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Migrants 'knock at front door' for asylum after Trump crackdown

REUTERS - 2 hours 5 min ago
TIJUANA/REYNOSA, Mexico (Reuters) - More Mexicans and Central Americans are lining up to make asylum requests at the U.S.-Mexico border as word spreads of a U.S. crackdown on families crossing illegally and the threat of brutal gangs lying in wait if they go it alone.

Saudi air defenses intercept missiles above capital, coalition says

REUTERS - 2 hours 55 min ago
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it had intercepted two missiles launched by Yemen's Houthi militia over the capital Riyadh, as a Saudi-led coalition moved to wrest control of Yemen's main port city from the Iran-aligned group.

Turkey's Erdogan wins presidential election, opposition yet to concede

REUTERS - 2 hours 58 min ago
ANKARA (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan won Turkey's presidential election on Sunday, the head of the country's electoral body said, overcoming the biggest electoral challenge to his rule in a decade and a half.

U.S. to give North Korea post-summit timeline with 'asks' soon: official

REUTERS - 3 hours 37 min ago
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska, (Reuters) - The United States will soon present a timeline to North Korea with "specific asks" of Pyongyang after a historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, a senior U.S. defense official said.

Mexican leftist consolidates presidency vote lead: poll

REUTERS - 4 hours 7 min ago
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has consolidated his commanding lead over rivals in the race to become Mexico's next president with just a week to go, a voter survey by polling firm Consulta Mitofsky showed on Sunday.

Nigeria imposes curfew as 70 die in escalating communal clashes

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 23:21
BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on Sunday in central Plateau state after least 70 people died in communal clashes between farmers and semi-nomadic herders over the weekend.

Fighting moves closer to center of Yemen's main port city, missiles fired at Riyadh

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 23:19
ADEN (Reuters) - The Iran-aligned Houthi movement launched missiles on the Saudi capital Riyadh on Sunday, and reinforced Yemen's main port city of Hodeidah as an Arab coalition moved closer to the city center in the largest offensive of the war.

Nicaragua's unlikely opposition faces rocky road to defeat Ortega

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 23:14
MANAGUA (Reuters) - Lesther Aleman, a lanky and bespectacled 20-year-old student, had never taken part in a protest until April when he became the public face of a revolt that has shaken the rule of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.

Saudi air defenses intercept missiles above capital: coalition

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 22:41
DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces intercepted two ballistic missiles launched by Yemen's Houthi militia over Riyadh on Sunday, a Saudi-led coalition spokesman said on Sunday.

Turkey's Erdogan claims election victory, opposition wary

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 22:36
ANKARA (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AK Party claimed victory in Turkey's presidential and parliamentary polls on Sunday, overcoming the biggest electoral challenge to their rule in a decade and a half.

Turkey's Erdogan claims victory in presidential election

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 21:51
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory in Sunday's presidential election and said his ruling AK Party and its alliance partner had won a parliamentary majority.

Twenty-eight Mexican police held over political murder: media

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 21:41
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Twenty-eight police officers in the western Mexican state of Michoacan have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a candidate for mayor in the municipality of Ocampo, local media reported on Sunday.

Saudi air defenses intercept missiles above capital: state media

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 20:52
DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces intercepted two ballistic missiles launched by Yemen's Houthi militia over Riyadh on Sunday, state-run al-Ikhbariya television said on Sunday.

Erdogan, ruling AK Party heading for victory in Turkish elections

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 20:37
ANKARA (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan and his AK Party were heading for victory in Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday, according to preliminary results, as the president sought to extend his 15-year rule.

Saudi air defenses intercept missile above Saudi capital: state media

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 20:25
DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces intercepted a ballistic missile launched by Yemen's Houthi militia over Riyadh on Sunday, state-run al-Ikhbariya television said on Sunday.

Several loud blasts heard, bright flashes seen in sky above Riyadh: Reuters witness

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 19:56
RIYADH (Reuters) - At least six loud blasts were heard and bright flashes were seen in the sky over Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh on Sunday, and puffs of smoke were later visible above the city, a Reuters witness said.

Erdogan, ruling AK Party build comfortable lead in Turkish elections

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 19:50
ANKARA (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AK Party took a comfortable lead in Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday, according to preliminary partial results, boosting the president's hopes of extending his 15-year rule.

Erdogan, ruling AK Party build early lead in Turkish elections

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 19:09
ANKARA (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AK Party took the lead in Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday, according to preliminary partial results, boosting the president's hopes of extending his 15-year rule.

At least 16 dead in central Mali ethnic clashes: government

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 18:55
BAMAKO (Reuters) - At least 16 Fulani herders have been killed in suspected ethnic clashes in central Mali, the government and local sources said on Sunday, underscoring the chronic instability blighting the West African nation ahead of elections next month.

Iraq plans manual election recount only for suspect ballots

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 18:54
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq will conduct a manual recount of votes from a May election only for ballots mentioned in official reports on fraud or in formal complaints, a move likely to speed up the ratification of final results and the formation of a new government.

Police say 30 held over Saturday grenade attack at PM's rally

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 18:44
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Thirty people have now been arrested, up from six from the day before, over alleged involvement in a grenade attack at a rally in the Ethiopian capital that killed two people and left more than 150 people wounded, police said on Sunday.

Erdogan, ruling AK Party take early lead in Turkish elections

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 18:14
ANKARA (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AK Party took an early lead in presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday, according to preliminary partial results, boosting the president's hopes of extending his 15-year rule.

Merkel presses over migration as 'European solution' fails

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 18:05
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she would seek direct deals with separate European Union states on migration, conceding that the bloc has failed to find a joint solution to an issue threatening her government.

Police search for motive after 49 hurt in Zimbabwe election blast

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 17:57
HARARE (Reuters) - Police said on Sunday they were searching for a motive for an explosion at Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election rally that injured 49 people.

Rotterdam says 'considerable' fuel oil spilled in harbor

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 17:22
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Port of Rotterdam said on Sunday a clean-up operation was underway after an oil freighter punctured its hull while mooring, releasing a "considerable" amount of heavy fuel oil.

Iraqi judges say manual election recount for suspect ballots only

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 17:03
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq will conduct a manual recount votes from a May parliamentary election only for those ballots mentioned in official reports on fraud or formal complaints, a judicial panel tasked with running the elections commission said on Sunday.

Erdogan facing major test as voting ends in Turkey elections

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 16:57
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turks voted on Sunday in presidential and parliamentary elections that pose the biggest ballot box challenge to Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted AK Party since they swept to power more than a decade and a half ago.

Saudi women take victory lap as driving ban ends

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 16:56
RIYADH (Reuters) - Women in Saudi Arabia hit the roads on Sunday, ushering in the end of the world's last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women's repression in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom.

Divided EU leaders hold emergency talks on migration

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 16:55
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked EU leaders on Sunday to stop asylum seekers moving freely around the bloc during emergency talks on migration, an issue that is threatening her ruling coalition.

Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 15:33
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's parliament approved on Sunday the extension of a nationwide state of emergency for three months from July 14.

Migration fight erodes support for German conservatives; far-right AfD gains

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 15:07
BERLIN (Reuters) - Divisions in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc have weakened public support for her "grand coalition" and pushed the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party to its highest ratings, a poll published on Sunday showed.

Singapore says Trump-Kim summit cost just $12 million, after some question expenses

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 14:58
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore said on Sunday it spent S$16.3 million ($12 million) on hosting the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, less than earlier reports that had angered some locals.

Czech president set to appoint new government in coming days

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 14:45
PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech president Milos Zeman said on Sunday he may appoint a new two-party cabinet on Tuesday or Wednesday following eight months of political instability after last October's election.

Seen as out of touch, Macron hits new low in poll ratings: JDD

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 14:42
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron's popularity has hit a new low, a poll showed on Sunday, following recent controversies over spending at his residences and cutting remarks he made on welfare benefits.

Assad pledges to regain control of northern Syria by force if needed

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 14:26
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Syrian army will regain control of the country's north by force if rebels there refuse to surrender, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Russian television channel NTV on Sunday.

Israel says fires Patriot at drone from Syria, which turns around unhit

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 14:26
JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel's military said it launched Patriot anti-aircraft on Sunday at an incoming drone from Syria, which turned away unscathed, and a Syrian commander said the pilotless plane was engaged in local operations.

Indonesia identifies suspected location of sunken ferry

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 14:07
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's search and rescue team has located the sunken ferry in Sumatra's Lake Toba, an official said on Sunday, after the vessel sank in a bad weather nearly a week ago with almost 200 people onboard.

Pro-Assad commander says drone targeted by Israel engaged in operations in southern Syria

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 13:40
AMMAN (Reuters) - A drone that was targeted by an Israeli anti-aircraft missile was engaged in ongoing operations by the Syrian army in Quneitra province near the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, a commander in the regional alliance supporting President Bashar al-Assad said.

Trump adviser Kushner criticizes Abbas, says U.S. peace plan near

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 13:34
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's senior adviser, said Washington would announce its Middle East peace plan soon, and press on with or without Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.

Zimbabwe police says 49 people injured in Saturday's blast at president's rally

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 13:23
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe police said on Sunday 49 people were injured in the explosion at President Emmerson Mnangagwa's a political rally on Saturday, with the number expected to change.

Top Merkel aide rejects conservative critique of euro reforms

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 13:12
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's agreement with French President Emmanuel Macron on euro zone reforms does not violate the coalition agreement, as some Bavarian conservatives have claimed, a top aide to the German leader said.

Israel says fires Patriot at drone from Syria, misses, drone quits

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 13:01
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel launched a Patriot anti-aircraft missile at a drone that was spotted approaching from inside Syria on Sunday but missed the pilotless plane, which withdrew, the Israeli military said.

Italy criticizes Malta over migrant ship ahead of EU summit

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 12:55
MILAN (Reuters) - Italy criticized Malta on Sunday over its refusal to take in the Dutch-flagged MV Lifeline ahead of a meeting of European Union leaders in Brussels over the dispute on migration.

Second person dies following Saturday's grenade attack at Ethiopia rally: minister

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 12:22
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A second person has died after a deadly grenade attack in Ethiopia's capital on Saturday which injured more than 150 people at rally attended by new prime minister Abiy Ahmed.

U.S.-backed forces announce three-day curfew in Raqqa city

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 11:43
AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S.-backed forces in control of Syria's Raqqa city imposed a three-day curfew on Sunday and declared a state of emergency saying Islamic State militants had infiltrated the city and planned a bombing campaign.

Erdogan faces major test as Turks vote for president, parliament

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 11:31
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turks voted on Sunday in presidential and parliamentary elections that pose the biggest ballot box challenge to Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted AK Party since they swept to power more than a decade and a half ago.

Saudi women take victory laps as driving ban ends

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 11:04
RIYADH (Reuters) - Women in Saudi Arabia took to the roads early on Sunday, ushering in the end of the world's last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women's repression in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom.

Trump adviser Kushner criticizes Abbas, says U.S. peace plan near: newspaper

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 10:37
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's senior adviser, said Washington would likely announce its Middle East peace plan even if Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, angered by U.S. policy so far, chose to remain on the sidelines.

Second person dies following Saturday's grenade attack at Ethiopia rally: health minister

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 10:35
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A second person passed away after a deadly grenade attack in Ethiopia's capital on Saturday which injured 150 at rally in support of new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

U.S. says still working to reunite 2,053 children with families

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 09:46
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government said it still had 2,053 children in its custody who were separated from their parents under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, and set out its most detailed plans yet on how it would reunite families.

Fighting moves closer to center of Yemen's main port city

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 09:37
ADEN (Reuters) - Yemen's Houthis deployed additional forces in the main port city of Hodeidah on Sunday as a Saudi-led military coalition moved closer to the city center in the largest offensive of the war, raising U.N. fears of a humanitarian catastrophe.

U.S. government reunites 522 children removed under 'zero tolerance'

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 06:35
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Homeland Security Department said late Saturday the government has reunited 522 children separated from adults as part of a "Zero Tolerance" initiative and plans to reunite another 16 children over the next 24 hours.

Saudi women gear up for new freedom as driving ban ends

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 06:21
RIYADH (Reuters) - Women in Saudi Arabia took to the roads at midnight on Sunday, ushering in the end of the world's last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women's repression in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom.

Three kidnapped Turkish engineers released in southern Libya

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 06:17
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Three Turkish engineers kidnapped last year in the southern Libyan town of Ubari have been released, the U.N.-backed Libyan government said.

Trump adviser Kushner says will publish Mideast plan 'soon': newspaper

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 03:50
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's senior adviser, said that he is "ready to work" with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

Mexico pride march poses questions for leftist presidency favorite

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 03:10
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of gay rights supporters marched through Mexico City on Saturday with both hope and some nagging doubts about the prospect of a presidential election victory by leftist front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador next weekend.

Trump adviser Kushner says he's 'ready to work' with Abbas: newspaper

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 01:54
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's senior adviser, said that he is "ready to work with President Abbas," a Palestinian newspaper reported on Sunday.

Divided EU leaders convene for emergency talks on migration

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 01:26
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders gather in Brussels on Sunday in an attempt to bridge their deep divisions over migration, an issue that has been splitting them for years and now poses a fresh threat to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Turks vote for president, parliament in crucial test for Erdogan

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 01:16
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turks vote for a new president and parliament on Sunday in elections that pose the biggest challenge to Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted AK Party since they swept to power more than a decade and a half ago.

Trump adviser Kushner tells Palestinian newspaper he's 'ready to work' with Abbas

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 00:52
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, said that he is "ready to work with President Abbas," a Palestinian newspaper reported on Sunday.

More than 1,000 Macedonians protest country's name change

REUTERS - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 00:16
SKOPJE (Reuters) - More than 1,000 Macedonians protested on Saturday evening against the change of the name of the former Yugoslav Republic which was agreed with neighboring Greece to end a decades-long dispute.

Ethiopian PM escapes grenade attack, one dead, scores hurt

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 22:44
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A grenade attack killed one and wounded scores at a rally by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Saturday in what he said was an attempt to divide the nation just two months after he took office.

PM Abadi, Sadr alliance brings Iraq government closer

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 22:35
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Saturday their political blocs would enter into an alliance, bringing Iraq one step closer to forming a new government after an election marred by low turnout and fraud allegations.

Syria pounds rebel areas in south, thousands flee to border zone

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 22:15
AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army and allied forces pounded rebel-held areas of the southwest as thousands of civilians fled to safer opposition held areas along the border with Jordan and Israel, aid workers and rebels said.

Iraqi PM Abadi and cleric Sadr announce political alliance

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 20:43
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Saturday their political blocs, which came in third and first place in a May parliamentary election respectively, would enter into an alliance.

Iraqi PM Abadi and cleric Sadr enter into political alliance

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 20:29
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Saturday that their political blocs, which came in third and first place in a May parliamentary election respectively, would enter into an alliance.

Zimbabwe's president unhurt after 'cowardly' blast at rally

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 20:26
HARARE (Reuters) - President Emmerson Mnangagwa escaped injury in an explosion at a political rally on Saturday, and vowed the "cowardly act" would not derail Zimbabwe's first election since the ouster of former strongman Robert Mugabe.

Ethiopian PM escapes rally grenade attack that kills one, wounds scores

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 20:17
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Six suspects are being investigated over a grenade attack on Saturday at a rally by new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed that left one person dead and scores wounded.

Italy says 'arrogant' France could become main enemy on migration

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 20:12
PARIS (Reuters) - Italy on Saturday said "arrogant" France risked becoming its "No.1 enemy" on migration issues, a day before European leaders convene in Brussels for a hastily arranged meeting on the divisive topic.

Six under investigation for grenade attack in Ethiopian capital: police

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 20:01
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian police said on Saturday six suspects were under investigation for a grenade attack that killed one person and left scores injured in Addis Ababa earlier in the day.

Nearly 300 Turkish diplomats seek asylum in Germany since coup attempt: report

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 19:11
BERLIN (Reuters) - Nearly 300 Turkish diplomats have sought asylum in Germany since a failed coup in Turkey in July 2016, a German newspaper reported Saturday.

France favors financial sanctions for EU states refusing asylum migrants

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 18:55
PARIS (Reuters) - France favors financial sanctions for European Union countries that refuse migrants with proven asylum status, President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday, deepening the divide between union members over the migrant crisis.

Pakistani Taliban appoints new chief after previous leader killed in drone strike

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 17:44
PESHAWAR/DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - The Pakistani Taliban named Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud as the new leader on Saturday, a week after the previous chief Mullah Fazlullah was killed in a U.S.-Afghan air strike in Afghanistan, the group's spokesman said.

Bavarian conservatives heading towards 'German Brexit' over migration: SPD leader

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 17:37
BOCHUM, Germany (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats on Saturday vowed to oppose a push by Bavarian conservatives to crack down on migration, in defiance of conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel, warning the dispute could lead to a "German Brexit".

Mexico presidency favorite taps business tycoon as chief of staff

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 17:08
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the favorite to win Mexico's July 1 presidential election, has asked prominent businessman Alfonso Romo to be his chief of staff, the candidate's campaign said late on Friday.

Rescuers pick up hundreds of migrants across Mediterranean ahead of EU talks

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 16:53
BARCELONA/VALLETTA (Reuters) - Spanish coast guards rescued nearly 600 migrants trying to make the perilous crossing from Africa, authorities said on Saturday, while off the coast of Libya coastguards recovered bodies of five migrants and picked up 185 survivors.

Thousands join London march to demand Brexit deal referendum

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 16:28
LONDON (Reuters) - Around 100,000 supporters of the European Union marched through central London on Saturday to demand that the British government hold a final public vote on the terms of Brexit, organizers said.

Zimbabwe's President Mnangagwa unhurt after blast at rally

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 16:25
HARARE (Reuters) - An explosion rocked a stadium in Zimbabwe where President Emmerson Mnangagwa was addressing a political rally on Saturday, his spokesman said, adding the head of state was unhurt and taken to safety.

Explosion rocks Zimbabwe stadium where President Mnangagwa addressed rally

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 16:01
HARARE (Reuters) - An explosion rocked a stadium in Zimbabwe where President Emmerson Mnangagwa was addressing a rally on Saturday, his spokesman said, adding the head of state was unhurt and taken to safety.

Pompeo warns Iran on nuclear arms; hopes military force will never be needed

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 15:53
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday warned Iran not to pursue nuclear weapons, saying it would face the "wrath of the entire world" if it did so, but added that he hoped it would never be necessary for the United States to take military action against the country.

Detained Iranian rights lawyer faces security charges: husband

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 15:49
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has charged prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh with security offences after re-arresting her earlier this month, her husband was quoted as saying on Saturday.

Libya recovers five bodies, picks up 185 migrants

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 15:42
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan coastguards have recovered the bodies of five migrants and picked up 185 survivors off its western coast, a spokesman said on Saturday.

Iraq bombs meeting of Islamic State leaders in Syria: military

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 15:11
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq has launched an air attack on a gathering of Islamic State leaders inside neighboring Syria, killing 45 members of the hardline militant group, its military said on Saturday.

Xi says China must lead way in reform of global governance

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 15:10
BEIJING (Reuters) - China must lead the way in reforming global governance, the foreign ministry on Saturday cited President Xi Jinping as saying, as Beijing looks to increase its world influence.

Ethiopian prime minister escapes rally grenade attack that kills one, wounds scores

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 15:01
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed escaped a grenade attack on Saturday at a rally in the capital that killed one person and left scores wounded, officials and witnesses said.

Ex Vatican diplomat found guilty of possessing child pornography

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 15:00
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A Vatican court on Saturday sentenced a Catholic priest to five years in jail for possessing child pornography while he was based in the United States as a diplomat.

Iraq conducts air strike on Islamic State position in Syria

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 14:51
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq has conducted an air strike on three houses in the Syrian town of Hajin where Islamic State leaders were meeting, killing 45 members of the militant group, its military said on Saturday.

Turkey's Erdogan, main rival stage final election rallies

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 14:47
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan and his main challenger, Muharrem Ince, made a final push for support at rival rallies in Istanbul on Saturday, a day before presidential and parliamentary elections widely viewed as the most crucial in Turkey for decades.

Container ship picks up 113 migrants from boat south of Italy

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 14:29
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The container ship Alexander Maersk picked up 113 migrants from a boat off southern Italy early on Friday, Maersk Line, part of A. P. Moller-Maersk, said on Saturday.

Attack on rally in Ethiopian capital kills one person, wounds 132: health minister

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 14:26
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - One person has been killed and 132 wounded in a grenade attack during a rally in support of newly-elected prime minister Abiy Ahmed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's health minister said on Saturday.

Kazakh police detain dozens at anti-government rally

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 14:21
ALMATY (Reuters) - Police in Kazakhstan detained dozens of people at an anti-government rally on Saturday organized by an exiled opponent of the veteran president, Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Austria's Strache expects EU chain reaction if Germany blocks borders

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 14:18
ZURICH (Reuters) - Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache said on Saturday he expects a chain reaction across the European Union if Germany closes its borders to refugees.

EU supporters march in London to call for Brexit deal referendum

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 14:06
LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands of supporters of the European Union gathered in central London on Saturday to call on the British government to hold a final public vote on the terms of Brexit.

Saudi women gear up for new freedom as driving ban ends

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 14:02
RIYADH (Reuters) - Women will hit the roads in Saudi Arabia on Sunday with the lifting of the world's last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women's repression in the conservative kingdom.

Ethiopian prime minister escapes grenade attack at rally, several wounded

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 12:48
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed escaped a grenade attack on Saturday at a rally in the capital although scores of people were wounded, officials and witnesses said.

Ethiopia rally attack injures at least 83, no deaths reported: PM's office

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 12:34
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - An attack during a political rally in Addis Ababa has injured at least 83 people, with 6 in a critical condition, but no deaths reported, Fitsum Arega, Prime Minister's Abiy Ahmed's chief of staff, said on Twitter on Saturday.

Uzbek-born American denies militant links, probe to go on

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 12:30
TASHKENT (Reuters) - An Uzbek-born U.S. citizen detained in the Central Asian country on suspicion of belonging to an Islamist militant group on Saturday denied links to the movement after he was released by Uzbek authorities but told to report back to police.

Turkish police detain 47 suspected coup supporters: CNN Turk

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 11:04
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police have detained 47 people in an operation targeting alleged supporters within the army of a network accused by Ankara of orchestrating a failed military coup two years ago, private broadcaster CNN Turk said on Saturday.

Several people killed in blast at rally supporting new Ethiopian leader

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 10:13
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Several people were killed and injured in an explosion at a rally attended by thousands in Addis Ababa on Saturday, Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said.

Ethiopian prime minister says "a few people" killed in blast at rally

REUTERS - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 10:09
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said "a few people" were killed and others were injured in a blast on Saturday during a political rally in the capital.

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