By Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) - Is unification of North and South Korea the solution or the problem? The recent detente between North and South Korea has given new life to talk of unification for the two countries divided since the 1950s. Both Koreas have repeatedly called for peaceful unification
By Shoon Naing and Yimou Lee YANGON (Reuters) - A judge in Myanmar will rule next week on whether a police captain was credible when he testified that two Reuters reporters were framed, after prosecutors argued on Wednesday that the officer should be declared an unreliable witness. In what has become
By Babak Dehghanpisheh and Robin Emmott BEIRUT/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Western envoys said Britain, Germany and France were nearing a package to put to Donald Trump to try and persuade him to save the Iran nuclear agreement, even as Tehran poured more scorn on the U.S. president, dismissing him as a "
When Bassam Jalhoum’s oldest daughter, Rania, landed in Boston last October, it ended five years of waiting for her to complete her escape from Syria. As a Syrian refugee admitted to the United States, Rania is among a fortunate few. In the six months ending Mar 30, only 44 Syrian refugees were resettled
Disruption has been a hallmark of Donald Trump’s presidency to date, and never was that more apparent than in the hours after he signed his first travel ban executive order. Drafted and signed with little input from federal officials or White House lawyers, the late-January executive order left travelers
Shortly before French President Emmanuel Macron was to meet President Trump for the first time at a NATO summit last spring, the young and hyper-ambitious French leader received an urgent memo from France’s ambassador in Washington. Beware the American leader’s peculiar but very intentional handshake
In Armenia, a landlocked nation of nearly 3 million deemed “partly free” by Freedom House, that was certainly the case until this week. Moscow keeps 3,000 troops in Armenia, whose oligarchs resemble those in Russia.
Kuwait on Wednesday ordered the Philippines ambassador to leave within a week and recalled its own envoy for consultations after embassy staff tried to "rescue" Filipino domestic workers amid reports of abuse. The Philippines had apologized on Tuesday for what Kuwait viewed as a "flagrant
An independent review of corruption in tennis found that the sport "faces a serious integrity problem" at its lower levels — a "tsunami," according to one person interviewed — but no widespread problem at ATP, WTA and Grand Slam tournaments.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian journalist who was shot by Israeli troops while covering a demonstration on the Gaza-Israel border earlier this month died of his wounds on Wednesday, the Gaza Health Ministry announced.
LONDON (AP) — The relationship between agent Jorge Mendes and England's second-tier champion Wolverhampton Wanderers is no longer the subject of an investigation by the country's soccer authorities.
Twitter reported its second consecutive quarterly profit Wednesday in a positive sign for the short messaging service after years in the red. The San Francisco-based social network earned $61 million in the first three months of the year, boosted by strong growth in advertising revenue and modest gains
Organisers of a major German music prize scrapped their main award Wednesday due to an anti-Semitism row, as Germans staged shows of solidarity with Jews after a spate of shocking hate crimes. A cascade of recent scandals, including the "Echo" prize-winning rap duo making light of Nazi death
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's government has approved a plan to deploy 152 troops in the Baltics as part of NATO forces amid growing tensions between Russia and the West.
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Star midfielder Christian Pulisic will be part of the U.S. roster when the Americans play Bolivia in a May 28 exhibition in the Philadelphia suburbs.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thousands of South African workers have demonstrated around the country against a proposed minimum wage, accusing President Cyril Ramaphosa's government of being hostile to labor.
Kuwait said Wednesday it is expelling the Philippine ambassador and recalling its own envoy from Manila as tensions rise over the treatment of domestic workers. Official news agency KUNA said the Philippine ambassador had been given a week to leave, amid a diplomatic row between the two nations sparked
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jong Un will be in uncharted territory when the third-generation autocrat crosses over to the southern half of the Demilitarized Zone separating the rival Koreas on Friday, possibly on foot, and greets South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Cameras wielded by one of the most
TORONTO (AP) — People who died when a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk came from all walks of life, and from several countries. They included a grandmother who was an avid sports fan, and a woman who volunteered to build houses in the Dominican Republic.
KABUL (Reuters) - An explosion was reported in the center of the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, a police official said. There was no immediate word on damage or casualties. Police were investigating the blast, the official said, which came days after a suicide attack in the west of the city killed
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait on Wednesday expelled the Philippines ambassador and recalled its own from Manila over a growing diplomatic dispute regarding the abuse of Filipina housemaids and workers in the country.
WASHINGTON (AP) — There were no celebrity guests, Hollywood entertainers or superstar chefs. But as she stepped out of the background to host her first state dinner, Melania Trump sought to sparkle in her moment in the spotlight.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration must resume a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation but gave it 90 days to restate its arguments before his order takes effect.