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After London fire, PM says other tower blocks have combustible cladding

Reuters worldNews - 56 min 4 sec geleden
LONDON (Reuters) - A number of British tower blocks have combustible cladding, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday, citing the results of tests conducted after a fire killed at least 79 people in London.
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U.S. will take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat: Turkey

Reuters worldNews - 1 uur 1 min geleden
ANKARA (Reuters) - The United States has told Turkey it will take back weapons supplied to the Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria after the defeat of Islamic State, Ankara said on Thursday, seeking to address Turkish concerns about arming Kurds on its border.
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Exclusive: South Korea president calls on China's Xi to do more on North Korea nuclear program

Reuters worldNews - 1 uur 53 min geleden
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday China should do more to rein in North Korea's nuclear program and he would call on President Xi Jinping to 'lift all measures' against South Korean companies taken in retaliation against Seoul's decision to host a U.S. anti-missile defense system.
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Scandal clouds outlook for Japan's Abe, Tokyo poll may give clues

Reuters worldNews - 2 uur 32 min geleden
TOKYO (Reuters) - Just a few months ago, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looked to be cruising to a third term that would make him Japan's longest serving leader and put him on track to achieving his dream of revising its post-war, pacifist constitution.
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India eyes breakthrough on U.S. surveillance drones ahead of Modi trip

Reuters worldNews - 3 uur 24 min geleden
NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - India is pushing for U.S. approval of its request to buy a naval variant of the Predator drone, officials said, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi tries to revitalize relations with Washington when he meets President Donald Trump for the first time.
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Britain's May still to be PM at year end: finance minister Hammond

Reuters worldNews - 5 uur 8 min geleden
LONDON (Reuters) - Theresa May will still be British leader at the end of this year, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Thursday.
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Philippines says Islamist fighters trapped in corner of besieged town

Reuters worldNews - 5 uur 26 min geleden
MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Islamist militants holed up in a southern Philippines town have been cornered and their firepower is flagging, the military said on Thursday, as the five-week battle for control of Marawi City raged on.
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Blast damages wall next to NATO military area in Turkey: CNN Turk

Reuters worldNews - 5 uur 58 min geleden
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An explosion damaged a wall next to a military area belonging to NATO in the western Turkish province of Izmir on Thursday, CNN Turk reported, but there were no reports of any casualties.
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'I can't go out': Texting for help from Islamist-occupied Philippines city

Reuters worldNews - 6 uur 7 min geleden
MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Trapped in a war zone, Carmalia Baunto's husband, Nixon, had been trying for weeks to stay alive as Islamist guerrillas and Philippine government forces battled for control of Marawi City.
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Turkey's Erdogan, Saudi leaders discuss efforts to end Qatar tension: sources

Reuters worldNews - 6 uur 35 min geleden
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke by telephone with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and its new crown prince and they agreed to increase efforts to end tension related to Qatar, sources from Erdogan's office said on Thursday.
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Fate of graft probe rests on Brazil top court vote on plea deals

Reuters worldNews - 6 uur 43 min geleden
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Supreme Court is expected to rule on Thursday whether terms of plea bargains struck in the nation's sweeping corruption probes can be revised by the full court, a move critics worry could sharply weaken the most potent weapon prosecutors wield in rooting out graft.
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Trump, new Saudi crown prince share hardline views on Iran but risks abound

Reuters worldNews - 6 uur 48 min geleden
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's new crown prince and likely next king shares U.S. President Donald Trump's hawkish view of Iran, but a more confrontational approach toward Tehran carries a risk of escalation in an unstable region, current and former U.S. officials said.
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Former Haiti coup leader sentenced to nine years in U.S. prison

Reuters worldNews - 7 uur 25 min geleden
(Reuters) - The leader of a 2004 coup that toppled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was sentenced to nine years in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty to a U.S. money laundering charge related to an international drug trafficking scheme.
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Abused children find Japan’s shelters provide little comfort

Reuters worldNews - 9 uur 34 min geleden
TOKYO (Reuters) - Every year, more than 20,000 abused, delinquent, developmentally challenged or otherwise troubled Japanese children needing emergency housing pass through a system of shelters.
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Peruvian Congress ousts finance minister in blow to president

Reuters worldNews - 10 uur 32 min geleden
LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's Congress dismissed the finance minister on Wednesday following revelations that he asked the comptroller to green light a controversial project, a fresh blow to centrist President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and his efforts to jumpstart the faltering economy.
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Australia says to resume air strikes in Syria after Russia threat

Reuters worldNews - 10 uur 37 min geleden
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia said on Thursday it would resume air strikes into Syria, ending a two-day suspension implemented after the downing of a Syrian military aircraft triggered a Russian threat against Washington-led coalition planes.
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Venezuela's 'tiger' foreign minister Rodriguez quits

Reuters worldNews - 10 uur 53 min geleden
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez left her post on Wednesday to run for a seat in a controversial new congress, drawing praise from her boss as a "tiger" for her feisty defense of the socialist government.
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More than 5 million children need urgent humanitarian aid in Iraq: UNICEF

Reuters worldNews - 11 uur 39 min geleden
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - More than 5 million children are in urgent need of aid in Iraq, the United Nations said on Thursday, describing the war on Islamic State as "one of the most brutal" in modern history.
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Trump says 'we have a great relationship with China' after critical tweet

Reuters worldNews - 12 uur 4 min geleden
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the United States had a "great relationship with China" as he stood beside former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, the new U.S. ambassador to Beijing.
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Islamic State blows up Mosul mosque where it declared 'caliphate': Iraqi military

Reuters worldNews - wo, 21/06/2017 - 23:54
MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants blew up on Wednesday the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, an Iraqi military statement said, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed in on the site.
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