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Asylum seekers pass the time in a makeshift tent camp near the Brownsville-Matamoros International Bridge where they wait in hopes of soon being granted entry into the U.S. in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, May 17, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott - RC1B49E881D0

Trump leaves ‘question mark’ over use of force to protect Gulf oil

By Babak Dehghanpisheh and Sylvia Westall

GENEVA/DUBAI (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to take military (More…)

Tanker attacks seen as calibrated but risky Iranian response to U.S. sanctions

By Babak Dehghanpisheh

GENEVA (Reuters) – If, despite its firm denials, Iran was behind attacks on two oil tankers in (More…)

U.S. housing starts fall, but prior months revised up

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. homebuilding unexpectedly fell in May, but data for the prior two months was revised higher and (More…)

U.S. military landlord filed false maintenance logs, earning bonuses, Reuters finds

By M.B. Pell

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A unit of UK infrastructure giant Balfour Beatty plc falsified housing maintenance records (More…)

Hong Kong leader signals end to extradition bill but refuses to quit

By Clare Jim and Noah Sin

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday signaled the end (More…)

Don’t open ‘Pandora’s Box’ in Middle East, China warns

By Ben Blanchard

BEIJING (Reuters) – The Chinese government’s top diplomat warned on Tuesday that the world should not open (More…)

Trump says U.S. agency will begin removing millions of illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants (More…)

Migrant deaths rise among Venezuelans, Central Americans: U.N.

By Stephanie Nebehay

GENEVA (Reuters) – At least 380 Latin American migrants have died on their journeys this year, many (More…)

Hong Kong leader says sorry as protesters insist she quits

By James Pomfret and Farah Master

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam apologized to its people on (More…)

Chinese raids hit North Korean defectors’ ‘Underground Railroad’

By Josh Smith and Joyce Lee

SEOUL (Reuters) – A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea, (More…)