BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil has pulled out of a United Nations pact on dealing with rising migration, joining the United States and a growing number of countries in rejecting the agreement, a Brazilian diplomat with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON/CARACAS, (Reuters) – The United States imposed sanctions that target a Venezuelan currency exchange network scheme that siphoned off billions of dollars to corrupt insiders of the Venezuelan government, the U.S.
KUALA LUMPUR, (Reuters) – China yesterday rejected a Wall Street Journal report that said Chinese officials had offered to bail out scandal-ridden Malaysian state fund 1MDB and try to get the United States and other countries to drop their corruption probes into the fund.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Sears Holdings Corp agreed yesterday to consider a revised takeover bid from billionaire Chairman Edward Lampert, temporarily staving off a liquidation that would have spelled the end of the 126-year-old U.S.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Aiming to bolster his case for a wall along the U.S.
UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) – Guatemala notified the United Nations it was terminating a U.N.-backed anti-graft commission yesterday, months ahead of schedule, accusing the body of abuses of power, and prompting a swift rebuke from the U.N.
BEIJING, (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is visiting China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, only days after warning he may take an alternative path if the United States does not ease sanctions and pressure on his isolated country.
FORTALEZA, Brazil, (Reuters) – Criminal gangs on a rampage in northeast Brazil are posing an early security test for new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, highlighting the challenge he faces in quelling drug-related violence and halting a record wave of murders in the country.
SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Nongovernmental organizations working in Brazil will have their public funding rigidly controlled, President Jair Bolsonaro said yesterday, as part of increased oversight of their activities by his new right-wing administration.
NANTUCKET, Mass., (Reuters) – Former “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey stood impassively in a Nantucket courtroom yesterday before pleading not guilty to sexually assaulting an 18-year-old man at an island bar over two years ago, a charge his lawyer dismissed as “patently false.” Spacey did not speak during a brief hearing in Nantucket District Court to face one count of felony indecent assault and battery, though a plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim unexpectedly resigned yesterday, more than three years before his term ends in 2022, amid differences with the Trump administration over climate change and the need for more development resources.
MAPUTO, (Reuters) – Mozambique has indicted 18 citizens for their involvement in fraud involving $2 billion in loans to state-owned companies, the attorney general’s office (AGO) said on Monday, in a scandal that has ensnared two major international banks.
MUMBAI, (Reuters) – Indian scientists have protested about claims made at a local science conference that rubbish the work of some of the world’s greatest physicists and suggest modern breakthroughs such as in-vitro fertilisation were in fact invented in ancient India.
LIBREVILLE, (Reuters) – Gabon foiled an attempted military coup today, arresting several plotters just hours after they took over state radio in a bid to end 50 years of rule by President Ali Bongo’s family.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump pledged yesterday not to bend in his demand for a wall along the southern border with Mexico but said the barrier could be made of steel instead of concrete as a potential compromise with Democrats who refuse to fund it.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May said yesterday that Britain would be in uncharted territory if her Brexit deal is rejected by parliament later this month, despite little sign that she has won over sceptical lawmakers.
CAIRO, (Reuters) – President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated Egypt’s largest church and mosque in the New Administrative Capital yesterday, the eve of Coptic Christmas, in a message of tolerance in the predominantly Muslim country.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – The newly elected chief of Venezuela’s opposition-run Congress yesterday said President Nicolas Maduro will be “usurping the presidency” when he swears in for a second term on Jan.
PARIS, (Reuters) – Rioters in Paris torched motorbikes and set barricades ablaze on the upmarket Boulevard Saint Germain yesterday, as protests against high living costs and the perceived indifference of President Emmanuel Macron turned violent on the fringes.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats would pass new legislation to try to reopen parts of the government next week after talks between the Trump administration and Democratic negotiators yesterday failed to end a two-week partial government shutdown.
BELGRADE, (Reuters) – Thousands marched through Belgrade’s frozen city centre yesterday to protest against President Aleksandar Vucic and his ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) and demand media freedoms and end to attacks against journalists and opposition figures.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump threatened to keep the U.S. government partially shut for months or years yesterday after he and Democratic leaders failed to resolve their dispute over Trump’s request for $5.6 billion to build a wall on the Mexican border.
DHAKA, (Reuters) – The United Nations yesterday called for an independent and impartial investigation into the Dec.
QUITO, (Reuters) – Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno yesterday asked the country’s prosecutor to probe $4.9 billion of oil-related infrastructure projects, alleging that the OPEC nation’s money was looted during the decade-long tenure of his leftist predecessor.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court is giving itself another chance to make a definitive ruling on the legality of the long-established but often-criticized political practice called partisan gerrymandering in which state legislators draw electoral districts with the intent of entrenching their party in power.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said yesterday he owns no real estate, vehicles or personal property, echoing what experts say is a pattern among the country’s politicians of shifting assets to relatives.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Democrats wasted no time flexing their new power in the U.S.
(Reuters) – Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said yesterday it would buy Celgene Corp for about $74 billion, combining two of the world’s largest cancer drug businesses in the biggest pharmaceutical deal ever.
(Reuters) – London’s Gatwick and Heathrow airports have ordered military-grade anti-drone defences worth “several million pounds” after drones caused three days of disruption at Gatwick last month, the airports confirmed late yesteday.
AMSTERDAM, (Reuters) – Google moved 19.9 billion euros ($22.7 billion) through a Dutch shell company to Bermuda in 2017, as part of an arrangement that allows it to reduce its foreign tax bill, according to documents filed at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce.
SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Global markets were on edge as dire U.S. economic data slammed Wall Street yesterday and pushed investors to bet the Federal Reserve could reverse its policy tightening before the end of this year.
RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA, (Reuters) – New Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro issued an executive order yesterday making the Agriculture Ministry responsible for deciding on lands claimed by indigenous peoples, in a victory for agribusiness that will likely enrage environmentalists.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – On the 60th anniversary of Cuba’s revolution, ruling Communist Party leader Raul Castro blasted the Trump administration for returning to an outdated path of confrontation with the island nation and of intervening in Latin America.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to vote on Thursday on a funding package to end the 10-day-old partial U.S.
JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – Mozambique’s former finance minister, Manuel Chang, has been arrested in South Africa at the request of the United States, a police spokesman said on Monday.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a liberal firebrand who has taken on Wall Street and traded barbs with Donald Trump, on Monday became the most prominent Democrat to announce a challenge to the Republican president in 2020.
(Trinidad Express) A Fyzabad man was killed by a single gunshot fired from a police officer’s gun in Vessigny Village, La Brea early Monday.
DHAKA, (Reuters) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s alliance won Bangladesh’s election with a thumping majority, the country’s Election Commission said early today, giving her a third straight term following a vote that the opposition rejected as rigged.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s government is willing to help investigate a plot to assassinate Colombian President Ivan Duque, in which three Venezuelan nationals arrested in Colombia may be suspects, foreign minister Jorge Arreaza said.
KINSHASA, (Reuters) – The main opposition camps in Congo’s presidential election yesterday complained of widespread irregularities after a chaotic vote disrupted by long queues, broken voting machines and torrential rain.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection yesterday defended his agents’ handling of two sick children who died in their custody, saying they did everything they could to get medical help for them in difficult circumstances.
WASHINGTON/BEIJING, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter yesterday that he had a “long and very good call” with Chinese President Xi Jinping and that a possible trade deal between the United States and China was progressing well.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Britain’s trade minister Liam Fox said there is a “50-50” chance that Brexit may be stopped if parliament rejects the government’s divorce deal with the European Union next month.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Reporters will be the guests of honour at the New Year’s Eve party in New York’s Times Square on Monday, in what organizers said was a celebration of press freedom after an unusually deadly year for journalists at U.S.
KINSHASA, (Reuters) – Voters in Democratic Republic of Congo head to the polls today for a presidential election that could lead to the country’s first democratic transfer of power but has been marred by campaign violence and chaotic preparations.
CAIRO, (Reuters) – Egyptian security forces have killed 40 suspected militants in three separate incidents in North Sinai and Giza, the Interior Ministry said yesterday, a day after a bombing on a Vietnamese tourist bus in Giza killed four people.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump threatened yesterday to close the southern U.S.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Prosecutors on Thursday charged a disgraced Brazilian faith healer with rape and sexual assault, following his arrest after allegations from hundreds of women who said he had sexually abused them while seeking spiritual guidance or psychic healing from him.
FREETOWN (Reuters) – A former Sierra Leone defence minister and his deputy were arrested yesterday as part of a crackdown by President Julius Maada Bio’s administration on alleged graft by its predecessor, the country’s anti-corruption commissioner said.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – Cash-strapped Cuba plans fresh austerity measures and will pressure the sluggish bureaucracy to tighten its belt and cut red tape to address weak growth, falling export earnings and rising debt.