Israel’s Netanyahu takes over defence job as coalition falters

Israel’s Netanyahu takes over defence job as coalition falters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sits next to Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett during a session of the plenum of the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, in Jerusalem on March 12, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)   JERUSALEM, November 16 (Reuters): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will take over the defence portfolio in his government after his defence […]

U.S. prepares charges against Wikileaks’ Assange, document shows

U.S. prepares charges against Wikileaks’ Assange, document shows

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks on the balcony of the Embassy of Ecuador in London, Britain on May 19, 2017. (REUTERS File Photo)   WASHINGTON, November 16 (Reuters): American prosecutors have obtained a sealed indictment against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, whose website published thousands of classified U.S. government documents, a U.S. federal court document showed on […]

Trump’s summit no-show draws Asian nations closer together

Trump’s summit no-show draws Asian nations closer together

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (5L), Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (6L), Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (C) and South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-Wha (6R) pose for a group photo with other Asean leaders at the ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Summit in Singapore on November 15. (REUTERS Photo)   SINGAPORE, November 16 (Reuters): U.S. President […]

U.S. peace envoy seeks to reassure Kabul it won’t be blocked from talks

U.S. peace envoy seeks to reassure Kabul it won’t be blocked from talks

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani (R) and U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, (L) meet in Kabul, Afghanistan on November 10. (REUTERS Photo)   KABUL, November 16 (Reuters): The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan is trying to reassure the U.S.-backed government in Kabul that it will not be shut out of a peace process […]

Pence says South China Sea doesn’t belong to any one nation

Pence says South China Sea doesn’t belong to any one nation

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a news conference in Singapore on November 15. (REUTERS Photo)   SINGAPORE, November 16 (Reuters): The South China Sea does not belong to any one nation and the United States will continue to sail and fly wherever international law allows, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Friday, in […]

U.N.-backed court rules Khmer Rouge leaders committed genocide

U.N.-backed court rules Khmer Rouge leaders committed genocide

Former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan sits inside the courtroom of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) as he awaits a verdict, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia on November 16. (REUTERS Photo)   PHNOM PENH, November 16 (Reuters): A U.N.-backed court found two leaders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge guilty […]

North Korean official in South demands Japan compensate for war crimes

North Korean official in South demands Japan compensate for war crimes

North Korean Ri Jong-hyok, vice chairman of the Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee speaks during the international convention for peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific, in Goyang, South Korea on November 16. (REUTERS Photo)   GOYANG, South Korea, November 16 (Reuters): A North Korean delegation called on Japan on Friday to pay “sufficient compensation” for the forced […]

Wildfire that destroyed California town leaves 63 dead and 630 missing

Wildfire that destroyed California town leaves 63 dead and 630 missing

A sign hangs at a makeshift evacuation center for people displaced by the Camp Fire in Chico, California, US on November 15. (REUTERS Photo)   PARADISE, Calif., November 16 (Reuters): Rescue workers searched on Friday for 630 people reported missing in a northern California town reduced to ashes by the deadliest wildfire in state history.   […]

Abe becomes first Japan PM to visit Australia’s Darwin since WW2 bombing

Abe becomes first Japan PM to visit Australia’s Darwin since WW2 bombing

The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison lay Wreaths at the Cenotaph War Memorial in Darwin, Australia on November 16. (REUTERS Photo)   SYDNEY, November 16 (Reuters): Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday became Japan’s first leader to visit the Australian city of Darwin since it was bombed by Japanese […]

China’s Xi makes push into Pacific; scores ‘own goal’ with block on media

China’s Xi makes push into Pacific; scores ‘own goal’ with block on media

China’s President Xi Jinping leaves after a welcoming ceremony in Port Moresby on November 16, ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. (REUTERS Photo)   PORT MORESBY, November 16 (Reuters): President Xi Jinping made a push to expand China’s influence in the Pacific on Friday, holding a forum with leaders of eight small island countries […]

Top UK court says to consider government appeal in Brexit reversal case

Top UK court says to consider government appeal in Brexit reversal case

A member of security stands guard inside the Supreme Court in London, Britain on January 23, 2017. (REUTERS File Photo) LONDON, November 16 (Reuters): Britain’s Supreme Court said on Friday it would consider whether to hear an appeal from the British government which wants to stop Europe’s top court from examining a case seeking to determine […]

U.S. to oppose U.N. Golan resolution, wins Israeli praise

U.S. to oppose U.N. Golan resolution, wins Israeli praise

An Israeli soldier stands near the Quneitra crossing in the Golan Heights on the border line between Israel and Syria on October 15, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo) JERUSALEM, November 16 (Reuters): The United States said it would oppose on Friday for the first time an annual resolution at the United Nations calling on Israel to rescind […]