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News Greece won't last in euro zone in long-run: Bavarian finance minister
Greece will not last in the eurozone in the long run and officials working on a review of its bailout package should prepare for such a possibility, a senior member of the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives said.
News Scottish parliament begins debate on new independence referendum
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sought backing from the Edinburgh parliament on Tuesday for her proposal to hold a new referendum on independence from the United Kingdom, the first formal step in a process resisted by London.
News Russia must limit Iranian power in Syria: Israeli intelligence director
Russia and other world powers must move to limit Iran's growing military strength in Syria because it poses a regional threat, the director-general of Israel's Intelligence Ministry told Reuters in an interview.
News Russia's Putin, Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev discuss Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed the Syria crisis by phone, the Kremlin said on Saturday, after peace talks in Kazakhstan closed without any substantive negotiations.
News Congress investigates links between Trump and Russia
U.S. Republican congressional leaders have refused Democrats' calls for a special prosecutor or select committee to investigate possible links between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, saying investigations by congressional committees are sufficient.
News U.S., China soften tone, say to work together on North Korea
The United States and China will work together to get nuclear-armed North Korea take "a different course", U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday, softening previous criticism of Beijing after talks with his Chinese counterpart.
News German minister says Europe, U.S. should stick to Russia sanctions
Europe and the United States should keep sanctions in place against Russia until there is progress in implementing the 2015 Minsk accords aimed at ending the violence in eastern Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said.
News China, Russia block U.N. council concern about Myanmar violence
China, backed by Russia, blocked a short U.N. Security Council statement on Myanmar on Friday, diplomats said, after the 15-member body met to discuss the situation in Rakhine state, where the country's military is conducting a security operation.