ISE-SHIMA, Japan (Reuters) – In Japan, ostensibly to cover Prime Minister David Cameron’s talks with other G7 leaders, travelling reporters had other things on their minds — mainly next month’s vote on whether Britain should ditch its membership of the European Union.
KABUL (Reuters) – The world community has yet to find an adequate response to cultural destruction as shown by the deliberate wrecking of ancient sites in Syria and Mali by Islamist radicals, the head of the UN’s cultural organization said.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition leaders and top government officials have held talks in the Dominican Republic to lay the groundwork for a potential dialogue to defuse a political standoff and a deepening economic crisis, local media reported yesterday.
CARACAS (Reuters) – German airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG said yesterday it will temporarily suspend flights to Venezuela as of next month due to economic difficulties in the South American nation and problems converting local currency into dollars.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – A bill legalizing medically-assisted suicide in Canada strikes the right balance between defending fundamental freedoms and protecting against abuses, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said yesterday, predicting confusion if it is not approved.
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will undergo open heart surgery in London on Tuesday, his family and office said, in what will be his second cardiac operation in five years.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet voluntarily testified earlier this week with the national prosecutor’s office as part of a probe into alleged tax crimes by her daughter-in-law Natalia Compagnon, the government said late on Friday.
HIROSHIMA, Japan, (Reuters) – Barack Obama yesterday became the first incumbent U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world’s first atomic bombing, in a gesture Tokyo and Washington hope will showcase their alliance and reinvigorate efforts to rid the world of nuclear arms.
San Diego, Calif, (Reuters) – Donald Trump brought his message of walls and deportations to the doorstep of America’s busiest border crossing on Friday as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee greeted supporters in San Diego, California, amid one of the largest counter-demonstrations organized against him.
PARIS, (Reuters) – French riot police forcibly removed striking workers blocking a large fuel distribution depot yesterday as President Francois Hollande warned anti-reform protesters he would not let them strangle the economy.
DAR ES SALAAM, (Reuters) – Tanzania’s president has sacked his home affairs minister after he turned up to parliament and answered questions while under the influence of alcohol, the presidency said late yesterday.
JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – South African President Jacob Zuma yesterday ordered a review of spending on cars for his four wives following a public outcry when the government said it cost 8.6 million rand ($554,000) to buy the vehicles over a three-year period.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuelan authorities seized 3.7 metric tons (4.08 U.S. tons) of cocaine and dismantled a drug trafficking ring linked to the bloody Mexican Zetas drug cartel this month, the country’s National Guard said on Thursday.
(Grey Frandsen served as chief of staff of the State Department’s Office for Stabilization Operations after 9/11. He wrote the Defense Department’s guide for civilian-military collaboration in humanitarian emergencies.