By Diego Oré and Anggy Polanco CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's socialist government and opposition on Monday announced surprise talks for the weekend to deal with a worsening political standoff since the suspension of a referendum drive to remove unpopular President Nicolas
By Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May tried to persuade the leaders of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on Monday to work with her government on a common Brexit negotiating position, but the Scottish leader dismissed the meeting as "deeply frustrating"
By David Brunnstrom and Manuel Mogato WASHINGTON/MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is confident after speaking to his Philippine counterpart that the two countries can "work through" a period of confusion caused by anti-American rhetoric from President Rodrigo Duterte,
At this point, almost everyone in the United States wishes it was over. How will the next president – Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump – move to heal the nation following an election that’s further polarized the electorate and brought some of the worst aspects of US politics to the fore? After all,
Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced to 10 to 23 months in jail Monday for leaking grand jury information to the media as part of a personal vendetta against a rival and then lying about it under oath, according to WTAE news in Pittsburgh. Ms. Kane had pleaded for a lenient
Thanksgiving. “In an American election, there are no losers, because whether or not our candidates are successful, the next morning we all wake up as Americans,” he said. Thanksgiving has sometimes arrived soon after the United States faced a crisis and a need for healing.
Ashers Baking Co., in Belfast, was found guilty of discrimination last May after the Northern Ireland Equality Commission brought a lawsuit against the bakery for refusing to bake a cake decorated with the words "Support Gay Marriage" and a picture of Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie
By Gul Yusufzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Gunmen stormed a Pakistani police training academy in the southwestern city of Quetta late on Monday night, wounding up to a dozen recruits and taking hostages, officials said. Some 200 trainees are stationed at the facility, officials said, and some had
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says it is looking to raise $200 million from member states to compensate the families of people who have died from cholera in Haiti.
CALAIS, France (AP) — France began the mass evacuation Monday of the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle," a mammoth project to erase the humanitarian blight on its northern border, where thousands fleeing war or poverty have lived in squalor, most hoping to sneak into Britain.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump launched their two-week scramble to the finish line of the US presidential race Monday, with the billionaire Republican dismissing the polls to insist he's "winning" the race. "This is bigger than Brexit, what's going on," the 70-year-old
Colombia's communist FARC rebels said Monday they were "close" to agreeing on new terms to rescue a peace accord that was rejected by voters in a referendum. The deal that was put to the vote was to see the FARC disarm and turn into a political party, with amnesties for some of its members
LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua's proposed world heavyweight title fight with Wladimir Klitschko in December will not go ahead.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes bitter rivals Manchester United have handed his team an advantage by playing down Wednesday's League Cup local derby at Old Trafford. The injury-plagued Belgium international defender started a game for the first time since April in Sunday's 1
The United Nations on Monday blamed all sides in Syria after it failed to secure agreement to evacuate critically injured and sick Syrians from Aleppo. UN aid agencies, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, the Red Cross and other medical groups held days of negotiations to try to secure safe passage for the
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police in Brazil are looking for at least 10 men in connection with the gang rape of a woman on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Up until last week, Manny Pacquiao was concentrating on trying to get the death penalty restored in the Philippines.
NEW YORK (AP) — A massive internet attack that paralyzed Twitter, Netflix and other services is being blamed on a specific kind of malware designed to harness the power of ordinary consumer devices.
Four civilians were killed and 14 other people injured in Central African Republic on Monday when U.N. peacekeepers exchanged fire with armed men during a protest against the U.N. military presence, the United Nations said. The clashes occurred as hundreds of protesters gathered to call for troops from
Venezuela's government and opposition agreed Monday to launch talks in the hope of settling the political crisis in a volatile country stricken by food shortages. The national dialogue aims to calm tensions after the opposition accused socialist President Nicolas Maduro of trampling on democracy
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced concern to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday about renewed fighting and air strikes in the Syrian city of Aleppo after a break of several days, the State Department said. Lavrov and Kerry discussed the situation in Syria in a phone call and agreed
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's main opposition party on Monday tried to block a government plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, saying the move is illegal and that the country's top court should intervene.
The International Criminal Court on Monday urged member states to seek a consensus with critical African nations, while stressing that South Africa and Burundi's announced departures would not take place for at least year. "Today more than ever, there is a huge need for universal justice,"
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made a surprise visit on Monday to Pope Francis, who urged the embattled leader to alleviate people's suffering and negotiate with the opposition to solve his country's crisis. The private, evening meeting took