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Pope, at Cairo Mass, urges unity against fanaticism

Pope, at Cairo Mass, urges unity against fanaticism

CAIRO, April 29 (Reuters) – Pope Francis warned against religious fanaticism on Saturday, wrapping up a brief trip to Cairo where he urged Muslim leaders to unite against violence by Islamic militants threatening to rid the Middle East of its…

Independence push threatens Hong Kong’s autonomy, says Beijing official

Independence push threatens Hong Kong’s autonomy, says Beijing official

HONG KONG, April 29 (Reuters) – The legal chief of Beijing’s representative office in Hong Kong said on Saturday growing calls for independence could make the territory’s current “one country, two systems” constitutional framework unsustainable.   Chinese leaders are increasingly…

U.S. says time to act on North Korea, China says not up to Beijing alone

U.S. says time to act on North Korea, China says not up to Beijing alone

UNITED NATIONS, April 29 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned on Friday that failure to curb North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to ‘catastrophic consequences,’ while China and Russia rebuked Washington’s threat of military…

Venezuelan opposition activists march to Leopoldo Lopez’ jail

Venezuelan opposition activists march to Leopoldo Lopez’ jail

LOS TEQUES, Venezuela, April 29 (Reuters) – Hundreds of activists marched on Friday to the hilltop jail of Venezuela’s best-known detained opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez in the latest of a month of protests against the socialist government.   Security forces…

Analysis – Trump’s faulty trade math may not make America greater, or richer

Analysis – Trump’s faulty trade math may not make America greater, or richer

WASHINGTON, April 29 (Reuters) – By U.S. President Donald Trump’s math, renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement and other deals will largely pay for the massive tax cuts his cabinet laid out earlier in the week.   He is…

PM Abe says North Korean missile launch grave threat to Japan

PM Abe says North Korean missile launch grave threat to Japan

LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) – North Korea’s decision to test-fire a ballistic missile represents a grave threat to Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in London on Saturday, calling on the United States and China to keep up pressure on…

Climate protests to mark Trump’s 100 days in office

Climate protests to mark Trump’s 100 days in office

WASHINGTON, April 29 (Reuters) – For the second time in a month, tens of thousands of protesters are expected to turn out in Washington on Saturday to voice concern over climate change in a mass demonstration marking the 100th day…

French presidential hopeful Le Pen names nationalist as prime minister

French presidential hopeful Le Pen names nationalist as prime minister

PARIS, April 29 (Reuters) – French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen on Saturday named defeated first-round candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan as her chosen prime minister, a bid to attract his voters and help win victory over the centrist favourite Emmanuel…

N.Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure

N.Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure

SEOUL, April 29 (Reuters) – North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programmes could lead to “catastrophic consequences”.   U.S. and…

Japanese PM Abe asks UK PM May for ‘smooth Brexit’ for business

Japanese PM Abe asks UK PM May for ‘smooth Brexit’ for business

LONDON, April 28 (Reuters) – Japanese leader Shinzo Abe asked Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday to ensure a smooth Brexit to allow Japanese companies to continue to operate as the United Kingdom exits the European Union.   The leader…

Knights of Malta draw battle lines after clash with pope

Knights of Malta draw battle lines after clash with pope

ROME, April 28 (Reuters) – They will not be drawing swords like their predecessors did 1,000 years ago, but battle lines have been drawn between conservatives and reformers in the Knights of Malta, the Catholic chivalric order and global charity.…

Fox host takes vacation after Ivanka Trump microphone quip

Fox host takes vacation after Ivanka Trump microphone quip

NEW YORK, April 28 (AP) — Fox News Channel host Jesse Watters, who was criticized this week for saying he enjoys Ivanka Trump’s voice, says he’s taking a family vacation until Monday.   The New York Times reported Thursday that…