By Marton Dunai BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The foundation of Budapest-born financier George Soros said on Friday it was considering its future in Hungary after enduring repeated attacks from Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who offered the liberal body an unfond farewell. Critics of the right-wing Hungarian
By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Almost a year after U.S. President Donald Trump inaugurated NATO's new billion-dollar headquarters with fanfare at a special summit, alliance officials are now finally moving in, leaving their prefab 1960s base that leaked during rainstorms. Two decades of planning
By Lizbeth Diaz MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of 50 Central American migrants who set out from southern Mexico in late March have reached the U.S. border, having endured the long journey despite threats by President Donald Trump to secure the border with National Guard personnel. Since peaking at
During the decade she lived with her boyfriend, Sara Elmer was surrounded by guns. “I was in survival mode every day,” says Ms. Elmer. Indeed, in the United States, close to half the number of women killed in violent homicides each year are fatally shot by their intimate partners, according to federal
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Kremlin forces appear to be badly losing their latest war, but it isn't in Syria or Ukraine. It's in cyberspace, where Russia's communications watchdog Roskomnadzor this week began trying to block the popular messaging app Telegram because its encoded services are allegedly “terrorist friendly
Just before its annual meeting this week, the World Bank announced that an African railroad company would be barred for two years from any new loans from the bank because of a corrupt act. This is the latest example of a legal trend in many countries, from Argentina to Singapore, as well as at the World
By John Miller BERN (Reuters) - Switzerland's top law enforcer took on 237 new criminal investigations last year, 25 percent more than in 2016, as one of the world's most secretive financial centers steps up efforts to tackle international crime. Attorney General Michael Lauber, at a press
About 80 Rohingya in a wooden boat arrived in Indonesia Friday, officials said, the latest batch of the vulnerable minority to come ashore in the world's biggest Muslim majority nation. The group landed in Aceh province on Sumatra island, just weeks after dozens of the persecuted Muslim minority
A U.N.-marked vehicle was in the area close to the site of the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria's Douma on Friday under escort from Russian military police, a Reuters witness said. The arrival of the vehicle comes three days after a U.N. security team turned back while doing reconnaissance
By Heekyong Yang and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - Diplomatic foes North and South Korea installed a direct phone line between their leaders on Friday as they prepare for the first summit since 2007 - and the connection was great, the South's presidential office said. South Korea's presidential
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's enemies have been seeing Greece as a "safe haven" and the Greek attitude regarding individuals Ankara sees as supporters of a 2016 failed coup damages ties, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday. Speaking to reporters after Friday prayers, Yildirim
Thousands of people around Berlin's central railway station were evacuated on Friday as bomb disposal experts began defusing an unexploded World War II explosive unearthed on a building site. Arriving from Leipzig on a day trip to Berlin, Japanese tourist Yamamoto looked bewildered as he was told
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president has cut short a visit to Britain to return home and deal with violent protests in a provincial capital.
Basque separatist group ETA asked forgiveness from its victims for the first time Friday for the "pain" caused by its decades-long campaign of violence, in a penultimate step towards disbandment. ETA waged a nearly four-decade campaign of bombings and shootings for an independent Basque state
RIYADH, Saud Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says four policemen were killed after gunmen attacked a security checkpoint in the southwestern province of Asir, which borders Yemen.
Britain expressed confidence on Friday that there would no return of a hard border with EU member Ireland after Brexit, saying it did not recognize reports that the bloc had rubbished its proposals. Last year, the European Union rejected Britain's proposals for preventing a return to a hard border
German police have detained a Porsche manager in a probe into the diesel emissions cheating scandal that the luxury car brand's parent company Volkswagen has struggled to shed. Porsche chief Oliver "Blume informed the workforce that the prosecutor of Stuttgart has taken a manager into custody
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers have set up a special group to focus on Russian meddling, saying more must be done to understand the extent of Moscow's "malign influence."
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea installed the first-ever telephone hotline between their leaders Friday as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. South Korea's presidential office said a successful test call was conducted on
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian fishermen rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims from a boat stranded off Aceh province on Friday, police said, in the latest attempt by members of the persecuted ethnic group to flee Myanmar by sea.
It raises questions that Russian journalists have been able to visit sites in Syria that U.N. chemical weapons inspectors have not, a spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry said on Friday. The United States said on Thursday it had credible information that Russia and Syria are trying to "sanitize