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World 03 Nov 2015 | 7:10 PM

Britons offered chance to skip U.S. customs queues

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it would let some British travellers skip passport and customs queues at its airports, in a bid to attract more visitors from the UK.

World 03 Nov 2015 | 11:50 PM

Names matter as Germany grapples with migrant crisis

BERLIN (Reuters) - Both Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and their Social Democrat coalition partners back the idea of setting up centres to process asylum seekers, but can't agree on where to put them or even what to call them.

Football 04 Nov 2015 | 8:02 PM

Palestine ordered to play qualifiers on neutral territory

ZURICH (Reuter) - FIFA have reversed their decision to allow Palestine to host Thursday’s World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia at home, ordered that it be played on neutral territory and postponed the game until Monday.

World 04 Nov 2015 | 4:55 PM

Helicopters winch Lebanese, Syrian migrants from sea off Cyprus

ATHENS (Reuters) - Twenty-six people thought to be Lebanese and Syrian were winched to safety by helicopters off Cyprus in an overnight operation when their sailboat began to sink in rough seas, authorities said.

World 01 Nov 2015 | 9:10 PM

Guenther Schabowski, man who accidentally opened Berlin Wall, dies at 86

BERLIN (Reuters) - Guenther Schabowski, the former senior East German Communist official who accidentally announced the opening of the Berlin Wall, has died aged 86, German media reported on Sunday.

World 02 Nov 2015 | 4:00 AM

Merkel's conservatives align refugee policy but coalition still at odds

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel failed on Sunday to fully resolve differences within her ruling coalition over how to deal with the huge refugee influx, leaving open a row that has rocked her government.

World 01 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM

New U.S.-backed Syrian rebel alliance launches offensive against Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A newly formed U.S.-backed Syrian rebel alliance on Saturday launched an offensive against Islamic State in the northeast province of Hasaka, a day after the United States said it would send special forces to advise insurgents fighting the jihadists.

World 16 Sep 2015 | 3:30 PM

Croatia says migrants to be transported to reception centres near Zagreb

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Police in Croatia said on Wednesday they were registering migrants entering from Serbia and would transport them to reception centres near the capital Zagreb.

World 15 Sep 2015 | 1:15 AM

Hungarian PM expects high rate of asylum claims to be rejected

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban expects a high rate of asylum requests to be rejected after tougher new rules take effect from midnight, according to excerpts of an interview with private broadcaster TV2 published online on Monday.

Community 13 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM

The Chinese are coming!

AS HE addresses an international crowd gathered at Kuala Lumpur’s Westin Hotel, it becomes apparent that Chairman Fu, with his formal demeanour and foreign-sounding title (distinctly different from the Datuks and Tan Sri’s we are used to), is an upright, sober man.