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Thai navy boards cabin of fugitive 'seasteaders' facing death penalty

By Panu Wongcha-um BANGKOK (Reuters) - The Thai navy on Saturday boarded the floating cabin of a fugitive U.S. citizen and his Thai girlfriend, both prominent members of the "seasteading" movement who possibly face the death sentence for...

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 10:02am

Vulnerable House Democrats tread carefully in wake of Mueller report

By Joseph Ax (Reuters) - Vulnerable House Democrats, mindful of President Donald Trump's continued strength among Republican voters, are using caution in how they respond to the special counsel's report, which detailed Trump's efforts to thwart the...

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 10:02am

Clashes break out between police and some yellow vest rioters in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - Clashes broke out between dozens of demonstrators and police in Paris on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests after authorities warned that rioters could return to the French capital to spark a new wave of violence. Dozens of black-hooded demonstrators threw...

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 10:02am

Afghan communications ministry attacked, at least two gunmen killed

By Abdul Qadir Sediqi and Rupam Jain KABUL (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked the communications ministry in the center of Kabul on Saturday, interrupting months of relative calm in the Afghan capital and underlining the continued security threats despite efforts to open peace talks with...

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 10:02am

Northern Ireland leaders urge calm as police arrest two over journalist's killing

By Clodagh Kilcoyne LONDONDERRY (Reuters) - Two men have been arrested in Northern Ireland over the killing of a journalist during a riot, police said, with politicians calling for calm after the shooting added to concerns about the stability of the region's...

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 9:01am

Egypt holds referendum that could keep Sisi in power until 2030

By Yousef Saba and Mahmoud Mourad CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptians began voting on Saturday in a three-day referendum on constitutional changes that could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office until 2030...

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 8:02am

North Korean slams Bolton's 'dim-sighted' call for sign of denuclearization

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has criticized U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton's "nonsense" call for Pyongyang to show that it’s serious about giving up its nuclear weapons, the second time it has criticized a leading U.S. official in less than a week...

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 5:01am

U.S. intelligence says Huawei funded by Chinese state security: report

(Reuters) - U.S. intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security, The Times said on Saturday, adding to the list of allegations faced by the Chinese technology company in the West. The CIA accused Huawei of receiving...

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 2:01am

China to show new warships as Beijing flexes military muscle on navy anniversary

By Ben Blanchard QINGDAO, China (Reuters) - China will show off new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navy's founding, a senior commander said on Saturday, as...

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 2:01am

Hundreds sign online petition supporting woman suing JD.com CEO in rape case

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Hundreds of people have added their names to an online petition in support of a University of Minnesota student who said she was raped last August by Richard Liu, the chief executive officer of China's e-commerce retailer JD.com Inc. The...

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 2:01am

Pompeo says nothing's changed on North Korea talks: 'It'll be my team'

By David Brunnstrom and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said U.S. diplomatic efforts will continue toward the goal of denuclearization of North Korea, a day after a North Korean official said it no longer wanted to deal with him in talks...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 10:01pm

U.S. arrests former Marine connected to North Korea embassy raid in Spain

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have arrested a former U.S. Marine who is a member of a group that allegedly raided the North Korean embassy in Madrid in February and stole electronics, two sources familiar with the arrest said on...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 10:00pm

EU's Juncker: there is still a risk of no-deal Brexit despite delay

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - There is a still a concern that Britain may leave the European Union without a deal to smooth the way, the bloc's chief executive said on Saturday, urging Britain to take advantage of a six-month delay to work out the...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 9:00pm

Peru ex-president leaves cadaver as sign of 'contempt' for his enemies: suicide note

By Marco Aquino LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian ex-president Alan Garcia wrote in an alleged suicide note read by family members at a wake on Friday that he had killed himself in order to avoid humiliation at the hands of his political enemies...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 9:00pm

On Good Friday, pope hears harrowing stories of human trafficking

By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis led Good Friday services dedicated to the victims of human trafficking and the plight of migrants, denouncing leaders with "armored hearts" who exploit their plight for political gain. Francis, marking his seventh Easter...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 8:01pm

Stridently divided, Mueller report strengthen resolves on both sides

By Letitia Stein and Tim Reid CLEARWATER, Florida/LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - After months as volunteer activists demanding that U.S. President Donald Trump be impeached, Eileen and Michael O'Brien sat on their couch on Thursday, cracked open a...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 7:01pm

Boeing 737 MAX joint governmental review will begin April 29: FAA

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that a joint governmental review of the now grounded Boeing 737 MAX will begin on April 29 and will include 9 other aviation regulators from around the world...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 7:01pm

Trump approval drops 3 points to 2019 low after release of Mueller report: Reuters/Ipsos poll

By Chris Kahn NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of Americans who approve of President Donald Trump dropped by 3 percentage points to the lowest level of the year following the release of a special counsel report detailing Russian interference in the last U.S....

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 7:01pm

California couple sentenced to life in prison in severe child abuse case

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Southern California couple was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Friday after the pair pleaded guilty to charges stemming from grim, headline-making accusations they beat, starved and shackled their 13 children in the family's home,...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 7:01pm

Trump lawyers reviewed Mueller report for 10 hours before it was made public

By Karen Freifeld WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyers spent at least 10 hours reviewing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election before it was made public, two of the lawyers told...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 6:04pm