BEIRUT, (Reuters) – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based war monitor, said yesterday about 511,000 people had been killed in the Syrian war since it began seven years ago.
BEIRUT, (Reuters) – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based war monitor, said today about 511,000 people had been killed in the Syrian war since it began seven years ago.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will support a modest set of fixes to gun laws, stepping back from some of the more sweeping changes he had considered after the country’s latest mass school shooting, senior officials told reporters yesterday.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. officials yesterday defended President Donald Trump’s decision to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the move was not just for show and not a gift to Pyongyang.
YANGON, (Reuters) – After driving nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the country, Myanmar’s military is building bases where some of their homes and mosques once stood, Amnesty International said on Monday, citing new evidence from satellite imagery.
SANTIAGO, (Reuters) – Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera vowed to combat economic “stagnation” from years of center-left rule as he started a new term as Chile’s president on Sunday, calling for austerity and support for the shrinking middle class in one of Latin America’s wealthiest nations.
BEIJING, (Reuters) – China removed presidential term limits from its constitution on Sunday, giving President Xi Jinping the right to remain in office indefinitely, and confirming his status as the country’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong died more than 40 years ago.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said on Saturday North Korea had agreed to not conduct another missile test until after proposed meetings with its leader, Kim Jong Un, had taken place, as he sought to rally international support for a potential summit.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – To save the world’s oceans from rampant over-fishing, pollution and degradation, countries should hammer out a deal like the Paris Agreement on climate change that sets stringent targets for protection, said the head of global conservation group WWF.
(Reuters) – An 89-year-old Roman Catholic nun who has battled pop star Katy Perry for years over the sale of a Los Angeles convent collapsed and died during a court appearance, according to media reports and supporters.
SALISBURY, England (Reuters) – British police have identified more than 200 witnesses and are looking at more than 240 pieces of evidence in their investigation into a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter, interior minister Amber Rudd said on Saturday.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union and Japan urged the United States on Saturday to grant them exemptions from metal import tariffs, with Tokyo calling for “calm-headed behaviour” in a dispute that threatens to spiral into a trade war.
BEIJING (Reuters) – China helped bring about a dramatic easing of tensions between the United States and North Korea, according state media outlets, adding evidence that the government sees itself as a central player in any agreement despite largely sitting on the sidelines so far.
LA PAZ (Reuters) – Bolivia unfurled a nearly 200-km long (124 miles) bright blue flag on Saturday in a show of support for the landlocked country’s bid to regain sovereign access to the sea.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will not meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un unless Pyongyang takes “concrete actions,” the White House said yesterday as it faced criticism for agreeing to talks that would boost Kim’s standing.
WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS/SHANGHAI, (Reuters) – The United States opened the way for more exemptions from its steel and aluminum tariffs yesterday, after pressure from allies and intense lobbying from lawmakers, further diluting the measures just a day after they were formally announced.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuelan socialist President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday the United Nations human rights chief was a puppet of the United States who had implanted himself like a “tumor” and had no right to criticize Maduro’s handling of the crisis-stricken nation.
ISLAMABAD, (Reuters) – A Pakistani court ruled yesterday that all citizens must declare their religion when applying for identity documents, a move human rights advocates say is another blow for the country’s persecuted minority communities.
BEIRUT, (Reuters) – A convoy of relief trucks crossed front lines into the rebel-held Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta on Friday and unloaded all its food to the trapped population, despite fighting that the Red Cross said had come “extremely close”.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Martin Shkreli, the former drug company executive who made headlines by jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug before he was found guilty of defrauding investors, was sentenced to 7 years and a $75,000 fine on Friday.
BRUSSELS, (Reuters) – The Bahamas, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Saint Kitts and Nevis are set to be added next week to a European Union blacklist of tax havens, raising to nine the number of jurisdictions on it, an EU document seen by Reuters shows.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump pressed ahead yesterday with import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent for aluminum but exempted Canada and Mexico and offered the possibility of excluding other allies, backtracking from an earlier “no-exceptions” stance.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is ready to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by May in response to Kim’s invitation to hold the first-ever U.S.-North Korea summit, a South Korean envoy said, marking a potentially dramatic breakthrough in the North Korea nuclear standoff.
ADDIS ABABA, (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said yesterday that African countries should be careful not to forfeit their sovereignty when they accept loans from China, the continent’s biggest trading partner.
NEW DELHI/COLOMBO, March 7 (Reuters) – A Chinese naval combat force that entered the Indian Ocean for the first time in four years may have helped deter an Indian intervention in the Maldives after its pro-China president imposed a state of emergency, according to military and diplomatic sources and analysts.