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Exclusive: Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:28:34 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute.(image)

Exclusive: Trump complains Saudis not paying fair share for U.S. defense

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:21:51 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that U.S. ally Saudi Arabia was not treating the United States fairly and Washington was losing a “tremendous amount of money” defending the kingdom.(image)

China warned North Korea of sanctions after any nuclear test: Tillerson

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:15:40 -0400

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has told the Trump administration it warned North Korea it would impose unilateral sanctions should Pyongyang carry out another nuclear test, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday, in possibly China's toughest threat yet against its defiant neighbor.Tillerson, speaking on Fox News, said China has asked North Korea not to conduct any more nuclear tests. He noted that major commemorations in North had passed in recent days without a feared nucl(image)

Exclusive: Trump spurns Taiwan president's suggestion of another phone call

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:30:33 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday spurned the Taiwanese president’s suggestion that the two leaders hold another phone call, saying he did not want to create problems for Chinese President Xi Jinping at a time when Beijing appears to be helping with efforts to rein in North Korea.(image)

With fish and football, French presidential hopefuls woo voters

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:09:48 -0400

PARIS/LE GRAU DU ROI, France (Reuters) - France's presidential candidates battled for the popular vote on Thursday with far-right Marine Le Pen wooing fishermen and Emmanuel Macron playing soccer as polls showed the centrist's commanding lead narrow marginally.(image)

South Korea has not received U.S. requests on renegotiation of free trade pact: finmin official

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:08:16 -0400

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has not yet received official requests on renegotiation of its free trade pact with the United States, a senior finance ministry official said on Friday, after President Donald Trump told Reuters he would "renegotiate or terminate" it.(image)

Pena Nieto, Trudeau to remain in close contact over NAFTA: Mexico

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:43:26 -0400

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke on Thursday about the NAFTA trade deal and agreed there was an opportunity to update the accord to the mutual benefit of all signatories, the Mexican government said.(image)

Risk of deeper involvement as U.S. weighs its options in Afghanistan

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:34:33 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As President Donald Trump's administration drafts an Afghanistan policy, U.S. officials are seeking a way to reverse gains by militant groups without wading deeper into a 15-year-long war that has no end in sight.(image)

Armed British police arrest man with knives near May's office

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:44:52 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - Armed British police officers arrested a man carrying knives near Prime Minister Theresa May's office in London on Thursday on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism.(image)

'End the injustice' pleads Venezuelan official's son over unrest

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:35:56 -0400

CARACAS (Reuters) - The son of Venezuela's pro-government human rights ombudsman has surprised the country amid major protests against the leftist administration by publicly urging his father to "end the injustice."(image)