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U.S. Senate hands Trump historic rebuke on Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate delivered a rare double rebuke to President Donald Trump on Saudi Arabia on Thursday, voting to end U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blame the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Learn More


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U.S. House calls on Myanmar to release Reuters journalists

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives called nearly unanimously on Thursday for the government of Myanmar to release Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were imprisoned one year ago in a landmark free speech case. More »


Russia ready to discuss inspections with U.S. on arms treaty: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is ready to discuss mutual inspections with the United States in order to save the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, RIA news agency cited Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs as saying on Friday. More »


UK PM May's plea for EU help on Brexit cast as failure at home

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's attempt to win assurances from the European Union on her Brexit deal was cast by opponents on Friday as a humiliating failure that did nothing to ease the parliamentary deadlock over Britain's departure from the bloc. More »


U.S., South Korea can't agree on splitting the bill after Trump's criticism

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea have failed to agree on a bigger South Korean share of the cost of maintaining U.S. troops, an official said on Friday, as the U.S. military warned Korean workers they might be put on leave if no deal is reached. More »


Security, free speech in focus as Seoul braces for possible visit from North Korea's Kim

SEOUL (Reuters) - Speculation that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Seoul for the first time has sparked debate in South Korea over how to allow citizens to express often strongly held views while preventing any international incidents. More »


The politics of a plot to kill Sri Lanka's president

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A plot to kill the president, links to foreign intelligence, a rogue police officer and a missing sniper: the snippets of news emerging from Sri Lanka in recent weeks seem plucked from the pages of paperback fiction. More »


U.S.-backed Syrian forces take Islamic State-held town: source, report

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian fighters backed by the United States have seized the town of Hajin in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitoring group and a source in the militia leading the battle said on Friday. More »


Hong Kong democracy leaders defiant as landmark trial wraps up

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong democracy leaders pledged on Friday to sustain their fight for full democracy at the end of a month-long trial that could see them jailed for leading and inciting 2014 protests against what they see as Beijing's unjust curbs on freedom. More »


South Korea's Moon urges 'restrained' language in forced labor row with Japan

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's President Moon Jae-in told Japanese lawmakers on Friday "cautious, restrained" language is needed when discussing wartime forced labor to avoid "inciting antagonistic emotions" between the people of the two East Asian countries. More »


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