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Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Two years on, a look at the Rohingya crisis
This month marks the second anniversary of the fleeing of more than 730,000 Rohingya from Myanmar's northwest Rakhine State to Bangladesh after a military-led crackdown in response to an attack by Muslim militants on Myanmar police posts.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Japan's defense minister says South Korean decision to end intelligence pact regrettable
Japanese Minister of Defence Takeshi Iwaya said on Friday South Korea's decision to end an intelligence-sharing pact between the East Asian neighbors was extremely regrettable.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

North Korea says ready for dialogue or confrontation with U.S.
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said on Friday Pyongyang is ready for both dialogue and confrontation with the United States, warning Washington that continuing with sanctions would be a miscalculation, according to state media KCNA.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

North Korea says it is ready for both dialogue, confrontation with U.S.
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said on Friday Pyongyang is ready for both dialogue and confrontation with the United States, warning Washington that continuing with sanctions would be a miscalculation, according to state media KCNA.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Hong Kong gears up for fresh protests as activists target airport
Hong Kong braced on Friday for further demonstrations and a "stress test" of the city's international airport at the weekend, as nearly three months of anti-government protests showed no sign of abating.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Chinese state media says fentanyl abuse is entirely U.S. responsibility
Chinese state media on Friday hit back at claims by U.S. officials that China was failing to crack down on the flow of fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances into the United States, saying that responsibility for opioid abuse lay with users.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Mexico again rejects 'safe third country' proposal by U.S. on migration
Mexico reiterated its opposition to becoming a safe third country for asylum seekers, with the foreign minister on Thursday endorsing the senate leader's declaration that the legislature would never pass the measure requested by the United States.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Five people killed in stampede at Algiers rap concert
At least five people were killed in a stampede at a packed rap concert in the Algerian capital on Thursday night, a hospital source said.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Australian state ends Chinese education program over foreign interference fears
Australia's most populous state said it will ax a Chinese-funded education program that teaches Mandarin in schools amid fears over potential foreign influence.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

As Amazon burns, Brazil's Bolsonaro tells rest of world not to interfere
Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday admitted farmers could be illegally setting the rainforest alight but told foreign powers not to interfere.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Bolsonaro says criticism over Amazon interferes with Brazil's sovereignty
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said in a Facebook live broadcast on Thursday that countries that give money to preserve the Amazon rainforest do not do it for charity, but to "interfere with our sovereignty."

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Budget spat puts Boeing contract for AWACS upgrades at risk: sources
A dispute over budgeting processes could delay NATO's efforts to finalize a $1 billion contract to extend the life of 14 aging Boeing E-3A surveillance aircraft, often called NATO's "eyes in the sky," sources familiar with the program said.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

YouTube finds influence campaign tied to Hong Kong protests
Alphabet Inc's Google announced on Thursday that its YouTube streaming video service disabled 210 channels appearing to engage in a coordinated influence operation around the Hong Kong protests, days after Twitter and Facebook said they dismantled a similar campaign originating in mainland China.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

U.S. will aggressively enforce sanctions over Iran tanker: State Department official
The United States will aggressively enforce its sanctions to prevent the private sector from assisting an Iranian oil tanker that is traveling through the Mediterranean and that Washington wants seized, a State Department official said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

With forest wildfires raging, Bolivia seeks help from SuperTanker plane
Bolivian firefighters are still trying to put out wildfires that have already burned more than 650,000 hectares (1.6 million acres) of tropical forest, roughly the size of the U.S. state of Delaware, officials said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Leader of Somalia's Jubbaland, at odds with Mogadishu, wins new term
The president of Jubbaland, a Somali region critical to East Africa's fight against the Islamist militants of al Shabaab, won a new term on Thursday, highlighting a growing rift between the federal government and its semi-autonomous states.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Polish rescue service finds body of trapped caver
Polish rescuers have found the body of one of two cavers trapped in a cavern in Poland's Tatra mountains since Saturday, mountain rescue service TOPR said late on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Canadians' message ahead of the election: make life more affordable
Canadians have a message for politicians appearing on their front stoops ahead of Canada's upcoming national election in October: life is getting more expensive.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Trump's message to G7 leaders this weekend: Be more like U.S.
President Donald Trump will highlight U.S. economic policies under his stewardship at meetings with other G7 leaders this weekend in France and encourage allies to follow the American model to stave off problems with the global economy, officials said.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Netanyahu hints at Israeli involvement in Iraq blasts
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Thursday of possible Israeli involvement in attacks against Iranian-linked targets in Iraq.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Italy's president gives parties to Tuesday to build majority
President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday gave Italy's bickering parties five days to clinch a deal to resolve a political crisis and avoid a snap election.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Pompeo tells Trudeau U.S. focused on release of two Canadians in China
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday assured Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that American officials were working to free two Canadian men who have been held by China since late last year.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Yemen's Houthis say al-Hadida airport was targeted: group's al Masirah TV
Yemen's Houthis said on Thursday that "hostile forces" had targeted al-Hadida airport in western Yemen with gunfire.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Ocean Viking rescue ship awaits port access in latest migrant standoff
Two charities running rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea have said Italy has ignored requests to allow their ship to bring 356 migrants ashore, exposing Europe's latest failure to deal with African migration.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

U.S. urges Colombia and Central America to help stem migration
The U.S. government on Thursday called on Central American and Colombian authorities to help curb illegal immigration to the United States, widening the net of countries the Trump administration has sought to enlist to contain the phenomenon.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Canada's Freeland to return to Cuba to discuss Venezuelan crisis
Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Thursday she would go to Cuba next week to speak with her counterpart there, Bruno Rodriguez, about ending the political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and returning it to democracy.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Yemen's separatists clash with government forces in Shabwa: sources
Southern Yemeni separatists clashed with government forces in the southern oil-producing province of Shabwa on Thursday, local officials and residents said, in the latest violence between nominal allies that has strained an Arab military coalition.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

With wildfires raging, Bolivia seeks help from Supertanker plane
Wildfires raging in eastern Bolivia have burned more than 450,000 hectares (1.1 million acres), or roughly an area the size of the U.S. state of Delaware, officials in San Cruz province estimate.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Four die, more than 100 hurt in thunderstorm in Poland's Tatra mountains
Four people, two of them children, died and more than 100 were injured during a thunderstorm in Poland's Tatra mountains on Thursday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Russia, China seek U.N. Security Council meeting on U.S. missile developments
Russia and China have asked the United Nations Security Council to meet on Thursday over "statements by U.S. officials on their plans to develop and deploy medium-range missiles," according to the request seen by Reuters.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

South Korea to scrap intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid dispute over history
South Korea said on Thursday it will scrap an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, drawing a swift protest from Tokyo and deepening a decades-old dispute over history that has hit trade and undercut security cooperation over North Korea.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

U.S. offer to sell Patriot system to Turkey has expired: U.S. official
The U.S. offer to sell Raytheon Co's Patriot missile defense system to Turkey has expired, following Ankara's decision to accept Russian S-400 systems, a State Department official said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Canada opposes Russia's return to G8: Freeland
The Canadian government remains opposed to Russia rejoining the group of leading industrialized nations formerly known as the Group of Eight, a move U.S President Donald Trump has said should be considered, Canada's foreign minister said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Half a century on, Soviet message in a bottle found in Alaska
Tyler Ivanoff, an American schoolteacher, was gathering firewood with his children on a beach in western Alaska when he came across a champagne bottle with a letter inside.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

No vote on Russia joining G7 expected this weekend: U.S. official
The G7 group of world leaders is likely to discuss at its meeting this weekend whether to readmit Russia, a senior Trump administration official said on Thursday, but a vote on the issue was unlikely because the group works on a consensus basis.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

French yellow vests join global activists at G7 counter-summit
Anti-globalization and climate activists have teamed up with yellow vest protesters and Basque nationalists ahead of a G7 meeting in France this weekend to confront a rich-poor divide they say is growing due to the "cynicism" of world leaders.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Bolsonaro says Brazil lacks resources to fight Amazon fires
The Brazilian government lacks the resources to fight a record number of wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest, President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday, weeks after telling donors he did not need their money.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Ninth round of U.S., Taliban peace talks start in Qatar
The United States and the Taliban officials resumed talks in Qatar on Thursday to firm up a deal enabling the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in return for the Taliban security guarantees, the Taliban and senior U.S. official said.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Italy president says parties need time for government deal, to report back Tuesday
President Sergio Mattarella said several of Italy's parties had told him they needed more time to find an accord to solve an ongoing government crisis and told them to report back on Tuesday of next week.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Zimbabwe arrests senior opposition official over demonstration
Police in Zimbabwe arrested a senior opposition official on Thursday on charges of failing to stop a banned protest last week in the capital, his lawyer said.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

'People were hiding': Bangladesh bid to repatriate Rohingya stalls as refugees refuse
An attempt to begin repatriating thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in camps in Bangladesh stalled on Thursday after nearly 300 refugee families refused to go back to Myanmar, almost a year after a similar effort failed amid protests.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Tunisian PM delegates his powers to focus on presidential race
Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed will temporarily delegate his powers to Public Service Minister Kamal Morjane to focus on his candidacy for the presidency and to ensure equal opportunities for all candidates, he said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Somali president replaces security chiefs and Mogadishu mayor
Somalia's president announced on Thursday a major shake-up of the country's security chiefs as well as a replacement for the mayor of Mogadishu after Abdirahman Omar Osman died of his wounds following a suicide bomb attack last month.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Victims of 'La Bestia,' Mexico's notorious migrant train, learn to walk again
Twelve hours after he scrambled atop a boxcar on a freight train that hurtled through Mexico towards the U.S. border, Roni Osorio could no longer fight sleep. The train lurched, and with nothing to grip onto, he rolled, fell, and was sucked under its churning wheels.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Stena Bulk tanker seized by Iran could be released soon: Sweden's SVT broadcaster
Sweden has received "very strong indications" that a British oil tanker seized last month by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz is to be released soon, Swedish public service broadcaster SVT reported on Thursday, citing sources within Sweden's foreign ministry.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Artists use street murals to change image of violent Caracas slum
In the sprawling slum of Petare in the east of Venezuela's capital of Caracas, 31-year-old Fabian Solymar begins sketching a mural of abstract figures on a wall filled with Socialist Party political propaganda.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Algeria court detains former justice minister over alleged corruption
Algeria's Supreme Court on Thursday placed former justice minister Tayeb Louh in custody over alleged corruption under former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, state television reported.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Argentina presidential front-runner Fernandez pledges 'no default' if elected
Argentine presidential candidate Alberto Fernandez said on Thursday there was "no possibility" the country would default on its debt if he were elected in October, but that the government would have to negotiate new terms with creditors due to the weak economy.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

UK's Boris Johnson puts his feet up in Macron's palace
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson may have taken a month to embark on his first trip abroad, but he was quick to make himself at home in President Emmanuel Macron's gilded palace, putting his feet up on the furniture.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Italy president Mattarella to speak on government crisis at 1800 GMT: spokesman
Italian President Sergio Mattarella will speak on Thursday to inform the country about talks he has had with the main political forces over the ongoing government crisis, his spokesman said.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Canada opposes Russia's return to G8: official
The Canadian government remains opposed to Russia rejoining the group of leading industrialized nations formerly known as the Group of Eight, a move U.S President Donald Trump has said should be considered, an official told reporters on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

China blames Canada for difficulties in relationship, demands Huawei exec be freed
China's embassy in Canada said on Thursday that bilateral ties were suffering "gross difficulties," and demanded Ottawa free Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Academics accuse Kremlin of repressing political protesters
Over 550 Russian academics and scientists accused the Kremlin on Thursday of waging a campaign of repression against activists who have staged some of Russia's biggest anti-government protests in years.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Italy's 5-Star says it is working to avoid elections
Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement is working to give the country a new government and avoid snap elections, its leader Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday after meeting the head of state.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Argentina's Macri says IMF team coming next week
Argentine President Mauricio Macri said on Thursday that a team from the International Monetary Fund would arrive in Argentina next week.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Cleared for takeoff: Saudi women start exercising their newest right
Saudi Arabia's international airports are the scene of the latest "first" for women citizens, who can now leave the country without permission from a male relative as the kingdom chips away at its heavily criticized guardianship system.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Pompeo tells Trudeau that U.S. officials are focusing on release of two Canadians in China
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday assured Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that American officials were working to free two Canadian men who have been held by China since late last year.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Explainer: What is the Brexit backstop alternative paper British PM praised?
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson referred for the second successive day on Thursday to "an excellent paper" endorsed by pro-Brexit members of parliament proposing alternatives to replace the so-called Irish backstop.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

At least three die in thunderstorm in Tatra mountains
At least three people were killed and 22 injured during a thunderstorm in Poland's Tatra Mountains on Thursday and another was killed in the West Tatras in Slovakia, mountain rescue services reported.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

India's court sends ex-finance minister Chidambaram into police custody
An Indian court on Thursday ordered a former finance minister into police custody for questioning for four days, in a case stemming from government approval of foreign investment in a local media company, a judge said.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Italy's Salvini keeps door open to possible new government with 5-Star
Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy's hard-right League party, said on Thursday he would be willing to patch up his coalition with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement if it adopts a more constructive attitude to the League's policies.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Myanmar troops' sexual violence against Rohingya shows 'genocidal intent': U.N. report
Sexual violence committed by Myanmar troops against Rohingya women and girls in 2017 was an indication of the military's genocidal intent to destroy the mainly Muslim ethnic minority, United Nations investigators concluded in a report released on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Interpol issues red notice for former Colombian guerrilla leader
Interpol on Thursday issued a red notice for a fugitive Colombian lawmaker and former FARC rebel commander who the United States wants extradited for alleged conspiracy to export 10 tonnes of cocaine.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Ukraine, EU oppose Trump's suggestion of readmitting Russia to G7
Ukraine's president backed leading European powers on Thursday in opposing the readmission of Russia to the Group of Seven advanced economies, saying Moscow still occupied Crimea and was frustrating peace in eastern Ukraine.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Britain-EU talks must respect single market integrity, Irish stability: Macron
French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Boris Johnson held constructive talks on Thursday and agreed that exchanges between Britain and the European Union in search of a Brexit deal should continue until the end of September, an official in Macron's office said.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

South African court rules display of apartheid flag constitutes hate speech
A South African court on Wednesday ruled that displaying the country's apartheid-era flag in public constituted hate speech that discriminated against black people and violated equality laws.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

South Korea to scrap intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid row over history
South Korea said on Thursday it will scrap an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, drawing a swift protest from Tokyo and deepening a decades-old row over history that has hit trade and undercut security cooperation over North Korea.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Pompeo says U.S. officials are focusing on release of two Canadians in China
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday assured Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that American officials were working to free two Canadian men who were detained by China late last year.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

China blames Canada for difficulties in relationship, demands Huawei executive be freed
China's embassy in Canada said on Thursday that bilateral ties were suffering "gross difficulties," and demanded Ottawa free Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Argentina opposition candidate Fernandez says 'no possibility of default' if elected
Argentina presidential candidate Alberto Fernandez said on Thursday the country had "no possibility" of default if he were elected in October.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Italy's PD raises the bar for possible government with 5-Star
Italy's center-left Democratic Party on Thursday set tough new conditions for forming a coalition with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, making a deal between the traditional foes look more elusive and raising the chance of snap elections.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

German court convicts Syrian over stabbing that triggered Chemnitz riots
A Syrian man was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison by a German court on Thursday over the fatal stabbing of a man in the eastern city of Chemnitz last year that triggered the worst far-right riots Germany had seen for decades.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Syrian offensive puts Turkish troops and border plans in peril
Syrian army advances in northwest Syria are putting Turkish troops in the firing line and threaten Ankara's hopes of preventing a new wave of refugees on its southern border.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Uganda demands financial records, donor lists of NGOs
Non-governmental organizations in Uganda have been told to submit financial information including budgets and donor lists to the authorities, an official told Reuters on Thursday, in a move rights groups said was another attempt to muzzle criticism.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Canary Islands wildfire stable but continues to burn, acting PM says
A wildfire in the popular tourist island of Gran Canaria has been stabilised but continues to burn, Spain's acting prime minister said on Thursday, promising that the thousands affected by the fire would get help in rebuilding.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

China blames Canada for 'gross difficulties' in relationship, demands Huawei executive be freed
The Chinese embassy in Canada said on Thursday that bilateral ties were suffering "gross difficulties" and demanded Ottawa free Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Too late for new Brexit deal, France's Macron tells Johnson
French President Emmanuel Macron told Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday that there was not enough time to wholly rewrite Britain's Brexit divorce deal before an Oct. 31 deadline.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Iranian tanker wanted by U.S. not heading to Greece: Greek prime minister
An Iranian tanker which the United States wants seized is not heading towards Greece as it sails through the Mediterranean, Greek Prime Minister Kyrikos Mitsotakis told France 24 TV on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Three South Koreans die in Hungary rail crossing crash
Three South Korean citizens died in Hungary in an accident late on Wednesday, when the car in which they were traveling was hit by a train, local police said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

FM says Norway deliberating response to U.S.' Gulf naval mission plan
Norway's foreign minister said on Thursday it was deliberating how to respond to a U.S proposal on forming an international mission to safeguard shipping in the Gulf.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Merkel: '30 days' Brexit remarks were meant to highlight urgency
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she had not given Britain 30 days to find a solution for the so-called Irish backstop but had wanted to highlight how short time was before Britain's planned European Union exit date of Oct. 31.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Japan summons South Korean ambassador as row deepens
Japan on Thursday summoned the South Korean ambassador to protest Seoul's decision to scrap an intelligence-sharing agreement with Tokyo, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said, as relations between the neighbors further worsened.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Japan foreign minister says South Korea's move 'completely mistaken response'
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Thursday criticized South Korea for terminating an intelligence agreement between the two countries, calling it a "completely mistaken response" and extremely regrettable.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Factbox: Hurdles in way of 5-Star/PD coalition government in Italy
Italy's main opposition party, the center-left Democratic Party (PD), has opened the door to talks with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement on forming a government following the collapse of the previous coalition.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Spain's King Juan Carlos to undergo heart surgery on Saturday
Spain's King Juan Carlos, 81 and the father of the current head of state King Felipe VI, will undergo heart surgery on Saturday, a spokesperson for the royal family said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Several killed in thunderstorm in Poland's Tatra mountains: TV
Several people were killed and more than 10 injured during a heavy thunderstorm in Poland's Tatra Mountains on Thursday, private broadcaster TVN24 said.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Immigration to Britain falls to five-year low ahead of Brexit: ONS
Net immigration to Britain sank to its lowest since 2013 during the year to the end of March, driven by a sustained fall in the number of immigrants from the European Union since 2016's Brexit referendum, official figures showed on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Bangladesh bid to repatriate Rohingya stalls as refugees refuse to return to Myanmar
An attempt to begin repatriating thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in camps in Bangladesh stalled on Thursday after nearly 300 refugee families refused to go back to Myanmar, almost a year after a similar effort failed amid protests.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Somalia's Jubbaland president wins new term amid rift with central government
The president of Jubbaland, a Somali region critical to East Africa's fight against al Shabaab militants, won a fresh term on Thursday, the parliamentary speaker said, amid a growing rift between the federal government and its semi-autonomous states.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Iran ready to work on French nuclear deal proposals, does not want war: foreign minister
Iran is prepared to work on French proposals to salvage the international nuclear deal that Tehran signed with world powers in 2015 but it will not tolerate U.S. interference in the Gulf, its foreign minister said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

France's Macron tells Johnson: not enough time for a new Brexit deal
French President Emmanuel Macron firmly told Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday that there was not enough time to negotiate a wholly new Brexit divorce deal.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Czechs pick Bell for $622 million army helicopter deal
The Czech Republic will buy 12 military helicopters from U.S. maker Bell in a deal priced at 14.5 billion crowns ($622 million), Defence Minister Lubomir Metnar said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Highlights: British PM Johnson on Brexit at meeting with Macron
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday. Following are key Johnson quotes when he spoke alongside Macron just after his arrival:

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Slovenia erects more border fence to curb migrant inflow
Slovenia has begun work on an additional stretch of fence along its southern border with Croatia with which it aims to keep out a rising number of migrants entering the country illegally.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

France's Macron: No time to negotiate new Brexit deal
French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday told Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson there was not enough time in the month ahead to negotiate a new Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Employee of Britain's Hong Kong mission held in China over prostitution: report
An employee of the British consulate in Hong Kong has been detained in China for involvement in prostitution, the state-backed Global Times newspaper said on Thursday, as Britain said it continued to urgently seek information.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

UK's Johnson in Paris: we will not set up border checks in Ireland
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday that under no circumstances would the United Kingdom set up border checks on the boundary between EU member Ireland and the British region of Northern Ireland.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Japan protests against South Korea's scrapping of intelligence-sharing pact: NHK
Japan's government has protested against South Korea's scrapping of an intelligence-sharing pact between them, national broadcaster NHK reported on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

Britain presses for information on HK consulate worker detained in China
Britain's Foreign Office continues to "urgently seek further information" about an employee of its Hong Kong consulate who was detained in China, it said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Aug 22, 2019

France's Macron to Johnson: Britain's destiny is your choice alone
French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday told Prime Minister Boris Johnson that it was for him to choose Britain's destiny and that while a no-deal scenario was not the European Union's wish, the bloc would be ready for it.

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