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World 09 Dec 2017 | 10:29 PM

Nobel peace laureate group tells U.S., North Korea to negotiate

OSLO (Reuters) - A survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bombing and the leader of the group that won this year's Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday urged the United States and North Korea to tone down their rhetoric and negotiate together to avoid a nuclear strike.

World 09 Dec 2017 | 6:01 AM

U.S. presses Russia to comply with nuclear missile treaty

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is reviewing military options, including new intermediate-range cruise missile systems, in response to what it says is Russia's ongoing violation of a Cold War-era pact banning such missiles, the State Department said on Friday.

World 09 Dec 2017 | 5:56 AM

Former Trump adviser interviewed in Congress in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Walid Phares, a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump, testified to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Friday in its investigation of possible Russian efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. election.

World 09 Dec 2017 | 12:18 AM

Criticism of Ukraine's language law justified - rights body

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's neighbours have a right to criticise a new Ukrainian law banning schools from teaching in minority languages beyond primary school level, a leading European rights watchdog said on Friday.

World 08 Dec 2017 | 10:18 PM

Iran's defence minister to visit Russia soon - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami plans to visit Russia soon, the RIA news agency reported on Friday, citing a source at the Iranian defence ministry.

World 08 Dec 2017 | 9:58 PM

Trump's Jerusalem plan revives tensions in EU diplomacy

PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France said on Friday the United States had sidelined itself in the Middle East by recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but the EU's top diplomat insisted Washington remains a mediator as Europe struggled for unity in its diplomacy.

World 08 Dec 2017 | 9:15 PM

World powers push Saudis, Iran to stop interfering in Lebanon

PARIS (Reuters) - World powers attempted to shore up Lebanon's stability on Friday by pushing Saudi Arabia and Iran to stop interfering in its politics and urging Hezbollah to rein in its regional activities.

World 08 Dec 2017 | 7:40 PM

Russia's Lavrov - U.S. decision on Jerusalem contradicts common sense

VIENNA (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital by the United States runs counter to common sense.

World 08 Dec 2017 | 7:17 PM

Russia - U.S. military drills likely aimed at provoking North Korea

VIENNA (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that military drills held by the United States and South Korea seemed to have aimed at provoking North Korea to hold more missile tests.

World 08 Dec 2017 | 4:39 PM

Libyan foreign minister to visit Moscow on December 11 - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Libya's foreign minister is expected to visit Moscow on Dec. 11, the RIA news agency reported on Friday citing the Libyan embassy in Russia.