ISLAMABAD, (Reuters) – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was fighting for his political future yesterday after judicial investigators ruled his family had accumulated unusual wealth, with his allies denouncing the findings and vowing he would clear his name.
BEIJING, (Reuters) – Ships carrying Chinese military personnel for Beijing’s first overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, have left China to begin setting up the facility, state news agency Xinhua has reported.
VATICAN CITY, (Reuters) – Pope Francis made one of the most significant changes in centuries to the Roman Catholic Church’s saint-making procedures on Tuesday, adding a new category for people who give their lives to save others.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Donald Trump Jr was told in an email before meeting a Russian lawyer who he thought had information damaging to Hillary Clinton that the material was part of a Russian government effort to help his father’s presidential campaign, the New York Times reported yesterday.
MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq’s prime minister declared victory over Islamic State in Mosul yesterday, three years after the militants seized the city and made it the stronghold of a “caliphate” they said would take over the world.
GENEVA (Reuters) – Agreements to de-escalate the fighting in Syria could simplify the conflict and help to stabilise the country, but such accords must be an interim measure and avoid partition, UN envoy Staffan de Mistura told a news conference yesterday.
(Reuters) The parents of a critically ill British baby have a few days to compile new evidence their son would benefit from experimental treatment in the United States, a judge said yesterday, adding that he would not be swayed by international interest.
MOSUL, Iraq, (Reuters) – Islamic State militants threw themselves into the Tigris on Sunday, trying to flee the battlefield in Mosul as Iraqi forces reached the riverbank, bringing them to the verge of victory.
HAMBURG (Reuters) – Leaders from the world’s leading economies broke with US President Donald Trump on climate policy at a G20 summit yesterday, in a rare public admission of disagreement and blow to multilateral cooperation.
MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Islamic State militants vowed to “fight to the death” in Mosul yesterday as Iraqi military commanders said they would take full control of the city from the insurgents at any moment.
HAMBURG (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said yesterday he thought his US counterpart Donald Trump had been satisfied with his assertions that Russia had not meddled in the US presidential election.
HAMBURG (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump shared the G20 spotlight yesterday with his daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump, as she helped launch a loan programme for women and caused a stir by briefly occupying her dad’s seat at the table with world leaders.
(Reuters) – Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto yesterday said that the US-Mexico relationship cannot be defined by “murmurs,” the day after US President Donald Trump said Mexico would “absolutely” pay for his proposed southern border wall.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s best-known jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez celebrated a surprise return to his family after being granted house arrest yesterday with a promise to fight on following three years’ imprisonment for leading anti-government protests.
HAMBURG (Reuters) – In a meeting that ran longer than either side had planned, US President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin discussed alleged Russian meddling in the US election yesterday but agreed to focus on better ties rather than litigating the past.
HAMBURG (Reuters) – The United States, Russia and Jordan have reached a ceasefire and “de-escalation agreement” in southwestern Syria, one of the combat zones in a six-year-old civil war, Washington and Moscow said yesterday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States plans to carry out a new test of its THAAD missile defense system against an intermediate-range ballistic missile in the coming days, two US officials told Reuters yesterday, as tensions with North Korea climb.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico and the United States are seeking to forge closer ties to fight arms trafficking and organized crime, Mexico’s interior minister said yesterday, as he and US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly vowed to redouble efforts to battle drug cartels.
HAMBURG (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to size each other up in person for the first time today in what promises to be the most highly anticipated meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit.
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Guatemala’s Supreme Court yesterday ratified the extradition of Javier Duarte, a former state governor from Mexico’s ruling party wanted on charges of embezzlement and organized crime, and he could soon be turned over to Mexican authorities, a top official said.
ASAKURA, Japan (Reuters) – Thousands of Japanese rescuers dug through twisted wood and mud today in the wake of freak rains that killed six people and forced nearly 80,000 from their homes, with more rain falling amid warnings of further landslides.
(Reuters) – Entertainer Bill Cosby will be retried on charges of sexually assaulting a former employee of his alma mater in November, five months after his first trial on those charges ended in a hung jury, a Pennsylvania judge ruled yesterday.
(Reuters) – The state of Virginia executed a man yesterday convicted of the 2006 killings of a security guard and a sheriff’s deputy, despite claims that he was mentally ill and questions over whether the execution drugs would work as planned.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States cautioned yesterday it was ready to use force if need be to stop North Korea’s nuclear missile program but said it preferred global diplomatic action against Pyongyang for defying world powers by test launching a ballistic missile that could hit Alaska.
WARSAW (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump meets eastern NATO allies in Warsaw today amid expectations he will reaffirm Washington’s commitment to counter threats from Russia after unnerving them in May by failing to endorse the principle of collective defence.