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Obama to make history, stirs debate with Hiroshima visit

HIROSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Barack Obama will on Friday becomes the first U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world's first atomic bombing, a gesture Washington and Tokyo hope will showcase their alliance and breathe life into stalled efforts to abolish nuclear arms. Learn More


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Pentagon says China aircraft intercept violated 2015 agreement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon has concluded that an intercept of a U.S. military aircraft by Chinese fighter jets last week over the South China Sea violated an agreement the two governments signed last year, a U.S. defense official said on Thursday. More »


Yemen's warring sides agree prisoner swap before Ramadan

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Yemen's warring parties have agreed to a prisoner exchange before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in early June, sources from both delegations told Reuters on Thursday. More »


U.N. envoy tells Security Council no Syria talks for two-three weeks

GENEVA/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - There will be no new round of Syria talks for at least two or three weeks, the office of U.N. special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said in a statement on Thursday, after he consulted the U.N. Security Council for about two and a half hours. More »


Italy says migrant boat capsized, second in two days

ROME (Reuters) - A migrant boat capsized in the Mediterranean on Thursday and while about 100 passengers were rescued, an unknown number are feared dead, officials said. More »


France sends underwater probes to EgyptAir search zone

CAIRO/PARIS (Reuters) - A French naval vessel was en route to the eastern Mediterranean on Thursday to join the hunt for black boxes from a crashed EgyptAir jet, equipped with three specialist probes from a French company recruited to accelerate the search. More »


Venezuelan opposition warns foreign contracts need assembly's OK

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly on Thursday warned that contracts signed between the leftist government and foreign companies without lawmakers' approval would be null. More »


Three missing journalists being held by Colombia's ELN rebels: government

BOGOTA (Reuters) - The Colombian Marxist rebel group, the National Liberation Army, is responsible for the disappearance of three journalists who disappeared in recent days near the border with Venezuela, Colombia's defense minister said on Thursday. More »


Panama's top court seeks extradition of ex-president Martinelli from U.S.

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panama's Supreme Court on Thursday called on the Central American country's government to request the extradition of former President Ricardo Martinelli from the United States. More »


Britain plans to send warship to fight smuggling of people, arms off Libya: Cameron

ISE-SHIMA, Japan Reuters) - Britain plans to send a navy warship to help battle the smuggling of both people and arms off the coast of Libya, Prime Minister David Cameron will tell G7 leaders on Thursday. More »


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