It's a boy! Paternity leave looms for Japanese minister Koizumi
Guatemalan president declares state of alert in two municipalities
Locust plague devastates crops in Horn of Africa
U.S. warship transits Taiwan Strait less than week after election
China says second person dies in Wuhan pneumonia outbreak
'It was going for my throat': Florida python hunters wrestle invasive snakes
France deploys radar system in Saudi Arabia to 'reassure' kingdom
PARIS (Reuters) - France has deployed a radar system on the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia to beef up its ally's defenses after missile attacks on the kingdom's oil infrastructure in September, French officials said. Paris has blamed Iran for carrying ...
UK expands Hezbollah asset freeze, targets entire organisation
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Treasury said it has designated the entire Hezbollah organization as a terrorist group under its Terrorism and Terrorist Financing rules, and as such its assets will be frozen. Previously it was only Hezbollah's Military ...
Foreign powers to push Libyan rivals for truce in Berlin
By Ulf Laessing and Ahmed Elumami BERLIN/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Germany and the United Nations will push rival Libyan camps and their foreign backers fighting over the capital to agree on Sunday to a truce and monitoring mechanism as first steps towards ...
Having fled bombing, Syrian children learn to read in borderland tent schools
By Khalil Ashawi AZAZ, Syria (Reuters) - Syrian teacher Ahmad al Hilal listens to his young pupils sitting on a mat reciting the Arabic alphabet in a makeshift school in a tent on the outskirts of a sprawling refugee camp city along the Turkish ...
France's Bocuse restaurant loses third Michelin star after chef's death
PARIS (Reuters) - The flagship restaurant of celebrated French chef Paul Bocuse, who died nearly two years ago, has lost its coveted Michelin three-star rating for the first time in over five decades. Bocuse combined a passion for food with a nose ...
Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter says U.S. voter suppression is alive and well
By Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - The center that honors slain U.S. civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. will devote the holiday celebrating his legacy on Monday to voter education and registration, his youngest daughter said in a recent ...
German foreign ministry backtracks after sense of humor failure
BERLIN (Reuters) - Social media can be a minefield for the strait-laced world of diplomacy, as the German Foreign Office just found out, when it was forced to delete a tweet and apologize for its contribution to a mildly off-color Twitter meme. The ...
Flap with Warren knocks Sanders' strategy off course
By Simon Lewis and James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The best-laid plans of Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders were upended this week – and his campaign is struggling to get back on track. Sanders went into the week looking to draw ...
Ex-congressman Chris Collins to be sentenced in New York for insider trading
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chris Collins, a former U.S. Congressman from New York who was an early backer of President Donald Trump, is due to be sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty to taking part in an insider trading scheme. Collins, 69, pleaded ...
Greece tells Haftar to take constructive stance at Berlin conference
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece encouraged Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar to be constructive at an upcoming conference in Berlin to try end the war over Tripoli, its foreign minister said on Friday after meeting the commander in Athens. "We ...