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World 01 Jul 2019 | 2:35 AM

Mexican leader admits shortcomings on security at launch of new police force

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Sunday his 7-month-old government had yet to make progress in tackling record levels of violence afflicting the country as he launched a new militarised police force tasked with fixing the problem.

World 01 Jul 2019 | 1:40 AM

Highlights: EU leaders meet to decide on bloc's top jobs, Timmermans frontrunner

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders meet on Sunday to decide who wins the bloc's top posts, with Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans in pole position to be named the EU's next chief executive, diplomats and officials said.

World 30 Jun 2019 | 11:59 PM

Italy and Germany in war of words over German rescue ship captain

MILAN (Reuters) - A war of words broke out between Germany and Italy on Sunday over the German captain of a rescue ship, who defied a docking ban enforced by Rome to bring migrants ashore.

World 30 Jun 2019 | 10:22 PM

Timmermans faces Eastern resistance for top EU job; search for ECB head postponed

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans has emerged as the favourite to be named the EU's next chief executive, diplomats and officials said on Sunday ahead of a summit in Brussels, but faces resistance from eastern European countries.

World 30 Jun 2019 | 10:13 PM

Europe's heatwave burns on, but eases from record highs

PARIS/MADRID (Reuters) - A four-day heatwave across western Europe that killed seven people began to ease slightly on Sunday, as temperature alerts were cut back and wildfires slowly brought under control.

World 30 Jun 2019 | 7:14 PM

Syrians dig, cook, fill sandbags in war with Assad

ATARIB, Syria (Reuters) - Away from the frontlines, volunteers are helping in the war against President Bashar al-Assad by cooking, filling sandbags, collecting old tyres and digging trenches, aiming to help ward off his assault on northwestern Syria.

Nation 30 Jun 2019 | 12:21 PM

Kula: Suggestion to bring in African workers for plantation sector dropped

PETALING JAYA: Plantation owners will be informed that the suggestion to bring in Africans to work in the sector would be dropped, says M. Kulasegaran.