MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday that the United States had been invited to upcoming talks on the Syria conflict that are to take place in the Kazakh capital, Astana, later this month, RIA news agency reported. (Reporting by Polina Devitt; writing by Alexander
By Tim Cocks BANJUL (Reuters) - West African troops were poised to intervene in Gambia on Thursday after President Yahya Jammeh's mandate expired and overnight talks to convince him to stand down failed. Senegal has deployed hundreds of soldiers to its shared border with Gambia and Nigeria has
Britain is facing a period of momentous change following its decision to leave the European Union and will need to forge a new role in the world, Prime Minister Theresa May told the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday. May, who has said Britain wants a "bold and ambitious" trade agreement
On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court heard arguments from lawyers representing both Simon Tam's band and the federal government. The band has been fighting for trademark recognition since the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) first denied it to them in 2011. The government, meanwhile, considers
Joey Valle has been keeping a kind of vigil in front of Trump Tower for the past week or so. Wearing his red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap, Mr. Valle is standing on Fifth Avenue, in front of the Prada store across the street, holding up his smart phone to shoot a livestream video feed on Instagram
Europe has seen a surge in right-wing populism in recent years, driven by anti-immigration sentiments and economic dissatisfaction with the EU. In the coming years, the pressure will likely be on leaders like Mr. Tajani to strike a balance between appeasing right-wing populists while maintaining a more
When a group of African nations stands up to a dictator, the world should take notice – perhaps a lesson about democracy has taken root on the continent. Gambia held an election on Dec. 1 and its longtime ruler, President Yahya Jammeh, surprisingly lost the vote. Mr. Jammeh demolished the electoral
LONDON (AP) — British anti-European Union politician Nigel Farage says he will attend Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president.
The Kremlin on Thursday disputed a statement by outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama on nuclear arms cuts, saying Russia had always been ready to consider making proportional cuts to its arsenal. Obama said overnight he had told President Vladimir Putin he was ready to proceed with nuclear disarmament
By Duncan Miriri NAIROBI (Reuters) - Rising prices for Kenyan tea and coffee exports will help offset the impact from a drought that has been hurting the East African nation's agriculture after poor rains late last year, according to officials and traders. The average tea price has risen 10 percent
By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - At least 38 firefighters were injured when a blazing high-rise commercial building in downtown Tehran collapsed, state television reported on Thursday. One witness described the 17-storey tower's collapse as like a "scene from a horror movie." The
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he believed the aim of Russian-backed peace talks in Kazakh capital Astana was to achieve a ceasefire and allow rebel groups to reach "reconciliation" deals with the government. "So far, we believe that Astana will be about talks with terrorist groups
BEIJING (AP) — Sidestepping recent disputes over Taiwan and regional security, China said Thursday that "important progress" has been made in its relationship with the U.S. under President Barack Obama and the two countries should move forward as partners rather than competitors. Asked to sum
BEIJING (AP) — Sidestepping recent disputes over Taiwan and regional security, China said Thursday that "important progress" has been made in its relationship with the U.S. under President Barack Obama and the two countries should move forward as partners rather than competitors.
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A truck loaded with sand collided with a school bus early Thursday, killing at least 24 young children in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police said.
BERLIN (AP) — Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn is testifying before a German parliamentary inquiry in his first public appearance since he resigned in the wake of the company's diesel emissions scandal.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Members of the youth league of Burundi's ruling party have beaten, tortured and killed scores of people across the country in recent months, according to Human Rights Watch.
Hong Kong's respected former financial secretary John Tsang on Thursday confirmed his intention to run for the Asian financial hub's top job in March, at a time of growing political tension and anti-China sentiment. "I have big dreams," said Tsang, one of Hong Kong's most popular
China called on Thursday called for a "cool-headed" resolution to the political crisis in Gambia, after last-minute talks to resolve a dispute over a transfer of power fell through on Wednesday. Senegal, with backing from leaders in the region, has threatened to invade Gambia to depose its
BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambia's Vice President Isatou Njie Saidy, who has been in the role since 1997, has quit, a government source and a family member told Reuters on Thursday. Saidy is the highest level official to abandon President Yahya Jammeh's camp in his stand-off with opposition leader Adama
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's president-elect says he will be sworn in to office Thursday at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal, as his country's political crisis continues.
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has sought to convince business leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum that the country remains committed to free trade and globalization.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring some 75 people, state media reported.