By Gleb Stolyarov, Natalia Chumakova and Gederts Gelzis MOSCOW/RIGA (Reuters) - Russia's state-owned railway monopoly is refusing most requests to take cargo from Russia to ports in Latvia, industry executives said, a serious blow to the Baltic state which depends on the transit trade. The monopoly
Trump's meeting with the head of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics on Wednesday comes after the pair sparred at a distance on issues including migration, climate change and Islam. Air Force One arrived from Israel at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport, where Trump and his wife Melania
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China on Tuesday pushed for dialogue with North Korea and the full implementation of United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang over its ballistic missile and nuclear tests, skirting questions about Beijing's talks with the United States on possible new measures
“It is going to bring reality to them,” says Ms. Hall-Newman, in a telephone interview from Manchester where she happens to be at a conference – and where she spent the weekend with her daughter. The suicide bomber is reported to be 22-year-old Salman Abedi, who was born in Manchester to parents who
When Islamic State jihadists seized the Crusader castle in the heart of this southern Jordanian city in December, Maher Habashneh had just one thing in mind. Braving stray bullets from a firefight playing out in the city center between ISIS and an alliance of security forces and city residents, Mr.
As bills to legalize same-sex marriage made their way through the legislature last year, Taiwan seemed poised for a blast of international limelight – not so common for the island of 23 million. For LGBT advocates throughout Asia, the proposed law promised to be an exciting “first” for the region.
In what has become an all-too-familiar occurrence, an apparent terrorist attack has once again struck the European public, this time at a concert by American singer Ariana Grande in Manchester, England, attended by thousands of pre-teen and teenaged girls. At the time of writing, the death toll was
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have announced they will launch their spring offensive on Sunday, signaling plans to step up attacks as the weather warms across Afghanistan, making both travel and fighting easier.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Christians marked Palm Sunday in the Holy Land, the start of the Catholic Holy Week that concludes with Easter.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Embattled President Michel Temer's attempt to win back confidence and stay in power was undermined Tuesday as one aide was arrested in a fraud scheme, another aide turned over to police a bag full of cash and shouts of "down with Temer" led a Senate commission to suspend
An Uber driver was arrested in Toronto on kidnapping and assault charges after an 18-year-old woman told police she escaped his car after he made unwanted advances and then refused to let her out of the vehicle, Canadian authorities said on Tuesday. Sukhbaj Singh, 24, was arrested on Monday, a day after
LONDON (AP) — Survivors of the suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert hall said security screening ahead of the Ariana Grande show was haphazard, raising the question of whether public arenas and other crowded spaces are being safeguarded to the extent they could be.
British actor Roger Moore, who played James Bond for more than two decades with a suave wit, died Tuesday aged 89, drawing tributes for his portrayal of the womanising super-spy, and for his charity work. "It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore, has passed
By Michael Holden and Andy Bruce MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with help from
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election (all times local):
GENEVA (AP) — Africa, where deadly viruses such as HIV, Ebola and Zika emerged, has its first chief of the U.N. health agency. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian minister of health, was elected Tuesday as the next director-general of the World Health Organization, becoming the first non-medical
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday that multiple North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile tests, with no end in sight, show the "very strong" need for new talks with Pyongyang to reduce tensions and try to achieve denuclearization.
The United States has no intention of negotiating with Hungary about its new higher education law, which could force a top university founded by U.S. financier George Soros out of the country, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday. The Central European University (CEU) found itself in the eye of
Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom was elected as the new head of the World Health Organization on Tuesday, the first African at the helm of an agency widely seen as needing major reforms. The former Ethiopian health minister, who has pledged to shake up the UN's public health body, beat out Britain&
Police on Tuesday named a young man -- reportedly British-born of Libyan descent -- as the suspect behind a suicide bombing that ripped into young fans at a concert in Manchester, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the carnage. Manchester police identified the suspect behind the attack
KHARTOUM/CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir accused Egypt on Tuesday of supporting rebels at war with Khartoum, a week ahead of a visit to Cairo by Sudan's foreign minister that is aimed at easing tensions between the neighboring states. Egypt and Sudan have been at odds in recent
By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo's attorney general said on Tuesday he had opened an investigation into a former minister over allegations he played a role in militia violence in central Congo that a U.N. sanctions monitor was investigating when she was killed. In it, the newspaper reported
Dozens of young men gathered Tuesday in a school yard in northern Syria to take the oath at a police graduation ceremony after a week's training supervised by the US-led coalition. Police officers disappeared from Raqa after the province was taken over by rebels then IS after the Syrian conflict