BOSTON/NEW YORK, (Reuters) - A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England yesterday, leaving some 4 .
NEW YORK, (Reuters) - A "life-threatening" blizzard barreled into the U .
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - US President Barack Obama ended a landmark day in India yesterday with a pledge of $4 billion in investments and loans, seeking to release what he called the “untapped potential” of a business and strategic partnership between the world’s largest democracies .
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department has been secretly gathering and storing hundreds of millions of records about motorists in an effort to build a national database that tracks the movement of vehicles across the country, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday .
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez yesterday announced plans to dissolve the country’s intelligence agency amid suspicions rogue agents were behind the murky death of a state prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre .
NEW YORK/MAPLEWOOD, NJ (Reuters) - A massive, wind-whipped blizzard slammed into the US Northeast yesterday, creating havoc for more than 60 million people and forcing New York City to shut down on a scale not seen since Superstorm Sandy devastated the region in 2012 .
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - In a glow of bonhomie, U .
ATHENS, (Reuters) - Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras promised yesterday that five years of austerity, “humiliation and suffering” imposed by international creditors were over after his Syriza party swept to victory in a snap election .
(Reuters) - A swath of the U .
CARACAS, (Reuters) - Two former Latin American presidents were blocked yesterday from visiting jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who was arrested last year after leading protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro .
TEGUCIGALPA, (Reuters) - Honduran president Juan Hernandez on Sunday said his use of military forces to fight drug gangs had helped cut violence in the world’s murder capital .
MAIDUGURI/BAUCHI, Nigeria, (Reuters) - Nigeria’s military repelled multiple attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants on Borno state capital Maiduguri in the northeast, security sources said yesterday, but the insurgents captured another Borno town .
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants began attacking Nigeria's major northeastern city of Maiduguri just after midnight on Sunday, military, government and local sources said .
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today called for the immediate release of a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State after a video surfaced claiming that a fellow Japanese captive had been executed .
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia’s ruling party candidate Edgar Lungu secured a narrow victory in this week’s presidential poll, results showed yesterday, defeating his closest rival who said the election had been “stolen” .
RIYADH (Reuters) - US President Barack Obama will visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet its new King Salman after the death of his predecessor Abdullah on Friday, testimony to Riyadh’s important role in energy markets and the fight against Islamist militancy .
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KIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Russian rebels launched an offensive against the strategic port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine yesterday, prompting the European Union’s foreign policy chief to warn of a further “grave deterioration” in EU-Russian relations .
(Reuters Health) - After a school-based prevention programme, European teenagers were about half as likely to attempt suicide or to feel suicidal, a new study shows .
DAR ES SALAAM, (Reuters) - Tanzania's Energy and Minerals Minister Sospeter Muhongo resigned today amid a graft scandal that has rocked the gas-rich country and led Western donors to delay aid, though he called himself "incorruptible" and denied wrongdoing .
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has halted some counter-terrorism operations against al Qaeda militants in Yemen following a takeover of the country by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, US officials said yesterday .
BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Kurdish forces took control of the Syrian town of Kobani yesterday after driving out Islamic State fighters, a monitoring group and Syrian state media said, although Washington said the four-month battle was not yet over .
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations experts warned that Sudan’s remote western territories could become a breeding ground for radical Islamists as violence in the country’s conflict-torn Darfur region rages at an alarming level .
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - E-cigarettes in checked luggage could cause a fire in airliners, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) warned yesterday .
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The leading US paediatrician group yesterday urged parents, schools and communities to vaccinate children against measles in the face of an outbreak that began at Disneyland in California in December and has spread to more than 80 people in seven states and Mexico .
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia has incorporated 32 Canadian-built bulletproof combat vehicles into a new tactical unit stationed close to the border with Venezuela, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday .
HAVANA, (Reuters) - The United States said it pressed Cuba to improve human rights during historic, high-level talks yesterday, annoying the Cubans after both sides reported making progress toward restoring diplomatic relations .
NEW YORK, (Reuters) - New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, one of the state’s most powerful politicians for more than two decades, was charged on Thursday with pocketing $4 million from bribery and kickback schemes .
RIYADH, (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah died last night and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world’s top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam said in an official statement .
SANAA, (Reuters) - Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resigned yesterday, days after Houthi rebels battled their way into his presidential palace, plunging the unstable Arab country deeper into chaos and depriving Washington of a key ally against al Qaeda .
COLOMBO, (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's new government is to investigate "black money" transferred overseas by powerful figures in the administration of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, a cabinet spokesman said today .
CARACAS, (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro shook up complex currency controls yesterday and also prepared Venezuelans for a rise in the world’s cheapest fuel prices in response to a recession worsened by plunging oil revenues .
HAVANA, (Reuters) - The United States and Cuba clashed over U .
COLOMBO, (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's new government will investigate all financial deals sealed by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brothers during his term as head of state and will take legal action if they involved any corruption, a minister said today .
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - President Barack Obama challenged the Republican-led Congress yesterday to break out of the “tired old patterns” of confrontational politics and back an effort to lift the middle class, with higher taxes on the rich and trade deals .
(Trinidad Express) Both pilots of the Caribbean Airlines (CAL) flight which almost collided with a JetBlue plane at John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York on Saturday night have been taken off flying duties, pending the outcome of an investigation .
HAVANA, (Reuters) - Cuba will tell the United States in face-to-face talks this week it wants to be removed from the U .