CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition-led congress yesterday appointed alternative judges to the country’s Supreme Court, whose current pro-government members have been a bedrock of support for leftist President Nicolas Maduro.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned yesterday, ending a short and turbulent tenure that made him a household name and the butt of late-night television comedy lampoons, amid further upheaval within President Donald Trump’s inner circle.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. immigration agents are planning nationwide raids next week to arrest, among others, teenagers who entered the country without guardians and are suspected gang members, in a widening of President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigrants.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Tanzania detained and questioned two senior local Acacia Mining staff at an airport this week in a dispute with the government, two sources said on Friday, and the company said it was having trouble renewing work permits for foreign staff.
WASHINGTON/HOUSTON, (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp sued the U.S. government yesterday, blasting as “unlawful” and “capricious” a $2 million fine levied against it for a three-year-old oil joint venture with Russia’s Rosneft .
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee known for political independence during more than three decades in the Senate, has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, his office said yesterday.
MARACAIBO, Venezuela, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s severe economic crisis will worsen if President Nicolas Maduro presses ahead with a controversial new congress that would further undermine investor confidence in the OPEC nation, the head of the country’s biggest business guild said.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump took Senate Republicans to task yesterday for failing to reach agreement on overhauling Obamacare, as a new report showed 32 million Americans would lose health insurance if senators opt to repeal the law without a replacement.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court rejected yesterday a bid by President Donald Trump to include grandparents and other relatives of Americans in his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries.
(Reuters) – On Tuesday June 20 Mohammed bin Nayef, a powerful figure in Saudi Arabia’s security apparatus for the past two decades and the next in line to the throne, was summoned to meet King Salman bin Abdulaziz on the fourth floor of the royal palace in Mecca.
MEXICO CITY/OTTAWA, (Reuters) – U.S., Mexican and Canadian officials have agreed to an aggressive timetable to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), sources said, aiming to conclude early next year to avoid Mexico’s 2018 presidential elections.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not have appointed Jeff Sessions as attorney general if he had known Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation, according to a New York Times interview.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States slapped new economic sanctions against Iran yesterday over its ballistic missile programme and said Tehran’s “malign activities” in the Middle East undercut any “positive contributions” coming from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord.
BANGKOK/KHON KAEN (Reuters) – As the trial of former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over an extravagant rice subsidy programme winds to a close, her rural supporters are resisting attempts by the ruling junta to silence her family’s political machine.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump threatened yesterday to take “strong and swift economic actions” if Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro goes ahead with plans to create a super-legislature known as a Constituent Assembly in a July 30 vote.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Energized by a massive vote against President Nicolas Maduro in an unofficial plebiscite, Venezuela’s opposition mulled today how to escalate protests and block a new congress it fears may enshrine Socialist Party hegemony.
SANTO DOMINGO, (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of the capital of the Dominican Republic yesterday in the biggest demonstration of anger over corruption in decades following a landmark bribery case against top officials.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. Secret Service yesterday denied a suggestion from President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer that it had vetted a meeting between the president’s son and Russian nationals during the 2016 campaign.
(Reuters) – Martin Landau, a talented and prolific character actor who achieved TV stardom in “Mission: Imposs-ible” and won an Oscar for his portrayal of a washed-up Bela Lugosi in the sweetly bizarre 1994 film “Ed Wood,” has died at age 89.