By Jeff Mason, Stephen J. Adler and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday spurned the Taiwanese president’s suggestion that the two leaders hold another phone call, saying he did not want to create problems for Chinese President Xi Jinping when Beijing appears
By Steve Holland and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said a "major, major conflict" with North Korea was possible over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, while China said the situation on the Korean peninsula could escalate or slip out of control
By James Pearson and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion that South Korea could pay for an advanced U.S. missile defense system could test the strength of the alliance between Seoul and Washington at a time of rising tensions with North Korea, analysts said on
It had been more than six decades – 60 long years – since Erhard Zeinert last pulled the ropes that rang the bells of his village church. Esther Zeiher had, accidentally, come across an old map of Europe. It showed the Via Regia, a medieval commerce and pilgrimage trail that wound its way through Germany
Five months after ending Latin America’s longest guerrilla war, Colombia has finally set up a truth commission, a type of panel that other post-conflict countries have tried in hopes of healing social wounds. Colombia’s peace process might give hope to neighboring Venezuela. Venezuela’s rising violence
For years, China has been pegged as the sole country with the heft and influence to dissuade North Korea from its pursuit of nuclear weapons – and of missiles capable of carrying those weapons to targets as far away as the United States. Indeed, dozens of countries in Asia and beyond have a hand in
President Trump has learned plenty in his first 100 days in office. Mr. Trump has learned that health-care reform and North Korea are complicated, that NATO and the Export-Import Bank are worth preserving after all, and that China, in fact, is not manipulating its currency. It’s about discovering that
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have announced they will launch their spring offensive on Sunday, signaling plans to step up attacks as the weather warms across Afghanistan, making both travel and fighting easier.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Christians marked Palm Sunday in the Holy Land, the start of the Catholic Holy Week that concludes with Easter.
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Late at night, when helicopters thrum overhead and spotlights beam down onto lawns, many people here know exactly what's going on.
A Russian state prosecutor asked a court to jail a blogger who played Pokemon Go inside a church for three-and-a-half years on Friday, saying he was guilty of inciting religious hatred, a court employee told Reuters by phone. Ruslan Sokolovsky, 22, a popular blogger, last August posted a video online
France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen faces the biggest test yet of her six-year drive to improve the image of her party as she seeks to entice new voters needed to make her president. To stand a chance of winning, she will need to convince people like pensioner Jacques Villain and student Marina
By Gabriela Baczynska VALLETTA (Reuters) - The European Union will seek to renew economic sanctions against Russia when they expire at the end of July, encouraged by U.S. President Donald Trump's unexpectedly frosty relations with Moscow, EU diplomats and officials said. The bloc imposed sanctions
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish prosecutor has charged six men with violating Danish terrorism laws by joining the Islamic State group from 2013 to 2016.
By Robin Emmott and Gabriela Baczynska VALLETTA (Reuters) - Germany rejected on Friday demands to halt Turkey's bid to join the European Union, even as some EU states said Ankara's membership dream was dead after Turks voted to grant President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers. Increasingly
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish official says an American man has been arrested after crossing the border from Syria and handing himself over to the authorities.
By Dominique Patton BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese consumer backlash against genetically modified (GMO) crops is beginning to dent demand for soy oil, the nation's main cooking oil, and could spell crisis for the multi-billion-dollar crushing industry, which depends on GMO soybeans from the United
By Joshua Franklin ZURICH (Reuters) - Activists from environment group Greenpeace gatecrashed Credit Suisse's annual shareholder meeting on Friday to protest against the Swiss bank's dealings with companies behind the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Greenpeace unfurled a banner criticizing the
DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) — The Highlanders conceded the opening try before scoring nine of their own to overwhelm South Africa's Stormers 57-14 on Friday for their fifth straight win in Super Rugby.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is brushing off security concerns to forge ahead with a two-day trip to Egypt aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front that repudiates violence committed in God's name.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi next Tuesday to prepare the upcoming G20 summit in July and discuss geopolitical conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, a German government spokesman said on Friday. "The visit serves the preparation of this year's
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign ministry on Friday refused to confirm or deny U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's assertion that Beijing has threatened to impose unilateral sanctions on North Korea if it conducts further nuclear tests. Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang repeatedly avoided giving
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Alarm over North Korea's nuclear ambitions and intensifying standoff with the United States, and tensions over China's assertive territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea are under the spotlight at an annual summit of Southeast Asian nations in Manila.