed death sentences for four people convicted of drug-related offences in a decision analysts said is aimed at boosting his chances of re-election later this year.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Russia says plane in Venezuela carried rotation of military specialists: TASS
Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that the Russian air force plane that landed in Venezuela this week was carrying a rotation of military specialists but that their number in the country had not increased, TASS news agency reported.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Shares in Brenntag drop on report of sale of dual-use chemicals to Syria
Shares in German chemicals distributor Brenntag dropped 4.4% on Wednesday with traders citing a media report that the company sold substances to Syria that could go into chemical weapons, among other uses.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

France says final G20 communique must mention Paris climate change agreement
France will not accept a final G20 communique that does not mention the Paris climate change agreement, said an official at the Elysee office of French President Emmanuel Macron.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Japan's Abe hopes U.S., China resolve trade war through constructive talks
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that he hoped the United States and China would resolve their trade war through constructive dialogue when they meet at a gathering of leaders from the Group of 20 major economies.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Spain's Sanchez will go ahead with PM confirmation vote, risking new elections
Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will on Tuesday set a date for a parliamentary vote on whether he can stay on in the role, a Socialist party source said, as talks to form a government with its closest ally have stalled.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

U.S., North Korea in behind-the-scenes talks over third summit, Moon says
The United States is in behind-the-scenes talks with North Korea over a possible third summit and has proposed working-level negotiations that have been stalled since the second such meeting in February, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

UK's Johnson warns EU against any 'Napoleonic' tariffs in no-deal Brexit
Boris Johnson, the favorite to become British prime minister, said he was prepared to lead Britain out of the European Union without a deal on Oct. 31 and said any EU attempt to impose trade tariffs would be akin to a Napoleonic-era blockade.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

China urges Britain to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs
China urged Britain on Wednesday to stop interfering in China's internal affairs, after Britain banned sales of crowd-control equipment to Hong Kong and called for a probe after police clashed with demonstrators in the former British colony.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Iran will speed up enriching of uranium after deadline to Europe ends on Thursday: IRIB
Iran will speed up enrichment of uranium after a deadline given to European countries to prevent this ends on Thursday, the spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said on Wednesday, according to the IRIB news agency.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

Saudi minister says Kushner's plan could succeed if there is 'hope of peace'
Saudi Arabia's minister of state said that an economic plan presented by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner for the Palestinian territories could succeed since it includes private sector and if "there is hope of peace".

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

One killed as militants attack Pakistan police housing complex
A police constable was killed and five people injured in Pakistan on Wednesday, following a gun battle with Taliban militants at a police housing and training complex, security officials said.

Reuters World News
Jun 26, 2019

South Korea's Moon says door open for summit at G20, depends on Abe
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday he is open to holding a summit with Japan during the G20 meeting this week but the decision rests with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, throwing the ball back to Tokyo amid strains over historical issues.

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