X Close

World

More World Stories

  • Filter by

China to prosecute former Tianjin mayor for suspected graft

22 January 2017

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will prosecute the former mayor of the northern city of Tianjin for suspected graft, the state prosecutor said on Sunday, taking a step that will almost certainly result in his conviction.

Iraqi general's tour suggests tough fight ahead in west Mosul

22 January 2017

MOSUL (Reuters) - Residents of east Mosul held up their children and took selfies with Iraqi counter-terrorism commander Lieutenant General Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi after his men cleared Islamic State fighters from their neighbourhoods.

Playing politics? Chinese tourism under scrutiny as Lunar New Year nears

22 January 2017

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - With 6 million Chinese tourists expected to travel abroad over the Lunar New Year break, China's Jan. 27 to Feb. 2 holiday is crucial for Taiwan tour agency operator Li Chi-yueh, who relies on mainland visitors for a third of his revenue.

China party paper says no 'provocation' can stop its military drills

22 January 2017

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military will carry out drills regardless of foreign provocations and pressure, the Communist Party's paper said on Sunday, adding that exercises far out at sea like those conducted recently by its sole aircraft carrier will become normal.

Factbox - Women stage marches in cities across North America

22 January 2017

(Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of women, supported by a smaller number of men, gathered in dozens of cities across North America on Saturday to march in opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump the day after the maverick Republican took office. [L1N1FB0BM]

Myanmar's remote Wa State suffers as fewer Chinese come to party

22 January 2017

PANGSAN, Myanmar (Reuters) - In a remote casino in northeastern Myanmar, China's pervasive campaign against graft has taken its toll. Hundreds of local traders and farmers place petty bets as low as 10 cents, outnumbering a few Chinese who were once the VIPs of a gambling hall decorated with chandeliers and Renaissance-style paintings.

Japan enters uncharted waters as emperor's abdication pondered

22 January 2017

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is moving to adopt a law allowing its octogenarian Emperor Akihito to abdicate but many touchy topics, such as his title and duties, remain to be settled before the monarch can retire in a step unprecedented for two centuries.

Suicide attack foiled in Beirut cafe - security source

22 January 2017

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese security forces foiled an attempted suicide bombing at a cafe in Beirut's busy al-Hamra district late on Saturday, a security source said.

Trump inauguration draws nearly 31 mln U.S. television viewers

22 January 2017

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nearly 31 million viewers watched live U.S. television coverage of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, far fewer than tuned in to Barack Obama's first swearing-in, but otherwise the biggest such audience since Ronald Reagan entered office, ratings firm Nielsen reported on Saturday.

White House accuses media of playing down inauguration crowds

22 January 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Saturday accused the media of framing photographs to understate the crowd that attended Donald Trump's inauguration, a new jab in a long-running fight between the new president and the news organizations who cover him.

  • Page 1 of 50

Go to page:

advertisement

Powered by

advertisement

advertisement