28 February 2017, 10:26 am Russia, China block U.N. sanctions on Syria over gas attacks
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia on Tuesday cast its seventh veto to protect the Syrian government from United Nations Security Council action, blocking a bid by Western powers to impose sanctions over accusations of chemical weapons attacks during the six-year Syrian conflict.
28 February 2017, 10:22 am One killed and 25 injured in blast at Serbian military depot
BELGRADE (Reuters) - One person was killed and 25 were injured on Tuesday by an explosion at a military repair depot in the central Serbian town of Kragujevac, the defense ministry said.
28 February 2017, 9:46 am U.S.-backed Iraqi forces close in on IS-held Mosul government buildings
MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Tuesday battled their way to within firing range of Mosul's main government buildings, a major target in the offensive to dislodge Islamic State militants from their remaining stronghold in the western side of the city.
28 February 2017, 9:23 am New leftist splinter group could make life hard for Italy's PM
ROME (Reuters) - A new breakaway leftist movement holds the balance of power in Italy's upper house Senate, complicating life for Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni as he confronts an array of difficult economic decisions.
28 February 2017, 9:06 am Watchdog scolds Netanyahu over handling of 2014 Gaza war
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was criticized on Tuesday by Israel's main government watchdog over what it said was a lack of preparation and cabinet consultation over a network of Hamas tunnels that confounded the military in the 2014 Gaza war.
28 February 2017, 8:46 am South Korea suggests North's suspension from U.N. over airport killing
GENEVA/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - South Korea called for "collective measures" to punish North Korea for using chemical weapons to kill the estranged half-brother of its leader Kim Jong Un, as Malaysia said on Tuesday it would charge two women with murder over the airport attack.
28 February 2017, 8:22 am Door knocks in the dark: The Canadian town on front line of Trump migrant crackdown
EMERSON, Manitoba (Reuters) - Jaime French was jarred out of bed in Emerson, Manitoba early one morning this month by pounding at her front door, just yards from the U.S. border. A face peered in through the window, flanked in the darkness by others.
28 February 2017, 7:24 am Police search Berlin properties linked to Christmas market attacker's mosque
BERLIN (Reuters) - German police on Tuesday raided more than 20 sites in Berlin with links to a mosque visited by a Tunisian asylum seeker who killed 12 people in an attack on a Christmas market in December.
28 February 2017, 7:10 am The globetrotter confined: the hardening of Geert Wilders
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Since the evening in 2004 when policemen arrived unannounced to escort him and his wife to safety, Geert Wilders has lived in safe houses under 24-hour guard to protect him from Islamist militants who threatened to kill him.
28 February 2017, 5:08 am Putin says draft U.N. resolution to sanction Syria 'inappropriate'
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday a draft U.N. Security Council resolution put forward by Western powers to sanction Syria's government over the alleged use of chemical weapons was inappropriate.