BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s lower house of Congress voted yesterday to reject a corruption charge against President Michel Temer for allegedly taking bribes, saving him from facing a possible Supreme Court trial that could have ousted him from office.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump grudgingly signed into law new sanctions against Russia yesterday, a move Moscow said amounted to a full-scale trade war and an end to hopes for better ties with the Trump administration.
LONDON/CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela inflated the turnout figures for its constituent assembly election by at least 1 million votes, the company that provides the country’s voting machines said yesterday, an accusation the government quickly dismissed as “irresponsible.” Earlier in the day Reuters exclusively reported that only 3.7 million people had voted by 5:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Three top Democratic senators, in a rare show of bipartisanship, yesterday urged U.S.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average closed over the 22,000 mark for the first time yesterday, but investor fears about the sustainability of the gains took the shine off the round number milestone.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, bowed out of public life yesterday with his final solo appearance at an official event, ending a royal career marked by occasional gaffes that landed him in hot water.
(Reuters) – The Baltimore Police Department suspended seven officers after body camera video emerged that the city’s public defender said appeared to show them planting drugs in a car during a traffic stop, the second such episode in the city in two weeks.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – North Korea’s latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) has shown that Pyongyang now may be able to reach most of the continental United States, two U.S.
CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela, (Reuters) – Venezuelan soldiers are increasingly weary of the popular backlash against their role in quelling anti-government protests and all eyes are on the military to see if it will remain loyal to President Nicolas Maduro.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – Communist-run Cuba said on Tuesday it was suspending issuing new licenses for certain private-sector activities from bed-and-breakfasts to restaurants until it had implemented new measures to curb wrongdoing such as tax evasion.
ISLAMABAD, (Reuters) – Pakistani lawmakers yesterday elected former petroleum minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, an ally of ousted leader Nawaz Sharif, to replace him and the new premier immediately sought to project an image of stability.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for urgent political negotiations between the Venezuelan government and the opposition in an effort to curb escalating political tensions, a United Nations spokesman said today.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuelan security officials seized two opposition leaders from their homes in overnight raids, their families said today, after they urged protests against a new legislative superbody widely denounced as anti-democratic.
BEIJING (Reuters) – China hit back yesterday after US President Donald Trump tweeted he was “very disappointed” in China following North Korea’s latest missile test, saying the problem did not arise in China and that all sides need to work for a solution.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – The US embassy in Moscow accused Russian authorities yesterday of barring diplomatic staff from a property on the outskirts of Moscow, after having earlier agreed to grant access until midday today for them to retrieve belongings.
LIMA (Reuters) – Peru’s former left-leaning president Ollanta Humala and his wife asked an appeals court yesterday to free them from jail where they have been ordered to spend up to 18 months before a trial over allegations they took illegal funds from Brazilian builder Odebrecht.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump ousted recently hired White House communications chief Anthony Scaramucci yesterday over an obscene tirade, sources familiar with the decision said, in the latest staff upheaval for the six-month-old administration.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump dictated a statement, later shown to be misleading, in which his son Donald Trump Jr said a meeting he had with a Russian lawyer in June 2016 was not related to his father’s presidential campaign, the Washington Post reported yesterday.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, is leaving the job after little over a week, the White House said on Monday, in the latest staff upheaval to hit the Republican’s six-month-old presidency.
BRUSSELS, (Reuters) – The European Union today condemned what it said was excessive use of force by state troops in Venezuela and said it was unlikely to recognise results of the elections on Sunday that were marred by deadly clashes.
CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela, (Reuters) – Deadly protests rocked Venezuela yesterday as voters broadly boycotted an election for a constitutional super-body that unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro vowed would begin a “new era of combat” in the crisis-stricken nation.
MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said the United States would have to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 people and that Moscow could consider additional measures against Washington as a response to new U.S.
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced plans yesterday for his brother Shahbaz to take over as leader of the country and lashed out at the Supreme Court ruling that barred him from office.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump threatened yesterday to end government payments to health insurers if Congress does not pass a healthcare bill.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Dubbed the “sweetheart” of Venezuela’s socialist revolution more than a decade ago by former President Hugo Chavez, American lawyer Eva Golinger accompanied him to eat lunch with Bashar al-Assad, dine with Muammar Gaddafi and drink cocktails with Vladimir Putin.