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Chinese wary about U.S. missile system because capabilities unknown: experts

By Greg Torode and Michael Martina HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - China is steadfastly opposed to the deployment of advanced U.S. anti-missile radars in South Korea because it does not know whether the defenses, intended for North Korean missiles, are capable...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 7:56pm

As Trump-Xi summit looms, evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border

By Sue-Lin Wong and Joseph Campbell NANPING/DANDONG, China (Reuters) - In the Northeast Asia Special Region straddling China's border with North Korea, the area...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 7:44pm

Hong Kong's restive youth prepare for long struggle with Beijing

By James Pomfret and Venus Wu HONG KONG (Reuters) - With China's preferred candidate selected as Hong Kong's next chief executive, another blow to the morale of the city's democracy activists, their young leaders are taking a page from Beijing's...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 7:04pm

Russia and Belarus heal ties in shadow of metro bombing

By Denis Pinchuk ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - The presidents of Russia and Belarus said on Monday they had resolved all disputes over energy, signaling a rapprochement at a time when both leaders are grappling with street protests and the threat of new Western...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:08pm

Germany's Merkel wants to limit Brexit fallout

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union should try to limit the fallout from Britain's decision to leave the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday, conceding that some...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 8:36am

Israeli police kill Palestinian who stabbed three in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli paramilitary police officers shot dead a Palestinian on Saturday after he stabbed three Israelis in Jerusalem's Old City, a police spokesman said. The assailant wounded two ultra-Orthodox Jewish men in the street...

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 11:20am

Suu Kyi's party wins nearly half of Myanmar by-elections

By Wa Lone and Simon Lewis YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party won nearly half of the seats contested in by-elections on Sunday, the first vote since it swept to...

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 1:12am

Australia bolsters security checks for flights from Middle East

By Harry Pearl SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will conduct additional security checks on passengers flying directly from Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East to prevent security threats. The new rules follow similar measures introduced by...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 11:13pm

As French election race tightens, Macron defies National Front

By Marc Leras and Simon Carraud MARSEILLE/BIGUGLIA, France (Reuters) - France's centrist presidential contender Emmanuel Macron singled out...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 10:25pm

Peru prosecutors open graft probe into ex-leader Garcia: source

By Teresa Cespedes LIMA (Reuters) - Public prosecutors in Peru have opened a preliminary probe into the country's former President Alan Garcia as part of a far-reaching inquiry into bribes that Brazilian builder Odebrecht SA has acknowledged distributing to win...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 8:35pm

Brazil's Temer signs bill allowing outsourced jobs

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer on Friday signed into law a bill approved by the Congress last week to allow companies to outsource jobs, a measure fiercely opposed by unions. This is one of the first moves by the government to reform the...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 8:29pm

Venezuela says murders soared to 60 per day in 2016

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's murder rate rose to an average 60 per day last year, up from about 45 per day in 2015, the attorney general's office said on Friday, as a deep economic and political crisis exacerbated violence in the country. Official data put the...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 7:40pm

Paraguay rioters set fire to Congress after Senate re-election vote

By Daniela Desantis and Luc Cohen ASUNCION (Reuters) - Protesters stormed and set fire to Paraguay's Congress on Friday after the Senate secretly voted for a constitutional amendment that would allow President...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 7:00pm

China downplays tensions with U.S. as Xi prepares to meet Trump

By Ben Blanchard and David Lawder BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Beijing sought to play down tensions with the United States and put on a positive face on Friday as the U.S. administration slammed China on a range of business issues ahead of President Xi Jinping...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 5:15pm

White House backs Haley, Tillerson on Syria's Assad

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday backed top aides' comments that the United States is not now focused on making Syrian President Bashar al-Assad leave power, saying the U.S. focus is on defeating Islamic State militants. Secretary of...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 4:57pm

Air strikes hit hospital in Syria's Hama last week: MSF

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes struck a hospital in western Syria last week, killing two people, and there is evidence chemical weapons were used, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Friday. A Syrian military source said this week allegations that government...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 3:48pm

Italy wins G7 backing for U.N. peacekeeping force for culture

ROME (Reuters) - The G7 group of rich nations committed on Friday to pursuing the creation of a U.N. peacekeeping force to protect world heritage sites from destruction in conflict and combating the trafficking of plundered treasures. Destroying antiquities at...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 3:08pm

U.N. special envoy warns against military operation on Yemen port

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United Nations does not advocate a military operation in and around Yemen's Hodeidah port where more than 70 percent of Yemen's food imports and humanitarian aid is delivered, the U.N. special envoy to Yemen said on Friday. Yemen has...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 2:54pm

Poland expects to ink $7.6 billion deal for Patriot systems by end-2017

By Lidia Kelly WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland expects to sign a deal worth up to $7.6 billion with U.S. firm Raytheon to buy eight Patriot missile defense systems by the end of the year, Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said on Friday. Warsaw sees...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 2:53pm

Leftist Melenchon just behind Fillon as Macron still leads polls ahead of French election

PARIS (Reuters) - Far-left French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon is one percentage point off former frontrunner Francois Fillon in polls ahead of the first-round vote, a poll showed on Friday, suggesting the conservatives risk being relegated to fourth...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 2:52pm