JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The Palestinian Authority told Israel on Thursday it will no longer pay for the electricity Israel supplies to Gaza, Israeli officials said, a move that could lead to a complete power shutdown in the territory whose two million people already endure blackouts for much of the day.
MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said it was pointless discussing at a summit of Southeast Asian leaders China’s building of artificial islands in the South China Sea, and no one dared pressure Beijing anyway.
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain would find it difficult to refuse a request for military assistance in Syria from the United States if President Donald Trump decided to take action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over chemical weapons use, foreign minister Boris Johnson said.
In Great Britain, patients are supposed to wait no more than two weeks to see a cancer specialist after being referred by their doctor. But the National Health Service reports more than 100,000 people waited more than two weeks last year, and more than 25,000 had to wait more than 62 days, the official target, to actually start cancer treatment.
BERLIN (Reuters) – Britain’s negotiations to leave the European Union will be very demanding both for the British and the remaining 27 members of the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.
TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said a direct phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump could take place again and urged the self-ruled island’s political rival China to step up to its global responsibility to keep the peace as a large nation.
COLMAR, France (Reuters) – A French appeals court on Thursday said it had authorized the extradition to Serbia of former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj, who was a guerrilla commander during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.
LONDON (Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told voters not to dismiss opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as a harmless “mutton-headed old mugwump” but rather to see him as a serious threat to the economy and national security.
AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian rebel and intelligence sources said Israel struck an arms supply hub on Thursday operated by the Lebanese Hezbollah group near Damascus airport where weapons from Tehran are regularly sent by commercial and military cargo planes.