By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's top leader set out a series of conditions on Wednesday for European powers if they want Tehran to stay in a nuclear deal after the U.S. exit, including steps to safeguard trade with Tehran and guarantee Iranian oil sales. U.S. President Donald
By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel is pressing the Trump administration to recognize its sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, an Israeli cabinet minister said on Wednesday, predicting U.S. assent could come within months. Interviewed by Reuters, Intelligence Minister Israel Katz described
By Jonathan Saul LONDON (Reuters) - A Turkish vessel carrying wheat to Yemen this month was hit by a rocket or missile and more attacks on merchant ships are likely due to a spillover of the conflict, a senior European naval official said on Wednesday. The Turkish flagged Ince Inebolu bulk carrier
Minutes after Imad walked into the kibbutz dining hall just over two weeks ago he was engulfed by a wave of Israelis hurrying to him with open arms, pulling him in for long hugs. It had been over a decade since this Palestinian man in his 50s, a resident of Gaza, had seen these friends or stepped foot
If President Trump’s anticipated summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un actually takes place on June 12, perhaps no one will deserve more credit than a person who prefers not to take credit: President Moon Jae-in of South Korea. The former humans rights lawyer, whose parents were refugees from
As he has watched the aftermath of school shootings this year – including a massacre Friday in Santa Fe, Texas – Carson Collins has felt the pressure to grieve and move on. Carson, a senior, was one of those locked in a classroom, ready along with his fellow students to charge the shooter in the hallway
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tried to be as polite and diplomatic as possible in assessing the Trump administration’s post-nuclear-deal Plan B for dealing with Iran. Point 1: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – who on Monday announced the new plan, which aims to “crush” Iran with “the strongest
By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Wednesday disinvited China from a major U.S.-hosted naval drill in response to what it sees as Beijing's militarization of islands in the South China Sea, a decision China called unconstructive. "As an initial response to
Early elections are the only way for crisis-gripped Nicaragua to restore peace, the head of the Organization of American States said Wednesday, after anti-government unrest left at least 76 dead. "Anyone who thinks there is a solution for Nicaragua other than an electoral one is seriously wrong
US President Donald Trump said Wednesday the fate of a landmark summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un will be decided "next week," as aides traveled to Singapore on a preparatory mission. It could very well happen," Trump said of the on-again-off-again June 12 meeting, which has been
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling on Hezbollah not to engage in military activity inside Lebanon and elsewhere in the region, in a report seen by AFP on Wednesday. "The maintenance by Hezbollah of sizeable and sophisticated military capabilities outside the control of the government
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Canadian government has blocked the proposed takeover of the Aecon Group Inc. construction company by a Chinese state-owned enterprise, citing reasons of national security.
By Luiza Ilie BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's government will maintain its policy of cutting taxes and raising the minimum wage and state pensions until 2020 in a bid to improve living standards, the leader of the ruling Social Democrats said on Wednesday. The government could also make it optional
WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — A group of foreign journalists departed by train Wednesday to watch the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear test site after eight reporters from South Korea received last-minute permission to join them. The remote site deep in the mountains of the North's sparsely
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. committee on Wednesday granted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's entire delegation an exemption from U.N. sanctions ahead of its scheduled trip to Singapore to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump.
The wait was short for LAFC defender Steven Beitashour, who was left off Iran's latest World Cup roster less than a week after his name was intriguingly included on the national team's preliminary list.
NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — Defending champion Denmark overcame five-time champion Malaysia 3-2 on Wednesday as both nations marched into the quarterfinals of the Thomas Cup.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The executive director of a federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's public finances said Wednesday there will be a smaller surplus available for creditors, while a bond insurance company filed a lawsuit seeking to nullify a fiscal plan that aims to pull the U.S
Europe and the United States remain deeply divided over how to proceed after Washington's exit from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday after back-to-back meetings with two senior U.S. officials. Maas issued his sober assessment after a meeting with
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel's Russia investigation as "spygate," part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues to raise suspicions about the probe that has dogged his presidency since
The United States on Wednesday rejected calls for stronger UN support for a West African force fighting jihadists in the increasingly volatile Sahel region. Backed by France, five countries of the region -- Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger -- last year agreed to set up the G5 Sahel force
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday in favor of legislation to pressure Myanmar, also known as Burma, to improve its record on human rights. Lawmakers voted 382-30 to approve the measure as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, a massive
By Steve Holland BETHPAGE, N.Y. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday he was working on a plan to reduce U.S. aid to countries he says are doing nothing to stop MS-13 gang members from crossing into the United States illegally. It’s going to be changed very radically," Trump told
TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) — Neymar's recovery from a foot injury has been better than expected, Brazil's medical staff said on Wednesday, but added that a thigh problem sustained by winger Douglas Costa will affect his preparations for the tournament.
A Brazil-wide truck strike to protest rising fuel costs forced the airport in the capital Brasilia on Wednesday to ban aircraft requiring refueling, and blocked highways, snarling food and even mail deliveries. The third day of strikes saw road blocks erected in at least 17 of the 27 states, the Federal