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Today โ€” May 27th 2019Reuters World News

Italy's Salvini says EU fiscal rules must be rediscussed

Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Monday European Union fiscal rules must be rediscussed, after his far-right League became the country's largest party in the EU election, surging past its coalition partner the 5-Star Movement.

North Korea dubs Bolton's missile comments 'more than ignorant': KCNA

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is "more than ignorant" to argue that North Korea's recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions, the North's foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.

Austria's Kurz faces likely ouster in no-confidence vote

Austrian lawmakers are likely to sack Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in a vote of no-confidence on Monday after the leader of the far-right party holding the key to the outcome indicated it would probably vote against him.

Russia says it is ready to play role in Venezuela crisis talks in Oslo

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday that Moscow was ready to play a role in talks between the Venezuelan government and opposition in Oslo if the participants felt it was useful.

Italy's League says it will stick with coalition after Europe vote win

The leader of Italy's far-right League said on Monday he would stick with his coalition with the anti-establishment 5-Star party, despite his own victory and 5-Star's disappointing third place finish in a European election.

Trump to help Japan bring abductees home from North Korea, but families wary

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would work with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bring home Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago, but family members warned him not to be duped.

Spain's Sanchez, France's Macron to talk EU jobs on Monday

Spain's Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will meet France's centrist President Emmanuel Macron on Monday to discuss the allocation of top jobs in the European Parliament, the PM's office said.

French police arrest suspect over last week's Lyon bomb blast: Interior Minister

French police have arrested a 24-year old man suspected of being behind last week's bomb blast in the central city of Lyon that injured 13 people.

China bridles at rare meeting between Taiwan and U.S. security officials

China responded angrily on Monday as Taiwan confirmed the first meeting in more than four decades between senior U.S. and Taiwanese security officials.

Nationalists surge in EU Parliament vote, but pro-EU parties remain dominant

Pro-European parties retained a firm grip on the EU parliament, provisional results from the bloc's elections showed on Monday, though eurosceptic opponents saw strong gains.

UK Labour must back 'public vote' on Brexit after EU vote: McDonnell

Britain's main opposition Labour Party must back a public vote on Brexit, Labour's finance chief John McDonnell said on Monday, after voters deserted the party in droves in European elections amid anger over the country's delayed departure from the EU.

Freedom party will 'likely' support no-confidence vote against Austria's Kurz: APA

Austria's Freedom party will probably support a no-confidence vote scheduled for Monday against Austria's conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, news agency APA said on Monday.

UK Labour must back second Brexit referendum after EU vote: McDonnell

Britain's main opposition Labour Party must back a second referendum, Labour's finance chief John McDonnell said on Monday, after the party was rejected by voters angry over Brexit in European elections.

UK Labour's must back second Brexit referendum after EU vote: McDonnell

Britain's main opposition Labour Party must back a second referendum, Labour's finance chief John McDonnell said on Monday, after the party was rejected by voters angry over Brexit in European elections.

Spain's PM to talk EU jobs with Macron on Monday

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will travel to Paris on Monday to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron to analyze the results of the European parliamentary elections, the PM's office said.

China says strongly opposes Bolton meeting Taiwan official

China's foreign ministry said on Monday that Beijing strongly opposes a meeting this month between U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton and Taiwan's national security chief David Lee.

UK interior minister says EU election result 'hugely disappointing'

Britain's interior minister Sajid Javid said on Monday his Conservative Party's performance in European elections were "hugely disappointing" and his party needed to unite to deliver Brexit.

Timeline: China's post-Tiananmen re-emergence onto the world

Next Tuesday, June 4, marks 30 years since China bloodily suppressed pro-democracy demonstrations in and around central Beijing's Tiananmen Square, when Chinese troops opened fire on their own people.

France opposed in principle to execution in Iraq of three French Islamic State members

The French foreign ministry said on Monday it was opposed in principle to the death penalty, but also said it accepted Iraqi sovereignty as Iraq's justice ministry sentenced three French citizens to death for their membership of Islamic State.

Polish nationalists win EU vote, set stage for national ballot

Poland's ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) surged to a clear victory in Sunday's European Parliament vote, a stamp of approval for the party's nationalist, eurosceptic platform before a national election later in the year.

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