President shifts the US away from a 'boundless global war on terror' and restricting deadly drone strikes abroad and signalling that America's long struggle against al Qaeda will one day end.
BEIJING (AFP) - It took dozens of volunteers half a year searching old Chinese maps and villages, but finally the online-organised group helped Luo Gang find where he was kidnapped 23 years ago -- and his birth family.22 minutes ago
BARI, Italy (Reuters) - Italy's tax police have seized assets worth 8.1 billion euros belonging to the Riva family, owners of the Italian steel group ILVA, in connection with allegations of environmen...9 minutes ago
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - EU insurance watchdog EIOPA on Friday set out a wish list of new powers it is seeking, including stepped-up supervision rights over the bloc's big insurers.
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(Reuters) - Chinese solar panel makers are shunning their overcrowded home market in favor of lucrative exports, a switch that has helped to...
BEIJING (AFP) - A North Korean envoy met China's President Xi Jinping on Friday and handed him a letter from leader Kim Jong-Un, Chinese state media reported, in a sign Pyongyang may be backing away from confrontation with the international community.46 minutes ago
KABUL (AFP) - Explosions and gunfire rocked central Kabul Friday as the Taliban launched an attack close to an Afghan intelligence facility and the headquarters of a government force that protects foreign firms.59 minutes ago
An RAF Typhoon jet has been launched to investigate an incident involving a civilian aircraft in UK airspace.1 hour, 16 minutes ago
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LONDON (Reuters) - British fighter jets escorted a Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane to Stansted Airport near London on Friday, where pol...
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OSAKA, Japan (AFP) - A Japanese politician on Friday apologised to women forcibly drafted into military brothels during World War II after his comments about them being a military necessity sparked outrage.May 24, 2013, 8:15 pm
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KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban militants launched a coordinated attack on a U.N. compound in the centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Friday sett...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's economy will recover from a bout of winter weakness but fall well short of the dynamic growth rates of previous years as euro zone recession ...
By Francesca Landini
MILAN (Reuters) - More Italian companies are set to tap the debt market for the first time this year, hoping to attract yield-hungry investors and find alternative ...
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BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - The role of the European Banking Authority must be beefed up beyond current plans to ensure that regulation of Europe's banks d...
Security services in Britain are under pressure to explain how two suspected Islamist fanatics, suspected of hacking a soldier to death, went undetected.May 24, 2013, 7:31 pm
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