Thai cave boys' first public appearance; locals, media wait for televised address

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) - The 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave will make their first public appearance on Wednesday when they hold a nationally-televised news conference in Chiang Rai.

U.S. academic and critic of Beijing censorship will leave China after losing job

BEIJING (Reuters) - An American professor and vocal critic of Beijing's censorship said he had lost his job at the prestigious Peking University and is leaving China.

Trump, seeking to calm political storm over Putin summit, says he misspoke

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump tried on Tuesday to calm a storm over his failure to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, saying he misspoke in a joint news conference in Helsinki.

Syrian army pounds southern city of Nawa, reports of casualties - residents

AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army late on Tuesday launched intensive aerial strikes on the city of Nawa in southern Deraa province with reports of dozens of civilian casualties as the army pressed a Russian-backed offensive in the area.

Nicaraguan police surround, attack anti-government stronghold

MANAGUA/GENEVA (Reuters) - Nicaraguan security forces on Tuesday moved to clear barricades in a suburb of Masaya, a stronghold of protests against President Daniel Ortega, with rights groups reporting gunfire as police and armed civilians surrounded the area.

Majority of Americans think Trump mishandling Russia - Reuters/Ipsos poll

(Reuters) - More than half of Americans disapprove of the way U.S. President Donald Trump is handling relations with Russia, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after his controversial summit and joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

U.S. grand jury indicts woman on charges of being Russian agent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. grand jury returned an indictment against a Russian woman on Tuesday, and added a charge accusing her of acting as a Russian government agent while developing ties with American citizens and infiltrating political groups.

Lula's party weighs Brazil northeast vote in search for stand-in - sources

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Steadfast support for jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Brazil's poor northeast may give a former governor from the region an edge in the search for the leftist icon's substitute, three Workers Party officials told Reuters this week.

Defence lawyer says Turkish court could release U.S. pastor

ALIAGA, Turkey (Reuters) - An American pastor being tried in Turkey on terrorism and spying charges could be freed on Wednesday when prosecution witnesses finish testifying in a case which has deepened a rift between two NATO allies, his lawyer said.

Exclusive - Trump's defence chief open to first talks with Russian counterpart - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is open to the possibility of the first talks since 2015 between the defence chiefs of the United States and Russia, a move that would deepen communication between Washington and Moscow, U.S. officials said.

Powered by rss2html