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- U.S. orders Venezuela embassy families out, crisis deepens
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:23:35 -0400
CARACAS (Reuters) - The U.S. government ordered family members of employees at its embassy in Venezuela to leave on Thursday as a political crisis deepened ahead of a controversial vote critics contend will end democracy in the oil-rich country.
- Senate slaps new sanctions on Russia, putting Trump in corner
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 22:04:09 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted almost unanimously on Thursday to slap new sanctions on Russia, putting President Donald Trump in a tough position by forcing him to take a hard line on Moscow or veto the legislation and infuriate his own Republican Party.
- Japan joins U.S. in imposing new sanctions on North Korea
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:45:00 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will impose additional sanctions on North Korea for its weapons programs, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said on Friday, just hours after the U.S. Senate also voted for new sanctions on the secretive state.
- North Korea hacking increasingly focused on making money more than espionage: South Korea study
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:34:56 -0400
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea is behind an increasingly orchestrated effort at hacking into computers of financial institutions in South Korea and around the world to steal cash for the impoverished country, a South Korean state-backed agency said in a report.
- Britain plans to send warship to South China Sea in move likely to irk Beijing
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:38:08 -0400
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Britain plans to send a warship to the disputed South China Sea next year to conduct freedom of navigation exercises, Defence Minister Michael Fallon said on Thursday, a move likely to anger Beijing.
- DUP warns of 'very hard border' over tougher Dublin stance on Brexit
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 02:04:33 -0400
DUBLIN (Reuters) - A senior member of the Northern Irish unionist party propping up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government warned on Friday that a hardening of Dublin's position on Brexit risked "a very hard border" returning to the island.
- China's Xi says party cannot rest on laurels in fighting corruption
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:29:09 -0400
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party cannot rest on its laurels in the fight against corruption, President Xi Jinping said ahead of a key party congress later this year where he will cement his grip on power.
- Malaysia sets October 2 for trial of women suspects in Kim Jong Nam killing
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:04:00 -0400
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia will begin on October 2 the trial of two women accused of the dramatic killing of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader, the High Court said on Friday.
- Japan defense minister quits amid plunging support for PM
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:58:08 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) - Embattled Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada on Friday said she was resigning, after a series of gaffes, missteps and a cover-up at her ministry that have contributed to a sharp plunge in public support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
- Pakistan braces for Supreme Court ruling that could oust PM
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 02:07:02 -0400
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Supreme Court will announce on Friday whether it will disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after an investigative panel alleged his family's wealth was far above their earnings in a scathing corruption report.