UNITED NATIONS/BEIRUT, (Reuters) – Russia and the United States tangled yesterday at the United Nations over the use of chemical weapons in Syria as Washington and its allies considered whether to strike at President Bashar al-Assad’s forces over a suspected poison gas attack last weekend.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – The jailing of Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has hardened convictions in his Workers Party that he should be nominated to run for president, its senior members said, a plan that may leave the broader left fragmented as elections approach.
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO, (Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg yesterday navigated through the first of two U.S.
TEGUCIGALPA, (Reuters) – The second seizure of a coca plantation in Honduras within a year shows drug gangs are seeking to cut costs and turn the small Central American state into a producer rather than a transit hub for U.S.-bound cocaine, authorities said yesterday.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – White House lawyers are trying to dissuade U.S. President Donald Trump from seeking to get rid of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, as Trump weighs options after the FBI raided his personal attorney’s office and home, two U.S.
OXFORD, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Discrimination against women and girls is a more pressing global challenge than disparities in income between the rich and the poor, former U.S.
NORRISTOWN, Pa., (Reuters) – One of 50 women to accuse comedian Bill Cosby of sexual molestation told a jury on Tuesday he gave her spiked wine that kept her stupefied for four days in 1984, and she awoke to find him naked and attempting to force himself on her.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to cancel his first official trip to Latin America this week in order to focus on responding to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, the White House said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation yesterday raided the offices and home of U.S.
WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday promised quick, forceful action in response to a deadly suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, appearing to suggest a potential military response.
SYDNEY, (Reuters) – China has approached Vanuatu about establishing a permanent military presence on the tiny Pacific island, Australia’s Fairfax Media reported yesterday, a plan that would likely stoke regional tensions.
LUANDA, (Reuters) – People involved in an alleged scheme to defraud Angola’s government laid out plans to secure as much as $1.5 billion, the finance ministry said yesterday, three times the amount previously mentioned by authorities.
(BBC) Shares in firms controlled by Oleg Deripaska have plunged after the US imposed sanctions on seven Russian oligarchs and their companies on Friday.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg swapped his trademark T-shirt and jeans for a dark suit and a purple tie on Monday as he met U.S.
BEIRUT/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump warned yesterday there would be a “big price to pay” after aid groups said dozens of people were killed by poison gas in a besieged rebel-held town in Syria, an attack the opposition blamed on Syrian government forces.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – North Korea has told the United States for the first time that it is prepared to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets President Donald Trump, a U.S.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is announcing it has named a top prosecutor to oversee the production of documents demanded by Congress and is producing 3,600 pages of additional records on Monday.
ACCRA, (Reuters) – Six construction workers have been killed in an accident at Newmont’s Ahafo gold mine in Ghana, forcing the surface mine to suspend its operations, a local Newmont manager said yesterday.
BUDAPEST, Hungary, (Reuters) – Prime Minister Viktor Orban won a third straight term in power in Sunday elections after his anti-immigration campaign message secured a strong majority for his party in parliament, granting him two-thirds of seats based on preliminary results.
BEIRUT, (Reuters) – A chemical attack on a rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta has killed dozens of people, medical services reported, and Washington said the reports – if confirmed – would demand an immediate international response.
MUENSTER, Germany (Reuters) – A German man drove a van into a group of people sitting outside a restaurant in the old city centre of Muenster in western Germany on Saturday, killing two of them before shooting himself dead, police and state officials said.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – A Syrian rebel group accused government forces on Saturday of launching a deadly chemical attack on civilians in a rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta, and a medical relief organisation said 35 people had been killed in chemical attacks on the area.
OSLO (Reuters) – Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund should be allowed to invest in unlisted renewable projects such as solar parks and wind farms, the ruling Conservative party voted on Saturday.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican said on Saturday its police had arrested a monsignor who worked as a diplomat at its embassy in Washington and is suspected of possessing child pornography in the United States and Canada.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A fire that broke at in Trump Tower in New York on Saturday is out, US President Donald Trump said on Twitter, calling it a “very confined” blaze.
SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil, (Reuters) – Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva defied a judge’s order to turn himself in to police on Friday and start serving a 12-year prison sentence for bribery that would likely end his hopes of regaining the presidency.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States imposed major sanctions yesterday against 24 Russians, striking at allies of President Vladimir Putin in one of Washington’s most aggressive moves to punish Moscow for its alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S.
DURBAN, South Africa, (Reuters) – Former South African president Jacob Zuma appeared in court today to face corruption charges relating to a $2.5 billion arms deal, later telling a crowd he would be proven innocent in the long-running case that resurfaced after his fall from power.
MENDOZA, Argentina, (Reuters) – As the trade dispute between the United States and China was gaining steam last month, a half-dozen Chinese dancers and a person in a panda bear suit paraded across a stage inside a hotel lobby in the heart of Argentina’s wine country.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said yesterday he had instructed U.S. trade officials to consider $100 billion in additional tariffs against China, upping the ante in an already high-stakes trade confrontation between the world’s two biggest economies.
LONDON/OSLO, (Reuters) – Chinese solar power led a record 157 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable energy capacity added worldwide last year, more than double the amount of new generation capacity from fossil fuels, a U.N.-backed report showed on Thursday.
MANAMA, (Reuters) – A new discovery off the coast of Bahrain is estimated to contain at least 80 billion barrels of tight oil, the kingdom’s biggest ever find, its oil minister said on Wednesday.
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – An Indian court jailed Bollywood star Salman Khan for five years for poaching yesterday, lawyers said, a sentence likely to derail the career of one of the country’s most popular actors.
LIMA, (Reuters) – Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s critics call it his last act. Hours before the former Wall Street banker resigned Peru’s presidency in scandal last month, Kuczynski signed five oil contracts granting London-based Tullow Oil exploration and drilling rights off Peru’s northern coast.
ACCRA, (Reuters) – Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo defended his government’s approval of expanded military cooperation with the United States on Thursday, saying that it would enhance peace efforts in West Africa.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday sharply rebuked Donald Trump over his plan to send National Guard troops to the border, joining with opponents to tell the U.S.
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – An Indian court jailed Bollywood star Salman Khan for five years for poaching today, lawyers said, a sentence likely to derail the career of one of the country’s most popular actors.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s Supreme Court early today rejected former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s plea to avoid prison while he appeals a corruption conviction, in a vote that likely ends his political career and deepens divisions in the country.
DHAKA, (Reuters) – China is developing a 750-acre industrial park in Bangladesh which will largely be used by Chinese manufacturing firms, a Chinese official said on Wednesday, part of its push to expand links with South Asia and beyond.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The Trump administration yesterday raised the stakes in a growing trade showdown with China, targeting 25 percent tariffs on some 1,300 industrial technology, transport and medical products to try to force changes in Beijing’s intellectual property practices.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s strategy for the U.S.-Mexico border includes mobilizing the National Guard, the White House said on Tuesday, after Trump had earlier spoken publicly to reporters about “guarding our border with the military” to stop illegal immigrants.
SAN BRUNO, Calif., (Reuters) – A woman opened fire with a handgun at YouTube’s headquarters near San Francisco on Tuesday, wounding three people before shooting herself dead as employees of the Silicon Valley tech company fled into the surrounding streets, authorities said.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said yesterday that 17 people had been detained for an attack on a rival presidential candidate’s campaign, but the leftist leader rejected accusations that pro-government thugs were to blame for the unrest ahead of the May vote.
LIMA, (Reuters) – Peru’s new foreign minister said yesterday that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was still not welcome to attend a regional summit in Lima next week, upholding a decision by Peru’s disgraced former president.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump stepped up his tough talk on immigration on Tuesday, saying he wants to deploy U.S.
HOUSTON, (Reuters) – For decades, many Latin America’s oil-producing nations have often shunned investment from foreign firms, instead keeping their vast reserves under the tight control of governments and state-run oil companies.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump declared as “dead” yesterday a programme that protects immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children and pressed Congress to pass legislation to secure the U.S.
BEIJING, (Reuters) – China has increased tariffs by up to 25 percent on 128 U.S.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The Trump administration yesterday rejected an Obama-era plan to make automobiles more fuel efficient, opening up a long process to weaken current standards and putting California and the federal government on a collision course over vehicle emissions.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The White House is reviewing Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s activities after reports he paid below the market rate to live in a condo owned by a lobbyist who deals with issues overseen by the agency, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday, citing an unnamed White House official.