By Andrew Cawthorne and Leon Wietfeld CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans voted on Sunday in mayoral races that the ruling Socialist Party is likely to win, deepening opposition splits and consolidating President Nicolas Maduro's position ahead of a likely 2018 reelection campaign. Major opposition
Australian media reports on Chinese interference in Australia are racist and paranoid, China's top newspaper said on Monday, stepping up a war of words over concerns in Australia about Chinese influence in the country. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said last week he took reports very
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias backed by Russian air power stepped up a military campaign against rebels in eastern Hama province in a push towards the rebel stronghold of Idlib province in northwestern Syria, rebels and witnesses said. The Islamist
“North Korea continued its defiance of the international community with the test of yet another ballistic missile [Nov. 29],” states an editorial. “In response to this latest outrage, concerned governments continue to try to muster a concerted effort to constrain North Korean behavior.... Still, flaws
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President Trump’s efforts to restrict entry to the United States for citizens from eight countries came a few steps closer to a final resolution this week. Two federal appeals courts heard arguments on whether the latest version of the travel ban, which would effect 150 million mostly-Muslim people,
On Dec. 6, lawmakers in Taiwan voted to rid the island of a prominent symbol of the country’s past. The law, coming 30 years after Taiwan moved toward democracy, shows how far a people will go to free themselves from a cultural legacy that may hinder progress in individual rights and equality before
Arsene Wenger insists Olivier Giroud will not leave Arsenal in January despite the France striker's lack of starting opportunities. Giroud has yet to start a Premier League game this season, but he showed his value coming off the bench when he headed a late equaliser to secure a 1-1 draw at Southampton
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras' electoral court finished a hand recount of votes in nearly 5,000 ballot boxes Sunday, saying that results were "extremely consistent" with original data for the presidential election two weeks earlier.
HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — Kane Williamson scored an unbeaten half century as New Zealand led the West Indies by 248 runs at lunch Monday with eight second-innings wickets remaining on the third day of the second cricket test.
By Tom Allard and Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) - As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunize one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's "expertise"
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American Angel Yin won the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic in a playoff Sunday, beating South Korea's In-Kyung Kim with a birdie on the second extra hole.
Captain Kane Williamson was leading New Zealand to a substantial advantage over the West Indies as they recovered from the early loss of both openers on day three of the second Test in Hamilton. At lunch, New Zealand were 96 for two in their second innings, a lead of 248 with eight wickets remaining
By Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will hail "a new sense of optimism" in Brexit talks on Monday, telling parliament Britain and the European Union should sign off on a deal at a summit this week "to move forwards together" to discuss future trade ties
Prime Minister Theresa May will tell British lawmakers Monday there is a "new sense of optimism" around Brexit talks after striking an initial agreement last week with the European Union. In a statement to parliament following the preliminary deal reached Friday with the EU over Britain'
Australian cricket fans are paying homage to Test spinner Nathan "Garry" Lyon by making him the must-have Christmas tree topper this festive season. The GOAT, or "The Greatest Of All Time", has been one of Australia's best-performing players in the Ashes Test series against England
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Vote counting began Sunday night in mayoral elections across Venezuela that pitted candidates backed by socialist President Nicolas Maduro against a fractured opposition still bruised by a poor showing in gubernatorial contests earlier in the year.
German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said there was no place for anti-Semitism in Germany after demonstrators angered by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel burned Israeli flags in Berlin. On Sunday, about 2,500 people demonstrated in Berlin against
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona needed an overzealous tackle by an inexperienced Villarreal opponent to help keep its five-point lead at the top of the Spanish league on Sunday.
KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Japan's Nao Kodaira and Canada's Ted-Jan Bloemen set world records Sunday on the final day of the World Cup speedskating event at the Utah Olympic Oval.
By Phoenix Tso SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - A raging wildfire pushed toward a string of California coastal cities on Sunday, prompting new evacuations as crews fought to save homes in the face of gusty winds that have fueled blazes across the state for nearly a week. Authorities ordered residents
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Chants of "Ole!" rang out from a boisterous corner of Old Trafford as Manchester City saw out a record 14th straight Premier League win by keeping possession right in front of its jubilant fans.
Honduras's President Juan Orlando Hernandez maintained his lead in disputed election results after a partial recount, the head of the electoral tribunal said on Sunday. An official winner of the November 26 election has still not been announced, and the small Central American nation of 10 million
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador recently urged the world to sever diplomatic ties with North Korea, she was sketchy on the details: Should all embassies close? How about those providing the U.S. intelligence from the largely inscrutable country? And what of Sweden,