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  • Pope Francis Condemns Climate Change Skeptics
    Pope_francis-_refugee_camps_are_%22concentration%22_camps 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...
  • Iran Seeks Deal for Long-Term Syria Garrison: Israel
    President_assad_is_ready_to_permit_iran_to_set_up_'long-term_military_bases'_in_syria 2017-09-11 16:00:41 UTC
    HERZLIYA, Israel (Reuters) - The Israeli intelligence minister said on Monday that President Bashar al-Assad was ready to permit Iran to set up military bases in Syria that would pose a long-term threat to neighboring Israel. While formally neu...
  • U.N. Human Rights Head: Possible 'crimes against humanity' in Venezuela
    Un_high_commissioner_for_human_rights 2017-09-11 15:39:38 UTC
    Stephanie Nebehay 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. But Venezu...
  • Merkel's Solution to North Korea Crisis: Iran-Style Nuclear Agreement Talks
    Merkel_threatens_retaliation_if_u.s._sanctions_harm_eu_firms 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
    Japan_fighter_b-1b_bombers 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
    North_korea_nuclear_bomb 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. The th...
  • U.S. Backed Forces and Syrian Army Advance on Islamic State in Deir al-Zor
    Forces_advance_is_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...
  • China's Ties with North Korea No Longer 'Lips and teeth'
    China_north_korea_relations 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
    Maduro_debt_negotiation 2017-09-08 15:54:40 UTC
    Deisy Buitrago 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 Korea: U.S. Military Action Is Certainly An Option
    North_korea_says_it_has_missile_capability_to_hit_anywhere_in_the_world 2017-09-08 04:03:20 UTC
    Tensions rise as North Korea continues to ramp up it’s nuclear ballistic weapons program conducting it’s sixth and largest nuclear test last weekend, demonstrating that it’s one step closer to achieving a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the US ...
  • North Korean ambassador to Mexico Declared Persona Non Grata
    Clues_of_north_korea_missile_technology_lead_to_russia 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...
  • This Weather is Not Normal
    Weather_not_normal_irma 2017-09-07 17:23:06 UTC
    The days leading up to Hurricane Harvey’s landfall in Texas last week were some of the most nerve-wracking in meteorological history. Forecasters watched helplessly as a true monster storm—one that would eventually become the most extreme rain eve...
  • Hurricane Irma causes devastation in the Caribbean and killing at least 11 people
    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...
  • Brazilian Firm, Odebrecht, Denies Paying Venezuelan Politician $100 Million
    Odebrecht_venezuela 2017-09-07 16:33:08 UTC
    CARACAS (Reuters) - Scandal-hit Brazilian construction company Odebrecht denied accusations it paid $100 million to Venezuelan Socialist Party Vice President Diosdado Cabello, as alleged by the country’s fugitive former chief prosecutor. Luisa ...
  • Macron backs Germany’s idea of a European Monetary Fund to counter economic shocks
    Macron_backs_germany%e2%80%99s_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’
    North_korea_calls_trump's_threat_a_'load_of_nonsense' 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
    South_korea_prepares 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
    Henrique_capriles_venezuela 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. ...
  • Hurricane Irma Update: Caribbean and Florida Facing Powerful Category 4 Storm
    Hurricane_irma_update 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'
    South_korean_president 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...
  • North Korea Conducts Atomic Bomb Test, Purportedly a Hydrogen Bomb
    Ivy_mike_north_korea_hydrogen_bomb 2017-09-03 15:36:58 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...
  • Trump's Attacks on Press Part of Global Trend, Says UN Human Rights Expert
    Trump's_attacks_on_press_part_of_global_trend__says_un_human_rights_expert 2017-09-01 19:55:34 UTC
    GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media are part of a global trend of hostility to freedom of speech and damage the U.S. public interest, a U.N. human rights expert said on Friday. David Kaye, the U.N. special rapp...
  • Kenyan President Calls For Peace
    Kenya_president_calls_for_peace 2017-09-01 16:52:58 UTC
    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta said on Friday he disagreed with a Supreme Court ruling that nullified his win in last month’s presidential election, but that he would respect the decision and urged citizens to do the same. ...
  • Pope Francis Consulted Psychoanalyst in the 1970's
    Pope_francis_consults_psychoanalyst 2017-09-01 16:34:23 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - Pope Francis saw a Jewish psychoanalyst once a week for six months during the 1970s and found the experience beneficial, the pontiff was quoted as saying in a new book. “For six months, I went to her once a week to shed light ...
  • Court Nullifies Kenya Presidental Vote: Kenyatta Respects Decision
    Uhuru-kenyatta 2017-09-01 15:33:26 UTC
    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s Supreme Court on Friday nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election win citing irregularities and ordered a new poll within 60 days, a rare move in Africa where judicial power is often seen as an extension of governme...