BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro said yesterday he would do all he could to “to re-establish order and democracy” in Venezuela, while his foreign minister met with Venezuelan opposition leaders.
BOGOTA, (Reuters) – A car bomb exploded at a police academy in Colombia’s capital Bogota yesterday, killing at least nine people and wounding over 20 in an attack that prompted fears of a return to the country’s violent past.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s conflict with Democrats over a partial U.S.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who along with the president has repeatedly denied that any collusion occurred between Russia and other people in Trump’s 2016 campaign, retreated from those earlier broad statements, saying he had no idea whether any aides colluded with Moscow during that time.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela will receive 2,000 Cuban doctors who left Brazil following a dispute between the Communist-run island and the government of far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who ordered an end to their stay after taking office this year.
TOKYO/LONDON, (Reuters) – Japan’s Hitachi Ltd decided on Thursday to freeze a 3 trillion yen ($28 billion) nuclear power project in Wales as Britain scrabbles for a way to exit the European Union, dealing a blow to UK plans for the replacement of ageing plants.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote in the British parliament yesterday and then appealed to lawmakers from across the political divide to come together to try to break the impasse on a Brexit divorce agreement.
MOSCOW, (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said yesterday Moscow was alarmed by U.S.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – In a victory for President Donald Trump, the U.S. Senate yesterday rejected legislation to keep sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, including aluminum firm Rusal.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – With the partial U.S. government shutdown now in its 26th day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi yesterday urged President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address – a move that could deny him the opportunity to use the pageantry of the speech to attack Democrats in their own chamber over the impasse.
PORT MORESBY, (Reuters) – From her red-roofed home near Papua New Guinea’s capital of Port Moresby, Isabelle Dikana Iveiri overlooks a giant plant used by Exxon Mobil Corp to liquefy billions of dollars’ worth of natural gas before it is shipped to Asian buyers.
LONDON, (Reuters) – British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin yesterday, triggering political chaos that could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU or even to a reversal of the 2016 decision to leave.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition-run Congress declared President Nicolas Maduro a “usurper” yesterday, and the U.S.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. economy is taking a larger-than-expected hit from the partial government shutdown, White House estimates showed on Tuesday, as contractors and even the Coast Guard go without pay and talks to end the impasse seemed stalled.
(Reuters) – Accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, an ex-Guzman associate testified yesterday that he previously told U.S.
NAIROBI, (Reuters) – Gunmen blasted their way into a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital yesterday, killing at least 15 people and sending workers diving under desks to escape an attack claimed by Somalia-based Islamist group al Shabaab.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro kicked off his new term with a state-of-the-nation speech yesterday but offered little in the way of fresh proposals to help the increasingly isolated country escape hyperinflationary collapse or a further downward spiral in 2019.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – More than 30,000 Los Angeles teachers demanding pay raises and smaller classes walked off the job in America’s second-largest school system yesterday, marching downtown in the rain after negotiations over a new contract broke down.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee, William Barr, will pledge at his confirmation hearing to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe and stress his own independence from the White House, according to prepared testimony released yesterday.
BEIJING/OTTAWA, (Reuters) – A Chinese court yesterday sentenced a Canadian man to be executed for drug smuggling, prompting Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to accuse China of using the death penalty arbitrarily.
‘NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was interested in directing a movie about his life story as early as 2007, long before his well-known meeting with U.S.
ISTANBUL/RIYADH, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Turkey with economic devastation if it attacks a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia in Syria, drawing a sharp rebuke from Ankara on Monday and reviving fears of another downturn in ties between the NATO allies.
CARABALLEDA, Venezuela, (Reuters) – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido yesterday said that President Nicolas Maduro’s adversaries were “not afraid” even though he was briefly detained by intelligence agents, days after announcing he would be willing to replace the increasingly isolated president.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The Republican head of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said yesterday he plans to ask the FBI about a report it launched a probe into whether President Donald Trump had been working on Russia’s behalf, suggesting the agency may have gone too far.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Unscheduled absences among federal airport security screeners jumped yesterday, forcing a checkpoint and ticket counter to close in Houston, as a partial government shutdown that has frozen pay checks moved into its 23rd day.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday a military-assisted crackdown had dramatically reduced fuel theft and uncovered a secret pipe that was used to siphon gasoline out of one of the country’s refineries.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s government claimed victory yesterday in a diplomatic quarrel with Latin American countries over a border dispute with Guyana, while ignoring an avalanche of criticism over President Nicolas Maduro’s second term in office.
KINSHASA, (Reuters) – Outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila’s ruling coalition won a majority in legislative elections, a coalition official said yesterday, despite opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi’s win in the presidential vote the same day.
SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Brazil’s government yesterday issued a statement saying it recognised Venezuela’s Congressional leader, who opposes President Nicolas Maduro, as the rightful president of Venezuela.
ABU DHABI, (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday described Venezuela’s government under President Nicolas Maduro as illegitimate and said the United States would work with like-minded countries in Latin America to restore democracy there.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – A partial U.S. government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border entered its 22nd day yesterday, making it the longest shuttering of federal agencies in U.S.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – A U.S. House of Representatives committee will look into a newspaper report that the FBI investigated whether President Donald Trump has been working on behalf of Russia, against U.S.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said yesterday he would not declare a national emergency “right now” to end a standoff over border security that has idled large swaths of the U.S.
(Reuters) – A 13-year-old girl’s escape from a rural home, where she was held captive for three months by a 21-year-old Wisconsin man charged with murdering her parents, helped break the case and she should be treated as a hero, the local sheriff said on Friday.
KINSHASA, (Reuters) – The runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential election said yesterday he in fact won a landslide victory with more than 60 percent of votes and will file a formal fraud complaint.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – The leader of Venezuela’s opposition-led congress said on Friday he was prepared to assume the country’s presidency on an interim basis and call elections, just one day after leftist President Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for a disputed second term.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said yesterday he is planning changes to the H-1B programme that grants temporarily visas to highly educated immigrants who work in specialty occupations such as technology or medicine.
SEOUL, (Reuters) – Despite more than a year of international engagement and promises of economic reform by North Korea’s leaders, the human rights situation in the isolated country remains dire, a top U.N.
YANGON, (Reuters) – A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the defence had not provided sufficient evidence to show they were innocent.
NEW DELHI, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Two Indian cricketers have sparked outrage after a run of misogynist comments on prime television, prompting calls for gender sensitisation in a sport rife with sex scandal.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro started a second term yesterday, defying critics in the United States and Latin America who called him an illegitimate usurper of a nation where economic chaos has wrought a humanitarian crisis.
LIMA, (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Argentines marched through Buenos Aires yesterday carrying torches, in the first of a series of planned protests against President Mauricio Macri’s austerity program and the soaring cost of public services.
MCALLEN, Texas/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Flanked by border agents who are going without paychecks during a government shutdown, U.S.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin insisted yetserday that the Trump administration would keep tight control on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, despite last month’s decision to ease restrictions on the firms.
NEW YORK, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A small Native American tribe in Louisiana whose land has nearly vanished into the sea has moved a step closer to relocating its community further inland after authorities acquired new land for the move, part of a first-of-its-kind project.
WASHINGTON, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The Cuban programme that exports doctors around the world qualifies as human trafficking according to a resolution introduced in the U.S.
KINSHASA, (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission yesterday declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner of a disorganised and contentious Dec.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump stormed out of talks with Democratic congressional leaders yesterday over funding for a border wall with Mexico and reopening the government, complaining the meeting at the White House was “a total waste of time.” On the 19th day of a partial government shutdown caused by the dispute over the wall, a short meeting that included Trump, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer ended in acrimony with no sign of a resolution.
(Reuters) – Phoenix police said yesterday they were gathering DNA samples and other clues in their investigation into the sexual assault of a comatose woman that apparently became evident only when she delivered a baby in a long-term care facility last month.
(Reuters) – Venezuela’s defense minister told socialist President Nicolas Maduro to step down last month, and said he would offer his own resignation if he did not, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing an anonymous U.S.