China senior diplomat says Beijing, Washington must avoid Cold War mentality

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States can compete but should not view each other with a Cold War mentality and should avoid falling into a zero-sum game trap, the Chinese government's top diplomat said, amid deteriorating ties between the superpowers.

After sanctions, Trump says situation in Venezuela unacceptable

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday called the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro a brutal regime and said the situation in the South American country was unacceptable.

Pope defends China deal on bishops, says he will have final say on names

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Tuesday defended a landmark deal between the Vatican and China on the appointment of bishops, saying he, and not the Beijing government, will have the final say on who is named.

China says plots to disrupt ties with Pakistan will fail

BEIJING (Reuters) - Any plots to sow discord in China's ties with Pakistan will not prevail, the Chinese government's top diplomat said on Tuesday, as Beijing fends off criticism of its economic projects in Pakistan and a clampdown in China's western Xinjiang region.

UAE will support U.N. proposals for new talks on Yemen - official

CAIRO (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates will support United Nations proposals for new peace talks on Yemen, a senior Emiriati official said early on Wednesday after meeting with U.N. Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York.

US actor Bill Cosby sentenced to three to 10 years in prison

Norristown, United States (AFP): Disgraced US television icon Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison by a judge on Tuesday and branded a "sexually violent predator" for assaulting a woman at his Philadelphia mansion 14 years ago.

Brazil presidential candidate Gomes undergoes medical exams - campaign

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian presidential candidate Ciro Gomes, who sits in third place in polls, underwent routine medical exams at a Sao Paulo hospital on Tuesday, his campaign said.

At U.N., Congo's Kabila vows 'peaceful, credible' elections

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila pledged at the United Nations on Tuesday that "peaceful, credible" elections would be held in his country as planned at the end of the year.

Pope says Church 'spared no effort' to fight abuse recently

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis, facing clergy sex abuse scandals in several countries, said on Tuesday that the Roman Catholic Church has "spared no effort" to tackle the problem in recent years.

Guatemala's president says U.N. anti-graft body is threat to peace

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales slammed a U.N. anti-corruption body on Tuesday, telling the United Nations General Assembly that the agency that has attempted to prosecute him was a "threat to peace" in the Central American nation.

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