NEW YORK, (Reuters) – The case against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was charged with sexually assaulting a hotel housekeeper, is near collapse, the New York Times reported yesterday.
BEIRUT, (Reuters) – A U.N.-backed tribunal seeking the killers of statesman Rafik al-Hariri handed indictments and arrest warrants to Lebanon yesterday that officials said accused members of the militant Hezbollah group of involvement.
NEAR BIR AL-GHANAM, Libya, (Reuters) – Libyan rebels gathered on a ridge overlooking a strategic town only 80 km (50 miles) from Tripoli yesterday, preparing for a battle that could allow them to march directly to the seat of Muammar Gaddafi’s power.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Cable news channel MSNBC suspended political analyst Mark Halperin on Thursday hours after he used foul language to describe U.S.
MANAMA, (Reuters) – The international committee investigating violent protests in Bahrain this year will be given access to official files and be able to meet witnesses in secret, the panel’s chair said yesterday.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Imported fenugreek seeds from Egypt may be the source of highly toxic E.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats are weighing a scaled-back U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters Life!) – A man charged with stowing away on a flight from New York to Los Angeles last Friday cleared airport security screening, the Transportation Security Administration confirmed yesterday.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – When President Barack Obama cited cost as a reason to bring troops home from Afghanistan, he referred to a $1 trillion price tag for America’s wars.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela called off a regional summit due to Hugo Chavez’s unexpectedly longer recovery from surgery in Cuba, hours after releasing video on Wednesday of the socialist leader chatting with Fidel Castro.
ATHENS, (Reuters) – Greece approved the first of two austerity measures yesterday despite worsening street violence, in a vote vital to winning fresh international aid so it can pay its debts on time and stave off bankruptcy.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama called yesterday for new steps to spur job growth and tax hikes on the rich, hardening a stance that will likely complicate deficit reduction talks with Republicans.
AMMAN, (Reuters) – Syrian troops shot dead 11 villagers yesterday, residents said, as authorities pressed on with a tank-led assault that has driven thousands of refugees across the northwest border with Turkey.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela and Cuba released new photographs and video footage of President Hugo Chavez yesterday in an effort to stop speculation the socialist leader was seriously ill after undergoing surgery in Havana.
KABUL, (Reuters) – At least 10 Afghan civilians were killed when suicide bombers and heavily armed Taliban insurgents attacked a hotel frequented by Westerners in the Afghan capital late yesterday, Afghan officials said.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde yesterday clinched the top job at the IMF, keeping the international lender in the hands of a European at a time of growing concern over a possible Greek debt default.
TRIPOLI/AMSTERDAM, (Reuters) – Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi could fall within two to three months, the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor said yesterday, as rebels sought to build on a gradual advance towards Tripoli.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – Mexico has increased security spending six-fold in the past five years but carjackings, kidnappings and other violent crime are rising steadily, an independent study showed yesterday.
TOKYO, (Reuters Life!) – Women around the world feel stressed and pressed for time, but women in emerging markets are more stressed than their sisters in developed nations — and Indian women say they are the most stressed of all, according to a survey published yesterday.
THE HAGUE/TRIPOLI (Reuters) – The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant yesterday for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and rebels trying to oust him said their forces had advanced to within 80 km (50 miles) of the capital.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Some of Syria’s leading intellectuals called yesterday for sweeping political change that could end 41 years of Assad family rule, at a rare conference allowed by the authorities under pressure from a three-month uprising.
WANA, Pakistan (Reuters) – Missile strikes from two US drones killed at least 21 suspected militants in Pakistan’s South Waziristan yesterday, Pakistani officials said, part of an intensified US assault in the tribal belt this month.
MIAMI (Reuters) – An American man who ran a home for impoverished boys in Haiti has been arrested on charges that he forced them to perform sex acts in exchange for food, shelter and schooling, US prosecutors said on Friday.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – A jury convicted former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich yesterday of corruption for trying to trade the US senate seat once held by President Barack Obama for financial and political gain.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – An asteroid with an estimated girth as large as a garbage truck soared within 7,500 miles (12,070 km) of the Earth yesterday as it passed harmlessly over the Atlantic Ocean, according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).