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North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday. Learn More

 

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Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis, official says

DUBAI (Reuters) - Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to their regional adversary Iran, an official of one of the four countries said. More »

 

Russian navy launched missile strikes on IS target in Syria: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian naval vessels launched missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria's Hama province, destroying command points and weapon and ammunition stores, RIA news agency cited the Russian defense ministry as saying on Friday. More »

 

Venezuelan soldier shoots protester dead in airbase attack, minister says

CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan military police sergeant shot dead a protester who was attacking the perimeter of an airbase on Thursday, the interior minister said, bringing renewed scrutiny of the force used to control riots that have killed at least 76 people. More »

 

Friend of former South Korea leader jailed for three years: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - The friend of former South Korean leader Park Geun-hye, who was at the center of an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country's business and political elite, has been sentenced to three years in jail, Yonhap News Agency reported on Friday. More »

 

Suicide car bomber kills at least seven in Pakistan's Quetta: police

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber killed at least seven people, including four police officers, in an attack near a checkpoint in the volatile southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday, officials said. More »

 

South Korea says engagement with North possible only with strength

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Friday engagement with North Korea would only be possible when the South has the security ability to overwhelm the North, the presidential office said in a media briefing. More »

 

Pakistan says Indian man admits spying, but India dismisses farce

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian citizen sentenced to death for spying in Pakistan has admitted espionage and filed a mercy petition with the chief of army staff, the Pakistan military said on Thursday, a statement India dismissed as a farce. More »

 

Rescuers made 'scapegoat' for Italian frustration with migrant crisis

ABOARD THE AQUARIUS RESCUE SHIP (Reuters) - Anne Marie Loof has devoted her life to humanitarian work but says she understands why some Italians have started painting people like her as villains. More »

 

As Modi prepares for Trump meeting, U.S. expected to OK India drone purchase

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is expected to authorize India's purchase of a naval variant of the Predator drone, a source familiar with the situation said on Thursday, ahead of a visit next week by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to try to revitalize ties in his first meeting with President Donald Trump. More »

 

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