HAVANA/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States and Cuba formally agreed yesterday to restore diplomatic relations on July 20, setting up a trip to Havana by John Kerry, who would become the first U.S.
ISMAILIA, Egypt/CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s army said yesterday more than 100 militants and 17 soldiers were killed after simultaneous assaults on military checkpoints in North Sinai, in the deadliest fighting in years in the restive province.
ATHENS/BRUSSELS, (Reuters) – A defiant Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Greeks yesterday to reject an international bailout deal, wrecking any prospect of repairing broken relations with European Union partners before a referendum on Sunday that may decide Greece’s future in Europe.
Nassau, Bahamas/Beijing (Reuters) – China’s push to extend its influence in the Western Hemisphere has hit an embarrassing setback at an unfinished, $3.5 billion resort and casino project in the Bahamas.
WASHINGTON/HAVANA, (Reuters) – The United States and Cuba have reached an agreement to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic ties severed more than five decades ago, and the historic deal will be unveiled today, U.S.
ATHENS, (Reuters) – Greece’s last-minute overtures to international creditors for financial aid yesterday were not enough to save the country from becoming the first developed economy to default on a loan with the International Monetary Fund.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff used a White House visit yesterday to turn the page on a spying scandal that had damaged bilateral relations and said they want to work to bolster economic ties.
(Reuters) – U.S. presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump filed a $500 million lawsuit yesterday against Univision over the Spanish-language TV network’s decision to end its contract to broadcast the Miss USA pageant, which is co-owned by Trump.
TEGUCIGALPA, (Reuters) – Honduran authorities have issued an arrest warrant for federal lawmaker and Congress vice-president Lena Gutierrez, along with 15 other people accused of defrauding the country’s health ministry, the head of the supreme court said yesterday.
MEDAN, Indonesia, (Reuters) – More than 100 people were feared dead after a military transport plane ploughed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia yesterday, in what may be the deadliest accident yet for an air force with a long history of crashes.
(Reuters) – US President Barack Obama yesterday announced a proposal that would make nearly 5 million more workers eligible for overtime pay, a move that would touch nearly every sector of the US economy and could face legal challenges.
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The United Nations is downsizing its humanitarian staff in some Asian countries where governments have stepped up with funds and manpower after a decade of massive floods, storms and earthquakes.
WASHINGTON – (Reuters) A year after Islamic State declared a caliphate on territory seized in Iraq and Syria, the al Qaeda splinter group faces military pressure from a US-led coalition but remains a potent force holding key cities, the Pentagon said yesterday.
VIENNA (Reuters) – The United States yesterday rejected criticism that world powers negotiating a nuclear agreement with Iran have been making too many compromises, saying it hoped to get a good deal but was not certain that was achievable.