MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian military said late on Sunday that it had managed to evacuate 52 civilians, including 26 children, from Syria’s rebel-held eastern Ghouta after talks with local authorities.
TOKYO (Reuters) – References to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his wife and Finance Minister Taro Aso were removed from documents related to a suspected cronyism scandal, according to the documents seen by Reuters.
VIENNA (Reuters) – Heightened security measures have been ordered at embassies and other diplomatic buildings in Vienna after a soldier stationed outside the residence of the Iranian ambassador to Austria shot dead a man who tried to stab him, police said on Monday.
SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s silence on its upcoming summits with the United States and South Korea is likely due to caution over organizing its stance regarding the meetings, South Korea’s Ministry of Unification said on Monday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s decision to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the move was not just for show and not a gift to Pyongyang.
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp failed on Monday to regain some veto power in the city’s legislature in a pivotal by-election, struggling to draw what they hoped would be protest votes against creeping control from Communist Party rulers in Beijing.
HAVANA (Reuters) – Cubans went to the polls on Sunday in a one-party vote, the last step before a new president is selected next month, as the Communist-ruled island prepares to be led for the first time since the 1959 revolution by someone whose last name is not Castro.
BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese state media on Monday attacked critics of ending presidential term limits, which effectively now allows President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, saying the key to China’s path was following the Communist Party.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera vowed to combat economic “stagnation” from years of center-left rule as he started a new term as Chile’s president on Sunday, calling for austerity and support for the shrinking middle class in one of Latin America’s wealthiest nations.