HAVANA, (Reuters) – Colombia’s government and leftist FARC rebels signed a final peace deal yesterday to end a 50-year-old guerrilla war, one of the world’s longest conflicts which took the resource-rich country to the brink of collapse.
KARKAMIS, Turkey/ANKARA, (Reuters) – Syrian rebels backed by Turkish special forces, tanks and warplanes entered one of Islamic State’s last strongholds on the Turkish-Syrian border yesterday, in Turkey’s first major U.S.-backed incursion into its southern neighbour.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – If the U.S. presidential election were held today, Democrat Hillary Clinton would win the key swing states of Florida, Ohio and Virginia and have a 95 percent chance of beating Republican Donald Trump to become America’s first female president, according to the Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project.
OTTAWA, (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was knocked off message as he marshaled his cabinet back to work this week, distracted by recent spending miscues involving top ministers in the first major wobble of his Liberal government.
CHICAGO, (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott yesterday said the federal government has so far not delivered all of the Zika antibody tests and laboratory support he has requested as the state battles the spread of the virus.
UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) – Syrian government troops were responsible for two toxic gas attacks and Islamic State militants used sulfur mustard gas, a joint investigation by the United Nations and the global chemical weapons watchdog found yesterday, according to a confidential report seen by Reuters.
ACCUMOLI, Italy, (Reuters) – An earthquake flattened towns in central Italy in the early hours of yesterday, killing at least 120 people and burying some alive in their sleep, with volunteers and firefighters racing to free those trapped under mounds of rubble as darkness fell.
AUSTIN, Texas, (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump held out the possibility yesterday of a softening of his hardline position on illegal immigration, a move that could help move him to the political centre but hurt him with his most ardent supporters.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala will launch a new force aimed at combating criminal gangs and drug traffickers next month, presidents of the three Central American nations agreed yesterday.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by 12 percentage points among likely voters, her strongest showing this month, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released yesterday.
ACCRA, (Reuters) – Ghana President John Mahama has decreed the early release of three men convicted over death threats against Supreme Court judges made during a panel discussion broadcast on a local radio station.
JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has been summoned by an elite police division and may face charges in relation to an investigation into a suspected rogue unit of the state tax service, a source close to the matter said yesterday.
HOUSTON, (Reuters) – Federal regulators have concluded that recent earthquakes in North Texas are likely linked to wastewater disposal wells used by the oil and gas industry, echoing findings from researchers at Texas universities.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – One of Singapore’s greatest strengths is its predictability: in a region where coups and economic meltdowns are not uncommon, it has long been a haven of stability for investors and businesses.