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Britain, Greece and Turkey wrap up security talks on Cyprus

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:04:58 +08:00

ATHENS (Reuters) - Technocrats from three NATO states wrapped up meetings on Thursday focussed on security arrangements in Cyprus, seeking to break an impasse in talks over the ethnically split island, a U.N. envoy said.



Deadly air strike on Nigerian refugee camp sparks U.N. call for investigation

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:56:21 +08:00

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A botched military air strike on a refugee camp in northeast Nigeria which is estimated to have killed at least 76 people and injured many more must be fully investigated, a United Nations expert said on Thursday.



Trump to keep 50 staff in key posts at Pentagon, State, others

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:55:53 +08:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has asked 50 government employees with important senior jobs to stay on for the moment in his administration, including Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work and Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy for countering Islamic State, a spokesman said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO - Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump poses for a photo after an interview with Reuters in his office in Trump Tower, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo


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U.S. reviewing invitation to Syria talks in Kazakhstan - official

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:47:06 +08:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is reviewing an invitation to attend upcoming talks on the Syria conflict in the Kazakh capital, Astana, later this month, a State Department official said on Thursday.



Dead found in Italian hotel hit by avalanche after quakes, reports say

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:42:32 +08:00

PENNE, Italy (Reuters) - A huge avalanche swallowed up a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes rocked the area, burying up to 30 people under tonnes of snow and debris, officials said on Thursday.A man is seen in the town of Val Vomano, central Italy, following a series of earthquakes and a snow avalanche hitting a hotel in central Italy, January 19, 2017. REUTERS/Emiliano Grillotti


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U.S. says ready for North Korea threat, no comment on future test-launch

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:37:59 +08:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Thursday that it was ready to deal with provocative acts by North Korea, even during the presidential transition about to take place on Friday, but declined comment about intelligence on a possible future missile test-launch.



At least 38 people hurt as blazing Tehran high-rise building collapses - Iranian state TV

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:37:33 +08:00

ANKARA (Reuters) - At least 20 firefighters were killed when a 17-storey Tehran commercial building collapsed on top of them as they tried to put out a blaze, Iranian state television quoted the city's mayor as saying on Thursday.Firefighters try to control a bus on fire in an apparent protest of the transfer of inmates from the Alcacuz prison in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte state, Brazil, January 18, 2017. Picture taken January 18, 2016. REUTERS/Leo Carioca


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Trump spokesman says of possibility of U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem - 'Stay tuned'

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:28:43 +08:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump's spokesman said on Thursday there will be an announcement on whether the United States will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.Road signs are seen in front of the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim in the occupied West Bank, near Jerusalem January 17, 2017. Picture taken January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Awad


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U.S. strikes in Libya kill more than 80 Islamic State fighters

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:24:04 +08:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. military strikes in Libya on Wednesday night have killed more than 80 fighters from the Islamic State, some of whom were believed to be actively plotting attacks in Europe, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday.



Islamic State using online 'headhunters' to recruit young Germans

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:14:57 +08:00

BERLIN (Reuters) - Islamic State is using "headhunters" on social media and instant messaging sites to recruit disaffected young people in Germany, some as young as 13 or 14, the head of the country's domestic intelligence agency said on Thursday.People stand beside flowers and candles at the site where on December 19, 2016 a truck ploughed through a crowd at a Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz square near Kurfuerstendamm avenue in Berlin, Germany, January 19, 2017. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch


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