WASHINGTON/CALGARY, Alberta, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration approved TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline yesterday, cheering the oil industry and angering environmentalists even as further hurdles for the controversial project loom.
(Reuters) – A U.S. judge yesterday refused to overturn the conviction of two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady on charges that they tried to carry out a multimillion-dollar drug deal to help their family stay in power.
CAIRO, (Reuters) – Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president overthrown in 2011 and the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region, was freed on Friday after six years in detention, his lawyer said.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The State Department warned U.S. citizens on Friday to avoid travel to French Guiana due to widespread protests that it said have potential to become violent in the main cities of Kourou and Cayenne and have shut down the international airport.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – A group of 14 nations yesterday urged Venezuela to hold elections and release political prisoners, in a joint statement that kept open the option of seeking to suspend the South American country from the Organization of American States.
LONDON, (Reuters) – The attacker who plowed a car through a throng of pedestrians and then stabbed a policeman outside Britain’s parliament was named yesterday as Khalid Masood, a British-born man who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism.
DAKAR, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An inexpensive, heat-proof vaccine could mark a turning point in expanding resistance to the diarrhoea-causing rotavirus infection across sub-Saharan Africa, medical aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres said.
LONDON, (Reuters) – The attacker who killed three people near parliament in London before being shot dead was named today as a 52-year-old British-born man, Khalid Masood, who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London yesterday after a car ploughed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain’s parliament.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The Republican chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives intelligence committee set off a political firestorm on Wednesday when he said the communications of members of Donald Trump’s transition team were caught up in incidental surveillance targeting foreigners.
WASHINGTON/OSLO, (Reuters) – The United States remains committed to the “principles and goals” of the global transparency initiative to fight corruption in managing revenues from oil, gas and mineral extraction, it said yesterday.