Factbox: The career of Mexico’s brutal Robin Hood, ‘El Chapo’ Guzman

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The evidence likely to be presented at the New York trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will paint a picture of a Robin Hood figure, albeit a...

U.S. lawmakers urge action over China’s crackdown on minority Muslims

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers will introduce legislation on Wednesday urging a stronger response by the Trump administration to China’s crackdown on minority Muslims, including possible sanctions against a regional Communist Party chief and...

At least 15 killed in Cameroon in clashes between army, separatists

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - At least 15 people have been killed in a new bout of fighting between Cameroon army troops and separatist rebels, the two sides said on Tuesday, in a rise in violence...

U.S. alone in opposing U.N. refugee text over sovereignty concerns

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States was the only country on Tuesday to oppose an annual draft U.N. General Assembly resolution on the work of the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) because it said...

Days after visit, Trump blasts France’s Macron as relations sour

WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump attacked his French counterpart on Tuesday in a series of tweets that underscored how much the once-friendly ties between the two leaders have soured, just two days...

Bolsonaro picks army general as Brazil defense minister

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro appointed retired army General Fernando Azevedo e Silva as defense minister on Tuesday, adding another former military officer to his cabinet while saying that a career foreign...

Irish cabinet to meet on Wednesday on Brexit developments

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland’s cabinet will meet on Wednesday at 0930 GMT to discuss developments on Brexit, a spokesman for Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said, after Britain reached a draft agreement with the European...

Trump envoy urges Russia help free journalist Austin Tice held in Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Trump administration envoy on Tuesday urged Syria’s ally Russia to push for the release of Austin Tice, an American freelance journalist kidnapped in Syria six years ago. Robert O’Brien, U.S....

Sterling will rally sharply if there is a Brexit deal, says NEX Group’s Spencer

A pile of one pound coins is seen in a photo illustration shot June 17, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Illustration/File Photo (Reuters) - Michael Spencer, chief executive of Britain’s NEX Group, said on Tuesday he expected sterling...

Mattis backs NATO as France, Germany voice support for EU military

FILE PHOTO: Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis speaks with the media before an enhanced honor cordon arrival of Greek Minister of Defense Panagiotis Kammenos at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua...

UK opposition parties demand ‘meaningful’ vote on Brexit deal

British Labour party opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn talks to reporters after a meeting with European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier at the EC headquarters in Brussels, Belgium September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo LONDON...

DUP leader warns May her party could block Brexit deal

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The small Northern Irish party propping up British Prime Minister Theresa May’s minority government warned her on Tuesday that it would oppose any Brexit deal which it believed undermined the union...

Brexit spells peril for UK Conservatives’ future, says former minister

British Member of Parliament, Jo Johnson, leaves the BBC's Broadcasting House, in London, Britain November 10, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) - Former minister Jo Johnson said that the future of Britain’s ruling Conservative Party...

U.S. lays barbed wire at border as migrant caravan draws closer

TIJUANA (Reuters) - Hundreds of Central American migrants planning to seek asylum in the United States moved toward the country’s border with Mexico on Tuesday as U.S. military reinforced security measures, laying barbed wire...

New Zealand government plans to re-enter doomed Pike River mine to recover remains

FILE PHOTO: A flame burns from the end of a ventilation shaft of the Pike River coal mine near Greymouth on New Zealand's west coast November 30, 2010. REUTERS/The Press/Iain McGregor/Pool/File Photo WELLINGTON (Reuters) -...

NATO looks to startups, disruptive tech to conquer emerging threats

NATO signs are seen ahead of the Summit in Brussels, Belgium, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Paul Hanna/File Photo BERLIN (Reuters) - NATO is developing new hi-tech tools, such as the ability to 3D-print parts for weapons...

Trump ridicules Macron with world wars jibe

In his latest rebuke of the French president - who last week called for a "real European army" to defend the continent against China, Russia and even the US - Mr Trump appeared to...

8 dead in worst escalation in Gaza since 2014

A fresh wave of fighting erupted in the Gaza Strip, leaving an Israeli soldier and seven Palestinians dead after two days of unrest. An Israeli aircraft fired towards a militant who was part of a...

Nationalism a driving force behind fake news in India, research shows

A rising tide of nationalism in India is driving ordinary citizens to spread fake news, according to BBC research. The research found that facts were less important to some than the emotional desire to bolster...

Israelis ‘kill Hamas commander’ in Gaza exchange of fire

Six Palestinians including a local Hamas commander have been killed during an Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials say. Israel's military said one if its soldiers had been killed and another wounded in...

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