U.S.-bound migrants enter Guatemala, others clash at border

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.

Gunman targeting Jews kills 11 in Pittsburgh synagogue

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.

More violence feared as Brazil braces for far-right presidency

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.

Hog industry worldwide getting slaughtered in trade war

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.

Central American caravan moves on in spite of Mexico jobs offer

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.

Turmoil in Sri Lanka as ex-president Rajapaksa sworn in as PM

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.

Spain’s High Court agrees to extradite Chavez aide to Venezuela

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.

Ex-IMF head Rodrigo Rato starts jail term in “black cards” case

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.

Trump seeks to base Medicare drug prices on lower overseas rates

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.

Obama, Clinton among targets of suspected bombs ahead of U.S. election

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.

Saudi crown prince vows to bring Khashoggi killers to justice

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.

U.S.-bound Central American migrants on the move in Mexico

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.

Stocks crumble as global growth, US earnings fears spook markets

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.

Exxon among buyers of $256 million in political ads on Facebook

(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.

El Salvador issues arrest order for Archbishop Romero’s killer

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.

Trump threatens to cut Central America aid over migrant caravan

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.

Trump says he remains unsatisfied with Saudi accounts on Khashoggi

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.

Brazil’s right-wing candidate scolds son for threat to shut top court

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.

Biya wins Cameroon election to extend 36-year rule

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.

Trump says transgender policy seeks to ‘protect the country’

(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.

Thousands in U.S.-bound migrant caravan pour into Mexican city

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.

Former Dutch prime minister, Wim Kok, dies at 80

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.

Ethiopia signs peace deal with rebels from gas-rich region

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.

Man who foiled Nazi nuclear plan dies aged 99

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.

Amid scepticism, Saudi official provides another version of Khashoggi death

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.

Hundreds in migrant caravan turn back, some trickle into Mexico

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.

Trump, Europeans call Saudi account of Khashoggi death incomplete

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.

Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in consulate

-Trump says Saudi explanation credible

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.

Fugitive Peruvian judge captured in Spain

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.

Argentina’s Macri is stuck between the IMF and a hard place

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.