By Vladimir Soldatkin and Jack Stubbs MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the United States was in the grip of a fabricated spymania whipped up by President Donald Trump's opponents but he thought battered U.S.-Russia relations would recover one day. Putin, who
By Elizabeth Piper and Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Theresa May said on Thursday she was on course to deliver Brexit and a new partnership with the European Union, shrugging off a parliamentary defeat that could weaken her hand as the decisive phase of talks begins. The British prime minister
By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union nations are set to achieve a 70-year-old ambition to integrate their defenses on Thursday, signing a pact between 25 EU governments to fund, develop and deploy armed forces together after Britain's decision to quit the bloc. First blocked by the
Taking their cue from President Trump, some congressional Republicans are intensifying charges that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 presidential election is suspect because it is laced with pro-Democratic political bias. At one point Rep. Steve Chabot (R) of Ohio suggested
After he declared victory over Islamic State (ISIS) on Dec. 9, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi made an important promise. Mr. Abadi is now the latest world leader searching for national reconciliation and a healing of social wounds after the end of an armed conflict or the collapse of an authoritarian
Doug Jones, the Democratic lawyer who snatched a historic Senate win in Alabama on Tuesday, is a man of high ideals. In 1977, when he was still in law school, the young Alabamian skipped contracts class with a friend to watch then-Alabama Attorney General Bill Baxley prosecute the first trial of the
During his 37 years as Zimbabwe’s prime minister and president, Robert Mugabe ordered the massacre of thousands of political opponents, ran the country’s economy into the ground, and instilled a culture of political violence and paranoia that will likely long outlast him. “Robert Gabriel Mugabe’s legacy
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Stephen Piscotty has been traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Oakland Athletics for two infield prospects, allowing the outfielder to be near his family's home in Pleasanton, California, following his mother's diagnosis with Lou Gehrig's disease.
PARIS (Reuters) - At least four people, including two children were killed after a train collided with a school bus, several French media outlets reported on Thursday. (Reporting by Paris Newsroom; editing by Richard Lough)
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is buying the Murdoch family's Fox movie and television studios and some cable and international TV businesses for about $52.4 billion, as the home of Mickey Mouse tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business.
By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday presented for the first time pieces of what it said were Iranian weapons supplied to the Iran-aligned Houthi militia in Yemen, describing it as conclusive evidence that Tehran was violating U.N. resolutions. Reuters was given advanced
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's defense minister says a plane crash that killed the nation's president in 2010 in Russia was preceded by two explosions on board, calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to "take responsibility for what happened."
PARIS (AP) — French authorities say there has been a "serious rail accident" in southern France involving a school bus and a regional train.
By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Poland's new prime minister said on Thursday he expected the European Commission to launch an unprecedented punishment procedure against Warsaw next week after months of wrangling over the rule of law. Mateusz Morawiecki, who took over as Poland's
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Naples' Christmas artisans are at it again, turning figures from current events into ceramic characters to decorate miniature Nativity scenes that take over Italian living rooms this time of year.
By Ian Graham BELFAST (Reuters) - A leader of a British far-right group whose anti-Islamic posts were retweeted by U.S. President Donald Trump was arrested in Northern Ireland on Thursday minutes after being bailed over a separate incident. Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of the fringe anti-immigrant
North Korea's UN ambassador on Thursday met with a senior UN official who made a recent trip to Pyongyang to push for talks on ending the crisis over the reclusive country's nuclear and missile tests. Ambassador Ja Song Nam held talks with Jeffrey Feltman, the UN's political affairs chief
BANGKOK (AP) — International aid group Doctors Without Borders said its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar's security forces. The group, known by its French acronym MSF, said in a statement made available Thursday
LONDON (AP) — The extradition hearing for Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya will be extended until January when a hearing on what evidence meets legal guidelines will be held.
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's information minister says the Cabinet has approved licenses for three international companies to carry out exploratory drilling off the Lebanese coast.
By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Palestinians including hundreds of gunmen rallied in Gaza on Thursday to mark the 30th anniversary of Hamas's founding and its chief vowed to reverse U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Earlier
(In this Dec. 13 story, corrects third paragraph to say Dourson is a former professor at the University of Cincinnati) WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former chemical industry consultant nominated by the Trump administration to head the Environmental Protection Agency's chemical safety and pollution prevention
Hungary will relax rules on the construction of small solar power plants and subsidize loans to landowners as part of efforts to promote renewable energy, a government official said on Thursday. The country's sole nuclear power plant currently provides over half of Hungary's electricity, according
LONDON (AP) — 21st Century Fox's says it will still try to complete its 11.7 billion pound ($15.4 billion) takeover offer for Sky, even though Disney is buying a large part of the company owned by Rupert Murdoch's family.