Friday, May 25, 2018

'No Nobel Peace Prize for Trump': South Koreans slam cancellation of summit

SEOUL (Reuters) - Many South Koreans were fuming on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump canceled a historic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, feeling they had been cheated of a chance of a lifetime to live in peace.

No illusions as Iran nuclear deal countries look to future without U.S.

VIENNA (Reuters) - Nations that remain in the Iran nuclear deal meet on Friday for the first time since U.S. President Donald Trump left the pact, but diplomats see limited scope to salvage it after Washington vowed to be tougher than ever on Tehran.

Maduro vows to free some jailed activists, raise Venezuela oil output

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's newly re-elected President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday pledged to release some jailed opposition activists, boost the OPEC member's tanking oil production and open dialogue with business leaders.

Taiwan air force scrambles as Chinese bombers fly round island

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's air force scrambled aircraft on Friday as Chinese bombers flew around the self-ruled island, just a few hours after Taiwan vowed not to be cowed having lost another diplomatic ally amid growing Chinese pressure.

Investigators identify Russian military unit in downing of flight MH17

BUNNIK, Netherlands (Reuters) - Dutch prosecutors identified a Russian military unit on Thursday as the source of the missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 people on board.

Britain will build own satellite system if no access to EU's: Hammond

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain would develop its own separate satellite navigation system if it lost access to the Galileo project, the European Union's version of GPS, Britain's finance minister said on Friday.

Malaysian police found $28 million in cash, 400-plus handbags in 1MDB-linked searches

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police said on Friday that cash worth 114 million ringgit ($28.6 million) and over 400 luxury handbags were seized from several apartments as part of an anti-graft probe into a state fund founded by former premier Najib Razak.