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World 27 Jul 2013 | 2:15 AM

EU wants to strengthen its fledgling diplomatic service

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's fledgling diplomatic service, which has faced criticism over its leadership and focus, should take a stronger role in drawing up sanctions and look at making its overseas posts more like embassies, an EU report said on Friday.

World 27 Jul 2013 | 12:15 AM

Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn to be tried for pimping

PARIS (Reuters) - Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be tried in France on pimping charges, prosecutors said on Friday, after a long inquiry into sex parties attended by the man whose presidential hopes were dashed by a separate 2011 U.S. sex scandal.

World 26 Jul 2013 | 8:25 AM

Exclusive - Asiana crash families hire prominent New York law firm

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Families of the three passengers who died when an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crashed in San Francisco this month have retained the prominent New York law firm Kreindler & Kreindler to represent them as legal manoeuvring over liability and damages heats up.

World 25 Jul 2013 | 10:35 PM

Train involved in Spanish crash built by Bombardier and Talgo - Bombardier

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian train and plane maker Bombardier Inc said on Thursday the train involved in the Spanish rail crash that killed at least 78 people was built by its consortium with Spanish intercity passenger train maker Talgo.

World 25 Jul 2013 | 7:33 PM

Kuwait's ruling emir puts diplomacy first

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Hours after Qatar's emir abdicated in favour of his son, Kuwait's ruler jumped on a plane to Doha to embrace the new young emir in person rather than sending a congratulatory cable as other Gulf Arab leaders did.

World 25 Jul 2013 | 7:07 PM

China says military aircraft near Japan on training mission

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese military aircraft that flew through international airspace near Japan's southern islands, prompting Japan to scramble fighter jets, was on a routine training mission, China's state media reported on Thursday.

World 25 Jul 2013 | 2:35 PM

North Korean leader Kim visits war graves before 'victory' day

PYONGYANG (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presided on Thursday over a commemoration at a war cemetery as the country prepares to mark the 60th anniversary of what is sees as its victory in the Korean War with defiance of old enemy the United States.

World 25 Jul 2013 | 8:49 AM

Fugitive Snowden's hopes of leaving Moscow airport dashed

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Fugitive U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden's hopes of leaving Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport for the first time in a month on Wednesday were dashed when he failed to secure permission from Russia to leave.

Nation 25 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM

Nancy’s son escapes unhurt from crash

MALACCA: The son of Minister in the Prime Minister Department Nancy Shukri, who escaped unscathed from an aircraft crash on Tuesday night in the Straits of Malacca, thanked his lucky stars for being alive.

Community 25 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM

Life’s necessary journeys

We all need that well-deserved break from the nitty-gritty of daily routine.