By Robin Emmott and Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is rallying dozens of countries to stop the trade of torture equipment and lethal-injection drugs, which could make it harder for the United States to perform executions, a top EU official said on Thursday. The bloc will
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said the United States had formally asked Moscow about election hacking one week before last year's U.S. presidential vote and that it replied the next day, RIA news agency cited Russia's special envoy on cyber security as saying on Thursday. "We supplied them with
By Thomas Escritt BERLIN (Reuters) - Robert Anderson was enjoying a drink with a compatriot in a Munich beer hall a few weeks before Britain's referendum on leaving the European Union when he realized he and other Britons who stood to lose a lot of rights would have to get organized. The Munich-based
The failure of Senate Republicans to close ranks on health-care reform this week put on display an old* challenge: How conservatives can reform social safety-net programs when there’s a growing acceptance of them – even among Republican voters. Chastened, some GOP lawmakers are talking about trying
A defining moment in a democratic revolution often comes when a nation’s poor, who mostly focus on daily material needs, join others in demanding basic rights and uncorrupted governance. The Trump administration, for example, promises stiff sanctions if President Nicolás Maduro goes ahead with a pre-rigged
Six months after Ronald Doyle’s wife died, he got a call from a public housing officer. When Doyle got out of jail in 1991 after serving eight years, he had nowhere to go. Public housing wasn’t an option for a felon like Doyle, so he drifted between addresses.
Sherin Khankan flits about the window sills, lighting wicks and placing bouquets of roses in just the right places as she prepares for Friday prayers. “We being women, there is always a lot of candles and flowers,” explains Denmark’s first female imam, placing a single, deep pink rose in a potted plant
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.
LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — Former football star and convicted felon O.J. Simpson will command the world's attention once again Thursday when he pleads for his freedom on live TV.
COL D'IZOARD, France (AP) — Annemiek van Vleuten won the first stage of the La Course women's race Thursday before Stage 18 of the Tour de France, attacking on the climb to the Col d'Izoard pass in the Alps and riding alone to claim the victory.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — When North Korea decided to go nuclear, it committed to a huge investment in a program that would bring severe sanctions and eat up precious resources that could have been spent boosting the nation's quality of life. Money well spent? Leader Kim Jong Un seems to think
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president flew for the first time Thursday to a besieged southern city to cheer troops who have been trying to quell a nearly two-month uprising by Islamic State group-linked militants, who he warned were plotting to attack other cities.
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's lower house of parliament passed a contested Supreme Court law on Thursday which the opposition says would erode the independence of the judiciary and undermine democracy. The bill, submitted by the conservative, ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, must now be approved
India elected a new president from the bottom of the Hindu caste system Thursday, only the second time since independence a head of state has been chosen from the marginalised group. Ram Nath Kovind won the largely ceremonial position with more than 65 percent of the vote by members of India's parliament
MADRID (AP) — The lawyer defending a Russian computer programmer arrested in Spain says flaws in the extradition request by the United States signal a political motivation behind the prosecution.
BEIRUT (AP) — The parents of an American journalist who has been missing in Syria for the past five years said on Thursday that they believe he is still alive — and that the U.S. and Syrian governments have assured them they are doing all they can to secure his safe release.
NEW DELHI (AP) — An inter-city bus plunged into a deep gorge in a northern Indian hill state on Thursday, killing 28 people and injuring 10 others, officials said.
Kenya's appeals court on Thursday quashed a ruling cancelling a contract to print presidential ballot papers, a victory for the electoral commission less than three weeks before general elections. The decision comes two weeks after the high court ordered the electoral commission to start a tender
The ringleader of a gang whose criminal tentacles reached into almost every department of Rome's City Hall was sentenced to 20 years in prison by an Italian court on Thursday. Massimo Carminati, 59, a convicted gangster with a history of involvement with violent far-right groups, had been accused
At least 28 Syrian government soldiers and pro-regime fighters were killed Wednesday in a rebel ambush in the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus, a monitor said Thursday. The fighters came under attack by the Army of Islam rebel group as they attempted to advance in the town of Al-Rihan, the Britain-based
Turkey on Thursday accused Germany of displaying "great political irresponsibility" in stepping up a travel warning for the country after Berlin reacted angrily to Ankara's latest arrests of human rights activists. "Sending a message... (to Germans) telling them that it's not
An autopsy on the body of the former head of Spanish bank Caja Madrid, who was sentenced to six years in prison for graft, confirms he committed suicide, officials said Thursday. Miguel Blesa, one of the figureheads of Spain's financial crisis, was found dead on Wednesday with a gunshot wound to