LONDON, (Reuters) – A fire that killed at least 79 people at a London tower block started in a Hotpoint fridge freezer, and the outside cladding engulfed by the blaze has since been shown to fail all safety tests, London police said on Friday.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said yesterday he did not make and does not possess any tapes of his conversations with James Comey, after suggesting last month that he might have recordings that could damage the former FBI director.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republicans yesterday unveiled legislation that would replace Obamacare with a plan that scales back aid to the poor and kills a tax on the wealthy, but the bill’s fate was quickly thrown into question as several senators voiced skepticism.
JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) – South Africa’s top court ruled yesterday that secret ballots may be held for motions of no confidence in parliament, a potential blow to the tenure of beleaguered President Jacob Zuma who said such a vote would be unfair.
BOGOTA, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Children living in hundreds of orphanages in Haiti suffer sexual and physical abuse and some are trafficked into orphanages for profit, according to a charity founded by “Harry Potter” author J.K.
CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) – The Organization of American States failed on Wednesday 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.
LISBON, (Reuters) – A Portuguese judge has ruled that corruption and money laundering charges brought by prosecutors against Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente were valid and all suspects in the case, which has angered Angolan authorities, should stand trial.
UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) – The United Nations General Assembly asked the International Court of Justice on Thursday to give an advisory opinion on the legal consequences of Britain’s separation of the Chagos archipelago from Mauritius more than 50 years ago.
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.