By Charlotte Greenfield WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to her first child, a girl, on Thursday, Ardern said in a posting on Instagram. Ardern, 37, became New Zealand's youngest prime minister when she took office through a coalition deal last year after
By Andreas Rinke AMMAN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday said European countries shared concern over Iran's ballistic missile program and called for solutions to its "aggressive tendencies" in the Middle East. "Iran's aggressive tendencies must not only
President Donald Trump said North Korea had returned on Wednesday the remains of 200 U.S. troops missing from the Korean War, although there was no official confirmation of the move from military authorities. "We got back our great fallen heroes, the remains sent back today, already 200 got sent
Mongolia, Millennial monks are running the country’s monasteries. It was only in the 1990s that monasteries and religious schools reopened. “It’s easy to chop down a forest, right?” Lobsang Rabten, second in command at Amarbayasgalant Monastery, said to Reuters.
Undocumented immigrant parents in anguish over losing custody of their children, as they await possible deportation – unsure of whether they will ever see their kids again. Until Wednesday, President Trump defiantly insisted that only Congress could solve the crisis of family separations at the US-Mexico
After ending a half-century of civil war with a peace pact two years ago, Colombia held its first presidential election last Sunday. The presence of peace was palpable. For the first time in generations, there was no political violence on voting day.
It is the only item of business that appears automatically on the agenda of the 47-nation council, the world’s preeminent human rights body, year in and year out. The biased treatment of Israel has drawn criticism and admonishments to act more evenhandedly from numerous international human rights groups
The Bank of England left its key interest rate at 0.50 percent in an announcement Thursday following a regular meeting, as British inflation holds at a 14-month low. Also at its June meeting meanwhile, the bank voted unanimously to maintain its quantitative easing stimulus policy, under which it has
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say the 'ringleader of an international syndicate of wildlife smugglers" has pleaded guilty, again, to smuggling turtles.
European Union citizens living in Britain can begin registering from this autumn for a post-Brexit settlement scheme, ministers said Thursday as they vowed to make the process as simple as possible. Almost four million EU nationals currently live in Britain with no restrictions under the bloc's
A Bahraini court on Thursday acquitted three senior leaders of the country's main opposition group of spying for Qatar, a rare win for opposition figures who say they have been targeted by prosecutors for their political views. In November, the public prosecutor accused Sheikh Ali Salman, opposition
RANGELEY, Maine (AP) — The Australian developer who's buying Maine's Saddleback Mountain ski resort has been arrested after a raid on his offices in his home country.
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the Mexico border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out and deep concern that the changes don't go far enough, allowing children to still be held in detention even if they
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli prosecutors on Thursday charged the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with misusing over $100,000 in public funds to order lavish meals from some of the country's most famous chefs.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Supreme Court on Thursday endorsed a manual recount of all ballots from last month's national elections, but rejected the invalidation of ballots from abroad and from voters displaced by recent conflict.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans now approve of President Donald Trump's handling of U.S. relations with North Korea, a change that comes after his historic summit with that country's leader, Kim Jong Un. But most don't believe Kim is serious about addressing the international concerns
MOSCOW (AP) — Outside Moscow's giant Luzhniki Stadium, in a sea of Mexican and German fans frothing with World Cup pre-game fervor, four Chinese football enthusiasts huddled together and agonized: Should they sell their tickets?
PANMUNJOM, North Korea (AP) — Lt. Col. Hwang Myong Jin has been a guide on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas for five years. He says it's gotten quieter here since the summits between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the presidents of South Korea and the United
MOSCOW (AP) — A state news agency is quoting a Russian human rights official as saying that jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov is in satisfactory condition despite a monthlong hunger strike.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A government official denied rumors Thursday that the illness of Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Poland's powerful ruling party leader, has sparked infighting at the highest political levels.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko by phone on Thursday about implementing the Minsk peace agreement, RIA news agency reported. Putin told Poroshenko of the lack of alternatives to the Minsk agreement, said the Kremlin press service, Ria
By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese member of parliament apologized on Thursday for jeering a lung cancer patient testifying about the dangers of secondhand smoke, saying he had spoken out to prevent discrimination against smokers. Japan lags many countries in efforts to fight smoking, with
By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces pounded rebel-held areas of the southwest with artillery on Thursday, in a steady escalation by President Bashar al-Assad who has vowed to win back the area bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The Syrian Observatory for Human