BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey warned on Monday it would confront Syrian government forces if they entered Syria's northwestern Afrin region to help the Kurdish YPG militia repel a Turkish offensive.
CARACAS (Reuters) - Leaders of Venezuela's opposition coalition appeared likely on Monday to decide on a boycott of the April presidential election, believing authorities have rigged it for President Nicolas Maduro and his ruling socialists.
LONDON (Reuters) - Taxi app Uber [UBER.UL] is dropping a legal appeal against the introduction of more stringent English language tests for drivers in London after the city's transport regulator said it would water down its stringent proposals.
LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks were set to post their first loss in five days on Monday, breaking a winning streak that saw them recover almost half their losses from a violent sell-off two weeks ago.
A driver in President Donald Trump's motorcade inadvertently brought a firearm near the President's beachfront estate on Monday, prompting questioning from the Secret Service and local law enforcement officials.
Feb 19 (Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Monday accused the drug distributor Cardinal Health Inc of contributing to the opioid epidemic by failing to halt or report suspiciously large or frequent orders by pharmacies of prescription painkillers.
BRASILIA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Eunicio Oliveira, the head of Brazil's Senate, said on Monday that the federal government's military intervention in Rio de Janeiro would, by the rules of the country's constitution, block any vote on pension reform or any other measure requiring a constitutional amendment.
PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - The driver of a van carrying journalists covering President Donald Trump was detained on Monday after Secret Service officials found a gun in his bag during a security sweep before the vehicle was to drive onto the president's Florida property.
KIEV (Reuters) - For the first time in Ukraine's history, U.S. anthracite is helping to keep the lights on and the heating going this winter following a deal that has also helped to warm Kiev's relations with President Donald Trump.
By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Brazilian stocks rose on Monday on thin trading volumes following a heavy batch of corporate updates. The benchmark Bovespa stock index rose 0.3 percent, supported by shares of state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA on the heels of rising crude prices. Shares in electronics and appliance retailer Via Varejo SA rose 1.1 percent following solid fourth-quarter earnings figures. Fibria Celulose SA and Suzano Papel e
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel put forward close ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Monday to take over as secretary general of her Christian Democrats (CDU), heeding calls from within the party to inject new blood and groom a successor.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - An surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies has killed 71 people in the rebel-held eastern Ghouta pocket near Damascus in 24 hours, a war monitoring group said on Monday.
Feb 15 (Reuters) - Chemicals maker LyondellBasell Industries NV said it will buy smaller rival A. Schulman Inc for $2.24 billion, doubling the size of its business that supplies plastic compounds to the packaging, electronics and building markets.
LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - World stocks were set to post their first loss in five days on Monday, breaking a winning streak that saw them recover almost half their losses from a violent sell-off two weeks ago.
PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people.
LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The value of global mining and metals deals hit a four-year high in 2017, according to accountancy firm EY, as financial distress abated and companies sold off non-core assets.
LISBON (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for global rules to minimize the impact of electronic warfare on civilians as massive cyber attacks look likely to become the first salvoes in future wars.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Director Erik Poppe says his latest film is part of the healing process in the aftermath of one of Norway's most horrifying events - the massacre of 69 people, many of them teenagers, at a youth camp on the island of Utoya.
ZURICH (Reuters) - Uranium glass occupies a little-known niche in the collectables world, whose members appreciate its soft color and distinctive glow, which comes from the uranium added as the glass...
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada thumped the Olympic Athletes from Russia 5-0 on Monday to book their spot in the Olympic women's ice hockey final and renew one of the Winter Games's greatest rivalries.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Robert Johansson soared through the night air to land a spectacular final leap that sealed victory for Norway in the men's ski jumping team event at the Alpensia resort on Monday.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin has withdrawn from Wednesday’s women's Olympic downhill race after it was announced that the combined event would be brought forward 24 hours to Thursday because of fears of strong winds.
(Reuters Health) - In the first year after being told by a doctor that they have acne, patients’ risk for a diagnosis of major depressive disorder spikes by more than 60 percent compared to the general population, a new study shows.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska plans to step down as the president of the two companies he controls, aluminum giant Rusal and En+ Group , two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
President Donald Trump "is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system" for gun purchases, a White House spokesman said Monday, less than a week after the Florida school shooting that killed 17 people.
BOGOTA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Colombia, the world's fifth-largest exporter of coal, produced 89.4 million tonnes in 2017, down 1.2 percent from output the year before, the Energy and Mining Ministry said in a statement on Monday.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank is cutting at least 250 investment banking jobs in locations including London and the United States, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters, adding that the figure could rise to as many as 500.
SAO PAULO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Brazilian pulpmaker Fibria Celulose SA said Suzano Papel e Celulose SA representatives have contacted its controlling shareholders to discuss "alternative strategies" for the companies, according to a securities filing on Monday.
LONDON (Reuters) - A British academic who blackmailed victims into sending him increasingly depraved images which he shared on dark web forums was jailed for 32 years on Monday after admitting 137 offences which included encouraging the rape of a four-year-old boy.
SAO PAULO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Shares in Brazilian insurance holding company BB Seguridade opened sharply lower after its fourth-quarter profit missed estimates as lower interest rates and a fall in premiums written dragged on its results.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norwegian Havard Lorentzen struck gold in the men's 500 meters speed skating at the Gangneung Oval on Monday after edging out South Korea's Cha Min-kyu in a dramatic photo finish.
Urine testing for patients with chronic pain has grown explosively amid the opioid epidemic. It costs billions of dollars annually and has raised concerns that some labs and doctors run urine tests needlessly or charge exorbitant rates to boost profits.
PARIS (Reuters) - France reaffirmed its commitment to the Iran nuclear deal on Monday, saying it wanted it to be strictly implemented and was continuing talks with its European and U.S. partners on the program.
FRANKFURT, Feb 19 (Reuters) - German industrial gases group Linde proposed a combined dividend of 7.00 euros ($8.68) share for 2017 and - as advance payment - for parts of 2018 to reconcile its dividend payment pattern with that of prospective merger partner Praxair.
FRANKFURT, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Thailand's province of Phuket is in talks with Siemens and Bombardier over a contract to supply a rail connection to the airport, German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reported.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Justin Kripps was closing on his first Olympic gold medal in the two-man bobsleigh final on Monday as German sleds in second and third place threatened to spoil his party with one run left.
The Russian government denied Monday that it had interfered in the 2016 US election campaign in the Kremlin's first remarks since 13 Russian nationals were indicted Friday on charges of conspiring to defraud the US.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jolted by the global investment craze over bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, U.S. lawmakers are moving to consider new rules that could impose stricter federal oversight on the emerging asset class, several top lawmakers told Reuters.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten months before the United States votes in its first major election since the 2016 presidential contest, U.S. state election officials huddled in Washington this weekend to swap strategies on dealing with an uninvited guest: Russia.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia on Monday raised flight warnings around the Mount Sinabung volcano on Sumatra island to their highest level after it sent a towering plume of ash more than 7 kilometers (4.4 miles) into the air, its biggest eruption this year.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Defending champions the Netherlands set an Olympic record of 2 minutes and 55.61 seconds in the women's team pursuit quarter-finals on Monday to lead the standings ahead of Japan, Canada and the United States.
(Reuters) - An UberEATS driver was on the run Monday after a man who ordered a meal from the online food delivery service was killed in a late night shooting in Atlanta over the weekend, police told local media.
DHAKA (Reuters) - Representatives from Bangladesh and Myanmar will meet on Tuesday to discuss the repatriation to Myanmar of more than 6,500 Rohingya Muslims trapped on a strip of unclaimed land between the two countries, Bangladeshi officials said.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's competition commission said on Monday it plans to do further in-depth assessment of the tie-up between the city-state's top taxi operator, ComfortDelGro, and Uber [UBER.UL], after an initial review.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - As if flying off a steep slope at 90km an hour wasn't enough to contend with, ski jumpers used to have to worry about their weight, but a rule change has all but removed eating disorders from the sport, a senior official told Reuters on Monday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Monday that U.S. charges against 13 Russians and three Russian companies accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign contained zero proof of Russian state involvement.
BIALOWIEZA, Poland (Reuters) - When Poland sought to ease tensions with the European Union by declaring a halt to logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest, it did not announce how many trees it had already cut down.
Around the globe an estimated 1.1 billion people are unable to prove their identity. They have no official ID -- no passport, no birth certificate, no bank card -- and as a result they're unable to access basic services, such as healthcare.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer is still having sleepless nights over his failure in the Olympic 10,000 meters race but is trying to take consolation from his record-breaking 5,000 performance.
LONDON (Reuters) - Red Bull became the first of Formula One's top three teams to lift the covers off their new-look car on Monday, a week before pre-season testing starts in Spain, but kept some secrets under wraps.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra met lawmakers from his Puea Thai Party in Hong Kong where he called for party unity ahead of an approaching general election, party members said on Monday.
BLANTYRE (Reuters) - Cholera cases in Malawi have tripled and four more people have died, the Ministry of Health said on Monday, a month after the spread of the disease from Zambia was thought to have been contained.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's tech giants Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd , worth a combined $1 trillion, are on a retail investment binge, forcing merchants to choose sides amid a battle for shoppers' digital wallets.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Militias allied to the Syrian government will enter the Afrin region within hours, state media reported on Monday, after a reported deal to help Kurdish forces repel a Turkish assault.
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Wildlife experts in Cambodia have discovered a nest with 16 eggs built by the nearly extinct "royal turtle", in the first such discovery this year, the non-profit Wildlife Conservation (WCS) Society said on Monday.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The U.S. cruised into their third straight women's Olympic ice hockey final on Monday, shutting down Finland 5-0 in the semis with two goals by Dani Cameranesi and a shutout from goaltender Maddie Rooney.
WARSAW, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Poland's coal imports from the United States jumped five-fold last year to 839,000 tonnes due to shortages on the domestic market, data from the state-run ARP agency, which monitors the Polish coal market, showed.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The women's ice hockey tournament at the 2022 Beijing Winter Games will expand from eight to 10 teams, the head of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) said on Monday.
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine security forces have arrested a foreigner suspected of recruiting domestic fighters for pro-Islamic State militant groups, including an alliance that occupied a southern city for five months last year, police said on Monday.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday General Motors Co's (GM) decision to shut down a factory south of Seoul will hurt that region, and called upon his administration to take measures to boost economic activity there.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - French Alpine skier Mathieu Faivre, the boyfriend of Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin, has been sent home from the Games after saying he did not care about medals won by his team mates and was only concerned with his own success.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The prospect of seeing a unified Korean women's ice hockey team return to action at the 2022 Winter Olympics would be welcomed by International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), who believe it would keep alive the message of peace and hope.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, premier in the tiny western state of Saarland, is to take over as secretary general of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Monday.
LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Iranian rescue teams were still trying to locate the wreckage of a plane on Monday a day after it crashed with 65 people on board, as glacial temperatures and mountainous terrain hampered their search.
BAKU, Feb 19 (Reuters) - U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has acquired 2.5 percent stake in the Azeri Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline from CIECO, a subsidary of Itochu, an ExxonMobil official said on Monday.
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blasted media mogul Oprah Winfrey on Twitter on Sunday night over a segment on CBS's 60 Minutes program and again said he hoped she would face him as an opponent in the 2020 presidential race.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Alpine skiing team event looks like lacking in star quality when it makes its Olympic debut in Pyeongchang this week after Lindsey Vonn became the latest high-profile athlete to say she probably won't be taking part.
Marches are being planned around the US to pressure Congress to pass gun reform and make schools safer
As survivors of Wednesday's school shooting demand that it be the last such massacre, marches are being planned around the country to amplify the students' message that action must be taken to end gun violence.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck southern Mexico early on Monday, sending frightened residents into the streets as seismic alarms echoed across the capital, although there were no immediate reports of damage.
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian investigators closed down a branch of a state-run bank that is at the heart of a $1.77 billion fraud and questioned more of its employees as they probed the biggest scam in the country's banking history, police sources said on Monday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares gained on Monday, joining a global recovery for equity markets as sentiment improved gradually from a recent shakeout that was sparked by fears of creeping inflation and higher borrowing costs.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis on Monday was hit by a wardrobe malfunction in her costume at the start of her Olympic short dance program that threatened to bring the whole thing down.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Carnival Corp , the world's largest cruise operator, said on Monday it was investigating the response of its security personnel to a brawl that broke out on one of its South Pacific cruises that resulted in 23 passengers being removed.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir made a perfect start in their bid to add another Olympic medal to the four they already possess by breaking their own short program world record to skate clear of the field on Monday.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Stephanie Venier set the fastest time in second training for the women's downhill at the Winter Olympics on Monday but race favorites Sofia Goggia and Lindsey Vonn were close behind.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Abuse on social media would not silence Lindsey Vonn from voicing her own personal political opinions or stop her from engaging with her fans online, the American has said.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's federal police has sealed the Mumbai branch of Punjab National Bank at the center of a $1.77 billion loan fraud involving billionaire jeweler Nirav Modi, state television said on Monday.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican attorney general's office said on Sunday that human remains found last week belong to two federal agents from its organized crime unit who were last seen in an online video earlier this month that appeared to show their kidnapping.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - A Russian Olympic medalist has left the Pyeongchang Winter Games on suspicion of doping, a team official said on Monday, in a scandal that has shocked his teammates and could imperil Russia's efforts to regain full Olympic status.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will ban fishing in the Yellow River, or Huanghe, between April 1 and June 30 every year starting from 2018, state-owned media Xinhua reported on Monday, citing a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Air New Zealand warned on Monday flights in and out of New Zealand faced major disruptions this week due to Cyclone Gita, set to hit the country on Tuesday, and encouraged passengers to defer traveling.
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PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Stunned by the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history, students mobilized across the country on Sunday to organize rallies and a national walkout in support of stronger gun laws, challenging politicians they say have failed to protect them.
TOKYO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a 1-1/2-week high on Monday morning as exporters took advantage of a pullback in the yen, while market heavyweights such as Fanuc and Fast Retailing helped boost the benchmark index.
MELBOURNE, Feb 19 (Reuters) - London metals started the week lower on Monday as a resurgent dollar dragged down prices from one-month highs hit the session before and the Lunar New Year holidays reduced liquidity. FUNDAMENTALS * COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper had slipped by 0.6 percent to $7,189 a tonne by 0104 GMT, erasing small gains from the previous session when prices hit the highest since Jan. 15 at $7,253. Volumes were exceptionally light across the complex with
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian curling medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky has left the Olympic village and surrendered his accreditation after being suspected of testing positive for a banned substance, a Russian Olympic delegation official said on Monday.
Feb 19 (Reuters) - Gold prices edged up on Monday on a softer U.S. dollar and as investors bought the yellow metal as a hedge against inflation. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold rose 0.2 percent to $1,350.51 an ounce at 0120 GMT. It hit a three-week high oft $1,361.76 on Friday. * The metal rose 2.4 percent last week, its best weekly gain since the week ended Sept. 1. * U.S. gold futures slipped 0.2 percent to $1,353.10 per ounce. * The dollar index , w
CARACAS (Reuters) - A little-known Venezuelan evangelical pastor on Sunday launched his candidacy for the upcoming presidential election, an illustration of the growing religious influence in Latin American politics.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares ticked up on Monday, joining a global recovery for equity markets as sentiment improved gradually from a recent shakeout that stemmed from fears of creeping inflation and higher borrowing costs.
TOKYO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Asian shares ticked up on Monday, joining a global recovery for equity markets as sentiment improved gradually from a recent shakeout that stemmed from fears of creeping inflation and higher borrowing costs.
Students who survived the Parkland, Florida, shooting laid into President Donald Trump after he linked the FBI's failure to follow up on a report about the school shooter and the resources expended on the Russia investigation.
LONDON (Reuters) - Dark comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the biggest winner at the BAFTA Film Awards, held in London on Sunday, an event which saw the campaign for women's rights in the entertainment industry take center stage.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca requested federal emergency funds on Sunday to supply food, shelter and health services in more than 30 municipalities battered by last week's powerful quake in a region still reeling from temblors in September.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Mizuho Financial Group Inc sees a pickup in overseas lending after a slowdown last year in the United States, where a recently enacted corporate tax cut is widely expected to spur mergers and acquisitions (M&As).