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  • Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:30

    Former concentration camp guard, 93, goes on trial in Germany

    BERLIN (Reuters) - A 93-year-old former concentration camp guard arrived in court in a wheelchair on Thursday, in what could be one of Germany’s last trials of Nazi war crimes.

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  • Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:27

    Italy retrieves seven bodies from Oct. 7 migrant shipwreck

    LAMPEDUSA (Reuters) - Italy has recovered the bodies of a child and six other people from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, more than a week after a crowded migrant boat capsized off the coast of the island of Lampedusa.

  • Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:24

    Catalan regional chief calls for independence vote after violent unrest

    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia should hold a new vote on independence from Spain within two years, the head of the region’s government said on Thursday in a fresh challenge to Madrid following days of unrest by pro-separatist protesters.

  • Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:21

    Russia's Putin revokes Geneva convention protocol on war crimes victims

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has revoked an additional protocol to the Geneva Conventions related to the protection of victims of international armed conflicts, a Russian parliamentary website cites a letter from him as saying.

  • Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:17

    Exclusive: Satellite images reveal China's aircraft carrier 'factory,' analysts say

    HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - High-resolution satellite images show that the construction of China’s first full-sized aircraft carrier is progressing steadily alongside expansive infrastructure work that analysts say suggests the ship will be the first of several large vessels produced at the site.

  • Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:10

    Turkey's operation in northern Syria splits Germany's migrant communities

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkey’s military offensive in neighbouring Syria is raising tensions among Germany’s large Turkish, Kurdish and Syrian Arab communities, who are bitterly divided over the operation and have made conflicting demands of Berlin on how to respond.

  • Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:08

    EU leaders seek tough unified message against Turkey's Syria offensive

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will seek a common front against their NATO ally Turkey at a summit on Thursday and condemn Ankara’s offensive in northern Syria, while considering further ways to pressure it to pull back.

  • Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:04

    Pence meets Erdogan to urge halt to Turkey's Syria offensive

    ANKARA (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met President Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey on Thursday on a mission to persuade him to halt an offensive against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria, but Turkish officials said the action would continue regardless.

  • Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:37

    Ex-aide to U.S. secretary of state speaks to House impeachment probe on Trump

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who abruptly resigned last week, on Wednesday spoke to an impeachment inquiry into allegations President Donald Trump pursued political interests in his dealings with Ukraine. Michael McKinley, former senior adviser to U.S. Secretary of State