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'Pyongyang Olympics?' Backlash reveals changing attitudes in South Korea
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:10:46 -0500
SEOUL (Reuters) - An agreement between South and North Korea to march under a unity flag and field a joint ice hockey team at next month's Olympics was met with sharp criticism by many in the South on Thursday, highlighting changing attitudes toward the country's northern neighbor.
Turkey says could act in Syria unless U.S. withdraws support for Kurdish force
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:32:54 -0500
HATAY, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey said on Wednesday it would not hesitate to take action in Syria's Afrin district and other areas unless the United States withdrew support for a Kurdish-led force there, but Washington denied such plans and said "some people misspoke".
Bus fire kills 52 Uzbeks traveling in Kazakhstan: Kazakh government
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:55:50 -0500
ALMATY (Reuters) - A bus fire in northwestern Kazakhstan killed 52 Uzbek citizens on a route used by migrant workers heading to Russia, the Kazakh Interior Ministry said on Thursday.
After Trump denial, Netanyahu clarifies remarks on timeframe for U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:12:53 -0500
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a step back on Thursday from comments, challenged by U.S. President Donald Trump, that envisioned a one-year timeframe for the planned relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
Exclusive: Trump denies U.S. embassy to be moved to Jerusalem within a year
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:43:37 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump denied on Wednesday that the planned relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would take place within a year, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he expected the controversial move to happen by then.
Exclusive: Trump accuses Russia of helping North Korea evade sanctions; says U.S. needs more missile defense
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:44:44 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump complained on Wednesday that Russia was helping North Korea to evade international sanctions, signaling frustration with a country he had hoped to forge friendly relations with after his 2016 election win.
Tillerson: Evidence sanctions 'really starting to hurt' North Korea
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:21:59 -0500
ABOARD U.S. GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States is getting evidence that international sanctions are "really starting to hurt" North Korea, even as he accused Russia of not implementing all of the measures.
More Rohingya flee Myanmar as Bangladesh prepares to start repatriation
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:50:13 -0500
TEKNAF, Bangladesh (Reuters) - More than 100 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar since Wednesday, with the latest refugees saying army operations are continuing in troubled Rakhine State, raising doubts about plans to send back 655,500 who had already fled.
Pope's help sought in Peru on Incan temple taken during conquest
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:07:59 -0500
LIMA (Reuters) - In his 2015 trip to Bolivia, Pope Francis asked for forgiveness for the "grave sins" committed against native people in the Americas in the name of the Catholic Church.
Zimbabwe considers compensation tribunal for former white farmers: government document
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:08:56 -0500
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe is considering establishing a special tribunal to determine the value of compensation and how to pay former white commercial farmers who lost their land since 2000, according to a government document.