By Dave Graham MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most notorious kingpin who escaped two maximum-security jails, shipped countless tonnes of drugs around the world and became one of the world´s most-wanted fugitives, was extradited to the United States on Thursday
By Tim Cocks and Emma Farge BANJUL/DAKAR (Reuters) - West African armies halted an operation in Gambia aimed at installing the country's new president, Adama Barrow, on Thursday so regional leaders could make one last attempt to convince longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh to step aside. Barrow took the
By Raquel Stenzel and Brad Brooks SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki, who was overseeing a graft investigation into scores of powerful politicians, was killed in a plane crash on Thursday, raising questions about who will take over the country's biggest ever corruption
Normally that’s not a difficult question to answer about a new president’s first speech. Think John F. Kennedy’s inaugural – “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,” etc. This was his nomination acceptance address at the Republican National Convention, where
When France's presidential election proceedings began last year, the universal favorite was François Fillon, the nominee of the center-right Republican Party. Marine Le Pen, head of France's right-wing populist and nationalist National Front party, was still considered a somewhat distant prospect
A quiet residential street in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Washington, D.C., was abruptly transformed into a dance club Wednesday night when hundreds of activists showed up armed with glow sticks, glitter, and the music of Lady Gaga. As participants in the "Queer Dance Party at Mike Pence'
Republicans as a whole identify themselves by supporting conservative social and fiscal causes, but for some, a major sign of loyalty to the party could involve supporting Fox News. Its conservative perspective has pushed it to become the most watched 24-hour cable news network, with media commentators
LONDON (AP) — British anti-European Union politician Nigel Farage says he will attend Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska has opened an office in Tokyo to help promote trade and advance a long hoped-for natural gas pipeline project.
BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth accelerated slightly in the final quarter of 2016, shored up by government spending and booming real estate sales, but its full-year performance still was the weakest in nearly three decades.
Mexico extradited drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States -- handing over one of the world's most notorious criminals on the eve of US President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Guzman is the head of the Sinaloa cartel, which is accused of generating much of
The Dow Jones industrial average erased its gains for 2017 on Thursday as it fell for the fifth day in a row, part of a pullback for stock indexes. Treasury yields continued their upward march.
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company is paying almost $7 million to U.S. authorities to end a more than five-year corrupt practices investigation of the firm's former relationship with a consultant in Macao and China, company and federal officials said Thursday. With
DARWIN, Australia (AP) — A 47-year-old man has been killed by crocodile while trying to cross a flooded river in northern Australian wilderness, police said Friday.
BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth rises to 6.8 percent in last quarter of 2016; full-year growth 6.7 percent, weakest since 1990.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Supreme Court judge central to the huge corruption investigation roiling Brazil died in a plane crash Thursday, casting doubt over the future of a probe that has reached to the top of the political and economic elite, threatening the president himself.
African troops have suspended an operation to force Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh to hand over power, launching a last bid to convince him to leave the country through talks, the president of regional bloc ECOWAS said Thursday. The talks will be led by Guinean president Alpha Conde in the Gambian capital
Mexico extradited top drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to New York on Thursday, ending a career that included two jail breaks and a lead role in a national drug war, the day before Donald Trump assumes the U.S. presidency. Guzman, 59, was one of the world's most wanted drug kingpins
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company is paying almost $7 million to U.S. authorities to end a more than five-year corrupt practices investigation of the firm's former relationship with a consultant in Macao and China, company and federal officials said Thursday.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A rainy morning gave way to mostly cloudy skies on Friday as defending champion Angelique Kerber and top-seeded Andy Murray prepare for their third-round matches at the Australian Open.
Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Manchester United's visit to Stoke on Saturday offers the chance to exorcise some bad memories as Jose Mourinho's side look to reel in the Premier League's top four. United's lowest point of last season came in this fixture when, amid fevered speculation
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Opener Soumya Sarkar made a maiden half century on Friday in an unbroken partnership of 90 for the third wicket which helped Bangladesh recover from the loss of two early wickets and reach 128-2 at lunch on the first day of the second test against New Zealand.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A TV commentator has been dropped from coverage of the Australian Open and has apologized for how he spoke about Venus Williams' play in the second round, saying he was describing her aggressive style as "guerrilla" tactics and not comparing her with a "
Britain's Royal Navy were on Thursday brought in to dispose of a suspected World War II bomb discovered in London's River Thames close to parliament, police said. "The Royal Navy are now in attendance and will safely remove and dispose of the ordnance over the next few hours," London