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02/11/2016 -  South Korea cuts off power, water into Kaesong zone in North Korea - 04:46 PM

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has cut off the supply of power and water into the Kaesong industrial zone run jointly with North Korea, it said on Friday, hours after the North kicked out the South's workers and froze the assets of companies operating there.










02/11/2016 -  No plans at this time for joint U.S.-India navy patrols: State Dept. - 04:39 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There are currently no plans for joint naval patrols by the United States and India, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.


02/11/2016 -  Uncertainty at Syria talks as Russia backs government advance - 04:32 PM

MUNICH (Reuters) - Major powers began a new round of Syria talks on Thursday focusing on calls for a ceasefire and access for aid, but the mood was dour with Moscow showing no sign of calling off its bombing in support of a massive new government advance.










02/11/2016 -  South Sudan president re-appoints rival under peace deal - 04:11 PM

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has re-appointed his rival Riek Machar as vice president, a decree said on Thursday, the culmination of a deal to try to end months of civil war in the world's newest nation.


02/11/2016 -  Russia raises specter of interminable or 'world war' if Syria talks fail - 03:26 PM

MUNICH (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev raised the specter of an interminable or a world war if powers failed to negotiate an end to the conflict in Syria and warned against any ground operations by U.S. and Arab forces.










02/11/2016 -  Drug cartel battle kills 52 in northeastern Mexican prison - 03:07 PM

MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - A battle between the feared Zetas drug cartel and rivals at a prison left 52 people dead in the northeastern Mexican city of Monterrey, authorities said on Thursday, days ahead of a planned visit by Pope Francis to another jail in Mexico's far north.










02/11/2016 -  U.S. says has no reason to doubt North Korea army chief executed - 02:46 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it had no reason to doubt reports that North Korea executed its army chief of staff, describing it as typical of Pyongyang's brutal political climate.


02/11/2016 -  Iran's main opposition leaderless, but insists it's not a spent force - 02:43 PM

ANKARA (Reuters) - Hope for change is dwindling but not gone among supporters of Iran's main pro-reform opposition, although its leaders remain under house arrest and pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani looks incapable of achieving the freer society he promised.










02/11/2016 -  Exclusive: Brother of ex-Chinese official sharing golf secrets in U.S., not state secrets - attorney - 02:11 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Breaking a long silence, a politically connected Chinese businessman living in the United States has denied through his attorney that he handed over Chinese state secrets, including launch codes for nuclear weapons, to U.S. authorities.










02/11/2016 -  Saudi warns U.N., aid workers to leave rebel-held areas in Yemen - 02:09 PM

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia, which is leading air strikes against rebels in neighboring Yemen, has warned the United Nations and international aid groups to protect staff by removing them from areas held by Yemen's Houthi rebels, a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday said.


02/11/2016 -  Obama, Netanyahu may agree defense deal in Washington next month, envoy says - 01:30 PM

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu might meet in Washington next month and complete a deal on future defense aid to Israel that has been dogged by disagreement, the U.S. ambassador to Israel said on Thursday.










02/11/2016 -  EU refines UK offer, up to Cameron now to clinch deal - 01:23 PM

By Jan Strupczewski, Alastair Macdonald and Gabriela Baczynska


02/11/2016 -  Russia boosts ties with Iraq in challenge to U.S. influence - 01:11 PM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Russia is ready to sell civil airliners to Iraq and keep providing it with military aid to fight Islamic State, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Thursday, accompanied on a trip to Baghdad by the biggest Russian delegation in years.


02/11/2016 -  South Africa to procure nuclear energy at affordable scale: Zuma - 01:00 PM

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa will procure nuclear energy at an affordable pace and scale, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.










02/11/2016 -  Cypriot president says peace talks make progress but work needed - 12:42 PM

ATHENS (Reuters) - Peace talks in ethnically split Cyprus have shown progress on several fronts, but disagreements persist and work is still needed before a blueprint might be put to a public vote, the country's president said on Thursday.


02/11/2016 -  Central Europeans need to do more to help refugees, U.N. agency says - 12:38 PM

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The United Nations agency for refugees called on central European countries to overcome public opposition and give more help to refugees from war-torn regions.










02/11/2016 -  Former Pakistan military leader Musharraf hospitalized with chest pain - 12:34 PM

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf was taken to a hospital in the port city of Karachi on Thursday after complaining of chest pain and having difficulty breathing, a spokesman for his political party said.


02/11/2016 -  Myanmar's outgoing president cancels visit to U.S.-ASEAN summit next week - 12:25 PM

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's outgoing President Thein Sein has at the last minute canceled plans to attend the U.S.-ASEAN summit in California next week, his office said late on Thursday, giving no reasons for the decision.


02/11/2016 -  U.N. mission sends Burundi officers home over unrest - 11:54 AM

BANGUI (Reuters) - The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic is repatriating three military officers on suspicion they committed human rights violations during political unrest in their home country, Burundi, an internal document showed.


02/11/2016 -  Biden, Poroshenko discuss need for reforms in Ukraine: White House - 11:32 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko discussed the need for governance reforms in Ukraine during a phone call on Thursday, the White House said.


 


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