ACCRA/GENEVA (Reuters) – Leaders around the world paid tribute to former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan, who died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours of Saturday aged 80.
ACCRA (Reuters) – Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday hailed the late former U.N.
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Former cricket star Imran Khan was sworn-in as prime minister of Pakistan on Saturday, taking on the challenge of forming a coalition to govern as a currency crisis looms over the turbulent, nuclear-armed South Asian country.
ACCRA/GENEVA (Reuters) – Former U.N. Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said, after decades of championing efforts to try to end protracted conflicts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro announced yesterday a single exchange rate pegged to his socialist government’s petro cryptocurrency, effectively devaluing by 96 percent in a move economists said would fan hyperinflation in the chaotic country.
SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – The United Nations Human Rights Committee, a panel of independent experts, yesterday said it had requested that the Brazilian government allow imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to exercise his political rights as a presidential candidate.
ISLAMABAD, (Reuters) – Pakistani lawmakers elected former cricket legend Imran Khan prime minister yesterday and he pledged to bring to justice “all those who have robbed this country” through corruption.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units, accusing them of “ethnic cleansing” against Rohingya Muslims and widespread human rights abuses across the Southeast Asian nation.
KAMPALA, (Reuters) – European Union diplomats in Uganda yesterday deplored “brutal treatment” of lawmakers arrested over a stoning of President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy, and a rights body called for Ugandan authorities to prosecute the perpetrators of the alleged abuses.
ISLAMABAD, (Reuters) – Pakistani lawmakers elected former cricket legend Imran Khan prime minister today and he pledged to bring to justice “all those who have robbed this country” through corruption.
LIMA, (Reuters) – The government of Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra is going to start barring Venezuelan migrants from entering the country unless they have passports, two government sources said yesterday, following a similar decision in neighbouring Ecuador.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions yesterday sought to speed up the deportation of illegal immigrants, telling immigration judges they should only postpone cases in removal proceedings “for good cause shown.” Sessions, in an interim order that was criticized by some lawyers, said the “good-cause” standard “limits the discretion of immigration judges and prohibits them from granting continuances for any reason or no reason at all.” Unlike the federal judiciary system, U.S.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s top electoral court has been handed a hot potato as it must decide whether the country’s most popular politician can run in upcoming elections despite being jailed for corruption.
BELIZE CITY, (Reuters) – Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen arrived in Belize yesterday as she seeks to shore up dwindling alliances in the face of pressure from China to stamp out the island’s international recognition.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who ordered nuclear tests to make India a nuclear weapons power and travelled by bus to Pakistan in a grand diplomatic gesture, died yesterday, the hospital where he was admitted said in a statement.
VATICAN CITY/BOSTON, (Reuters) – The Vatican expressed “shame and sorrow” yesterday over revelations that Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused about 1,000 people over seven decades, vowing to hold abusers and those who protected them accountable.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Hundreds of U.S. newspapers on Thursday launched a coordinated defense of press freedom and a rebuke of President Donald Trump for denouncing some media organizations as enemies of the American people.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s Workers Party registered jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva yesterday as its presidential candidate while he sat in prison serving a 12-year graft sentence expected to block his candidacy.
SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Brazil’s Samarco Mineração SA expects to pay up to 2 billion reais ($512.5 million) this year to 19,000 families affected by the 2015 mining disaster in the state of Minas Gerais, the foundation created to pay the victims said yesterday.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022 and roll out a health insurance scheme from September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday in his last Independence Day speech ahead of next year’s general election.
BEIJING, (Reuters) – The University of North Florida will close a campus branch of a Chinese-run cultural institute, the latest U.S.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – At one of Caracas’ biggest public hospitals, most bathrooms are closed.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – A leading Cuban dissident said he was freed from jail yesterday, 12 days after his arrest for attempted murder following a car crash in which he hit and injured an official from the Communist-run island’s interior ministry.
TOKYO, (Reuters) – Emperor Akihito, in his last appearance as reigning monarch at an annual ceremony marking Japan’s World War Two surrender, expressed “deep remorse” on Wednesday over the conflict, while Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed no repeat of the horror of war.
KUALA LUMPUR/BEIJING, (Reuters) – Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad arrives in China on Friday seeking to renegotiate, and perhaps cancel, billions of dollars worth of Chinese-invested projects entangled in domestic graft probes.
LONDON, (Reuters) – A man deliberately drove a car into London pedestrians and cyclists yestreday before ramming it into barriers outside Britain’s parliament in what police said appeared to be the second terrorist attack at the building in just under 18 months.
GENOA, Italy, (Reuters) – Firefighters searched into the night yesterday for survivors and bodies amid the rubble of a motorway bridge that collapsed in the northern Italian port city of Genoa, killing at least 26.
ISTANBUL, (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday that Turkey would boycott electronic products from the United States, retaliating in a row with Washington that has helped drive the lira to record lows.
ITAÍ, Brazil, (Reuters) – Last year, Brazilian farmer Gustavo Lopes sized up his sugarcane plantation against his soybean fields.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday called former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman a “dog,” and his campaign took legal action against her as the two former reality TV stars escalated their public feud.
BEIJING, (Reuters) – Filip Liu, a 31-year-old software developer from Beijing, was travelling in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang when he was pulled to one side by police as he got off a bus.
ANKARA, (Reuters) – Iran’s Supreme Leader yesterday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s offer of unconditional talks to improve bilateral ties and he also accused the Iranian government of economic mismanagement in the face of reimposed U.S.
NAIROBI, (Reuters) – A Kenyan court yesterday charged the heads of the agency that manages public land and of the state railway with fraud over land allocation for a new $3 billion train line linking the capital with East Africa’s biggest port.
ISTANBUL/ANKARA, (Reuters) – Turkey’s lira pulled back from a record low of 7.24 to the dollar on Monday after the central bank pledged to provide liquidity, but it remained under selling pressure and its meltdown caused further unease on global markets.
BEIJING, (Reuters) – China’s Commerce Ministry said yesterday it will comprehensively assess a new U.S.
JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – South Africa’s Constitutional Court yesterday ruled the appointment of the chief prosecutor, who was given his job after former president Jacob Zuma removed his predecessor, was invalid and ordered that he be replaced within 90 days.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s heavily subsidized domestic gasoline prices should rise to international levels to avoid billions of dollars in annual losses due to fuel smuggling, President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised address yesterday.
GENEVA, (Reuters) – China rejected yesterday allegations raised by a U.N. panel that 1 million Uighurs may be held in internment camps in the restive Xinjiang region, but said that some people underwent re-education after being deceived by extremists.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he kept former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on staff because she praised him even as she failed to do her job, the latest insult in the two former reality television stars’ public battle.
TAOS, N.M., (Reuters) – A 3-year-old boy found buried at a New Mexico desert compound died in a ritual to “cast out demonic spirits,” but his extended family believed he would “return as Jesus” to identify “corrupt” targets for them to attack, prosecutors said yesterday.
(Reuters) – Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk yesterday tweeted that he would work with buyout firm Silver Lake and investment bank Goldman Sachs as financial advisers on a proposal to take private the electric car maker.
NAIROBI, (Reuters) – A Kenyan court today charged the heads of the agency that manages public land and of the state railway with fraud over land allocation for a new $3 billion train line linking the capital with East Africa’s biggest port.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – A white nationalist rally in the heart of Washington drew two dozen demonstrators and thousands of chanting counter-protesters yesterday, the one-year anniversary of racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
KUALA LUMPUR, (Reuters) – Malaysia is seeking to repossess a $35 million private jet owned by financier Low Taek Jho as part of investigations into a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday.
THAME, England, (Reuters) – Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson returned from his summer holiday to face both criticism and support over his remarks about burqas, amid deepening divisions in Britain’s ruling Conservative Party yesterday.
ISTANBUL, (Reuters) – Turkey has drafted a economic action plan and will start implementing it this morning to ease investor concerns, Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said yesterday, after the lira plunged to a new record low in early Asia Pacific trade.
(Reuters) – NASA launched a space probe early Sunday that will go closer to the Sun than any spacecraft before, the agency announced.
(Reuters) – In a suburban Minneapolis laboratory, a tiny company that has never turned a profit is poised to beat the world’s biggest agriculture firms to market with the next potential breakthrough in genetic engineering – a crop with “edited” DNA.
(Reuters) – The airline worker who stole an empty airplane from a Seattle airport on a flight that ended in his death once ran a bakery with his wife and enjoyed the benefits that came with his job to travel the world, social media posts showed.
AZAZ, Syria, (Reuters) – A “National Army” being set up by Syrian rebels with Turkey’s help could become a long-term obstacle to President Bashar al-Assad’s recovery of the northwest – if they can end factional rivalries that have long blighted the opposition.