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November 12, 2018 7:55 PM U.N. Security Council set to lift Eritrea sanctions on Wednesday

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea, diplomats said, after the country’s rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti. Diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the 15-member council completed 88

November 11, 2018 3:18 PM Putin: Russia wants dialogue with U.S. on missile treaty

PARIS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday Moscow wanted to restore a full-scale dialogue with the United States about the landmark Cold War-era missile treaty, Russian news agencies reported. President Donald Trump said last month Washington would withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty because Russia was violating 71

November 11, 2018 12:52 PM World pauses to mark WWI Armistice centenary

Faces of WWI soldiers etched onto beaches Macron also spoke of "universal values" in a multi-layered speech that stressed the importance of nations working together. He said the vision of France as a generous nation and a "bearer of universal values" is the "very opposite of nationalism" which only looks after itself. "Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism 72

November 10, 2018 5:10 PM Barcelona's Lionel Messi back from arm injury for match vs. Real Betis

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi returned to the La Liga leaders' squad to play Real Betis on Sunday, getting the all-clear from doctors to play three weeks after breaking his arm, but forward Ousmane Dembele was left out. Messi has been training in the last week and travelled with the team to Tuesday's Champions League game against Inter Milan but did not make the bench 112

November 9, 2018 9:27 PM Trump calls French President Macron's idea for a European army 'very insulting'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday it was “very insulting” for French President Emmanuel Macro to suggest Europe should create its own army to protect itself from potential enemies, including the United States. “Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of NATO, which the U.S. subsidizes greatly 71

November 9, 2018 4:06 PM Macron and May pay tribute to fallen fighters of the Somme

SOMME VALLEY, France (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May laid a wreath at a memorial in the Somme valley on Friday, honoring fallen World War One soldiers on the eve of the centenary of the war’s end. The Somme Offensive, waged in 1916, was intended to hasten a victory for the allies against the German 92

November 9, 2018 3:33 PM McDonald's adds new international items to flagship restaurant menu

This McDonald’s is expanding its international menu again with menu items from India, Australia, France, Canada, and Germany - like this Cheddar BBQ Bacon Burger. (McDonald's) McDonald’s new flagship store in Chicago has been serving international items such as poutine from Canada, a McSpicy Chicken Sandwich from Hong Kong, and a McFlurry Prestígio from Brazil 148

November 8, 2018 8:41 PM Virgin Atlantic could face pilots' strike over benefits

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Virgin Atlantic could face industrial action from some of its pilots after a union representing over half of them said it is preparing to ballot members over strike action. The airline, whose main business is UK-to-U.S. flights and which is owned by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and U.S. airline Delta, has refused to negotiate 97

November 8, 2018 4:36 PM Italian police make major heroin haul on ship from Iran

ROME (Reuters) - Italian police discovered 270 kg (600 lb) of heroin hidden in a container that arrived aboard a ship from Iran, the biggest such haul for at least 20 years in Italy, police said on Thursday. The freighter had set sail from the Iranian Gulf port of Bandar Abbas and stopped off in Hamburg, Germany and Valencia, Spain before reaching the Italian 109

November 7, 2018 4:23 PM Kidnapped children released in Cameroon, two teachers still held

BAMENDA, Cameroon (Reuters) - Kidnappers freed scores of school children and a driver in west Cameroon early on Wednesday, but kept hold of a principal and one teacher, officials said. Armed men who seized the youngsters on Monday in the city of Bamenda - a commercial hub of Cameroon’s restive English-speaking region - released them about 18 km (11 miles) 92