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Iran says U.S. 'action group' will fail to overthrow Iranian state

LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Sunday that a new Iran Action Group in the U.S. State Department aimed to overthrow the Islamic Republic, but would fail. Learn More


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Empty hotels, idle boats: What happens when a Pacific island upsets China

KOROR, Palau (Reuters) - Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats and shuttered travel agencies reveal widening fissures in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, which is caught in an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between China and Taiwan. More »


U.S. forces to stay in Iraq as long as needed: spokesman

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - U.S. forces will stay in Iraq "as long as needed" to help stabilize regions previously controlled by Islamic State, a spokesman for the U.S.-led international coalition fighting the militants said on Sunday. More »


Britain's May could face trouble over Brexit deal, Conservative lawmaker warns

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May could face trouble getting her Brexit deal approved by the British parliament before exit day unless she changes her proposals, the head of an influential group of pro-Brexit lawmakers said in an interview published on Sunday. More »


Promises, promises, Imran Khan raises Pakistani hopes sky high

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - From creating 10 million jobs to building an Islamic welfare state and restoring Pakistan's tattered image abroad, new premier Imran Khan is facing a problem of his own making: runaway expectations raised by his lofty rhetoric. More »


Baghdad gun shops thrive after Iraqi rethink on arms control

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - In the middle of Baghdad's busy commercial neighborhood of Karrada, where most retail outlets sell home appliances, shoppers can now also buy handguns and semi-automatic rifles legally for the first time in decades. More »


Search operation ended in Genoa, bridge death toll rises to 43

MILAN (Reuters) - The search operation for those missing after a motorway bridge collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa ended overnight after the last three bodies were found, bringing the official death toll to 43. More »


Vroom! Indonesia president a hit on social media after motorbike stunt

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has created a buzz on social media after a video sequence shown at the opening ceremony of the 18th Asian Games culminated with the 57-year-old leader roaring into Jakarta's main stadium on a powerful motorbike. More »


Iraqi Supreme Court ratifies May election results

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Supreme Court has ratified the results of the May 12 parliamentary election, its spokesman said on Sunday, setting in motion a 90-day constitutional deadline for the winning parties to form a government. More »


Minor injuries reported after new tremor rocks Indonesia's Lombok

MATARAM, Indonesia (Reuters) - A fresh tremor of 6.3 magnitude struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Sunday, after an earthquake killed more than 430 people there this month. More »


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