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BEIRUT (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel played down expectations of any major breakthrough at hastily-arranged talks among European Union leaders on Sunday on the migration dispute dividing Europe and threatening her own government. German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a joint conference at the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon June 22, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir […]

The military spokeswoman, who requested not to be named, told CNN that lasers had been flashed at US aircraft, and that the sources of these flashes are suspected to be Chinese. The latest incident occurred within the last two weeks, the official said. None of the incidents have resulted in any medical complaints or injuries, […]

BERLIN (Reuters) – A working meeting on Sunday of the leaders of several EU states, including Germany, France and Italy, on migrant policy will not produce a declaration but is more an opportunity to exchange views, a German government spokeswoman said on Friday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during her visit to German soldiers stationed […]

On Tuesday, 95 people died while traveling in a wooden boat carrying 100 passengers, the UN said. The boat was found near Libya’s capital, Tripoli, by the Libyan National Guard. The same day, in a different spot off the coast, 70 people drowned in a boat carrying 130 passengers. The five survivors in the first […]

WASHINGTON/MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) – President Donald Trump ordered federal agencies on Thursday to begin reuniting immigrant families recently separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, but his efforts to roll back a policy that drew global condemnation were beset by confusion. Despite Trump’s order, it remained unclear how and when more than 2,300 children who have been […]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday North Korea was blowing up four of its big test sites and that a process of “total denuclearisation … has already started,” but officials said there was no such evidence since a landmark summit last week. Trump said at a Cabinet meeting in the White […]

Smith recently opened the UK’s first waste food supermarket, a vast facility in the northern city of Leeds stacked with tons of intercepted produce. The launch attracted huge donations, hordes of shoppers, and interest from government agents. “They could have shut us down quite easily,” says Smith after the inspectors leave. “But there were 500 […]

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to her first child, a girl, on Thursday, Ardern said in a posting on Instagram. Ardern, 37, became New Zealand’s youngest prime minister when she took office through a coalition deal last year after an inconclusive election, and now becomes the first woman in […]

BENGHAZI, Libya/VIENNA (Reuters) – East Libyan forces said on Thursday they had rapidly retaken the shuttered oil ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf, where the head of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said he hoped operations would resume in a “couple of days”. FILE PHOTO – Smoke and flame rise from an oil storage […]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump backed down and abandoned on Wednesday his policy of separating immigrant children from their families on the U.S.-Mexico border, after images of youngsters in cages sparked outrage at home and abroad. Trump signed an executive order requiring that immigrant families be detained together when they are caught entering the […]

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