Thailand’s election panel on Monday disqualified the sister of the king from running for prime minister, putting an end to a stunning, short-lived candidacy by echoing King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s words that royalty should be “above politics”. Reuters Continue reading Thai election panel disqualifies princess as PM candidate
Saudi Arabia had “absolutely nothing to do” with the National Enquirer’s reporting on an extramarital relationship involving Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, the kingdom’s minister of state for foreign affairs said. Reuters Continue reading Saudi Arabia says has 'nothing to do' with Bezos-AMI dispute
President Donald Trump told Americans on Tuesday his administration had accelerated talks for a political settlement in Afghanistan and would be able to reduce U.S. troops there as negotiations advance to end America’s longest war. Reuters Continue reading With eye on Afghanistan talks, Trump vows to stop 'endless wars'
Snap Inc said the number of people using its Snapchat app would remain at current levels this quarter, easing worries the company would continue to lose users to rival Facebook Inc’s Instagram and sending its shares up more than 20 … Continue reading Snap user number beats Wall Street estimate, shares soar
U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran who at times has had a spiky relationship with the Democratic Party, on Saturday added another liberal voice to a burgeoning field of candidates seeking the party’s 2020 presidential nomination. Reuters Continue reading Congresswoman Gabbard officially declares 2020 candidacy
Pope Francis on Sunday condemned the twin bombings that killed at least 20 people during a Catholic Church service in the Philippines as a “terrorist attack” and prayed that God would convert the hearts of those who carried it out. … Continue reading Pope condemns bombing of Philippines cathedral as 'terrorist attack'
U.S. federal prosecutors have stepped up efforts to pressure witnesses to testify against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, WikiLeaks said on Wednesday, in connection with what it said were secret criminal charges filed by the Trump administration. Reuters Continue reading U.S. prosecutors press witnesses to testify against Assange-WikiLeaks
Venezuela’s government said on Monday it had suppressed a military revolt after a group of officers stole weapons and kidnapped several officials, as a video posted online showed a sergeant demanding the removal of President Nicolas Maduro. Reuters Continue reading Venezuela arrests rogue officers after military revolt in Caracas
Michigan State University’s interim president John Engler said on Wednesday he would resign following renewed criticism of how he handled the fallout from the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar. Reuters Continue reading Ex-Michigan governor says he will resign university post in Nassar fallout
An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family saying she feared for her life has been granted asylum in Canada, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday, as Thai officials confirmed the teen was en route to Toronto. Reuters Continue reading Saudi teen who fled family leaves Thailand for asylum in Canada
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partners, the Social Democrats (SPD), demanded on Sunday that her interior minister quickly find out what Germany’s security agencies knew about a huge data breach and how they reacted. Reuters Continue reading Merkel's coalition partner demands answers over German data breach
Germany’s BSI cyber defense agency on Saturday defended its role in responding to a far-reaching data breach, saying it could not have connected individual cases it was aware of last year until the entire data release became public. Reuters Continue reading German cyber defense agency defends handling of data breach
Thousands of merrymakers, many in plastic ponchos, waited in Times Square late on Monday in anticipation of the midnight descent of the New Year’s Eve ball, embracing a century-old New York tradition despite cold, soaking rain. Reuters Continue reading Times Square awash in cold rain, high spirits in waning hours of 2018
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ruling party took a big lead over the opposition in a national election on Sunday, early results and trends showed, in a poll that was marred by allegations of vote rigging and violence that killed … Continue reading Bangladesh PM takes big lead as opposition rejects poll alleging vote rigging
Bangladesh’s Election Commission is investigating allegations of vote rigging coming from across the country on Sunday, a spokesman told Reuters, as polling for a general election marred by violence drew to a close. Reuters Continue reading Bangladesh probes vote rigging allegations in election hit by violence
Clashes between supporters of Bangladesh’s ruling party and its opponents killed at least four people and wounded nearly a dozen on Sunday, a government official and police said, as the country voted in a general election marred by claims of … Continue reading Clashes, rigging allegations mar Bangladesh poll amid thin turnout