France reacted cautiously on Friday to U.S. evidence which allegedly proved Iran supplied weapons to Houthi militia in Yemen, saying it was still studying information at its disposal and the United Nations had yet to draw any conclusions. The United States on Thursday presented for the first time pieces
Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancée, Meghan Markle, will marry on Saturday May 19, his office Kensington Palace said on Friday. Queen Elizabeth's grandson, fifth-in-line to the throne, and Markle, who stars in the U.S. TV legal drama "Suits", announced their engagement
By Polina Nikolskaya and Darya Korsunskaya MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev was found guilty of soliciting a $2 million bribe and sentenced to eight years in jail on Friday, in a case that has shone a rare light on infighting among the elite ahead of a presidential
Republican leaders promised tax reform would streamline things so much that 9 out of 10 Americans could file their taxes on a postcard. Recommended: What does the federal government do with your money? From policy analysts to journalists, many have criticized President Trump’s tax bill as hurtful
Outside the monumental former royal palace that looms over the main square of Bucharest, mourners have been laying flowers for days in tribute to a long-deposed and exiled king whom few of them ever knew. Crowds are waiting hours to pay their respects to King Michael I of Romania, one of the last two
“There might be pressures from the outside, but this is where you have to be strong,” says Saira, not her real name, about resisting the unlikely marriage proposal. Lobbyists pressuring the government to criminalize child marriage “were getting quite a lot of momentum” at one stage, says Tham Hui Ying
The scene at the United Nations Security Council last week was reminiscent of the run-up to the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, when the international community balked at President George W. Bush’s “with us or against us” message to the world body concerning the coming war. This time the impetus for the
By Alexander Winning and Mfuneko Toyana JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa's ruler since the end of apartheid, faces perhaps the most pivotal few days in its recent history when it meets over the weekend to choose a successor to Jacob Zuma as party leader.
Brazil's government has secured between 270 and 280 of the 308 votes needed to approve a bill to overhaul the country's bloated social security system in February, President Michel Temer said on Friday. It was the first time Temer has said how many votes are still needed to reach the three-fifths
LIMA (Reuters) - Opposition lawmakers in Peru's Congress presented a motion on Friday seeking to impeach President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski for "moral incapacity" due to his ties to Brazil's Odebrecht, a company that has admitted to paying bribes across Latin America. The motion was signed
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake shook the Indonesian capital Thursday and other cities on the country's most populous island of Java, killing an unknown number of people amid reports of collapsed buildings. Authorities issued a tsunami warning for parts of Java's coastline after
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake shook the Indonesian capital Thursday and other cities on the country's most populous island of Java, killing an unknown number of people amid reports of collapsed buildings.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck off the coast of Java in Indonesia, the United States Geological Survey said on Friday, but there were no reports of casualties. The USGS said the epicenter of the quake was located at a depth of 92 kms, about 52 kms southwest of Tasikmalaya. Indonesia’s
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors at the New York corruption trial of three former South American soccer officials have gone home for the weekend after getting started with their deliberations.
Dutch military police on Friday shot and wounded a man armed with a knife, who burst into their office at Amsterdam's busy Schiphol airport, police told AFP. "This afternoon a man came into the office of the Marechaussee (military police) here at Schiphol and threatened my colleagues with a
PARIS (AP) — France, the country that gave the world butter croissants and foie gras, often has been a place where being overweight was seen as something of a sin. But its capital is taking a hard look at the contradictions with a campaign to counter sizeism, an often disregarded kind of discrimination
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — German lugers Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken got their fifth World Cup doubles win of the season Friday, extending their series lead and further cementing themselves as the Olympic favorites.
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's top diplomat stepped back Friday from his offer of unconditional talks with North Korea, telling world powers the nuclear-armed nation must earn the right to negotiate with the United States.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A man was shot in the leg at Amsterdam's busy Schiphol Airport on Friday after he walked into a military police office and threatened staff with a knife, a spokesman for the military police said.
By Jarrett Renshaw NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Ted Cruz wants to place a cap of 10 cents each on renewable fuel credits - a fraction of their current value - to help U.S. refiners cope with the nation's biofuels policy, according to a document viewed by Reuters on Thursday. The proposal marks
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Four Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and dozens more wounded along with an Israeli officer in clashes across the West Bank and near Gaza's border on Friday as the fallout continued over President Donald Trump's announcement last week recognizing Jerusalem
By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Soccer leagues such as England's Premier League and Germany's Bundesliga won a reprieve on Friday when EU ambassadors agreed to exclude them from the scope of a copyright reform that would help make content more easily available online. The entertainment
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Union leaders representing Puerto Rico power company workers slammed local and federal officials on Friday as the U.S. territory missed a deadline to restore 95 percent of power as promised by the island's governor.
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday said a "sustained cessation of North Korea's threatening behavior" was needed before the United States could talk with Pyongyang about its development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. &