US indefinitely suspends some training exercises with South Korea
WASHINGTON: The United States and South Korea have agreed to indefinitely suspend two exchange programme training exercises, the Pentagon said on Friday, in the aftermath of the summit earlier this month between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Jim Jong Un. To support ...
Identifying US troops returned from North Korea may be challenging: Experts
The U.S. military will face a difficult task in identifying the remains of soldiers missing from the Korean War as the Pentagon prepares to receive them from North Korea in coming days, officials and experts said.
Split families in limbo amid Trump immigration chaos
The fate of 2,300 children wrested from their parents at the US border with Mexico remained unclear Friday two days after Donald Trump ended migrant family separations, as the president accused Democrats of spinning phony tales of suffering for electoral gain.
US urges Russia to shore up south Syria truce
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on Friday urged Russia to pressure its Syrian ally to uphold a ceasefire in southwest Syria following a surge of fighting in rebel-held areas.
UN backs call for Russia to withdraw troops from Moldova
The UN General Assembly on Friday backed a call from Britain, Canada, Poland and eight other countries for Russia to withdraw its troops from a breakaway region of Moldova.
Merkel plays down chances of breakthrough in EU migration talks
BEIRUT: 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. Plans for the emergency meeting, before a full EU summit at the ...
Trump urges Republican lawmakers to drop immigration bill until election
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump urged Republican lawmakers on Friday to drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November elections, sending mixed signals to his party amid an ongoing crisis over his border policies. Trump, faced with a public outcry over ...
France seeks to calm Bahrain after rights criticism
PARIS: France sought to assuage Bahrain on Friday after rare criticism by its ambassador to the kingdom over human rights and an honorary citizenship by Paris of a rights campaigner sparked anger in Manama, three sources said. France, one of the five veto-wielding members of the U.N. Security ...
Trump urges Republican lawmakers to drop immigration bill effort
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump urged Republican lawmakers on Friday to drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November elections, sending mixed signals to his party amid an ongoing crisis over his border policies.
Supreme Court restricts police on cellphone location data
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location of criminal suspects in a major victory for digital privacy advocates and a setback for law enforcement authorities.
Airbus warns could leave UK if no Brexit deal
Aviation giant Airbus has warned it could pull out of Britain if it leaves the European Union without a deal, upping the pressure Friday on Prime Minister Theresa May to make progress in negotiations with Brussels.
US Supreme Court restricts police on cellphone location data
WASHINGTON: The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location of criminal suspects in a major victory for digital privacy advocates and a setback for law enforcement authorities. In the 5-4 ruling, the court said police ...
Turkish air strikes kill 15 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq
ISTANBUL: The Turkish military said it carried out air strikes in northern Iraq on Friday, killing 15 Kurdish militants. The strikes were carried out on the Gara region, the military said on Twitter. Turkey has recently stepped up strikes on Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) bases in northern Iraq ...
Saudi Arabia denies pirating World Cup broadcast from Qatar
Saudi Arabia has denied accusations of pirating the broadcast of World Cup games for which Qatar-based beIN Sports network holds the regional rights.
UN refugee agency chief urges Europe to unite on asylum, migration
GENEVA: United Nations refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi called on the European Union (EU) on Friday to find a new and united approach to migration and asylum, saying it was achievable. Grandi, in a statement issued ahead of an EU summit at the end of next week, said that guarantees were ...
Putin invites two Koreas to economic summit
MOSCOW:u00a0Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday (Jun 22) invited his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in to an economic forum in Vladivostok in September, confirming his plans to host the leaders of both Koreas in Russia. We would be happy to see you as an honorary guest at the Vladivostok ...
Pope to make Vatican changes in push for reform, transparency
VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis will be making several significant changes in the Vatican in the next few weeks and months to bring in fresh faces with new ideas and promote others as part of his push for reform. The pope disclosed his decisions in a rare sit-down interview with Reuters at his ...
US must find alternatives to detaining children, migrants - UN
GENEVA: The United Nations called on the Trump administration on Friday to overhaul its migration policies and find alternatives to detention, saying that migrant children and their parents should not be treated like criminals. The United States has faced fierce criticism for separating more than ...
French police bust major Marseille drug ring
MARSEILLE: French police said Friday (Jun 22) that they had smashed a major drug trafficking ring in the southern city of Marseille, a key hub in the trans-Mediterranean cannabis and cocaine trade where several people are killed each year in turf wars. Eight people were taken into custody ...
Kremlin - meeting between Putin and US security adviser being discussed - TASS
MOSCOW: A possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. national security adviser John Bolton is under discussion, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov was cited as saying by TASS news agency on Friday. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov plans to meet Bolton when he visits Moscow ...