By Shoon Naing and Kanupriya Kapoor YANGON (Reuters) - A Reuters reporter accused of obtaining secret state documents in Myanmar told a court on Monday a policeman had called him on the day he was arrested and insisted on a meeting, at which the officer abruptly handed some papers to him and a colleague
By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States in certain cases will consider waivers for countries that need more time to wind down imports of oil from Iran as it seeks to avoid disrupting global oil markets while reimposing sanctions against Tehran, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
Russia may try to carve out a peacemaker role for itself after successfully hosting the World Cup and following the summit in Helsinki between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin, Finland's foreign minister said on Monday. Some analysts in Finland have raised concern that
Last Friday special counsel Robert Mueller accused 12 Russian military intelligence officials of hacking into US political institutions and meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. The Justice Department indictment was impressively detailed, complete with names, dates, times, and tactics of the alleged
If the categories of threatened species applied to politics, the Republican Party in California would be listed as critically endangered. The number of voters registered as Republican has fallen to third behind Democrats and those with “no party preference.” Hillary Clinton tallied 4.2 million more
In marked contrast to the past decade of political deadlock, sectarian strife, and occasional bouts of bloodshed, this tiny eastern Mediterranean country bordering Syria and Israel is enjoying a period of relative stability. The newfound calm is largely down to the triumph of the powerful Shiite organization
“Ever since the Supreme Court ... allowed the third iteration of President Trump’s travel ban to go into effect last December it could be assumed that it would ultimately uphold the controversial move,” writes Michael Knigge. “With this, his authoritarian grip will be further consolidated.... The elections
TOKYO (AP) — The European Union and Japan are signing a widespread trade deal that will eliminate nearly all tariffs, seemingly defying the worries about trade tensions set off by President Donald Trump's policies. The signing, set for Tuesday in Tokyo, is ceremonial, delayed from earlier this month
HELSINKI (AP) — In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies' firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin's insistence that
A 29-year-old Russian woman has been arrested for conspiring to influence US politics by cultivating ties with political groups including the National Rifle Association, the powerful gun rights lobby. Mariia Butina, whose name is sometimes spelled Maria, was arrested in Washington on Sunday and appeared
US President Donald Trump asserted Monday that Iran was being roiled by nationwide riots since he pulled out of an international nuclear deal and that Washington supports the protesters. Trump, interviewed after his summit in Helsinki with President Vladimir Putin, said that Russia still supported the
Whether it's investors betting against his stock or reporters or analysts who ask tough questions, Elon Musk has fought back, often around the clock on Twitter.
MOSCOW (AP) — The "next" World Cup got plenty of hype in Russia. A massive cube was alight with video images of "Qatar 2022" in Gorky Park, while the ground floor of the high-end shopping mall at Red Square was devoted to displays touting the event.
By Jolyn Rosa HONOLULU (Reuters) - A blob of hot volcanic lava struck an ocean tour boat just off the Big Island of Hawaii on Monday, injuring nearly two dozen people in the worst casualty incident to date from the ongoing eruption of the Kilauea Volcano. A huge steam-driven explosion, caused by molten
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Several migrants told New Mexico lawmakers Monday that they were denied medication and adequate treatment while detained inside two different federal immigration facilities in the state.
Peru arrested more than 50 people on Monday, the majority Colombian, as part of an operation against drug trafficking in a jungle border province where dissident former Marxist FARC rebels have reportedly taken refuge. Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra said his country's security forces coordinated
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Standing in the middle of a busy border bridge filled with thousands of Venezuelans lugging babies and suitcases, Mark Green said one element stood out in contrast to every other migration crisis he has witnessed.
The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes' welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country's newest idols. After overcoming a determined Croatia to win 4-2 in Sunday's final in Russia, the
Australia's all-time leading goal-scorer Tim Cahill retired from international football Tuesday, ending an illustrious career that has taken him to four World Cups. The 38-year-old, who scored 50 international goals in 107 appearances, last played for the Socceroos when he came off the bench for
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer called for a bipartisan effort to "ratchet up" sanctions on Moscow following U.S. President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki earlier on Monday. Schumer, speaking at a news conference
By Richard Cowan and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leading U.S. lawmakers, including numerous Republicans, criticized President Donald Trump on Monday for failing to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over Moscow's meddling in the 2016 U.S. election as the two heads of nuclear powers
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A bank robbery turned hostage situation in northern Mexican has ended with police killing the thief and the hostages escaping unharmed.
Usain Bolt is on the verge of sealing a deal to trial with the A-League's Central Coast Mariners, the Australian club said Tuesday, as the sprint legend pursues his dream of playing professional football. Eight-time Olympic champion Bolt, 31, who retired from athletics after August's World Championships
Elon Musk has had a series of angry social media dust-ups with Wall Street analysts, journalists, employees and others. Musk, the South African-born innovator and billionaire behind Tesla and SpaceX, found himself in hot water after insulting Vern Unsworth, a British diver who worked on the Thai soccer
President Donald Trump refused to confront Vladimir Putin over meddling in the US election at their first face to face summit, publicly challenging the findings of the US intelligence community and triggering bipartisan outrage at home. The US and Russian presidents came out of their meeting in Helsinki