Varadkar welcomes customs posts that are not part of the UK government's plan to replace the safety net

PHOTO FROM FILE: Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar speaks at the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Summit at the United States Headquarters in New York on 23 September 2019 in…

South Korea calls on the IOC to ban Japan's use of the "rising sun" flag at the Olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea has asked the International Olympic Committee to ban Japan from using the "Rising Sun" flag at next year's Games, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said…

Indian court sends former Finance Minister Chidambaram into custody

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – An Indian court on Thursday ordered a former finance minister to remain in custody for a four-day interrogation, in a case arising from government approval. of…

The White House confirms Trump's letter to North Korea, Kim, before his trip to Asia

FILE PHOTO: A person walks past a banner displaying North Korean and American flags in front of North Korea. Summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 25, 2019. REUTERS / Kim Kyung-Hoon…

Russia refutes Ukraine's complaint against rebel support in US court

Grigory Lukiyantsev, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, in charge of human rights, was seen at a hearing in a case initiated by Ukraine, alleging that Moscow financed pro-Russian separatist groups…

The withdrawal of Turkey from the supply chain of the F-35 could slow down the work of 75 jets: naval officer

FILE PHOTO: A Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft is seen at the ILA air show in Berlin, Germany, April 25, 2018. REUTERS / Axel Schmidt / File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) –…

China defends Xinjiang centers for Muslims, but seeks to "downsize"

GENEVA (Reuters) – Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Yucheng on Friday defended what China calls its vocational training centers for Muslims in Xinjiang. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng, talks with…

Existing technology can be used to avoid the hard border in Ireland: a British minister

British Interior Minister Sajid Javid arrives at Downing Street in London, UK on January 29, 2019. REUTERS / Henry Nicholls / File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – It is possible to…

An imprisoned Iranian-British aid worker starts a hunger strike

LONDON (Reuters) – An Anglo-Iranian aid worker imprisoned in Tehran is on hunger strike to protest her treatment, her employer and her husband said. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 40, project manager at…

Taliban rejects offer of peace talks in Afghanistan

KABUL / PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – The Taliban have rejected the offer of talks in Kabul next month in Saudi Arabia, where militants fighting to restore strict Islamic law in…