BEIJING/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – China lodged a diplomatic protest on Saturday after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, but blamed the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its own for the “petty” move.
BANJUL (Reuters) – The winner of Gambia’s presidential election told Reuters yesterday he was keen to form a new cabinet to get cracking with reforms, a day after veteran leader Yahya Jammeh stunned the tiny West African nation by conceding defeat.
SANTIAGO, Cuba (Reuters) – President Raul Castro led tens of thousands of Cubans yesterday in a pledge to defend the socialist legacy of his brother Fidel Castro, who died last week aged 90 and will be interred in the city where they launched the Cuban Revolution.
OAKLAND, Calif (Reuters) – A fire that erupted during a dance party in a warehouse in Oakland, California, killed at least nine people and left about two dozen missing, raising fears the death toll would rise, authorities said yesterday.
BANJUL, (Reuters) – Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, who once vowed to rule the tiny West African nation for “a billion years”, said he had accepted his shock election defeat yesterday, 22 years after seizing power in a coup.
THE HAGUE, (Reuters) – The Dutch government yesterday backed a multi-year inquiry into the end of its colonial period in Indonesia in the 1940s, when troops from the Netherlands are accused of massacres in Southeast Asia’s largest nation.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif., (Reuters) – Norway yesterday urged U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to enunciate a clear and predictable policy on Russia as soon as possible, amid growing concerns in Oslo about increasing Russian military activities in the “High North” or Arctic region.
KARUKWAT, Demo-cratic Republic of Congo, (Reuters) – Charity Mandulu said the executions began soon after government soldiers – around 100 of them mostly from South Sudan President Salva Kiir’s Dinka ethnic group – arrived in her home town of Tore Payam.
MONTERREY, Mexico, (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s intervention to stop jobs at a plant in Indiana going to Mexico is typical of what happens in countries that Americans call “banana” republics, a senior Mexican state official said yesterday.
BERLIN, (Reuters) – One of the world’s biggest networks of hijacked computers, which is suspected of being used to attack online banking customers, has been taken down following police swoops in 10 countries, German police said yesterday.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Engineering firm Odebrecht SA signed a roughly 6.7 billion real ($1.94 billion) leniency deal on Thursday with prosecutors in Brazil’s biggest graft case while nearly 80 employees of the company signed plea bargains, sources said.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s Supreme Court indicted the president of the Senate, Renan Calheiros, yesterday for embezzlement, a ruling that is expected to fan growing tensions between the judiciary and Congress over corruption cases.
WILMINGTON, Del., (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has several options for disentangling himself from his business empire when he takes office next year, but legal experts say the only way fully to avoid conflicts of interest would be to sell his global holdings.