By Elizabeth Piper and William James LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May won a crucial Brexit vote in parliament on Wednesday, keeping her divided government's plans to end more than 40 years of British partnership with the European Union on track. After pro-EU Conservative lawmaker Dominic
By Praveen Menon and Joseph Sipalan LANGKAWI, Malaysia (Reuters) - Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak says he shouldn't be blamed for the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal, and declares he knows nothing about money from the state fund appearing in his personal account. Speaking to Reuters
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia may have stepped up efforts to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election after President Barack Obama's administration did not retaliate strongly to reports of its activities, former aides to the Democratic president told U.S. senators on Wednesday. Victoria
When Greece and Macedonia signed an agreement Sunday to bring an end to their vicious, three-decade diplomatic dispute, the story had an unlikely hero. Yes, the force that finally brought an end to the poisonous conflict that had long kept Macedonia out of NATO and the European Union was not bold political
The first time Simmaco Perillo arrived in the Italian hamlet of Maiano di Sessa Aurunca, everything around him was abandoned. Today, the social cooperative Al di là dei sogni, or Beyond the Dreams, is making pasta and growing organic vegetables on land that once belonged to the powerful Camorra Mafia
At the end of April, and despite Turkey’s economic malaise, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling Justice and Development Party authorized new twice-yearly payouts of 1,000 liras, about $225, to retirees. The payouts are part of a social benefits package worth more than $5.5 billion, widely regarded
Just three years ago, many Americans were in moral outrage over a particular immigration policy of President Barack Obama. Faith leaders decried it. Hillary Clinton, then a presidential contender, considered it inhumane.
By Tom Körkemeier and Gernot Heller BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's finance minister on Wednesday defended a euro zone reform blueprint agreed with France against criticism by Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives that it could undermine monetary stability. Members of Merkel's conservative
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Three-year-old Genesis Gonzalez Lopez giggled excitedly as she played with her father at a sunny Utah park, zipping down a slide again and again into his arms.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York has filed a lawsuit seeking to recoup more than $38 million from 3M Co and five other companies to cover the cost of cleaning up environmental contamination caused by toxic chemicals in firefighting foam that they manufactured. Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's upper house of parliament approved Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit bill on Wednesday, ending months of parliamentary debate over the legislation that will formally end the country's European Union membership. Lords approved the government's plan without
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — China's decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing plastic to pile up around the globe, and wealthy countries must find a way to slow the accumulation of one of the most ubiquitous materials on the planet, a group of scientists said.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic's analysis of the World Cup game against Argentina required a double take.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Wednesday, led by technology and media companies, as global markets let go of some of their fears about the growing trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Still, investors are favoring the companies they think are less vulnerable to tariffs. Twenty-First Century
The two figures at the centre of the civil war that has ravaged South Sudan met for the first time in nearly two years on Wednesday evening in the Ethiopian capital. South Sudan's president Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, who fled South Sudan in July 2016, went into a closed door meeting
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Fifth-ranked Elina Svitolina believes she is making progress on grass after reaching the quarterfinals at Birmingham for the first time with a 6-4, 6-2 win on Wednesday over Alize Cornet of France in the Wimbledon warmup tournament.
REPINO, Russia (AP) — England's players got a bit of a surprise when they arrived for a team meeting at their World Cup base on Wednesday: Their coach had his right arm in a sling.
Russia was probably behind a widespread cyber attack on German energy providers disclosed last week, the head of Germany's BfV domestic intelligence agency told the RND newspaper chain. Hans-Georg Maassen told the newspaper group there were several reasons to believe Russia was involved, including
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is backing the Catholic bishops in the United States who have condemned the practice of separating children from their parents after families are caught crossing the U.S-Mexico border illegally.
By Jarrett Renshaw and Chris Prentice NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. renewable fuel credits (D6) jumped by a nickel on Wednesday, hitting 28 cents on a report that the Environmental Protection Agency may reallocate exempt ethanol gallons under its waiver program to other refiners, according to two traders
U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, met on Wednesday with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud about Israel and the Palestinian territories, as Kushner readies the administration's Middle East peace plan. At the meeting
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Some of the biggest names in golf missed the cut at last week's U.S. Open. They're spending this week in Connecticut looking to fix whatever might be wrong with their game before next month's British Open.