North, South Korea check work to ease tension in ‘milestone’ step

SEOUL (Reuters) – North and South Korean officials inspected work to ease tension on their militarised border on Wednesday, checking on the demolition of bunkers and probing for secret tunnels, despite scant progress on persuading the North to give up nuclear arms. South, wearing helmets, and North Korean army soldiers head to inspect the dismantled South Korean guard post inside ...

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Hoddles jokes watching Spurs ‘not good for recovery’

Date published: Wednesday 12th December 2018 11:11 Glenn Hoddle has joked about his recovery from heart surgery after watching Tottenham qualify for the Champions League knockout stage. Former England boss Hoddle, 61, is convalescing at home after suffering a cardiac arrest while working at the BT Sport studios in October. He tweeted for the first time after former club Tottenham ...

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Is China’s AIIB Developing Asia, Or Just Propping Up China’s State-Owned Banks with Extra Cash?

Salvatore Babones economy, Asia The AIIB was supposed to lend $30 to $40 billion in its first three years. It has disbursed just $1 billion. Something doesn’t add up. Is China’s AIIB Developing Asia, Or Just Propping Up China’s State-Owned Banks with Extra Cash? The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) was supposed to be the keystone of China’s Belt and ...

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Police hunt through eastern France for Strasbourg Christmas market attacker

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) – Security forces searched through eastern France on Wednesday for a man suspected of killing three people in an attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg and who was known to have been religiously radicalised while in jail. With the gunman on the run, France raised its security threat to the highest alert level, strengthening controls on ...

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Have Tory rebels done Theresa May a favour?

There is an argument, which the prime minister may not see yet, that the 15% of her MPs who triggered a no-confidence vote in her may be doing her a favour. Because having pulled that House of Commons vote on her Brexit plan, which was supposed to have happened last night, the damage to her authority was such that something ...

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Myanmar journalists: Families urge Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo release

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kyaw Soe Oo (left) and Wa Lone have been in prison for one year Family, friends and colleagues of two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar have called for their immediate release one year on from their arrest. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were earlier this week honoured among other persecuted or killed journalists as ...

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Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to be sentenced for hush money payments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen will be sentenced on Wednesday for his role in the payment of hush money to women who said they had affairs with Trump and for lying to Congress about a proposed Trump Tower project in Russia that was discussed during the 2016 election campaign. U.S. President Donald ...

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