By Lawrence White LONDON (Reuters) - More than 300 UK-based charities have had their bank accounts closed in the last two years after being caught up in a global crackdown on illegal money flows, forcing the government to explore how to allow them easier access to the financial system. Thousands more
By Luke Baker and Ali Sawafta JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Muslim elders urged worshippers to return to pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on Thursday after Israel backed down in the face of 10 days of often-violent protests and removed all security measures it had installed at the site. Israel put up metal
By William James LONDON (Reuters) - Britain ordered a year-long study of EU migration on Thursday to help it design a post-Brexit immigration system that is due to come into force just six months after report is completed. EU citizens' freedom to live and work in Britain will end as soon as it
The Trump presidency has, at times, adopted the style and tone of “The Apprentice,” the reality television show that made Donald Trump a household name. The Sessions imbroglio suggests to political observers that Mr. Trump has fealty to his and his own first, a stance that could jeopardize his own policy
“We’ve been spinning our wheels on too many important issues because we keep trying to find a way to win without help from across the aisle,” said the politician respected and beloved by colleagues, after Republicans agreed in a tight party-line vote to debate a rejoinder to the Affordable Care Act.
The European Union’s experiment with a single currency was almost derailed seven years ago when its weakest member, Greece, was caught lying about what turned out to be a mountain of debt. Now with the 19 countries in the eurozone finally experiencing a robust recovery, Greece is once again in the spotlight
President Trump's reported suspension of a covert CIA program to fund, arm, and train Syrian rebels is seen as signaling the end of US efforts to pressure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the battlefield. The move, which some commentators have characterized as appeasing Russia, Mr. Assad’s most
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):
SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, once dubbed "disgraceful" by President Donald Trump, said on Thursday that criticism from politicians won't dissuade judges from doing their jobs.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Thursday reshuffled his minority left-green government in response to a scandal over the outsourcing of IT services, shunning the more drastic option of calling an early election. Faced with a political crisis over the botched outsourcing deal, in which sensitive
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told executives from German companies in Turkey that his country wanted to prevent political tensions damaging their economic ties. Yildirim said Ankara did not want the political tensions to escalate and that it was important for politicians
JERUSALEM (AP) — Muslim leaders told the faithful to return to pray inside a major Jerusalem holy site on Thursday after Israel removed security devices it installed outside entrances to the shrine following a deadly Palestinian attack at the compound.
MADRID (AP) — Spanish energy company Repsol says strong production and efficiency improvements drove a 65.3 percent increase in net profit in the first half of the year.
In heavy rain, North Koreans put down their umbrellas to bow before the mausoleum of founder Kim Il Sung and his son on Thursday as the country marked the end of the Korean War, which it calls Victory Day. There had been widespread speculation in US and South Korean intelligence circles that the North
Are you a friend or foe? That seems to be uppermost in President Donald Trump's approach to foreign policy in the first six months of office. The probe at home into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election continues to be a thorn in his side, bedeviling Trump's apparent desire to have warm
BORMES-LES-MIMOSAS, France (AP) — French authorities say they are near to bringing under control one of the fiercest blazes in France's four days of wildfires.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Japanese historian who helped Cambodians preserve the Angkor temples and a Sri Lankan teacher who counseled war widows and orphans to overcome their nightmares are among the six winners of this year's Ramon Magsaysay Awards, regarded as Asia's version of the Nobel
GENEVA (AP) — UEFA vice president Angel Maria Villar, who is being held in jail in Spain on suspicion of corruption, has resigned from the European soccer body.
The European Commission offered 209 million euros ($245 million)in new emergency aid for Greece on Thursday to help refugees stranded in the country rent homes and pay for basics with a cash card. About 62,000 refugees and migrants, mainly Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis headed to northern Europe, have
Australia is building a superhighway offering free charging stations in a bid to boost use of electric vehicles, the northeastern state of Queensland said on Thursday, most of its route fringed by the Great Barrier Reef tourist attraction. The move comes as governments around the world regulate to cut
Cricket Australia said Thursday it will take its bitter pay dispute with players to independent arbitration if agreement cannot be reached by early next week, with a tour to Bangladesh looming. Chief executive James Sutherland said unless intensive negotiations over the next few days produce a compromise
Saudi Arabia said on Thursday King Salman had been in contact with the United States and other world powers to try to prevent Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City being closed to Muslims and to defuse political and religious tensions. Israel overnight removed all security infrastructure
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. says that despite strong overall sales its quarterly profit dipped in the last quarter, squeezed by rising costs and slowing growth in China.