By Andrew Osborn and Maria Kiselyova MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday that a decision by the British ambassador to skip a Russian briefing on the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain showed London was unwilling to listen to Moscow's side of the
By Hamid Shalizi and Sayed Hassib KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up near a Shi'ite shrine in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 29 people and wounding dozens, officials said, as the Afghan capital celebrated the Nawruz holiday marking the start of the Persian new year. Militant
By Julia Love MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A former World Trade Organization economist picked to lead NAFTA negotiations by the front-runner in the race for Mexico's presidency told Reuters on Tuesday that modernizing parts of the pact should be possible while stressing the importance of relations with
Marc Gbaffou is the go-to guy for migrants in South Africa when they’re dealing with problems, especially threats of violence. As chairman of the African Diaspora Forum (ADF), a nonprofit organization he founded a decade ago to safeguard the rights of migrants and asylum-seekers, he’s keenly interested
When Sallinder Nyawira received panicked messages from a colleague last August amid Kenya’s postelection violence, she knew she had to help. After both Kenya’s August election and a second election in October, violence broke out in hot spots, namely in the port city of Kisumu and in Nairobi slums such
Facebook, the social media giant that collects data on about a quarter of humanity, is in the hot seat over the disclosure of personal information about 50 million of its users to a voter-profiling company. Every country, not just the United States, is trying to find a nuanced balance between secrecy
Brady Girardi smiles as the next fan in line hands him a poster to sign. “You were so good tonight!” the woman gushes as Mr. Girardi scrawls his name across the page. The fan, whose shock of yellow-green hair matches Girardi’s jersey, walks away with a wide grin.
A new nationalist party led by a self-styled intellectual who spoke Latin in his first address to parliament is expected to make major gains in Dutch municipal elections on Wednesday. The rise of Thierry Baudet and his Forum for Democracy may herald the fragmentation of the Netherlands' far right
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's energy ministry said on Wednesday it would next week discuss the possible postponement of the launch of full-capacity operation at two power plants under construction in Crimea. Work on the plants in Crimea, a region Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, has been hampered
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi soccer fans are celebrating the lifting of FIFA's three-decade-long ban on their country holding international competitions as the southern city of Basra prepared to host a friendly match with Qatar on Wednesday.
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea's recent moves to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula are evidence of its confidence and national strength, not a sign of weakness, according to its state-run media. The North's defense of its diplomatic outreach to Seoul and Washington is surprising because its media
Taiwan said Wednesday it sent ships and planes to track a Chinese aircraft carrier which passed through the Taiwan Strait, as Beijing's leader gave the island a fierce warning against separatism and Washington expressed strong backing for Taipei. The Liaoning and accompanying vessels entered Taiwan
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The late wintry spell in eastern Europe isn't just causing problems for humans — bird experts say storks need a helping hand too.
British wages growth is catching up with overall inflation and UK unemployment has hit a 1975 low, official data showed Wednesday, increasing expectations of an interest rate hike, analysts said. The data, published on the eve of the Bank of England's latest monetary policy decision, helped push
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday unveiled new plans to make big tech companies pay more taxes in a move that would, if endorsed, hit online U.S. firms like Google and Facebook.
By Krisztina Than ERCSI, Hungary (Reuters) - Supporters of Hungary's right-wing Fidesz party in Ercsi may not have met a refugee but there's one thing they know for sure: they don't want them in their town. Three years after hundreds of thousands of refugees crossed into Hungary en route
By Marcin Goettig and Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland accused the European Union on Wednesday of "double standards" in its treatment of member states, a day after Brussels rejected Warsaw's defense of its court reforms that critics say threaten democracy. The EU has threatened
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists returned almost all of the 110 girls abducted from their Nigeria boarding school a month ago with an ominous warning, witnesses said Wednesday.
LONDON (AP) — An academic who developed an app used by Cambridge Analytica to harvest data from millions of Facebook users said Wednesday he had no idea his material would be used in Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and that he's being scapegoated in the affair.
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — FIFA says a World Cup stadium in the Russian city of Samara requires "a huge amount of work" to be ready on time.
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's opposition on Wednesday used tear gas to disrupt a parliament vote on a border demarcation deal with Montenegro.