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Croatia attorney general steps down for being Freemason
ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatian Attorney General Drazen Jelenic stepped down on Wednesday following pressure from top official...
WHO says man with coronavirus in Egypt is recovering, no longer a carrier
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that the person previously confirmed to have the ...
Two Iranians die after testing positive for coronavirus: official
DUBAI (Reuters) - Two Iranians have died in hospital after testing positive for the new coronavirus in the holy Shi’ite ci...
All Ukrainians being evacuated from China in healthy condition: deputy health minister
KIEV (Reuters) - All Ukrainians being evacuated from China’s Hubei province this week are in a healthy condition, Dmytro K...
Iraqi PM-designate says done picking cabinet, calls on parliament to approve it
(Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi said on Wednesday he has put together a cabinet of polit...
Ukraine constitutional court says scrapping old Supreme Court was unconstitutional
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian lawmakers exceeded their authority when they voted to scrap the country’s old Supreme Court in ...
Haiti political morass fuels growing crisis of hunger, malnutrition
DESSOURCES, Haiti (Reuters) - Farmhand Celavi Belor has lost so much weight over the past year his clothes hang limply off...
Greece says Marbles' return not linked to Brexit talks
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece distanced itself on Wednesday from suggestions that it planned to drag a centuries-old dispute o...
Swedish prosecutor says may be close to solving Palme's 1986 murder
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden may soon get closure over the 1986 murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme after the lead prosecu...
Two test positive for coronavirus in Iran: health ministry spokesman
DUBAI (Reuters) - Preliminary tests on two suspected coronavirus cases in Iran have come back positive, a health ministry ...
Turkey threatens action on Syria as Russian-backed government offensive pushes toward border
ANKARA/AMMAN (Reuters) - Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday a Turkish military operation to push back a S...
Somali militants kill 12 soldiers in attack on base, say officials
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist al Shabaab militants killed at least 12 Somali soldiers and briefly captured a military bas...
U.N. tries to salvage Libya talks after government announces pullout
GENEVA/CAIRO (Reuters) - The United Nations sought to salvage talks over a ceasefire for Libya on Wednesday, after the gov...
China threatened to harm Czech companies over Taiwan visit: letter
(Reuters) - The Chinese government threatened to retaliate against leading Czech companies if a senior Czech official made...
Second Hong Kong coronavirus death as it awaits stranded cruise passengers
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong reported its second death from the new coronavirus on Wednesday as authorities drew up pla...
Uzbekistan detains 21 on suspicion of Syrian militant links
TASHKENT (Reuters) - Uzbek police have detained 21 people suspected of being linked to an Islamist militant group operatin...
WHO says no indication of coronavirus cases in North Korea
GENEVA/SEOUL (Reuters) - There are no indications that there are cases of the new coronavirus in North Korea, a World Heal...
South Korean church services seen as center of spike in coronavirus cases
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea reported 15 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, including 10 people involved in a sur...
Mongolia to shut schools until March 30 to curb virus outbreak
ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - Mongolia will keep all its schools shut until March 30 in order to prevent the coronavirus from sp...
Beijing says firmly opposes new U.S. rules on China state-backed media
BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday it firmly opposes new rules imposed by the United States against five Chinese ...
Japan government conducts emergency survey on banks amid China virus outbreak
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s financial watchdog has begun conducting an emergency survey on domestic financial institutions w...
Taiwan to send plane to evacuate citizens from virus-hit ship in Japan
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan plans to send a chartered flight this week to evacuate its citizens from a virus-hit cruise ship...
Factbox: Reaction to Britain's new immigration rules
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government has outlined a new immigration system to manage the flow of workers into the cou...
Hong Kong records second coronavirus death: hospital spokeswoman
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong recorded its second death caused by the new coronavirus on Wednesday, a Princess Margaret ...
Thai police arrest gunman for killing ex-wife at shopping mall
BANGKOK (Reuters) - A man killed his ex-wife and wounded another person at a shopping center in Bangkok on Tuesday, police...
Mexican lawmakers toughen penalties for femicide, abuse of minors after murders
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s lower house of congress on Tuesday approved an increase in prison sentences for crimes of...
Japan's next restroom revolution? Phasing out squat toilets for Tokyo 2020
TOKYO (Reuters) - On southwestern Japan’s Miyajima island, a short walk from one of the country’s most famous ancient temp...
Mainland China reports 1,749 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Feb. 18
BEIJING (Reuters) - Mainland China had 1,749 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Tuesday, the country’s Natio...
Chinese cities seek blood donations as coronavirus crimps supplies: China Daily
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Several Chinese cities have declared that a shortage in blood supply for clinical use was imminent, s...
WHO says 'no indications' of coronavirus cases in North Korea
GENEVA/SEOUL (Reuters) - There are no indications that there are cases of the new coronavirus in North Korea, a World Heal...
South Korea confirms 15 new cases of coronavirus
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea reported 15 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the total number of people i...
U.S. arrests Mexican citizen in Miami for allegedly acting on behalf of Russia
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities in Miami arrested a Mexican citizen who had been recruited by a Russian government...
Freestyle skiing: Kuroda dies suddenly at 19
(Reuters) - Canadian freestyle moguls team member Brayden Kuroda has died suddenly, Freestyle Canada said on Tuesday. He w...
NCAA ponders one-time transfer rule for all sports
Division I athletes in all sports could transfer once and be immediately eligible if the Division I council adopts an idea...
Factbox: Britain's new immigration system - How many points do you need?
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government has outlined a new immigration system to manage the flow of workers into the cou...
U.S. CDC places 14-day travel restriction on passengers from quarantined cruise ship
(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Tuesday all passengers on the quarantined Di...
China's Hubei province reports 132 new coronavirus deaths on Feb. 18
BEIJING (Reuters) - The number of deaths in China’s central Hubei province from the coronavirus outbreak rose by 132 to 1...
South Koreans return home from quarantined ship off Japan: Yonhap
SEOUL (Reuters) - A presidential jet brought home six South Koreans and a Japanese spouse from a quarantined cruise ship d...
Vessels at port of Libyan capital evacuated after attack: official
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Vessels including fuel tankers docked at the sea port of the Libyan capital were evacuated on Tuesday ...
Soccer: Cincinnati coach Jans resigns amid probe of racial slur
(Reuters) - Dutchman Ron Jans has resigned as head coach of FC Cincinnati amid an investigation of his alleged use of a ra...