CARACAS (Reuters) – A new Latin American and Caribbean organization backed Argentina’s claim to sovereignty over the British-ruled Falkland Islands and slammed US sanctions on Cuba at yesterday’s end of a two-day summit.
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin’s ruling party could see its vast parliamentary majority cut back in elections that began today in the icy tundra and sparsely-populated swathes of Russia’s far east.
ATLANTA (Reuters) – US Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain effectively ended his 2012 White House race yesterday, saying “false and unproved” sexual accusations have made it impossible for him to carry on a credible campaign.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – At least 23 people were reported killed in Syria yesterday as violence intensified in the eighth month of an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, pushing the death toll close to 4,600, an activist group said.
TEHRAN (Reuters) – The storming of the British Embassy in Tehran has bared a rift in Iran’s ruling elite with conservative hardliners pushing Iran towards global isolation as they manoeuvre for the upper hand over President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ahead of elections in 2012.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Showing off new energy after his recent cancer treatment, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez hosted Latin American leaders at a meeting yesterday to create a new regional body that pointedly excludes the United States.
PARIS/BERLIN – British Prime Minister David Cameron threatened yesterday to obstruct a Franco-German drive for swift change to the European Union’s treaty, a sign of the difficulty leaders will face transforming Europe to save the euro.
(Reuters) – A cyber warfare expert claims he has linked the Stuxnet computer virus that attacked Iran’s nuclear program in 2010 to Conficker, a mysterious “worm” that surfaced in late 2008 and infected millions of PCs.
GENEVA, (Reuters) – Syria is on the cusp of civil war as rebel soldiers and others take up arms against the government of President Bashar al-Assad, the top U.N.
PALENQUE, Mexico, (Reuters) – If you are worried the world will end next year based on the Mayan calendar, relax: the end of time is still far off.
CHICAGO, (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued new guidelines to medical device makers developing a potentially revolutionary device for type 1 diabetes, saying they should speed its delivery to patients.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of small shopkeepers went on strike across India yesterday to protest a government decision to allow foreign retail giants like Wal-Mart Stores Inc to enter the country’s $450 billion retail market.
BRASILIA, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Brazil moved aggressively to shield its economy from the euro-zone debt crisis on Thursday, taking a flurry of measures to boost consumption and investment in Latin America’s biggest country.
MIAMI, (Reuters) – The World Bank is allocating $255 million for Haiti’s post-earthquake reconstruction over the next 12 months, including support for education, agriculture and disaster risk management, the bank said yesterday.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hosts a regional summit this week that puts his recovery from cancer at center stage as he begins his toughest election campaign yet.
THE HAGUE, (Reuters) – Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo was arrested and flown to The Hague overnight to face charges of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court, the first former head of state to be tried by the ICC since its inception in 2002.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – India’s parliament has always been a boisterous and chaotic place that, like the country itself, still somehow worked: these days, it’s not even muddling through.
LIMA, (Reuters) – Opponents of Newmont Mining’s $4.8 billion Conga project refused to end their rallies yesterday, saying Peru must permanently cancel the proposed mine after temporarily halting work on it to avert violence.
LUSAKA, (Reuters) – Zambian police charged a former labour minister with receiving stolen property after 2.1 billion kwacha ($414,000) was found buried at his farm, in the first high-profile case in a graft crackdown under new President Michael Sata.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – When Vikram Akula came to speak at the World Economic Forum’s India Summit in New Delhi last year, it was clear that the once-thriving banker to the poor was beginning to lose his sheen.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” and the Christopher Plummer film “Beginners” shared the top prize for best feature film on Monday at the Gotham Awards, a key event for independent movies which also marks the start of the film-awards season culminating in the Oscars.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – In director David Cronenberg’s new film about Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud and the birth of psychoanalysis, “A Dangerous Method”, Keira Knightley plays Jung’s formerly hysterical patient and lover Sabina Spielrein.
(Reuters) – “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” broke the $500 million mark at worldwide box offices on Monday after its release only 12 days ago, film distributor Summit Entertainment said yesterday.
TEHRAN, (Reuters) – Iranian protesters stormed two British diplomatic compounds in Tehran yesterday, smashing windows, torching a car and burning the British flag in protest against new sanctions imposed by London.
(Reuters) – American Airlines, the third-largest U.S. carrier, and its parent AMR Corp filed for bankruptcy protection yesterday to cut labor costs in the face of high fuel prices and dampened travel demand.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Republican presidential contender Herman Cain told aides yesterday he would reassess the viability of his struggling campaign after an Atlanta woman accused him of conducting a 13-year extramarital affair.
ABIDJAN, (Reuters) – Former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo was on a flight to the Hague-based International Criminal Court yesterday to face an arrest warrant issued by the global body, his lawyer said.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Michael Jackson’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, yesterday was sentenced to four years in jail and denied probation for his conviction on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star’s death.
KABUL/LAHORE, Pakistan, (Reuters) – Pakistan pulled out of an international conference on Afghanistan yesterday, its latest angry riposte after an attack by NATO killed 24 of its soldiers and plunged the region deeper into crisis.
LONDON, (Reuters) – BSkyB independent shareholders dealt James Murdoch a heavy blow yesterday with over 40 percent failing to back his re-election as chairman, venting their anger at his handling of a phone hacking scandal.
BEIJING, (Reuters) – Rising trade protectionism and frustration over its domestic subsidies spell trouble for China and could lead to more friction within the World Trade Organization than Beijing has grown accustomed to over the past decade.
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s prime minister ruled out “business as usual” with the United States yesterday after a NATO attack killed 24 Pakistani soldiers and the army threatened to curtail cooperation over the war in Afghanistan.
CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptians swarmed to the ballot box peacefully in their first election since a popular revolt toppled Hosni Mubarak, confounding fears of violence after a week of riots in which 42 people were killed.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some 150 websites allegedly selling counterfeit goods including shoes, purses, sunglasses and sports jerseys have been seized, US authorities said yesterday, coinciding with the Cyber Monday holiday shopping day.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Several rockets fired from Lebanon hit northern Israel today, and the Jewish state returned fire across the border in response, military officials said.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Jordan’s King Abdullah told Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad yesterday he should step down and the European Union added pressure with more sanctions after the Arab League’s surprise suspension of Damascus for its violent crackdown on protests.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Pakistan and the United States depend on one another too much to allow the deaths of two dozen Pakistani soldiers in a clash with NATO forces on Saturday to cause a definitive rupture.
CAIRO, (Reuters) – The Arab League approved economic sanctions on Syria yesterday to try to force Damascus to halt an eight-month crackdown on protests against President Bashar al-Assad that Qatar said may prompt international intervention.
ISLAMABAD/KABUL, (Reuters) – Fury spread in Pakistan yesterday over a NATO cross-border air attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers and could undermine the U.S.
BEIJING, (Reuters) – A multimillionaire Chinese developer is livid at Iceland’s rejection of his plan to build a sprawling resort, saying it reveals western “hypocrisy and deep prejudice”.
BANJUL, (Reuters) – Gambian President Yahya Jammeh benefited from a strong media bias and greater financial resources than his rivals to secure a new five-year term in elections, the African Union said on Saturday.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – Slowly but surely, drug cartels have ground down support for Mexico’s ruling conservatives with a trail of dead over the past five years.
KINSHASA, (Reuters) – Congo plans to push ahead with the country’s second-post war election today, defying fears that a delay would be needed due to logistical problems and critics who called for the process to be reviewed because of irregularities.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Barbados-born R&B singer Rihanna scored a record-breaking double yesterday as her “Talk That Talk” debuted at the top of the album charts and she held onto first place in the singles ranking.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – At age 87, Doris Day is not exactly pop music’s latest hot young artist.
(Reuters) – It’s been a week since Abhishek Bachchan welcomed a newborn girl into his life, but the father of Bollywood’s latest celebrity baby said on Tuesday he’s still coming to terms with fatherhood.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Singer Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees on Wednesday said he is on the road to recovery after being “very unwell” in recent days, and he thanked fans for their support in a message posted on his website.
LONDON, (Reuters) – British singer George Michael has been forced to postpone the rest of his European tour due to ongoing treatment for “severe” pneumonia, his spokeswoman said on Friday.
NEW YORK, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Following are the top 10 movies at the North American box office for the weekend beginning on Nov.
YAKKAGHUND, Pakistan (Reuters) – NATO helicopters and fighter jets attacked two military outposts in northwest Pakistan yesterday, killing as many as 28 troops and plunging US-Pakistan relations deeper into crisis.