By Elizabeth Piper BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged EU leaders to seize on "a new dynamic" in Brexit talks and solve differences over a future border with Ireland to agree a deal on their future partnership. Leaders of the European Union are expected to sign off
French President Emmanuel Macron's popularity has fallen to its lowest point so far in his presidency, a poll showed on Friday, a day after nationwide protests against his reform drive brought tens of thousands of public workers on the streets. Despite falling unemployment and a high profile internationally
By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - The United States will deploy a record number of Marines to train in Australia, the Australian defense minister said on Friday, as Washington seeks to counter what it describes as Chinese aggression in the region. Payne said 1,587 U.S. Marines will spend six months
“We are losing to China,” US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer told a House committee on Wednesday. “China is not afraid, nor will it dodge a trade war,” China’s former Vice Commerce Minister Wei Jianguo responded in an interview with Bloomberg. On Thursday, the Trump administration pulled
Tensions have risen between Israel and the militant Lebanese organization Hezbollah and its patron Iran this past year, prompting many on both sides to wonder if a new war will soon shatter a calm that has lasted more than 11 years. One is that the promise of massive destruction to both Lebanon and
It also could nudge China to better honor a cornerstone idea of the world trading system. The idea is that individuals who invent a widget or create a great work serve a grand purpose for all by bringing forth a useful discovery. To nurture such progress, their work deserves temporary legal protections
Dr. Elvis Badianga Kumbu can tell a lot about what’s happening in this part of Congo by the stories women tell him. The few paved roads that run through the region are cratered with potholes as deep as small swimming pools.
PATNA, India (AP) — A big explosion ignited a fire at an illegal firecracker factory in an eastern Indian town, killing at least five workers and injuring another 12, police said Friday.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A fire at a condominium complex in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City early Friday morning killed at least 13 people and injured another 27, police said. State media said most people died of suffocation or jumping from high floors. It's unclear whether anyone was missing, said the
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam and South Korean aim to substantially increase their bilateral trade during President Moon Jae-in's three-day visit to the Southeast Asian country.
Vietnam's state oil firm PetroVietnam has ordered Spanish energy firm Repsol to suspend its "Red Emperor" project off the country's southeastern coast following pressure from China, the BBC reported on Friday. It would be the second time in less than a year that Vietnam has had to
As international galleries and wealthy collectors descend on Hong Kong for Art Basel, life for some of the city's creatives is still a struggle to make ends meet. Art Basel's Hong Kong edition launched five years ago and spawned a host of simultaneous shows in what has become known as "
By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A big rig hauling a load too tall to clear an underpass rammed the structure with such force that authorities had to close a major Alaska highway for repairs, causing a disruption rarely seen in the state's largest city - traffic gridlock. The accident
By Pei Li and Adam Jourdan BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's media regulator is cracking down on video spoofs, the official Xinhua new agency reported, amid an intensified crackdown on any content that is deemed to be in violation of socialist core values under President Xi Jinping. The decision
South Korea's Park Hee-young, Sweden's Caroline Hedwall and American Jackie Stoelting each fired a six-under par 66 to share the lead after Thursday's opening round of the LPGA Kia Classic. In the final tuneup before next week's first major championship of the LPGA season at Rancho Mirage
Medellín (Colombia) (AFP) - Scientists will deliver a comprehensive assessment Friday of the state of biodiversity -- the animals and plants that humankind depends on to survive but has driven into a mass species extinction. The labor of some 600 scientists over three years, four reports will be unveiled
European Union leaders will lay the ground Friday for the next phase of Brexit talks after British Prime Minister Theresa May urged them to seize a "new dynamic" in the negotiations. The 27 leaders meeting in Brussels are set to adopt negotiating guidelines for talks on the future relationship
Peru's vice president Martin Vizcarra, catapulted from the relative obscurity of a diplomatic post in Canada, is expected to be sworn-in as president Friday to replace Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, forced to resign over corruption allegations. Vizcarra, ambassador to Canada as well as being his country
Australian rescuers were racing against time to save dozens of short-finned pilot whales on Friday after more than 150 of the migrating mammals got stranded on the country's west coast. More than half of the beached whales had died, said Jeremy Chick, incident controller at Western Australia'
China warned the United States on Friday that it was "not afraid of a trade war" as it threatened tariffs on $3 billion worth of US goods in retaliation over President Donald Trump's moves against Chinese imports. Beijing unveiled a hit list of products that could face duties of up to
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Mercedes sent an early signal that it could again be the team to beat in Formula One this season, setting the swiftest times in the first practice session at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Friday.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistanis are celebrating the National Day with a military parade that's showcasing short- and long-range missiles, tanks, jets, drones and other hardware.
Italy's deadlocked parliament reconvenes on Friday, with a battle for the positions of speaker in each house laying the ground for a future fight over who will lead a new government. The newly-elected lower house Chamber of Deputies and upper house Senate will begin the process of electing their
A Syrian rebel group in Eastern Ghouta announced a ceasefire from midnight Friday, a spokesman said, after fighters and their families left under a Russian-brokered evacuation deal that is the first for the shrinking opposition enclave outside Damascus. The evacuees were bussed out in the direction