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World 05 Dec 2017 | 5:16 PM

Bus bomb kills eight in Syria's Homs city - state media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A bomb blast killed eight people and injured 16 others on a bus in Syria's Homs on Tuesday, state media said, citing the city's health authority.

World 05 Dec 2017 | 4:51 PM

Australia, citing concerns over China, cracks down on foreign political influence

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia, concerned about rising Chinese influence, will ban foreign political donations as part of a crackdown aimed at preventing external interference in domestic politics, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday.

World 05 Dec 2017 | 3:43 PM

Russia designates Radio Free Europe and Voice of America as 'foreign agents'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia designated Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and Voice of America (VOA) as "foreign agents" on Tuesday, a move aimed at complicating their work in retaliation for what Moscow says is unacceptable U.S. pressure on Russian media.

World 05 Dec 2017 | 2:10 PM

Germans see Trump as bigger problem than North Korea or Russia

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germans see U.S. President Donald Trump as a bigger challenge for German foreign policy than authoritarian leaders in North Korea, Russia or Turkey, according to a survey by the Koerber Foundation.

World 05 Dec 2017 | 8:55 AM

Trump son, former partner due before House panel this week - source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's eldest son and a former business associate of the president are due to testify to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, as it continues its investigation of possible Russian involvement in the 2016 election, sources familiar with the schedule said.

World 05 Dec 2017 | 8:54 AM

Trump lawyer’s account about tweets raises questions about what president knew

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer's legal arguments in defence of the president's tweets about former U.S. national security advisor Michael Flynn have been greeted with some scepticism by legal experts.

World 05 Dec 2017 | 7:24 AM

U.N. political affairs chief to visit North Korea this week

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations' political affairs chief will visit North Korea this week, making the highest-level visit by a U.N. official in more than six years as tensions grip the region over Pyongyang's nuclear and weapons programs.

World 05 Dec 2017 | 4:56 AM

Finland should stay militarily non-aligned - prime minister

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland should remain militarily neutral because it helps ensure security in the Baltic Sea region, Prime Minister Juha Sipila said in an interview ahead of celebrations of the country's 100 years of independence.

World 05 Dec 2017 | 1:51 AM

Lebanon's Hariri to meet major powers in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri will meet ministers from major powers in Paris on Friday to discuss ways of stabilising his country a month after his shock resignation plunged it into political turmoil, three diplomats said.

World 04 Dec 2017 | 8:55 PM

Syrian walkout from Geneva talks 'an embarrassment to Russia' - opposition

GENEVA (Reuters) - The decision by President Bashar al-Assad's negotiators to quit U.N.-led talks in Geneva last week was an embarrassment to Russia, which is in a hurry to find a solution, opposition spokesman Yahya al-Aridi told Reuters on Monday.