Yemen warring sides agree at start of talks to free thousands of prisoners

Yemen warring sides agree at start of talks to free thousands of prisoners

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom and U.N. envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths attend the opening press conference on U.N.-sponsored peace talks for Yemen at Johannesberg castle, in Rimbo, Sweden on December 6. (REUTERS Photo)   STOCKHOLM, December 7 (Reuters): Yemen’s warring sides agreed to free thousands of prisoners on Thursday, in what a U.N. mediator called […]

Vying for influence, Russia accuses U.S. of meddling in Macedonia

Vying for influence, Russia accuses U.S. of meddling in Macedonia

Supporters of Macedonia’s nationalist opposition party VMRO-DPMNE hold a protest in Skopje, Macedonia on December 5. (REUTERS Photo)     ATHENS, December 7 (Reuters): The United States is meddling in Macedonian domestic affairs by pushing a name accord with Greece to boost the Balkan state’s bid to join NATO, Russia’s foreign minister said, amid a tussle […]

China’s Xi urges North Korea, United States to meet halfway

China’s Xi urges North Korea, United States to meet halfway

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho meets China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on December 7. (REUTERS Photo)   BEIJING, December 7 (Reuters): Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday told North Korea’s foreign minister that he hoped North Korea and the United States could meet each other halfway and […]

France braces for trouble, Macron to address ‘yellow vest’ anger

France braces for trouble, Macron to address ‘yellow vest’ anger

Protesters wearing yellow vests, the symbol of a French drivers’ protest against higher diesel fuel prices, occupy a roundabout in Roppenheim, France on December 6. (REUTERS Photo)   PARIS, December 7 (Reuters): France hunkered down for another wave of potentially violent protests on Saturday as under-fire President Emmanuel Macron planned to address the nation next week […]

As Brexit crunch nears, campaign for new referendum gathers pace

As Brexit crunch nears, campaign for new referendum gathers pace

The British flag is seen next to the EU flag before Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May’s arrival, at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on November 24, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)   LONDON, December 7 (Reuters): After losing the most contentious referendum in British history, James McGrory went for a drink in The Hope pub […]

Ecuador’s Moreno says Wikileaks’ Assange can leave embassy if he wants

Ecuador’s Moreno says Wikileaks’ Assange can leave embassy if he wants

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks on the balcony of the Embassy of Ecuador in London, Britain on May 19, 2017. (REUTERS File Photo)   QUITO, December 6 (Reuters): Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno said on Thursday that there was a “path” for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to leave the South American country’s London embassy, where he […]

France and Germany, soften demands on EU hosting refugees: document

France and Germany, soften demands on EU hosting refugees: document

Migrants, intercepted off the coast in the Mediterranean Sea, stand under the rain after disembarking from a rescue boat at the port of Malaga, Spain on November 8, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)     BRUSSELS, December 6 (Reuters): European Union governments that refuse to host refugees could instead pay to be excused from the bloc’s system […]

Israel likely to allow medical cannabis exports by year-end: senior MP

Israel likely to allow medical cannabis exports by year-end: senior MP

A man prepares a cigarette mixed with marijuana during Cannatech 2017, an annual global cannabis industry event, in Tel Aviv, Israel on March 20, 2017. (REUTERS File Photo)   JERUSALEM, December 6 (Reuters): Israel will likely allow exports of medical cannabis by the end of the year, a top lawmaker said on Thursday, a move that […]

EU judges to rule on Brexit on eve of May’s crucial vote

EU judges to rule on Brexit on eve of May’s crucial vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker arrive to discuss draft agreements on Brexit, at the EC headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on November 24, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)   LUXEMBOURG, December 6 (Reuters): The EU’s top court will say on Monday whether Britain can unilaterally halt Brexit, potentially offering a boost to […]

Venezuela signs oil, gold investment deals with Russia: Maduro

Venezuela signs oil, gold investment deals with Russia: Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro attends a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia on December 5. (REUTERS Photo)     CARACAS, December 6 (Reuters): Venezuela has signed deals securing investment from Russia in the South American country’s oil and gold sectors, President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday at […]

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