WASHINGTON/SEOUL, (Reuters) – The United States said it was ready to resume talks with North Korea after Pyongyang pledged on Wednesday to dismantle its key missile facilities and suggested it would close its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if Washington took unspecified actions.
GUATEMALA CITY/UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) – The United Nations said yesterday that it would send an assistant director to lead its anti-graft mission in Guatemala as the group’s chief remains banned from entering the country.
KUALA LUMPUR, (Reuters) – A total of 21 money laundering charges will be laid against former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak over a $681 million dollar transfer into his bank account, police said on Thursday, money that allegedly came from scandal-linked state fund 1MDB.
LIMA, (Reuters) – Peru’s opposition-run Congress renewed its confidence in the cabinet of President Martin Vizcarra yesterday, averting a political crisis that could have forced new legislative elections.
ISLAMABAD, (Reuters) – A Pakistani court today ordered the release of jailed ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, suspending the sentences they received from a lower court in July and prompting celebrations among supporters waiting outside.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – A victory for President Abdulla Yameen in a Sunday election in the Maldives could ramp up pressure on its finances, as the government stays the course on a Chinese-backed infrastructure boom that is in danger of swamping the economy.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – A woman who has accused President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault decades ago wants her allegations to be investigated by the FBI before she appears at a U.S.
BERLIN, (Reuters) – Germany’s government said on Tuesday it would replace the head of its domestic intelligence agency who has faced accusations of harbouring far-right sympathies, putting an end to a row that exposed divisions in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government.
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – India’s largest law firm, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM), is being scrutinized by federal agents after they seized documents related to the $2 billion fraud at state-run Punjab National Bank from CAM’s premises in February, a lawyer representing the government and a police source told Reuters.
BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) – Argentina’s ex-President Cristina Fernandez said yesterday that she never received corrupt payments and challenged investigators to scour her home region of Patagonia if they believed she had hidden cash, a day after she was indicted on graft charges.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his trade war with China yesterday, imposing 10 percent tariffs on about $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, but sparing smart watches from Apple and Fitbit and other consumer products such as bicycle helmets and baby car seats.
WILMINGTON/FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., (Reuters) – Rescue teams were trying to reach hundreds of people yesterday and racing against rising rivers and floods that could last for days after Florence dumped record rain on the Carolinas and killed at least 31 people.
BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) – Argentina’s former president Cristina Fernandez was indicted yesterday on charges that her administration accepted bribes from construction companies in exchange for public works contracts, according to an indictment released by a federal judge.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of a 1982 sexual assault will be called to testify in the Senate next Monday, complicating what had appeared to be a smooth confirmation process.
GUATEMALA CITY, (Reuters) – Guatemala’s government, appearing to defy an order by a top court, said yesterday it would not permit the leader of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption body to return to the country, prompting opponents to warn of a constitutional crisis.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro dined on expensive steak at a “Salt Bae” restaurant in Istanbul during a stop-off returning from a visit to China, drawing furor back home where millions struggle to get enough to eat and red meat is a rare luxury.
MOSCOW, (Reuters) – Shares in Russian aluminium giant Rusal, which has been hit by U.S.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – Cuba moved nearly 15 percent less produce through domestic markets during the first six months of the year, compared with the same period in 2017, signaling another bad year for its agricultural sector, according to a government report.
President Trump is used to saying outrageous things without paying any political consequences, but his repugnant statement minimizing the nearly 3,000 deaths caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last year may come to haunt him in November’s mid-term elections.
WILSON/WILMINGTON, N.C., (Reuters) – Deadly storm Florence drenched North Carolina with more downpours yesterday, cutting off the coastal city of Wilmington, damaging tens of thousands of homes and threatening worse flooding as rivers fill to the bursting point.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – A woman who had anonymously accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s went public yesterday, prompting Republicans to plan further discussions about his nomination before a committee vote this week.
ISLAMABAD, (Reuters) – Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa began a three-day visit to China yesterday, Pakistan’s military said, days after a Pakistani minister stirred unease about Chinese Silk Road projects in the South Asian nation.
LIMA, (Reuters) – Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra dared lawmakers to dismiss his entire Cabinet in a dispute over his judicial and political reforms, invoking a constitutional procedure that could bring him a step closer to dissolving Congress.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Two Venezuelans firemen who made a viral video portraying President Nicolas Maduro as a donkey were jailed yesterday pending trial on charges of inciting hate and could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted, right groups said.
SANTIAGO, (Reuters) – The International Criminal Court will announce its decision next month in a dispute between Chile and Bolivia about access to the Pacific Ocean, the Chilean government said in a statement on Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – “The Predator” was able to fend off “The Nun” at the domestic box office.
WILSON, N.C., (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Florence dumped “epic” amounts of rain on North and South Carolina as it trudged inland yesterday, triggering dangerous flooding, knocking out power in nearly 900,000 homes and businesses, and causing at least eight deaths.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump plans to announce new tariffs of about $200 billion on Chinese imports as early as tomorrow, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – India’s Department of Justice said Supreme Court judge Ranjan Gogoi will become chief justice on Oct.
KOLWEZI, Democratic Republic of Congo, (Reuters) – T he prime minister of Democratic Republic of Congo will sign a decree in the coming days to designate cobalt and other minerals as “strategic” and therefore subject to higher royalties, Mines Minister Martin Kabwelulu said yesterday.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The Trump administration will send a test message to all U.S.
DAKAR, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Large-scale wind and solar farms could more than double rainfall in the Sahara desert, “shocked” scientists said as the region grapples with widespread hunger caused by recurrent drought.
WILMINGTON, N.C., (Reuters) – Florence crashed into the Carolina coast yesterday, felling trees, dumping nearly three feet of rain on some spots and leading to the death of four people before it was downgraded to a tropical storm still capable of wreaking havoc.
FREETOWN, (Reuters) – Corrupt Sierra Leonean officials have been selling fraudulent service and diplomatic passports for thousands of dollars to individuals hoping to use them to enter the United States, the country’s anti-corruption commissioner told Reuters.
ALCANTARA SPACE CENTER, Brazil, (Reuters) – Brazil is ready to launch small commercial rockets from its space base near the equator as soon as it agrees to safeguard U.S.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will cooperate with the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, a dramatic turnaround in a probe that the U.S.
WILMINGTON, N.C., (Reuters) – Heavy rain, gusting winds and rising floodwaters from Hurricane Florence deluged the Carolinas yesterday as the massive, slow-moving storm crept toward the coastline, threatening millions of people in its path with record rainfall and punishing surf.
(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is nearing a plea deal with U.S.
HANOI/UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) – Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said yesterday the jailing of two Reuters journalists had nothing to do with freedom of expression and that they can appeal against their seven-year sentences, prompting a sharp rebuke from the United States.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – The Indian government has banned 328 combination drugs in a blow to both domestic and foreign pharmaceutical firms, but the ban has been cheered by health activists worried about growing antibiotic resistance due to the misuse of medicines.
ANDOVER, Mass., (Reuters) – Dozens of explosions, apparently triggered by a natural gas pipeline rupture, rocked three communities near Boston yesterday, injuring at least six people and prompting the evacuation of hundreds, local officials said.
SAN SALVADOR, (Reuters) – An El Salvador tribunal sentenced former President Antonio Saca to 10 years in prison yesterday after he pleaded guilty to embezzlement and money laundering charges involving more than $300 million of public funds.
WILMINGTON, N.C., (Reuters) – Hurricane Florence, growing in size despite its weakening winds yesterday, crept closer to the U.S.
GUATEMALA CITY, (Reuters) – Guatemala deployed members of the feared Kaibil special forces unit yesterday to stop protesters from interrupting a session of parliament, triggering anger among opposition leaders who say President Jimmy Morales is using the military to cow critics.
GUATEMALA CITY, (Reuters) – Thousands of people blocked a major highway in Guatemala’s western highlands while others protested in front of Congress yesterday to demand that President Jimmy Morales allow a U.N.-backed anti-graft body to operate.
CURITIBA, Brazil, (Reuters) – Brazil’s most popular politician, imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, yesterday ended his legal battle to run for the top office in next month’s election.
KABUL, (Reuters) – A suicide bomber in Afghanistan killed at least 32 people and wounded more than 120 at a demonstration yesterday on the highway between the eastern city of Jalalabad and the main border crossing into neighbouring Pakistan, officials said.
THE HAGUE, (Reuters) – The International Criminal Court said on Tuesday it would “continue to do its work undeterred” a day after U.S.
WILMINGTON, N.C., (Reuters) – Hurricane Florence, on track to become the first Category 4 storm to make a direct hit on North Carolina in six decades, howled closer to shore yesterday, threatening to unleash deadly pounding surf, days of torrential rain and severe flooding.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Russia is the main suspect in U.S. agencies’ investigation of mysterious illnesses in American personnel in Cuba and China, NBC News reported yesterday.