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Rise of Arab-Israel axis spurs Iran to redouble nuclear talks push

Rise of Arab-Israel axis spurs Iran to redouble nuclear talks push

Chance of reviving Iran nuclear deal appears remote Failure of talks could spark fresh regional war Tehran wants to keep the diplomatic ball rolling Israel, Gulf states share concerns about Tehran’s atomic work Differences remain over insurance, sanctions DUBAI, July 1 (Reuters) – The specter of an emerging Arab-Israeli bloc that could tilt the Middle …

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Mexico president doubles down on Hitler comparison with Jewish analyst after protest

Mexico president doubles down on Hitler comparison with Jewish analyst after protest

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gestures during a news conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, June 20, 2022. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MEXICO CITY, June 30 (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday said he was right to compare a …

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Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first Black woman on US Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first Black woman on US Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) – Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in on Thursday as a US Supreme Court justice, making history as the first Black woman on the nation’s top judicial body while joining it at a time when its conservative majority has been flexing its muscles in major rulings. Jackson, 51, joins the liberal …

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Missile kills 14 near Odesa after Ukraine retakes Snake Island

Missile kills 14 near Odesa after Ukraine retakes Snake Island

Russia calls Snake Island exit a ‘gesture of goodwill’ Donbas situation more precarious for Ukraine Russian missile hit apartment building in port of Odesa KYIV, July 1 (Reuters) – Russian missiles struck a nine-story apartment building and a resort facility near Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odesa early on Friday, killing at least 17 people …

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North Korea blames 'alien things' near border with South for COVID outbreak

North Korea blames ‘alien things’ near border with South for COVID outbreak

People watch a TV broadcasting a news report on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in North Korea, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, May 17, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, July 1 (Reuters) – North Korea claimed on Friday that the country’s first COVID-19 …

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Suspected truck driver in Texas migrant deaths was on meth, lawmaker says

Suspected truck driver in Texas migrant deaths was on meth, lawmaker says

53 migrants died in US border smuggling attempt Suspected driver charged with human trafficking offense Driver had meth in his system, lawmaker and US official say SAN ANTONIO, June 30 (Reuters) – The suspected driver of a truck packed with dozens of migrants who died in blazing heat during a Texas smuggling attempt was allegedly …

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Hong Kong has 'risen from the ashes', China's Xi says on rare visit

Hong Kong has ‘risen from the ashes’, China’s Xi says on rare visit

China’s Xi arrives in Hong Kong via high-speed rail Will wear in city’s new leader and mark anniversary Britain and US say China failed to meet commitments Police warn against violence, disorder Tight security around train station HONG KONG, June 30 (Reuters) – Hong Kong has overcome its challenges and “risen from the ashes”, China’s …

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'Lessons learned', but no details of royal review of Meghan bullying claims

‘Lessons learned’, but no details of royal review of Meghan bullying claims

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Buckingham Palace says lessons have been learned following a review into bullying allegations made by royal staff against Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, although it declined to give any details about the report’s conclusions. The HR review was announced by the palace last March after the Times newspaper reported allegations …

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Russian forces withdraw from Ukraine's strategic Snake Island

Russian forces withdraw from Ukraine’s strategic Snake Island

A satellite image shows an overview of Snake Island, Ukraine, June 21, 2022. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, June 30 (Reuters) – Russian forces have withdrawn from Ukraine’s Snake Island, a strategic outpost in the Black Sea, Russia’s defense ministry and Ukraine’s president’s office said on …

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