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Car bomb in Yemeni capital hits mourners, dozens wounded

SANAA - A car bomb claimed by Islamic State exploded in the Yemeni capital Sanaa overnight, medics said, wounding at least 28 people gathered to mourn another attack earlier this month.

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U.S. says absurd to suggest that it will cave in Iran talks

VIENNA - The United States on Monday rejected criticism that world powers negotiating a nuclear agreement with Iran have been making too many compromises, saying it hoped to get a good deal but was not certain that was achievable.

29 Jun 2015

NSA wiretapped two French finance ministers: Wikileaks

PARIS - The U.S. National Security Agency wiretapped the communications of two successive French finance ministers and collected information on French export contracts, trade and budget talks, according to a report by WikiLeaks.

29 Jun 2015

Israel blocks foreign activist flotilla from reaching Gaza

JERUSALEM - Israeli forces boarded a boat leading a protest flotilla of foreign activists to the blockaded Palestinian enclave of Gaza on Monday and forced it to sail to an Israeli port, the Israeli military said.

Israel 29 Jun 2015

After decade of disasters, U.N. shifts its Asia operations

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations is downsizing its humanitarian staff in some Asian countries where governments have stepped up with funds and manpower after a decade of massive floods, storms and earthquakes.

29 Jun 2015

In Moscow, Syrian minister says Russia promises aid

AMMAN/BEIRUT - Syria's foreign minister said in Moscow on Monday Russia had promised to send political, economic and military aid to his country, where the army is coming under some of the heaviest pressure since the start of the civil war. | Video

Russia 29 Jun 2015

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