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Blast claimed by Islamic State kills U.S. troops in Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State killed U.S. troops in northern Syria on Wednesday, weeks after President Donald Trump said the group had been defeated there …

EU ready to delay Brexit until 2020: Times newspaper

LONDON (Reuters) – European Union officials are examining plans to delay Brexit until 2020 after Germany and France indicated their willingness to extend withdrawal negotiations amid British political turmoil, The …

Peace talks with Taliban will happen soon – U.S. envoy

KABUL (Reuters) – The U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan on Wednesday said talks with the Taliban will “happen very soon” but if the insurgents continue to fight then …

Turkey's Erdogan says 20 killed, including five U.S. soldiers, in Syria's Manbij blast

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said 20 people were killed in the bomb attack in northern Syria on Wednesday, including five U.S. troops. A U.S. official had earlier …

Four U.S. troops reported among 16 dead in north Syria attack

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State killed U.S. troops in northern Syria on Wednesday, weeks after President Donald Trump said the group was defeated there and …

Romanian top court's wiretap ruling puts graft trials at risk

BUCHAREST (Reuters) – A Romanian Constitutional Court ruling on Wednesday regarding wiretap evidence threatens to put an end to ongoing investigations including for high-profile corruption cases. In a case brought …

Macron's party reclaims top spot from Le Pen in European vote poll

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron’s party moved back ahead of Marine Le Pen’s far-right party in a poll of voting intentions for the May 2019 European parliament elections, …

No breakthrough with Russia on missile treaty, U.S. set to start withdrawal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A meeting between Russia and the United States failed to resolve U.S. accusations that Moscow is violating a Cold War missile treaty, setting the stage for Washington …

Trump's new EPA pick defends rollbacks as Democrats call him 'extreme'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump’s new pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency as a pro-business extremist, but harboured little hope of blocking …

Czechs mark 50 years since Jan Palach's self-immolation over crushing of Prague Spring

PRAGUE (Reuters) – Czechs marked the 50th anniversary on Wednesday of student Jan Palach setting himself on fire in central Prague in a desperate act aimed at lifting the apathy …