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Exclusive: Pope criticizes Trump administration policy on migrant family separation

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world's immigration problems. Learn More


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Saudi-led coalition seizes Yemen's Hodeidah airport, fears for population grow

ADEN (Reuters) - Fears of a humanitarian crisis in Yemen's main port city Hodeidah grew as battles spilled into residential districts on Wednesday after Arab coalition forces seized the airport from the Iran-aligned Houthis. More »


North Korea, China discuss 'true peace', denuclearization: KCNA

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping came to an understanding on issues discussed at a summit of the two leaders, including denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, the North's state media said on Wednesday. More »


Hungary approves 'STOP Soros' law, defying EU, rights groups

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's parliament on Wednesday approved a package of bills that criminalises some help given to illegal immigrants, defying the European Union and human rights groups and narrowing the scope for action by non-governmental organisations (NGOs). More »


Exclusive: Malaysia's Najib explains why he had so many luxury handbags, lots of cash, jewelry

LANGKAWI, Malaysia (Reuters) - Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak says he shouldn't be blamed for the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal, and declares he knows nothing about money from the state fund appearing in his personal account. More »


Exclusive: Pope urges press freedom, cites case of jailed Reuters reporters

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has appealed for greater press freedom around the world, citing the case of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar on accusations of possessing secret documents. More »


U.S. withdrawal leaves vacuum at U.N. rights forum

GENEVA (Reuters) - China, Britain and the European Union lamented on Wednesday Washington's decision to withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council as Western countries began looking for a substitute for the coveted seat. More »


European states meet to tackle deepening migration rifts

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France, Germany, Italy, Austria and other EU states will meet on Sunday to try to end a deadlock on migration policy which has brought to a head bitter political divisions in the bloc. More »


Syrian army steps up attacks in southwest, Jordan concerned

AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army stepped up shelling of opposition-held parts of the southwest as it mobilizes for a campaign to regain the area bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, opposition sources said. More »


Ukraine's Tymoshenko announces she will run for president

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian opposition leader and political veteran Yulia Tymoshenko said on Wednesday she would run for president in elections due next year. More »


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