International

Hundreds of thousands rally in Iran against Trump, chant 'Death to America': TV

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Iranians rallied on Friday to swear allegiance to their clerical leaders and reject U.S. President Donald Trump's warning that he had put the Islamic Republic "on notice", state TV...

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 1:41pm

Trump presidency heralds new era of closer ties with Egypt

By Lin Noueihed and Yara Bayoumy CAIRO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Friendly phone calls, an invite to the White House, a focus on Islamic militancy and what Donald Trump called "chemistry" have set the tone for a new era of warmer U.S.-Egyptian ties that could...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 11:17pm

Russia opposition leader Navalny says Kremlin sabotaging his presidential bid

By Alexander Reshetnikov and Maria Tsvetkova KIROV/MOSCOW, Russia (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny accused the Kremlin of trying to block him from running in next year's presidential election after a court on...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 4:10pm

Argentine women stage topless protest claiming sunbathers' rights

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Dozens of topless women, joined by hundreds of fully clothed protesters, demonstrated in Buenos Aires on Tuesday to demand the right to sunbathe semi-nude after police asked bare-breasted women to leave a nearby beach. Smaller...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 4:31am

Germany may keep more of its A400 military transporters -report

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is in talks with several countries, including the Czech Republic and Switzerland, about jointly operating a large number of the 13 Airbus A400M military transport planes it had planned to sell, a German newspaper reported. The...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 2:42am

Albanian rescuers working to reach trapped Chinese miners

TIRANA (Reuters) - Albanian rescue teams were still working on Monday to reach three Chinese mining engineers trapped since Saturday afternoon in a chrome mine at Bulqize after an explosion. The gas explosion on Saturday has destroyed the ventilation system as well...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 12:24am

France's Macron seen beating Le Pen, Hamon losing momentum: poll

PARIS (Reuters) - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen and independent centrist Emmanuel Macron are set to make it through to the presidential election's second round in May, according to an opinion poll published on Monday, with Macron comfortably winning the runoff...

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 6:50pm

International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM seeks to end harmful ritual

By Natalie DemirianMeheret Dawit spent half her life unaware she was a survivor of a brutal ritual that has been inflicted on more than 200 million women and girls around the world.Born in the East African nation of Eritrea to a Christian family, Dawit underwent female genital mutilation when she...

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 3:33pm

Some green card, visa holders return to U.S. after having been denied entry under travel ban

Several visa and green card holders who had been barred from re-entering the U.S. under President Donald Trump's recent travel ban arrived Friday at Boston's Logan International Airport aboard Lufthansa airline.The travelers were helped by the efforts of the ACLU of Massachusetts, which won a seven...

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 11:59pm

Israel interprets U.S. settlements statement as green light

By Luke Baker JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli officials welcomed on Friday what they took as U.S. consent to expand existing settlements, after the White House reversed a long-standing policy of condemning building on occupied land. In its first...

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 10:56pm

NATO urges Kosovo, Serbia leaders to ease tensions

By Fatos Bytyci PRISTINA (Reuters) - The head of NATO urged the leaders of Kosovo and Serbia on Friday to ease the tension that has grown in recent weeks since Serbia sent a train painted with the slogan "Kosovo is Serbia" to the border and Kosovo police stopped it...

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 10:37pm

U.S. sends Navy destroyer to patrol off Yemen amid Iran tensions: officials

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has sent a Navy destroyer to patrol off the coast of Yemen to protect waterways from Houthi militia aligned with Iran, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday, amid heightened tension between...

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 9:09pm

Iranian refugee who sought asylum in Fiji deported back to PNG

By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Authorities in Fiji on Friday deported an Iranian refugee who had used false documents to flee his home in the Pacific Ocean nation of Papua New Guinea (PNG), blaming safety fears and homelessness, two sources said....

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 12:37pm

It's not in Britain's interests for other countries to quit EU, minister says

BERLIN (Reuters) - Britain's Minister of State for Trade and Investment said in a newspaper interview that Britain did not want other countries to follow its lead by quitting the European Union. Britons voted in a referendum last June to leave the EU and the...

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 3:31am

Trump accuses Australia's prime minister of trying send 'next Boston bombers' in 'dumb' refugee deal

U.S. ties with ally Australia were strained on Thursday over a reported acrimonious phone call between their two leaders and U.S. President Donald Trump's assertion that an existing refugee swap deal was "dumb."Trump described the resettlement plan as "the worst deal ever," the Washington Post...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 9:27am

Philippines' Duterte asks China to patrol piracy-plagued waters

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he had asked China to help in the fight against Islamic State-linked militants by sending ships to patrol southern waters plagued by raids on commercial vessels. Speaking to newly promoted...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 6:58am

13 Gandhi quotes to inspire you to change the world

On Jan. 30, 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated, bringing to an end the life of a man who dedicated himself to freeing India from British rule by promoting methods of peaceful, nonviolent protest.Today, Gandhi continues to stand as a force for political change and as a spiritual pillar.Do these...

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 12:32pm

Indonesia names Islamist leader a suspect for insulting state ideology

By Agustinus Beo Da Costa JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police on Monday named the leader of an Islamist group, the hardline Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), as a suspect over allegations that he insulted the secular state ideology in the world's biggest Muslim-...

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 10:40am

Trump travel ban leaves Iraq's persecuted Yazidis in limbo

By Isabel Coles ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - KhudeedaNaif won refuge in the United States as a member of Iraq's Yazidi minority, but what he fears more than religious persecution is retribution for his brother's work as an interpreter for the U.S. army in Iraq...

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 8:55am

British citizens try to block Trump visit because it will 'embarrass' the queen

British Parliament is expected to debate a planned state visit by President Donald Trump, after more than 750,000 UK citizens signed a petition calling for its cancellation.The petition says that while Trump should be allowed into the country in his official capacity as U.S. president,"he should...

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 4:51pm