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06/22/2017 -  North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM: U.S. officials - 08:11 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday.


06/22/2017 -  Anger in Mosul as Islamic State destroys historic mosque - 12:31 PM

MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - The leaning al-Hadba minaret that towered over Mosul for 850 years lay in ruins on Thursday, demolished by retreating Islamic State militants, but Iraq's prime minister said the act marked their final defeat in the city.


06/22/2017 -  Kuwait hands Qatar a list of demands from boycotting countries: Al Jazeera - 07:26 PM

DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwait has handed Qatar a list of demands from the Arab states boycotting it, Al Jazeera television said quoting sources.


06/22/2017 -  Venezuelan troops fire on protesters at airbase, one killed - 08:58 PM

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan troops on Thursday fired what appeared to be rubber bullets at protesters attacking the perimeter of an airbase and a demonstrator was killed, bringing renewed scrutiny of the force used to control riots that have killed at least 76 people.


06/22/2017 -  Friend of former South Korea leader jailed for three years: Yonhap - 08:04 PM

SEOUL (Reuters) - The friend of former South Korean leader Park Geun-hye who was at the center of an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country's business and political elite has been sentenced to three years in jail, the Yonhap news agency reported on Friday.


06/22/2017 -  U.S. set to approve India's purchase of drones before Modi visit - 05:02 PM

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is expected to approve India's purchase of a naval variant of the Predator drone, a source familiar with the situation said, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi tries to revitalize relations with Washington when he meets President Donald Trump for the first time.


06/22/2017 -  Good start, not enough: EU leaders mull May's Brexit offer - 04:56 PM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Theresa May offered fellow EU leaders a "fair" deal on Thursday for compatriots living in Britain after Brexit, though her peers sounded skeptical and demanded more detail from a prime minister weakened by an electoral misfire two weeks ago.


06/22/2017 -  Peru's president eyes pardon for Fujimori after political blow - 08:53 PM

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said on Thursday that it was time to evaluate pardoning the country's imprisoned former leader Alberto Fujimori, an apparent bid to placate the powerful opposition party led by Fujimori's daughter.


06/22/2017 -  Ecuador foreign minister says UK wants a solution to Assange standoff - 07:42 PM

QUITO (Reuters) - Britain is interested in finding a solution to the standoff that has led to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being holed up in Ecuador's London embassy for five years, the foreign minister of the South American country said on Thursday.


06/22/2017 -  Brazil top court ruling potentially undercuts Temer investigation - 04:52 PM

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday it has the right to reject plea bargains made in corruption probes, potentially undercutting investigations that have threatened President Michel Temer's government, prosecutors said. A majority of the court said plea bargains, such as those made by dozens of executives at the world's largest meatpacker JBS SA and construction firm Odebrecht [ODBES.UL], could be evaluated by the full court and rejected if they rule that a state's w


 


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