By Patricia Zengerle and Lesley Wroughton
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo as President Donald Trump's secretary of state on Thursday, and the former CIA director set off immediately on a trip to meet key allies in Europe and the Middle East.
Pompeo, a former Army officer who was a Republican congressman, is regarded as a Trump loyalist with hawkish world views.
'A New History Starts Now' as Leaders of 2 Koreas Begin Summit
By Christine Kim and Josh Smith
SEOUL (Reuters) - Smiling and holding hands, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met at the heavily fortified demilitarized zone between the countries on Friday in the first summit for the two Koreas in over a decade.
Bill Cosby Convicted of Sexual Assault
By David DeKok
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby was convicted on Thursday on all three counts of drugging and molesting a onetime friend in 2004, a decisive victory for prosecutors in one of the first celebrity sexual-assault trials of the #MeToo era.
Cosby, 80, best known as the lovable father from the 1980s TV hit "The Cosby Show," faces up to 10 years in prison for each of the three counts of aggravated indecent assault of Andrea Constand, who is now 45.
Monkey in 'Selfie' Cannot Sue for Copyright, U.S. Court Says
(Reuters) - Monkeys lack standing to sue for copyright protection and an animal rights group cannot act as legal guardian in such matters, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday, in a battle over ownership of a smiling "selfie" taken by an endangered macaque.
The dispute stemmed from a famous image that Naruto, a rare crested macaque who lives on an nature reserve, snapped using a camera that British photographer David Slater left mounted and unattended during a 2011 trip.
South, North Korea to Hold Historic First Summit in Decade at DMZ
By Soyoung Kim
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's Kim Jong Un is set to cross the heavily militarized border on Friday for the first summit with South Korea in more than a decade, as the old foes seek to end their decades-long conflict and ease tensions over the North's nuclear weapons program.
Israeli Envoy Says Iran Has Recruited 80,000 Shiite Fighters in Syria
(Reuters) - Israel's envoy to the United Nations said on Thursday that Iran had recruited at least 80,000 Shiite fighters which it was training at a base just over five miles from Damascus.
Holding up a map, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon told the Security Council that Iran had set up a training base just over five miles from Damascus.
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