Sunday, December 16, 2018

Russian opposition leader Navalny detained upon jail release: associate

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained again on Monday for allegedly violating protest laws while he was being released from a 30-day jail stint on the same...

Regulate: ex-world leaders’ solution to ‘failed’ drug war

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - More governments should turn away from a repressive war on drugs that has “failed” and look to proven strategies to implement regulated markets for risky substances, a...

At Las Vegas rally, Trump backs Kavanaugh, treads carefully around accusations

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump gave a full-throated endorsement to his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday and tip-toed carefully around the sexual assault accusations that...

Japan PM Abe, U.S. President Trump to hold summit on Sept 26

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a summit meeting on Sept. 26, Japan’s top government spokesman said on Friday. Their meeting will be...

China strikes back by going after America’s energy companies

The United States has an abundance of natural gas that pollution-riddled China badly needs to wean itself off coal. Eying China's voracious demand, Cheniere Energy, ExxonMobil (XOM) and other American energy companies are racing to...

Saudi-led coalition investigates Yemen airstrike following CNN report

(CNN)The Saudi-led coalition fighting a war against Houthi rebels in Yemen said it will investigate an airstrike that killed two children last week after CNN provided evidence of the incident. Coalition spokesman...

Only a fool takes Vladimir Putin at his word in Syria

(CNN)Trusting Russia to keep its word in Syria is rather like believing in good faith that its intelligence agents only visited the UK to see Salisbury Cathedral. Russian President Vladimir Putin's new...

German spy chief accused of far-right sympathies removed from post

Berlin (CNN)The head of Germany's domestic spy agency has been removed after accusations of showing sympathy for the far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD), government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Tuesday. The news...

South Korea’s President lands in North Korea, as two countries push to end war

Seoul, South Korea (CNN)North Korean leader Kim Jong Un greeted South Korean President Moon Jae-in on his arrival in Pyongyang Tuesday for their third summit this year, as the two countries...

Russian military plane vanishes from radar over Syria

A Russian military aircraft with 14 people on board has disappeared from radar after flying over Syria, Russia's defence ministry says. "Connection has been lost with the crew of a Russian Il-20...

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Dollar index near two-week high on stronger safe haven bid

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The dollar gained against its major peers on Tuesday, reining as the preferred safe haven currency as uncertainty over Brexit negotiations...

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