WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Mira Ricardel, the White House deputy national security adviser, was forced out of her job on Wednesday after President Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, said Ricardel did not deserve the honor of working for her husband.
LONDON, (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May won the backing of her senior ministers for a draft European Union divorce deal yesterday, freeing her to tackle the much more perilous struggle of getting parliament to approve the agreement.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s parliament passed a no-confidence motion against newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday, presenting a standoff with the opposition and throwing the country deeper into turmoil.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro chose an admirer of U.S.
ABUJA, (Reuters) – A probe by the Nigerian Senate into whether state oil firm NNPC improperly withdrew money has expanded with the amount under investigation doubling to over $2.2 billion, a committee said yesterday.
LA PAZ, (Reuters) – A team of archaeologists in Bolivia said they have discovered tombs containing over a hundred bundles of artifacts and human remains dating more than 500 years old that belonged to an indigenous civilization that once inhabited the region.
KAMPALA, (Reuters) – Ugandan soldiers will be deployed shortly as security guards for businesses of mostly Chinese investors that have suffered a spate of robberies, the military said yesterday.
NEW ORLEANS, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is to set up a new body to promote resilience, a senior official said, amid growing pressure on the world’s top foreign aid donor to do more with less.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s parliament passed a no-confidence motion against newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today, presenting a standoff with the opposition and throwing the country deeper into turmoil.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Britain struck a draft divorce deal with the European Union after more than a year of talks, thrusting Prime Minister Theresa May into a perilous battle over Brexit that could shape her country’s prosperity for generations to come.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – A federal judge said he would hold a hearing today on CNN’s lawsuit against the Trump administration seeking the speedy reinstatement of press credentials for White House correspondent Jim Acosta, a frequent target of President Donald Trump.
(Reuters) – The chief executive of Flipkart Group, Walmart Inc’s Indian e-commerce business, resigned following an internal probe into accusations of “serious personal misconduct,” Walmart said yesterday.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court yesterday suspended a presidential decree to dissolve parliament and hold fresh elections, heightening the country’s political uncertainty.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said yesterday he supported a bill that would protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller from any politically motivated firings and would urge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow a vote on it.
TAMPA, Fla./WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday urged Florida election officials to end a recount and declare his fellow Republicans the winners of disputed races in last week’s elections, while Democrats picked up a U.S.
RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) yesterday expressed concerns about the state and outlook for rights in Brazil, singling out for particular worry some of the signature campaign issues of far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Panther and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture with soaring success at the movie box office, died at the age of 95, his daughter said on Monday.
YANGON, (Reuters) – Amnesty International has withdrawn its most prestigious human rights prize from Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing the Myanmar leader of perpetuating human rights abuses by not speaking out about violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
LONDON, (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said yesterday that there were still considerable unresolved issues with the European Union over Brexit as the two sides approached the “endgame” in negotiations for departure from the bloc.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Eight Western countries stayed away from a meeting with Sri Lanka’s government yesterday to register their protest against President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve parliament, diplomatic and government sources said.
PARIS, (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron led tributes to the millions of soldiers killed in World War One yesterday, using an emotional ceremony in Paris attended by scores of world leaders to warn against nationalism a century on from the conflict.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s new prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and 44 former lawmakers have defected from the party led by President Maithripala Sirisena, splitting with the president barely two weeks after he installed Rajapaksa in office.
LONDON, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Most big companies operating in sectors at high risk of labour abuses are failing to meet human rights standards set by the United Nations, according to an analysis of 100 major companies published yesterday.
DAR ES SALAAM, (Reuters) – Tanzania’s President John Magufuli said the government could buy up the country’s cashew nut stock after he fired two ministers and dissolved the industry regulator in a row over the price of the commodity.
(Reuters) – Florida will hold a machine recount of votes in its neck-and-neck races for the U.S.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Four British ministers who back remaining in the European Union are on the verge of quitting Theresa May’s government over Brexit, the Sunday Times reported, as pressures built on the prime minister from all sides.
QUERETARO, Mexico, (Reuters) – Hundreds of Central American migrants resumed their march north through Mexico yesterday, en route to the U.S.
ISTANBUL, (Reuters) – Turkey has given recordings related to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi to Germany, France and Britain, President Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday, seeking to maintain international pressure on Riyadh over the Saudi journalist’s death.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve parliament, worsening an already major political crisis, has drawn criticism from Western powers, including the United States and the European Union.
HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuban artists and international rights activists are pushing the government to revise legislation due to take effect in December that they fear will hamper creativity and increase censorship on the Communist-run island.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved parliament last night and called a general election for Jan.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democrats are considering legal action over President Donald Trump’s appointment of a new acting attorney general, congressional sources said yesterday, as some outside experts called the move unconstitutional.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba/NEW YORK, (Reuters) – A U.S. judge in Montana has blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline designed to carry heavy crude oil from Canada to the United States, drawing praise yesterday from environmental groups and a rebuke from President Donald Trump.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Jo Johnson, the younger brother of Boris, resigned from British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government yesterday, calling in a withering critique for another referendum to avoid her Brexit plans unleashing Britain’s greatest crisis since World War Two.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump yesterday effectively suspended the granting of asylum to migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, seeking fresh ways to block thousands of Central Americans traveling in caravans from entering the United States.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved the nation’s parliament today with effect from midnight, two sources told Reuters, in a move that will likely worsen an already deep political crisis.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Congressional Democrats yesterday demanded emergency hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives to investigate President Donald Trump’s ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, calling the move an effort to undermine a federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S.
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO, (Reuters) – The Trump administration unveiled new rules yesterday to sharply limit migrant asylum claims by barring individuals who cross the U.S.
(Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court in California ruled yesterday that President Donald Trump’s administration must continue a programme begun under former President Barack Obama that protects hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who were brought into the country as children.
PHNOM PENH, (Reuters) – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen defended yesterday the promotion of his three sons to senior positions in government and the military, citing their education and qualifications.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., (Reuters) – A U.S. Marine Corps veteran opened fire on a crowd of mostly college students and young adults dancing at a crowded country and western bar in a suburb of Los Angeles late yesterday, killing 12 people including a sheriff’s deputy.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump forced out his attorney general on Wednesday and threatened to fight back if Democrats use their new majority in the U.S.
(Reuters) – Chile returned a planeload of Haitian immigrants to their native country yesterday in the first in a series of “humanitarian flights” criticised by migrant groups as “forced deportations.” At a Santiago sports centre, 176 people gathered to board coaches for the airport and a Chilean air force flight destined for the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince.
BRASÍLIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro faced the first setback in his plans to reduce the country’s massive deficit yesterday, as the Senate approved a 16 percent pay rise for the judiciary against his wishes.
(Reuters) – The pool of potential jurors for the U.S. drug trafficking trial of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman continued to shrink on Tuesday, with two people who expressed fears about their safety and one self-described “fan” of the defendant cut from the running.
(Reuters) – Democrats struck early in the battle for the U.S. House of Representatives, but numerous races that will shape the future of Donald Trump’s presidency were still too close to call yesterday.
(Reuters) – Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants traveling through Mexico gathered in the capital on Tuesday after a 1,000 mile (1,600 km) journey, with a handful saying President Donald Trump’s hostility had deterred them from continuing to the United States.
WASHINGTON/DUBAI, Nov 5 (Reuters) – The United States on Monday restored sanctions targeting Iran’s oil, banking and transportation sectors and threatened more action to stop its “outlaw” policies, steps the Islamic Republic called economic warfare and vowed to defy.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela has reinforced its border with Colombia with more troops after three Venezuelan soldiers died in an attack by an armed group over the weekend, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said on Monday.
DUBLIN, (Reuters) – Ireland is willing to examine ways in which a “backstop” to keep the Irish border open after Brexit could be reviewed so long as it does not permit Britain to unilaterally walk away from it, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Monday.