By Michael Holden and Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May must give parliament a vote before she can formally start Britain's exit from the European Union, the UK Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, giving lawmakers who oppose her Brexit plans a shot at amending them. A "
By Rami Amichay and Baz Ratner GOLAN HEIGHTS (Reuters) - It happens nearly every night. After dark, the Syrian wounded come to known locations on the Israel-Syria front in the Golan Heights, driven by desperation to seek help from an enemy army. Israeli soldiers on lookout or patrol spot them waiting
China said on Tuesday it hopes Mongolia has learned a lesson and will keep a promise not to invite the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama again after his visit in November led to a chill in relations. The Dalai Lama is upheld as a spiritual leader in predominantly Buddhist Mongolia, but China regards
As a former White House child, Chelsea Clinton knows firsthand how it feels to be the victim of media bullying. "Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does – to be a kid," wrote Clinton in a Facebook post Sunday that amassed more than 11,000 shares and more than 136,000 reactions.
US courts recognize that political speech often contains crude, offensive hyperboles, but Madonna's comment shows the conflict between protecting a president, a vice president, and their families, and protecting free speech. Madonna’s comments sparked outrage among Trump staffers. On “Fox News
“We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power,” President Donald Trump declared in his inaugural speech Friday. From this day forward it’s going to be only America first. Recommended: What do you know about Donald
LONDON (AP) — British anti-European Union politician Nigel Farage says he will attend Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president.
(Reuters) - The Standing Rock Sioux tribe in a statement on Tuesday said it opposed U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order that would allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to move forward. The tribe, in a statement, said the $3.8 billion project would contaminate U.S. and tribal water supply,
Iraq's oil is the property of Iraqis, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday, in reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump who argued that the United States should have taken possession of the nation's crude reserves. In a speech to CIA officials on Saturday, Trump suggested the United
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed two orders on Tuesday to move forward with construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, rolling back key Obama administration environmental policies in favor of expanding energy infrastructure. Trump campaigned
LONDON (AP) — Shares in telecoms giant BT plunged by a fifth Tuesday after the London-based company warned of the cost of an accounting scandal at its Italian business and broad weakness in the global market.
Russia has given rebels a draft version of a new constitution for Syria drawn up by Moscow to speed up political negotiations to end the conflict, the Kremlin's envoy said Tuesday. "We have handed the Syrian armed opposition a draft constitution of Syria prepared by Russian specialists for
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A commission of experts in Kosovo has started work to measure the territory before August 2015 when a demarcation border deal with neighboring Montenegro, vehemently contested by the country's opposition, was signed.
By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Heavy fighting erupted in northwestern Syria on Tuesday between a powerful jihadist organization and more moderate rebel groups, threatening to further weaken the opposition to President Bashar al-Assad in its biggest territorial stronghold. Rebel groups fighting under
Iraqi forces retook the last area of Mosul east of the Tigris River Tuesday, 100 days into an offensive whose next phase aid groups warned could have dire consequences for civilians. Army units flushed out fighters of the Islamic State group from a rural area on the northern edge of Mosul, completing
LA VENTA, Colombia (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is meeting with leaders of Colombia's largest rebel movement in an area where they will soon begin turning over weapons as part of a historic peace deal.
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Russia, Turkey and Iran, who sponsored the first face-to-face meeting between Syria's armed opposition and Syrian government in Kazakhstan this week, issued a joint statement at the conclusion of the talks Tuesday announcing their intention to establish a trilateral mechanism
Bulgaria's president will appoint a former parliamentary speaker as the country's caretaker prime minister until a new government can be formed after an early election in the spring, two sources familiar with the process said on Tuesday. Ognyan Gerdzhikov, 70, will most likely be appointed by
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has been questioned by police after being accused of racially abusing an employee at Heathrow Airport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.
The head of Germany's Social Democrats on Tuesday abandoned an expected bid to challenge Chancellor Angela Merkel in September's general election, nominating former European Parliament speaker Martin Schulz instead. Sigmar Gabriel, 57, who currently serves as vice chancellor and economy minister
By Waverly Colville BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The newest inhabitant of Belgium's Planckendael Zoo has arrived - a baby giraffe, born on Jan. 19. A video released by the zoo shows mother Megara standing as she gives birth and her baby falling about two meters. It was the first birth of 2017 for Planckendael
They breathed a sigh of relief when strongman Yahya Jammeh finally left The Gambia. "At the end of the month, after I've bought a sack of rice, we barely have anything left to live off," said Abdoulie Sabaly, a 29-year-old teacher and father of two. Barrow won a December election, but
A Croatian school came under fire Tuesday for refusing to display an exhibition on Jewish diarist Anne Frank because it included panels on crimes committed by the country's World War II pro-Nazi regime. The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Centre called for the school's head to be dismissed, saying