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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 China and Taiwan. Learn More


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Iran says U.S. 'action group' will fail to overthrow Iranian state

LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Sunday that a new Iran Action Group in the U.S. State Department aimed to overthrow the Islamic Republic, but would fail. More »


U.S. forces to stay in Iraq as long as needed - spokesman

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - U.S. forces will stay in Iraq "as long as needed" to help stabilize regions previously controlled by Islamic State, a spokesman for the U.S.-led international coalition fighting the militants said on Sunday. More »


Promises, promises, Imran Khan raises Pakistani hopes sky high

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - From creating 10 million jobs to building an Islamic welfare state and restoring Pakistan's tattered image abroad, new premier Imran Khan is facing a problem of his own making: runaway expectations raised by his lofty rhetoric. More »


Britain's May could face trouble over Brexit deal, Conservative lawmaker warns

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May could face trouble getting her Brexit deal approved by the British parliament before exit day unless she changes her proposals, the head of an influential group of pro-Brexit lawmakers said in an interview published on Sunday. More »


Search operation ended in Genoa, bridge death toll rises to 43

MILAN (Reuters) - The search operation for those missing after a motorway bridge collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa ended overnight after the last three bodies were found, bringing the official death toll to 43. More »


Rain abates in India's flood-hit Kerala, fears of disease in camps

KOCHI, India (Reuters) - A deluge in India's flood-stricken southwestern state of Kerala finally let up on Sunday, giving some respite for thousands of marooned families, while authorities feared an outbreak of disease among two million people crammed into relief camps. More »


Fresh tremor rocks Indonesia's Lombok

MATARAM, Indonesia (Reuters) - A fresh tremor of 6.3 magnitude struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Sunday, after an earthquake killed more than 430 people there earlier this month. More »


As Philippines' Duterte starts to flag, his daughter reaches out to a Marcos

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte thinks political dynasties are bad. But the way the prevailing political winds are blowing, it looks like a dynasty of his own might be taking shape. More »


Venezuelan migrants' dreams of new life dashed by Ecuador passport rule

IPIALES, Colombia (Reuters) - Tears welled up in Gabriel Malavolta's eyes on Saturday as he realized his dream of a new life in Peru was over, at least for now. More »


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