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Trump's new travel ban could be harder to fight in court: experts
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:07:49 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's announcement on Sunday restricting travelers from an expanded list of countries has already been roundly criticized by immigrant and civil rights groups as no more lawful than his previous travel ban, but it could stand a better chance of holding up in court, legal experts said.
Merkel tries to build coalition after vote that puts far right in parliament
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:43:44 -0400
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Angela Merkel began the tough task of trying to build a government on Monday after securing a fourth term as chancellor, urging the center-left Social Democrats not the shut the door on a re-run of their "grand coalition".
North Korea says U.S. 'declared war' warns it could shoot down U.S. bombers
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:35:22 -0400
UNITED NATIONS/BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's foreign minister said on Monday that President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserves the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down U.S. bombers even if they are not in its air space.
Kurdish independence referendum turnout 76 percent one hour before closing of station
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:28:01 -0400
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Turnout in Iraqi Kurdistan's independence referendum reached 76 percent at 5:00 p.m. (1400 GMT), one hour before the time set initially for polling stations to close, Erbil-based Rudaw TV said, citing the higher referendum commission.
Merkel strikes reserved tone ahead of Macron's Europe speech
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:20:06 -0400
BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel struck a note of caution with respect to French calls for deeper European integration on Monday, a day before French President Emmanuel Macron lays out his plans for ambitious European reforms.
Turnout high as Iraqi Kurds defy threats to hold independence vote
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:28:03 -0400
ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurds voted in large numbers in an independence referendum in northern Iraq on Monday, ignoring pressure from Baghdad, threats from Turkey and Iran, and international warnings that the vote may ignite yet more regional conflict.
China urges restraint amid war of words between Trump and North Korea
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:45:27 -0400
BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - China on Monday called for all sides in the North Korea missile crisis to show restraint and not "add oil to the flames" amid an exchange of increasingly bellicose rhetoric between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Japan's Abe announces snap election amid worries over North Korea
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:52:28 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would dissolve parliament's lower house on Thursday for a snap election, seeking a mandate to stick to his tough stance toward a volatile North Korea and rebalance the social security system.
Most schools in Mexico City still closed after earthquake
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:23:55 -0400
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Most schools in Mexico City remained closed on Monday after last week's deadly earthquake, but children outside the capital were set to return to their classrooms even though aftershocks are still jolting the country.
Austria's far right gives two cheers for German sister party's success
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:01:22 -0400
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPO), seeking to soften its image before Austrians go to the polls next month, offered only lukewarm praise on Monday for a record election showing by its sister party in neighboring Germany.