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Myanmar police 'set up' Reuters reporters in sting-police witness

YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar police chief ordered officers to "trap" a Reuters reporter arrested in December, telling them to meet the journalist at a restaurant and give him "secret documents", prosecution witness Police Captain Moe Yan Naing told a court on Friday. Learn More


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Castro bows out in Cuba but Cold War chill returns with U.S.

HAVANA (Reuters) - Raul Castro has stepped down as president and his brother Fidel is dead but U.S. relations with Cuba are frostier than in years, with their reopened embassies nearly empty and President Donald Trump hinting at measures that could further lower the temperature. More »


No time for golf as Merkel braces for tough talks with Trump

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces difficult talks next Friday with U.S. President Donald Trump at a time when Washington and Berlin are at odds over a range of issues from trade to Iran, her transatlantic coordinator said on Friday. More »


Insurgents south of Syrian capital surrender, says state TV

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Insurgents in the last area outside Syrian government control near Damascus agreed on Friday to withdraw, but the army's bombardment continued pending a full surrender deal, state media and a war monitor reported. More »


Israeli troops kill four more Palestinians in border protest

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians on the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, bringing to 35 the death toll in recent weeks among Palestinian protesters demanding the right to return to their former homeland. More »


In historic ruling, court says Italian state negotiated with mafia

PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) - An Italian court convicted former high-ranking state officials and mob bosses on Friday for holding secret negotiations in the early 1990s following a devastating wave of mafia murders and bombings. More »


Trump, France's Macron to discuss Iran nuclear deal next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss the Iran nuclear agreement at the White House on Tuesday, although discussions with European countries on addressing U.S. concerns about the 2015 deal were "not quite done yet," a senior administration official said on Friday. More »


Twenty killed in air strike in southwest Yemen: residents

DUBAI (Reuters) - Twenty people were killed in an air strike by a Saudi-led military coalition in southwestern Yemen on Friday, residents said. More »


At least three dead, including police officer, in Nicaragua protests

MANAGUA (Reuters) - Protests in Nicaragua over changes to social security have led to the deaths of at least three people, including a police officer, the Red Cross said on Friday, heaping pressure on the leftist government of President Daniel Ortega. More »


Chile offers to host talks between Colombia, ELN rebels

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's Foreign Ministry said on Friday that Chile was willing to host the next meeting between the government of Colombia and rebel group ELN, after Ecuador earlier this week pulled support for the talks. More »


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