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  • German Coalition Party Pulls Out of Deal on Spy Chief

    September 21, 2018 8:19 PM 10

    Agreement reached four days ago to stabilize Merkel’s government collapses, renewing doubts about coalition’s staying power BERLIN—An agreement reached four days ago to stabilize German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s fractious government collapsed Friday, renewing doubts about the coalition’s staying power. The center-left partner in Ms. Merkel’s coalition

  • Father of Russian held in US says jail conditions improved

    September 21, 2018 7:02 PM 10

    FILE- In this file photo dated Sunday, April 22, 2012, Maria Butina, a gun-rights activist poses for a photo at a shooting range in Moscow, Russia. Russian woman Maria Butina has been jailed in the U.S. on charges that she tried to infiltrate U.S. political organizations as a covert Russian agent, and her father, Valery Butin, told Rossiya TV on Friday

  • Indian bishop arrested on charges of raping nun: police

    September 21, 2018 6:29 PM 11

    KOCHI, India (Reuters) - A Roman Catholic bishop was arrested in the south Indian state of Kerala on Friday on charges of raping a nun, police said, a day after the Vatican accepted the bishop’s request to be temporarily relieved of his duties. There was no immediate comment from Bishop Franco Mulakkal or his lawyers - though he has denied the charges

  • EU's Tusk says a compromise with Britain is still possible

    September 21, 2018 5:19 PM 10

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk said he was convinced that the European Union and Britain could still find a compromise over the country’s exit from the 28-country bloc. Tusk’s comments came after British Premier Theresa May earlier on Friday said that negotiations had reached an impasse and called on the bloc to come up with its own proposal

  • Lavrov says Russia won't interfere in Bosnia Oct. 7 election

    September 21, 2018 4:42 PM 6

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrives for talks with members of the Bosnian three-member presidency in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Russia’s foreign minister is visiting Bosnia, an ethnically-divided Balkan country where Moscow has maintained strong influence among the country’s Serbs. (AP Photo/Amel Emric) Russian Foreign Minister

  • In Korea, World’s Scariest Border to Become Less Scary

    September 21, 2018 4:21 PM 17

    Military agreement between North and South offers rewards, but also risks SEOUL—North and South Korea plan to scale down military forces along their border under an agreement this week that promises to lower tensions but which has fanned concerns about whether the changes compromise battle-readiness. At a summit in Pyongyang, the Korean leaders agreed

  • U.K. May Says Brexit Negotiations Have Reached ‘an Impasse’

    September 21, 2018 3:38 PM 17

    The prime minister said it was now up to the European Union to provide an alternative Brexit deal LONDON—Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday warned that Brexit talks had hit an impasse and called on European leaders to present new proposals as negotiations between the two sides turn increasingly acrimonious. Following a tense meeting

  • Israel showed Russia proof Syria to blame for downed plane: Israeli military

    September 21, 2018 2:27 PM 17

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has provided Moscow with proof it bore no responsibility for bringing down a Russian plane in Syria, an Israeli military official said on Friday. Fifteen Russian crew were killed when an IL-20 surveillance plane crashed near Latakia in northern Syria on Monday. Russia has said Syria shot the plane down shortly after Israeli

  • European court should say if UK alone can stop Brexit: Scottish judges

    September 21, 2018 11:46 AM 17

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) - A legal appeal to determine whether Britain alone can change its mind about leaving the European Union should be given consideration by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), Scotland’s highest court said on Friday in a boost to anti-Brexit campaigners. The Court of Session decision means the ECJ should say whether it is legally possible

  • UK says disappointed by Scottish court decision on Article 50 reversal case

    September 21, 2018 11:45 AM 18

    LONDON (Reuters) - The British government said it was disappointed by a ruling from Scotland’s highest court on Friday that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) should consider whether the United Kingdom can unilaterally change its mind about leaving the European Union. The Court of Session said the ECJ should consider whether Article 50 of the Lisbon