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DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s cabinet on Tuesday said Iran was being “deceptive and evasive” about its nuclear programme and accused it of delaying giving information to the U.N. atomic watchdog. A cabinet statement carried on the state Saudi Press Agency also called on Iran to cooperate fully with the International Atomic Energy Agency and […]

HAVANA (Reuters) – Spain’s King Felipe will kick off the first ever state visit by a Spanish monarch to Cuba on Tuesday by laying flowers at the monument in Havana to Jose Marti, a symbol of the former colony’s struggle for independence. Felipe and his wife, Queen Letizia, arrived late on Monday for a three […]

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has downgraded Malaysia’s air safety rating, restricting the country’s airlines from adding flights to the United States, four sources familiar with the matter and a U.S. government official told Reuters on Monday. The FAA’s safety rating is based on a country’s aviation oversight regime and […]

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s Socialists said on Monday they would not form a grand coalition with the main opposition People’s Party, after Sunday’s repeat election yielded a deeply fragmented parliament, complicating efforts to form a stable government in the country. “We’re not going to bet on a grand coalition government,” senior Socialist official Jose Luis […]

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A Lebanese bank employees’ union called on bank staff to go on strike from Tuesday because of safety concerns, the president of the Federation of Syndicates of Banks Employees said. George al Hajj said the decision had been taken on Monday at a meeting of the syndicate that represents 11,000 bank employees. […]

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Netherlands must actively help repatriate the children of women who joined Islamic State in Syria, a court in The Hague ruled on Monday. The mothers themselves do not need to be accepted back in the Netherlands, the court said. Reporting by Anthony Deutsch and Toby Sterling in Amsterdam; Editing by Alex […]

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish police said on Monday they would set up a special task force to deal with a wave of shootings and bombings linked to criminal gangs following the fatal shooting of a 15-year old in the city of Malmo at the weekend. Sweden has long held a reputation as being one of […]

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The British founder of an organisation that trained the Syrian “White Helmets” emergency response group has died in Istanbul, three people with knowledge of his death said on Monday. James Le Mesurier, founder of the Mayday Rescue group, was found dead early on Monday near his home in central Istanbul’s Beyoglu district, […]

LONDON (Reuters) – A floating mock-up of a typical British suburban home was seen slowly sinking into the Thames in central London on Sunday in a protest organized by Extinction Rebellion to demand politicians fighting a Dec. 12 general election act on climate change. A white microwave oven bobbed in the water next to the […]