(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.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – NBC, Fox News and Facebook pulled an ad by President Donald Trump’s campaign that critics had labeled racist as a bitter election fight for control of the U.S.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela is seeking to repatriate about $550 million in gold bars from the Bank of England because of fears it could be caught up in international sanctions on the country, two sources with direct knowledge of the effort told Reuters.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Barack Obama made dueling election appearances yesterday, offering sharply different views on the country’s problems but agreeing on the high stakes for voters in the final 48 hours of a tight campaign.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – Communist-run Cuba’s economic growth will come in at around 1 percent this year, compared with the 2 percent previously forecast, due to a fall in exports and tourism revenue, state-run media reported over the weekend.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the suspended parliament to reconvene on Nov.
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – An incendiary speech by a top Reserve Bank of India (RBI) official last Friday blew the lid off an increasingly toxic dispute between the central bank and the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi over monetary policy and who controls the institution’s reserves.
BRASILIA/SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – For Brazil’s right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, attacking critical press outlets almost daily on social media is not enough.
PENSACOLA, Fl./ATLANTA, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump touted U.S. economic growth and painted a grim picture on immigration in rallies with Republican candidates before Tuesday’s elections as Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden urged voters to reject division.
LONDON, (Reuters) – More than 70 business figures are calling for a public vote on the final terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union, warning that the country faces “either a blindfold or a destructive hard Brexit”, the Sunday Times reported.
(Reuters) – A gunman who killed two women at a Florida yoga studio and wounded five other people before taking his own life had previously been accused of harassing young women, police said yesterday.
MILAN, (Reuters) – Heavy rain and gales devastating parts of Italy have claimed two more lives, taking the overall death toll to at least 17, and laid waste to vast swathes of forest.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump yesterday backtracked from his suggestion a day earlier that American troops sent to the U.S.
(Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday rejected a request by President Donald Trump’s administration to halt a trial set to begin on Monday that will test the legality of the government’s contentious decision to ask people taking part in the 2020 national census whether they are citizens.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday rejected for now a bid by the President Donald Trump’s administration to block a trial in a lawsuit filed by young activists who have accused the U.S.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said yesterday that he will likely make a deal with China on trade, adding that a lot of progress had been made to resolve the two countries’ differences but warning that he still may impose more tariffs on Chinese goods.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazilian far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro said there was no point maintaining diplomatic relations with Cuba because it trampled on human rights and there was no business to be done with the communist-run island.
MOSCOW, (Reuters) – Russia is close to agreeing a 38-million-euro loan to Cuba to help it buy Russian-made arms, a deputy finance minister said yesterday, after President Vladimir Putin met Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Moscow.
CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) – South African researchers say they have made bricks using human urine in a natural process involving colonies of bacteria, which could one day help reduce global warming emissions by finding a productive use for the ultimate waste product.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump increased economic pressure on Venezuela’s leftist President Nicolas Maduro yesterday with new sanctions aimed at disrupting the South American country’s gold exports.
RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) – Brazilian far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has convinced crusading anti-graft Judge Sergio Moro to become his justice minister, the two said yesterday, delighting supporters and enraging critics by hiring the jurist who jailed Bolsonaro’s chief political rival.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump faced scathing criticism yesterday for an advertisement linking Democrats and immigrants to violent crime, with some fellow Republicans blasting it as “sickening” and the most racially divisive political ad in three decades.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., (Reuters) – Thousands of Google employees around the world briefly walked off their jobs on Thursday to protest the company’s response to sexual harassment and demand that the world’s largest search engine address rising concerns about workplace inequality.
LONDON, (Reuters) – The United Kingdom and the European Union have made progress on a deal to give London’s dominant financial centre basic access to EU markets after Brexit, two British officials said, but no agreement has yet been clinched.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration planned to require immigrants seeking asylum in the United States to come into the country through a legal port of entry, pushing a hard line on immigration ahead of elections next week.
ISTANBUL, (Reuters) – Istanbul’s chief prosecutor’s office said yesterday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was suffocated in a premeditated killing as soon as he entered Saudi Arabia’s consulate four weeks ago, and his body was then dismembered and disposed of.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Just three years after being voted out in a presidential election in Sri Lanka, strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa is back at the centre of power, appointed prime minister by the man who defeated him.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – Mexico’s Supreme Court yesterday ruled that an absolute ban on recreational use of marijuana was unconstitutional, effectively leaving it to lawmakers to regulate consumption of the drug.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the United States was engaged in a “multi-pronged effort … to convince China to behave like a normal nation on commerce” and respect international law after Washington indicted 10 Chinese nationals for stealing aviation secrets.
(Reuters) – Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team has asked the FBI to look into claims that women were offered money to fabricate sexual assault allegations against Mueller, who leads the probe into Russia’s attempts to influence the U.S.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – India’s top court yesterday gave the government 10 days to disclose the details of an $8.7-billion military jet deal with France’s Dassault Aviation to former ministers and an activist who say the information should be in the public domain.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – With congressional elections a week away, President Donald Trump yesterday said he will seek to scrap the right of citizenship for U.S.-born children of non-citizens and illegal immigrants as he tries again to dramatically reshape immigration policies.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Venezuela poses a clear threat to regional stability and its economic collapse could drag down key U.S.
COPENHAGEN, (Reuters) – Denmark said yesterday it suspected an Iranian government intelligence service had tried to carry out a plot to assassinate an Iranian Arab opposition figure on its soil.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalist party has been turning up the heat on some controversial and potentially highly divisive religious issues in recent days, with crucial state elections only weeks away and a general election due by next May.
DHAKA, (Reuters) – A Bangladesh court yesterday doubled to 10 years a jail term for former prime minister Khaleda Zia for graft, ruling out her chances of contesting an election in December, lawyers said.
RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) – Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right former Army captain who won Brazil’s presidential weekend election, said yesterday he would press ahead with loosening gun laws this year and planned to visit Washington D.C.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena is under increasing pressure to uphold the island nation’s constitution and reconvene parliament after his decision to replace the prime minister triggered political turmoil.
SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Brazil president-elect Jair Bolsonaro said yesterday he would withdraw government advertising from media outlets he deemed to be “lying”, keeping up pressure on critical outlets after winning the weekend’s presidential election by a landslide.
JAKARTA, (Reuters) – An Indonesian airliner crashed into the sea yesterday, with the likely loss of all 189 people on board, as it tried to return to Jakarta minutes after take-off.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States said yesterday it will send over 5,200 troops to help secure the border with Mexico, a far larger-than-expected deployment as President Donald Trump hardens his stance on immigration ahead of Nov.
PAKISJAYA, Indonesia, (Reuters) – An Indonesian aircraft with 189 people on board crashed into the sea on Monday as it tried to circle back to the capital, Jakarta, from where it had taken off minutes earlier, and there were likely no survivors, officials said.
BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) – Far-right lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil’s presidential election yesterday, promising to clean up politics, shrink the state and crack down on crime, in a dramatic swing away from the left in the world’s fourth-largest democracy.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – A political crisis in Sri Lanka took a deadly turn yesterday, with one person killed when a sacked cabinet minister tried to re-enter his office, days after the president removed the prime minister and installed a powerful ally of China in his place.
(Reuters) – Hurricane Oscar, located in the central Atlantic, is moving westward with little change in strength, the U.S.
SONSONATE, El Salvador/TAPANATEPEC, Mexico, (Reuters) – A new group of migrants bound for the United States set off from El Salvador and crossed into Guatemala yesterday, following thousands of other Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence who have taken similar journeys in recent weeks.