COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Thursday ruled President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve parliament ahead of its term as illegal, in a setback for the embattled leader in his face off with an elected premier.
LONDON, (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a confidence vote by the Conservative Party yesterday, but a mutiny by more than a third of her lawmakers indicated parliament was heading towards deadlock over Brexit.
NEW YORK, D (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison yesterday for crimes including orchestrating hush payments to women in violation of campaign laws before the 2016 election, and he promised to keep cooperating with the U.S.
OTTAWA, (Reuters) – Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland yesterday warned the United States not to politicize extradition cases, a day after President Donald Trump said he could intervene in the affair of a Chinese executive detained in Canada at Washington’s request.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – In a rare break with President Donald Trump, the Senate voted yesterday to move ahead with a resolution to end U.S.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Police are investigating accusations by over 200 women that a self-proclaimed Brazilian faith healer, who became a celebrity after appearing on a show hosted by Oprah Winfrey, sexually abused them while they were seeking spiritual guidance and treatment.
BERLIN, (Reuters) – Germany and Bolivia yesterday sealed a partnership for the industrial use of lithium, a key raw material for battery cell production, in an important step to become less dependent on Asian market leaders in the dawning age of electric cars.
DAR ES SALAAM, (Reuters) – Tanzania will build a $3 billion hydroelectric plant in a UNESCO world heritage site under a contract announced yetserday involving Egyptian companies despite concerns raised about the impact on wildlife.
LA PAZ, (Reuters) – The regional Supreme Electoral Court building in Bolivia’s biggest city was burned down on Tuesday night during a protest against President Evo Morales’ bid to seek a fourth term.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight for her job in a leadership challenge on Wednesday triggered by Conservative lawmakers, saying a change could jeopardise Britain’s divorce from the European Union.
VANCOUVER, (Reuters) – A top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was granted bail by a Canadian court yesterday, 10 days after her arrest in Vancouver at the request of U.S.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said yesterday he was not concerned that he could be impeached and that hush payments made ahead of the 2016 election by his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to two women did not violate campaign finance laws.
STRASBOURG, France, (Reuters) – A gunman on a security watchlist killed three people and wounded a dozen others near the picturesque Christmas market in the historic French city of Strasbourg last evening before fleeing.
MOSCOW, (Reuters) – Two Russian strategic bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons have landed in ally Venezuela in a show of support for the government there that infuriated Washington.
LONDON, (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday postponed a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal to seek more concessions but the European Union refused to renegotiate and lawmakers doubted her chances of winning big changes.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Accused Russian agent Maria Butina, suspected of trying to infiltrate the National Rifle Association and influence U.S.
PARIS, (Reuters) – France’s President Emmanuel Macron yesterday announced wage rises for the poorest workers and tax cuts for pensioners in further concessions meant to defuse weeks of often violent protests that have challenged his authority.
MUMBAI, (Reuters) – The Governor of India’s central bank, Urjit Patel, resigned abruptly yesterday after a months-long tussle over policy with the government that has raised concerns about the bank’s independence as a national election nears.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya should be extradited from Britain to India to face fraud charges resulting from the collapse of his defunct Kingfisher Airlines, a London court ruled yesterday.
SAO PAULO/TOKYO, (Reuters) – A Rio de Janeiro apartment containing cash, art works and personal belongings of Carlos Ghosn has become the latest battleground between the indicted former Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman and the automaker.
LONDON, (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May today abruptly postponed a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal, throwing Britain’s plan to leave the European Union into chaos after admitting that she faced a rout.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump could face impeachment and jail time if hush money payments reported by his former lawyer are proven to be campaign finance violations, Democratic lawmakers said yesterday.
TORONTO/BEIJING, (Reuters) – The CFO of China’s Huawei Technolo-gies Co Ltd argued that she should be released on bail while awaiting an extradition hearing, citing her longstanding ties to Canada, properties she owns in Vancouver and fears for her health while incarcerated, court documents showed yesterday.
DAR ES SALAAM, (Reuters) – Ten opposition parties in Tanzania say proposed amendments to a law governing political parties would criminalise their activities.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said his government’s last-minute changes to policies that went into effect on Friday following widespread criticism showed it listens to the people and were not a setback.
Lima, (Reuters) – Peruvians showed strong support in a referendum yesterday for political and judicial reforms introduced by the new President Martin Vizcarra to target corruption in one of Latin America’s most promising economies, according to an exit poll.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to delay Tuesday’s key parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal and head to Brussels next week to demand better terms from the European Union, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.
BEIJING/OTTAWA, (Reuters) – China warned Canada yesterday that there would be severe consequences if it did not immediately release Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s chief financial officer, calling the case “extremely nasty.” Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s global chief financial officer, was arrested in Canada on Dec.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will leave his job at the end of the year, U.S.
KATOWICE, Poland, (Reuters) – Half-way through talks to breathe life into the Paris climate deal, negotiators haggled over how to share the cost of curbing global warming and struggled to bridge deep political divides.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury on Friday gave investors additional time to divest their holdings in three sanctioned Russian companies, saying they would have until Jan.
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors said yesterday President Donald Trump directed his personal lawyer to make illegal hush payments to two women ahead of the 2016 election, and also detailed a previously unknown attempt by a Russian to help the Trump campaign.
VANCOUVER/LONDON, (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s chief financial officer faces U.S. accusations that she covered up her company’s links to a firm that tried to sell equipment to Iran despite sanctions, a Canadian prosecutor said yesterday, arguing against giving her bail while she awaits extradition.
SAN FRANCISCO, (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court handed President Donald Trump a defeat yesterday when it refused to allow his order barring asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally to take effect, while a court challenge proceeds.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Fourteen people including six hostages were killed early yesterday in a shootout between police and bank robbers attempting to blow up ATMs at two banks in a small town in northeastern Brazil, authorities said.
SAO PAULO/BRASÍLIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s President Michel Temer said yesterday he had reached an agreement with Roraima state Governor Suely Campos for a federal “intervention” in the state that borders Venezuela.
LIMA, (Reuters) – Peru wants about a dozen countries in the region to break diplomatic relations with Venezuela in the hope of pressuring President Nicolas Maduro and bringing down his government, Peru’s foreign minister said yesterday.
LUSAKA, (Reuters) – President Edgar Lungu can stand in presidential elections due in 2021, Zambia’s top court ruled on Friday, finding that he would not be breaching a constitutional two-term limit.
WASHINGTON/OTTAWA, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump did not know about plans to arrest a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei in Canada, two U.S.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell has concluded that a Nigerian oilfield sale where it suspects an executive took bribes was not linked to a separate court case in which he and Shell face corruption charges over a $1.1 billion offshore acquisition.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, (Reuters) – Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush was laid to rest at his presidential library in College Station, Texas, yesterday, following funeral services at his longtime church in Houston.
UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) – A U.S. attempt to get the United Nations to condemn violence by Palestinian militant group Hamas for the first time failed yesterday because the draft resolution fell short of votes needed in the General Assembly.
BENGALURU, (Reuters) – Palladium is more valuable than gold for the first time since 2002, with prices soaring by around 50 percent in less than four months to record levels — just as gold failed to capitalise on some seemingly bullish scenarios.
RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Leading global oil traders Vitol, Trafigura and Glencore paid more than $30 million in bribes to employees at state-owned Brazilian company Petrobras in a scheme that may still be going on, prosecutors said yesterday.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday urged the Trump administration not to waive or remove sanctions on Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska or two companies he controls.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Canada has arrested Huawei’s global chief financial officer in Vancouver, where she is facing extradition to the United States, Canada’s Department of Justice said yesterday.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush was hailed at his state funeral yesterday as a warrior-statesman of uncommon personal kindness who went from being a hero of American conflicts to representing a bygone era of civility in politics.
NEW DELHI, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A wave of #MeToo revelations in India has created fear among sex pests and more respect for women in one of the world’s largest film industries, Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar said yesterday.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – Cuba’s government said yesterday it was easing new regulations on the Communist-run island’s fledgling private sector originally published in July after hearing concerns of entrepreneurs and experts.
(Reuters) – Hackers behind a massive breach at hotel group Marriott International Inc left clues suggesting they were working for a Chinese government intelligence gathering operation, according to sources familiar with the matter.