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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump did not wish any harm in his Twitter post criticizing Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s comments on the 9/11 attacks, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Sunday. “Certainly the president is wishing no ill will, certainly not violence towards anyone,” Sanders told ABC News’ “This Week” show....
The Seychelles president has gone below the surface of the Indian Ocean to call for better protection for the world's seas. Danny Faure said that a healthy ocean was "crucial for the survival of humanity" in a broadcast made 124m (406ft) below sea level. He had joined a British-led expedition exploring...
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has debated with an empty podium after his rival Volodymyr Zelensky - a TV star and comedian- failed to appear. Mr Poroshenko spoke alone to thousands of people in the capital Kiev's Olympic Stadium. The two men had agreed to the televised debate last week, but failed...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday expressed a willingness to hold a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but said in talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in that Washington would leave sanctions in place on Pyongyang. Trump and Moon, in the Oval Office, discussed the possibility...
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - An offensive by eastern forces on the Libyan capital Tripoli stalled in the face of strong resistance on the southern outskirts on Thursday and the internationally recognised government said it had taken almost 200 prisoners. The fighting between Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) and troops under the internationally-backed...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Thursday he has called on his Group of 20 counterparts to strengthen global coordination to address potential risks to the world economy. Aso also said he has told G20 members that Japan plans to proceed with a scheduled sales tax hike in October and...
HONG KONG/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG is exploring purchasing a big stake in its Chinese electric vehicle joint venture partner JAC Motors and has tapped Goldman Sachs as an adviser on the plan, people with direct knowledge of the matter said. The move by VW, the largest foreign automaker in China, to buy...
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Shanti Ramchand learned quickly what was expected when she began campaigning in Jakarta for Indonesia’s national parliament – distribute envelopes of cash at a small campaign event, and gift a motorcycle or an airconditioning unit to the community leader. Ramchand, an aspiring politician from the National Democrat Party, part of...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday hoping to help put denuclearization talks with North Korea back on track after a failed summit between the United States and North Korean leaders in February. Moon arrived in Washington late on Wednesday and is due to...
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz claimed victory in Israel’s election but early results indicated on Wednesday the veteran right-wing leader was on course for a record fifth term. Partial results with 95 percent of votes counted showed Netanyahu’s Likud party tied with Gantz’s...

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