(Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court yesterday said President Donald Trump’s hotly contested travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries should not be applied to people with strong U.S.
LIMA, (Reuters) – Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pulled off a surprise victory against the opposition’s bid to force him from power as a graft scandal rocks Latin America, with a motion in Congress falling eight votes short of the 87 needed to oust him.
UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) – More than 120 countries defied President Donald Trump yesterday and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress yesterday averted a government shutdown just one day before federal funding was due to expire, sending President Donald Trump a bill to provide just enough money to keep agencies operating through Jan.
BARCELONA, (Reuters) – Catalonia’s separatists look set to regain power in the wealthy Spanish region after local elections on Thursday, deepening the nation’s political crisis in a sharp rebuke to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and European Union leaders who backed him.
GENEVA, (Reuters) – The U.N. independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar called on Wednesday for stronger international pressure to be exerted on Myanmar’s military commanders after being barred from visiting the country for the rest of her tenure.
DUBAI/GENEVA, (Reuters) – Yemen’s cholera epidemic has reached one million suspected cases, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday, with war leaving more than 80 percent of the population short of food, fuel, clean water and access to healthcare.
VALLETTA, (Reuters) – Three men accused of killing Maltese anti-corruption blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia were committed to trial on Thursday by a magistrate hearing preliminary evidence.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval yesterday to the biggest overhaul of the U.S.
OTTAWA, (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke some conflict of interest rules when he accepted a vacation last year on the Aga Khan’s private island, the ethics watchdog said yesterday, the first time a prime minister has been found to have committed such a transgression.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, responding to escalating Republican attacks on Special Counsel Robert Mueller, said on Wednesday that if President Donald Trump fires Mueller, it “has the potential to provoke a constitutional crisis.” Speaking on the Senate floor, Senator Mark Warner denounced attacks on Mueller’s impartiality and said the special counsel’s investigation of ties between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia must be “able to go on unimpeded.” Russia denies meddling in the 2016 U.S.
VATICAN CITY, (Reuters) – Cardinal Bernard Law, the former Archbishop of Boston who resigned in disgrace after covering up years of sexual abuse of children by priests and whose name became a byword for scandal in the Catholic Church, died on Wednesday.
LONDON, (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May forced her most senior minister, Damian Green, to resign on Wednesday after an internal investigation found that he had made misleading comments about pornography found on computers in his parliamentary office.
WASHINGTON/TEGUCIGALPA, (Reuters) – The United States yesterday followed Mexico in signaling that Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez had won a heavily disputed presidential election last month, lending weight to his legitimacy in spite of ongoing opposition protests.
JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – Cyril Ramaphosa, the new leader of South Africa’s governing ANC party, said yesterday he aims to stamp out corruption and pursue a policy of “radical economic transformation” that will speed up expropriation of land without compensation.
OTTAWA, (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke some conflict of interest rules when he accepted a vacation last year on the Aga Khan’s private island, the ethics watchdog said today, the first time a prime minister has been found to have committed such a transgression.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Congressional Republicans hit a last-minute snag yesterday in their drive to pass the biggest U.S.
RIYADH, (Reuters) – Saudi air defences shot down a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi group towards Riyadh on Tuesday, the Saudi-led coalition said, in an attack that could escalate a proxy war between the kingdom and Iran.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – Boxy Russian-built Lada automobiles still rattle around Cuba, growing more decrepit by the year, a reminder of vanished Soviet patronage for the Communist-led island.
KAMPALA, (Reuters) – Uganda’s parliament abruptly adjourned a debate yesterday over extending President Yoweri Museveni’s decades in power after a lawmaker said soldiers had entered the building and members of parliament scuffled with police.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – – Venezuelan leftist President Nicolas Maduro said yesterday that “terrorists” had broken into a National Guard unit over the weekend and stolen weapons, the latest sign of volatility in the oil-rich country convulsed by a profound economic crisis.
JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected leader of the African National Congress yesterday in a close-run vote that will set the direction for the country and the scandal-plagued party that has ruled since the end of apartheid.
KAMPALA, (Reuters) – A move to change Uganda’s constitution to allow President Yoweri Museveni to rule beyond the age of 75 provoked rowdy scenes in parliament yestreday in which six legislators were ejected from the chamber.
HOUSTON, (Reuters) – An activist investor in Chevron Corp said yesterday it filed a shareholder resolution that would require the oil producer to report on the feasibility of ending operations in Myanmar, where a crackdown on minority Rohingya Muslims has been decried by the United States as “ethnic cleansing.” The resolution, filed last week by Islamic finance firm Azzad Asset Management, pushes Chevron’s board of directors to consider how it could avoid risks “posed by doing business with governments complicit in genocide or crimes against humanity.” Azzad filed a similar resolution at the last Chevron shareholder meeting, garnering support from 6 percent of votes cast.
DUPONT, Wash., (Reuters) – An Amtrak train derailed yesterday during its inaugural run on a faster route from Seattle to Portland, Oregon, sending passenger cars tumbling from a bridge onto a major highway, killing at least three people and injuring about 100 others.