WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is unlikely to win congressional support for funds he wants for a proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall before an Oct.
NAIROBI, (Reuters) – Kenyans producing, selling or even using plastic bags will risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40,000 from yesterday, as the world’s toughest law aimed at reducing plastic pollution came into effect.
Disbelief in Houston (Reuters photo) HOUSTON, (Reuters) – Historic flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey killed at least six people in Texas and was expected to drive 30,000 from their homes, as officials on Monday warned that floodwaters would likely rise in the coming days as the storm hovers over the U.S.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh ROHTAK, India, (Reuters) – An Indian judge sentenced a self-styled “godman”, whose followers went on a deadly rampage after he was convicted of rape last week, to 10 years’ jail on Monday.
Demonstrators protest against Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales in front of the National Palace in Guatemala City, Guatemala, August 27, 2017.Fabricio Alonzo (Reuters photo) GUATEMALA CITY, (Reu-ters) – Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales yesterday appeared to defy a court ruling that he not expel the head of an influential U.N.
ROCKPORT, Texas (Reuters) – The most powerful storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years has killed at least one person and is now threatening catastrophic flooding as search and rescue teams deploy to the hardest-hit zones, authorities said yesterday.
PANCHKULA, India (Reuters) – Indian authorities have arrested hundreds of people and cancelled more than 300 trains passing through two northern states after at least 29 people were killed in violent protests following the conviction of a self-styled ‘godman’.
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh/YANGON (Reuters) – Thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar are trying to cross the border with Bangladesh, Bangladeshi security officials said yesterday, as fresh fighting erupted in Myanmar’s northwestern Rakhine state.
TAL AFAR, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi forces raised the national flag yesterday in the heart of Tal Afar, Islamic State’s stronghold in the country’s northwest, and said they were poised to take full control of the city after a week-long offensive.
CARACAS/WASHINGTON/, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order that prohibits dealings in new debt from the Venezuelan government or its state oil company yesterday in an effort to halt financing that the White House said fuels President Nicolas Maduro’s “dictatorship.” Maduro, who has frequently blamed the United States for waging an “economic war” on Venezuela, said the United States was seeking to force Venezuela to default — but he said it would not succeed.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, (Reuters) – The eye of Hurricane Harvey began to push onto the Texas coast yesterday bringing with it winds of up to 156 miles per hour and 13-foot ocean surges as the most powerful storm in over a decade bore down on the mainland United States.
BANGKOK, (Reuters) – Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has fled to Dubai, senior members of her party said on Saturday, a day after she failed to show up for a negligence ruling in which she faced up to 10 years in prison.
(Reuters) – The billionaire head of South Korea’s Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, was sentenced to five years in jail for bribery on Friday in a watershed for the country’s decades-long economic order dominated by powerful, family-run conglomerates.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh PANCHKULA, India, (Reuters) – Violent protests erupted in India’s Haryana state on Friday, killing at least 29 people, after a court convicted a self-styled “godman” of raping two women, angering thousands of his supporters who said he was innocent, the state chief minister said.
Yingluck Shinawatra BANGKOK, (Reuters) – Ousted Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has fled the country ahead of a verdict against her in a negligence trial brought by the junta that overthrew her, sources close to the Shinawatra family said on Friday.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – A District of Columbia Superior Court judge yesterday approved a government warrant seeking data from an anti-Trump website related to Inauguration Day protests, but he added protections to safeguard “innocent users.” Chief Judge Robert Morin said DreamHost, a Los Angeles-based web-hosting company, must turn over data about visitors to the website disruptj20.org, which is a home to political activists who organized protests at the time of Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S.
TORONTO, (Reuters) – As an influx of asylum seekers crossing from the United States strains Canada’s immigration system, the country is ramping up its deportation of migrants, government data shows.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – Guatemala’s attorney general and a United Nations-backed anti-corruption body will investigate the nation’s political parties on suspicion of illegal campaign financing during the 2015 presidential election campaign, the groups said on Thursday.
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, (Reuters) – India’s top court unanimously ruled yesterday that individual privacy is a fundamental right, a verdict that will impact everything from the way companies handle personal data to the roll-out of the world’s largest biometric ID card programme.
SAN ANTONIO, (Reuters) – A Gulf of Mexico storm rapidly intensified on Thursday spinning into the potentially biggest hurricane to hit the mainland United States in 12 years and taking aim at the heart of nation’s oil refining industry.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un looks on during a visit to the Chemical Material Institute of the Academy of Defense Science in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on August 23, 2017.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Two Harvard University researchers said in a study published yesterday they had collected data proving that Exxon Mobil Corp made “explicit factual misrepresentations” in newspaper ads it purchased to convey its views on the oil industry and climate science.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday sacked the justice minister over his criticism of a $1.1 billion deal, signed last month, to lease a port to a Chinese company, the cabinet spokesman said.
(Reuters) – A federal court judge yesterday threw out a Texas voter identification law that was supported by the Trump administration, but the state’s attorney general said his office would appeal the ruling.