By Maher Chmaytelli and Michael Georgy ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurds voted in large numbers in an independence referendum in northern Iraq on Monday, ignoring pressure from Baghdad, threats from Turkey and Iran, and international warnings that the vote may ignite yet more regional conflict
By Dave Graham and Robin Respaut SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Most people living near a crumbling dam in storm-battered Puerto Rico have been moved to safety, Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Monday, as he urged the U.S. Congress to fund an aid package to avert a humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Maria.
By Alastair Macdonald and Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British and EU negotiators talked up hopes for progress on Brexit as a new round of talks began in Brussels on Monday, three days after Prime Minister Theresa May tried to revive the process and improve the mood. Brexit minister David
In Erbil, capital of northern Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region, the longstanding dream of statehood has been sold as a done deal. Streets have been lined with billboards in favor of Kurdish independence, and hawkers old and young have been making a killing selling the sun-emblazoned tricolor flag
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Weeks earlier, Nadia Murad had been ripped from her village by Islamic State (ISIS) fighters who murdered her family and took her captive. Along with other young Yazidi women, she was transported to Mosul, in northern Iraq. Ms. Murad, just 21 years old at the time, had already attempted escape once
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of supporters of Pakistan's main Islamic Jamaat-e-Islami party have gathered in Karachi to protest Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A light plane made an emergency landing on a packed beach near Lisbon on Wednesday, killing a man and an 8-year-old girl who were sunbathing, authorities said.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):
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.
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Kurds voted Monday in a landmark referendum on supporting independence, a move billed by the Kurdish leadership as an exercise in self-determination but viewed as a hostile act by Iraq's central government. Neighboring Turkey even threatened a military response.
Venezuela on Monday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of conducting "political terrorism" through travel restrictions on eight countries including the socialist-run South American nation, which is already at loggerheads with Washington. Trump on Sunday announced the restrictions on citizens
By Andrew Chung and Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court canceled oral arguments scheduled in October to decide the legality of President Donald Trump's previous travel ban, signaling the court might dismiss the case. The Court acted after the White House announced on Sunday
By Robin Respaut and Dave Graham SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hundreds of stranded tourists and Puerto Ricans seeking to leave filled the sweltering halls of San Juan International Airport on Monday anxious for a seat on one of the few flights operating after Hurricane Maria devastated power and
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Auto worker Ivan Flores spends his days transporting parts for U.S.-bound Audi SUVs at a plant in central Mexico, but he laughs when asked if he could ever buy one of the $40,000 Q5 SUVs the plant produces on his $2.25 per hour salary.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eighty percent of the power lines in Puerto Rico are down, the U.S. commonwealth's electric utility PREPA said on Monday, after Hurricane Maria blew through the island last week. PREPA spokesman Carlos Monroig said the utility is evaluating all of Puerto Rico's electrical
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina promised tax breaks, worker training and other incentives worth more than $570 million to attract a Foxconn electronics plant that could employ 8,800 people, but the state lost out to Wisconsin's promise of five times more in incentives.
Israel continues to build settlements "at a high rate," the UN envoy for the Middle East said Monday, in defiance of Security Council demands for an end to the expansion of Jewish outposts. Reporting to the council, envoy Nickolay Mladenov accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government
Former Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Monday he would sue Russia in the European Court of Human Rights over allegations that he fought Kremlin forces in Chechnya. Yatsenyuk headed the Kiev government from Ukraine's ouster of its Russian-backed leadership in a February 2014 revolution
The U.S. Defense Department was working around the clock to deliver humanitarian assistance to storm-stricken Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, a military spokesman said Monday.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuela's top diplomat accused U.S. President Donald Trump Monday of acting like "the world's emperor," batting back Trump's biting rebukes of Venezuela on the global stage of the U.N. General Assembly.
By Elizabeth Piper BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) - Britain could stay in a customs union with the European Union after leaving the bloc if Labour win power, the main opposition party said on Monday, putting pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May's divided government over Brexit. Labour's Brexit