(Reuters) – A liberal Democrat backed by Senator Bernie Sanders pulled off an upset in the Democratic primary for Florida governor yesterday, setting up a November showdown with a Republican backed by President Donald Trump.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday accused Google’s search engine of promoting negative news articles and hiding “fair media” coverage of him, vowing to address the situation without providing evidence or giving details of action he might take.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Iran’s parliament voted on Tuesday to reject President Hassan Rouhani’s explanations for economic hardship after a dramatic grilling on live TV, a sign his pragmatic faction is losing sway to hardline rivals as new U.S.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s electoral court threw out a complaint by jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva that television networks were not covering his campaign in their newscasts, even though he is a candidate in the October presidential race.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States and Mexico agreed yesterday to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), putting pressure on Canada to agree to new terms on auto trade and dispute settlement rules to remain part of the three-nation pact.
GENEVA, (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military carried out mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with “genocidal intent” and the commander-in-chief and five generals should be prosecuted for orchestrating the gravest crimes under law, U.N.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE, (Reuters) – Pope Francis said yesterday he would not respond to a former top Vatican official who accused him of having known for years of allegations of sex abuse by a prominent U.S.
(Reuters) – U.S. playwright Neil Simon, who became one of Broadway’s most prolific and popular playwrights as he combined humour, drama and introspection in works such as “The Odd Couple,” “The Goodbye Girl” and “Lost in Yonkers,” died yesterday at the age of 91, his representatives said.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., (Reuters) – A video gamer killed two people and wounded several others yesterday when he opened fire with a handgun at a tournament that was being streamed online from a restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida, police said.
HARARE, (Reuters) – Emmerson Mnangagwa urged Zimbabwe to unite behind his presidency yesterday, as he took the oath of office following a divisive election that U.S.
BOGOTA, (Reuters) – A referendum vote on seven anti-corruption measures failed to meet quorum in Colombia yetserday, nullifying the results even though each of the measures, including a reduction in lawmakers’ salaries and term limits for public posts, got at least 99 percent support.
CATANIA, Italy (Reuters) – Thirteen sick migrants on Saturday left the Italian rescue ship docked for five days in a Sicilian port and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said he was working on a “positive solution” for the remaining 137 people on board.
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Refugees in Bangladesh held demonstrations and prayers on Saturday to mark the passing of a year since the outbreak of a conflict in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state that drove hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from their homes.
MOSCOW, (Reuters) – A senior Russian official warned the United States on Saturday against making any “reckless” moves in Syria, the RIA news agency reported.
(Reuters) – Iran awaiting European guarantees on the sale of Iranian oil and banking relations, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday, according to the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA).
BERLIN,(Reuters) – Washington is pressing the European Union to speed up trade negotiations launched after last month’s meeting between U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who ran unsuccessfully for president as a self-styled maverick Republican in 2008 and became a prominent critic of President Donald Trump, died yesterday, his office said.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who ran unsuccessfully for president as a self-styled maverick Republican in 2008 and became a prominent critic of President Donald Trump, died on Saturday, his office said.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors have granted immunity to the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer in an investigation involving U.S.
HARARE, (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court confirmed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s disputed July 30 election victory yesterday, dismissing an opposition challenge that had held up his inauguration, which will now be held tomorrow.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday abruptly canceled his top diplomat’s planned trip to North Korea, publicly acknowledging for the first time that his effort to get Pyongyang to denuclearize had stalled since his summit with North Korea’s leader.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. Senator John McCain, the maverick Republican who survived a Vietnam War prison camp and ran unsuccessfully for president, is discontinuing medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, his family said in a statement yesterday, a year after he announced his diagnosis.
JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – Former South African deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas told an inquiry that business friends of ex-president Jacob Zuma threatened to kill him if he spoke about a meeting at which they offered him money and the post of finance minister.
SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Australia has banned Chinese telecoms firm Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment for a 5G mobile network, citing risks of foreign interference and hacking which Beijing dismissed as an “excuse” to tilt the playing field against a Chinese firm.
COPENHAGEN, (Reuters) – A Maersk vessel loaded with Russian fish and South Korean electronics will next week become the first container ship to navigate an Arctic sea route that Russia hopes will become a new shipping highway.
OSLO, (Reuters) – Norway’s trillion-dollar sovereign wealth fund should continue to invest in oil and gas companies, a government-appointed commission recommended yesterday, contradicting earlier advice from the central bank, and boosting the shares of oil firms.
LONDON, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Every student in Scotland will be offered free sanitary products in a drive to tackle “period poverty” in a country where almost one in two girls has resorted to using alternatives such as toilet roll, socks or newspapers, the government said yesterday.
CHARAGUA, Bolivia, (Reuters) – In 12 years as president of South America’s poorest country, Evo Morales has accomplished many of the goals he set forth when he became the first indigenous person to lead Bolivia.
CANBERRA, (Reuters) – Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison will become Australia’s new prime minister after winning a Liberal party leadership vote last night, ending an internecine battle that has scarred the conservative government ahead of an election due by May 2019.
SEOUL, (Reuters) – A South Korean appeals court sentenced former President Park Geun-hye to 25 years in jail yesterday in a case arising from a far-reaching corruption scandal that toppled her from power in 2017.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired back at President Donald Trump yesterday after Trump gave a scathing assessment of his leadership at the Justice Department.
WASHINGTON/BEIJING, (Reuters) – U.S. and Chinese officials ended two days of talks yesterday with no major breakthrough as their trade war escalated with activation of another round of dueling tariffs on $16 billion worth of each country’s goods.
WASHINGTON/JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – The United States warned South Africa yesterday that seizing land without compensation risked sending the country down the wrong path, deepening a spat over Pretoria’s efforts to fix a glaring racial disparity almost 25 years after the end of apartheid.
CANBERRA, (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s tenure looked doomed yesterday with his government adjourning parliament to struggle with an internecine leadership battle which saw ministers desert Turnbull and call for a second leadership vote.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The White House pushed back forcefully on Wednesday against suggestions that a plea deal struck by President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen implicated Trump in a crime.
BRASILIA/SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – The popularity of imprisoned former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s has grown strongly despite his corruption conviction, an election poll yesterday showed, a result that rattled markets and raised the possibility that Lula’s running mate could ultimately become the next occupant of the country’s presidential palace.
ATHENS, (Reuters) – Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hailed the end of a “modern-day Odyssey” on Tuesday after Greece emerged from nine years of bailouts, saying it should never forget the harsh lessons learned under tight financial supervision by its creditors.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States is “deeply disappointed” by El Salvador’s decision to break diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favor of China and is reviewing its relationship with San Salvador as a result, a spokesman for the U.S.
WASHINGTON/CHARLESTON, W.Va., (Reuters) – President Donald Trump suffered twin setbacks on Tuesday with two ex-advisers facing prison sentences – and one of them saying Trump told him to commit a crime – possibly hurting his Republican Party’s election prospects and widening a criminal probe that has overshadowed his presidency.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen testified yesterday that Trump had directed him to commit a crime by arranging payments ahead of the 2016 presidential election to silence two women who said they had affairs with Trump.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Reuters) – Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on Tuesday of eight counts of financial wrongdoing, giving Special Counsel Robert Mueller a victory in the first trial arising from his investigation of Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – A major earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck Venezuela’s eastern coast, home to largely poor fishing communities, on Tuesday and shook buildings in Caracas, Colombian capital Bogota, and on islands in the Caribbean.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, reached a deal with federal prosecutors in New York today to plead guilty to campaign finance violations, bank fraud and tax evasion, news media outlets reported, citing unnamed sources.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – The government of the northern Brazilian state of Roraima yesterday asked the country’s supreme court to halt the entry of Venezuelan immigrants, increasing pressure on the federal government to resolve a growing regional crisis.
RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) – At least five civilians and one soldier died in shootouts in northern Rio de Janeiro yesterday, the army said, as thousands of Brazilian soldiers swept into slums in pursuit of drug gangs, trapping terrified residents in their homes.
(Reuters) – Carpenter Jose Narvaez had planned to flee Venezuela and emigrate to the nearby Caribbean island of Aruba towards the end of the year, until Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro unveiled his plan to turn around the crumbling economy.
(TAIPEI, (Reuters) – Taiwan lost another ally to Beijing on Tuesday when diplomatic ties with El Salvador were severed, as China presses the remaining nations with diplomatic links to Taipei to end them.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said yesterday he was worried that any statements under oath he provides to Special Counsel Robert Mueller could be used to bring perjury charges against him as part of the probe into Russia’s electoral interference.
VATICAN CITY, (Reuters) – Pope Francis, facing sexual abuse crises in several countries, wrote an unprecedented letter to all Catholics yesterday, asking each one of them to help root out “this culture of death” and vowing there would be no more cover ups.
GENEVA, (Reuters) – The U.N. rights chief said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump bears “a heavy responsibility” for how the media is portrayed and that his remarks could have a knock-on effect that could hurt journalists in other countries.