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South, North Korea to hold first summit in decade at DMZ

Reuters / World

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to cross his country's heavily militarised border with South Korea on Friday for the first intra-Korea summit in more than a decade, as the old foes seek to end their decades-long…

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Merkel visits Trump without illusions, but with hope

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BERLIN/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Germany's Angela Merkel visits U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday with no illusions of matching his "special relationship" with France's Emmanuel Macron, but hoping to foster a broader dialogue on trade -…

Thursday, Apr 26

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Trump distances himself from his personal lawyer as probe moves forward

Reuters

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump distanced himself from his longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen on Thursday, hours before a judge ruled that documents seized from Cohen by the FBI should be reviewed by an…

Pompeo becomes U.S. secretary of state as N. Korea, Middle East issues await

Reuters / Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo as President Donald Trump's secretary of state on Thursday, and the former CIA director set off immediately on a trip to meet key allies in Europe and the Middle East.

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Russia presents unharmed Syrians at OPCW, Western allies stay away

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THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Russia and Syria presented several unharmed people from Ghouta, Syria, at the premises of the Organisation for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons on Thursday to support claims that there was no chemical attack in…

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Indian journalists say they intimidated, ostracised if they criticise Modi and the BJP

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech and by some measures the biggest and most diverse media industry in the world. But journalists here say they are increasingly facing intimidation aimed at…

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Flashes of past paradise as Philippines' Boracay empties for makeover

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BORACAY, Philippines (Reuters) - Volunteers combed near-empty beaches and workers boarded up shops on the island of Boracay on Thursday, as the Philippines' top tourist spot closed for a six-month makeover aimed at rescuing it from ruin.

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Indian journalists say they are intimidated, ostracised if they criticise Modi and the BJP

Reuters / UK

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech and by some measures the biggest and most diverse media industry in the world. But journalists here say they are increasingly facing intimidation aimed at…

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Armistice and axe murders - Korea's DMZ summit site full of diplomatic, military history

Reuters / UK / World

SEOUL (Reuters) - The "peace village" of Panmunjom, with its cluster of distinctive bright blue buildings and chequered history of defections, tension and murder, is an apt choice for the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade.

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North Korea's pledge to dismantle nuclear site sounds good, but verification will be tough

Reuters / World

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's pledge to dismantle its Punggye-ri nuclear test site sounds like a big step forward but verifying whether that will actually happen will be difficult, underlining the complexities of any deal it may strike…

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Understanding Kim - Inside the U.S. effort to profile the secretive North Korean leader

Reuters / World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence experts are trying to build a profile of Kim Jong Un to give President Donald Trump a competitive edge in one of the most consequential summits since the Cold War, but they face a huge challenge –…

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Trump officials warn of arrests as migrant caravan reaches U.S. border

Reuters

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Hundreds of Central American migrants from a caravan through Mexico reunited in Tijuana on Wednesday and planned to cross into the United States together this weekend, in defiance of threats by President Donald…

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European powers say they are nearing plan to save Iran nuclear pact

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WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron called on the United States on Wednesday not to abandon the Iran nuclear deal as Western envoys said Britain, France and Germany were nearing a package that seeks to persuade…

Wednesday, Apr 25

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Exclusive: U.S. team in refugee camps investigating atrocities against Rohingya

Reuters / World

WASHINGTON/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - The U.S. government is conducting an intensive examination of alleged atrocities against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, documenting accusations of murder, rape, beatings and other possible…

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Thousands of Germans join 'kippa marches' to reject anti-Semitism

Reuters / UK / World

BERLIN (Reuters) - Thousands of Germans wearing Jewish caps took part in nationwide rallies on Wednesday evening in support of the Jewish community amid concerns about growing anti-Semitism.

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UPDATE 10-Shire willing to back $64 bln Takeda bid, market signals doubts

Reuters / UK

Rare disease specialist Shire says it is willing to recommend a sweetened $64 billion offer from Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co to shareholders, in what would be the biggest acquisition of a drug company this year. Silvia Antonioli…

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Danish inventor gets life for gory murder of journalist on his submarine

Reuters / UK

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish inventor Peter Madsen was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering, sexually mutilating and dismembering a Swedish female journalist with premeditation aboard his home-made submarine in…

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Exclusive: Russian civilians helping Assad use military base back home - witnesses

Reuters / World

MOLKINO, Russia (Reuters) - The Kremlin says it has nothing to do with Russian civilians fighting in Syria but on three recent occasions groups of men flying in from Damascus headed straight to a defense ministry base in Molkino, Reuters…

Myanmar court to rule if key witness credible in Reuters case

Reuters

YANGON (Reuters) - A judge in Myanmar will rule next week on whether a police captain was credible when he testified that two Reuters reporters were framed, after prosecutors argued on Wednesday that the officer should be declared an…

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Media-bashing by politicians a threat to democracies, RSF warns

Reuters / World

PARIS (Reuters) - Western political leaders encouraging hostility towards the media are playing with fire and posing an increasing threat to democracies, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) warned on Wednesday in its annual index of press…

Thousands gather for ANZAC Day memorials around world

Reuters / World

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thousands of people attended dawn war memorial services on Wednesday across Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Britain, France and in Thailand to commemorate ANZAC Day, the Gallipoli landings and the centenary of the final…

Impossible dream? Unification less of a priority as Korean leaders prepare to talk

Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - Is unification of North and South Korea the solution or the problem?

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Ahead of summit with North, S.Koreans hope more for peace than unification

Reuters / World

SEOUL (Reuters) - As North and South Korea gear up for their first summit in over a decade this Friday, many South Koreans have lowered their expectations since previous summits, hoping for peace rather than any swift reunification.

Suspects in Palestinian killing still in Malaysia - police

Reuters / UK / World

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Two men suspected of gunning down a Palestinian lecturer in Kuala Lumpur were still in the country, police said on Wednesday, as they released a fresh image of one of the men.

Tuesday, Apr 24

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Italy's 5-Star seeks talks with PD, slams door on the League

Reuters / UK / World

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement opened the door to coalition talks with the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) on Tuesday, saying the only other way to end a political deadlock would be a return to the polls.

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U.N. and EU use Syria donor conference to call for peace

Reuters / UK / World

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and the United Nations on Tuesday appealed for swift political talks to end the long war in Syria, saying the latest territorial gains by Damascus and its allies had not brought peace any closer.

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Insight: Unfazed by Brazil's army, Rio drug gangs willing to wait out occupation

Reuters / UK / World

RIO DE JANEIRO(Reuters) - Leaders of Rio de Janeiro's heavily armed drug gangs agree on at least one thing with the head of Brazil's army: An ongoing military intervention cannot solve the soaring crime and violence that is roiling the…

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Iran warns Trump it might withdraw from Non-Proliferation Treaty

Reuters / World

LONDON (Reuters) - A senior Iranian official said on Tuesday that Tehran might quit a treaty designed to stop the spread of nuclear weapons if U.S. President Donald Trump scraps the nuclear accord Iran signed with world powers in 2015.

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Peru judge orders two arrested for allegedly lynching Canadian

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LIMA (Reuters) - A Peruvian judge on Monday ordered the arrests of two men accused of lynching a Canadian man last week in a remote Amazonian village as retribution.

Monday, Apr 23

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U.S. allies press Trump to keep Iran nuclear deal alive

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WASHINGTON/TORONTO (Reuters) - Western allies stepped up pressure on U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday to keep alive an international nuclear deal with Iran, with French President Emmanuel Macron due to urge him in person not to tear…