- 1. Iran ready to work on French nuclear deal proposals, does not want war: foreign minister
Iran is prepared to work on French proposals to salvage the international nuclear deal that Tehran signed with world powers in 2015 but it will not tolerate U.S. interference in the Gulf, its foreign minister said on Thursday.
2. South Korea to scrap intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid row over history
3. Italy’s PD raises the bar for possible government with 5-Star
Italy’s center-left Democratic Party on Thursday set tough new conditions for forming a coalition with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, making a deal between the traditional foes look more elusive and raising the chance of snap elections.
4. Immigration to Britain falls to five-year low ahead of Brexit: ONS
LONDON (Reuters) – Net immigration to Britain sank to its lowest since 2013 during the year to the end of March, driven by a sustained fall in the number of immigrants from the European Union since 2016’s Brexit referendum, official figures showed on Thursday.
5. Britain presses for information on HK consulate worker detained in China
BEIJING (Reuters) – Britain’s Foreign Office continues to “urgently seek further information” about an employee of its Hong Kong consulate who was detained in China, it said on Thursday.