By Brad Brooks and Anthony Boadle SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian protesters torched buses, clashed with police in several cities and marched on President Michel Temer's Sao Paulo residence on Friday amid the nation's first general strike in more than two decades. Unions called the
By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will endorse a stiff set of divorce terms for Britain at a summit on Saturday, rejoicing in a rare show of unity in adversity, but well aware that may start to fray once negotiations begin. Meeting for the first time since British Prime
By Maya Nikolaeva and John Irish PARIS/CHATELLERAULT, France (Reuters) - Marine Le Pen's bid to defy the odds and win the French presidency risked a setback on Friday when her designated stand-in as National Front party leader stood down to defend himself against charges he shares the views of Holocaust
When President Donald Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, presented the outlines of the new US administration’s first budget last month, he made no bones about its purpose. “This is a hard power budget. It is not a soft power budget,” he told reporters, referring to Mr. Trump’s preference for military
On Thursday, Google activated a line of caching servers in Cuba, becoming the first foreign company with the ability to provide online content in the country. The new servers will help speed up internet access for the small percentage of Cuba's population that are internet users, and could lay a
With that bold assertion, Gov. John Kasich (R) of Ohio raised a controversial argument for American action aimed at neutralizing the North Korean nuclear threat. “An ability to remove a number of the top people, and have a more benign leadership there that understands what’s at risk, I think is perhaps
At the popular local eateries the Monitor visited, the fare ranged from smoky brisket and “frickles” (fried pickles) to fresh blueberry muffins and raspberry hot chocolate. By 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Wilma Eldridge has already made 27 pies. “It’s regular home cooking,” says Ms. Eldridge, in her
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have announced they will launch their spring offensive on Sunday, signaling plans to step up attacks as the weather warms across Afghanistan, making both travel and fighting easier.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Christians marked Palm Sunday in the Holy Land, the start of the Catholic Holy Week that concludes with Easter.
The United Nations set its sights on restarting political talks on the disputed territory of Western Sahara after the Polisario Front independence movement pulled back fighters from a tense zone. UN military observers confirmed that the Polisario forces carried out the withdrawal from the Guerguerat
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the second such test-fire flop in recent weeks but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters.
ROME (AP) — Michigan's football team tuned up for its final day together in Italy with a practice and a chemistry-building event.
Police in Brazil tear-gassed demonstrators and rioters burned buses on Friday at the end of a general strike that shut down transport, schools and banks in protest against austerity reforms. A peaceful protest by several thousand people in central Rio in the afternoon turned violent, with small groups
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Supreme Court justice in Brazil has ruled that a businessman who was once one of the world's richest people should be allowed out of prison while waiting to be tried for corruption.
Three people have been charged with supplying arms to jihadists who staged deadly attacks in 2015 on a Jewish supermarket in Paris and the Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly, a judicial source said. Investigators are trying to piece together how France-based jihadist Amedy Coulibaly obtained the weapons
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says a North Korean missile flew for several minutes and reached a maximum height of 71 kilometers (44 miles) before it apparently failed Saturday. The joint chiefs said in a statement on Saturday that the missile was fired 49 degrees northeast from an area near
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — In an April 24 story about Goldman Environmental Prize-winner Rodrigo Tot, The Associated Press reported that in the 1980s during Guatemala's civil war he was conscripted into civilian patrols a U.N.-sponsored report has classified as paramilitary groups, some of them unarmed
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military chief says an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and notorious kidnapper has been killed in clash.
MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — David Fizdale helped coax even better play out of Mike Conley and turned Marc Gasol into a 3-point shooter. The first-year coach also helped the Grizzlies extend their franchise record streak of postseason appearances to seven.
Yaya Toure believes Manchester City can prove they are the number one team in Manchester if they finish the Premier League season above their old rivals United. A 0-0 draw against United in Thursday's derby at the Etihad maintained City's one-point advantage over Jose Mourinhoâ s side in the
Jose Mourinho's depleted Manchester United side face Swansea at Old Trafford on Sunday with the manager praising the spirit shown by his exhausted squad. Louis van Gaal, Mourinho's predecessor as United manager, is not remembered with any fondness by the majority of the club's supporters
WASHINGTON (AP) — When the difference between winning and losing is a puck shot from behind the goal line that goes in off his helmet, all Henrik Lundqvist can do is shake his head.