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Van mows down crowd in Barcelona, 13 killed

Reuters worldNews - do, 17/08/2017 - 20:52
BARCELONA (Reuters) - A van plowed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Thursday and a regional official said 13 people were killed, in what police said they were treating as a terrorist attack.
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U.S. to honor Japan defense pact 'without reservation': Tillerson

Reuters worldNews - do, 17/08/2017 - 20:18
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday said the United States would honor its defense treaty agreements with Japan "without reservation" after talks in Washington with Japan's foreign and defense ministers focused on North Korea's nuclear and missile threats.
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U.N. Security Council members urge new probe into killings of monitors

Reuters worldNews - do, 17/08/2017 - 20:17
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Several members of the U.N. Security Council called on U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday to establish an international investigation into the murders of two U.N. investigators in Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this year.
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South African borders on 'red alert' to stop Grace Mugabe fleeing

Reuters worldNews - do, 17/08/2017 - 20:15
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police have put a "red alert" on the country's borders to prevent any attempted flight by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a model in a Johannesburg hotel with an electric cable.
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Saudi coalition to blame for half of Yemen child casualties: draft U.N. report

Reuters worldNews - do, 17/08/2017 - 20:11
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabia-led military coalition was responsible for an "unacceptably high" 51 percent of child deaths and injuries in Yemen last year, according to a draft United Nations report seen by Reuters on Thursday.
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N.Korea posters boast U.S. in 'strike range' of missiles

Reuters worldNews - do, 17/08/2017 - 18:46
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea released propaganda posters on Thursday boasting that the U.S. mainland "is within our strike range!" and condemning United Nations sanctions over its recent missile tests.
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Northern Ireland court rules gay marriage ban doesn't violate rights

Reuters worldNews - do, 17/08/2017 - 16:54
BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's refusal to recognize same-sex marriage does not violate the rights of couples affected, the Belfast High Court ruled on Thursday, in a blow to campaigners in the only part of the United Kingdom that bans gay marriage.
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Exclusive: Taking aim at China, India tightens power grid, telecoms rules

Reuters worldNews - do, 17/08/2017 - 16:43
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is tightening the rules for businesses entering its power transmission sector and making stringent checks on both power and telecoms equipment for malware - moves that government and industry officials say aim to check China's advance into sensitive sectors.
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Exclusive: U.S. forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies

Reuters worldNews - do, 17/08/2017 - 16:37
AIN ISSA, Syria (Reuters) - Washington's main Syrian ally in the fight against Islamic State says the U.S. military will remain in northern Syria long after the jihadists are defeated, predicting enduring ties with the Kurdish-dominated region.
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Asylum seekers from U.S. to Canada surged in July: government figures

Reuters worldNews - do, 17/08/2017 - 16:22
TORONTO (Reuters) - The number of asylum seekers crossing the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government figures released Thursday.
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Britain 'confident' of new phase in Brexit talks by October

Reuters worldNews - do, 17/08/2017 - 16:13
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Thursday it was "confident" talks with the European Union would move towards discussing their future relationship by October, in contrast to warnings from the top EU negotiator that the target is receding.
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Pakistan's Malala 'excited' after winning place at Oxford University

Reuters worldNews - do, 17/08/2017 - 13:03
BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize when she was 17, said on Thursday she was "excited" after winning a place to study at Oxford University.
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Critics cry foul as young Hong Kong democracy leaders get jail

Reuters worldNews - do, 17/08/2017 - 13:02
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong appeals court jailed three leaders of the Chinese-ruled city's democracy movement for six to eight months on Thursday, dealing a blow to the youth-led push for universal suffrage and prompting accusations of political interference.
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Merkel harming EU credibility over Turkey, minister says

Reuters worldNews - do, 17/08/2017 - 13:01
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's European Union minister accused Germany on Thursday of harming EU credibility by trying to dictate policy towards Ankara, after Chancellor Angela Merkel said there would be no expansion of a customs union or deepening in EU-Turkish ties.
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Saudi Arabia to open border, airports to Qatari pilgrims

Reuters worldNews - do, 17/08/2017 - 12:35
DUBAI/DOHA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will open a border crossing for Qataris making the haj pilgrimage and provide a plane to fly pilgrims in, despite a rift in which Saudi Arabia and other states in the region severed transport links with Qatar.
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Suspected Thai militants turn stolen cars into bombs: police

Reuters worldNews - do, 17/08/2017 - 08:49
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Suspected militants raided a car dealership in southern Thailand and turned two of the cars into bombs, police said on Thursday, adding that a "new generation" of Muslim separatists was operating in the insurgency-plagued region.
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What will Kim do next? Sixth nuclear test seen critical for North Korea

Reuters worldNews - do, 17/08/2017 - 08:45
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea says it has developed intercontinental missiles capable of targeting any place in the United States.
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Philippines police kill 26 in second night of bloodshed this week

Reuters worldNews - do, 17/08/2017 - 08:35
MANILA (Reuters) - At least 26 people died overnight in police operations in the Philippines capital Manila, police said on Thursday, a second night of heavy bloodshed this week in an intensification of President Rodrigo Duterte's fierce war on drugs and crime.
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Assad's march east compounds West's Syria dilemma

Reuters worldNews - do, 17/08/2017 - 08:11
BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syria's war has entered a new phase as President Bashar al-Assad extends his grip in areas being captured from Islamic State, using firepower freed by Russian-backed truces in western Syria.
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Australia's Hanson wears burqa to parliament in bid to ban them

Reuters worldNews - do, 17/08/2017 - 08:04
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian far-right senator Pauline Hanson wore a burqa to parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign to ban the all-enveloping garment worn by some Muslim women, drawing a quick rebuke from the government and Muslims.
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