By Ben Blanchard and David Brunnstrom BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it had "irrefutable" sovereignty over disputed islands in the South China Sea after the White House vowed to defend "international territories" in the strategic waterway. White House spokesman
By Michael Holden and Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May must give parliament a vote before she can formally start Britain's exit from the European Union, the UK Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, giving lawmakers who oppose her Brexit plans a shot at amending them. A "
By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - Virginia Raggi, the anti-establishment mayor of Rome elected by a landslide last year after pledging to crack down on rampant corruption, has been put under investigation for abuse of office and false testimony. "Today I've received a subpoena from the Rome
Just a decade ago, it was common to hear complaints in the United States against a strict anti-bribery law passed in 1977. The biggest complaint was that the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) hurts US companies operating overseas because they lose out to foreign firms willing to pay bribes to close
Like a falling domino, Brexit has unleashed a series of shocks that have left Britain with a serious case of political uncertainty. June’s shock referendum to leave the European Union was followed by the resignation of one prime minister, a bruising battle for another, and splits within the opposition
After pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement on Monday, President Donald Trump vowed to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) "at the appropriate time," after the remaining parts of his trade team are confirmed by the Senate. On the campaign trail, then-presidential
Russia appears to have at least partially succeeded in its bid to kick-start a viable Syrian peace process without the participation of the United States. Recommended: How well do you understand the conflict in Syria? The two-day meeting took place in the Kazakh capital of Astana, and brought together
LONDON (AP) — British anti-European Union politician Nigel Farage says he will attend Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president.
The British government is set to propose legislation to push Brexit through parliament following a landmark court ruling on Tuesday seen as a setback for Prime Minister Theresa May. The Supreme Court judgement found the government must win parliament's approval before starting talks for Britain
(Reuters) - Lead levels in Flint, Michigan's drinking water, the focus of a public health crisis, have fallen below federal limits, state officials said on Tuesday, although they cautioned residents to keep using filtered water as the city's old lead pipes are replaced. Tests showed lead levels
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government is condemning vandalism committed at the South American country's war cemetery in the disputed Falkland Islands.
LONDON (AP) — Britain's government warned lawmakers not to try to "thwart the will of the people" after the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Prime Minister Theresa May must seek the approval of Parliament before starting the formal process of leaving the European Union.
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — The first session of the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunal during Donald Trump's administration may have hit a snag.
The oil spill clean up on an aboriginal reserve in western Canada continued on Tuesday as crews prepared to excavate the site to determine the source of the leak, the provincial government of Saskatchewan said. A pipeline in the province leaked 200,000 liters (52,834 gallons) of oil last week, according
The toll from an avalanche that swamped an Italian mountain hotel rose to 17 dead and 12 missing Tuesday as a nearby helicopter crash claimed the lives of six people and dealt another blow to a region reeling from earthquakes and the heaviest snowfall in decades. The emergency response helicopter came
A father-daughter comedy from Germany, a psychological thriller from Iran, a Danish film about German prisoners of war, a dark Swedish comedy about a grumpy man, and an Australian film about tribal love on a remote South Pacific island are this year's Oscar nominees for best foreign film.
By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel announced plans on Tuesday for 2,500 more settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, the second such declaration since U.S. President Donald Trump took office signaling he could be more accommodating toward such projects than his predecessor. A statement from
By Steve Holland and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed orders on Tuesday smoothing the path for the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, rolling back key Obama administration environmental actions in favor of expanding energy infrastructure
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump met with auto executives on Tuesday and gave the energy industry a boost with action on pipelines. Highlights of the day follow: PIPELINES Trump signs executive orders to move forward with construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, rolling
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — John Isner, Jack Sock, Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey have been named to the U.S. Davis Cup roster that will face a Switzerland team that will not have Roger Federer or Stan Wawrinka next month.
By Chris Prentice and Tom Polansek NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency will delay implementation of the Renewable Fuels Standard and the Agriculture Department will pause rules affecting livestock as part of a freeze on regulations imposed by President Donald Trump's
SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) — Henrik Kristoffersen won a World Cup night slalom to regain his dominance in the discipline on Tuesday, two days after failing to finish the classic Hahnenkamm race in Kitzbuehel.
By Valerie Volcovici and P.J. Huffstutter WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has put staff at a slew of government agencies on notice - be careful what you say. Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Interior Department and the Agriculture
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama's chief prosecutor says 17 people have been charged with money-laundering in connection with a bribery scheme involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.
By Alexandra Valencia QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador's ruling leftist party candidate leads voting intentions in the small Andean country ahead of presidential elections next month, but does not have enough support to win in the first round, two recent polls showed. After recent major losses for Latin