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  • British Finance Minister George Osborne at an event in Manchester, Northern England, on December 8, 2014.

    Shamima Begum who traveled to Syria when she was just 15 has been found in a refugee camp in northern Syria.

  • ANKARA, Feb 16- Turkey will not turn back from its deal to buy S-400 missile systems from Russia, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Saturday, a day after an informal deadline Washington set for Ankara to respond to a rival offer passed. NATO member Turkey has repeatedly said it is committed to buying the Russian missile defence system, despite...

  • *Russia detains prominent U.S. private equity executive. MOSCOW, Feb 15- Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia's biggest private equity firms, denied allegations of fraud in a Moscow court on Friday but a judge ordered him to be detained for 72 hours, a move that could raise concerns among foreign investors. Calvey's detention came as Russia hosted an...

  • Trump:Summit with Kim in Vietnam later this month

    President Trump speaks from the Rose Garden on the progress of trade agreements with the U.K., summit with Syria and the summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam. He also discusses the bill that would avoid a government shutdown and his plan to declare a national emergency in order to allocate military funding to build a border wall.

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 15- India's oil imports from Iran fell by 45 percent in January to 270,500 barrels per day oil, ship tracking data reviewed by Reuters showed, below the estimated 300,000 bpd for the month as some cargoes were delayed. Iran was the seventh biggest oil supplier to India in January compared with sixth in December, and slipped from third position it held a...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 14- Russia plans to build a grain terminal in Crimea at a cost of more than 1.7 billion roubles, the RIA news agency quoted the head of the region as saying on Thursday. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, drawing sanctions from the West that created legal risks for the region's grain exports. However, Crimea has since increased trade ties with...

  • *EU lawmaker says list misses Russia, Azerbaijan, London. STRASBOURG, Feb 13- The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama and four U.S. territories to a blacklist of nations it considers a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday. The move is part of a crackdown on money laundering after...

  • A man counts Saudi riyal banknotes at his jewelry shop in Tiba market in the capital Riyadh on October 3, 2016.

    Apart from reputational damage, inclusion on the list complicates financial relations with the European Union.

  • *EU lawmaker says list misses Russia, Azerbaijan, London. STRASBOURG, Feb 13- The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama, Nigeria and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations seen as posing a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday. The move is part of a crackdown on money...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced a bill on Wednesday that would impose stiff new sanctions on Russia over its meddling in U.S. elections and aggression against Ukraine, the latest congressional effort to push President Donald Trump to ratchet up Washington's response to Moscow. The new bill, which was first reported by Reuters,...

  • Republican and Democratic senators on Wednesday will introduce a bill seeking to punish Russia for meddling in U.S. elections and for its aggression in Ukraine by imposing sanctions on its banking, energy sector and foreign debt. Among other things, it would impose sanctions on Russian banks that support efforts to interfere in foreign elections, sanction...

  • *About 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in South Korea. SEOUL, Feb 10- Officials signed a short-term agreement on Sunday to boost South Korea's contribution toward the upkeep of U.S. troops on the peninsula, after a previous deal lapsed amid U.S. About 28,500 U.S. troops are stationed in South Korea, where the United States has maintained a military presence since the...

  • A picture taken on December 30, 2018, shows a line of US military vehicles in Syria's northern city of Manbij.

    The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces will start an assault on Saturday against Islamic State's last enclave in the part of Syria where the U.S.-led coalition has been supporting operations against the group, an SDF official told Reuters.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- President Donald Trump on Tuesday was set to deliver a State of the Union speech challenging Democrats to approve funding for his long-sought border wall but stopping short of declaring a national emergency over it, at least for now. At 9 p.m. EST before a joint session of Congress, Trump likely will stir contention with remarks on immigration...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- President Donald Trump on Tuesday was set to deliver a State of the Union speech challenging Democrats to approve funding for his long-sought border wall, but stopping short of declaring a national emergency over it, at least for now. At 9 p.m. EST before a joint session of Congress, Trump likely will stir contention with remarks on immigration...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- President Donald Trump on Tuesday was set to deliver a State of the Union speech challenging Democrats to approve funding for his long-sought border wall, but stopping short of declaring a national emergency over it, at least for now. At 9 p.m. EST before a joint session of Congress, Trump likely will stir contention with remarks on immigration...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- President Donald Trump on Tuesday was set to deliver a State of the Union speech challenging Democrats to approve funding for his long-sought border wall, but stopping short of declaring a national emergency over it, at least for now. At 9 p.m. before a joint session of Congress, Trump will likely stir contention with remarks on immigration...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- China and Russia pose the biggest risks to the United States, and are more aligned than they have been in decades as they target the 2020 presidential election and American institutions to expand their global reach, U.S. intelligence officials told senators on Tuesday. While China and Russia strengthen their alliance, Director of National...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 25- Private military contractors who do secret missions for Russia flew into Venezuela in the past few days to beef up security for President Nicolas Maduro in the face of U.S.-backed opposition protests, according to two people close to them. A third source close to the Russian contractors also told Reuters there was a contingent of them in...

  • The newly appointed Jordanian Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz meets with member of Union leaders in Amman, on June 7, 2018.

    With the second-highest share of refugees compared to its population in the world, Jordan needs sustained support in order to keep up what it sees as a vital humanitarian mission.