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At least 64 killed in Japan after 'unprecedented' rain, dozens missing

At least 64 killed in Japan after 'unprecedented' rain, dozens missing

TOKYO (Reuters) – The death toll from unprecedented rains in Japan rose to at least 64 on Sunday after rivers burst their banks and forced several million people from their homes, media reports said, with more rain set to hit some areas for at least another day. An aerial view shows a local resident being […]

Pompeo wraps up talks in N. Korea without seeing Kim Jong Un

Pompeo wraps up talks in N. Korea without seeing Kim Jong Un

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, says goodbye to Kim Yong Chol, right, a North Korean senior ruling party official and former intelligence chief, before boarding his plane at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday, July 7, 2018, to travel to Japan. Pompeo described two days of meetings with Chol as “productive, […]

Thai Cave Rescue Will Be a Murky and Desperate Ordeal, Divers Say

Thai Cave Rescue Will Be a Murky and Desperate Ordeal, Divers Say

THAM LUANG CAVE, Thailand — Just reaching 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave in northern Thailand required a six-hour underground journey, one that is grueling and treacherous even for the most experienced cave divers: swimming in pitch blackness and vicious currents, squeezing through two-foot-wide passages and climbing over boulders several stories […]

English City, Stunned, Tries to Make Sense of New Poisonings

English City, Stunned, Tries to Make Sense of New Poisonings

The mystery has captured the attention of much of the country. In the days after March 4, when Sergei V. Skripal, a former Russian spy, and his daughter were poisoned, British officials declared confidently that Russia was at fault, but tight-lipped investigators have shared little of the evidence they have gathered. The poisoning of two […]

Rescuers pump water from flooded cave where Thai soccer team trapped

Rescuers pump water from flooded cave where Thai soccer team trapped

MAE SAI, Thailand _ With more rain coming, Thai rescuers are racing against time to pump out water from a flooded cave before they can extract 12 boys and their soccer coach with minimum risk, officials said Thursday. A firefighter who has been working on draining the water said that levels in parts of a […]

Russia's top diplomats to meet after Putin-Trump summit: Russian foreign minister

Russia's top diplomats to meet after Putin-Trump summit: Russian foreign minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow and Washington had agreed that he would meet U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after President Vladimir Putin holds a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump on July 16. Lavrov said his meeting with Pompeo would have to take place after the […]

Republican lawmakers come to Moscow, raising hopes there of US-Russia thaw

Republican lawmakers come to Moscow, raising hopes there of US-Russia thaw

MOSCOW — Republican members of Congress sounded a newly conciliatory tone in meetings with Russian lawmakers and officials here on Tuesday in a rare visit to Moscow and a preview of the looming summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.  Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) told Russia’s foreign minister that while Russia and the […]

Trump defends tariff moves as allies strike back

Trump defends tariff moves as allies strike back

Trump defends tariff moves as allies strike back  The Hill Trump makes veiled WTO threat after EU warning on car tariffs  Reuters Trump issues WTO warning in meeting with Dutch leader  Washington Post Perhaps the least surprising news you’ll read all day: Trump’s FART Act stinks to high heaven  Los Angeles Times Trump is single-handedly trying to blow up […]

Malaysia's former deputy premier quizzed in 1MDB graft probe

Malaysia's former deputy premier quizzed in 1MDB graft probe

Malaysia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, center arrives at Anti-Corruption Agency in Putrajaya, Malaysia Monday, July 2, 2018. Zahid is being quizzed by the anti-graft agency as part of an expanded investigation into alleged theft and money-laundering at the 1MDB state investment fund. (Associated Press) by Associated Press July 2 at 12:30 AM […]

Moment of truth for Merkel as rebels weigh migration deals

Moment of truth for Merkel as rebels weigh migration deals

Berlin (AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel was fighting for her political future Sunday, looking to placate conservative rebels over immigration with a hard-fought European deal even as eastern EU states called it into doubt. Merkel’s centre-right CDU party and its conservative Bavarian CSU allies are holding separate meetings to weigh the results of last […]