By Diego Oré and Anggy Polanco CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's socialist government and the opposition on Monday announced talks for the weekend to deal with a political standoff that has intensified since the suspension of a referendum drive to remove 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 Tom Allard and Clare Baldwin MANILA (Reuters) - Signaling a shift in strategy in its blood-soaked war against drugs, Philippines police aim to reduce the killing of suspects and put more resources into arresting prominent people tied to the trade, two sources with knowledge of the matter said. Project
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
Donald Trump urged Americans to "rise above the noise" of the caustic 2016 race and elect him president, as he insisted he is winning against Hillary Clinton despite polls that show the opposite. "You've got to get out and vote," Trump told an enthusiastic crowd in Tampa, Florida
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen stormed a police training center late Monday in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province and detonated explosive vests, killing at least 48 police trainees, authorities said. Baluchistan's top health official, Noorul Haq, said at least 116 people were wounded — mostly
Despite tensions over conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, Russia and the West have maintained a strong working relationship in the Arctic and Canada's new Liberal government is looking to further bolster that cooperation. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has continued to press Moscow over its annexation
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Former President Jorge Batlle, an extroverted and irreverent politician who was a force in Uruguayan politics for half a century and led it during one of its worst economic recessions, died on Monday. He was 88.
Peruvian prosecutors on Monday asked a court to sentence a deputy minister accused of graft to nine years in prison, in a case that could undermine President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's bid to show he is tough on corruption. Prosecutors charged Deputy Agriculture Minister Juan Carlos Gonzales of colluding
Scientists raised the alert level for a remote Aleutian volcano on Monday after an explosion was detected on the mountain and heard by residents of a tiny village some 45 miles (72 km) away, a monitoring website said. Cleveland Volcano, a 5,676-foot (1,730-metre) peak on the uninhabited Chuginadak
Venezuela's government proposed talks to ease the country's political crisis after Pope Francis intervened, but an opposition leader branded it a ploy by President Nicolas Maduro to cling to power. Maduro had a private audience with the pope at the Vatican on Monday. The opposition MUD coalition
By Linda Sieg and Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte softened his remarks about a "separation" from long-time ally the United States on the eve of a visit to Japan, a country worried about Manila's apparent pivot away from Washington and toward China
Rangers manager Mark Warburton has cautioned his club not to spend rashly in a bid to bridge the gap with rivals Celtic. The 54-year-old Englishman's warning came on the back of Rangers' second Old Firm defeat of the season as they lost 1-0 to Celtic in a League Cup semi-final on Sunday. Celtic
By Gul Yusufzai and Mehreen Zahra-Malik QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - At least 59 people were killed and 117 critically wounded when gunman stormed a Pakistani police training academy in the southwestern city of Quetta, government officials said on Tuesday. Most of the dead were police cadets. Mir
Premier League club Watford are under investigation for allegedly submitting forged HSBC bank letters to support Gino Pozzo taking control of the club, British media reported on Monday. The English Football League has launched a probe into documentation submitted to the sport authority by Watford in
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria where government forces have renewed their attacks on eastern rebel-held districts of the city of Aleppo (all times local):
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors said Monday that they had found a tunnel in the border city of Tijuana that led toward or into the United States.
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Shailene Woodley will stand trial in January on charges stemming from her arrest with more than two dozen other activists while protesting construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, court documents showed on Monday. Woodley, 24, who has pleaded not guilty
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says he could have done a better job handling a controversial Aug. 31 meeting with Republican candidate Donald Trump.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Metta World Peace and Thomas Robinson both went into training camp with only a small chance of making the Los Angeles Lakers' roster.
By Tom Esslemont LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo are battered by air strikes, ground offensives and shelling, what has happened to the world's responsibility to protect populations under threat? The Geneva Conventions and the United Nations Security
By Laurie Goering LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Building just a third of planned new coal-fired power plants around the world would push hundreds of millions of people into poverty as it accelerates climate change past an agreed limit of 2 degrees Celsius of warming, development experts warn