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- On again? Trump says still chance of June 12 North Korea summit
Fri, 25 May 2018 12:10:27 -0400
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump dangled the possibility on Friday that a June 12 summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un could still take place, just a day after he canceled the meeting citing Pyongyang's "open hostility."
- Lawfare? Syrian development plan alarms refugees and host nations
Fri, 25 May 2018 11:43:07 -0400
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A new law allowing the Syrian government to redevelop areas devastated by war has alarmed refugees and the countries that host them, prompting fears that people will lose their property and be less likely to return home.
- Italy's Conte struggles to form team; markets tumble
Fri, 25 May 2018 12:12:56 -0400
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte labored to finalize his cabinet team on Friday as markets tumbled on fears the incoming euroskeptic government will embark on a spending spree that will undermine fragile state finances.
- Spain's PM Rajoy under growing threat over party graft case
Fri, 25 May 2018 11:12:02 -0400
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was threatened with no-confidence motions and demands for a snap election on Friday over a graft trial involving members of his party in which a judge cast doubt on his testimony.
- Maduro's tweeters, activists cash in on Venezuela election win
Fri, 25 May 2018 11:55:05 -0400
CARACAS (Reuters) - Tweeted support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's re-election? There could be a reward of 350,000 bolivars for you.
- Russia's Putin: U.S. enforcement of own laws abroad unacceptable
Fri, 25 May 2018 10:54:47 -0400
ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday it was unacceptable for the United States to apply its own rules beyond its borders.
- Iran sets May 31 deadline in scramble to salvage nuclear deal
Fri, 25 May 2018 11:14:56 -0400
VIENNA (Reuters) - European powers have until May 31 to present Iran with a plan to offset the U.S. pullout from its nuclear deal and Washington's renewed sanctions, a senior Iranian official said, with Tehran "weeks" away from deciding whether to quit the pact.
- Think of investment return, UNICEF chief tells Europe
Fri, 25 May 2018 11:45:23 -0400
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European governments facing aid fatigue among voters should see payments to help the foreign poor as a high-yield investment in their own future, the head of U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Friday.
- City of Sao Paulo declares state of emergency due to trucker protest
Fri, 25 May 2018 12:11:32 -0400
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - South America's biggest city and main business hub declared a state of emergency on Friday, suspending non-essential administrative services to save fuel amid a trucking protest that has blockaded major Brazilian highways for five days.
- Another Cuba plane crash survivor dies, death toll rises to 112
Fri, 25 May 2018 09:38:41 -0400
HAVANA (Reuters) - One of the survivors of the plane crash just outside Havana airport last week died early on Friday, state-run media cited the Cuban government as saying, raising the death toll from one of Cuba's worst air disasters to 112.