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(Reuters) – The United States and Iran swapped prisoners – a Chinese-American detained for three years on spying charges and an imprisoned Iranian – on Saturday in a rare act of cooperation between two longtime foes. Following are reactions to the swap: U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, IN STATEMENT RELEASED BY THE WHITE HOUSE “After more […]

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The president of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Hong Kong said on Saturday she was denied entry to the neighboring Chinese-ruled city of Macau after being detained for around two hours by immigration officials. Tara Joseph, an American citizen who was traveling to the former Portuguese colony of Macau […]

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan police officers were among those killed when gunmen suspected to be from Islamist militant group al Shabaab attacked a bus on Friday near the border with Somalia, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s office said on Saturday. The vehicle belonging to the Medina Bus Company was attacked on a lonely stretch of road in […]

(Reuters) – The U.S. military believes that an unarmed American drone reported lost near Libya’s capital last month was in fact shot down by Russian air defenses and it is demanding the return of the aircraft’s wreckage, U.S. Africa Command says. Such a shootdown would underscore Moscow’s increasingly muscular role in the energy-rich nation, where […]

TOKYO (Reuters) – The Imperial Japanese Army asked the government to provide one “comfort woman” for every 70 soldiers, Japan’s Kyodo news agency said, citing wartime government documents it had reviewed, shedding a fresh light on Tokyo’s involvement in the practice. “Comfort women” is a euphemism for the girls and women – many of them […]

LAGOS (Reuters) – Lawyers for the Nigerian government on Friday filed “new and substantive” allegations of fraud with a British court in an ongoing fight against an arbitration award now worth some $10 billion, a spokesman for the attorney general said. The government has been fighting efforts by British Virgin Islands-based Process & Industrial Developments […]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two documentary film groups filed suit Thursday against the Trump administration challenging new rules adopted earlier this year that require nearly all U.S. visitors to disclose social media user information used in the last five years. The groups, who are represented by the Knight First Amendment Institute, argue “the surveillance regime chills […]

LONDON (Reuters) – Seventy serving and former officials in Britain’s main opposition Labour Party have made critical submissions to an independent inquiry investigating alleged anti-Semitism in the party. The Equality and Human Rights Commission announced in May that it would look into whether the party may have discriminated or harassed people because they are Jewish. […]

PARIS (Reuters) – French police fired tear gas and charged hooded protesters on Thursday at a demonstration in Paris against President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform plan. Railway workers, teachers and emergency room medics launched one of the biggest public sector strikes in France for decades on Thursday, determined to force Macron to abandon plans to […]