South Africa ex-President, Jacob Zuma, faces corruption charges
2018-03-16 19:08:19 UTC
PRETORIA (Reuters) - Former South African president Jacob Zuma is to face corruption charges over a $2.5 billion arms deal, prosecutors said, as a years-old scandal returned to haunt him within weeks of his fall from power.
It was a stunning ...
Finland world's Happiest Country, U.S. Among Unhappiest
2018-03-21 08:34:09 UTC
The World Happiness Report, released Wednesday, crowned Finland the happiest place to live out of 156 countries.
Europe's Nordic countries have dominated the happiness index since the first report was published in 2012. Last year's winner was N...
Stephen Hawking Biography
2018-03-14 09:29:46 UTC
Stephen William Hawking was born on 8th January 1942 (exactly 300 years after the death of Galileo) in Oxford, England. His parents' house was in north London but during the second world war Oxford was considered a safer place to have babies.
A Loss for All Humanity: Physicist Stephen Hawking Died
2018-03-14 08:27:15 UTC
British physicist Stephen Hawking has died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 76, according to a family spokesperson. Known around the globe, he worked to make complicated scientific fields accessible to the public.
Stephen Hawking, a renown...
UK Says Russia 'Highly Likely' Behind Agent Poisoning
2018-03-13 03:53:14 UTC
LONDON (AP) — The use of Russian-developed nerve agent Novichok to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter makes it “highly likely” that Russia was involved, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday.
Novichok refers to a class of ne...
Chinese President Xi Jinping to become president for life
2018-03-11 08:34:21 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — China’s rubber-stamp lawmakers on Sunday passed a historic constitutional amendment abolishing presidential term limits that will enable President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely.
The National People’s Congress’ nearly 3,000 hand...
Turkish troops and allied rebels reached outskirts of Kurdish enclave of Afrin
2018-03-11 04:11:21 UTC
A family walks past a tank belonging to the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army rebels after the capture of Khaldieh village in the east of Syria's Afrin region on March 10, 2018. Khalil Ashawi / Reuters
Turkish forces and allied Syrian rebels...
Palestinian teen killed during clashes with Israeli army
2018-03-10 22:40:45 UTC
NABLUS, West Bank - A Palestinian was shot and killed on Saturday in what began as a clash between Palestinians and Israeli settlers of Yitzhar in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said.
The Israeli military said soldiers a...
UK troops to remove contaminated objects from where russians were poisoned
2018-03-09 19:37:40 UTC
SALISBURY, England (Reuters) - Britain deployed specialist troops on Friday to remove potentially contaminated objects from the English city where a Russian former double agent and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent.
Sergei Skripal, ...
Turkey’s war on Kurds forces YPG to give up fight against IS
2018-03-09 07:50:54 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey’s war on a Syrian Kurdish militia (YPG) that is closely aligned with the United States is forcing the group to give up positions against Islamic State militants in the Syrian desert to defend against the advancing Turkish troo...
Trump to meet Kim Jong-un by May
2018-03-09 02:37:27 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is ready to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by May in response to Kim’s invitation to hold the first-ever U.S.-North Korea summit, a South Korean envoy said, marking a potentially dramatic breakth...
Poison attack: Britain will respond if Moscow role proved
2018-03-08 18:59:13 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will respond appropriately if evidence shows Moscow sponsored a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in southern England, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday, in the highest-level warning of ac...
Russian ex-agent & his daughter poisoned with nerve agent
2018-03-07 21:34:21 UTC
SALISBURY, England (Reuters) - A nerve agent was used to deliberately poison a former Russian double agent and his daughter, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer said on Wednesday, in a case that threatens to further damage London’s ties with M...
EU Schools Trump On Trade: You're Wrong! Trade Wars Are 'Easy to Lose'
2018-03-08 03:59:42 UTC
The EU has said US tariffs would be met with a "proportionate response." The European Council, IMF and WTO have warned Trump he is very wrong about trade wars being easy to win.
The European Commission on Wednesday presented its strategy for re...
German automakers outselling GM in South Korea
2018-03-07 07:22:17 UTC
Mercedes and BMW both sold more cars in South Korea than General Motors for the first time last month, helped by the growing popularity of German premium brands and as consumers shied away from GM after it announced a major restructuring.
Trade War: Mexico Rejects U.S. Bid to Split NAFTA
2018-03-06 20:38:08 UTC
WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers stepped up calls for President Donald Trump to pull back from proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports as key trading partner Mexico rejected a bid by Washington to drive a wedge betwee...
Kim Jong Un meets high-level delegation of South Korea's President Moon
2018-03-06 09:45:14 UTC
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met senior South Korean government officials for the first time and said it is his “firm will to vigorously advance” inter-Korean ties and pursue reunification, the North’s official news agency sai...
Listeriosis outbreak kills 180 people in South Africa
2018-03-05 20:37:17 UTC
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Officials have said the outbreak was linked to contaminated sausage and warned South Africans not to consume "ready to eat" processed meat. The UN said the listeria outbreak is believed to be the largest-ever worldwide...
Italy's Renzi resigns as Democratic Party leader after inconclusive vote
2018-03-05 18:04:05 UTC
ROME (Reuters) - Matteo Renzi, the head of Italy’s Democratic Party, resigned on Monday following a humiliating defeat in national elections.
Renzi, 43, also said he believed the party should not make any post-election pacts with“extremist part...
France wants "to keep a cultural relationship" with Iran
2018-03-05 17:07:51 UTC
TEHRAN (Reuters) - After a day of tough talking in Tehran on Monday, France’s foreign minister and one of Iran’s vice presidents ambled through the halls of the National Museum of Iran to admire a collection of artworks on loan from the Louvre in ...
Italian election: Populist surge, no majority
2018-03-05 04:01:06 UTC
ROME (Reuters) - Italian voters delivered a hung parliament on Sunday, flocking to anti-establishment and far-right parties in record numbers and casting the euro zone’s third-largest economy into political gridlock, initial results showed.
Social Democrat party members approve Merkel-led coalition
2018-03-04 09:21:35 UTC
Berlin — Germany's chancellor will get a fourth term after her junior partners, the SPD, voted for a coalition deal. The new government could be in place in less than two weeks' time.
More than five months after Germans went to polls in the Sep...
A Divided Italy Goes To The Polls
2018-03-04 08:26:18 UTC
ROME (Reuters) - Italians went to the polls on Sunday in a vote that could bring political gridlock after an election campaign marked by anger over the listless economy, high unemployment and immigration.
Pollsters have predicted that former pr...
Iran urges West to dismantle its nuclear weapons before any missile talks
2018-03-04 01:23:53 UTC
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will not negotiate over its ballistic missiles until the United States and Europe dismantle nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, a top Iranian military official said on Saturday.
Separately, Iran confirmed that the Ir...
Trump's protectionist measures will hurt US economy
2018-03-04 00:47:34 UTC
WASHINGTON - Trump finally appears poised to make good on his promised threats to slam the door on free trade and erect walls around the country’s economy.
The U.S. President kept up pressure on trading partners, threatening European automaker...