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Insight - The war that never ends between the Koreas | Reuters

YEONPYEONG South Korea (Reuters) - On a clear day, residents of Yeonpyeong Island can see North Korea, 10 kms (six miles) away. They can also sometimes watch South Korean warships chase North Korean and Chinese fishing boats. These waters in the Yellow Sea are among the world’s richest for blue …

Assad 'says fighting largely over by end of year' - former Russian PM | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad has forecast that much of the fighting in the Syrian civil war will be over by the end of the year, a former Russian prime minister was quoted on Monday as saying.<p>“This is what he told me: ‘This year the active phase of military action in Syria will be …

Two foreign U.N. workers killed in Somalia | Reuters

BOSASSO, Somalia (Reuters) - A Briton and a Frenchman working for the United Nations were shot dead on Monday at an airport in north-central Somalia, officials said.<p>A U.N. mission spokesman said it was not clear who was behind the killings. But one witness said the pair were attacked by a man in a …

U.S. calls for end to humanitarian curbs in Myanmar's Rakhine | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States called on Myanmar on Wednesday to lift travel restrictions on U.N. and other humanitarian staff to allow them to resume work in the country’s Rakhine State, which has been hit by ethnic and religious violence.<p>A family stand at the entrance of their temporary …

East Libyan rebels to end oil port blockage within days - senior leader | Reuters

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A rebel group in eastern Libya has agreed with the government to end its seizure of vital oil ports within days, a senior leader told Reuters on Tuesday, raising hopes for an end to an eight-month stalemate that has dried up state income and fuelled chaos.<p>Libyan militia leader …

Four killed in clashes between Yemeni soldiers and Al-Qaeda | Reuters

ADEN (Reuters) - Two Yemeni soldiers and two al-Qaeda militants were killed on Tuesday during clashes in Yemen’s western province of Al-Hadida, ministry of interior said on its website.<p>An official source from the ministry said security forces detained four al-Qaeda militants during the early hours …

Xi says multi-party system didn't work for China | Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China experimented in the past with various political systems, including multi-party democracy, but it did not work, President Xi Jinping said during a visit to Europe, warning that copying foreign political or development models could be catastrophic.<p>China's President Xi …

EU, U.S. denounce China's arrests of activists | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States and European Union (EU) accused China on Tuesday of using arrests and harassment to silence human rights activists, also voicing consternation at the death in custody of a prominent dissident.<p>Wang Yu, the lawyer of human right activist Cao Shunli, talks on the …

IMF study finds inequality is damaging to economic growth

The International Monetary Fund has backed economists who argue that inequality is a drag on growth in a discussion paper that has also dismissed rightwing theories that efforts to redistribute incomes are self-defeating.<p>The Washington-based organisation, which advises governments on sustainable …