Malaysia's jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim scored a minor legal victory on Wednesday, as a court ruled that he can proceed with his bid to challenge the rejection of his petition for a royal pardon. Anwar is seen as the biggest political threat to Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been
China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday it hoped Britain and the European Union could reach a "win-win" agreement on Britain's departure from the bloc, after Prime Minister Theresa May said it would quit the EU single market when it left. May promised to seek the greatest possible
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday progress had been made in ending the decades-old stalemate on divided Cyprus, but urged Turkey to drop 'aggressive rhetoric' to reach a deal. "We are optimistic but with prudence and responsibility, as this situation merits, we will
The president-elect was hostile towards the CIA and other US intelligence agencies. The president-elect at issue here was Richard Nixon. Mr. Nixon loathed the Ivy League types who then dominated the CIA.
The widow of the shooter who killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., has been indicted on a federal terrorism charge, court documents unsealed Monday reveal. Noor Salman, whose husband Omar Mateen rampaged through the LGBT hotspot last June, faces the possibility of life in prison
The musical lineup for "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" on Thursday, which still includes rock band 3 Doors Down, country star Toby Keith, and Lee Greenwood, the man behind the patriotic hit "God Bless the USA," has grown progressively thinner as Inauguration Day draws
Eight of the world’s richest men now own as much wealth as half of the world’s poorest people, anti-poverty organization Oxfam said in a report released on Tuesday. Public reaction to inequality is driving political division in rich countries, the group wrote. On the upside, poor countries have also
LONDON (AP) — British anti-European Union politician Nigel Farage says he will attend Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities have extended a residence permit for U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency.
HSBC bank would likely switch 1,000 jobs to Paris from London, with Britain planning to leave the EU single market under Brexit, chief executive Stuart Gulliver told Bloomberg Television. Speaking from the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort Davos, Gulliver said in an interview that "about
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Special flights are being organized to evacuate British tourists from Gambia where the threat of a military intervention looms.
Gambia's Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency just days before he was due to step down, with British and Dutch travel agencies scrambling to evacuate thousands of tourists Wednesday. Jammeh, who has ruled The Gambia with an iron fist for 22 years, initially acknowledged opponent Adama Barrow
By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen filed a $1-million defamation lawsuit against opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Wednesday, keeping up pressure ahead of elections. Political tension has been growing in the Southeast Asian country ahead of local elections this
By Subrata Nagchoudhury KOLKATA, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two people were killed and about a dozen wounded in eastern India when villagers protesting the takeover of their land for a power station clashed with police and government officials in the latest instance of violence over land use
By Amantha Perera COLOMBO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With rainfall in many areas just a third of that last year and many water reservoirs far below normal levels, Sri Lankans have begun holding traditional ceremonies to invoke rain – some with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer relied on his Grand Slam experience during the most important points to beat Noah Rubin 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Wednesday, maintaining his record of never failing to reach the third round at the 18 Australian Opens he's contested.
BEIJING (AP) — China is preparing to retaliate if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump raises duties on Chinese goods and already has toughened its stance, an American business group said Wednesday. Trump, who is due to be inaugurated Friday, threatened during his campaign to raise import duties on Chinese
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's exiled opposition leader is facing two new defamation lawsuits stemming from a Facebook post that accused Prime Minister Hun Sen of offering a young political operative $1 million to attack the opposition.
TOKYO (AP) — A fast-growing Japanese hotel chain is facing criticism over a book penned by the hotel's owner that says the Rape of Nanking was fabricated.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldova's prime minister on Wednesday reacted angrily to a suggestion by the nation's president that the ex-Soviet republic may shelve a trade pact with the European Union.
Umm al-Heiran (Israel) (AFP) - An Israeli policeman was killed on Wednesday while taking part in an operation to demolish homes in an Arab village, with authorities saying he was targeted in a car-ramming attack. The driver was earlier reported shot dead by police in Umm al-Heiran in southern Israel
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Europe's team for the 2018 Ryder Cup in France will have an extra captain's pick and is set to contain more in-form players following a revamp of the qualifying system in the wake of a heavy loss to the United States last year.
Nguyen Thi Thanh Loan grew up on a small plot of land in rural Vietnam, with just enough food to eat, few new clothes and no disposable income. Today she works in a Ford factory assembling cars from Chinese, Thai, American and European parts, her children drink imported milk and Coca Cola and she holidays
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's justice minister says the capture of the suspected perpetrator of the New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul will lead to a better understanding of the Islamic State group's operations in Turkey.