SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump on Saturday placed blame squarely on Puerto Ricans for the slow recovery from Hurricane Maria after critics complained that his administration’s response to the US territory’s plight was insufficient.
BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States said on Saturday it was directly communicating with North Korea on its nuclear and missile programs but Pyongyang had shown no interest in dialogue.
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s ambassador to Myanmar was forced to interrupt Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson earlier this year as he tried to recite a nostalgic colonial poem by Rudyard Kipling in public during a visit to the country’s most famous Buddhist site.
BARCELONA (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Catalans are expected to defy Spanish authorities and attempt to vote in a banned independence referendum today, raising fears of unrest in the wealthy northeastern region.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, (Reuters) – The mayor of Puerto Rico’s hurricane-battered capital spoke yesterday of thirsty children drinking from creeks.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – Cubans said they were both heartbroken and enraged by the United States’ decision yesterday to stop processing visas at its embassy in Havana that would further tear at the seams of families already divided by the Florida Straits.
Respect for law and order has returned to Dominica, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said last night in an address to his people and he announced the imminent visit by the UN Secretary General to the hurricane-stricken island and its plan to become a climate resilient country.
GENEVA, (Reuters) – The United States surprised a meeting of the World Trade Organization yesterday with an interpretation of dispute settlement rules some said was a bid to boost President Donald Trump’s plans to reform the global body.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned under pressure from President Donald Trump yesterday in an uproar over Price’s use of costly private charter planes for government business.
GENEVA, (Reuters) – Antigua and Barbuda asked the United States today to settle a decade-old trade dispute to help the Caribbean country pay the $250 million cost of recovery from Hurricane Irma, which “completely decimated” the island of Barbuda.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Around 1 million unvaccinated Venezuelan children are susceptible to measles, a highly contagious disease that has re-emerged in the crisis-stricken South American nation, a group of doctors estimated yesterday.
Houses are seen on September 8, 2017 in Codrington, Barbuda, devastated by Hurricane Irma (CARICOM photo) GENEVA, (Reuters) – Antigua and Barbuda asked the United States today to settle a decade-old trade dispute to help the Caribbean country pay the $250 million cost of recovery from Hurricane Irma, which “completely decimated” the island of Barbuda.
UNITED NATIONS/ YANGON, (Reuters) – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley yesterday called on countries to suspend providing weapons to Myanmar over violence against Rohingya Muslims until the military puts sufficient accountability measures in place.
KARANGASEM, Indonesia, (Reuters) – Nearly 135,000 people on the Indonesian island of Bali have left their homes and taken shelter in makeshift evacuation centres after warnings the Mount Agung volcano could erupt at any time, officials said late yesterday.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The World Bank yesterday approved $150 million in disaster financing for the Dominican Republic to help it better prepare for natural disasters, weeks after the country was pummeled by two major hurricanes.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump proposed yesterday the biggest U.S. tax overhaul in three decades, calling for tax cuts for most Americans, but prompting criticism that the plan favors business and the rich and could add trillions of dollars to the deficit.
BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq, (Reuters) – Baghdad heaped pressure on Iraq’s Kurds yesterday, demanding they cancel their overwhelming vote for independence while parliament urged the Iraqi central government to send troops to take control of vital oil fields held by Kurdish forces.
(Reuters) – Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who helped usher in the 1960s sexual revolution with his groundbreaking men’s magazine and built a business empire around his libertine lifestyle, died on Wednesday at the age of 91, Playboy Enterprises said.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – El Salvador yesterday launched the first commission to search for persons who went missing during its civil war, 25 years after the end of a conflict that left tens of thousands dead and hundreds of cases unresolved.
LIMA, (Reuters) – British officials are in talks with Peru, Colombia and Ecuador to use the three countries’ existing trade agreement with the European Union as the basis for forming new deals after Brexit, the British embassy in Lima said yesterday.
Yingluck Shinawatra BANGKOK, (Reuters) – Thailand’s Supreme Court convicted and sentenced former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia to five years in prison today for mismanaging a rice subsidy scheme that cost the country billions of dollars.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. Republicans yesterday fell short yet again in their seven-year drive to repeal Obamacare, in a bitter defeat that raises more questions about their ability to enact President Donald Trump’s agenda.
RIYADH/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Saudi King Salman yesterday ordered that women be allowed to drive cars, ending a conservative tradition seen by rights activists as an emblem of the Islamic kingdom’s repression of women.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump warned North Korea yesterday that any U.S.