Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meets with a group of school and university students in Tehran, Iran, November 3, 2019. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s supreme leader poured scorn on French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday for trying to promote talks between the United States and Iran. “The French president,
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam will go to Beijing this week to discuss how to make it easier for people in the restive Chinese-ruled city to live and work on the mainland, her office said on Sunday, after further violent anti-China protests overnight. A policeman stands in front of graffiti during
A policeman stands in front of graffiti during a march billed as a global “emergency call” for autonomy, in Hong Kong, China November 2, 2019. Picture taken November 2, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong awoke to what is expected to be a day of relative calm on Sunday following a violent
FILE PHOTO: Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu speaks during a news conference for foreign media correspondents in Istanbul, Turkey, August 21, 2019. Ahmet Bolat/Pool via REUTERS ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Saturday Turkey would send captured Islamic State members back to their home countries, and he complained about European inaction on
FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Metropolitan Police training college in Hendon, London, Britain October 31, 2019. Aaron Chown/Pool via REUTERS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has an eight percentage-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, an ORB poll for the Sunday Telegraph showed, ahead of an election on
BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Shi’ite group Hezbollah said on Friday a new Lebanese government must listen to the demands that fueled protests against the country’s rulers and led Saad al-Hariri to quit as prime minister. Hariri’s resignation has left Lebanon without a government as it faces the worst economic crisis since the 1975-90 civil war.
LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has put his Brexit withdrawal deal at the centre of his election campaign, rejecting an electoral pact with the Brexit Party that would mean he would have to embrace leaving the European Union without a deal. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Metropolitan Police training college in
BANGKOK (Reuters) – Southeast Asian countries must stick together in the face of a trade war started by U.S. President Donald Trump, Malaysia’s veteran leader said on Saturday at the start of a regional summit held in the shadow of U.S.-China tensions. Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of
LA PAZ (Reuters) – Bolivia’s opposition is hardening its stance in street protests against President Evo Morales, calling for the longtime leftist leader to step down and rejecting an international audit of the divisive election that handed him a fourth term. Demonstrators wave Bolivian national flags as they take part in a march to remember
BRASILIA/ATHENS (Reuters) – Brazilian investigators said on Friday a Greek-flagged ship carrying Venezuelan crude was the source of oil tarring Brazil’s coastline over the past two months, but the firm running the ship said its voyage finished “uneventfully.” A general view of an oil spill on Peroba beach in Maragogi, Alagoas state, Brazil October 17,
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian investigators said on Friday a Greek-flagged ship carrying Venezuelan crude was the source of oil tarring thousands of kilometers of coastline over the past two months. A general view of an oil spill on Peroba beach in Maragogi, Alagoas state, Brazil October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro While prosecutors and police did
MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish authorities are preparing for protests by supporters of Catalan independence on the eve of Spain’s Nov. 10 general election that could turn violent, government and Socialist Party sources told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A protester waves an Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) during a demonstration outside the airport, after a verdict in a
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese banks opened on Friday for the first time in two weeks after protests that prompted the prime minister’s resignation, with queues building and customers encountering new curbs on transfers abroad and withdrawals from U.S. dollar accounts. Women use ATMs at Blom bank in Beirut, Lebanon November 1, 2019. Picture taken through
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong cleaned up its famed party zone Lan Kwai Fong on Friday after a night of clashes marred Halloween festivities when police fired tear gas at protesters and were heckled by fancy dress revelers. An anti-government protester wearing a Halloween mask runs as riot policemen advance to disperse protesters during
(Reuters) – The Canadian attorney general has filed affidavits asserting that information identifying Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s electronic devices was not shared with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during her December 2018 arrest in Vancouver, court documents showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou returns
FILE PHOTO: Mark Carney the Governor of the Bank of England speaks at the bank’s quarterly Inflation Report Press Conference in London, Britain August 1, 2019. Chris J Ratcliffe/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government will not name a successor to Bank of England Governor Mark Carney before a national election due on Dec.
LONDON (Reuters) – On the day Britain was supposed to have left the European Union, voters instead faced the start of an election campaign, with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pledging to overthrow a “rigged system” he said was run by billionaires and tax-dodgers. After failing to deliver Brexit by the Oct. 31 deadline, Prime
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese troops and riot police deployed on Thursday to reopen a major highway north of Beirut and a bridge in the capital that anti-government protesters had blocked. Anti-government protestors gather as they try to block a highway in Beirut, Lebanon October 31, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir Two weeks of massive demonstrations against the
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday stepped up recent U.S. rhetoric targeting China’s ruling Communist Party, saying it was focused on international domination and needed to be confronted. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is pictured at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2019. Francisco Seco//Pool via
MANILA (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocked southern Philippines still reeling from two strong tremors this month, killing at least five people and causing previously damaged buildings and homes to collapse. A man looks at a damaged hotel building after an earthquake in Kidapawan City, Cotabato, Philippines, October 31, 2019, in this still image
Japan’s Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai attends a news conference at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s justice minister stepped down on Thursday – the second resignation from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s newly formed cabinet in less than a week – after a media
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and six Gulf countries agreed to jointly impose sanctions on 25 corporations, banks and individuals linked to Iran’s support for militant networks including Hezbollah, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Iran’s national flags are seen on a square in Tehran February 10, 2012, a day before
SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile has withdrawn as host of an APEC trade summit in November where the United States and China had been expected to take major steps toward ending a 15-month-old trade war that has slowed world economic growth. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said he had taken the “painful” decision to cancel the summit
FILE PHOTO: Gambian migrants deported from Libya stand in line with plastic bag from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as they wait for registration at the airport in Banjul, Gambia April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Luc Gnago/File Photo JUBA (Reuters) – United Nations migration organization body IOM said on Wednesday it had suspended some of its
HONG KONG (Reuters) – As anti-government protests simmer in Hong Kong, some demonstrators are increasingly focusing their anger on mainland Chinese in the city, hurling abuse and, in some cases, beating them. FILE PHOTO: Police officers stand guard during an anti-government protest in Hong Kong’s tourism district of Tsim Sha Tsui, China October 27, 2019.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said Canberra will hold China to account on issues such as human rights, insisting that staying quiet on sensitive issues is not in Australia’s national interests. FILE PHOTO: Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne speaks during a news conference at Australian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, January 10, 2019.
EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) – Immigration arrests at the U.S. border with Mexico soared 88 percent in fiscal 2019 in what U.S. officials on Tuesday labeled a crisis while unveiling their latest measure to combat the trend: expediting the deportation of asylum seekers. FILE PHOTO: Migrant men sit on the ground after being detained by
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was a big step in the fight against Islamic State but the United States still has more work to do, White House adviser Jared Kushner said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Senior advisor Jared Kushner attends a meeting between China’s Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. President
CAIRO (Reuters) – Islamic State supporters have responded with silence and disbelief days after the death of their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, suggesting a breakdown in the command structure of the Sunni militant group trying to agree on a successor. FILE PHOTO: General view of damaged al-Nouri mosque, where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain was heading toward a December election on Tuesday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s bet on breaking the Brexit deadlock with an early vote gained support from opposition parties. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at the House of Commons in London, Britain, October 28, 2019, in this screen grab taken from