Mexico’s president-elect grounded on commercial plane for hours

Mexico's President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador still plans to sell the presidential jet after spending three hours grounded on a commercial plane. Mr López Obrador vowed to press ahead with his plans despite being stuck...

North and South Korea: Kim and Moon hail new future

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North's Kim Jong-un have hailed a new future for the two Koreas, signing a wide-ranging agreement in Pyongyang. The two sides have "agreed on a way to achieve...

Four things to know for the week ahead

It's Monday, it's a new week, and while we won't pretend we know everything that's going to happen over the next seven days, we have some sense of what's coming up. Here's your briefing on...

Trump says US under ‘no pressure’ for China trade deal

The US President Donald Trump said Washington is under "no pressure" to achieve a trade deal with China as the prospect of new tariffs loom. The comments come amid reports the two sides could resume...

Iraqi protesters torch government building in Basra

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Protesters set fire to the main government building in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Wednesday, security sources said, amid growing unrest over poor basic services. Iraqi protesters stand on...

Colombia’s ELN releases three hostages as Duque evaluates talks

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia’s Marxist ELN rebels have released three soldiers held hostage for nearly a month, the country’s human rights ombudsman said on Wednesday, as new right-wing President Ivan Duque evaluates whether to...

Italy allows migrants to disembark ship 10 days after rescue in Mediterranean Sea

The end of the standoff follows the reported investigation of deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini for "illegal confinement". Italy has allowed the migrants stranded aboard a ship in Sicily to disembark, 10 days after they...

Hush money paid ‘at direction of Trump to influence election’

The president's ex-lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleads guilty to several charges as he admits trying to influence the US election. Donald Trump's former lawyer says he and the president arranged hush money payments to influence the...

Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief’s security clearance in what they cast as an act...

Israel’s Mossad may be behind car bombing that killed top Syrian rocket scientist: report

The Mossad, Israel’s famed spy agency, may have been behind the Saturday car bombing in the Syrian city of Masyaf that killed one of Demascus' most important rocket scientists, The New York Times reported on...

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