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Brexit15 minutes ago

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May holds a news conference at the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Prime Minister Theresa May and other EU leaders voiced renewed confidence on Thursday they could secure a Brexit deal, saying they were working hard to overcome the hurdles that only days ago brought the talks to a halt.

World News18 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis speaks with the media before an enhanced honor cordon arrival of Greek Minister of Defense Panagiotis Kammenos at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., October 9, 2018.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

It is too soon to say how an attack in Afghanistan that killed a top security chief would affect voter turnout in Saturday's elections, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, but added that the U.S. military's mission was unaltered.

World News21 minutes ago

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, meet participants of Fluro Friday, an event organized by surfing community OneWave tackling mental health issues, during their visit to Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia October 19, 2018. Chris Jackson/Pool via REUTERS

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan joined in a group hug at a "Fluro Friday" event on Australia's Bondi Beach organized by surfers to raise awareness of mental health issues.

World News44 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A riot police officer fires his shotgun towards two men during a protest against Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega's government in Managua, Nicaragua May 28, 2018. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas/File Photo

Human rights organization Amnesty International said on Thursday it had documented at least six "possible extrajudicial executions" in Nicaragua during a government crackdown on protests against President Daniel Ortega.

World News3 hours ago

Red flags flutter on the top of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China September 30, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee

The western media is guilty of "double standards" when it comes to reporting on China's restive northwestern region of Xinjiang, the official China Daily said in an editorial on Friday.

World News4 hours ago

Turkish police forensic experts and Saudi officials are seen at the backyard of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he presumes missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead and that the U.S. response to Saudi Arabia will likely be "very severe" but that he still wanted to get to the bottom of what exactly happened.

World News4 hours ago

Venezuela's Communications and Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez speaks during a news conference at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Ecuador expelled Venezuela's ambassador to Quito on Thursday after a Venezuelan government minister called Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno a liar, and Venezuela reciprocated by ordering Ecuador's top diplomat to go home.

World News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: People wait in line to pay for products at a supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo

A group of companies and individuals have agreed to pay $3 million in reparations to the United Nations Refugee Agency to settle allegations by Mexico of overcharging for basic food-aid packages distributed by the Venezuelan government, the Mexican attorney general's office said on Thursday.

World News8 hours ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a signing ceremony following a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia October 17, 2018. Pavel Golovkin/Pool via REUTERS

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Islamic State militants had seized nearly 700 hostages in part of Syria controlled by U.S.-backed forces and had executed some of them and promised to kill more.

World News9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Gen. Abdul Razeq, who was killed in today's attack, is seen at his office in Kandahar province, Afghanistan August 4, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

General Abdul Razeq, one of Afghanistan's most powerful security commanders, was killed on Thursday in a shooting attack by a bodyguard that dealt a severe blow to the Afghan government ahead of parliamentary elections on Saturday, officials said.

World News3 minutes ago

China has arrested a former vice finance minister for suspected corruption, its top prosecutor said on Friday.

World News2 hours ago

Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro reacts as he talks to media after a visit to Federal Police headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday was forced to deny an accusation that he sought funding from business leaders to purchase mass WhatsApp messages, in an alleged campaign finance violation.

World News3 hours ago

People mourn Adela Suliman, who according to family members was one of seven killed in a remote illegal mine, next to her coffin during her funeral in Tumeremo, Venezuela October 18, 2018. REUTERS/William Urdaneta

Seven people were killed near a remote gold mine in southeastern Venezuela, family members said on Wednesday, the latest in a number of violent incidents related to illegal mining in the crisis-stricken country.

World News3 hours ago

Brazil's far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro extended his lead over his leftist rival Fernando Haddad in an election poll looking at voter intentions for the Oct. 28 run-off vote, according to a survey published on Thursday night.

World News4 hours ago

Prominent Benin businessman and former presidential candidate Sebastien Ajavon has been sentenced in absentia to 20 years in prison in connection with a haul of 18 kg (40 pounds) of cocaine found in a shipping container in 2016.

World News5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A general view of Libya's Hariga port in Tobruk, east of Benghazi June 28, 2014. File Photo

Libyan tribesmen staged a demonstration at the eastern oil port of Hariga on Thursday in protest against the appointment of a government minister, a leading member of the tribe said.

World News5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: German Interior Minister and Christian Social Union (CSU) leader Horst Seehofer attends a news conference after Bavaria election loss, in Berlin, Germany, October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) both face a drubbing in a regional election on Oct. 28 that risks further weakening their crisis-plagued national government, polls showed on Thursday.

World News6 hours ago

Three men, who have accused Chilean priest Fernando Karadima of sexual abuse, asked a court in Santiago on Thursday to find the Roman Catholic Church in Chile responsible for "moral damages," claiming the Church had covered up abuse, and to pay them a total of 450 million pesos ($650,000).

World News6 hours ago

A Turkish forensic expert is seen as he works inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, two weeks after the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Turkish police are searching a forest on the outskirts of Istanbul and a city near the Sea of Marmara for remains of a Saudi dissident journalist who disappeared two weeks ago after entering the Saudi consulate, two Turkish officials said.

World News7 hours ago

Algerian authorities on Thursday banned women from wearing full-face veils, or niqabs, at work, citing reasons of identification for the decision.

Brexit15 minutes ago

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May holds a news conference at the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Prime Minister Theresa May and other EU leaders voiced renewed confidence on Thursday they could secure a Brexit deal, saying they were working hard to overcome the hurdles that only days ago brought the talks to a halt.

World News18 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis speaks with the media before an enhanced honor cordon arrival of Greek Minister of Defense Panagiotis Kammenos at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., October 9, 2018.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

It is too soon to say how an attack in Afghanistan that killed a top security chief would affect voter turnout in Saturday's elections, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, but added that the U.S. military's mission was unaltered.

World News21 minutes ago

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, meet participants of Fluro Friday, an event organized by surfing community OneWave tackling mental health issues, during their visit to Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia October 19, 2018. Chris Jackson/Pool via REUTERS

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan joined in a group hug at a "Fluro Friday" event on Australia's Bondi Beach organized by surfers to raise awareness of mental health issues.

World News44 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A riot police officer fires his shotgun towards two men during a protest against Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega's government in Managua, Nicaragua May 28, 2018. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas/File Photo

Human rights organization Amnesty International said on Thursday it had documented at least six "possible extrajudicial executions" in Nicaragua during a government crackdown on protests against President Daniel Ortega.

World News3 hours ago

Red flags flutter on the top of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China September 30, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee

The western media is guilty of "double standards" when it comes to reporting on China's restive northwestern region of Xinjiang, the official China Daily said in an editorial on Friday.

World News4 hours ago

Turkish police forensic experts and Saudi officials are seen at the backyard of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he presumes missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead and that the U.S. response to Saudi Arabia will likely be "very severe" but that he still wanted to get to the bottom of what exactly happened.

World News4 hours ago

Venezuela's Communications and Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez speaks during a news conference at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Ecuador expelled Venezuela's ambassador to Quito on Thursday after a Venezuelan government minister called Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno a liar, and Venezuela reciprocated by ordering Ecuador's top diplomat to go home.

World News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: People wait in line to pay for products at a supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo

A group of companies and individuals have agreed to pay $3 million in reparations to the United Nations Refugee Agency to settle allegations by Mexico of overcharging for basic food-aid packages distributed by the Venezuelan government, the Mexican attorney general's office said on Thursday.

World News8 hours ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a signing ceremony following a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia October 17, 2018. Pavel Golovkin/Pool via REUTERS

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Islamic State militants had seized nearly 700 hostages in part of Syria controlled by U.S.-backed forces and had executed some of them and promised to kill more.

World News9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Gen. Abdul Razeq, who was killed in today's attack, is seen at his office in Kandahar province, Afghanistan August 4, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

General Abdul Razeq, one of Afghanistan's most powerful security commanders, was killed on Thursday in a shooting attack by a bodyguard that dealt a severe blow to the Afghan government ahead of parliamentary elections on Saturday, officials said.

World News3 minutes ago

China has arrested a former vice finance minister for suspected corruption, its top prosecutor said on Friday.

World News2 hours ago

Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro reacts as he talks to media after a visit to Federal Police headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday was forced to deny an accusation that he sought funding from business leaders to purchase mass WhatsApp messages, in an alleged campaign finance violation.

World News3 hours ago

People mourn Adela Suliman, who according to family members was one of seven killed in a remote illegal mine, next to her coffin during her funeral in Tumeremo, Venezuela October 18, 2018. REUTERS/William Urdaneta

Seven people were killed near a remote gold mine in southeastern Venezuela, family members said on Wednesday, the latest in a number of violent incidents related to illegal mining in the crisis-stricken country.

World News3 hours ago

Brazil's far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro extended his lead over his leftist rival Fernando Haddad in an election poll looking at voter intentions for the Oct. 28 run-off vote, according to a survey published on Thursday night.

World News4 hours ago

Prominent Benin businessman and former presidential candidate Sebastien Ajavon has been sentenced in absentia to 20 years in prison in connection with a haul of 18 kg (40 pounds) of cocaine found in a shipping container in 2016.

World News5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A general view of Libya's Hariga port in Tobruk, east of Benghazi June 28, 2014. File Photo

Libyan tribesmen staged a demonstration at the eastern oil port of Hariga on Thursday in protest against the appointment of a government minister, a leading member of the tribe said.

World News5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: German Interior Minister and Christian Social Union (CSU) leader Horst Seehofer attends a news conference after Bavaria election loss, in Berlin, Germany, October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) both face a drubbing in a regional election on Oct. 28 that risks further weakening their crisis-plagued national government, polls showed on Thursday.

World News6 hours ago

Three men, who have accused Chilean priest Fernando Karadima of sexual abuse, asked a court in Santiago on Thursday to find the Roman Catholic Church in Chile responsible for "moral damages," claiming the Church had covered up abuse, and to pay them a total of 450 million pesos ($650,000).

World News6 hours ago

A Turkish forensic expert is seen as he works inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, two weeks after the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Turkish police are searching a forest on the outskirts of Istanbul and a city near the Sea of Marmara for remains of a Saudi dissident journalist who disappeared two weeks ago after entering the Saudi consulate, two Turkish officials said.

World News7 hours ago

Algerian authorities on Thursday banned women from wearing full-face veils, or niqabs, at work, citing reasons of identification for the decision.

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