ACCRA (Reuters) – A natural gas station in Ghana’s capital Accra exploded on Saturday evening, killing an unknown number of people, a government official said.
ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian rebel fighters are launching a major military operation backed by Turkish forces into a northwestern area of Syria largely controlled by jihadists, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.
Oscar Turrion VATICAN CITY, (Reuters) – The Legionaries of Christ, a Catholic religious order which fell into disgrace after the discovery that its founder was a sexual abuser with a secret family, has been hit by fresh scandal with revelations that the head of its Rome seminary fathered two children.
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration yesterday undermined requirements under the Obamacare law that employers provide insurance to cover women’s birth control, keeping a campaign pledge that pleased his conservative Christian supporters.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States lifted long-standing sanctions against Sudan yesterday, saying it had made progress fighting terrorism and easing humanitarian distress, and also secured Khartoum’s commitment not to pursue arms deals with North Korea.
(Trinidad Guardian) Dominica’s Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerritt has revised the curfew hours in Dominica saying the security agencies had advised that “by and large most people are behaving themselves.” However, he told the country on Thursday that the state of emergency will remain in effect at this time.
(Trinidad Express) An 87 year old man who was reported missing on Thursday has been found dead and his body stuffed in a barrel.
(Trinidad Guardian) Three families are in mourning after a fatal accident yesterday which claimed the lives of birthday boy Alex Lalla, fireman Romel Rambally and Kareem Simon.
SAN JUAN, (Reuters) – Puerto Rico needs to accelerate the timetable for restoring its power grid or else residents will flee for the mainland rather than live without electricity for months, the chairman of the territory’s largest bank said on Friday.
Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) receives a bottle of champagne from her husband Will Fihm Ramsay (R) next to Daniel Hogsta, coordinator, while they celebrate after ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland October 6, 2017.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is expected to announce soon that he will decertify the landmark international deal to curb Iran’s nuclear programme, a senior administration official said yesterday, in a step that potentially could cause the 2015 accord to unravel.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Divisions over the future of British Prime Minister Theresa May burst into the open yesterday with allies saying she should carry on and a former Conservative Party chairman claiming the support of 30 lawmakers for a plot to topple her.
OSLO, (Reuters) – Norway will study ways to make its economy greener and reduce dependence on oil and gas reserves that are likely to lose value amid efforts to slow climate change, Environment Minister Vidar Helgesen said yesterday.
LAS VEGAS, (Reuters) – The U.S. gun lobby, which has seldom embraced new firearms-control measures, voiced a readiness yesterday to restrict a rifle accessory that enabled a Las Vegas gunman to strafe a crowd with bursts of sustained heavy fire as if from an automatic weapon.
BARCELONA/MADRID, (Reuters) – Spain’s Constitutional Court yesterday ordered the suspension of Monday’s session of the regional Catalan parliament, throwing into doubt its plans to declare unilateral independence from Spain.
SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – The Brazilian Congress approved yesterday legislation allowing parties and candidates to force social media outlets to immediately withdraw offensive or defamatory content by anonymous authors.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – A former British spy who compiled a dossier with allegations that Russia helped Donald Trump in the 2016 U.S.
Kazuo Ishiguro STOCKHOLM, (Reuters) – Kazuo Ishiguro, the British author of “The Remains of the Day”, won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday for a run of “exquisite” novels that the award body said mixed Franz Kafka with Jane Austen.
LAS VEGAS, (Reuters) – The girlfriend of the Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S.
BARCELONA/MADRID, (Reuters) – Catalonia will move on Monday to declare independence from Spain after holding a banned referendum, pushing the European Union nation towards a rupture that threatens the foundations of its young democracy.
DAR ES SALAAM, (Reuters) – Tanzanian President John Magufuli has revealed he earns a salary of 9 million Tanzanian shillings ($4,000) per month, making him one of the lowest paid African leaders as he pursues a much-criticised policy of deep public spending cuts.
MOSCOW, (Reuters) – Russia is quietly boosting economic support for North Korea to try to stymie any U.S.-led push to oust Kim Jong Un as Moscow fears his fall would sap its regional clout and allow U.S.
LAS VEGAS, (Reuters) – The investigation into the motives of a Las Vegas retiree who killed 59 people in the bloodiest mass shooting in modern U.S.
(Reuters) – The death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria has more than doubled to 34, a spokesman for Governor Ricardo Rosello said on Tuesday.
(Reuters) – Yahoo on Tuesday said that all 3 billion of its accounts were hacked in a 2013 data theft, tripling its earlier estimate of the size of the largest breach in history, in a disclosure that attorneys said sharply increased the legal exposure of its new owner, Verizon Communications Inc.