Turkey appears to be building a military infrastructure independent of NATO
2017-09-12 20:19:26 UTC
Turkey has risked the anger of the United States and its fellow NATO members by signing a contract with Russia to buy a missile defense system.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Turkish media on Tuesday that Ankara had put down a depo...
Mistrust in the US motivates Brazilians to research about North Korea
2017-09-12 17:09:09 UTC
The headlines that usually catch Brazilians' attention are various corruption scandals, acts of urban violence and football results. But at the moment there is one topic of unexpectedly high interest: North Korea.
Since the most communist regim...
Brexit may force Toyota to shift some UK production elsewhere
2017-09-12 18:54:54 UTC
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deepening uncertainties over the direction and timetable of Brexit negotiations may force Toyota to shift some UK production elsewhere if they are not addressed, the Japanese carmaker warned on Tuesday.
Early government as...
Trump's aggressive policy on Iran could complicate the US-led fight against ISIS
2017-09-12 05:39:10 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump is weighing a strategy that could allow more aggressive U.S. responses to Iran’s forces, its Shi‘ite Muslim proxies in Iraq and Syria, and its support for militant groups, according to six curre...
Pope Francis Condemns Climate Change Skeptics
2017-09-11 21:25:58 UTC
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said the recent spate of hurricanes should prompt people to understand that humanity will “go down” if it does not address climate change and history will judge those who deny the science on its caus...
U.N. Human Rights Head: Possible 'crimes against humanity' in Venezuela
2017-09-11 15:39:38 UTC
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights chief said on Monday that Venezuelan security forces may have committed crimes against humanity against protesters and called for an international investigation.
Irma Knocks Out Power to Nearly 6 Million
2017-09-11 15:28:39 UTC
(Reuters) - Hurricane Irma knocked out power to about 5.8 million homes and businesses in Florida, even as the storm weakened as it crept up the state’s west coast, according to state officials and local electric utilities.
Irma hit Florida on ...
Merkel's Solution to North Korea Crisis: Iran-Style Nuclear Agreement Talks
2017-09-10 05:24:25 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a newspaper she would be prepared to become involved in a diplomatic initiative to end the North Korean nuclear and missiles program, and suggested the Iran nuclear talks could be a model.
Japan's Jet Fighters Conducted Drills with U.S. Aircraft over East China Sea
2017-09-09 17:41:30 UTC
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese F-15 fighter jets on Saturday conducted an air exercise with U.S. B1-B bombers in the skies above the East China Sea, Japan’s Air Self Defense Force (ASDF) said.
The joint drill comes as South Korea braces for a possi...
France, Japan, US Discuss Increased Presure on North Korea
2017-09-09 18:42:50 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - France’s Emmanuel Macron discussed increased pressure and sanctions on North Korea on the telephone with U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday, the French president’s office said.
U.S. Backed Forces and Syrian Army Advance on Islamic State in Deir al-Zor
2017-09-09 17:13:02 UTC
John Davison, Rodi Said
BEIRUT/AL SHADADI, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias and the Syrian army advanced in separate offensives against Islamic State in eastern Syria on Saturday, piling pressure on shrinking territory the group still hol...
Florida Braces As Hurricane Irma Rips Through Cuba
2017-09-09 20:10:48 UTC
REMEDIOS, Cuba (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma pounded Cuba’s northern coast on Saturday and barreled toward Florida’s Gulf Coast as authorities scrambled to complete an unprecedented evacuation of millions of residents hours before the storm lashes th...
China's Ties with North Korea No Longer 'Lips and teeth'
2017-09-08 17:13:25 UTC
Philip Wen, Christian Shepherd
BEIJING (Reuters) - When Kim Jong Un inherited power in North Korea in late 2011, then-Chinese president Hu Jintao was outwardly supportive of the untested young leader, predicting that “traditional friendly coope...
Venezuela's Maduro Seeks to Renegotiate Debt
2017-09-08 15:54:40 UTC
CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro has invited bondholders to unspecified “negotiations” over Venezuela’s foreign debt in coming days in response to recent U.S. financial sanctions.
The government and its state oil c...
North Korean ambassador to Mexico Declared Persona Non Grata
2017-09-08 03:50:58 UTC
(REUTERS) — In response to the latest nuclear tests, the Mexican government ordered Ambassador Kim Hong Gil to leave the country within 72 hours.
In an email statement the Foreign Ministry said Mexico absolutely rejects North Korea’s nuclear ac...
Hurricane Irma causes devastation in the Caribbean and killing at least 11 people
2017-09-07 16:39:46 UTC
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma plowed past the Dominican Republic on Thursday after devastating a string of Caribbean islands and killing at least 11 people as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Flo...
Macron backs Germany’s idea of a European Monetary Fund to counter economic shocks
2017-09-07 17:57:39 UTC
ATHENS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday backed Germany’s idea of a European Monetary Fund (EMF) to counter economic shocks in euro zone member states but stressed the ultimate goal of deeper integration should remain a euro...
North Korea: US will receive more ‘gift packages’
2017-09-06 01:24:06 UTC
GENEVA/SEOUL (Reuters) - A top North Korean diplomat on Tuesday warned that his country is ready to send “more gift packages” to the United States as world powers struggled for a response to Pyongyang’s latest nuclear weapons test.
Han Tae Song...
South Korea Prepares for the Worst: Crisis Deepens
2017-09-05 17:33:26 UTC
The decades-long military standoff on the Korean Peninsula is approaching a tipping point after North Korea detonated its sixth and largest nuclear weapon test and appeared to be preparing another test of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Whi...
Venezuelan Opposition Turns to Elections as Protests Falter
2017-09-05 16:03:58 UTC
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s opposition is shifting its focus to forthcoming state elections as protests aimed at ousting President Nicolas Maduro have subsided following the installation of an all-powerful, pro-government legislative body.
Sessions Announces DACA is Rescinded: Window for Congress to Act
2017-09-05 15:57:15 UTC
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that President Donald Trump's administration is rescinding an Obama-era policy that provided work permits to undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country as children, with a wind-down p...
Trump Goes After Immigrant Children
2017-09-05 15:56:15 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday scrapped a program that protects from deportation almost 800,000 young men and women who were brought into the United States illegally as children, giving a gridlocked Congress six months to...
Hurricane Irma Update: Caribbean and Florida Facing Powerful Category 4 Storm
2017-09-04 23:32:49 UTC
(Reuters) - Hurricane Irma, barreling toward the Caribbean and the southern United States, was upgraded to a powerful Category 4 storm on Monday as islands in its path braced themselves.
Hurricane advisories were issued for territories that dot...
North Korea Says Hydrogen Bomb Test 'perfect'
2017-09-03 16:00:02 UTC
Jack Kim, Soyoung Kim
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday, which it said was an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile, marking a dramatic escalation of the regime’s stand-off with...
Is Mueller's Russia Investigation Closing In?
2017-09-02 18:30:26 UTC
Three recently reported events each point to a tightening of the investigative net around Trump campaign's possible involvement with Russia and further financial ties to oligarch money.
The first event is the investigation's cooperat...