Reuters: World News
Cuba's new president makes first trip to old Cold War foe United States
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:46:25 -0400
Cuba's new president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, arrived in New York on Sunday for his first trip to the United States, where he will denounce the decades-old U.S. trade embargo on his country at the U.N. General Assembly, state-run media reported.
Moscow protests Russian's arrest in Oslo, Norwegians seal off room in parliament
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:29:19 -0400
Russia's foreign ministry summoned Norway's ambassador on Monday to protest against the arrest of a Russian citizen in Oslo on suspicion of spying while Norwegian authorities sealed off what was described as a "compromised room" in parliament.
Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian during Gaza protests
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:08:28 -0400
Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian man and wounded dozens of others on Monday taking part in a protest near the border between Israel and Gaza, Gaza health officials said.
Russia to give Syria S-300 air defense after accusations against Israel
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:02:56 -0400
Russia said on Monday it would supply an S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria in two weeks despite strong Israeli objections, a week after Moscow accused Israel of indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military jet in Syria.
Netanyahu tells Putin delivery of S-300 to Syria will increase regional danger
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:02:56 -0400
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday that supplying advanced weapon systems to "irresponsible players" would increase dangers in the region, Netanyahu's office said.
Iran warns U.S. and Israel of revenge after parade attack
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:58:02 -0400
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday the attackers who killed 25 people at a military parade had been paid by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and that Iran would "severely punish" those behind the bloodshed.
Chile's government announces investment for indigenous region
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:54:37 -0400
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Monday announced a plan worth $24 million aimed at ending a lengthy conflict between the state and the country's indigenous population in the south.
Syrian jihadists to state position on Idlib deal 'in coming days'
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:39:21 -0400
The main jihadist group in northwest Syria will announce its position on a Turkish-Russian deal over Idlib in the next few days, it said on Monday, with its acceptance or rejection vital to the success of efforts to contain the war.
UK's Raab says confident of Brexit deal, needs two to tango
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:36:37 -0400
British Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said on Monday that he was confident that the United Kingdom will make progress and eventually clinch a Brexit deal with the European Union.
UK to hold nerve after Brexit talks hit impasse: Brexit minister
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:36:37 -0400
Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Monday that Britain would not flinch in an impasse with the European Union after European leaders rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for leaving the bloc last week.
EU lawmakers move to tighten rules on London-based investment banks
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:36:37 -0400
A committee of European Union lawmakers on Monday backed new rules to prevent large London-based investment banks from carrying out key activities in the EU after Brexit, unless they set up fully-fledged branches in the bloc.
UK's May tells ministers to hold their nerve over Brexit: Downing St
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:33:27 -0400
British Prime Minister Theresa May told her ministers on Monday that they must hold their nerve in an impasse with the European Union over Brexit, her office said after a cabinet meeting.
Rouhani warns U.S. on sanctions, does not rule out talks
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:24:44 -0400
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday warned the United States against pursuing hostile policies toward Tehran, saying preventing Iran from exporting oil would be "very dangerous", though he did not rule out talks between the two countries.
No UK cabinet minister challenged PM May over Brexit: Sun
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:47:16 -0400
No members of British Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet challenged her over her so-called Chequers plan for Brexit at a meeting earlier on Monday, a journalist from the Sun newspaper reported.
UK would allow EU airlines to fly in no-deal Brexit, would keep EU safety rules
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:40:59 -0400
Britain will allow EU airlines to continue to fly into the country if it leaves the bloc without a divorce deal, the government said in technical papers published on Monday, adding that it plans to stick to EU rules on aviation safety.
Russia missile sale to Syria is 'significant escalation': U.S.' Bolton
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:37:45 -0400
U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Monday that Russian plans to supply Syria with an S-300 missile system would be a "significant escalation" by Moscow and that he hopes it will reconsider.
No-deal Brexit may strain UK animal health check system, slow exports
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:34:10 -0400
Britain's system for inspecting live animals destined for export could be strained by a surge in requests and a possible shortage of veterinarians if it leaves the European Union without a deal, the government said on Monday.
Pompeo to meet Russia's Lavrov amid U.S. concern on missile sale to Syria
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:28:23 -0400
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he expected to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in New York as Washington expressed concern at Moscow's plans to supply the S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria.
Aquarius migrant ship calls on Europe for help, sails to Marseille
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:26:09 -0400
Charities operating the Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius on Monday urged European governments to help the vessel find a new flag to sail under after Panama revoked its registration, and they asked France to let its passengers disembark in Marseille.
Russia summons Norway's ambassador after spying arrest
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:21:08 -0400
The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned Norway's ambassador on Monday to protest against the arrest of a Russian citizen at Oslo airport on suspicion of spying.