Four million Venezuelans may live in Colombia by 2021- minister

(Reuters) – There could be up to 4 million Venezuelan migrants living in Colombia by 2021 if the situation in the socialist-run country worsens, Colombia’s foreign minister said on Tuesday, estimating the cost at some $9 billion.

Facebook says hackers did not access other sites with its login

(Reuters) Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Tuesday that investigators have determined that hackers did not access other sites that use the social networking site’s single sign-on in a massive cyber attack that the company disclosed last week.

Indonesia mourns as death toll from quake jumps to 832

PALU, Indonesia, (Reuters) – The toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia soared to 832 confirmed dead yesterday, with authorities fearing the numbers will climb as rescuers grappled to get aid to outlying communities cut off from communications and help.

Kavanaugh accuser Ramirez contacted by FBI: lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The attorney for the second woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct said yesterday that FBI agents assigned to investigate the allegations have contacted her.

Musk to resign as Tesla chairman, remain as CEO in SEC settlement

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tesla Inc and Elon Musk have agreed to pay $20 million each to financial regulators and the billionaire will step down as the company’s chairman but remain as chief executive, under a settlement that caps a tumultuous two months for the carmaker.

Under pressure, Trump orders FBI Kavanaugh probe, causing week delay

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump, under intense pressure from moderates in his own party over his Supreme Court nominee, yesterday ordered an FBI investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh at the request of Senate Republi-cans, a move that will delay the contentious confirmation process by a week.

Facebook says big breach exposed 50 million accounts to full takeover

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Friday that hackers stole digital login codes allowing them to take over nearly 50 million user accounts in its worst security breach ever given the unprecedented level of potential access, adding to what has been a difficult year for the company’s reputation.

Venezuelan migrant influx costs Colombia 0.5 pct of GDP-president

BOGOTA,  (Reuters) – An influx of Venezuelan immigrants fleeing economic hardship costs Colombia approximately 0.5 percent of its gross domestic product per year, Colombian President Ivan Duque said yesterday, equivalent to some $1.5 billion.

Major quake and tsunami cause deaths in Indonesian city

JAKARTA, (Reuters) – A tsunami caused deaths when it hit a small city on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi today after a major quake, collapsing buildings and cutting off power, officials said, although the exact number of casualties was not clear.

With anger and tears, Trump court pick denies sex assault allegation

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – Fighting to salvage his U.S. Supreme Court nomination, Brett Kavanaugh angrily denied yesterday a university professor’s accusation that he sexually assaulted her 36 years ago in a day of dramatic testimony that gripped the country.

World Court ruling on Bolivia sea access could force Chile to negotiate

SANTIAGO/LA PAZ,  (Reuters) – A World Court ruling next week on Bolivia’s claim that Chile has ducked a legal obligation to discuss access to the sea could force the Andean neighbors to the negotiating table over a land spat lingering since the 19th century.

U.S. regulator sues Musk for fraud, seek to remove him from Tesla

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO,  (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday accused Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk of fraud and sought to remove him from his role in charge of the electric car company, saying he made a series of “false and misleading” tweets about potentially taking Tesla private last month.

Venezuela president says U.N. human rights chief welcome to visit

UNITED NATIONS,  (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said yesterday that U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet was welcome to visit any time after she urged Caracas to allow an international investigation of the humanitarian situation in the country.

Trump wavers on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK,  (Reuters) – President Donald Trump yesterday said he could withdraw his support for Brett Kavanaugh depending on the testimony in a high-profile Thursday hearing into multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against the Supreme Court nominee.

Labour will vote against PM May’s Chequers Brexit plan, says Corbyn

LIVERPOOL, England,  (Reuters) – British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said yesterday Labour would vote against a Brexit deal based on Theresa May’s proposals, the strongest warning yet to a prime minister whose plan to leave the European Union is hanging by a thread.

China’s Nexen plans Gulf of Mexico oil exit amid trade war -sources

NEW YORK/LONDON, (Reuters) – Nexen Petroleum, a unit of China’s CNOOC Ltd, plans to exit the United States, divesting its stake in giant oil and gas developments in the Gulf of Mexico as trade tensions between two countries mount, three people familiar with the plan told Reuters yesterday.

India’s top court imposes curbs on biometric identity system

NEW DELHI,  (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court yesterday upheld the validity of a controversial biometric identity system, but flagged privacy concerns and reined in a government push to make it mandatory for everything from banking to telecom services.

Trump, Iran’s Rouhani exchange threats, insults on U.N.’s world stage

UNITED NATIONS,  (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani exchanged taunts at the United Nations General Assembly yesterday with Trump vowing more sanctions against Tehran and Rouhani suggesting his American counterpart suffers from a “weakness of intellect.” Trump used his annual address to the United Nations to attack Iran’s “corrupt dictatorship,” praise last year’s bogeyman North Korea and lay down a defiant message that he will reject globalism and protect American interests.

U.S. says Canada not making concessions needed for NAFTA deal

NEW YORK,  (Reuters) – Canada is not making concessions needed to reach a deal with the United States for a trilateral NAFTA pact and is running out of time before Washington proceeds with a Mexico-only agreement, a top U.S.

China says plots to disrupt ties with Pakistan will fail

BEIJING, (Reuters) – Any plots to sow discord in China’s ties with Pakistan will not prevail, the Chinese government’s top diplomat said yesterday, as Beijing fends off criticism of its economic projects in Pakistan and a clampdown in China’s western Xinjiang region.

Guatemala’s president says U.N. anti-graft body is threat to peace

UNITED NATIONS,  (Reuters) – Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales slammed a U.N. anti-corruption body yesterday, telling the United Nations General Assembly that the agency that has attempted to prosecute him was a “threat to peace” in the Central American nation.

Mexican marines raid Acapulco police force on suspected crime links

MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – Heavily armed Mexican marines and soldiers stormed yesterday the police force of violent port city Acapulco on suspicions of ties to organized crime, arresting two officers accused of homicide and seizing weapons and equipment.

WHO sees Ebola “perfect storm” in Congo

GENEVA,  (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said today that an Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo could worsen rapidly because of attacks by armed groups, community resistance and the geographic spread of the disease.

After chaotic day, Rosenstein stays in job but will meet with Trump

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – President Donald Trump and U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election, will meet on Thursday to discuss whether Rosenstein will stay in his job.

Trump Supreme Court nominee rejects ‘false accusations’

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said yesterday he would not step aside after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct decades ago, with President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans showing no signs of relenting in their push for his Senate confirmation.

Nicaragua issues arrest warrant for opposition leader

MANAGUA,  (Reuters) – A Managua judge issued an arrest warrant yesterday for opposition leader Felix Maradiaga, accused by the Nicaraguan government of financing violent protests that have rocked the impoverished Central American nation.

Opposition victory in Maldives deals potential blow to China

MALE,  (Reuters) – The opposition was awarded victory in the Maldives presidential election yesterday, in a possible setback for China as the new leaders of the Indian Ocean archipelago nation aim to review major projects agreed with the outgoing administration.