German brothers, ages 4 and 6, run away from home, cause $17,000 in damage

German brothers, ages 4 and 6, run away from home, cause $17,000 in damage

Two Bavarian brothers, who ran away from home, left a trail of destruction in their village, including torching a neighbor's garage, German police say.The boys, ages 4 and 6,...
IMF board approves $6 billion loan package for Pakistan

IMF board approves $6 billion loan package for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund Executive board gave formal approval on Wednesday to a three-year, $6 billion loan package for Pakistan to rein in mounting debts and stave off a looming balance of payments crisis. Board approval will allow immediate disbursement of around $1 billion, with the remainder to be phased in over…
Ship carrying waste arrives back in Canada from the Philippines

Ship carrying waste arrives back in Canada from the Philippines

The ship Anna Maersk arrives at Roberts Bank port carrying 69 containers of mostly paper and plastic waste returned by the Philippines in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada June 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jason RedmondTORONTO (Reuters) - A ship carrying 69 containers of waste mislabeled as plastic recyclables returned to Canada on Saturday from the Philippines, closing a…

Dutch queen criticized over meeting with Saudi prince

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands speaks at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019 (GES 2019) in The Hague, Netherlands June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Piroschka van de WouwAMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A United Nations official on Saturday joined Dutch lawmakers in criticizing Queen Maxima over a meeting she held with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines…
Germany’s Merkel urges political solution in Iran crisis

Germany’s Merkel urges political solution in Iran crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference after the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Piroschka van de WouwFRANKFURT (Reuters) - The international community must seek a political solution on Iran, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had aborted a military strike…
Exxon Mobil seeks bids for Norwegian offshore assets

Exxon Mobil seeks bids for Norwegian offshore assets

An Exxon gas station is seen in Houston, Texas, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File PhotoOSLO (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil is considering selling all of the stakes it holds in oil and gas fields off the Norwegian coast, a spokeswoman said. Two years ago the U.S. major - the world’s largest oil company - sold…
China needs nearly $440 billion to clean up rural environment: report

China needs nearly $440 billion to clean up rural environment: report

A woman rides a scooter past a steel plant in Anyang, Henan province, China, February 18, 2019. Picture taken February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas PeterSHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will need to spend 3 trillion yuan ($440 billion) over three years to improve village sanitation and clean up its heavily polluted rural environment, the official People’s Daily…
Iran says its airspace is fully safe and secure: Tasnim

Iran says its airspace is fully safe and secure: Tasnim

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization said on Saturday the country’s airspace was safe for airlines to fly through, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, amid heightened tension between Tehran and Washington. “Iran-controlled airspace over the Persian Gulf and other flight routes are completely safe,” its spokesman, Reza Jafarzadeh, was quoted as saying. The…
British minister to visit Iran on Sunday for talks on tensions

British minister to visit Iran on Sunday for talks on tensions

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Middle East minister Andrew Murrison will visit Iran on Sunday for “frank and constructive” talks, the Foreign Office said, amid escalating tension between Tehran and Washington after the downing of an unmanned U.S. drone. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he aborted a military strike to retaliate for the drone…
Sri Lanka extends emergency for third month after Easter bombings

Sri Lanka extends emergency for third month after Easter bombings

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka on Saturday extended a law granting security forces emergency powers into third month following the Easter Day bomb attacks on hotels and churches that killed more than 250 people. FILE PHOTO: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena speaks during a meeting with the Foreign Correspondents Association at his residence in Colombo,…