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Month: June 2017

Their fortunes enmeshed, Trump and Putin to hold first meeting next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week at a summit in Germany that brings two world leaders whose political fortunes have become intertwined face-to-face for the first time. … Read More

U.S. plans to sell Taiwan about $1.42 billion in arms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States plans to sell Taiwan about $1.42 billion in arms, a proposal the Trump administration informed Congress about on Thursday, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. Source: Reuters World News

Woman under investigation in 1980s child murder case gripping France

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) – A woman was put under formal investigation in France on Thursday over the murder of a four-year-old boy more than 30 years ago, reviving memories of an infamous case. Source: Reuters World News

U.S. travel ban bars grandparents, fiancés from six Muslim countries

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Grandparents, grandchildren and fiancés of people in the United States will be barred from getting U.S. visas under President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban against citizens of six Muslim-majority countries taking effect on Thursday,… Read More

Iraq declares end of caliphate after capture of Mosul mosque

MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – After eight months of grinding urban warfare, Iraqi government troops on Thursday captured the ruined mosque at the heart of Islamic State’s de facto capital Mosul, and the prime minister declared the group’s self-styled… Read More

Facing revolt on healthcare bill, Senate Republicans delay vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided on Tuesday to delay a vote on healthcare legislation in order to get more support from Republican senators, according to a Senate aide, a move that averted a… Read More

Google faces years of EU oversight on top of record antitrust fine

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Beyond a headline-grabbing 2.4 billion euro ($2.7 billion) fine EU antitrust regulators have leveled against Google, the internet giant is likely to be shackled for years by Tuesday’s precedent-setting decision defining the company as a… Read More

Saudi Arabia says no negotiations over Qatar demands

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday that there would be no negotiations over demands by the kingdom and other Arab states for Qatar to stop supporting terrorism. Source: Reuters World News

U.S. says it saw preparations for another Syrian chemical attack

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – The United States warned Syria’s leadership against staging a chemical weapons attack after Washington detected what appeared to be active preparations at a Syrian airfield used for such an attack in April, U.S. officials said… Read More

Veteran Syrian defense minister Tlass dies in Paris at 85

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria’s former defense minister, Mustafa Tlass, who was a close confidant of the late President Hafez al-Assad but left the country after the uprising started, died in Paris on Tuesday aged 85, relatives said. … Read More