By Parisa Hafezi and Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday stability could not be achieved in the Middle East without Tehran's help, responding to criticism of the Islamic Republic from U.S. President Donald Trump who is visiting the region
By Kylie MacLellan and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to backtrack on one of her most striking election pledges on Monday to force elderly people to pay more for their social care after her party's opinion poll lead halved in just a few days. Six opinion
By Silvio Cascione and Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer, facing growing calls for his resignation over a corruption scandal, said he would not step down even if he was formally indicted by the Supreme Court. Oust me if you want, but if I stepped down, I would be
If there’s a single word at the center of the FBI investigation into the Russian connection to the 2016 US election, it might be “collusion.” It means secret or illegal cooperation, especially to cheat or deceive others. “That is important stuff for the public to be aware of even if it absolves the
The $110 billion arms deal President Trump signed with Saudi Arabia may ultimately be as destabilizing in the Middle East as it is good for business in the US. “Our vision is one of peace, security, and prosperity,” Mr. Trump told Sunni Arab leaders in Riyadh, as he called on them to crush Islamic State
By example as much as by words, President Trump has used his maiden trip abroad to demonstrate a fresh direction for the Middle East, one that could be called ecumenical diplomacy. First he visited Islam’s birthplace, Saudi Arabia. Then he was off to Israel, the center of Judaism.
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.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Iraq says the liberation of Mosul "is imminent" and the days of the Islamic State extremist groups self-declared caliphate "are numbered."
Eurozone finance ministers failed to reach a deal for fresh bailout cash for Greece on Monday, as a row with the International Monetary Fund over debt relief dragged on. After more than eight hours of talks in Brussels, ministers from the 19-member single currency bloc could not settle deep differences
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Protesters set late President Hugo Chavez's childhood home in western Venezuela on fire Monday, an opposition lawmaker said, as protests against the South American nation's socialist government grew increasingly hostile.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal authorities say a California man who worked as an engineer for a defense contractor has pleaded guilty to attempting to sell sensitive information used in military and commercial satellites to Russia.
Volkswagen's top executive said some managers are resisting the German carmaker's push for a new era of accountability after its emissions fraud, suggesting it could still take years to establish a new corporate culture. "There are definitely people who are longing for the old centralistic
British police said early Tuesday there were "a number of confirmed fatalities" and injuries after reports of at least one explosion during a pop concert in the northwest city of Manchester. A fleet of ambulances was seen rushing to the Manchester Arena venue after the late Monday incident
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer says he will only leave office if forced out because stepping down would be an admission of guilt in a corruption scandal that has led to growing calls for his ouster.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece and its European creditors failed to clinch a deal Monday that would have seen the cash-strapped country get its next batch of bailout loans and secure an agreement on the sort of debt relief measures it can expect to get when its current bailout program ends next year.
The Scottish National Party (SNP) will insist on Scotland's right to decide its own future as Britain leaves the European Union, according to a policy document to be published on Tuesday. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon of the SNP will ask voters in a June 8 general election to "strengthen Scotland
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 31 million people were displaced in their own countries last year — over 75 percent as a result of natural disasters and weather-related events, and the rest from violence and conflicts with Congo and Syria topping the list, according to a new report released Monday.
Elijah Cummings, the senior Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, said Flynn failed to report to Pentagon investigators payments he received from Russian bodies or attending a gala with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a gala in Moscow.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After winning the Indianapolis 500 pole, collecting a $100,000 check and doing the usual interview circuit, Scott Dixon tried to relax.
LONDON (Reuters) - British police said that there had been a "serious incident" at a venue in the northern English city of Manchester where U.S. popstar Ariana Grande was performing on Monday night, after witnesses reported hearing a loud bang at the arena. "Emergency services responding
By Ju-min Park and Phil Stewart SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Monday it successfully tested what it called an intermediate-range ballistic missile, which met all technical requirements and could now be mass-produced, although U.S. officials and experts questioned the extent of its
Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been charged by prosecutors who said the leftist politician was the mastermind behind the country's biggest bribery scheme. Lula, a founder of the leftist Workers Party (PT) that controlled Brazil's presidency from 2003 until last year