Cuba's allies to boycott future Americas summits
2012-04-15 01:51:37 UTC
CARTAGENA, Colombia (Reuters) - Cuba's allies in Latin America declared on Saturday that they would stay away from future hemispheric summits if the communist island nation was not invited to attend.
Increasing calls to end the ostracism of Cuba was a source of division at this weekend's sixth...
U.S. watches for North Korea's next move after rocket crash
2012-04-14 17:34:49 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States kept a wary eye on North Korea after the reclusive state's unsuccessful launch of a long-range rocket and President Barack Obama said on Friday Pyongyang faced further isolation if it continued to defy the international community.
The White House suspen...
New U.S. sanctions may hinge on Iran talks: Congress aides
2012-04-14 05:10:44 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The fate of a new package of sanctions on Iran proposed by U.S. lawmakers may hinge on whether Iran and six major world powers can make any progress at high-level talks this weekend toward resolving a dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
There is broad support among ...
UN team ready for Syria deployment
2012-04-13 17:32:55 UTC
A United Nations team of 30 unarmed military observers is ready to deploy to Syria to begin a monitoring mission as soon as the Security Council approves its mission, which may be as soon as Friday, a spokesman for special envoy Kofi Annan has said.
The team is "standing by" to begin overseein...
U.S. stops food aid to North Korea after missile launch
2012-04-13 16:09:59 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will not go forward with planned food aid to North Korea, the White House said on Friday, after the impoverished nation's unsuccessful launch of a long-range missile which Washington had warned would have consequences.
"Their efforts to launch a missile...
White House: North Korean rocket launch was provocative act
2012-04-13 02:33:03 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday North Korea's failed rocket launch was a provocative act that left the country isolated and in violation of international law.
"Despite the failure of its attempted missile launch, North Korea's provocative action threatens regional secur...
Nuclear talks aim to ease fears of Iran war
2012-04-12 17:17:51 UTC
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Major powers will hold their first talks with Iran this week in more than a year, hoping Tehran will give enough ground on its nuclear program to extend negotiations and avert the threat of a Middle East war.
Israel has hinted at military action against Iran, arguing time ...
Afghanistan's Karzai considers change in election timetable
2012-04-12 16:32:03 UTC
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Thursday he was considering changes to either the 2014 timetable for a presidential election or the transition of security to Afghan forces that year to avoid overburdening the country.
Fear is mounting among Afghans and foreign governmen...
U.S. dismisses credibility of Syria ceasefire pledge
2012-04-11 21:56:14 UTC
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States dismissed Syria's new pledge to halt all fighting by dawn on Thursday, saying it holds "little if any credibility" and that caveats placed by President Bashar al-Assad's government on the ceasefire are worrying.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations...
Annan urges U.N. council to push for Syria truce by Thursday
2012-04-11 06:10:34 UTC
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan appealed to the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to help prevent the collapse of his efforts to end Syria's year-long conflict, after Damascus ignored a deadline to withdraw troops and stop shelling Syrian towns.
Several Western dipl...
China, between a rocket and a hard place on North Korea
2012-04-10 02:49:25 UTC
BEIJING (Reuters) - A joke circulating among officials in Beijing pretty much underlines the bind China is in over North Korea's plans to send a satellite into space.
North Korea's young ruler Kim Jong-un phones a Chinese leader to tell him about timing of the planned rocket launch. "When will...
U.S. tells North Korea not to carry out nuclear test
2012-04-10 01:05:13 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States urged North Korea on Monday not conduct a nuclear test or launch a satellite and called on China to exert its influence over its neighbor to try to ward off such "provocative actions."
North Korea, which is pressing ahead with plans for a satellite laun...
Media groups file challenge to keep Guantanamo court open
2012-04-09 19:42:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several U.S. news organizations have asked a judge in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunals to keep the court open to the media this week if an alleged al Qaeda chieftain is allowed to testify about his mistreatment in secret CIA prisons.
Defense lawyers have said the cour...
Iran warns US and calls for investigation of chemical attack in Syria
2017-04-08 17:22:02 UTC
Tehran — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that U.S. missile strikes risked escalating extremism in the region and called for an impartial probe of this week's suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria.
Washington accused the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of the attack ...
U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan during operations against ISIS
2017-04-08 19:11:34 UTC
A U.S. soldier was killed while conducting operations against ISIS in Afghanistan late on Saturday, a U.S. military spokesman said in a message posted on Twitter.
"The soldier was mortally wounded late Saturday during an operation in Nangarhar Province" in eastern Afghanistan, U.S. Navy Captai...
$5-6 million expected on first day for "Titanic" 3D
2012-04-07 07:54:51 UTC
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The 3D re-release of James Cameron's "Titanic" was steaming toward a possible $6 million haul at the box office in its debut Wednesday, as the 100th anniversary approaches of the sinking of the real Titanic.
Domestic distributor Paramount is projecting that the film...
91-Jährige wird von Zug überrollt - und überlebt
2016-05-27 22:40:09 UTC
<h3><i>Eine 91-jährige Frau hat schier unglaubliches Glück gehabt:</h3></i> Als sie am Freitagmittag im Bahnhof Langwedel (Landkreis Verden) mit ihrem Rollator die Gleise überquert, naht plötzlich ein Intercity. Als sie den Zug sieht, der nach Polizeiangaben mit immerhin 40 Metern pro Sekunde näh...
MH370 Search: Airplane debris arrives in Paris
2015-08-01 07:37:08 UTC
Airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and may belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 arrived in France on Saturday for investigators to study its origin.
According to a Reuters witness and Agence France Presse, an Air France flight carrying the debri...
Mike Flynn Seeks Immunity To Testify
2017-03-31 03:01:29 UTC
<blockquote><h2>Former national security adviser may know details of Russia ties</h2>
<h3>President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly willing to testify about the Trump team’s ties with Russia in exchange for immunity from prosecution.</h3>
Romney criticizes Biden on consulate attack
2012-10-13 04:17:53 UTC
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Broadening his attack on administration foreign policy, Mitt Romney accused Vice President Joe Biden on Friday of "doubling down on denial" in a dispute over security at a diplomatic post in Libya that was overrun by terrorists who killed the U.S. ambassador and three other A...