UPDATE 2-China says detains employee of British consulate in Hong Kong
BEIJING, Aug 21 (Reuters) - A Chinese national working at Britain's Hong Kong consulate has been detained in China's border city of Shenzhen for violating the law, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday, likely worsening already strained ties between Beijing and London.
RPT-GLOBAL MARKETS-European stocks recover before Fed minutes, Jackson Hole gathering
LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - European stocks opened higher on Wednesday as hopes for more monetary and fiscal stimulus helped assuage worries about global recession, political turmoil in Italy and endless trade wars.
Israel holds back on Trump's Democrat Jews 'disloyalty' remark
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli officials on Wednesday offered a muted response to remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump who said American Jews who vote for the democratic Party were 'disloyal.'
European stocks recover before Fed minutes, Jackson Hole gathering
LONDON (Reuters) - European stocks opened higher on Wednesday as hopes for more monetary and fiscal stimulus helped assuage worries about global recession, political turmoil in Italy and endless trade wars.
France wants progress in Ukraine before Russia returns to G7
PARIS (Reuters) - Russia's readmission to the group of seven nations depends on progress in peace talks over Ukraine, a French diplomatic source said, responding to comments by U.S. President Donald Trump that Moscow should be restored to the group.
Shock in Denmark after Trump, spurned over Greenland, cancels visit
COPENHAGEN, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Danes expressed shock and disbelief on Wednesday over U.S. President Donald Trump's cancellation of a state visit to Denmark after its prime minister rebuffed his interest in purchasing Greenland.
UPDATE 1-Greece says it will not help Iranian tanker to reach Syria
ATHENS, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Greece will not provide assistance in delivering oil to Syria to an Iranian tanker now sailing eastward through the Mediterranean, Deputy Foreign Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis said on Wednesday.
Mexico reaches deal with U.S. to avoid tomato anti-dumping probe: minister
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican tomato producers have reached a deal with the U.S. Department of Commerce to avoid an anti-dumping investigation, Mexican Economy Minister Graciela Marquez said on Wednesday, ending tariff dispute that had rumbled on for months.
Death toll from Afghan wedding blast rises to 80: officials
KABUL (Reuters) - The death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a wedding reception in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, has risen to 80, two senior officials said on Wednesday.
Japan, South Korea agree on need for dialogue to repair frayed ties
TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - Japan and South Korea agreed on Wednesday on the need for dialogue to resolve a feud over compensating Korean wartime workers that has spilled over into trade, and put a deep chill on ties between Washington's two Asian allies.
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