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03/17/2018 -  Russia expels 23 British diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens - 12:27 PM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia expelled 23 British diplomats on Saturday in a carefully calibrated retaliatory move against London, which has accused the Kremlin of orchestrating a nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in southern England.

03/17/2018 -  Thousands more Syrians flee their homes as two battles rage - 12:36 PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Thousands of civilians streamed out of their towns on Saturday to escape battles in the north and south of Syria, where two different offensives have prompted an exodus in recent days.

03/16/2018 -  Seoul aims for more talks about talks with North Korea this month - 08:32 PM

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - South Korea said on Friday it was seeking high-level talks this month with North Korea to prepare for a summit and that South Korean President Moon Jae-in may meet Donald Trump before the U.S. president's planned meeting with the North Korean leader.

03/17/2018 -  China's parliament re-elects Xi Jinping as president - 12:44 PM

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's largely rubber-stamp parliament on Saturday unanimously re-elected Xi Jinping as the country's president.

03/17/2018 -  Sweden, North Korea talks end, may help pave way for Trump-Kim encounter - 02:24 PM

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The North Korean and Swedish foreign ministers ended three days of talks on Saturday on the security situation on the Korean peninsula which may help prepare the way for a planned meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.

03/17/2018 -  Albania arrests 39 for smuggling people into Britain and United States - 01:55 PM

TIRANA (Reuters) - Albanian police arrested 39 people on Saturday including four police officers on charges of having smuggled some 1,000 Albanians to Britain, the United States and Canada, and are looking for a dozen others, including two Bulgarians.

03/17/2018 -  Maldives police arrest 139 opposition protesters under emergency rule - 02:11 PM

MALE (Reuters) - Police in Maldives arrested at least 139 opposition protesters, its spokesman said on Saturday, as they attempted to defy orders under the state of emergency and march into the high security zone in capital Male.

03/17/2018 -  China says resolutely opposed to new U.S. law on ties with Taiwan - 08:50 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry on Saturday expressed its "resolute opposition" after U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation that encourages the United States to send senior officials to Taiwan to meet Taiwanese counterparts and vice versa.

03/17/2018 -  Letter, with bullet, sent to Greek minister working on Macedonia name issue: police - 07:25 AM

ATHENS (Reuters) - A threatening letter containing a bullet has been sent to the Greek foreign minister, who is engaged in talks with Macedonia on a long-running name dispute, police said.

03/17/2018 -  Pope pays tribute to mystic monk said to have wrestled with the Devil - 12:54 PM

SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO, Italy (Reuters) - Pope Francis prayed on Saturday before the body of one of Catholicism's most popular saints, Padre Pio, a mystic monk who is said to have wrestled with the Devil.


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