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  • Trump calls for new U.N. sanctions against North Korea
    WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the U.N. Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on North Korea as concerns mount that it may test a sixth nuclear bomb as early as Tuesday. ... Read more »
  • U.S. sanctions hundreds of employees of Syrian research center
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday blacklisted 271 employees of a Syrian government agency it said was responsible for developing chemical weapons, weeks after a poison gas attack killed scores of people in a rebel-held province in Syria. ... Read more »
  • Sudan accuses South Sudan president of meeting rebels
    Khartoum (Reuters) - Sudan on Monday warned South Sudan to cease its support of rebel groups at war with Khartoum, accusing its president of meeting with rebels last week in a rare public statement from Khartoum's intelligence agency. ... Read more »
  • Hollande urges French to reject Le Pen in presidential run-off vote
    PARIS (Reuters) - France's outgoing president, Francois Hollande, on Monday urged people to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in a vote to choose his successor next month and reject far-right leader Marine Le Pen, whose place in the run-off represented a "risk" for France. ... Read more »
  • EU executive urges change of tack in relations with Turkey
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union executive urged EU governments on Monday to consider changing its relationship with Turkey after a referendum that handed President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping powers put Ankara's stalled membership talks deeper into cold storage. ... Read more »
  • Gulf states must donate to avert famine in Yemen: U.N.
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The top United Nations humanitarian official called on Monday for Gulf countries to help avert mass starvation in Yemen, where two years of war have left millions at risk of famine. ... Read more »
  • Venezuelans protest for elections, unrest enters fourth week
    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans erected barricades with garbage and even bathtubs on Monday and snarled traffic with mass "sit-ins" along major thoroughfares to press their demand for early elections as anti-government protests entered a fourth week. ... Read more »
  • Le Pen's run-off campaign targets far left and right
    PARIS (Reuters) - Warnings against the dangers of globalization and terrorism and efforts to portray rival Emmanuel Macron as the establishment candidate will be at the heart of Marine Le Pen's campaign for the May 7 French election run-off. ... Read more »
  • U.N. 'horrified' by video showing killing of experts in Congo
    KINSHASA (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Monday it was horrified by a video screened by the government of Democratic Republic of Congo that appeared to show the brutal killing of two U.N. investigators. ... Read more »
  • Top U.S. general in Afghanistan sees Russia sending weapons to Taliban
    KABUL (Reuters) - The head of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan said on Monday he was "not refuting" reports that Russia was providing support, including weapons, to the Taliban. ... Read more »