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Strasbourg reopens Christmas market after attacker shot dead

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Strasbourg reopened its traditional Christmas market under heavy security on Friday, the morning after French police shot dead a gunman suspected of killing four people in the heart...

U.S. presses China to halt militarization of South China Sea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Standing side by side, top U.S. officials urged their Chinese counterparts on Friday to halt militarization of the disputed South China Sea, drawing a rebuke from the Chinese for sending U.S...

Wife of missing ex-Interpol chief Meng Hongwei hires lawyers to track him down

BEIJING/PARIS (Reuters) - The wife of former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei has hired two law firms to help track down her husband, who has been missing since traveling back to his native China more than a month ago,...

Sri Lankan president suspends parliament after firing prime minister

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka deepened on Saturday as President Maithripala Sirisena temporarily suspended parliament a day after sacking the prime minister and replacing him with a...

Saudi, Bahrain add Iran's Revolutionary Guards to terror lists

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday that it and Bahrain had added Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps and senior officers from its Quds Force to their lists of people and organizations suspected of...

China trying to sway U.S. vote, poses threat: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China is waging an unprecedented campaign to influence American public opinion ahead of November congressional elections and presents the greatest long-term counterintelligence threat to the...

Turkey says will search consulate where Saudi journalist vanished

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey said on Tuesday it would search Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi vanished last week, and close ally Britain called on Riyadh to provide “urgent...

U.S. sanctions on Russia tied to UK attack to take effect Monday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. sanctions against Russia tied to a nerve agent attack in Britain, which were announced earlier this month, will come into effect on Monday, the U.S. government said on Friday, adding to...

Empty hotels, idle boats: What happens when a Pacific island upsets China

KOROR, Palau (Reuters) - Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats and shuttered travel agencies reveal widening fissures in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, which is caught in an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between...

Brazil judge lifts border closure for Venezuelan immigrants

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Brazilian federal appeals court judge on Tuesday overturned a ruling barring Venezuelan immigrants fleeing economic and political turmoil from entering Brazil. FILE PHOTO: People stand at the...


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