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Divided and riven by crisis, Britain searches for Brexit 'plan B'

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will on Thursday try to break the impasse in Britain's political elite over how to leave the European Union by searching for a last-minute exit deal though there was so far little sign of compromise. Learn More


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China brushes off outrage over death sentence, Canada fires back

BEIJING/SHERBROOKE, Quebec (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday it was "not worried in the slightest" by mounting international concern over the death sentence handed to a Canadian for drug smuggling. More »


Vietnam prepares for Kim Jong Un visit amid talk of second summit with Trump

HANOI (Reuters) - Hanoi is preparing to receive North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a state visit, two sources told Reuters, while officials and diplomats said Vietnam is keen to host a second summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump. More »


Sex seminar model who claimed Trump secrets deported from Thailand

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A model from Belarus who was arrested during a "sex training seminar" in Thailand and then claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in U.S. President Donald Trump's election was deported on Thursday. More »


Kenya hotel siege over, militants and at least 21 victims dead

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan security forces have killed all the Somali militants who stormed an upscale Nairobi hotel compound, taking at least 21 lives and forcing hundreds of people into terrifying escapes, the government said on Wednesday. More »


Zimbabwe doctors treat 68 for gunshot wounds, police arrest hundreds

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean doctors said on Thursday they had treated nearly 70 people for gunshot wounds while police rounded up hundreds after violent protests this week triggered by a steep rise in fuel prices. More »


Booming Qatar-Turkey trade to hit $2 billion for 2018 as Gulf rift drags on

DOHA (Reuters) - Trade between Qatar and Turkey is expected to have hit $2 billion in 2018, a Turkish official said, up 54 percent from the previous last year and underscoring Ankara's solidified role as a top ally to Qatar amid a political rift in the Gulf region. More »


Pompeo's North Korea counterpart arrives in Beijing: South Korea's Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's top envoy involved in talks with the United States arrived in Beijing on Thursday and is thought to be en route to Washington, South Korean news agency Yonhap said on Thursday. More »


Mysterious naked holy men a huge draw at India's Kumbh Mela

PRAYAGRAJ, India (Reuters) - Ash-smeared and dreadlocked Naga sadhus or Hindu ascetics, naked except for rosary beads and garlands and smoking wooden pipes, are a huge draw at the world's largest religious festival that began this week in India. More »


Tunisia's largest union starts nationwide strike over pay

TUNIS (Reuters) - Rail, bus and air traffic stopped in Tunisia on Thursday after the powerful UGTT union staged a one-day nationwide strike to protest against the government's refusal to raise the salaries of 670,000 public servants. More »


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