YANGON (Reuters) – An organisation founded by one of Myanmar’s most famous political prisoners and an old ally of Aung San Suu Kyi, called on Wednesday for the release of two Reuters journalists jailed after being found guilty of violating an official secrets law. Detained Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo leave Insein […]

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese have long been conditioned to prepare for earthquakes, but recent powerful typhoons and sudden, heavy rains have brought to the forefront another kind of disaster: flooding. Experts warn that thousands could die and as many as 5 million people would need to be evacuated if massive dikes and levees in low-lying […]

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia knew the real identity of two men accused by British prosecutors of trying to murder former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Britain. FILE PHOTO: Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, who were formally accused of attempting to murder former Russian […]

Tuesday’s meeting between the two leaders comes amid continued US-led sanctions against Russia and an escalating US-China trade war. At least 300,000 Russian troops, 36,000 vehicles and 1,000 aircraft are taking part in the Vostok 2018 exercises, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense. They’ll be joined by thousands of troops from China and Mongolia, […]

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedes voted in a general election on Sunday with preliminary results showing no party or bloc winning a majority and no clear answer to which parties will be able to govern without support from the anti-immigration Sweden Democrat party. The preliminary distribution of the 349 seats in the new parliament looks as […]

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austrian conservatives in the European Parliament will vote in favour of a motion finding that Hungary has persistently breached the European Union’s values, Austria’s conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said late on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev (not pictured) attend a news conference in Skopje, […]

The 22-year-old citizen journalist and rescuer with the White Helmets volunteer group snapped photographs of a leveled potato chip factory in Khan Sheikhoun on Friday as his friends and colleagues hosed down the flames. Suddenly, another explosion hit. This time Diab became a victim, but he kept his camera rolling. The dramatic footage provided to […]

That seems to be the aim of a new study that urges Pluto be returned to its former planetary glory. The research, published in the scientific journal Icarus, says Pluto never should have been downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet 12 years ago. Why? Because, the authors say, the rationale behind the decision […]

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin about a peace treaty between Japan and Russia, Abe said in his opening remarks before the meeting with Putin in Vladivostok on Monday. Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during their visit […]

(Reuters) – Florence is expected to become a major hurricane on Monday morning and to remain one through Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday. The category 2 hurricane was located about 535 miles (860 km) north-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour (165 […]


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