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World 07 Dec 2017 | 9:25 PM

Russian lawmaker, citing North Korean envoy, says Pyongyang does not want escalation - Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian lawmaker who met North Korea's ambassador to Russia said on Thursday that Pyongyang did not want to escalate tensions with the United States over its missile programme but did not fear war, the Interfax news agency reported.

World 07 Dec 2017 | 9:05 PM

U.N. to assess if either side trying to 'sabotage' Syria talks

GENEVA (Reuters) - The mediator of U.N.-led Syrian peace talks in Geneva will assess next week whether either side is trying to sabotage the process, he said on Thursday, after President Bashar al-Assad's negotiators said they would turn up five days late.

World 07 Dec 2017 | 8:56 PM

EU vows push to make Jerusalem capital for Palestinians too

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU's top diplomat pledged on Thursday to reinvigorate diplomacy with Russia, the United States, Jordan and others to ensure Palestinians have a capital in Jerusalem after U.S. President Donald Trump recognised the city as Israel's capital.

World 07 Dec 2017 | 8:11 PM

Russia to criticise Trump stance on Jerusalem at U.N. Security Council - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will criticise U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in the United Nations Security Council, the RIA news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov as saying on Thursday.

World 07 Dec 2017 | 7:54 PM

Russia calls on OSCE states to ramp up cyber security efforts

VIENNA (Reuters) - Russia's foreign minister called on Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) countries to strengthen efforts to ensure the safety of the internet on Thursday.

World 07 Dec 2017 | 7:41 PM

Russia says U.S. decision on Jerusalem may worsen Israeli-Palestinian conflict

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The decision by the United States to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel risks aggravating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Russia's foreign ministry said on Thursday, while calling on all sides involved to show restraint.

World 07 Dec 2017 | 5:51 PM

North Korea says U.S. threats make war unavoidable, China urges calm

SEOUL (Reuters) - Two U.S. B-1B heavy bombers joined large-scale combat drills over South Korea on Thursday amid warnings from North Korea that the exercises and U.S. threats have made the outbreak of war "an established fact."

World 07 Dec 2017 | 4:31 PM

Syrian government delegation to return to Geneva on Sunday for peace talks - SANA

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's negotiating team is set to arrive in Geneva on Sunday to participate in peace talks, Syria's state news agency SANA reported on Thursday, quoting a foreign ministry source.

World 07 Dec 2017 | 9:32 AM

Trump's eldest son questioned in U.S. Congress about Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., declined to discuss with lawmakers on Wednesday a conversation he had with his father about emails related to a June 2016 meeting he attended with Trump associates and Russians, a congressional panel member said.

AseanPlus News 07 Dec 2017 | 8:15 AM

Teaching aid: Alibaba tests AI system that can spot errors in written Chinese essays

The ‘natural language processing system’ may have applications in marking papers, assisted teaching or even proofreading, the company says