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World 02 Feb 2017 | 10:02 AM

Top Trump aide condemns Iranian ballistic missile test

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House put Iran "on notice" on Wednesday for test-firing a ballistic missile and said it was reviewing how to respond, taking an aggressive posture towards Tehran that could raise tensions in the region.

World 01 Feb 2017 | 8:17 PM

Argentina's Macri moves to cut labour costs, works with unions

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina President Mauricio Macri is racing to cut the country's famously high labour costs in a bid to increase foreign investment, risking a confrontation with powerful unions before congressional elections later this year.

World 01 Feb 2017 | 7:49 PM

Cyprus leaders seek new UN summit in early March-envoy

ATHENS (Reuters) - The leaders of ethnically-split Cyprus have asked the United Nations to prepare for a new peace conference in early March with guarantor powers, a U.N. envoy said on Wednesday.

World 02 Feb 2017 | 5:04 AM

Iran confirms new missile test, says did not violate nuclear deal

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Wednesday it had test-fired a new ballistic missile, prompting a tough response from a senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump.

World 01 Feb 2017 | 11:13 AM

Trump set to name U.S. high court pick as Democrats plan fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Neil Gorsuch for a lifetime job on the U.S. Supreme Court, picking the 49-year-old federal appeals court judge to restore the court's conservative majority and help shape rulings on divisive issues such as abortion, gun control, the death penalty and religious rights.

AseanPlus News 31 Jan 2017 | 2:10 PM

Lunar New Year heartache for migrant worker with leukaemia

BEIJING: The Lunar New Year family reunion is the annual highlight for most migrant workers after a year of working away from home.

World 31 Jan 2017 | 9:44 PM

France's Le Pen defiant as EU seeks return of misspent money

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France's far-right candidate for president, Marine Le Pen, was set to lose 7,000 euros a month from her European Parliament earnings from Wednesday after defying a demand to repay nearly 300,000 euros of EU funds an investigation says she misspent.

World 01 Feb 2017 | 7:55 AM

Kremlin says Kiev undermined peace deal with east Ukraine fighting

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukraine and Russia blamed each other on Tuesday for a surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine in recent days that has led to the highest casualty toll in weeks and cut off power and water to thousands of civilians on the front line.

World 31 Jan 2017 | 6:32 AM

Ban sparks panic among refugees awaiting urgent medical care in U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Al Ameen, a 33-year-old Iraqi refugee with hemophilia A, a genetic disorder that prevents proper blood clotting, has been living in Jordan awaiting medical care in the United States for two years. His condition is so advanced, his doctors have told him, that only a handful of facilities in the world can treat him.

World 30 Jan 2017 | 9:58 PM

Emboldened by Trump, some police unions seek to overhaul Obama’s reforms

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Steve Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, had a blunt message for Donald Trump during a meeting in September: court-ordered reforms aimed at curbing police abuses in the midwestern city are not working.