WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – A federal grand jury in Washington yesterday approved the first charges in the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S.
BARCELONA/MADRID, (Reuters) – The Madrid government sacked Catalonia’s president and dismissed its parliament yesterday, hours after the region declared itself an independent nation in Spain’s gravest political crisis since the return of democracy four decades ago.
NAIROBI, (Reuters) – Kenyan authorities said yesterday they would indefinitely delay further attempts to hold a repeat presidential election in some areas due to the risk of violence, as the opposition rejected the re-run as “a sham” and said the polls should be cancelled.
PARIS, (Reuters) – Millions of euros of assets belonging to the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president were ordered to be seized by a French court that found him guilty in absentia on Friday of using money plundered from his country to buy property and luxury cars.
MIAMI, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A plan by British billionaire Richard Branson to lead a post-hurricane rebuilding effort in the Caribbean, with a focus on clean energy projects, may include debt relief negotiations mediated by the International Monetary Fund.
TORONTO, (Reuters) – A regional Latin American grouping on Thursday agreed more steps may be needed to further isolate Venezuela, where President Nicolas Maduro has been accused of stamping on rights and democracy, said Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives helped pave the way yesterday for deep tax cuts sought by President Donald Trump and Republican leaders, but barely overcame a revolt within party ranks that could foreshadow trouble ahead.
MADRID/BARCELONA, (Reuters) – Catalonia’s leader Carles Puigdemont yesterday said he would not hold a new regional election to break the deadlock between Madrid and separatists wanting to split from Spain, sharpening a political crisis that could turn into direct confrontation.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency yesterday, stopping short of a national emergency declaration he promised months ago that would have freed up more federal money.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered the unveiling of 2,800 documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F.
KOSAMBI, Indonesia, (Reuters) – Two explosions tore through a fireworks factory on the outskirts of Indonesia’s capital yesterday, killing at least 47 people and injuring dozens.
DUBLIN, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A United Nations official charged with defending human rights activists has gained new powers to question company directors in a bid to crack down on a worldwide surge in attacks on people who oppose their megaprojects.
BEIJING, (Reuters) – China’s ruling Communist Party broke with recent precedent on Wednesday, unveiling a new leadership line-up without a clear successor to President Xi Jinping, who has become arguably the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazilian lawmakers rejected corruption charges against President Michel Temer last evening, shelving a case that had threatened to oust a center-right leader who investors hope will bring Brazil’s budget deficit under control.
TOKYO, (Reuters) – Japan will propose a strategic dialogue among leaders of the United States, India and Australia, aiming at counteracting China’s expansion under its “Belt and Road” policy, Foreign Minister Taro Kono told the Nikkei business daily.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush apologized through a spokesman yesterday for what an actress described as a sexual assault but which Bush said was intended as a friendly pat and a joke to put her at ease during a picture-taking session.
BANGKOK, (Reuters) – Amid beating drums, the whistle of an ancient flute and an artillery salute, Thailand began an elaborate ceremony steeped in ancient rites to mark the start yesterday of a lavish cremation ceremony for revered late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
LONDON, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Africa needs 11 million more doctors, nurses and teachers by 2030 to prevent a “social and economic disaster” that could propel millions to migrate, the United Nations said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Tensions among Republicans about President Donald Trump boiled over yesterday as two senators accused Trump of debasing U.S.
RIYADH, (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia, seeking to free itself from dependence on oil exports, announced on Tuesday a $500 billion plan to build a business and industrial zone extending into Jordan and Egypt.
DAR ES SALAAM, (Reuters) – Tanzania’s government yesterday suspended publication of an opposition-leaning newspaper for three months, the fourth newspaper to be shut down since June in what critics say is a crackdown on press freedom.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s President Michel Temer has made policy and spending concessions in an effort to survive a congressional vote on corruption charges today that has put his reform agenda at risk, analysts and political actors said.
LISBON, (Reuters) – A women’s rights group has called a rally to protest against a Portuguese court ruling that upheld a light sentence for a woman’s attackers on the grounds they may have been driven to it by her adultery, an offence punishable with death in the Bible.
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, (Reuters) – The Trump administration will temporarily delay processing of most refugees from 11 countries identified as high-risk, while resuming refugee admissions for other countries, government officials said on Tuesday.