By Dave Graham and Robin Respaut SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's governor met with mayors from around the ravaged island on Saturday after surveying damage to an earthen dam in the northwestern part of the U.S. territory that was threatening to collapse from flooding in the aftermath
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S.-backed forces said on Saturday they had seized a major natural gas field in Syria's Deir al-Zor province from Islamic State militants in rapid advances since the start of an operation earlier this month to capture areas east of the Euphrates river.
By Ben Blanchard and Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) - China will push for greater international cooperation in the fight against corruption and terrorism when it hosts Interpol's general assembly next week, according to diplomatic sources familiar with the matter, against a backdrop of concerns
“It is high time the world made an all-out effort to stop the ongoing pogrom against Myanmar’s minority Rohingya...,” writes Mohammad Amjad Hossain. “The pogrom resembles those crimes perpetrated against Jews.... The military junta of Myanmar torches Rohingya villages, stops aid to Rohingya camps, and
Regarding the Aug. 21 Monitor Daily story “Home prices, and a thought shift, give ‘small living’ a boost”: Interesting concept. My friend has done it, downsizing and living in a tiny apartment. Decluttering would be a two-month, full-time job, which I haven’t been willing to devote myself to at this
As he considers what to do about the 2015 international agreement with Iran that he disdains, President Trump may be about to lob the ball into the international community’s court. Rather than pulling the United States out of the deal as he has long threatened, Mr. Trump may instead agree to stick with
Polls of Americans consistently show they put more trust in the Supreme Court than in the two elected branches of government (Congress and the presidency). Now a new poll may explain why the high court still enjoys legitimacy as the nation’s final arbiter of constitutional principles. The poll, conducted
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of supporters of Pakistan's main Islamic Jamaat-e-Islami party have gathered in Karachi to protest Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A light plane made an emergency landing on a packed beach near Lisbon on Wednesday, killing a man and an 8-year-old girl who were sunbathing, authorities said.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):
SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, once dubbed "disgraceful" by President Donald Trump, said on Thursday that criticism from politicians won't dissuade judges from doing their jobs.
Partially sighted Georgiy Lukyanov makes his way through the ageing lathes in the factory where he works in rebel-held eastern Ukraine. The grim, dilapidated eight-storey plant, which produces disposable shoe covers and jar lids for pickles and jams, was set up in 1930 by the Soviet authorities in the
Sustained global demand for cashews has helped Guinea-Bissau's farmers rake in record prices, but the industry wants a crack at more revenue by processing the wonder nut at home. Demand for cashews has risen 31 percent globally over the last decade, according to the International Nut and Dried Fruit
TORONTO (AP) — Prince Harry's girlfriend, American actress Meghan Markle, sat in the stands for Saturday's opening ceremony of his Invictus Games for wounded veterans in her first appearance at a public event with him.
Switzerland votes Sunday on a divisive pension reform plan the government says is vital to safeguard benefits but which critics deride as too modest to rescue a retirement system in financial peril. The key measures, approved by parliament in April, include raising the women's retirement age by
Germany, which is holding a general election on Sunday, is Europe's biggest economic power and the fourth largest in the world after the United States, China and Japan. GEOGRAPHY: The Federal Republic of Germany is bordered to the north by Denmark, to the west by France, Belgium, the Netherlands
Britain's revitalised Labour opposition kicks off its annual conference on Sunday with leader Jeremy Corbyn set to lay out his party's agenda, free from the leadership challenges of previous years. "The election has changed politics in this country," Corbyn told The Guardian newspaper
Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to sail to victory in Germany's general elections on Sunday but her win is likely to be clouded by the entry of an Islamophobic hard-right party in parliament and prospects of tough coalition talks. Here are the first takeaways from the election campaign and
By Panarat Thepgumpanat, Patpicha Tanakasempipat and Panu Wongcha-um BANGKOK (Reuters) - In his dark suit, Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha cut an incongruous figure guiding a rice tractor across a muddy paddy field in front of cameras and watching villagers. The prime minister's latest photo
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Bernhard Langer birdied the 18th hole at Pebble Beach to salvage an indifferent back nine and move one shot ahead of Kenny Perry after two rounds of the PURE Insurance Championship, putting the German star in position for his fifth victory this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of American military might to North Korea, U.S. bombers and fighter escorts flew on Saturday to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century. The Pentagon said the mission in international airspace showed how
German voters will head to the polls for a general election on September 24, with surveys giving Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives a double-digit lead over their closest rivals, the Social Democrats. Here's a look at the parties expected to clear the five percent threshold to enter parliament