Reuters: World News
Syria's Assad defies U.S., presses southwest assault
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:28:44 -0400
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on opposition areas of the southwest on Friday for the first time in a year, a war monitor and rebel officials said, in defiance of U.S. demands that President Bashar al-Assad halt the assault.
EU leaders set to prolong Russia sanctions again
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 06:33:58 -0400
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will next week extend until the end of January economic sanctions against Russia over its intervention in Ukraine, diplomats and officials said.
Italy asks Malta to take in, seize migrant rescue ship
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:44:50 -0400
ROME (Reuters) - Italy on Friday urged Malta to take in a ship carrying more than 200 rescued migrants as the new government pressures European partners to shoulder more of the burden of immigration from North Africa.
Putin, Moon agree that Trump-Kim summit to help denuclearization
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:07:38 -0400
MOSCOW/SEOUL (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed on Friday to support "efforts to establish complete denuclearization on the Korean peninsula" following the U.S.-North Korea summit last week.
Under pressure, Merkel downbeat on EU migration breakthrough on Sunday
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:54:16 -0400
BEIRUT (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel played down expectations of a major breakthrough being reached at hastily-arranged talks between some EU leaders on Sunday on the migration dispute dividing Europe.
As Hodeidah battle grinds on, residents suffer lack of clean water, electricity
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:14:41 -0400
DUBAI (Reuters) - Residents unable to flee Hodeidah face constant bombardment, lack of clean water and power cuts as an Arab coalition battles to capture Yemen's main port from Iran-aligned Houthis.
Bulgaria to propose immediate closure of EU borders to migrants
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:42:26 -0400
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria will propose the immediate closure of the European Union's external borders to migrants and the setting up of centers for war refugees outside its territory at the EU's weekend mini-summit on migration.
North and South Korea agree to round of reunions of divided families
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:00:43 -0400
SEOUL (Reuters) - Delegations from North and South Korea agreed on Friday to arrange the first reunions in three years of some of the families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.
Turkey's master campaigner, Erdogan faces biggest election challenge
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:00:37 -0400
ANKARA (Reuters) - After dominating Turkish politics for a decade and a half, President Tayyip Erdogan now faces his biggest electoral challenge, from a combative former teacher who has revitalized a dispirited opposition in less than two months.
UK High Court rules against gender-neutral passports
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:42:39 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) - A campaigner has lost a legal bid to force the British government to introduce gender-neutral passports.

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