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World 20 Jan 2015 | 8:45 AM

U.S. wants end to travel curbs, set up embassy in Cuba talks

WASHINGTON/HAVANA (Reuters) - The United States will urge Cuba to lift travel restrictions on U.S. diplomats and agree to opening embassies in historic talks on restoring relations this week in Havana, a senior State Department official said on Monday.

World 28 Mar 2015 | 2:40 PM

Japan is set to extend sanctions on North Korea - Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will likely extend its sanctions against North Korea because of Pyongyang's delay in reporting into its abductions of Japanese citizens decades ago, the Nikkei business daily reported on Saturday without citing sources.

World 12 Apr 2015 | 12:25 AM

China to restrict visits by Shenzhen residents to Hong Kong - NPC deputy

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China will limit visits by residents of the southern city of Shenzhen to neighbouring Hong Kong, local media and politicians said on Sunday, following recent tensions in the former British colony caused by growing numbers of mainland visitors.

Business 26 Apr 2015 | 1:57 PM

Cuts to pay and perks trigger flight from China's state bank

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG: Bankers at China's top state lenders are quitting in increasing numbers because of cuts to their pay and perks, and moving to a new breed of financial firms such as leasing companies, trusts and online platforms, bankers and headhunters say.

Football 20 May 2015 | 10:22 PM

FIFA's Blatter sketches compromise in Israeli-Palestinian dispute

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - The head of world football's governing body said on Wednesday Israel had proposed easing travel restrictions for Palestinian players but the head of the Palestine FA insisted he would pursue a move to have Israel suspended from FIFA.

World 04 Jun 2015 | 11:55 PM

South Korea reports third MERS death as alarm grows

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Thursday confirmed that a man who died a day earlier had been infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), the third fatality in a virus outbreak that has caused growing alarm in the country.

World 14 Jul 2016 | 5:41 PM

Bahrain wields travel curbs in crackdown on opponents - activists

DUBAI (Reuters) - After a border official stopped him leaving Bahrain last week, citing a security order, Mohammed al-Tajer said he checked with the departments in charge of passports and investigations and was told no travel ban was in place.

World 19 Oct 2016 | 4:07 AM

Yemen Houthis back truce, U.N., U.S. call for aid to flow

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's Houthi-run administration welcomed a 72-hour ceasefire starting on Wednesday intended to allow aid to reach areas cut off by months of fighting and in dire humanitarian need.

World 29 Jan 2017 | 4:23 AM

In Middle East, U.S. travel curbs decried as unjust, insulting

CAIRO/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Arabs and Iranians planning U.S. trips reacted with fury on Saturday to new American travel curbs they said were insulting and discriminatory, as five Iraqis and a Yemeni were stopped from boarding a New York-bound flight in Cairo.

World 29 Jan 2017 | 4:53 PM

Iraq Shi'ite paramilitary calls for ban on U.S. nationals

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Popular Mobilization on Sunday called on the Iraqi government to ban U.S. nationals from entering Iraq and to expel those who are already in the country, in a reaction to the new U.S. travel curbs on Iraqis.