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World 24 Feb 2018 | 1:57 PM

Exclusive - U.S. prepares high-seas crackdown on North Korea sanctions evaders: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration and key Asian allies are preparing to expand interceptions of ships suspected of violating sanctions on North Korea, a plan that could include deploying U.S. Coast Guard forces to stop and search vessels in Asia-Pacific waters, senior U.S. officials said.

World 24 Feb 2018 | 4:00 AM

EU's Tusk calls for immediate ceasefire in Syria

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday the EU was calling for an immediate ceasefire in Syria as a new wave of bombs struck the eastern Ghouta district ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire.

World 23 Feb 2018 | 9:34 PM

EU calls for ceasefire in Syria's eastern Ghouta, urgent aid access -statement

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union called on Friday for an immediate ceasefire and access for aid trucks, using a strongly-worded statement to express its anger at bombing of Syria's eastern Ghouta.

World 23 Feb 2018 | 9:07 PM

Poland wins temporary EU reprieve in fight over rule of law

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Poland has won a breathing space in its long-running battle with the European Union over the rule of law, pending the outcome of "sensitive talks" between Warsaw and Brussels, diplomats and officials say.

World 23 Feb 2018 | 6:33 PM

U.N. envoy calls for urgent ceasefire in Syria hours before vote

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura renewed his urgent call on Friday for a ceasefire to stop both the "horrific" bombing of besieged eastern Ghouta and indiscriminate mortar shelling on Damascus.

World 23 Feb 2018 | 5:58 PM

Australian deputy prime minister resigns after new harassment claim

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's deputy prime minister said on Friday he will resign as leader of his party after weeks of pressure over an affair with a staffer that brought him into open conflict with his premier and a new allegation of sexual harassment emerged.

World 23 Feb 2018 | 11:45 AM

Armed deputy who failed to confront gunman at Florida school resigns

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The armed sheriff's deputy assigned to the Florida high school where 17 people were shot dead has resigned rather than face suspension after an internal investigation showed he failed to enter the school to confront the gunman during the attack, the county sheriff said on Thursday.

World 23 Feb 2018 | 11:14 AM

Pressure grows on Australian deputy leader to quit with new harassment allegation

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's embattled deputy prime minister called a news conference on Friday at which domestic media reported he was likely to resign after weeks of damaging revelations over an affair with a former staff member who is carrying his child.

TECH 23 Feb 2018 | 9:29 AM

Olympics: Holograms may help more fans catch the action at Tokyo Games

Japanese telecommunications company NTT is hoping to bring an added dimension to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by projecting live sporting events with its 3D hologram technology.

World 23 Feb 2018 | 8:33 AM

Missouri governor indicted on felony invasion of privacy charge

(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was briefly taken into custody on Thursday after being indicted on a felony invasion of privacy charge in connection with an extramarital affair and a blackmail allegation involving the Republican politician, officials said.