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Reuters World News 12/13/2017
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12/13/2017 -  Despite Tillerson overture, White House says not right time for North Korea talks - 03:45 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - No negotiations can be held with North Korea until it improves its behavior, a White House official said on Wednesday, raising questions about U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's offer to begin talks with Pyongyang any time and without pre-conditions.


12/13/2017 -  Canada says defense firms can now sell small arms to Ukraine - 04:01 PM

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada said on Wednesday that defense contractors would be allowed to sell weapons such as automatic firearms and electric stun guns to Ukraine, a move the government in Kiev has long pressed for.


12/13/2017 -  Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar, face official secrets charges - 04:12 PM

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's government said on Wednesday that police had arrested two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The reporters had been working on stories about a military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rahkine State that has caused almost 650,000 people to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.


12/13/2017 -  Muslim leaders call on world to recognize East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital - 12:44 PM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Muslim leaders condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday and called on the world to respond by recognizing East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.


12/13/2017 -  Britain's May defeated in parliament over Brexit blueprint - 03:05 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's government was defeated on Wednesday, when lawmakers forced through changes to its Brexit blueprint that ministers said could endanger Britain's departure from the European Union.


12/13/2017 -  Putin must nudge Syria into U.N. peace deal, mediator says - 02:29 PM

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura urged Russia on Wednesday to convince its ally the Syrian government of the need to clinch a peace deal to end the nearly seven-year-old war.


12/13/2017 -  Turkish police summon FBI official: Anadolu - 03:30 PM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police summoned a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) official on Wednesday over statements made in a U.S. court by a former Turkish police investigator who fled the country last year, the state-run Anadolu Agency said.


12/13/2017 -  U.S. prepares to open doors on billion-dollar London embassy - 03:37 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in London moves next month to a new billion-dollar home overlooking the River Thames -- just as U.S. President Donald Trump's actions have placed strains on the "special relationship" between Britain and the United States.


12/13/2017 -  At least 39 Yemenis dead in Saudi-led raid on police camp in Sanaa: official - 07:19 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi-led coalition aircraft struck a military police camp in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, killing at least 39 people and wounding 90 more, including some prisoners, an official and witnesses said.


12/13/2017 -  U.N. expert says torture persists at Guantanamo Bay; U.S. denies - 12:23 PM

GENEVA (Reuters) - An independent U.N. human rights investigator said on Wednesday that he had information about an inmate being tortured at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay detention facility, despite Washington banning "enhanced interrogation techniques" almost 10 years ago.


 


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