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Russia says firms leaving over sanctions can't return soon
(24 April 03:57 pm)
BIROBIDZHAN Russia (Reuters) - Russia warned foreign companies working in the oil and gas sector that if they quit the country over Ukraine-related sanctions, they would not be able to return any time
Three Americans killed in Kabul hospital attack
(24 April 03:54 pm)
KABUL (Reuters) - Three Americans were killed on Thursday when a security guard opened fire at a Kabul hospital funded by a U.S. Christian charity, in the latest of a spate of attacks on foreign
Former U.S. test site sues nuclear nations including India for disarmament failure
(24 April 03:46 pm)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The tiny Pacific republic of the Marshall Islands, scene of massive U.S. nuclear tests in the 1950s, sued the United States and eight other nuclear-armed countries including
Boy and girl on Korean ferry tied life jackets together before they drowned
(24 April 02:38 pm)
SEOUL (Reuters) - A boy and girl trapped in a sinking South Korean ferry with hundreds of other high school students tied their life jacket cords together, a diver who recovered their bodies said,
U.N. Security Council members considering South Sudan sanctions
(24 April 02:36 pm)
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Security Council members are considering sanctions on South Sudan\'s warring parties, envoys said, after U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous demanded \"serious
Obama poised for new sanctions on Russia if no progress on Ukraine
(24 April 02:34 pm)
TOKYO/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday he was poised to impose new sanctions on Moscow if it does not act fast to end an armed stand-off in Ukraine, but there
China to impose tougher penalties on polluters in new environmental law
(24 April 01:39 pm)
BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Thursday passed amendments to the country\'s environmental protection law that will impose tougher penalties on polluters in the most sweeping revisions to the law in 25
Japan PM Abe and U.S. President Obama - what's in a name?
(24 April 01:37 pm)
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may have hoped to demonstrate his personal ties with President Barack Obama during the U.S. leader\'s state visit to Tokyo - but if how they
Key pending reforms facing India's next government
(24 April 01:30 pm)
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The biggest challenge for India\'s next government, due to take charge after election results in May, will be to pull the economy out of its deepest slump in decades.
Earthquake shakes British Columbia; no injuries reported
(24 April 01:05 pm)
SEATTLE (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 rattled the coast of British Columbia\'s Vancouver Island on Wednesday evening and was felt by hundreds of people in dozens of cities in Canada
Ukrainian troops dig in near Slaviansk - Reuters correspondent
(24 April 01:03 pm)
NEAR SLAVIANSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian troops were digging in to a new position a few miles from the separatist-held city of Slaviansk early on Thursday, a Reuters correspondent said.
Three foreigners killed in attack in Afghan hospital - security sources
(24 April 12:59 pm)
KABUL (Reuters) - Three foreigners were killed on Thursday when a security guard opened fire at an international hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, security sources said, in the latest of a series
BJP eyes gains in south, east to cut clout of regional queens
(24 April 12:35 pm)
CHENNAI India (Reuters) - The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was set to make gains in two big states in the south and east that began voting on Thursday in the sixth phase of a mammoth general election
Palestinian unity pact upsets U.S.
(24 April 12:29 pm)
Apr. 24 - U.S. says it\'s disappointed by the unity pact agreed between rival Palestinian groups in West Bank and Gaza. Paul Chapman reports.
Thai opposition leader seeks compromise to avert bloodshed
(24 April 12:05 pm)
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Alarmed by the prospect of bloodshed in Thailand as a six-month political crisis nears a critical juncture, former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has called for talks between the
Obama reaffirms commitment to Japan on tour of Asia allies
(24 April 11:58 am)
TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama assured ally Japan on Thursday that Washington was committed to its defence, including of tiny isles at the heart of a row with China, but denied he had
Korean prosecutors raid shipping safety watchdog after ferry disaster
(24 April 11:52 am)
INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors said on Thursday that they had raided the shipping safety watchdog as part of their expanded investigation following the fatal sinking of a
Tutu 'won't vote for ANC' in May polls
(24 April 11:15 am)
Apr. 24 - Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu tells the public not to vote like cattle in South Africa\'s elections in May. Paul Chapman reports.
Japan's Mitsui pays China to release seized ship-court
(24 April 10:36 am)
BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan\'s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd paid about $29 million for the release of a ship seized by China over a dispute that dates back to the 1930s war between the countries,
Pakistan fighter jets target militant hideouts near Afghan border
(24 April 10:35 am)
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani fighter jets pounded suspected militant hideouts near the Afghan border on Thursday in response to a spate of attacks around the country, the army said, in the first
South Korean crew member says "we were ordered" to leave sinking ferry
(24 April 10:31 am)
SEOUL (Reuters) - A member of crew of a South Korean ferry that sank last week said on Thursday she and her colleagues were \"under command\" to abandon ship.
China bans petitioners appealing directly to higher authorities
(24 April 10:22 am)
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has banned petitioners from taking their grievances directly to higher levels of government without first going through local authorities, state media reported on Thursday,
Australia rules out link between debris and Malaysian plane
(24 April 10:21 am)
PERTH/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Authorities ruled out any link between debris picked up on an Australian beach and a missing Malaysian jetliner on Thursday as a tropical cyclone again threatened to hamper
Brother-in-law of Prince Charles dies
(24 April 10:16 am)
Apr. 23 - The brother-in-law of Britain\'s Prince Charles dies after suffering head injury in a fall in New York. Paul Chapman reports.
Obama uses Japan visit to reassure wary Asian allies
(24 April 10:06 am)
TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama used a state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the region, despite Chinese
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