29 April 2016, 11:39 am Italy struggles to house migrants in third year of mass arrivals
CALTAGIRONE, Italy (Reuters) - When police arrested Lamin Darboe's father two years ago, the 16-year-old had to quit his studies and work on his uncle's farm in Gambia. Desperate to go back to school, he stole his uncle's bull to pay his way to Europe.
29 April 2016, 11:31 am 'Monstrous' violence in Syria as government excludes Aleppo from truce
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria called local truces near Damascus and in a northern province on Friday but no halt to combat on the main battlefield in Aleppo, after a surge in fighting the United Nations said showed "monstrous disregard" for civilian lives.
29 April 2016, 11:21 am Iran asks U.N. chief to intervene with U.S. after court ruling
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran asked U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday to convince the United States to stop violating state immunity after the top U.S. court ruled that $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets must be paid to American victims of attacks blamed on Tehran.
29 April 2016, 11:18 am Argentine unions flex muscle in anti-government street protest
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Thousands of Argentines took to the streets of the capital on Friday to protest the policies of President Mauricio Macri, a taste of the backlash he faces for economic reforms that have swelled the ranks of the poor.
29 April 2016, 10:56 am Strike on Afghan hospital last year not a war crime: U.S. military
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. military investigation has concluded that a deadly air strike in Afghanistan last year that destroyed a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders did not amount to a war crime but was caused by a number of factors, including human errors.
29 April 2016, 10:42 am EU Referendum Scorecard: Did Obama move the polls?
LONDON (Reuters) - After Barack Obama warned British voters against voting to leave the European Union, opinion polls so far suggest the U.S. president has failed to swing support behind continued membership.
29 April 2016, 10:24 am Iran moderates eye more gains in run-off parliamentary election
ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranians voted in a second round of parliamentary elections on Friday, with allies of reformist President Hassan Rouhani seeking to wrest more seats from hardliners.
29 April 2016, 9:51 am China denies request for Hong Kong visit by U.S. carrier group: Pentagon
WASHINGTON/HONGKONG (Reuters) - China has denied a request for a U.S. carrier strike group led by the USS John C. Stennis to visit to Hong Kong, the U.S. Defense Department said on Friday, amid heightened tensions over China's territorial claims in the South China Sea.
29 April 2016, 9:28 am North Korea sentences Korean American to 10 years hard labor
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's Supreme Court on Friday sentenced a Korean American man to 10 years hard labor for subversion, North Korean media reported, in the latest conviction of a foreigner for crimes against the isolated state.
29 April 2016, 8:12 am How France sank Japan's $40 billion Australian submarine dream
TOKYO/PARIS/SYDNEY (Reuters) - In 2014, a blossoming friendship between Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe looked to have all but sewn up a $40 billion submarine deal. Then French naval contractor DCNS hatched a bold and seemingly hopeless plan to gatecrash the party.