By Andrew Osborn and Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that Moscow was ready to talk to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's new administration about nuclear weapons and Syria, saying the two countries could together solve many of the world
By Ju-min Park and Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee arrived at a prosecutor's office in Seoul on Wednesday en route to a court hearing, where a judge will decide whether he should be arrested over his alleged role in a corruption scandal that has rocked South Korea.
The U.S. military said on Tuesday it carried out air strikes in Syria against Islamic State targets of interest to both Washington and Ankara near the town of al-Bab, following Turkish criticism of insufficient U.S. support for its ground offensive. U.S. Air Force Colonel John Dorrian, a Baghdad-based
The president-elect was hostile towards the CIA and other US intelligence agencies. The president-elect at issue here was Richard Nixon. Mr. Nixon loathed the Ivy League types who then dominated the CIA.
The widow of the shooter who killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., has been indicted on a federal terrorism charge, court documents unsealed Monday reveal. Noor Salman, whose husband Omar Mateen rampaged through the LGBT hotspot last June, faces the possibility of life in prison
The musical lineup for "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" on Thursday, which still includes rock band 3 Doors Down, country star Toby Keith, and Lee Greenwood, the man behind the patriotic hit "God Bless the USA," has grown progressively thinner as Inauguration Day draws
Eight of the world’s richest men now own as much wealth as half of the world’s poorest people, anti-poverty organization Oxfam said in a report released on Tuesday. Public reaction to inequality is driving political division in rich countries, the group wrote. On the upside, poor countries have also
LONDON (AP) — British anti-European Union politician Nigel Farage says he will attend Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's decision Tuesday to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence brought fresh attention to another figure involved in the Army leaker's case: Julian Assange.
A gunman and two workers were killed during an attack on the state prosecutor's office in Cancun, authorities in the Mexican tourist city said. The armed attack took place at the prosecutor's office for the state of Quintano Roo on Tuesday. It comes one day after a shooting at an electronic
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court has begun reviewing the arrest of a Samsung Electronics vice chairman who faces allegations of bribery, embezzlement and perjury.
DENVER (AP) — A Denver woman is among five people who died during a shooting at a Caribbean resort town, her brother said Tuesday.
By Alisa Tang BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thai transgender activist Nada Chaiyajit completed her undergraduate studies in August, and two months later, school officials told her 12 classmates - all men - that their graduation certificates were ready. Instead, in a landmark case, she petitioned
The world needs China and the United States to have a stable and cooperative relationship, Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, just days before new uncertainty looms with Donald Trump taking office as president. Meeting on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Tuesday that the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba will still be open when President Barack Obama leaves office, conceding that a core campaign promise will go unfulfilled.
By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria's air force killed at least 52 people and injured 120 in an air strike on a refugee camp in the country's northeast on Tuesday, a spokesman from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said after the military earlier disclosed the strike was meant to
Gambia's Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency Tuesday just two days before he was due to step down, as British and Dutch travel agencies scrambled to evacuate thousands of tourists. Jammeh, who has ruled The Gambia with an iron fist for 22 years, initially acknowledged opponent Adama Barrow
LONDON (AP) — Jet engine maker Rolls Royce has agreed to pay 671 million pounds ($808 million) to settle bribery and corruption charges brought by authorities in Britain, the U.S. and Brazil.
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's Transport Minister Darren Chester said on Wednesday that experts will continue analyzing data and scrutinizing debris washing ashore from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a bid to narrow down where it crashed in the southern Indian Ocean. But Chester declined to specify what
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Wednesday announced a limited reshuffle of his Cabinet in which he appointed the nation's first aboriginal federal minister.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Car horns rang out across Puerto Rico on Tuesday after President Barack Obama announced he had commuted the prison sentence of 74-year-old nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera.
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Thirty pronghorns, close cousins to antelope, died while crossing a frozen river in south central Idaho, in a very rare event for the sure-footed mammals, state wildlife managers said Tuesday. About 500 pronghorns, which look like small deer and are famed
ROME (AP) — A Rome court on Tuesday convicted eight former South American political and military leaders in the disappearance and deaths of 23 people of Italian origin during the crackdown on leftists and intellectuals by the region's military dictatorships.
TOKYO (AP) — Caroline Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on the southern island of Okinawa.