Top News London tower blocks evacuated as 34 buildings fail fire tests 2017-06-24T16:35:10.000000000-04:00 LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said 34 high-rise apartment blocks had failed fire safety checks carried out after the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze, including several in north London where residents were forced to evacuate amid chaotic scenes. British lawmakers hit by 'sustained' cyber attack 2017-06-24T15:02:38.000000000-04:00 LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's parliament was hit by a "sustained and determined" cyber attack on Saturday designed to identify weak email passwords, just over a month after a ransomware worm crippled parts of the country's health service. Exclusive: Overruling diplomats, U.S. to drop Iraq, Myanmar from child soldiers' list 2017-06-24T13:35:57.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a highly unusual intervention, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to remove Iraq and Myanmar from a U.S. list of the world's worst offenders in the use of child soldiers, disregarding the recommendations of State Department experts and senior U.S. diplomats, U.S. off... Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City battles as death toll mounts 2017-06-24T13:17:08.000000000-04:00 MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their self-declared caliphate. China, U.S. agree on aim of 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearization 2017-06-24T11:56:16.000000000-04:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula should be "complete, verifiable and irreversible", Chinese state media said on Saturday, reporting the results of high level talks in Washington this week. Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no' 2017-06-24T11:53:55.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday to mobilize support for their party's healthcare overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a "very, very narrow path" to passage. Istanbul bans gay and transgender pride march for second year 2017-06-24T11:51:57.000000000-04:00 ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Istanbul's governor has banned a gay and transgender pride march which was due to take place in the city on Sunday, citing security concerns after threats from an ultra-nationalist group. UAE sees 'parting of ways' if Qatar does not accept Arab demands 2017-06-24T10:40:25.000000000-04:00 DUBAI (Reuters) - A senior United Arab Emirates official said on Saturday that if Qatar did not accept an ultimatum issued by fellow Arab states which imposed a boycott this month on the tiny Gulf Arab nation, there would be a "parting of ways". If Baghdadi is dead, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer 2017-06-24T06:49:08.000000000-04:00 BAGHDAD (Reuters) - If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were Iraqi army officers under late dictator Saddam Hussein. China's party paper trumpets U.N. rights resolution as combating West's monopoly 2017-06-24T06:40:37.000000000-04:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - The West's monopoly on rights has been dealt a blow by the United Nations' decision to adopt a China-led resolution saying development promotes human rights, an editorial in the official paper of China's ruling Communist Party said on Saturday.