LONDON, (Reuters) – Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned because he was not willing to be “a reluctant conscript” to Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to leave the European Union, delivering a blow to a British leader struggling to end divisions among her ministers.
MIHARA, Japan, (Reuters) – Rescuers in Japan dug through mud and rubble yesterday, racing to find survivors after torrential rains unleashed widespread floods and landslides that killed nearly 100, with dozens missing.
LONDON, (Reuters) – A British woman died yesterday after she was poisoned by the same nerve agent that struck a former Russian spy in March and triggered a crisis in relations between Western capitals and Moscow.
(Reuters) – A tropical storm that formed off the North Carolina coast early yesterday was forecast to become a hurricane today, forecasters said, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl looked set to bring heavy rain to Puerto Rico.
SEOUL/TOKYO, (Reuters) – North Korea accused the United States on Saturday of making “gangster-like” demands in talks over its nuclear programme, contradicting U.S.
SOFIA, (Reuters) – China remains open for trade with foreign partners and can only benefit from an economically strong Europe, its premier said on Saturday as he pressed for expanded ties with the continent’s eastern wing while waging a tariff war with Washington.
BARI, Italy, (Reuters) – Pope Francis led a summit of Christian leaders on how to promote peace in the Middle East on Saturday and said building walls, occupying territories and religious fanaticism would not resolve conflict in the region.
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France/LONDON, (Reuters) – One of the world’s biggest cargo shippers announced on Saturday it was pulling out of Iran for fear of becoming entangled in U.S.
LONDON, (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May secured a cabinet agreement yesterday for her plans to leave the European Union, overcoming rifts among her ministers to win support for “a business-friendly” proposal aimed at spurring stalled Brexit talks.
MAPUTO, (Reuters) – The board of Mozambique’s national airline, LAM, has been sacked after the carrier cancelled flights this week because of financial difficulties that meant it could not pay for fuel, at one point marooning Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario.
ISLAMABAD, July 6 (Reuters) – A Pakistani court on Friday sentenced ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison for corrupt practices linked to his family’s purchase of upscale London flats, in a major blow to his party ahead of general elections on July 25.
(Reuters) – U.S. and North Korean officials have set up working groups to deal with “nitty gritty stuff” including verification of efforts to achieve denuclearization, a U.S.
AMMAN/BEIRUT, (Reuters) – South Syrian rebels agreed to give up arms in a Russian-brokered ceasefire deal yesterday, rebel sources said, surrendering Deraa province to the government in another major victory for President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian allies.
BEIJING/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – A U.S.-China trade fight resulting in duties on $34 billion worth of each other’s imports was seen dragging on for a potentially prolonged period, as Washington and Beijing flexed their muscles with no sign of negotiations to ease tensions.
ISLAMABAD, (Reuters) – A Pakistani anti-corruption court today sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison over the purchase of upscale London flats, prosecution lawyer Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi said.
WASHINGTON/BEIJING, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said yesterday the United States may ultimately impose tariffs on more than a half-trillion dollars’ worth of Chinese goods as the world’s two largest economies hurtled toward the start of a trade war.
HOUSTON, (Reuters) – ConocoPhillips moved to bring Venezuelan PDVSA’s U.S. refining unit Citgo Petroleum into its legal battles to enforce a $2 billion arbitration award against the South American country’s nationalization of its Venezuelan assets.
ADDIS ABABA, (Reuters) – Ethiopia fired its prisons chief and took three opposition groups off its “terrorist” list yesterday, the latest steps in Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s bold push to shake the African giant from decades of security-obsessed rule.
(Reuters) – The United States yesterday sanctioned three Nicaraguan officials, including the country’s police chief and the head of its oil company, for human rights abuses and corruption, the U.S.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, who had been lauded by President Donald Trump for his aggressive efforts to roll back environmental regulations, resigned yesterday under heavy fire for a series of ethics-related controversies.
OTTAWA, (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a supporter of feminist causes, yesterday conceded for the first time that he had apologized in 2000 to a woman who accused him of groping her but insisted he did not feel he had done anything wrong.
BEIJING, (Reuters) – Iran should make more effort to ensure stability in the Middle East and get along with its neighbours, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Friday, as Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned they may block oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz.
FREETOWN, (Reuters) – Two former top officials in Sierra Leone were arrested yesterday as part of a crackdown on graft by new President Julius Maada Bio’s government.
FREETOWN, (Reuters) – Sierra Leone’s former Vice President Victor Foh and former Mines Minister Minkailu Mansaray were arrested today on corruption charges, the head of the West African country’s anti-corruption commission said.
BEIJING, (Reuters) – China’s commerce ministry said yesterday the United States is “opening fire on the entire world”, warning that Washington’s proposed tariffs on Chinese goods will hit international supply chains, including foreign companies in the world’s second-largest economy.
AMESBURY, England, (Reuters) – Two British citizens are critically ill after they were exposed to Novichok, the same nerve agent that struck down a former Russian agent and his daughter in March, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer said yesterday.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court upheld the powers of the chief minister of Delhi yesterday in a win for his political party embroiled in a protracted fight with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government that has compounded the capital city’s problems.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – A woman who scaled the stone pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, the iconic tribute to freedom and democracy that graces New York Harbor, was snatched by police officers and lowered to safety yesterday after a three-hour standoff that led to the evacuation of the landmark on America’s Independence Day.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – In the busy summer travel period in Cuba, a long line of people wait for hours in the sweltering heat outside the Havana office of state-owned airline Cubana, many of them eager to visit families in the provinces.
(Reuters) – Bolivian President Evo Morales has undergone an operation for a “small tumor” that was detected during a routine check-up, he said yesterday in a Twitter post.
GUATEMALA CITY, (Reuters) – One month after Guatemala’s Fuego volcano violently erupted, killing more than 100 people, the country’s disaster agency has raised the number of missing by more than two thirds to 332 people.
OSLO, (Reuters) – A Green Climate Fund (GCF) meant to channel billions of dollars to poor nations said it had had a “very difficult and disappointing” meeting ending yesterday, in a new setback after U.S.
KUALA LUMPUR, (Reuters) – In a stunning fall from grace, Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged in court yesterday as part of an investigation into allegations of extensive corruption and misappropriation at a state fund he founded.
QUITO, (Reuters) – An Ecuadorean judge yesterday ordered that ex-President Rafael Correa be jailed as part of a case involving the kidnapping of a lawmaker, setting up a showdown with the Belgium-based leftist politician who vowed to appeal and defy the orders.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The Trump administration yesterday rescinded an extensive set of guidelines put in place under President Barack Obama that had called on colleges and universities to consider race as a way of promoting diversity.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – A Senate Intelligence Committee report released yesterday supports three U.S.
SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Eike Batista, the former mining and oil magnate who was once Brazil’s richest man, was convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison for bribing Rio de Janeiro state’s disgraced ex-governor, according to a court document published on Tuesday.
NEW YORK/HONG KONG, (Reuters) – China’s embattled ZTE Corp has received a temporary reprieve from the U.S.
KUALA LUMPUR, (Reuters) – Malaysian anti-corruption agents arrested former Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday following a probe into how money went missing from a state fund he founded almost a decade ago and authorities said he would be charged in court on Wednesday.
BERLIN, (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives settled a row over migration that threatened to topple her fragile governing coalition late last evening after talks with her rebellious interior minister led him to drop his threat to resign.
CHIANG RAI, Thailand, (Reuters) – Twelve boys and their assistant soccer coach have been found alive by rescuers inside a Thai cave complex nine days after they went missing, Chiang Rai province’s governor said yesterday.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexico’s next leader, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador discussed immigration, trade and security issues in a phone call yesterday, the two mavericks beginning a dialogue amid strained relations between the neighbours.
LONDON, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Poor countries could have to pay up to $168 billion more in interest over the next decade as extreme weather events brought on by climate change affect their credit ratings, a study said yesterday.
KAMPALA, (Reuters) – Uganda has imposed a levy on social media access which it says will fund public services but has been widely resisted as oppressive and aimed at curbing government criticism.
LONDON, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The British government pledged to end gay conversion therapy yesterday as it set out plans to improve the lives of LGBT people after a national survey found many experienced discrimination and prejudice.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – Leftist outsider Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador won Mexico’s presidential election handily yesterday, exit polls showed, setting the stage for a government that will inherit tense relations with Washington and the scrutiny of nervous investors.
MUNICH/BERLIN, (Reuters) – German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer offered his resignation to party colleagues late yesterday, party officials said, escalating a row over migration with Chancellor Angela Merkel that threatens her fragile government.
PARIS, (Reuters) – A French gangster is on the run after being sprung from jail by heavily armed gunmen and escaping in a helicopter that landed in the prison grounds, the justice minister said yesterday.
ANKARA, (Reuters) – Mounting pressure from the Trump administration combined with discontent among many Iranians at the state of the economy are rattling the Islamic Republic, with little sign that its leaders have the answers, officials and analysts say.
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – Eleven members of a family were found dead in India’s capital yesterday, most of them hanging from the ceiling of their home, blindfolded, gagged and with hands tied behind the back, with police unable to offer any concrete explanation about what happened.