Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his U.S. counterpart Rex Tillerson on Thursday that new sanctions imposed by Washington on Russia would damage relations between the two countries, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. "Actions of this kind, put the entire sphere of Russian-American
By Elizabeth Piper and Noah Barkin BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Theresa May offered fellow EU leaders a "fair" deal on Thursday for compatriots living in Britain after Brexit, though her peers sounded skeptical and demanded more detail from a prime minister weakened by an electoral misfire two weeks
By Sarah Marsh HAVANA (Reuters) - The liberalization of marijuana laws is fueling drug trafficking but Cuba will not follow the trend of loosening restrictions on marijuana, a government official said on Thursday. Antonio Israel Ibarra, the secretary of the National Drugs Commission, gave no specific
When Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reshuffled duties in his deeply embattled government earlier this week, it wasn’t the changes at the top of the transport and fishing ministries that caused a buzz. Instead, it was the sacking of the heads of several branches of the military, in particular the
Republican senators unveiled their long-anticipated healthcare plan to replace Obamacare on Thursday, and it includes significant changes to Medicaid, the joint federal-state program for the poor, elderly, and disabled. The bill, which does not yet have the support of enough senators to pass, reflects
Before the pigs arrived, Yu Anhen and her husband eked out a living as subsistence farmers in the remote mountains of Guizhou, one of China’s poorest provinces. “My husband and I are getting old and it’s getting harder for us to work outside,” Yu says. The largest pig should be ready for market in
Packed inside are bundles of crushed plastic water bottles and barrels of empty soda cans, plastic bottle tops, and glass shards. The warehouse is the hub of a small but thriving local recycling initiative that began when a group of women came together to improve their village’s environment.
British Prime Minister Theresa May promised Thursday to let EU citizens stay after Brexit as she met sceptical European leaders for the first time since her disastrous election gamble. Under pressure from all sides since losing her parliamentary majority in the June 8 vote, May held out an apparent
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — A gold mine in Suriname that is majority-owned by a Canadian company says four people were injured when independent miners tried to occupy a portion of its concession in the South American company.
By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday. The United States assessed that the test, the latest
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's central bank has raised its benchmark interest rate a quarter-point to 7 percent in an effort to limit inflation.
Egypt winger Mohamed Salah will get another chance to prove himself in the English Premier League after sealing a transfer to Liverpool from Roma in a club-record deal on Thursday.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico signed a deal with Airbnb on Thursday under which the company will collect the room tax from hosts on the island and turn the revenue over to the U.S. territory's government, which is mired in a financial crisis.
EU leaders agreed Thursday to roll over damaging economic sanctions against Russia for another six months because Moscow has failed to meet its Ukraine ceasefire commitments, EU president Donald Tusk said. EU will extend economic sanctions against Russia for their lack of implementing the Minsk agreement
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man caught with $16,500 in cash in his carry-on luggage was charged Thursday with transmitting top-secret documents to an apparent Chinese agent.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Chilean equivalent of the FBI declassified World War II-era files on Thursday that show Nazi agents in the South American country's main port of Valparaiso plotted to destroy the Panama Canal.
ROME (AP) — For centuries, Renaissance artist Pintoricchio was practically accused of blasphemy by those who contended he used Pope Alexander VI's young lover as the model for the Madonna in a wall painting that decorated the pontiff's private apartment.
Australia's defense force said on Friday it will send two military surveillance aircraft to assist Philippine soldiers fighting Islamist militants, as the archipelago nation battles to regain control of its southern city of Marawi. "The Government of the Philippines has accepted an Australian
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a setback for the United Kingdom, the General Assembly voted Tuesday to seek an opinion from the top U.N. court on Mauritius' claim that Britain illegally maintains sovereignty over the Chagos Islands, including Diego Garcia, where the United States has a major military base
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A scientist who pleaded guilty to taking sensitive documents from a Connecticut military contractor to his native China was sentenced on Thursday to 2 1/2 years in prison he has already served.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A scientist who pleaded guilty to taking sensitive documents from a Connecticut military contractor to his native China was sentenced on Thursday to 2 1/2 years in prison he has already served. Former United Technologies Corp. engineer Yu Long was sentenced in federal court in
BRUSSELS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron pledged Thursday to breathe new life into a European Union stung by the departure of Britain and deeply divided over the best way to accommodate refugees.
EU leaders agreed Thursday that the post-Brexit locations of key bank and medical agencies currently based in London would be decided by November, EU president Donald Tusk said. EU27 will decide by vote in November on relocation of EU agencies currently in UK. Reduces Brexit uncertainty," Tusk