Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah survived an assassination attempt in northern Gaza on Tuesday morning, according to Wafa, the official Palestinian news agency. [Source]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to sharply reduce the annual $300 million in U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority unless it take steps to stop making what lawmakers described as payments that reward violent crime is set to be passed by the U.S. Congress this week as part of a major spending bill unveiled on Wednesday.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU governments agreed on Tuesday to offer British banks and airlines hope of good market access after Brexit but kept London waiting for confirmation it will get the transition deal it wants to avoid disrupting business.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called the U.S. ambassador to Israel a "son of a dog" because of his support for Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday blamed the Islamist Hamas group for a bomb attack on the convoy of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Gaza, and threatened to end reconciliation efforts with his bitter rivals.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday blamed the Islamist Hamas group for the March 13 bomb attack on the convoy of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Gaza, saying it was a "despicable and sinful act."
DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Some rebels in eastern Ghouta may soon agree to withdraw from the opposition enclave or accept rule by the Syrian state after big advances by the army into the area, a Syrian government minister said on Monday.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Monday it had arrested a French citizen, an employee of France's consulate in Jerusalem, on suspicion of using a diplomatic car to smuggle guns from the Islamist Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi retained his job and was also promoted to a state councillor on Monday, meaning he now has the country's two top diplomat roles, in a vote of confidence for his strong defense of China's interests.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will retain his job and also be promoted to a state councilor, according to a list of nominations for posts for a government reshuffle announced on Monday.
BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovakia's ruling coalition aims to select new ministers this week, incoming Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini said on Sunday as the government seeks to navigate its way through a political crisis sparked by the murder of a journalist.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will set more stringent targets for improving the nation's air quality under a new three-year plan, its environment minister said on Saturday, as the world's No.2 economy aims to clear its notoriously toxic skies.
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Friday denied as "baseless allegations" a Swiss media report that Turkish diplomats tried to abduct a Swiss-Turkish businessman allegedly linked to the 2016 failed coup in Turkey, a case now under investigation by Zurich prosecutors.
BERLIN, March 16 (Reuters) - New German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer told Bild newspaper he would do everything in his power to avoid driving bans for diesel cars, was not the friend of automobile bosses and would not force carmakers to retrofit vehicles.
BERLIN (Reuters) - New Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Islam did not belong to Germany, in an interview published on Friday, setting him on a collision course with Chancellor Angela Merkel who has stressed the need to integrate Muslims.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - North Korea's foreign minister landed in Sweden on Thursday for talks, prompting speculation that the two-day trip could lay the groundwork for a possible meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The worst listeria outbreak on record is only in its early stages and will likely infect more people in South Africa and the region, health minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Thursday.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Mexico and Canada should be ready to continue with a version of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) without the United States, the Mexican economy minister said on Thursday.
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine environment minister has recommended the closure of the country's most famous holiday island, Boracay, for up to a year to clean it up, a month after President Rodrigo Duterte called it a "cesspool".
North Korea's foreign minister is visiting Sweden Thursday and Friday, the Swedish government announced, in the first significant diplomatic move by Pyongyang since a momentous summit with the US was announced a week ago.
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's top television shows drew more than 5 million people worldwide to its Prime shopping club by early 2017, according to company documents, revealing for the first time how the retailer's bet on original video is paying off.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso will not attend the Group of 20 finance leaders' meeting in Buenos Aires next week due to parliamentary wrangling over altered documents in a suspected favoritism scandal, a ruling party source told Reuters.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. airlines will carry an all-time high number of passengers this spring, an industry trade group forecast on Wednesday, as increased competition and persistently lower fares make flying more accessible to the general public.
SANTIAGO/VANCOUVER, March 13 (Reuters) - Chile's government has asked antitrust regulators to block the sale of a 32 percent stake in Chilean lithium company SQM to a Chinese firm on the grounds it would give it an unfair advantage in the global race to secure resources to develop electric vehicles.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday hosted 19 nations, including Israel and Arab Gulf states, to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, but the Palestinian Authority boycotted the meeting, angered by the Trump administration's policies on Jerusalem.
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka is likely to lift a ban on social media networks this week, a government minister said on Tuesday, almost a week after blocking access to prevent the spread of communal violence.
LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) - The chief executive of U.S. firm Dana Incorporated is in London meeting top GKN shareholders in a drive to persuade the British engineer's investors to back a deal with Dana and reject a hostile bid by Melrose Industries.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's finance minister is considering skipping a Group of 20 finance leaders' gathering in Buenos Aires next week, Japanese media reported, as a suspected cover-up of a cronyism scandal paralyzes parliament and puts his job on the line.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday that Russia was "highly likely" responsible for the attempted murder of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury last weekend.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is very close to agreeing the details of an implementation period with the European Union for its transition out of the bloc, junior Brexit minister Robin Walker said on Monday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his close ally, Finance Minister Taro Aso, faced growing pressure on Monday over a suspected cover-up of a cronyism scandal that has dogged the premier for more than a year.
BERLIN, March 12 (Reuters) - The asset swap deal by Germany's top utilities to divide assets of renewable energy provider Innogy could make the sector more competitive, Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said on Monday, signaling Berlin's support for the agreement.
References to Japan PM, wife and finance minister removed from documents related to suspected scandal
TOKYO (Reuters) - References to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his wife and Finance Minister Taro Aso were removed from documents related to a suspected cronyism scandal, according to the documents seen by Reuters.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's finance ministry on Monday acknowledged that documents in a suspected cronyism scandal had been doctored, said a senior ruling party official, as pressure mounts on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ally Finance Minister Taro Aso over the case.
BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports will cost jobs and growth, German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries told Reuters on Sunday, adding that Europe and other free traders should not let themselves be divided.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ally, Finance Minister Taro Aso, face mounting pressure over a suspected cronyism scandal as the finance ministry prepares to report on Monday that documents in the case were doctored.
NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - A Palestinian was shot and killed on Saturday in what began as a clash between Palestinians and Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said.
SALISBURY, England (Reuters) - British police have identified more than 200 witnesses and are looking at more than 240 pieces of evidence in their investigation into a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter, interior minister Amber Rudd said on Saturday.
LONDON (Reuters) - British police have identified more than 200 witnesses and are looking at more than 240 pieces of evidence in their investigation into a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter, interior minister Amber Rudd said on Saturday.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's incoming minister with responsibility for digital policy says she will push social media giants to make users' information feeds more diverse and timely to avoid creating "echo chambers" for the like-minded.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats on Friday named two seasoned pro-European politicians to key posts in a new government, with Hamburg Mayor Olaf Scholz to become finance minister in Europe's largest economy and Heiko Maas becoming foreign minister.
SALISBURY, England (Reuters) - Britain's interior minister on Friday visited the scene where a Russian double agent was found unconscious on a bench outside a shopping center after being poisoned in a nerve agent attack.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's health minister said on Thursday the government would support any community intending court action over the world's largest listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people since December.
LONDON (Reuters) - British police are treating an incident in which a Russian ex-spy and his daughter fell critically ill as attempted murder by administration of a nerve agent, the head of counter terrorism policing said on Wednesday.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil does not face any risks of countries instituting new bans on Brazilian meat imports after the latest phase of the "Weak Flesh" investigation into companies accused of committing fraud to avoid safety checks, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Wednesday.
GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are planning a six-week-long tent city protest near the Israeli border starting on March 30 to demand Palestinian refugees be allowed to return to what is now Israel, organizers said on Wednesday.
SALISBURY, England (Reuters) - British investigators will update an emergency response committee of senior ministers on Wednesday about the mystery illness that struck down a former Russian double agent and his daughter.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo on Tuesday rejected making a bilateral trade treaty with the United States, saying the North American Free Trade Agreement, which is currently being renegotiated, must remain a three-country accord.
LONDON (Reuters) - Parliament will not be able thwart Brexit by using a vote expected later this year on the final deal negotiated with the European Union to overturn the result of the 2016 referendum, Brexit minister David Davis said on Tuesday.
BRASILIA, March 6 (Reuters) - The Brazilian government is discussing a new fuel pricing policy with state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA, Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said on Tuesday.
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German Justice Ministry will examine Turkey's request for the extradition of Syrian Kurdish leader Saleh Muslim and make a decision based on constitutional principles, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Tuesday.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo on Tuesday ruled out talk of a bilateral trade treaty with the United States, saying the North American Free Trade Agreement, which is currently being renegotiated, must remain a three-country accord.
LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia expects to sign agreements with Britain covering a range of issues during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit to London this week, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Monday.
LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia expects to sign agreements with Britain covering a range of issues during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit to London this week, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Monday.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Guatemalan ambassador was on the streets of Jerusalem on Monday to look at properties for when it joins the United States in moving its embassy there, a move Palestinians said was illegal and could kill any chance of peace.
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has sacked his security minister and chief of police, he said via Twitter late on Sunday, but gave no reason for the firings although media has reported a feud between the two outgoing officials.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Any diesel bans would likely take two years to put in place by which time the affected cities may have found other ways to reduce pollution, Hendrik Wuest, the transport minister of the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia, said.
PARIS, March 2 (Reuters) - Europe will retaliate with a firm joint response if the Trump administration goes ahead with "unacceptable" tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday.
FRANKFURT, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The government's aim is to avert a ban on diesel vehicles in German cities, even after a federal court ruled that cities can put such bans into place to reduce pollution, Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks said on Tuesday.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Warsaw has recently indicated a willingness to talk to its European Union partners about concerns over the rule of law in Poland, but it needs to back up words with action, Germany's EU minister said on Tuesday.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's total spending on research and development is estimated to have hit 1.76 trillion yuan ($279 billion) last year, China's science minister said on Monday, a year-on-year increase of 14 percent.
PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa returned Nhlanhla Nene to the finance ministry in a cabinet reshuffle on Monday that added new faces and removed some ministers allied to his predecessor Jacob Zuma.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman reshuffled some of the kingdom's top military officers and several deputy ministers on Monday in a broad shakeup seen as elevating younger officials in key economic and security areas.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's finance minister and the head of the state oil firm will meet investors in New York in the next few days, the company said on Sunday, at a time of political uncertainty over the future of the opening of the sector to private firms.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Michael McCormack was on Monday elected Australia's new deputy prime minister after being selected as the leader of the country's National Party, the junior partner in the country's coalition government.
PARIS (Reuters) - French security forces have foiled two planned attacks so far this year as Islamic State militants set their sights on domestic targets in response to the group's military setbacks in Iraq and Syria, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Sunday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Electric Co faces potential legal action by the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations that its GE Capital unit and now-defunct WMC Mortgage Corp unit violated U.S. law in connection with subprime mortgages, according to a regulatory filing on Friday.
NEW YORK, Feb 23 (Reuters) - General Electric Co faces potential legal action by the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations that its GE Capital unit and now-defunct WMC Mortgage Corp unit violated U.S. law in connection with subprime mortgages, according to a regulatory filing on Friday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May had a positive meeting about Brexit with her ministers, where they agreed upon the basis of her forthcoming speech on the UK's future relationship with the European Union, her spokesman said on Friday.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's deputy prime minister said on Friday he will resign as leader of his party after weeks of pressure over an affair with a staffer that brought him into open conflict with his premier and a new allegation of sexual harassment emerged.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's deputy prime minister said on Friday he will resign as leader of his party after weeks of pressure over an affair with a staffer that brought him into open conflict with his premier and threatened to shatter a decades-old coalition.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said on Friday he will resign as leader of his party and will move to the backbench after weeks of pressure over an extra-marital affair with his former media secretary.
BRASILIA, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Brazil's defense minister said on Thursday that Boeing, Lockheed Martin, SpaceX and other U.S. aerospace companies have expressed interest in launching rockets from its Alcantara military base near the equator and visited the site in December.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's defense minister said on Thursday that Boeing, Lockheed Martin, SpaceX and other U.S. aerospace companies have expressed interest in launching rockets from its Alcantara military base near the equator and visited the site in December.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican broadcaster Televisa said on Thursday that it plans to start producing original content to be distributed on Amazon.com Inc's platform, underscoring streaming services' increasing efforts to woo Latin American audiences.
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romanian Justice Minister Tudorel Toader called on Thursday for the dismissal of chief anti-corruption prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi for what he said were "acts and facts intolerable to the rule of law."
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's defense minister said on Thursday that SpaceX, Boeing and other companies have expressed interest in launching rockets from the South American nation's Alcantara military base near the equator, and that a delegation of interested parties visited the site late last year.
LONDON (Reuters) - Iran will withdraw from the landmark 2015 nuclear deal if there is no economic benefit from it and major banks continue to fail to do business with the Islamic Republic, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Thursday.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tensions over Mexico's labor standards will not prevent the signatories to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)from reaching an accord to overhaul the deal, the country's labor minister said on Wednesday.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Intel Corp plans to invest $5 billion to expand production at its Kiryat Gat plant in southern Israel, Israeli Economy Minister Eli Cohen said on Wednesday after talks with the U.S. chipmaker.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Chipmaker Intel Corp plans to invest $5 billion to expand production at its Kiryat Gat plant in Israel in the next three years, Israeli Economy Minister Eli Cohen said on Wednesday.
JOHANNESBURG, Feb 21 (Reuters) - South Africa's parliament will launch an investigation into allegations of influence-peddling against mines minister Mosebenzi Zwane, its oversight committee on mineral resources department said on Wednesday.
ROME, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said on Wednesday that the European Commission should sanction Slovakia if it is using state aid to lure companies away from European Union partners.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will host Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven on March 6 at the White House, the president's press secretary said on Tuesday, amid concerns in the Nordic region about Russia's military buildup.
JOHANNESBURG, Feb 20 (Reuters) - South Africa's Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown on Tuesday ordered rail utility Transnet to report to law enforcement officials irregularities in the awarding of a 54 billion rand ($5 billion) contract to acquire locomotives in 2014.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the United States are in talks about the fate of two captured British Islamic State militants, suspected of being part of a notorious group known for torturing and killing Western hostages, British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said.
BRASILIA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Brazil's political affairs minister Carlos Marun said on Monday that passage through Congress of a bill to overhaul the country's costly social security system has effectively been halted and would not be put to a vote.
GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli fire killed two Palestinian teenagers in Gaza, local health officials said on Sunday, after Israel launched attacks against 18 targets belonging to militant groups in the enclave in response to an explosion that wounded four Israeli soldiers.
(Reuters) - A former New York City high school teacher and his brother were arrested on Thursday and charged with attempting to build an explosive device after an investigation by the FBI, according to authorities.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's foreign minister will travel to Jamaica, Grenada and Saint Lucia in March, a Mexican official said on Thursday, as part of efforts to erode Venezuela's oil-based influence in the Caribbean.
VIENNA, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Austria's new government will re-assess the previous administration's decision to end the country's Eurofighter jet programme early, Defence Minister Mario Kunasek said on Thursday.
Quetta, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani Taliban militants shot dead four paramilitary soldiers in Pakistan's western city of Quetta, where last month seven security men were killed in a suicide attack, police and the Islamist group said.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra quit on Tuesday after admitting that he had fabricated a story about attending a meeting in 2006 at which he said Russian President Vladimir Putin had outlined a strategy for building a greater Russia.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - One year after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother was assassinated at Kuala Lumpur's airport, Malaysia is further downgrading once-close ties with Pyongyang, sources familiar with the government's plans said.
CNN's Anderson Cooper calls out White House press secretary Sarah Sanders for her response to questions about President Trump's support for victims of domestic violence and exactly when White House officials became aware of abuse accusations leveled at former aide Rob Porter.
The US role in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is under fire since Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital
US President Donald Trump declined to give a timeline for releasing the US plan for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, telling an Israeli newspaper that he is not convinced that either party is committed to the process.
SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Nine people were killed in a gun battle between Indian soldiers and militants that raged into its second day at an Indian army camp in northern Jammu and Kashmir state, a police official said on Sunday.
BERLIN (Reuters) - The embattled leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) abruptly gave up plans on Friday to become its next foreign minister, hoping to shore up support among SPD members for a new coalition with Angela Merkel's conservatives.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - After a public embrace of Israel as a strategic partner, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is heading to the Palestinian territories and the Gulf on Friday to bolster long-standing political and economic ties.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is considering several options regarding General Motors Co's operations in the country, the finance minister said on Friday after the U.S. automaker called for cooperation over its restructuring efforts.
Feb 8 (Reuters) - Three former executives of Jarden Corp, which was bought by U.S. consumer goods company Newell Brands Inc in 2016, will team up with activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP to replace Newell's board and Chief Executive Michael Polk, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
GAZA (Reuters) - Thousands of Palestinian travelers gathered at Gaza's border crossing with Egypt on Thursday hoping for a brief chance to leave after Cairo temporarily opened a frontier it largely keeps closed as it battles an Islamist insurgency on the other side.
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it would start delivering Whole Foods groceries via its fast-shipping Prime Now service in select U.S. cities, and plans to expand it across the country this year.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proclaimed his innocence Wednesday night in a video posted on social media, while at the same time acknowledging local media reports that police are set to recommend his indictment in an ongoing graft probe.
BRASILIA, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Brazil's cabinet minister in charge of political affairs said on Wednesday that the government believes recent amendments to a pension reform bill will result in 314 members of the lower house voting in favor of it, five more than required to pass it.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas plan to discuss a possible new mediation mechanism to replace the Middle East Quartet, the Interfax news agency said on Wednesday, citing a Palestinian diplomat in Russia.
KARMEI TZUR, West Bank (Reuters) - A Palestinian assailant was shot dead on Wednesday after stabbing a security guard at the entrance to a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military said.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli forces shot dead at least one Palestinian during a raid in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday that led to confrontations with local residents, Palestinian health officials said.
WARSAW/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's education minister said on Monday he was "honoured" Poland had canceled his visit to Warsaw this week because he refused to back off of condemnation of a bill that would outlaw suggesting Poland was complicit in the Holocaust.
WARSAW/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's education minister said on Monday he was "honored" Poland had canceled his visit to Warsaw this week because he refused to back off of condemnation of a bill that would outlaw suggesting Poland was complicit in the Holocaust.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will try to make around 90 percent of its contaminated farmland safe for crops by the end of 2020, and will also restrict development on a quarter of the country's territory, environment minister Li Ganjie said.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not "surrender" in its fight to win a bespoke deal with the European Union that would offer tariff-free trade as well as control over immigration, a minister said on Sunday before a crunch week for the government in Brexit negotiations.
BURQIN, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian teenager during an arrest raid in the village of Burqin in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said on Saturday.
LONDON (Reuters) - The Super Bowl was seen as a novelty event when it was first broadcast live in Britain 35 years ago but since the inaugural NFL International Series game in 2007, fans have flocked to Wembley and Twickenham to watch regular season games.
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SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May landed in China earlier this week fending off questions about her future amid mounting accusations of poor leadership, boring policies, and weakness over Brexit.
BEIJING (Reuters) - British Trade Minister Liam Fox on Thursday urged lawmakers to take a different view of Prime Minister Theresa May, seeking to play up her international achievements and calm growing criticism of her leadership.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Almost a dozen countries have agreed to advance their annual contributions to the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees to help it plug a major shortfall after a partial cut-off of U.S. funding, its chief said on Tuesday.
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Some delegates at a Syrian peace congress in Russia stood up and heckled Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a speech he was making on Tuesday, accusing Moscow of killing civilians in Syria with its air strikes, a Reuters witness said.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Cabinet Office minister David Lidington urged his party to unite to heal growing rifts over how to leave the European Union that could threaten the prime minister's fragile grip on the leadership.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed preparations for a Syria peace congress in the Russian city of Sochi on Jan. 29-30 with Turkey's foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in a phone call on Saturday, the Russian foreign ministry said on Sunday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Newly-imposed U.S. sanctions against two Russian energy ministry officials are "unlawful" and Moscow will seek explanations from Washington, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Saturday, according to local news agencies.
MOSCOW, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Newly-imposed U.S. sanctions against two Russian energy ministry officials are "unlawful" and Moscow will seek explanations from Washington, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Saturday, according to local news agencies.
LONDON (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Saturday that he would campaign for a liberalization of the country's restrictive abortion laws ahead of a referendum in the coming months, adding that his views on the issue had evolved.
MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The United States added Russian officials and energy firms to a sanctions blacklist on Friday, days before details of further possible penalties against Moscow are due to be released.
MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The United States added Russian officials and energy firms to a sanctions blacklist on Friday, days before details of further possible penalties against Moscow are due to be released.
MOSCOW, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The United States added Russian officials and energy firms to a sanctions blacklist on Friday, days before details of further possible penalties against Moscow are due to be released.
TOKYO (Reuters) - A junior member of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government resigned on Friday after making a gaffe seen to make light of the burden borne by people on the southern island of Okinawa as a reluctant host to the U.S. military, media said.
MILAN (Reuters) - Italy needs to start thinking of a partnership in the space industry with France after the two countries have joined forces over the naval sector, Industry Minister Carlo Calenda said on Friday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's defense minister warned that Russia was looking to damage the British economy by attacking its infrastructure, a move he said could cause "thousands and thousands and thousands of deaths", The Telegraph newspaper reported.
ZURICH (Reuters) - It is politically impossible for neutral Switzerland to sign in the foreseeable future a new treaty binding it closer to the European Union despite pressure from Brussels, Finance Minister Ueli Maurer said in a newspaper interview.
President Donald Trump ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller last June, only to be talked out of doing so when White House general counsel Don McGahn threatened to quit rather than carry out the directive, The New York Times reported Thursday night.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities on Thursday took into custody a former trade minister convicted in absentia for corruption cases, following his extradition from Lebanon, Iraq's corruption watchdog said in a statement.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Marijuana should be legalized in two of Mexico's main tourist hot spots, Cancun and Los Cabos, in order to reduce criminal violence, Mexico's minister for tourism said on Thursday.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian Defense Minister Raul Jungmann told Saab Chief Executive Officer Hakan Buskhe that the transfer of control of Embraer to Boeing is off the table, the defense ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
CARACAS, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Venezuela is seeking an Interpol red alert for former oil czar Rafael Ramirez, who has been accused of corruption, Chief Prosecutor Tarek Saab said in a press conference on Thursday.
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign minister said on Thursday the standoff over North Korea's nuclear programme must be resolved diplomatically, and she was certain Washington would consult her government first if a military option were to be considered.
DAVOS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to withhold aid to the Palestinians if they did not pursue peace with Israel, saying the Palestinians had snubbed the United States by not meeting Vice President Mike Pence during a recent visit.
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign minister said on Thursday that the standoff over North Korea's nuclear program must be resolved diplomatically, and she is certain Washington will consult her government first if a military option were to be considered.
Exclusive: South Korea's foreign minister says has 'all contingency scenarios' for inter-Korean talks
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - South Korea has prepared "all contingency scenarios" in case North Korea stages another weapons test even as the two countries hold a series of talks and mutual visits around next month's Winter Olympics, South Korea's foreign minister said.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leaders of 21 humanitarian aid groups wrote to the Trump administration on Wednesday to object "in the strongest terms" to a decision to withhold $65 million in planned U.S. contributions to the United Nations agency that serves Palestinian refugees.