CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) – The Organization of American States failed yesterday to issue a formal declaration condemning Venezuela’s government for its handling of the political and economic crisis in the South American country, despite a last-minute push by Mexico and the United States.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States pressed China to exert more economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to help rein in its nuclear and missile programmes during a round of high-level talks in Washington yesterday.
OSLO, (Reuters) – Norway has warned Brazil that funds to help protect the Amazon rainforest under a billion-dollar programme are in jeopardy because more forests are being destroyed, a Norwegian government letter showed on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Russian hackers targeted 21 U.S. state election systems in the 2016 presidential race and a small number were breached but there was no evidence any votes were manipulated, a Homeland Security Department official told Congress yesterday.
DUBAI, (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman made his son next in line to the throne yesterday, handing the 31-year-old sweeping powers as the kingdom seeks a radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy and faces mounting tensions with regional rival Iran.
CHISINAU, (Reuters) – A Moldovan court sentenced businessman Ilan Shor to seven and a half years in prison on Wednesday for his role in a $1 billion banking scandal that nearly bankrupted the tiny former Soviet republic two years ago.
JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – In eight months as the head of South Africa’s anti-graft agency, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has avoided the limelight, a break from her predecessor whose dogged pursuit of corruption cases against President Jacob Zuma made her a household name.
CANCUN, Mexico, (Reuters) – Governments from across the Americas yesterday chastised Venezuela’s socialist leadership for its handling of a political and economic crisis, prompting the OPEC nation’s foreign minister to call the critics “lapdogs of imperialism.”
The United States, Brazil and 10 other members of the 34-nation Organization of American States issued a letter accusing Venezuela of undermining democracy, failing to feed its people and violating rights.
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga., (Reuters) – Republican Karen Handel won a hotly contested Georgia congressional race yesterday, CNN reported, fending off a Democratic challenge in a race that was widely seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump.
BRUSSELS, (Reuters) – Belgian counter-terrorism police are probing the identity of a suspected suicide bomber shot dead by troops guarding a Brussels railway station after he set off explosives that failed to injure anyone.
GENEVA/KINSHASA, (Reuters) – The U.N. rights chief said yesterday a militia linked to Democratic Republic of Congo’s government has committed a string of ethnically-motivated attacks in recent months, including cutting off toddlers’ limbs and stabbing pregnant women.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela opposition lawmakers placed pretend coffins and body bags at gates of the National Guard headquarters yesterday in protest after the latest fatality in anti-government unrest that has killed at least 75 people since April.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump has ordered stepped-up military operations against Islamic State and delegated more authority to his generals, but without a comprehensive Syria strategy, his approach risks further confrontation with Syria, Iran and even Russia, according to U.S.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday handed a victory to Chevron Corp by preventing Ecuadorean villagers and their American lawyer from trying to collect on an $8.65 billion pollution judgment issued against the oil company by a court in Ecuador.