HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong media reported on Saturday the city’s government would suspend a proposed law on extradition to mainland China that sparked widespread anger and violent protests, with leader Carrie Lam planning to address reporters later in the day. Support for the swift passage of the extradition bill began to crumble on
CHISINAU (Reuters) – Moldova’s new prime minister Maia Sandu consolidated her power on Friday as her predecessor resigned, appearing to ease a crisis that shook the country for the past week as two rival governments jostled for control. Pavel Filip, former Moldova’s Prime Minister and one of the leaders of the Democratic Party of Moldova,
Charlemagne Prize (Karlspreis) recipient, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, speaks during the ceremony in Aachen, Germany May 30, 2019. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen – RC1F842543F0 UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Friday for an independent investigation to establish the facts and who was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers this week
LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace Theresa May as Britain’s prime minister, came under pressure on Friday to face the media over his Brexit plans as another of his rivals dropped out of the leadership battle. PM hopeful Boris Johnson leaves his home in London, Britain, June 14, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay Health
DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Friday it was responsible for maintaining the security of the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf, state radio reported, adding that blaming it for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman was alarming. Still image taken from a video appears to show two tankers at sea,
KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s military rulers said on Thursday they had thwarted several coup attempts and that some officers had been arrested over the deadly dispersal of protesters at a sit-in in Khartoum earlier this month. Two different groups of people suspected of involvement in the attempted coups had been arrested, the Transitional Military Council’s
LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, who has pledged to deliver Brexit on Oct. 31, surged closer to power on Thursday, winning by far the most support from Conservative lawmakers in the first round of the contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May. PM hopeful Boris Johnson leaves his home in London, Britain, June 13, 2019.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during the Han Kuang military exercise simulating China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) invasion of the island, in Changhua, Taiwan May 28, 2019. Military News Agency /Handout via REUTERS TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday won the ruling party’s hotly contested nomination for the 2020 presidential election, domestic
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to Polish President Andrzej Duda on Wednesday that he will deploy 1,000 U.S. troops to Poland, a step sought by Warsaw to deter potential aggression from Russia. Despite their strong show of unity, Trump disagreed with Duda’s attempt to force the retirement of some Polish Supreme Court
PRISTINA (Reuters) – Thousands of Kosovo Albanians turned out on Wednesday to welcome back former U.S. president Bill Clinton and his ex-top diplomat Madeleine Albright 20 years after they helped engineer the NATO air war that ousted Serbian forces. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Madeleine Albright, President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci walk during the 20th
Policemen detain Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny during a rally in support of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, who was detained by police, accused of drug offences and later freed from house arrest, in Moscow, Russia June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian police detained opposition politician Alexei Navalny and at least 35 others
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chaotic scenes erupted in Hong Kong on Wednesday as tens of thousands of demonstrators stormed key roads next to government offices to protest against a proposed extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial. Thousands of protesters rallied in and around Lung Wo Road, an
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump took a public stance against the use of CIA informants to spy on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, saying it would not happen on his watch and possibly taking away a valuable tool of the U.S. intelligence community. Trump’s remarks to reporters on the South
DUBAI (Reuters) – A Lebanese businessman detained in Tehran since 2015 on charges of collaborating against Iran arrived in Beirut on Tuesday, after his government secured his release. Freed Lebanese businessman Nizar Zakka, who had been detained in Iran since 2015, gestures as he arrives at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon June 11, 2019.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey said on Tuesday a U.S. House of Representatives’ resolution condemning Ankara’s purchase of Russian defense systems and urging potential sanctions was unacceptably threatening. FILE PHOTO: A view shows a new S-400 “Triumph” surface-to-air missile system after its deployment at a military base outside the town of Gvardeysk near Kaliningrad, Russia March
RABAT (Reuters) – Bearing pictures of scars and bruises she said she had suffered at home, Fatna Ben Ghala sought help at a women’s counseling center in a poor neighborhood near Morocco’s capital Rabat after she and her mother endured domestic violence by a relative. Women, who claim to have been abused, listen to a