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Russia's Lavrov says ready to cooperate with U.S. on Syria: agencies

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 6:21am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow is ready to cooperate with the United States on settling the Syrian crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported.

Macron's party calls on Jean-Marie Le Pen to resign over French policeman comments

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 3:45am
PARIS (Reuters) - French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron's party called for the resignation of Marine Le Pen's father from the National Front on Saturday after comments he made about a ceremony for the policeman killed in an attack in Paris.

EU unity in Brexit talks in Britain's interest: Tusk

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 3:22am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will only be able to conclude talks on Britain's exit if it stays united, which means the bloc's unity is in Britain's interest, the chairman of EU summits Donald Tusk said on Saturday.

Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia website: monitoring group

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 3:06am
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities on Saturday blocked access to online encyclopedia Wikipedia, an internet monitoring group said, the latest in what government critics say is a crackdown on free speech on the internet.

25 years after Los Angeles riots, progress and distrust live side by side

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 2:03am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Twenty-five years after deadly riots erupted in Los Angeles when four white police officers were acquitted in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King, an undercurrent of distrust pulses in a city that says it has worked hard at police reforms.

French amphibious carrier visits Japan ahead of Pacific show of power

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 12:02am
SASEBO (Reuters) - As tension spikes on the Korean peninsula, a French amphibious assault carrier sailed into Japan's naval base of Sasebo on Saturday ahead of drills that risk upsetting China, which faces U.S. pressure to rein in North Korea's arms programs.

China deports U.S. citizen convicted of espionage

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:43pm
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has deported a U.S. citizen who was convicted of espionage this week after being held without trial for two years, removing a source of friction between Washington and Beijing.

ASEAN firms up South China Sea stance as Beijing lobbies over statement

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 9:47pm
MANILA (Reuters) - Southeast Asian countries have altered a statement to be issued at Saturday's ASEAN summit to include references to militarization and island-building in the South China Sea, the latest draft shows, in a move likely to frustrate Beijing.

Trump to order a study on abuses of U.S. trade agreements

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 8:07pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Saturday seeking to identify any problems caused by the nation's existing trade agreements, including an examination of U.S. involvement in the World Trade Organization, a top trade official said.

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 6:20pm
SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea unsuccessfully test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday from a region north of its capital, Pyongyang, South Korea's military said, defying intense pressure from the United States and the reclusive state's main ally, China.