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Identifying U.S. troops returned from North Korea may be challenging: experts

1 hour 50 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will face a difficult task in identifying the remains of soldiers missing from the Korean War as the Pentagon prepares to receive them from North Korea in coming days, officials and experts said.

Assad defies United States, presses assault in southwest Syria

2 hours 2 min ago
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on opposition areas of the country's southwest on Friday for the first time in a year, a war monitor and rebel officials said, in defiance of U.S. demands that President Bashar al-Assad halt the assault.

Pentagon indefinitely suspends some training exercises with South Korea

2 hours 29 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea have agreed to indefinitely suspend two exchange program training exercises, the Pentagon said on Friday, in the aftermath of the summit earlier this month between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Jim Jong Un.

Firefighters quell big blaze near London's Euston train station

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 23:02
(Reuters) - A large fire in a pub near London's Euston train station was brought under control on Friday evening and there were no reports of casualties, the British capital's fire brigade said.

Seven Argentinians detained after fighting at World Cup match: official

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 22:56
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's World Cup organizing committee said on Friday seven Argentinians had been detained by police after fighting with Croatian fans at a match on Thursday.

Ex-Vatican diplomat admits guilt at trial for child pornography

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 22:51
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A Catholic priest who worked as a diplomat at the Vatican's embassy in Washington admitted at the start of his trial on Friday that he had possessed child pornography while based in the United States.

Firefighters tackle large blaze near London's Euston train station

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 22:14
(Reuters) - Firefighters in London are tackling a blaze near Euston train station, the British capital's fire brigade said on Friday.

Italy says Malta not taking in migrant ship is 'inhumane'

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 22:13
ROME (Reuters) - Italy said on Friday Malta had refused to take in a Dutch-flagged ship carrying more than 200 rescued migrants and said the decision was "inhumane", 10 days after shutting its own ports to a migrant vessel.

France seeks to calm Bahrain after rights criticism

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 21:12
PARIS (Reuters) - France sought to assuage Bahrain on Friday after rare criticism by its ambassador to the kingdom over human rights and an honorary citizenship by Paris of a rights campaigner sparked anger in Manama, three sources said.

Release of 'Wolf Pack' behind Spanish sex assault sparks protests

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 20:04
MADRID (Reuters) - Five men convicted of sexually assaulting a young woman at the Pamplona bull running festival in 2016 were released on bail on Friday, re-igniting outrage over the case which has led to mass protests calling for tougher punishment of sex crimes.

French exceptionalism? Bankers, billionaires balk at Macron's elitism

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 18:16
PARIS (Reuters) - Perhaps only in France would a billionaire and one of the nation's most powerful bankers both publicly chastise the president for neglecting ordinary people.

World Cup helps Putin step up his diplomacy

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 17:37
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin hosted the first official visit by a South Korean president to Russia since 1999 on Friday, in the latest of a series of meetings he has secured with international guests on the sidelines of the soccer World Cup.

Russia accused of using World Cup to bury bad news

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 17:08
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Opposition politicians accused the Kremlin of using Russia's World Cup as a cover to avoid dissent while it pushes through unpopular measures, while all eyes are on the country's sporting successes and a de facto ban in place on political protests.

Merkel plays down chances of breakthrough in EU migration talks

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 16:59
BEIRUT (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel played down expectations of any major breakthrough at hastily-arranged talks among EU leaders on Sunday on the migration dispute dividing Europe.

As Hodeidah battle grinds on, residents suffer lack of clean water, electricity

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 16:14
DUBAI (Reuters) - Residents unable to flee Hodeidah face constant bombardment, lack of clean water and power cuts as an Arab coalition battles to capture Yemen's main port from Iran-aligned Houthis.

After immigration scandal, Britain remembers Windrush 70 years on

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 16:13
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain marked 70 years since the first post-war migrants from the Caribbean arrived on the Empire Windrush with a thanksgiving service on Friday which took on extra meaning after many were revealed to have been wrongly identified as illegal immigrants.

Putin, Moon agree that Trump-Kim summit to help denuclearization

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 16:07
MOSCOW/SEOUL (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed on Friday to support "efforts to establish complete denuclearization on the Korean peninsula" following the U.S.-North Korea summit last week.

Bulgaria to propose immediate closure of EU borders to migrants

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 15:42
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria will propose the immediate closure of the European Union's external borders to migrants and the setting up of centers for war refugees outside its territory at the EU's weekend mini-summit on migration.

Under pressure, Merkel downbeat on EU migration breakthrough on Sunday

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 14:54
BEIRUT (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel played down expectations of a major breakthrough being reached at hastily-arranged talks between some EU leaders on Sunday on the migration dispute dividing Europe.

Turkey's master campaigner, Erdogan faces biggest election challenge

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 14:53
ANKARA (Reuters) - After dominating Turkish politics for a decade and a half, President Tayyip Erdogan now faces his biggest electoral challenge, from a combative former teacher who has revitalized a dispirited opposition in less than two months.