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U.S. Senate hands Trump historic rebuke on Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate delivered a rare double rebuke to President Donald Trump on Saudi Arabia on Thursday, voting to end U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blame the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Learn More

 

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U.S. House calls on Myanmar to release Reuters journalists

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives called nearly unanimously on Thursday for the government of Myanmar to release Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were imprisoned one year ago in a landmark free speech case. More »

 

Main suspect in Strasbourg attack killed in gunbattle with police: officials

STRASBOURG/PARIS (Reuters) - The suspected gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg was shot dead on Thursday in a brief gunbattle with police after being on the run for 48 hours, police sources said. More »

 

Exclusive: U.S.-backed SDF vows to fight any Turkish attack in north Syria

AIN ISSA, Syria (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces will respond strongly to any Turkish attack but is pressing diplomatic efforts to deter an assault, its commander-in-chief said on Thursday. More »

 

Canadian ex-diplomat detained in Beijing knows China well, colleagues say

TORONTO/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig, who was detained in Beijing earlier this week, is a fluent Mandarin speaker with a great love of China who has traveled to some of the most sensitive parts of the Asian country, people who have worked with him said. More »

 

U.S. to counter China, Russia influence in Africa: Bolton

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to counter the rapidly expanding Chinese and Russian economic and political influence in Africa, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Thursday, calling business practices of the two nations "corrupt" and "predatory." More »

 

Yemen's warring parties agree to ceasefire in Hodeidah and U.N. role

RIMBO, Sweden (Reuters) - Yemen's warring parties agreed on Thursday to cease fighting for the Houthi-held port city of Hodeidah and withdraw their troops, the first significant breakthrough for U.N.-led peace efforts in five years of conflict. More »

 

May urges EU to help get Brexit 'over the line'

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain's weakened prime minister, Theresa May, appealed to fellow EU leaders on Thursday for concessions to help her win support in parliament next month for a deal that can smooth Britain's exit from the European Union. More »

 

U.N. climate talks produce draft text in final push

KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) - Negotiators from nearly 200 countries produced a draft text on Thursday on how to implement the Paris Agreement on combating global warming, but some disputes remain with only one day left before the official end of the conference. More »

 

Hungarian protests intensify as Orban heads to Brussels

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Thousands of Hungarians protested in Budapest on Thursday, resuming demonstrations that started on Wednesday against new legislation governing labor regulations and which would exempt government from independent control by the courts. More »

 

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