By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - International journalists left on a marathon journey to a North Korean nuclear test site on Wednesday, after Pyongyang belatedly cleared a number of South Korean media to witness what it says will be the dismantling of its only nuclear test facility. North Korea has
An American citizen working at the U.S. consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has reported suffering from "abnormal" sounds and pressure leading to a mild brain injury, the U.S. embassy said on Wednesday. The embassy, which issued a health alert to Americans living in China,
By Massimiliano Di Giorgio and Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Sergio Mattarella summoned on Wednesday a political novice who has been put forward by the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and far-right League as their candidate to lead a coalition government. The meeting with little-known
As he has watched the aftermath of school shootings this year – including a massacre Friday in Santa Fe, Texas – Carson Collins has felt the pressure to grieve and move on. Carson, a senior, was one of those locked in a classroom, ready along with his fellow students to charge the shooter in the hallway
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tried to be as polite and diplomatic as possible in assessing the Trump administration’s post-nuclear-deal Plan B for dealing with Iran. Point 1: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – who on Monday announced the new plan, which aims to “crush” Iran with “the strongest
It was April 7, 2012, and on the dusty floor of his tiny pharmacy, Vincent Anibueze was waiting to die. Anibueze thought of what Aisha would do when he was gone. Back when they first met and her mother had forbidden her to marry him, a Christian, Aisha had stood her ground.
As befits its reputation for generosity, Canada is ranked in the top four of nations most accepting of migrants, according to a recent Gallup poll. This distinction may help explain why, as the host of a Group of Seven summit of major Western leaders, Canada has invited a most unlikely guest to the
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Bulgaria has hit a setback to its hopes of soon becoming a member of the euro after the European Central Bank said the EU's poorest country needs "wide-ranging" reforms to get its economy in shape to join.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Preparations for possible summit meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have not advanced since the two men spoke on the phone on March 20, Kremlin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said on Wednesday. Trump proposed during a telephone
By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - The prospect of an 81-year-old economist critical of Italy's euro zone membership becoming economy minister has brought fresh concern to Italian markets already rattled by the imminent formation of an anti-establishment government. Italian bond yields rose on Tuesday
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine immigration bureau has turned down an Australian nun's appeal for the reversal of an order revoking her missionary visa after the president complained about her joining opposition rallies and ordered her to leave the country.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and South Korea are laboring to keep the U.S. summit with North Korea on track even after President Donald Trump abruptly said "there's a very substantial chance" it won't go off as planned. "The fate and the future of the Korean Peninsula hinge
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and South Korea are laboring to keep the U.S. summit with North Korea on track even after President Donald Trump abruptly said "there's a very substantial chance" it won't go off as planned.
Thousands of refugees and migrants have crossed this year into EU member Croatia from Bosnia on their way to Europe's richer countries but many are stuck in border towns, where locals say they can no longer cope and worry about security. All of a sudden there were 500 of them," said Rasim Pajezetovic
An Israeli court on Wednesday suspended an expulsion order for Human Rights Watch's country director until a decision is taken on a HRW legal challenge against it, the rights watchdog said. The injunction granted by the district court in Jerusalem came only a day ahead of the deadline for Omar Shakir
By Jake Spring BRASILIA (Reuters) - Five grain trading houses, including Cargill Inc and Bunge Ltd, and dozens of farmers have been fined a total of 105.7 million reais ($29 million) for activities connected to illegal deforestation, Brazilian authorities announced on Wednesday. The five trading firms
LONDON (AP) — A woman in Britain was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison Wednesday for forcing her teenage daughter to marry a relative in Pakistan almost twice her age.
BEIJING (AP) — China's government pledged Wednesday to work conscientiously with Washington ahead of a visit by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to Beijing to work on resolving a sprawling trade dispute between the world's two biggest economies.
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — A Macedonian criminal court on Wednesday sentenced former conservative prime minister Nikola Gruevski to two years in prison for unlawfully influencing officials at the interior ministry over the purchase of a luxury bulletproof car.
Catalonia's new separatist president on Wednesday postponed the swearing in of his administration after Madrid rejected four regional minister who are in jail or exile over the region's independence push. Catalan president Quim Torra, who took office last week, denounced in a statement the &
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese President Michel Aoun will begin consultations with MPs on Thursday to pick the next prime minister, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said. Aoun is obliged to designate as prime minister the candidate with the greatest support among MPs. Outgoing Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Nine Romanians were killed when the bus they were traveling in slammed into an oncoming truck in Hungary, authorities said Wednesday.
GENEVA (AP) — The younger brother of Alpine skier Lara Gut is leaving the Switzerland team to race for neighboring Liechtenstein.
Malaysia's newly appointed finance minister has asked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to be appointed as auditors for scandal-hit state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), he said on Wednesday. 1MDB is the subject of money laundering investigations in at least six countries, including the
By Michael Georgy and Babak Dehghanpisheh BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United States has contacted members of a political bloc in Iraq led by a former foe, the Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, after his election win put him in a strong position to influence the formation of a new government, a top Sadr