By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas said its security forces in Gaza shot dead on Thursday the main suspect behind an attempt to assassinate the Palestinian prime minister, a bombing that threatens to unravel its reconciliation agreement with the West Bank-based government. Two members of the
Russia could annul results at two polling stations where Reuters reporters witnessed people voting more than once during Sunday's presidential election, election officials said on Thursday. The reporters photographed 17 people casting ballots more than once at three polling stations in Ust-Djeguta
By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There is an urgent need to find a political solution to Yemen's war, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday, as he voiced hope for a U.N. special envoy's peace efforts and firmly backed Riyadh
“We are losing to China,” US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer told a House committee on Wednesday. “China is not afraid, nor will it dodge a trade war,” China’s former Vice Commerce Minister Wei Jianguo responded in an interview with Bloomberg. On Thursday, the Trump administration pulled
Tensions have risen between Israel and the militant Lebanese organization Hezbollah and its patron Iran this past year, prompting many on both sides to wonder if a new war will soon shatter a calm that has lasted more than 11 years. One is that the promise of massive destruction to both Lebanon and
It also could nudge China to better honor a cornerstone idea of the world trading system. The idea is that individuals who invent a widget or create a great work serve a grand purpose for all by bringing forth a useful discovery. To nurture such progress, their work deserves temporary legal protections
Dr. Elvis Badianga Kumbu can tell a lot about what’s happening in this part of Congo by the stories women tell him. The few paved roads that run through the region are cratered with potholes as deep as small swimming pools.
Catalan separatist parties failed to elect a new regional president on Thursday after their most radical faction refused to back the proposed candidate in a vote of confidence. Former Catalan government spokesman Jordi Turull obtained 64 votes in favour and 65 against, prolonging the political deadlock
By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it had approved the possible sale to Saudi Arabia of TOW anti-tank missiles, part of a bigger $1 billion package that also includes helicopter maintenance and spare parts for military vehicles. Saudi Arabia requested
Algeria has repatriated 27,000 sub-Saharan African migrants since 2015 and will continue to send them back to their home countries despite criticism from rights groups, interior minister Nouredine Bedoui said on Thursday. Algeria is both a destination and a country of transit for African migrants seeking
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Justices on Brazil's top court debated on Thursday whether former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva could remain free while appealing a corruption conviction.
BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May won the backing of 27 other European Union leaders on Thursday in blaming Russia for the poisoning of a former spy on English soil
A 26-year old Syrian man set himself on fire at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Thursday, in one of the most serious incidents involving stranded migrants in many months. The man was slightly burned and was treated at a local hospital, an official said. Local media said the incident
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is scrutinizing the connections between President Donald Trump's campaign and the data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, which has come under fierce criticism over reports that it swiped the data of more than 50 million Facebook users to sway elections
SAO PAULO (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Latin America's biggest country announced Thursday that they are investigating to determine if Cambridge Analytica illegally used the profiles of millions of Brazilian Facebook users.
By Sam Edwards BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalan secessionist parties failed on Thursday for a third time to elect a regional president, leaving them with a deadline of two months to pick someone or hold a new election. Jordi Turull, a close ally of former president Carles Puigdemont, needed 69 votes to
BEIRUT/DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syrian rebels withdrew in busloads from a town in eastern Ghouta on Thursday and handed it over to the army, the first such surrender since one of the fiercest campaigns of the seven-year war began more than a month ago. The Ahrar al-Sham group's decision to accept the
Protesters vandalized the most important statue of Venezuela's former leader Hugo Chavez on Thursday in his birthplace of Sabaneta, the latest outbreak of discontent over the OPEC member's economic and political crisis. Demonstrators took to a town square before dawn, witnesses said, burning
ASSAGO, Italy (AP) — Olympic figure skating champions Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany set a world record as they claimed their first world championship as a pair with a flawless program packed with daring and grace on Thursday.
By Antonio De la Jara SANTIAGO/LA PAZ (Reuters) - Chile argued in The Hague on Thursday that it had no obligation to negotiate access to the Pacific Ocean with Bolivia, saying the matter had been settled by a peace treaty more than a decade ago. Bolivia, which lost former coastal territory during a
The lights went out on Theresa May as the British prime minister hosted her German and French counterparts for a private meeting at a Brussels summit on Thursday. President Emmanuel Macron broke into song to lighten the mood. May faced news photographers, flanked by Macron and German Chancellor Angela
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders on Thursday agreed with Britain that Russia was highly likely responsible for the Salisbury attack and that there was no other plausible explanation, their chairman, Donald Tusk, said. (Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska)