By Stephen Adler and Sujata Rao DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for a worldwide effort to counter the threat of Russian cyber warfare and urged the United States to "be great again" by demonstrating leadership on issues such as global security. U.S
Israel's upgraded ballistic missile shield became operational on Wednesday, in a "Star Wars"-like extension of its capabilities to outer space where incoming missiles can be safely destroyed. The Defence Ministry said the U.S.-funded Arrow 3 system, jointly developed by state-owned Israel
By Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An Uzbek gunman who killed 39 people in Istanbul's Reina nightclub on New Year's Day told police he had changed his target at the last minute to avoid heavy security and acted on direct orders from Islamic State in Syria, a newspaper said on Wednesday.
Washington could become the next state to take the death penalty off its books — if a bipartisan effort to repeal the punishment finds favor among the state’s politicians. Once considered a left-leaning view, opposition to the death penalty has gained broader support in recent years as more analysis
US President-elect Donald Trump is headed to the White House with the ignominious recognition as the least popular incoming president in generations. Only 40 percent of Americans view Mr. Trump favorably, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted last week and published Wednesday morning
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The US Secret Service settled a 17-year-old lawsuit Tuesday, agreeing to pay a settlement of $24 million to a group of black agents who accused the agency of racism in the workplace. By making this payment, rather than going to trial, the Secret Service has taken a small but meaningful step toward reforming
LONDON (AP) — British anti-European Union politician Nigel Farage says he will attend Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president.
Bolivian Environment and Water Minister Alexandra Moreira resigned on Wednesday before she was scheduled to testify in front of the country's legislative assembly about shortages of potable water amid the worst drought in 25 years. Moreira, an ally of socialist President Evo Morales, has been harshly
Second seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams look to have easy rides into the Australian Open third round Thursday, but it could be a trickier assignment for Rafael Nadal. Six-time champion Djokovic is looking to reach round three at Melbourne Park for the 11th straight year with wildcard Denis Istomin
The UN Security Council on Wednesday agreed to consider setting up a sanctions regime for Mali to punish those who are hindering a struggling peace deal, the council president said. The council discussed the faltering peace effort in Mali after a car bomb killed 50 people in the northern city of Gao
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Seoul court denied a request to arrest Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, a setback to prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling scandal that toppled South Korea's president.
GAO, Mali (AP) — A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle penetrated a camp in northern Mali on Wednesday, killing at least 60 people and wounding 115 soldiers and former fighters who are trying to stabilize the region. The attack marked a significant setback for peace efforts.
By Valerie Volcovici and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency expressed doubt about the science behind global climate change during a contentious Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, but added he would be obliged
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say a rocket fired by Shiite rebels has killed six civilians in the war-torn city of Taiz.
By Madeline Chambers BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior member of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) said on Wednesday that media had misrepresented comments he made about Berlin's Holocaust memorial and the need to rewrite history books to focus more on German victims. A speech by Bjoern Hoecke
The U.S. dollar edged higher and stocks gained ground on Wednesday after the top U.S. monetary policy official spoke, but investors voiced caution over how U.S. policy will develop under Donald Trump's presidency two days before his inauguration. Oil futures tumbled, dragging down the energy sector
BARRINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who found a kidney donor on Craigslist in 2015 but later was told the organ transplant couldn't happen because of complications has now received a kidney.
Italy was hit by four earthquakes in four hours Wednesday, killing one and bringing terror to snowbound mountain areas still recovering from last year's series of deadly tremors. The quakes, all measuring more than five magnitude, struck close to Amatrice, the mountain town devastated by an August
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson is set to play the CareerBuilder Challenge, returning from two sports hernia surgeries a week earlier than he originally expected.
Senegalese troops backed by other African forces were on standby to move into Gambia late Wednesday, as President Yahya Jammeh was given a midnight deadline to stand down or face military action. Nigeria sent troops and fighter jets to Senegal, whose own forces massed on the Gambian border, awaiting
Former president George H.W. Bush was admitted to an intensive care unit Wednesday suffering from pneumonia, highlighting concerns about the health of a political dynasty's patriarch just as a new US leader prepares to enter office. Bush, 92, was initially hospitalized Saturday for shortness of
By Sofia Menchu GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala on Wednesday arrested the brother and a son of the country's president, who swept to victory with an anti-graft campaign, for their alleged involvement in corruption. Jimmy Morales was elected president in 2015 pledging to clean up Guatemalan
Colombia announced a deal Wednesday to launch peace talks with its last active rebel group, the ELN. The move aims to seal a "complete peace" after the signing of a historic deal with the bigger FARC guerrilla force, President Juan Manuel Santos said. "I can tell you we have come to
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conlan wasn't going to take it quietly when judges at the Rio Olympics gave his Russian opponent a controversial decision win.