Monday, September 25, 2017

Iraq refuses talks with Kurdistan about independence referendum results

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The Iraqi government will not hold talks with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) about the results of the "unconstitutional" referendum on independence held on Monday in northern Iraq, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said.

U.S. Navy Pacific commander misses promotion, to retire after deadly collisions

TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Admiral Scott Swift said he will retire after being passed over for promotion to the chief of all military forces in the region in the wake of two deadly collisions involving U.S. warships.

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Canada's Lucara sells world's largest uncut diamond for $53 million

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – A tennis ball-sized rough diamond unearthed nearly two years ago by Canada's Lucara Diamond Corp has been sold for $53 million (39.36 million pounds), the Vancouver-based company said on Monday.

Brazil house speaker says Temer charges must be taken together

BRASILIA (Reuters) – The speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress, Rodrigo Maia, said on Monday that two new charges against President Michel Temer in a corruption case should be considered together when they reach the floor of the chamber on Tuesday.

European ambassadors to U.S. back Iran nuclear pact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The ambassadors to Washington from Britain, France, Germany and the European Union all strongly backed the international nuclear agreement with Iran on Monday, as long as Tehran continues to comply with the pact.

U.S. citizen detained in Yemeni capital Sanaa – colleagues

DUBAI (Reuters) – Yemen's Houthi forces have detained a U.S. citizen in the capital Sanaa for reasons that were not immediately clear, two colleagues of the man said on Monday.