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Kerry warns Syria's Assad of 'repercussions' if truce, transition fail

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday of "repercussions" if he does not stick to a ceasefire brokered by Russia and the United States and move forward with a political transition aimed at ending Syria's war. Learn More


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Islamic State kills U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq

STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - Islamic State militants killed a U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defenses and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months, officials said. More »


Israeli troops kill Palestinian driver who rammed soldiers in West Bank: army

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian driver who rammed his vehicle into three Israeli soldiers, injuring them, on a road in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, the army said. More »


Russia delays U.N. council condemnation of North Korea missile tests

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A United Nations Security Council condemnation of North Korea's latest missile tests has been delayed by Russian amendments to a statement that had been agreed by the remaining 14 members, including Pyongyang's ally China, diplomats said on Tuesday. More »


Liberian presidential candidate Weah's lawyers to go to U.S. over warrant

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Lawyers for Liberian presidential candidate and former soccer star George Weah will travel to the United States after a warrant was issued charging him with child abandonment, a spokesman for Weah's party said on Tuesday. More »


EU executive to propose reforming asylum system

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's executive will propose a reform of the bloc's asylum rules on Wednesday, EU sources said, that reflects caution in the face of deep divisions among governments about how to handle the migration crisis. More »


Exclusive: Differences over missile defense, fine print snag U.S.-Israel aid deal

JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Negotiations meant to enshrine U.S. defense aid for Israel over the next decade have snagged on disputes about the size, scope and fine print of a new multibillion-dollar package, officials say. More »


Auditors rebuke U.N. development agency after U.S. indictments

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - An internal U.N. Development Program audit published on Tuesday gave the agency an "unsatisfactory" rating for its management of the U.N. Office for South-South Cooperation, saying it failed to properly vet a donor linked to a bribery scandal. More »


Nobel laureate urges Modi to curb child slavery as India reels from drought

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi has appealed to the prime minister of India to prioritize children and ensure they are not trafficked, forced into marriage or put into bonded labor as the country reels from its worst drought in decades. More »


New security at Brussels Airport causes delays, missed flights

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - New security checks at Brussels Airport, where Islamic State suicide bombers killed 16 people in March, are creating huge queues and causing passengers to miss flights, a situation the airport operator described as "bizarre". More »


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