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A French court has ordered doctors to resume life support for a quadriplegic man whose case has become central to the right-to-die debate in France. Doctors had begun switching off life support for Vincent Lambert, 42, on Monday, before the court order. Mr Lambert has been in a vegetative state since...
Thousands of North Korean women and girls are being forced to work in the sex trade in China, according to a new report by a London-based rights group. They are often abducted and sold as prostitutes, or compelled to marry Chinese men, says the Korea Future Initiative. The trade is worth...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world’s two biggest economies. The busy waterway is one of a growing number...
(This story contains spoilers for the final episode of “Game of Thrones.”) By David Gaffen (Reuters) - After eight seasons and 73 episodes, HBO’s long-running smash “Game of Thrones” came to its conclusion on Sunday night, with one more shocking demise and an unlikely character named as king. With its...
An on-stage fight broke out at a major music awards show in Ghana after one of the country's biggest artists went to collect a prize. Stonebwoy had just been awarded dancehall reggae artist of the year when his musical rival, Shatta Wale, and his entourage mounted the stage. Video footage of...
BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States is not sincere about wanting to resume trade talks with China and has damaged the atmosphere for negotiations with its recent moves, a state media social media account said. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday he will likely travel to Beijing soon to continue negotiations with...
BEIJING (Reuters) - The trade war with the United States will only make China stronger and will never bring the country to its knees, the ruling Communist Party’s People’s Daily wrote in a front-page commentary that evoked the patriotic spirit of past wars. Beijing has yet to say whether or how it will...
The Trump administration wanted to reimburse the Taliban for their expenses attending recent peace talks, according to a congressional aide. But a Capitol Hill committee denied the request to cover the militants' costs such as food and lodging, a lawmaker's spokesman told the BBC. It was rejected because it would have...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s government is considering revising down its economic assessment in a report due next week as an intensifying Sino-U.S. trade war takes a toll on exports and factory output, a government source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday. A downgrade in the crucial monthly report could fuel...
DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates will show restraint after attacks on oil tankers off its coast and is committed to de-escalation during a “difficult situation” caused by Iranian behavior in the region, a senior official said on Wednesday. Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said he would not speculate...

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