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North Korea's Kim shuffles nuclear talks team after defections, spying allegations

SEOUL (Reuters) - Veteran North Korean diplomats are being sidelined from nuclear talks ahead of a second summit with the United States as recent defections and allegations of spying undermine the trust of leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean officials and experts say. Learn More


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Turkey says cannot accept U.S. Patriot offer as it stands, talks continue

ANKARA (Reuters) - It is impossible for Turkey to accept the United States' offer on purchasing Patriot defense systems as it currently stands, the chairman of Turkey's Defence Industry Directorate said on Wednesday, adding that talks on the issue continued. More »


Russia looks to extend detention of ex U.S. marine held for spying: Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's FSB security service has asked a Moscow court to extend the detention of former U.S. marine Paul Whelan who is being held on suspicion of spying, the Interfax news agency cited a court spokeswoman as saying on Wednesday. More »


Taiwan says no compromise on democracy after opposition's China peace overture

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan will not accept any deal that destroys its sovereignty and democracy, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday after the island's opposition KMT party said it could sign a peace deal with China if it wins a presidential election next year. More »


Saudi prince foresees 'good things' with India on visit overshadowed by Kashmir

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India rolled out the red carpet for Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday at a time when it is trying to build diplomatic support against Pakistan following a militant attack in the disputed region of Kashmir. More »


Israel should apologize to Poland, U.S. ambassador says

WARSAW (Reuters) - Israel's Acting Foreign Minister Israel Katz should apologize to Poland for his remarks, U.S. Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher said on Wednesday, commenting on the diplomatic row between two countries. More »


May in Brussels again, seeking Brexit movement

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May makes another trip to Brussels on Wednesday, hoping European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker may prove more yielding than of late to salvage her Brexit deal. More »


Venezuela shuts border with Caribbean islands ahead of aid efforts

PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela on Tuesday shut the maritime border with nearby Dutch Caribbean islands ahead of an opposition effort to bring in humanitarian aid from foreign territories including neighboring Curacao despite the protests of President Nicolas Maduro. More »


North Korea's Kim to travel to Vietnam by train, summit at Government Guesthouse: sources

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam is preparing for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to arrive by train for his summit in Hanoi next week with President Donald Trump, two sources with direct knowledge of security and logistics planning told Reuters on Wednesday. More »


Microsoft expands political security service to 12 European countries

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Wednesday said it will offer its cyber security service AccountGuard to 12 new markets in Europe including Germany, France and Spain, to close security gaps and protect customers in political space from hacking. More »


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