WASHINGTON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The United States is expected to announce on Monday that buyers of Iranian oil need to end imports soon or face sanctions, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, triggering a 3 percent jump in crude prices to their highest for 2019 so far. The source confirmed
Myanmar's Supreme Court will rule on Tuesday on an appeal of two Reuters journalists imprisoned for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law, in a case that has raised questions about the country's transition to democracy. Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, have spent more than 16 months
The Libyan National Army (LNA) force loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar allied to a parallel government in the east started an offensive more two weeks ago but has been unable to breach the southern defenses of the Tripoli government. The latest flare-up in the cycle of anarchy gripping Libya since dictator
The newborn Republic of North Macedonia is unique in a part of the world where nationalist strongmen, religious extremists, and organized criminals are amassing ever greater influence. “We are the most successful story in the region,” says Bujar Osmani, deputy prime minister for European affairs. Less
Election billboards across Ukraine feature a stern-jawed incumbent President Petro Poroshenko facing off with his main opponent in second-round voting for the presidency this Sunday. Ukrainians seem ready to overwhelmingly elect a political novice, a comedian whose main claim to fame is that he played
One day after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s much-anticipated report, the focus is shifting to Capitol Hill, with many observers suggesting it’s now Congress’s duty to pick up where the special counsel left off. “That’s their duty,” agrees John Yoo, a former Department of Justice deputy
Few Americans will read the public portions of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Congress will now decide if the president did obstruct justice. Mr. Mueller praises some of those around Mr. Trump for standing up for rule of law.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament is predicting that nationalist, populist and anti-migrant groups will make significant gains in the May 23-26 EU elections but says it thinks mainstream parties will keep control over the assembly.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's Socialists are in the lead ahead of Sunday's national election but opinion polls show no party will have enough seats to rule on its own, which could make for complicated coalition talks. PEDRO SANCHEZ - SOCIALIST WORKERS' PARTY (PSOE) With his Socialist
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Tensions are rising in Sudan after talks broke down between protesters and the country's military rulers who earlier in April ousted President Omar al-Bashir after months of street protests against his rule.
The emphatic victory of Volodymyr Zelenskiy, 41, is a bitter blow for incumbent Petro Poroshenko who tried to rally Ukrainians around the flag by casting himself as a bulwark against Russian aggression and a champion of Ukrainian identity. With over 90 percent of the vote counted, Zelenskiy had won
Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg on Sunday urged hundreds of climate-change protesters in London to never give up their campaign to save the planet as police arrests over disruptions to the city's landmarks rose above 830. Climate group Extinction Rebellion has targeted sites
The death toll from bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka rose dramatically Monday to 290 -- including dozens of foreigners -- as police announced new arrests over the country's worst attacks for more than a decade. More than 500 people were injured in the Easter
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower while oil prices surged for a second day Monday following reports Washington wants to block Iranian exports.
There was still no claim of responsibility for the Easter Sunday attacks on two churches and four hotels in and around Colombo, the capital of predominantly Buddhist Sri Lanka, and a third church on the South Asian nation's northeast coast. A government source said President Maithripala Sirisena
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Police in Sri Lanka said Monday the investigation into the Easter Sunday bombings will examine reports that the intelligence community failed to detect or warn of possible suicide attacks before the violence. The nine bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites was Sri
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prosecutors said Monday they have indicted Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn with additional charges of breach of trust, with his alleged misconduct expanding further outside Japan.
BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:
Alert to the slightest movement and sound, Michael Tovolahy's patrol is tracking poachers who are inflicting grievous harm to this jewel of biodiversity. The poachers are targeting lemurs, primates battling the threat of extinction, and are chopping down trees, some of them rare hardwoods, to burn
Knee-deep in water on a picture-postcard Lesbos island beach, a team of Greek university students gently deposits a wall-sized PVC frame on the surface before divers moor it at sea. Holding in plastic bags and bottles, four of the 5 metre-by-5-metre (16 foot-by-16-foot) frames are part of an experiment
After condemning the series of deadly bomb attacks on Sri Lankan churches and luxury hotels on Sunday that killed more than 200 people, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told voters that they needed to elect him to a second term as only he can beat the "terrorists" threatening India. Can
The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border into New Mexico. The arrest came two days after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) accused the group of illegally detaining migrants
South Africa's first all-race vote 25 years ago turned the page on an oppressive system of racial segregation called apartheid that for roughly 50 years privileged whites over blacks. Apartheid -- an Afrikaans-language word meaning the state of "apartness" -- became official government