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World 06 Dec 2017 | 10:34 PM

French court demands 40 million euro bail for Russian lawmaker

MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - A French judge has ordered a prominent Russian businessman and lawmaker Suleiman Kerimov pay a 40 million euro (£35 million) bail for his release pending a tax fraud and money laundering investigation, a judicial source said on Wednesday.

World 06 Dec 2017 | 10:24 PM

Trump's first year in office marked by controversy, protests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Less than 24 hours after Donald Trump took office, his presidency started generating controversy.

World 06 Dec 2017 | 9:14 PM

France says Syrian government obstructing peace talks

PARIS (Reuters) - France accused the Syrian government on Wednesday of obstructing U.N.-led peace talks with its refusal to return to Geneva and called on Russia not to shirk its responsibilities to get Damascus to the negotiating table.

World 06 Dec 2017 | 8:54 PM

Russia to continue sending grain aid to Syria - deputy PM

LONDON (Reuters) - Russia is likely to continue deliveries of grain crops to Syria as part of humanitarian aid supplies, irrespective of the military situation, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said on Wednesday.

World 06 Dec 2017 | 7:33 PM

Hungary charges Jobbik MEP with spying on EU for Russia

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A Hungarian European Parliament member who belongs to the nationalist opposition Jobbik party has been charged with spying on European Union institutions for Russia, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

AseanPlus News 06 Dec 2017 | 7:04 PM

Chinese living on North Korean border told to prepare for nuclear disaster by state newspaper

Advice issued as tension on the Korean peninsula continues to ratchet up

World 06 Dec 2017 | 6:01 PM

Kremlin - U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem may further worsen Israel-Palestinian relations

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Russia was concerned that the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian authorities could be aggravated further by U.S. President Donald Trump's plans to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

World 06 Dec 2017 | 5:51 PM

B-1B bomber joins U.S.-South Korea drills as tensions escalate

SEOUL (Reuters) - A U.S. B-1B bomber on Wednesday joined large-scale U.S.-South Korean military exercises that North Korea has denounced as pushing the peninsula to the brink of nuclear war, as tension mounts between the North and the United States.

World 06 Dec 2017 | 4:16 PM

Russian lawmakers vote to bar entry to reporters of U.S. media

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The State Duma lower house of Russia's parliament voted on Wednesday to bar correspondents of U.S. mass media, including The Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, from attending its sessions, the Interfax news agency reported.

World 06 Dec 2017 | 5:23 AM

U.N. official's visit to North Korea sparks hope of mediation role

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for a rare visit that some analysts and diplomats hope could spark a U.N.-led effort to defuse rising tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.