Maldives parliament repeals law allowing foreign land ownership

Maldives parliament repeals law allowing foreign land ownership

A construction worker looks on as the China-funded Sinamale bridge is seen in Male, Maldives on September 18, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo) MALE, April 18 (Reuters): The Maldives has cancelled a 2015 law that allowed foreigners to own land in the tropical islands, a move the government said addressed concerns about potential loss of sovereignty. […]

Trade, North Korea on agenda for Abe-Trump White House meeting April 26

Trade, North Korea on agenda for Abe-Trump White House meeting April 26

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to media after phone talks with U.S. President Donald Trump (not pictured) after second North Korea-U.S. summit, at Abe’s residence in Tokyo, Japan on February 28, 2019. (REUTERS File Photo) WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters): Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the […]

Cheap solar panels power consumer appliance boom in North Korea

Cheap solar panels power consumer appliance boom in North Korea

Appliances and televisions displayed inside Daesong Department Store in North Korea, in this undated photo released on April 15, 2019 by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERS/File Photo ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. […]

Release of long-awaited Mueller report on Russia a watershed moment for Trump

Release of long-awaited Mueller report on Russia a watershed moment for Trump

Robert Mueller, as FBI director, testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 12, 2013. (REUTERS File Photo) WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters): Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report on Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election will be released on Thursday, providing the first public look at the findings […]

German Nazi camp guard, 92, charged as accessory to thousands of murders

German Nazi camp guard, 92, charged as accessory to thousands of murders

A guard tower is seen at the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau near Oswiecim on January 26, 2015. (REUTERS File Photo) BERLIN, April 18 (Reuters): German prosecutors have charged a 92-year-old former concentration camp guard with being an accessory to murder, in what will be one of the last ever cases against […]

Trump lifts ban on U.S. lawsuits against foreign firms in Cuba

Trump lifts ban on U.S. lawsuits against foreign firms in Cuba

A Cuban flag hangs outside a hotel in Havana, Cuba on April 20, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo) WASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters): The Trump administration is lifting a long-standing ban against U.S. citizens filing lawsuits against foreign companies that use properties seized by Cuba’s Communist government since Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo […]

UK should ‘cool down’, drop Brexit – Socialist candidate to head EU Commission

UK should ‘cool down’, drop Brexit – Socialist candidate to head EU Commission

Frans Timmermans, the newly elected Party of European Socialists President, speaks during the Party of European Socialists annual meeting in Lisbon, Portugal on December 8, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo) STRASBOURG, France, April 17 (Reuters): Britain should use the next few months to “cool down and rethink” its decision to leave the European Union, the socialist […]

Fight brews over expected blacked out portions of Mueller report

Fight brews over expected blacked out portions of Mueller report

Special Counsel Robert Mueller arrives at his office in Washington, US on April 15, 2019. (REUTERS Photo) WASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters): Congressional Democrats could move forward quickly – as early as Monday – with subpoenas to obtain Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s full report on Russian interference in the U.S. 2016 election, after Attorney General William […]

Iraq parliament bans online battle games, citing ‘negative’ influence

Iraq parliament bans online battle games, citing ‘negative’ influence

A woman dressed as a character from the game Fortnite at E3, the world’s largest video game industry convention in Los Angeles, California on June 12, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo) BAGHDAD, April 17 (Reuters): Iraq’s parliament voted on Wednesday to ban popular online video games including PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite, citing their “negative” influence especially […]

Ukrainian leader’s re-election drive to win the army vote stutters

Ukrainian leader’s re-election drive to win the army vote stutters

A Ukrainian tank drives in Donetsk Region, Ukraine on April 9, 2019. (REUTERS Photo) NOVOLUHANSKE, Ukraine, April 17 (Reuters): Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko thought he could rely for his re-election in part on the votes of soldiers who have spent years fighting pro-Russian separatists. But a visit to the frontline found low morale and little […]

Jokowi 2.0 could open Indonesia’s door to foreign investors

Jokowi 2.0 could open Indonesia’s door to foreign investors

Indonesia’s incumbent presidential candidate Joko Widodo gestures as he speaks during a campaign rally at Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia on April 13, 2019. (REUTERS Photo) JAKARTA, April 17 (Reuters): Foreign investors desperate for more access to Indonesia’s huge market can take comfort from the re-election of Joko Widodo as president for a […]