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World 21 May 2015 | 11:20 PM

Briton guilty of making bomb that killed U.S. sergeant in Iraq

LONDON (Reuters) - A London taxi driver was found guilty of murder on Thursday for his role in making bombs used against U.S. forces in Iraq in 2007, including one that killed an American sergeant, Britain's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.

World 31 Jan 2015 | 8:45 PM

Germany's von Weizsaecker, president at unification, dies at 94

BERLIN (Reuters) - Former president Richard von Weizsaecker, who challenged German attitudes about the Holocaust by arguing that the country had been liberated by the Nazi defeat in 1945, died on Saturday at the age of 94, the current president's office said.

Myanmar 08 Apr 2015 | 2:02 PM

Myanmar to hold rare talks as Suu Kyi pushes for charter change

NAYPYIDAW - Myanmar's president will host rare talks with influential allies and rivals including Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday as the opposition leader intensifies efforts to lift a constitutional bar against her running for the presidency.

AseanPlus News 05 May 2015 | 12:00 AM

Chinese leader warns against viewing Taiwan as a country

BEIJING: Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping has warned against Taiwan being seen as a country as he met the head of the island’s ruling party, the first such encounter in seven years.

World 12 Apr 2015 | 10:20 AM

Obama meets Raul Castro in highest-level U.S.-Cuba talks in decades

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama met Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday in the highest-level talks between the two countries in nearly 60 years, and the two men agreed to push ahead on improving relations after decades of hostility.

World 26 May 2015 | 11:11 PM

Gay marriage vote marks a quiet revolution in Ireland

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland, the last country in Western Europe to decriminalise homosexuality, now looks set only two decades later to become the first in the world to approve same-sex marriage in a national referendum.

China 04 May 2015 | 5:51 PM

Solar plane pilot readies for record Pacific flight

NANJING (China) - The pilot who will attempt a record flight over the Pacific in a solar-powered plane played down the risks on Monday, describing the mission as a journey of self-discovery.

World 28 Jan 2015 | 9:35 AM

South Korea, China warn Japan not to backtrack on apology over wartime past

(This story corrects the name of the former premier Koizumi in the eighth paragraph)

World 15 Apr 2015 | 5:55 PM

China warns Taiwan opposition as it names presidential candidate

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - China warned Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday to heed the lessons of the last time it was in power and not push for independence, as the party announced its candidate for next year's presidential election.

Nation 27 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM

Unesco recognition for Leaning Tower still in progress

IPOH: The National Heritage Department is still preparing relevant documents to be sent to Unesco in order to place Teluk Intan’s iconic Leaning Tower on the list of world heritage sites.