By Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May tried to persuade the leaders of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on Monday to work with her government on a common Brexit negotiating position, but the Scottish leader dismissed the meeting as "deeply frustrating"
By Pavel Polityuk and Margaryta Chornokondratenko KIEV (Reuters) - The prime minister urged his cabinet colleagues to be brave enough to do it, saying it was like shutting one's eyes before parachuting out of a plane. "There is an attempt to discredit the system in order to destroy it technically
Syrian refugee children have been working in factories in Turkey making clothes for British high street retailer Marks & Spencer and online store ASOS, an investigation by BBC Panorama found. The investigation, to be broadcast Monday evening, found Syrian refugees as young as 15 working long hours for
The Las Vegas Review-Journal has become the first major newspaper to endorse presidential candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 general election, publishing an unsigned editorial on Saturday that lauds the Republican nominee while acknowledging his flaws. The show of support less than three weeks before
When Tom Hayden ran in 1976 for the Democratic nomination for the US Senate from California, the famed member of the Chicago Seven said he was a changed man from the student activist who once burned draft cards and organized militant demonstrations on college campuses. While Mr. Hayden lost the election
"The Jungle," a massive shantytown that sprang up 18 months ago in the French port city of Calais, began a controversial days-long mass evacuation on Monday, marking the beginning of the end for the infamous camp. The Jungle is officially home to about 6,500 refugees fleeing war, dictators
Earlier this month, a former Communist Party secretary in southwest China was sentenced to death for taking bribes of nearly $38 million. The official in the southwestern province of Yunnan, Bai Enpei – who is likely ultimately to serve a life sentence – was simply the latest in a long list of high-ranking
A Moscow nanny on Monday pleaded guilty to murdering the four-year-old disabled child in her charge after brandishing the child's severed head on the street. In a chilling case, Bobokulova was arrested in February as she waved the severed head of four-year-old Anastasia outside a Moscow metro station
By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's government on Monday vowed to block protests in Islamabad if opposition leader Imran Khan pushes ahead with plans to shut down the government and transport in the capital from Nov. 2. The threatened protest has prompted worries of a repeat
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police have arrested 42 fans of the Corinthians soccer club in a brawl at the reopening of Maracana stadium following the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
(Reuters) - A leak prompted the Seaway Crude Pipeline Company LLC to shut one of the largest pipeline systems feeding crude from the U.S. oil storage hub in Cushing, Oklahoma to Gulf coast refineries on Monday, its operator Enterprise Products Partners LP said. Enterprise did not provide an estimate
By Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria will hold a meeting with community leaders and representatives of militants from the Niger Delta next week in Abuja to end the insurgents' attacks on oil facilities in the southern region, two government sources told Reuters on Monday. Attacks on Nigeria
By Babak Dehghanpisheh and Michael Georgy KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - At least 100 fighters sneaked into Kirkuk in the early hours of Friday with machine guns, rocket propelled grenades, suicide vests and a message: "Islamic State has taken over." The message blared out from several mosque loudspeakers
Iraqi forces advancing on Mosul faced stiff resistance from the Islamic State group on Monday despite the US-led coalition unleashing an unprecedented wave of air strikes to support the week-old offensive. Federal forces and Kurdish peshmerga fighters were moving forward in several areas, AFP correspondents
DUBLIN (AP) — Joe Schmidt has committed his future as Ireland head coach until the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
European Union consumer champion Vera Jourova has sought to ramp up pressure on Volkswagen to compensate European owners of diesel vehicles rigged to cheat pollution controls and asked it for guarantees that its technical fix will work. Jourova, the EU's commissioner for consumer affairs, has written
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Monday following a series of corporate deals. The largest by far is AT&T's plan to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion, but investors aren't sure if the combination will happen. Aerospace company Rockwell Collins agreed to buy B/E Aerospace. Technology companies
BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have conducted extensive interviews with witnesses who saw a 17-year-old migrant throw himself from an apartment block, and none were able to confirm initial reports that he had been encouraged to jump.
The two teens had trekked in the Sonoran Desert's searing heat for four days and were lost and almost out of water when border patrol agents in Arizona spotted them. Now, hours after being deported back to Mexico, 19-year-old Rodriguo and his 17-year-old brother Jose sat quietly on a recent evening
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — France's foreign minister urged Turkey on Monday to respect fundamental rights and freedoms in the aftermath of the country's failed military coup, saying democracy is the best defense against those trying to defy it.
By Tulay Karadeniz and Ece Toksabay ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish artillery fire has already played a role in the effort to drive Islamic State from the Iraqi city of Mosul and four Turkish fighter jets are on standby to take part in air operations, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday. Largely
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's main opposition party on Monday tried to block a government plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, saying the move is illegal and that the country's top court should intervene.
CALAIS, France (AP) — Carrying their belongings in bags and suitcases, long lines of migrants waited calmly in chilly temperatures Monday to board buses in the French port city of Calais, as authorities began evacuating the squalid camp they call home.
LONDON (AP) — Business activity across the 19 eurozone economies grew in October at its fastest pace so far this year, shrugging off any major concerns about Britain's "Brexit" vote, a survey showed Monday.