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South Korea, Japan say listing North Korea as terror sponsor will pressure Pyongyang to denuclearize
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:45:46 -0500
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and Japan on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump putting North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it would ramp up pressure on Pyongyang to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.
Merkel signals readiness for new election after coalition talks collapse
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:25:54 -0500
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would prefer a new election to ruling with a minority after talks on forming a three-way coalition failed overnight, but Germany's president told parties they owed it to voters to try to form a government.
Zimbabwe's Mugabe faces impeachment after military takeover
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:06:34 -0500
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe faces the start of impeachment proceedings on Tuesday that could see him ousted within the week, against the backdrop of a military takeover dubbed "Operation Restore Legacy".
PM May meets senior ministers to discuss Brexit divorce bill offer
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:32:15 -0500
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May met with senior members of her ministerial team on Monday to discuss their response to European Union demands for more detail on how much Britain is willing to pay as part of its Brexit divorce package.
Sound in Atlantic not from missing Argentine submarine: navy spokesman
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:30:26 -0500
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A sound detected on Monday in the South Atlantic, near where an Argentine navy submarine with 44 crew went missing five days ago, is not believed to have come from the ill-fated vessel, a navy spokesman said.
DUP says Northern Ireland will leave EU on same terms as rest of UK
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:14:15 -0500
BELFAST (Reuters) - The head of the Democratic Unionist Party said on Monday Northern Ireland would leave the EU on the same terms as the rest of the United Kingdom, rebuffing a suggestion from the bloc that the region remain subject to some of its rules.
China supports Cambodia's crackdown on political opposition
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:22:50 -0500
BEIJING (Reuters) - China supports Cambodia's efforts to protect political stability and believes it will smoothly hold elections next year, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Cambodian counterpart, after the country's main opposition party was dissolved.
Like Zimbabwe, South Africa needs leadership change: ANC official
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:33:43 -0500
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) should get President Jacob Zuma to stand down as head of state after a party conference next month because like Zimbabwe the country urgently needs a change of leader, a senior ANC official said.
U.S. general sets two-year goal for driving back Afghan Taliban
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:46:01 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said on Monday he believes he could help Afghan forces drive back the Taliban enough to control at least 80 percent of the country within two years, compared with about two-thirds today.
U.S. charges two with bribing African officials for China energy firm
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:59:49 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has charged a former Senegalese foreign minister and a Hong Kong man with bribing high-level officials in Chad and Uganda in exchange for contracts for a Chinese oil and gas company, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.