PARIS, (Reuters) – Simone Veil, a former magistrate and Holocaust survivor best known in France for legalising abortion in the 1970s, died on Friday.
DUBAI, (Reuters) – Iran is studying ways to keep exporting oil and other measures to counter U.S.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of protesters marched in cities across the United States on Saturday to demand the Trump administration reverse an immigration crackdown that has separated children from parents at the U.S-Mexico border and led to plans for military-run detention camps.
BERLIN, (Reuters) – Bavaria’s premier welcomed deals on migration brought back from Brussels by Angela Merkel, giving the clearest signal yet that his party was prepared to back down in a standoff with the German chancellor that has risked bringing down her government.
ISLAMABAD, (Reuters) – China has lent Pakistan $1 billion to boost the South Asian country’s plummeting foreign currency reserves, two sources in Pakistan’s finance ministry told Reuters, amid growing speculation of another International Monetary Fund bailout.
OTTAWA/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Canada struck back at the Trump administration yesterday over U.S.
YANGON/COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, (Reuters) – Rohingya refugees returning to Myanmar will have no explicit guarantees of citizenship or freedom of movement throughout the country, under a secret agreement between the government and the United Nations seen by Reuters.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., (Reuters) – Hundreds of people gathered yesterday evening to remember the five people gunned down at a community newspaper office in Annapolis, Maryland, one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S.
BAMAKO, (Reuters) – Islamist militants armed with rockets and explosives raided the headquarters of an African military taskforce in central Mali, leaving at least six people dead yesterday, a spokesman for the force said.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. government said in a court filing on Friday that it has the right to detain children and parents caught crossing the U.S.
LONDON, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Britain’s public broadcaster, the BBC, apologised on Friday for paying its China Editor Carrie Gracie less than male editors elsewhere, saying it was committed to the principle of equal pay.
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said yesterday he plans to announce his nominee to replace retiring U.S.
QUITO, (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence urged Latin American countries yesterday to help isolate crisis-stricken Venezuela, an ideological adversary of Washington that is struggling under a severe and prolonged economic crisis.
BRUSSELS, (Reuters) – European Union leaders agreed yesterday a hard-fought accord on migration after more than nine hours of talks.
ACCRA, (Reuters) – Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo fired the head of the country’s Electoral Commission yesterday for “misbehaviour and incompetence”, Information Minister Mustapha Abdul-Hamid said.
RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) – Brazilian miner Vale said yesterday it would pay 557.7 million reais ($144.42 million) in the second half of the year to restore the environment and communities damaged by a 2015 disaster at Samarco, a joint venture it has with BHP Billiton.
GENEVA, (Reuters) – Australia triumphed yesterday in a major trade dispute over its pioneering “plain” tobacco packaging law, with World Trade Organization judges rejecting a complaint brought by Cuba, Indonesia, Honduras and Dominican Republic.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. House Republican allies of President Donald Trump shouted and attacked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein yesterday, alleging he was improperly withholding documents related to the FBI’s investigation of Trump’s 2016 campaign.
GUATEMALA CITY, (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told the leaders of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador on Thursday to end an “exodus” of illegal immigrants to the United States, urging them to dissuade people from even considering entering the country unlawfully.
RIGA, (Reuters) – Latvia’s central bank governor will face prosecution over alleged bribery after a four-month-long investigation that turned up the spotlight on the financial system of the euro zone member state.
KHARTOUM, (Reuters) – South Sudan’s president signed a peace agreement with rebels yesterday including a ceasefire to start in 72 hours, Sudan’s foreign minister said, but rebels rejected other parts of the deal.
JOS, Nigeria, (Reuters) – More than 200 people were killed over the weekend in violence in central Nigeria’s Plateau state, the state governor said, making it one of the bloodiest clashes in the months leading up to an election.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy said yesterday he plans to retire after three decades as a pivotal vote on the highest U.S.
MOSCOW, (Reuters) – Moscow and Washington struck a deal on Wednesday to hold a summit soon between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S.
(Reuters) – Pennsylvania prosecutors yesterday charged an East Pittsburgh police officer with homicide in the shooting death last week of an unarmed black teenager, the latest in a string of U.S.
SYDNEY, (Reuters) – A drawing of an Australasian cockatoo by a Roman Emperor has revealed trade routes between Southeast Asia and Europe were flourishing around 250 years earlier than previously thought, according to a paper published by the University of Melbourne.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday dealt a big blow to organized labor, ruling that non-members cannot be forced in certain states to pay fees to unions representing public employees such as teachers and police, shutting off a key union revenue source.
KUALA LUMPUR, (Reuters) – Malaysian police said last night the total value of items seized during raids at premises linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak was 900 million ringgit to 1.1 billion ringgit.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday handed Donald Trump one of the biggest victories of his presidency, upholding his travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries and rejecting the argument that it represented unconstitutional religious discrimination.
(Reuters) – A federal court in California dismissed climate change lawsuits by the cities of San Francisco and Oakland against five oil companies, saying the complaints required foreign and domestic policy decisions that were outside its purview.
ADDIS ABABA, (Reuters) – Long-time foes Eritrea and Ethiopia “opened the door of peace” yesterday after the first high-level visit from Asmara to Addis Ababa in nearly two decades, raising hopes for an end to one of Africa’s most intractable military stand-offs.
SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Australia is expected to pass new legislation today aimed at preventing interference by foreign governments, a move likely to further stoke tensions with major trading partner China.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort was dealt a setback yesterday when a judge who had expressed some sympathy for Manafort’s argument that a special counsel lacked the authority to prosecute him, refused to dismiss the case.
(Reuters) – A federal judge yesterday ruled that U.S. immigration agents could no longer separate immigrant parents and children caught crossing the border from Mexico illegally, and must work to reunite those families that had been split up in custody.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday handed Donald Trump one of the biggest victories of his presidency, upholding his travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries and rejecting the argument that it represented unconstitutional religious discrimination.
(Reuters) – The U.S. health regulator approved GW Pharmaceuticals Plc’s epilepsy treatment yesterday, making it the first cannabis-based drug to win approval in the country and opening floodgates for more research into the medicinal properties of cannabis.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Parents who cross illegally from Mexico to the United States with their children will not face prosecution for the time being because the government is running short of space to house them, officials said yesterday.
MELBOURNE/SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is the biggest corporate sponsor of overseas travel for Australian politicians, according to an analysis of travel disclosure registers by an Australian think-tank.
(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday slammed Harley-Davidson Inc after the motorcycle maker said it would move production for European customers overseas to avoid retaliatory tariffs that could cost it up to $100 million per year.
QUILOMBO KALUNGA, Brasil, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – E very morning, Valdemir Francisco da Conceicao takes a short walk from his straw-roofed house with a bucket to take water from a river that flows through the lush mountains of Brazil’s Goias state.
LONDON, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – LGBT characters should be given more screen time in Bollywood movies to help bring about a shift in cultural thinking, Indian actor Manoj Bajpayee said on the sidelines of a film festival in London aimed at championing diversity.
ANKARA, (Reuters) – Tayyip Erdogan won Turkey’s presidential election yesterday, the head of the country’s electoral body said, overcoming the biggest electoral challenge to his rule in a decade and a half.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department is drafting curbs that would block firms with at least 25 percent Chinese ownership from buying U.S.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said yesterday that people who enter the United States illegally should be sent back immediately to where they came from without any judicial process, likening them to invaders who are trying to “break into” the country.
RIYADH, (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia said yesterday it had intercepted two missiles launched by Yemen’s Houthi militia over the capital Riyadh, as a Saudi-led coalition moved to wrest control of Yemen’s main port city from the Iran-aligned group.
PEDAVEEDU, India, (Reuters) – India is fast-tracking environmental clearances for projects like power plants and coal mines in a bid to propel growth, setting off alarm bells among environmentalists and affected residents who say the decisions are being made too quickly.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Around 100,000 supporters of the European Union marched through central London on Saturday to demand that the British government hold a final public vote on the terms of Brexit, organisers said.
BEIJING, (Reuters) – China must lead the way in reforming global governance, the foreign ministry on Saturday cited President Xi Jinping as saying, as Beijing looks to increase its world influence.
VIENNA, (Reuters) – OPEC meets Russia and other allies on Saturday to clinch a new deal raising oil output, a day after agreeing a production hike within the group itself but confusing the market as to how much more oil it will pump.
HARARE, (Reuters) – President Emmerson Mnangagwa escaped injury in an explosion at a political rally on Saturday, and vowed the “cowardly act” would not derail Zimbabwe’s first election since the ouster of former strongman Robert Mugabe.