MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday the United States had no intention to leave Syria despite Washington saying it had such plans, the RIA state news agency said. Lavrov told reporters in Beijing he hoped it would become clearer how to cooperate on settling the Syrian
By Jeff Mason and Marine Pennetier WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump treated French President Emmanuel Macron to a colorful welcome ceremony at the White House on Tuesday during a state visit that threatened to expose differences on Iran, trade and Syria between two close allies. A 21
By Stephanie van den Berg THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Prosecutors appealed to a United Nations court in the Hague on Tuesday to convict former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of genocide for the killing of Croats and Muslims across Bosnia during the 1992-95 war. Karadzic, 72, was found guilty of genocide
For as long as the 27th Congressional District in Texas has been embroiled in litigation over whether it was racially gerrymandered, Nick Gilby has been working on Democratic Party campaigns there. “He wins 60 percent of the vote or more every time, regardless of who the candidate is,” adds Mr. Gilby
Sen. Bob Corker is a bundle of conflicts and contradictions. Last fall, the chairman of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee got into a Twitter war with President Trump. Indeed, there’s much to discuss: North Korea, Iran, Syria, Russia, the nomination of CIA chief Mike Pompeo for secretary
Less than a year ago, the world’s two most populous nations, India and China, almost went to war. In a tense showdown over disputed land in the Himalayas, their soldiers traded stones and punches. Now, on April 27 and 28, their leaders will meet and instead try to embrace what they have in common –
Naledi Thimbela turned that number over in her head again and again. Before she could send in the college application that might get her out of this weathered little town. Before maybe, just maybe, she could become the first person in her family to get a college degree. When Naledi was born, Olga Thimbela
By Brad Brooks RIO DE JANEIRO(Reuters) - Leaders of Rio de Janeiro's heavily armed drug gangs agree on at least one thing with the head of Brazil's army: An ongoing military intervention cannot solve the soaring crime and violence that is roiling the seaside metropolis. "Will the army
Hundreds of opposition activists in Madagascar on Tuesday called for the president to step down on a fourth straight day of anti-government protests in which at least two people have died. Seven months ahead of presidential and legislative elections, the opposition accuses the regime of trying to elbow
WASHINGTON (AP) — Praising the strength of America's oldest alliance, President Donald Trump welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron to the White House Tuesday with a pomp-filled ceremony on the South Lawn. Then they plunged into a day of talks on the future of the Iran nuclear deal and the crisis
Germany put on trial Tuesday the only suspect held over what it calls a brazen Cold War-style kidnapping by Vietnamese secret agents that has badly bruised bilateral ties, with the defence arguing the accused was an unwitting pawn. The man in the dock -- a Vietnamese-Czech dual citizen identified only
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's official news agency says archeologists have reopened burial chambers in an ancient pyramid north of the capital, Khartoum.
The family of terminally ill British toddler Alfie Evans prepared for a new court appeal on Tuesday to ask doctors not to discontinue life support following a plea from Pope Francis. Italy on Monday said it was granting citizenship to the toddler and Pope Francis issued an appeal on Twitter that the
Three suicide bombers attacked Pakistani police and paramilitary soldiers in the southwestern city of Quetta on Tuesday, killing six police and wounding another 15, officials said. One bomber detonated his explosives near a police truck, provincial police chief Moazzam Jah Ansari said. "It is
By Marwa Rashad and Sarah Dadouch RIYADH (Reuters) - A Saudi-led coalition air strike last week killed the top civilian leader in the armed Houthi movement in Yemen, the group reported on Monday, the most senior official to be killed by the Western-backed alliance in the three-year-old war. Saleh al-Samad
DETROIT (AP) — Audi is recalling about 1.2 million cars and SUVs worldwide because the electric coolant pumps can overeat and possibly cause a fire.
TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on the incident in which a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk, killing and injuring several people (all times local):
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A senior European Union official said Tuesday that the road to membership in the bloc for Albania and Macedonia would be tough but "worth the effort."
Russia on Tuesday urged a United Nations nuclear disarmament forum to show its support for the "fragile" Iran nuclear accord by signing onto a statement, co-written by China, backing the deal. Addressing the preliminary review meeting of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Yermakov
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that foreign businesses cannot be sued in U.S. courts by foreign victims of human rights abuses and extremist attacks.
PARIS (AP) — Henri Michel, who played for France at the World Cup and later coached the team to the semifinals at the 1986 tournament, has died. He was 70.
By Allison Martell and Anna Mehler Paperny TORONTO (Reuters) - The driver suspected of killing 10 people and injuring 15 others when he plowed a rental van into pedestrians in Toronto made his first court appearance on Tuesday, where details of a motive for the attack were expected to emerge. While
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday the deadly van attack in Toronto on Monday had not changed the country's threat level or security preparations for a G7 summit in Quebec in June, adding that Canadians must not live in fear. Speaking to reporters outside of
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Spring on the Korean Peninsula is normally the season of D-Day-style beach landings with big guns thumping in the distance and skies crisscrossed by the contrails of fighter aircraft. But as the North and South prepare for their first summit in more than a decade this Friday
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's military says suicide bombers blew themselves up near a police vehicle and a security checkpoint in separate incidents in the southwestern city of Quetta, killing five police and wounding eight paramilitary troops.