ANKARA (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara came under brief gunfire early on Monday but nobody was hurt in the incident, which coincides with increased tensions between the two NATO allies over the trial of a U.S. pastor in Turkey. President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman condemned the attack as an attempt “to create chaos” and the Turkish Foreign Ministry said it had increased security measures for the embassy and other U.S. missions and employees in Turkey. An unidentified assailant or assailants fired six bullets at an embassy security gate from a passing white vehicle around 0530 a.m. local time (0230 GMT), three bullets hitting an iron door and a window, the Ankara governor’s office said in a statement. The embassy is closed this week for a public holiday to mark
SEOUL (Reuters) - About 90 families from North and South Korea wept and embraced on Monday as the neighbors held their first reunion events in three years for relatives wrenched apart by the Korean War for more than six decades. The brief reunions are set to total just 11 hours over the next three days in the North’s tourist resort of Mount Kumgang after the neighbors renewed exchanges this year following a standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to the reunion events at a summit in April. About 330 South Koreans from 89 families, many in wheelchairs, embraced 185 separated relatives from the North with tears, joy and disbelief. Some struggled to recognize family not glimpsed in more than 60
(Reuters) - Farfetch UK Ltd plans to float on the New York Stock Exchange, the London-based online fashion retailer said in a regulatory filing on Monday. Branding for online fashion house Farfetch is seen at the company headquarters in London, Britain January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville The company, which plans to list with the symbol 'FTCH', did not disclose the number of shares it would sell or the offer price per share. (bit.ly/2OPV9z8) Farfetch, long tipped for a stock market listing, runs an online marketplace allowing people to buy luxury clothes or accessories from more than 700 brands and boutiques worldwide. Reporting by Arathy S Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Edmund BlairOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.Let's block ads! (Why?) Source link
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, facing sexual abuse crises in several countries, wrote an unprecedented letter to all Catholics on Monday, asking each one of them to help root out “this culture of death” and vowing there would be no more cover ups. FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis delivers a speech after a meeting with Patriarchs of the churches of the Middle East at the St. Nicholas Basilica in Bari, southern Italy July 7, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/File PhotoIn a highly personal letter addressed to “the people of God,” Church language for all members, the pope appeared to be launching an appeal for all Catholics to face the crisis together and not let it tear the Church apart. The Catholic Church in the United States, Chile, Australia, and Ireland - where the pope is making a two-day v
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin still hopes to pull Moscow’s ties with Washington out of a deep crisis, but nobody will go into mourning if this ambition is not reciprocated by the United States, the Kremlin said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures during the joint press conference with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2018. Lehtikuva/Jussi Nukari via REUTERS/File Photo ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THRID PARTY. FINLAND OUT. NO THIRD PARTY SALES.Moscow is bracing itself for a slew of new U.S. sanctions despite Putin meeting U.S. President Donald Trump at a summit in Helsinki in July. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call that the new U.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Uri Avnery, a left-wing peace activist who in 1982 became the first prominent Israeli to meet in public with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, died on Monday in a Tel Aviv hospital. He was 94. FILE PHOTO: Palestinian President Yasser Arafat shakes hands with the head of Israeli peace delegation Uri Avneri in the West Bank City of Ramallah, January 22, 2002. REUTERS/Osama Silwadi/File PhotoThe encounter took place during Israel’s invasion of Lebanon and war with Arafat’s Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), then designated a terrorist group by Israel. Avnery crossed into west Beirut from the Israeli-held east. “It was the first time Arafat had met with an Israeli, and from this perspective, it could be called a ‘historic meeting’,” Avnery wrote in Israel’s Haa
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, facing simultaneous clergy sexual abuse crises in several countries, on Monday wrote an unprecedented letter to all the world’s Catholics asking each of them to help uproot “this culture of death”. FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis delivers a speech after a meeting with Patriarchs of the churches of the Middle East at the St. Nicholas Basilica in Bari, southern Italy July 7, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/File PhotoIn the letter, addressed to “the people of God,” he also promised that no effort will be spared to prevent abuse and its cover up. “We have realized that these wounds never disappear and that they require us forcefully to condemn these atrocities and join forces in uprooting this culture of death,” he said. The letter also responded to a recent grand
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, facing simultaneous clergy sexual abuse crises in several countries, on Monday wrote an unprecedented letter to all the world’s Catholics promising that no effort will be spared to prevent abuse and its cover up. FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis delivers a speech after a meeting with Patriarchs of the churches of the Middle East at the St. Nicholas Basilica in Bari, southern Italy July 7, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/File PhotoThe heartfelt letter, addressed to “the people of God,” also responded to a recent grand jury report in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. He said that while most cases in the report “belong to the past,” it was clear that abuse “was long ignored, kept quiet or silenced”. Reporting By Philip Pullella, editing by Steve SchererOur Standards
The massive blaze started on July 13, and its cause is under investigation. The blaze killed two people and injured 19 people.On the second day of the fire, Cal Fire's heavy equipment operator Braden Varney was fatally injured when the bulldozer he was operating to make a fire line rolled over. About two weeks later, firefighter Capt. Brian Hughes died after he was struck and killed by a tree on July 29. The sprawling fire that burned 96,901 acres had prompted park authorities to order evacuations and shut popular areas at Yosemite. The closures affected Yosemite Valley, home to famous sites such as El Capitan and Half Dome, for nearly three weeks due to a fire. The Ferguson Fire was one of several massive fires burning in California in recent weeks. The largest blaze in state history i...
LONDON (Reuters) - A Sudanese-born British man appeared in court on Monday to face two charges of attempted murder after a car careered into people and a barrier at Britain’s parliament last week. A police van, believed to be carrying Sudanese-born British national Salih Khater, arrives at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, Britain August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Simon DawsonPolice believe a car was deliberately driven into pedestrians and cyclists, injuring three people, before ramming a security barrier outside parliament last Tuesday. Salih Khater, 29, was arrested at the scene. He wore a grey T-shirt and white trousers as he was read the charges of the attempted murder of members of the public and the attempted murder of police officers at London’s Westminster Magistrates court.