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World 07 Sep 2018 | 9:34 PM

Serbia, Kosovo leaders abruptly cancel EU-brokered meeting on land swap

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The presidents of Serbia and Kosovo abruptly called off a face-to-face meeting in Brussels on Friday, deflating hopes of a deal involving a land swap that could allow both nations to move towards EU membership.

World 07 Sep 2018 | 9:29 PM

Myanmar says court in Reuters reporters' case was independent

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's government spokesman said on Friday a court that convicted two Reuters journalists under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act was independent and followed due process, after international calls for the pair to be released.

World 07 Sep 2018 | 9:20 PM

Yemen's Houthis want U.N. guarantees for delegation as peace talks in Geneva stall

GENEVA (Reuters) - Yemen's Houthi group said on Friday it was still waiting for the United Nations to guarantee that the flight carrying its delegation to peace talks in Geneva would not be inspected by Saudi coalition forces and could evacuate some of its wounded.

World 07 Sep 2018 | 8:24 PM

Can the pope's accusers force him to resign?

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Calls by a Roman Catholic archbishop and his conservative backers for Pope Francis to resign could make it difficult, if not impossible, for him to do so, Church experts say.

World 07 Sep 2018 | 7:08 PM

Turkey jails filmmaker for movie portraying execution of Erdogan

ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish filmmaker was convicted on Friday of membership of a terrorist group for a feature film that portrayed President Tayyip Erdogan having a gun pointed at his head as his family lay dead all around him, the state news agency said.

World 07 Sep 2018 | 5:39 PM

Zimbabwe's Mugabe says now accepts Mnangagwa as legitimate president

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe has said he now accepts President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the country's legitimate leader after initially accusing him of leading a "disgraceful" de facto coup that ended his near four-decades rule last year.

World 07 Sep 2018 | 5:20 PM

Swedish election could put government's Telia stake in play

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Telia's plan to buy Bonnier Broadcasting could prompt the Swedish government to sell its 37 percent stake in the telecoms firm to limit state influence over local media, particularly if the centre-right bloc wins Sunday's general election.

World 07 Sep 2018 | 4:02 PM

Pakistan removes economist from key role following Islamist backlash

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's new government cancelled the appointment of a renowned Princeton economist to its Economic Advisory Council, an official said on Friday, after a strong backlash against the choice of a member of the Ahmadi religious minority.

Nation 07 Sep 2018 | 2:42 PM

PAS takes Dr M to task over his views on caning incident

PETALING JAYA: PAS has lambasted Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for saying that the caning of two women convicted of attempting to commit a sexual act gives a bad impression of Islam.

World 07 Sep 2018 | 1:37 PM

Thais urged to drop charges over posts on British tourist's rape complaint

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Thai authorities to drop legal cases against 12 people arrested over Facebook posts they shared about a British tourist's complaint that she had been raped on a holiday island.