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Trump arrives in Japan for ceremonial visit as trade tensions loom

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, landed in Japan on Saturday on a largely ceremonial visit meant to showcase strong ties with Tokyo even as trade tensions loom. Learn More

 

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U.S. troop move to Middle East 'dangerous for international peace': Iran's Zarif

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that the U.S. decision to deploy more troops to the Middle East in response to the perceived threat from Iran was "extremely dangerous" for peace. More »

 

Contest to replace May as British prime minister hots up

LONDON (Reuters) - The contest to replace Theresa May as British prime minister hotted up on Saturday with five candidates now vying for a job whose central task will be to find a way to take a divided Britain out of the European Union. More »

 

North Korean missile test violated U.N. resolution, says Bolton

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Saturday North Korea's recent missile launches violated a U.N. Security Council resolution and urged leader Kim Jong Un to return to denuclearization talks. More »

 

Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over $8 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. More »

 

Volcano erupts on Indonesia's Bali causing flight cancellations

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A volcano erupted on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, causing some overnight flight cancellations to and from Australia as an ash cloud rose into the sky, officials said on Saturday. More »

 

Malta rescues 216 migrants in upsurge of Mediterranean crossings

VALLETTA (Reuters) - A Maltese armed forces patrol boat picked up more than 200 migrants from two dinghies in the Mediterranean and was bringing them to Malta on Saturday, a spokesman said. More »

 

French police hunt suitcase bomber after blast in Lyon

LYON (Reuters) - French police were hunting a suspected suitcase bomber on Friday after an explosion in the central city of Lyon that injured 13 people, officials said. More »

 

Pakistan PM warns against war in region amid Iran tensions with U.S., Saudi

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned against the risk of conflict in the region, following a visit to Islamabad by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as tensions between Washington and Tehran escalated. More »

 

U.S. deploys more troops to Middle East, blames Iran for tanker attacks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defenses against Iran as it accused the country's Revolutionary Guards of direct responsibility for this month's tanker attacks. More »

 

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