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Month: April 2017

UK not seeking divide and rule approach in Brexit talks: minister

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will not seek to take a divide and rule approach with the other 27 member states of the European Union in upcoming Brexit negotiations, Brexit minister David Davis said on Wednesday. Source: Reuters… Read More

Turkey says detains 1,000 'secret imams' in police purge

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish authorities arrested more than 1,000 people on Wednesday they said had secretly infiltrated police forces across the country on behalf of a U.S.-based cleric blamed by the government for a failed coup attempt last… Read More

Syrian refugees must buy travel papers – from Assad

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – When Mohamed al-Khalaf escaped from Syria and won asylum in Luxembourg last year, his wife and children stayed behind in Raqqa, the hub of Islamic State’s so-called Caliphate. Khalaf applied for his family to join… Read More

French intelligence report says Assad forces behind April 4 sarin attack

PARIS (Reuters) – French intelligence services have concluded that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out a sarin nerve gas attack on April 4 in northern Syria and that Assad or his closest entourage ordered the… Read More

Le Pen not an option as French far-left polls members on election round two

PARIS (Reuters) – Jean-Luc Melenchon, the far left candidate who came fourth in the first round of France’s presidential election with nearly 20 percent of the vote, is polling core supporters on whether they will back centrist Emmanuel… Read More

Chile rocked by 7.1-magnitude quake; no major damage reported

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck off the west coast of Chile on Monday, rocking the capital Santiago and briefly causing alarm along the Pacific Coast but not producing any serious damage. Source:… Read More

Trump calls for new U.N. sanctions against North Korea

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the U.N. Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on North Korea as concerns mount that it may test a sixth nuclear bomb as early as… Read More

State Department website posts article on Trump's Florida resort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. State Department website on Monday took down an article it published this month about President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort which had prompted criticism from prominent ethics experts that the piece represented use of… Read More

Radioactive material stolen in Mexico, search on: officials

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – An unknown amount of stolen radioactive material has prompted an alert in nine Mexican states, the head of national emergency services said on Monday. Source: Reuters World News

Senate confirms Trump's agriculture secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture, leaving all but one of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet positions filled. Source: Reuters Top News