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.
NAIROBI, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – African governments should recognise customary rights to water for millions of small farmers who have been sidelined or “criminalised” by permit systems created during the colonial era, said a report published on Monday.
JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – South African Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Sunday he had faced blackmail threats over a private sex video that was leaked after his phone was hacked when he was finance minister.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – The security guard of a minister in the sacked Sri Lankan government opened fire at an office today wounding three people, worsening a constitutional crisis in the island nation days after the president ousted the prime minister and appointed a new one.
PITTSBURGH, (Reuters) – A gunman yelling, “All Jews must die,” stormed a Pittsburgh synagogue during Saturday services, killing 11 worshippers and wounding six other people including four police officers, before he was arrested.
MANAMA, (Reuters) – Oman described Israel as an accepted Middle East state yesterday, a day after hosting a surprise visit by its prime minister that Washington said could help regional peace efforts.
SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – After a presidential campaign that has seen political violence overshadow policy debate, many Brazilians fear attacks will continue after the likely election today of tough-talking far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro.
BEIJING/CHICAGO/CARAMBEI, Brazil, (Reuters) – Ken Maschhoff, chairman of the largest U.S. family-owned pork producer, has watched profits fall as trade tensions rise between the United States and China.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – A constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka deepened yesterday as President Maithripala Sirisena temporarily suspended parliament a day after sacking the prime minister and replacing him with a former leader seen as being close to China.
ARRIAGA, Mexico, (Reuters) – A U.S.-bound caravan of Central American migrants pressed on through southern Mexico yesterday, in spite of government offers of jobs, as authorities stepped up efforts to disperse the convoy that has angered U.S.
GENEVA, (Reuters) – The World Trade Organization is scrambling to develop a plan for the biggest reform in its 23-year history after U.S.
PLANTATION, Fla., (Reuters) – The man suspected of mailing at least 14 pipe bombs to some of U.S.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Sri Lankan opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa was appointed prime minister yesterday after President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed the incumbent in a surprise move that threatens political turmoil in the South Asian country.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has authorized the use of troops and other military resources at the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S.
MADRID/CARACAS (Reuters) – Spain’s High Court agreed yesterday to extradite a Venezuelan woman who was part of the late socialist leader Hugo Chavez’s inner circle to her home country, where she is suspected of money laundering and illicit enrichment.
MIAMI, (Reuters) – Federal agents searched a U.S. mail facility near Miami last night racing to find who sent 10 pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and critics of U.S.
OTTAWA, (Reuters) – Top trade officials from 12 countries and the European Union yesterday vowed to reform World Trade Organization rules in the face of U.S.
DUBAI/ISTANBUL, (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor said yesterday the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate was premeditated, reversing previous official statements that the killing was unintended.
LIMA, (Reuters) – Peru’s most powerful conservative party vowed yesterday to stop engaging in disputes with other political groups, a dramatic opposition shift that could help President Martin Vizcarra pass legislation.
MADRID, (Reuters) – Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Rodrigo Rato arrived at a Madrid prison yesterday to start a four-and-a-half year jail term for using company credit cards to make costly personal purchases while running state-owned lender Bankia.
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump, taking aim at “global freeloading,” said yesterday his administration would seek to lower prescription drug prices by basing what the government’s Medicare program pays for some medications on the lower prices paid in other countries.
RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) – Brazil’s presidential front-runner said yesterday he would not leave the Paris climate accord if elected, going back on a prior pledge to follow the pullout by U.S.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – A top Sri Lankan police official was arrested yesterday over a suspected plot to kill President Maithripala Sirisena, police a spokesman said.
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were among the targets of suspected package bombs delivered to several high-profile Democrats and CNN in what New York officials yesterday called an act of terrorism.
RIYADH, (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman vowed yesterday that the killers of Jamal Khashoggi would be brought to justice, in his first public comments since the journalist’s murder sparked global condemnation.
MAPASTEPEC, Mexico/MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – Central American migrants clustered for the night yesterday in a southern Mexico town after advancing on their trek toward the United States, despite Mexico’s vows to hinder their progress under pressure from the Trump administration.
SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Asian shares dived yesterday as hundreds of billions of dollars haemorrhaged from global markets after a rout in tech stocks inflicted the largest daily decline on Wall Street since 2011, wiping out all its gains for the year.
WASHINGTON/ANKARA, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said yesterday Saudi authorities staged the “worst cover-up ever” in the killing of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi this month, as the United States vowed to revoke the visas of some of those believed to be responsible.
(Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s new searchable database of U.S. political ads reveals that companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp, Ben & Jerry’s and Penzeys Spices are cumulatively spending millions of dollars to encourage voting and influence how Americans vote.
SAN SALVADOR, (Reuters) – A Salvadoran judge yesterday ordered the arrest of a former military officer suspected of ordering the 1980 killing of Archbishop Oscar Romero, a Latin American human rights icon recently named a Roman Catholic saint.
WASHINGTON/TAPACHULA, Mexico, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump yesterday vowed to begin curtailing millions of dollars in American aid to three Central American nations and called a caravan of migrants bound for the United States a national emergency, as he sought to boost his party’s chances in Nov.
WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said yesterday that he was still not satisfied with what he has heard from Saudi Arabia about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, but did not want to lose investment from Riyadh.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s leading presidential hopeful, Jair Bolsonaro, publicly upbraided his son yesterday for threatening to shut down the Supreme Court in comments that set off a storm of criticism and prompted his main opponent to call the far-right candidate a threat to democracy.
MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Russia said yesterday it would be forced to respond in kind to restore the military balance with the United States if President Donald Trump carried through on a threat to quit a nuclear arms treaty and began developing new missiles.
YAOUNDE, (Reuters) – Cameroonian President Paul Biya has won re-election by a landslide, official results showed yesterday, extending his 36-year rule despite claims from two leading opposition candidates that the vote was fraudulent.
(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said yesterday that transgender issues were in flux and he aims to protect the country after a report that his administration was considering defining gender as male or female based on genitalia at birth drew widespread condemnation.
PARIS, (Reuters) – Swiss academic Tariq Ramadan, a professor of Islamic studies, said yesterday he had engaged in “sex games” with two women in France who accuse him of rape, but said the “submissive-dominant” relationships were consensual.
TAPACHULA, Mexico, (Reuters) – A U.S.-bound caravan of thousands of mostly Honduran migrants whom President Donald Trump has declared unwelcome, crowded into the Mexican border city of Tapachula yesterday, setting up impromptu camps in public spaces under a heavy rain.
WASHINGTON/LONDON, (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia yesterday called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate a “huge and grave mistake,” but sought to shield its powerful crown prince from the widening crisis, saying Mohammed bin Salman had not been aware.
ELKO, Nev/MOSCOW, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said Washington would withdraw from a landmark Cold War-era treaty that eliminated nuclear missiles from Europe because Russia was violating the pact, triggering a warning of retaliatory measures from Moscow.
AMSTERDAM, (Reuters) – Wim Kok, a former Dutch prime minister who helped forge the country’s famed consensus-based politics and oversaw pioneering legalisations of euthanasia and gay marriage, died on Saturday of heart failure.
ADDIS ABABA, (Reuters) – Ethiopia signed a peace deal yesterday with Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) rebels from its Somali Region, whom it had previously outlawed as a “terrorist group,” officials said.
OSLO, (Reuters) – The leader of a daring World War Two raid to thwart Nazi Germany’s nuclear ambitions has died aged 99, Norwegian government officials said yesterday.
RIYADH, (Reuters) – As Saudi Arabia faced intensifying international scepticism over its story about the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a senior government official laid out a new version of the death inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul that in key respects contradicts previous explanations.
TECUN UMAN, Guatemala, (Reuters) – Hundreds of mostly Honduran migrants began the long trek home yesterday, some using free bus tickets from Central American authorities, while many more members of a stalled caravan remained in Guatemala at a tense border crossing with Mexico.
ELKO, Nev./ISTANBUL, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump joined European leaders yesterday in pushing Saudi Arabia for more answers about Jamal Khashoggi after Riyadh changed its story and acknowledged that the journalist died over two weeks ago at its consulate in Istanbul.
DUBAI/WASHINGTON/GLENDALE Ariz.,(Reuters) – Saudi Arabia said yesterday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and said it had fired two senior officials over the incident, giving an account that U.S.
LIMA/MADRID (Reuters) – A fugitive Peruvian Supreme Court justice accused of leading a criminal group that infiltrated the country’s judicial system was captured in Madrid yesterday and held on remand by Spanish authorities.
OSLO, (Reuters) – Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, should remain a unit of the central bank, the government said on Friday.
BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) – Argentine President Mauricio Macri is used to seeing bad poll numbers as he struggles to drive through an unpopular austerity program that has cut fuel subsidies, raised taxes and sent utility bills soaring.