By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday he offered no congratulations for what he called Vladimir Putin's "reappointment" as president, because of a spy poisoning case for which Britain blames Russia. Tusk's comment points
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday British foreign minister Boris Johnson was poisoned by hatred for Russia and that his apparent comparison between Russia and Hitler's Germany was unacceptable. Johnson had said Russian President Vladimir Putin would use this year's World
By Simon Lewis and Sam Aung Moon YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters reporters appeared in a Myanmar court for the 11th time on Wednesday, which marked 100 days since they were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers. The court in Yangon is holding preliminary hearings to
As anyone who has visited Europe recently can attest, the scourge of homelessness has reached epidemic proportions. The only exception to the trend is Finland, according to FEANTSA, the European Federation of National Organizations Working with the Homeless. There, homelessness is, remarkably, on the
During his long visit to the United States, one question has hung over Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: What do you mean exactly in promising to restore “moderate Islam” to Saudi Arabia? For a wealthy nation that exported hate-filled theology for decades and long dictated the religious expression of
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Marc Gbaffou is the go-to guy for migrants in South Africa when they’re dealing with problems, especially threats of violence. As chairman of the African Diaspora Forum (ADF), a nonprofit organization he founded a decade ago to safeguard the rights of migrants and asylum-seekers, he’s keenly interested
By Aidan Lewis TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya should resist rushing into elections this year because the country is too violent and authorities cannot guarantee freedom of assembly or free speech essential for a vote, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. Potential contenders on both sides of Libya'
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian parliament's commission on ethics has cleared a senior member of the lower house, who has been accused of sexual harassment in a case that has caused nationwide attention.
OFER MILITARY PRISON, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian teenage protest icon Ahed Tamimi on Wednesday was sentenced to eight months in prison for slapping and kicking a pair of Israeli soldiers outside her West Bank home, capping a case that sparked uproar in Israel, turned the 17-year-old girl into a Palestinian
By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A Chevron attorney said in court on Wednesday that the company supports scientific conclusions that humans are causing climate change, a response to a lawsuit that accuses five major energy producers of misleading the public for years about their role in global
A Palestinian teenager arrested after a viral video showed her hit two Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank reached a plea deal on Wednesday that will see her serve eight months in prison. The Israeli military court where Ahed Tamimi was being tried accepted the deal between her and prosecutors
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would "take action to hold Russia accountable" for the poisoning of a spy on British soil, as another ugly war of words erupted between Moscow and London over the Cold War-style attack. In a phone call with Vladimir Putin the previous day, Trump
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was released from custody Wednesday evening after two days of questioning over allegations that the late Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi helped finance his 2007 election campaign. "Nicolas Sarkozy is no longer in custody," a source close to the case
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan security forces have identified key areas of the country that must be secure for elections later this year and have planned a series of military operations to free them from Taliban control, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday.
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan security forces have identified key areas of the country that must be secure for elections later this year and have planned a series of military operations to free them from Taliban control, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman (all times local):
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MALE, Maldives (AP) — A court in the Maldives on Wednesday detained the country's former longtime dictator and a Supreme Court chief justice until the end of their trials, a day after they were charged with terrorism.
Syrian rebels said Wednesday they have agreed to evacuate a bombed-out town in Eastern Ghouta, the first such deal since the start of the regime's month-old assault on the enclave. In Idlib province of northwest Syria, meanwhile, an air raid near a school in the town of Kfar Batikh killed 20 civilians
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Presidential aide: Peru's Kuczynski offers resignation to congress ahead of impeachment vote.
MOSCOW (AP) — The war of words between Russia and Britain over an ex-spy's poisoning turned uglier Wednesday as the U.K. foreign secretary called it vomit-inducing that Russian President Vladimir Putin is rejoicing over hosting the World Cup. Russia shot back that Boris Johnson is "poisoned
Peru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski presented his resignation to Congress on Wednesday after vote-buying allegations ensnared his center-right government in a fresh scandal on the eve of an impeachment vote, two government sources told Reuters. Kuczynski, a 79-year-old former Wall Street banker who