Irish outcry over teenager’s underwear used in rape trial

Media playback is unsupported on your device Irish MP Ruth Coppinger protested by holding up lacy underwear in parliament A series of protests over sexual consent have been taking place in Ireland, a week after a...

‘Pink legacy’ diamond sells for $50m at auction

The "Pink Legacy" diamond sale is a new world record price per carat for a pink diamond. Renowned jeweller Harry Winston was the buyer, the auction house said. Image:Christie's had expected to fetch between 30 and...

U.S. designates son of Hezbollah leader a terrorist

FILE PHOTO: A supporter of Lebanon's Hezbollah gestures as he holds a Hezbollah flag in Marjayoun, Lebanon May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Aziz Taher/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Tuesday designated Jawad Nasrallah,...

CIA considered using truth serum on al Qaeda suspect

Abu Zubaydah was believed to have been involved in the planning of the 9/11 attacks. Desperate to find out what he might know about any future terrorist activity, the CIA waterboarded him 83 times,...

Mexican drug lord El Chapo is a scapegoat, trial told

Guzman is on trial accused of leading the Sinaloa cartel from 1989 to 2014 - the biggest drug trafficking organisation in the world. But on the first day of his trial in New York, Guzman's...

El Chapo is a scapegoat for drug lord who bribed Mexico’s president: lawyer

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawyer for accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman told a New York jury in opening remarks that his client was a scapegoat for the real leader of...

Britain agrees Brexit divorce deal with EU, May’s opponents vow to thwart it

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain struck a draft divorce deal with the European Union after more than a year of talks, thrusting Prime Minister Theresa May into a perilous battle over Brexit that could shape...

UK PM May’s five senior ministers will back Brexit deal: The Sun’s political editor

(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's five senior ministers Dominic Raab, Jeremy Hunt, Sajid Javid, Michael Gove and Geoffrey Cox will back the Brexit deal, the Sun newspaper's political editor said here in...

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...