LA PAZ, (Reuters) – Bolivia’s highest court struck down limits on re-election in the country’s constitution and election laws yesterday, paving the way for socialist President Evo Morales to run for a fourth term in 2019.
SEOUL/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – North Korea fired what appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed close to Japan, officials said, with some scientists cautioning that Washington, D.C.
(Reuters) – SWIFT, the global messaging system used to move trillions of dollars each day, warned banks yesterday that the threat of digital heists is on the rise as hackers use increasingly sophisticated tools and techniques to launch new attacks.
TEGUCIGALPA, (Reuters) – The result of Honduras’ presidential election remained in limbo yesterday, with a gregarious TV host’s surprise lead narrowing sharply, prompting him to call on supporters to take to the streets of the capital to defend the vote.
SINGAPORE, (Reuters) – Virtual currency bitcoin rose to an all-time high above $10,000 on trading platform BitStamp yesterday.
MUMBAI/ADDIS ABABA, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Large-scale land deals by investors in Africa are coming under greater scrutiny after an Indian firm demanded compensation for the cancellation of its lease by Ethiopia, with analysts saying they are hurting local communities and damaging ecosystems.
DUBAI, (Reuters) – Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching an “acceptable settlement agreement” with authorities paying more than $1 billion, a Saudi official said on Wednesday.
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron today sought to make a clean break from his predecessors saying that he came from a generation that would not tell Africans what to do and would focus his efforts on bridging ties between Africa and Europe.
TEGUCIGALPA, (Reuters) – A TV host was on course for victory in the Honduran presidential race yesterday, in a dramatic election that upended forecasts of a win for the country’s U.S.-friendly incumbent.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry and U.S. actress Meghan Markle announced on Monday they were getting married next year, saying their relationship had blossomed “incredibly quickly” after meeting on a blind date.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – A U.S. Senate Republican tax bill strongly backed by President Donald Trump faced potential opposition yesterday from two Republican lawmakers who could prevent the sweeping legislation from reaching the Senate floor.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro yesterday tapped a National Guard major general to lead state oil company PDVSA and the Oil Ministry as the OPEC member labors under near 30-year lows in oil production.
BERLIN, (Reuters) – Leaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party agreed yesterday to pursue a “grand coalition” with the Social Democrats (SPD) to break the political deadlock in Europe’s biggest economy.
EGUCIGALPA, (Reuters) – Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, a center-right U.S. ally, cited multiple exit polls yesterday to declare himself victorious in a bid for a second term in the Central American nation, despite the opposition saying it was winning.
KATHMANDU, (Reuters) – A state-owned Nepali power company will develop the Himalayan country’s biggest hydroelectric plant after the government scrapped a deal with a Chinese company, a government official said yesterday.
JAKARTA, (Reuters) – Implicated in five corruption scandals since the 1990s but never convicted, the speaker of Indonesia’s parliament Setya Novanto is a political survivor.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. Representative John Conyers is stepping down as senior Democrat on the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, while lawmakers investigate allegations of sexual harassment against him, Conyers said in an emailed statement yesterday.
NEW DELHI/ KOCHI, India (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court will begin hearing a case on Monday that prosecutors say shows how Islamic State sympathisers are using “Love Jihad” – marrying Hindu women and converting them to Islam – to win recruits and spread their message.
HARARE (Reuters) – Former Zimbabwe finance minister Ignatius Chombo, among those detained by the military before Robert Mugabe resigned as president, was charged on Saturday with corruption, including trying to defraud the central bank in 2004.
PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday unveiled measures aimed at educating the public and schoolchildren about sexism and violence against women and improving police support for victims.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian President Michel Temer is well after a surgical procedure he underwent on Friday to clear three coronary arteries, a doctor told a news conference on Saturday.
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s government on Saturday called on the army to help clear a sit-in by Islamist hard-liners blockading the capital after police clashed with activists and religious protests spread to other cities.
GENEVA/SANAA (Reuters) – Humanitarian aid workers and medical supplies began arriving in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Saturday, UN officials said, after the easing of a nearly three-week military blockade that sparked an international outcry.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Saturday that he would not accept Iran-backed Hezbollah’s positions that “affect our Arab brothers or target the security and stability of their countries”, a statement from his press office said.