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U.S. lawmakers reach deal for Senate Russia sanctions vote
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:30:32 -0400
WASHINGTON/MOSCOW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers reached an agreement on Wednesday paving the way for the U.S. Senate to pass a bill as soon as this week to impose new sanctions on Russia and bar President Donald Trump from easing sanctions on Moscow without Congress' approval.
Israeli lawmakers vote to set high bar for ceding parts of Jerusalem
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:24:40 -0400
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's parliament on Wednesday passed the first of three votes needed to enact legislation that would set an extra-high threshold for any future vote on ceding parts of Jerusalem to the Palestinians.
Australia urges China to do more on North Korea threat
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:19:29 -0400
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop called on China on Thursday to do more to contain the threat of North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.
U.S. sanctions Venezuelan officials, one killed in anti-Maduro strike
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:11:12 -0400
WASHINGTON/CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - The Trump administration imposed sanctions on 13 senior Venezuelan officials as the country's opposition launched a two-day strike on Wednesday, heaping pressure on unpopular President Nicolas Maduro to scrap plans for a controversial new congress.
U.S. indicts suspected Russian 'mastermind' of $4 billion bitcoin laundering scheme
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:57:02 -0400
NEW YORK/ATHENS/MOSCOW (Reuters) - A U.S. jury indicted a Russian man on Wednesday as the operator of a digital currency exchange he allegedly used to launder more than $4 billion for people involved in crimes ranging from computer hacking to drug trafficking.
EU court keeps Hamas on terrorism list, removes Tamil Tigers
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:56:31 -0400
LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union's top court kept Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on the EU terrorism blacklist on Wednesday and removed Sri Lankan separatist rebels, the Tamil Tigers.
Chinese police detain 67 after protest in Beijing
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:57:30 -0400
BEIJING (Reuters) - Police in the Chinese capital have detained 67 people for disturbing social order after demonstrators gathered to stage a rare protest in Beijing, complaining that the government was unfairly targeting a charity.
Exclusive: U.N. report accuses Saudi coalition of deadly migrant boat attack off Yemen
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:24:55 -0400
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. investigators accused a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition of carrying out a deadly March attack on a Somali migrant boat off Yemen and said the alliance had become a cover for some states to avoid individual blame, according to a confidential report seen by Reuters on Wednesday.
Rouhani says Iran will respond to any new U.S. sanctions
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:50:57 -0400
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran will reciprocate if the United States imposes new sanctions on it, president Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday according to state media, casting further doubt over the outlook for the 2015 Iran nuclear accord.
Former Japanese defense minister may replace scandal-hit Inada: media
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:49:00 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) - A former Japanese defense minister may be chosen to replace the embattled incumbent minister, who is under pressure due to a cover-up scandal that has reportedly also prompted the army chief to resign, media said on Thursday.