At least 16 members of the extended family of a Yemeni mosque imam were killed on Wednesday in an air strike on their family home in northern Yemen by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, a Reuters witness, a medic and a resident said. It was the latest in a series of raids by the coalition, which is providing
By Lisandra Paraguassu and Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Senate opened the final session in an impeachment trial expected to dismiss President Dilma Rousseff from office on Wednesday and draw the curtain on 13 years of leftist Workers Party rule in Latin America's largest nation
By Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May told her top ministers on Wednesday they must deliver Brexit, and not entertain any idea of staying in the EU by the "back door". After a summer of political earthquakes followed by a few weeks of holiday calm, May gathered
Florida and North Carolina are preparing for heavy winds and high water as a pair of tropical storms are prompting warnings of tornadoes, seaside surges, and flooding. Some tourists are clearing the southeastern coast and local officials are particularly wary as they eye the storm recovery of neighbors
Taiwan’s tourism industry has a problem: the number of package-tour visitors from mainland China is down 30 percent after enjoying a record-breaking year in 2015. Nobody knows why, so the Transport Ministry decided to send a delegation to meet officials in Beijing and find out what is going on. Beijing
For nearly 50 years, Mother Teresa experienced what the church calls a "dark night of the soul": a period of spiritual doubt, characterized by such loneliness and unhappiness that she believed she was experiencing the "tortures of hell" and found herself unable to pray. The secret
Mexico, meet Donald Trump. The Republican presidential candidate is taking up Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto on an offer extended to both US presidential candidates by making a quick visit to Mexico on Wednesday, just hours before he is expected to a deliver major immigration speech in Arizona
By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday embarked on a 10-day trip where he will stress the urgency of curbing climate change and try to achieve some final agreements with world leaders at a G20 meeting in China. On Saturday, he will discuss further steps on
Gabon's president Ali Bongo was declared winner Thursday of contested weekend elections, extending half-a-century of rule by the Bongo family which sparked clashes in the Central African nation. Protesters shouting "Ali must go!" tried to storm the offices of the election commission shortly
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland's supreme court says it has dismissed Russia's appeal to compete at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Gabonese international midfield dynamo Didier Ndong signed for Premier League side Sunderland from French outfit Lorient on Wednesday for a club record fee of £13.6 million (16 million euros, $17.8m). The 22-year-old -- capped 18 times since making his debut in 2012 -- signed a five-year contract with
Manchester City allowed Joe Hart, Samir Nasri and Wilfried Bony to leave on season-long loan deals on Wednesday as the transfer deadline approached across Europe. England goalkeeper Hart completed his move to Italian side Torino, French midfielder Nasri joined Europa League champions Sevilla and Bony
By Chris Arsenault BRASILIA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Like thousands of other waste pickers who toil for long hours in the toxic air of Latin America's largest rubbish dump, Jose da Silva is wondering how his life will change as Brazil's government plans to close the facility outside the
By Tom Heneghan JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian teenager who attacked a Catholic priest in his church was inspired by the murder of a French priest in July and guided by a radical compatriot in the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, Jakarta’s national police chief said on Wednesday. Karnavian said
NEW YORK (AP) — Defending champion Novak Djokovic is ready to let his racket do the talking about how his body is holding up at this year's U.S. Open.
By Abhinav Ramnarayan LONDON (Reuters) - The European Commission's ruling that Apple Inc should pay up to 13 billion euros of back-dated taxes could help Ireland reduce its debt significantly but may undermine its government, Standard & Poor's told Reuters on Wednesday. "There are many
By Maria Sheahan and Ilona Wissenbach FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German police said a misunderstanding led to a security breach that prompted the evacuation of Frankfurt airport's Terminal 1 and caused delays and flight cancellations at Europe's fourth largest airport on Wednesday. The alert was
Turkey said Wednesday a truce with Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria was "out of the question", denying a US claim the two sides had agreed to hold fire a week into Turkey's cross-border offensive. In an unprecedented operation, Turkey has been deploying tanks and troops in Syria to
British drugmaker AstraZeneca has agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle allegations that it broke US anticorruption laws in China and Russia. The Securities and Exchange Commission said late Tuesday that in China, employees of an AstraZeneca subsidiary offered cash and gifts to health care officials
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's president has narrowly won re-election, election officials said Wednesday, keeping alive a family dynasty in this oil-rich Central African country that reaches back to the 1960s.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy to Yemen is warning that the dangerous military escalation following a breakdown in the cease-fire between government supporters and Shiite rebels is fueling the spread of al-Qaida and the Islamic State extremist group.
LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Gabon President Ali Bongo won re-election in a hotly contested weekend election with 49.80 percent of ballots cast, according to final results announced by Interior Minister Pacome Moubelet Boubeya on Wednesday. Bongo's chief rival Jean Ping, who had already announced he won
One year since Germany controversially opened its arms to Syrians fleeing war, the EU has tightened the borders of “Fortress Europe” but remains deeply divided over how to share the refugee burden. Angela Merkel justified her decision at the time by saying that the biggest migrant crisis since World