CHISINAU, (Reuters) – A Moldovan court sentenced businessman Ilan Shor to seven and a half years in prison on Wednesday for his role in a $1 billion banking scandal that nearly bankrupted the tiny former Soviet republic two years ago.
JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – In eight months as the head of South Africa’s anti-graft agency, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has avoided the limelight, a break from her predecessor whose dogged pursuit of corruption cases against President Jacob Zuma made her a household name.
CANCUN, Mexico, (Reuters) – Governments from across the Americas yesterday chastised Venezuela’s socialist leadership for its handling of a political and economic crisis, prompting the OPEC nation’s foreign minister to call the critics “lapdogs of imperialism.”
The United States, Brazil and 10 other members of the 34-nation Organization of American States issued a letter accusing Venezuela of undermining democracy, failing to feed its people and violating rights.
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga., (Reuters) – Republican Karen Handel won a hotly contested Georgia congressional race yesterday, CNN reported, fending off a Democratic challenge in a race that was widely seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump.
BRUSSELS, (Reuters) – Belgian counter-terrorism police are probing the identity of a suspected suicide bomber shot dead by troops guarding a Brussels railway station after he set off explosives that failed to injure anyone.
GENEVA/KINSHASA, (Reuters) – The U.N. rights chief said yesterday a militia linked to Democratic Republic of Congo’s government has committed a string of ethnically-motivated attacks in recent months, including cutting off toddlers’ limbs and stabbing pregnant women.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela opposition lawmakers placed pretend coffins and body bags at gates of the National Guard headquarters yesterday in protest after the latest fatality in anti-government unrest that has killed at least 75 people since April.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump has ordered stepped-up military operations against Islamic State and delegated more authority to his generals, but without a comprehensive Syria strategy, his approach risks further confrontation with Syria, Iran and even Russia, according to U.S.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday handed a victory to Chevron Corp by preventing Ecuadorean villagers and their American lawyer from trying to collect on an $8.65 billion pollution judgment issued against the oil company by a court in Ecuador.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Special prosecutor Robert Mueller will hold talks this week with senior Senate Judiciary Committee members to ensure that there is no conflict between his investigation of potential collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign and the panel’s probe, two congressional aides said on Monday.
LONDON, (Reuters) – A van ploughed into worshippers near a London mosque in the early hours of Monday, injuring 11 people, two of them seriously, in what Prime Minister Theresa May said was a sickening, terrorist attack on Muslims.
(Reuters) – An American university student who had been held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months died at a Cincinnati hospital yesterday, just days after he was released from captivity in a coma, his parent said.
PEDROGAO GRANDE, Portugal, (Reuters) – More than 1,000 firefighters were still battling Portugal’s deadliest forest blaze yesterday after it killed dozens over the weekend, and a fireman died from his injuries in a hospital, bringing the death toll to at least 63.
LONDON, (Reuters) – The death toll in the fire that ravaged a London tower block last week has risen to 79, police said today, and the government said it was working to get a public inquiry into the disaster up and running promptly.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – One of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyers said in television interviews yesterday that the president was not under investigation for obstruction of justice, but when pressed on the assertion, said he was not certain.