Cuban national soccer team player defects, seeks asylum in U.S.
2012-04-11 01:45:44 UTC
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - A Cuban national soccer player who disappeared from his team while in Nashville, Tennessee, for an Olympic qualifying tournament has defected and is seeking asylum in the United States, his attorney said on Tuesday...
Clinton warns of "additional provocations" from North Korea
2012-04-11 01:06:35 UTC
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned on Tuesday that history points to "additional provocations" from North Korea after its expected rocket launch this week, suggesting isolated Pyongyang feared closer rel...
Sanctions may cut Iran's oil output by 15 percent: U.S.
2012-04-10 20:37:15 UTC
(Reuters) - Iran's oil production could fall almost 15 percent this year due to reduced foreign investment, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Tuesday in a report highlighting the growing strain on Tehran's oil sector even be...
Sony sees record $6.4 billion loss on tax hit
2012-04-10 19:08:01 UTC
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Sony Corp flagged a record $6.4 billion annual net loss, double an earlier forecast and a fourth straight year of red ink, as it writes off deferred tax credits, heaping more pressure on its new CEO to turn around the ele...
Iran cuts oil to Spain ahead of nuclear talks
2012-04-10 20:34:28 UTC
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has cut oil exports to Spain and may halt sales to Germany and Italy, Iran's English-language state television reported on Tuesday, in an apparent move to strengthen its position ahead of crucial talks with world powers late...
China, between a rocket and a hard place on North Korea
2012-04-10 02:49:25 UTC
BEIJING (Reuters) - A joke circulating among officials in Beijing pretty much underlines the bind China is in over North Korea's plans to send a satellite into space.
North Korea's young ruler Kim Jong-un phones a Chinese leader to tell him abo...
Body Of A Man Was Tossed From A Plane, Landed On A Hospital Roof
2017-04-12 20:32:13 UTC
By Gabriel Stargardter |
MEXICO CITY — The body of a man, who witnesses said was tossed from a plane, landed on a hospital roof in Mexico's northern Sinaloa state on Wednesday, according to a public health service official in the region, whi...
Global business groups press India on technology plan
2012-04-09 19:56:28 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Global business groups urged Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday to rescind new government rules for technology purchases that they said unfairly discriminate against foreign firms and potentially violate World Tr...
U.S. dismisses Syrian demand for written guarantees
2012-04-09 19:19:26 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday dismissed Syrian demands for written guarantees that rebels would lay down arms as a stalling tactic and voiced outrage at reports Syria attacked refugees inside Turkey.
Syria was to have start...
Iran warns US and calls for investigation of chemical attack in Syria
2017-04-08 17:22:02 UTC
Tehran — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that U.S. missile strikes risked escalating extremism in the region and called for an impartial probe of this week's suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria.
Washington accused the government ...
2017-06-12 19:44:53 UTC
Günter Grass "persona non-grata" in Israel: Netanyahu
2012-04-09 04:07:24 UTC
German author Guenter Grass, who wrote a poem describing Israel as "a cause of recognizable danger," has been declared persona non grata in the Jewish state, Interior Minister Eli Yishai announced Sunday, dpa reported.
Grass' poem, "What must b...
France does not accept Syrian regime's demands
2012-04-09 03:41:38 UTC
Paris- France on Sunday condemned as "unacceptable" the Syrian government's demands for "written guarantees" from the opposition before withdrawing troops from civilian areas by an April 10 deadline, DPA reported.
"After Bashar al-Assad's regim...
Former FBI director James Comey's full statement
2017-06-07 22:33:12 UTC
<h2>Read Comey’s full statement here:</h2><blockquote><i>Chairman Burr, Ranking Member Warner, Members of the Committee. Thank you for inviting me to appear before you today. I was asked to testify today to describe for you my interactions with Pr...
Günter Grass calls Israel threat to peace
2012-04-08 19:10:02 UTC
German writer and Nobel Prize-winner Günter Grass has published a poem about Israeli-Iranian relations. He accuses Israel of endangering world peace - and has sparked a wave of criticism.
It doesn't often happen that a lyric work penned by a Germ...
Mali junta sees civilian government "in days"
2012-04-07 20:33:27 UTC
BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali's coup leader said on Saturday the junta would hand power to civilians within days in a deal under which neighboring nations agreed to lift sanctions and help tackle Tuareg rebels who have seized much of the north.
Britney Spears' fiance to share conservatorship over her
2012-04-07 20:11:48 UTC
First comes the engagement, then comes...conservatorship?
Singer Britney Spears' father, Jamie Spears, who holds conservatorship over his daughter and her fortune, has asked a court to add future son-in-law Jason Trawick as a co-conservator, Pe...
Obama seeks to define Romney for voters
2012-04-07 20:11:47 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When President Barack Obama criticized Mitt Romney by name this week for embracing a controversial Republican budget proposal, he worded his attack carefully and with bite.
"(Romney) said that he's 'very supportive' of this...
London Attacks: Two of the terrorists named by police
2017-06-05 18:44:42 UTC
One of the three attackers who killed seven people near London Bridge on Saturday night was previously investigated by British security services but had not been viewed as a serious threat, British police said on Monday.
Khuram Shazad Butt, age...
Syrians need $70 mln of humanitarian aid: OIC
2012-04-07 19:50:06 UTC
At least one million Syrians affected by violence need urgent humanitarian aid worth $70 million, said the head of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Saturday, AFP reported.
A joint UN and OIC assessment mission that visited Syria has "...
Pray For Manchester
2017-05-23 17:07:23 UTC
Parents go online to find their children after UK attack</h2>
By Michael Holden and Jon Super | </i>MANCHESTER, ENGLAND — Desperate parents and friends posted heart-wrenching messages and pictures on social media in th...
China's big banks lend nearly 300 billion yuan in March: paper
2012-04-07 07:57:42 UTC
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's big four state banks extended almost 300 billion yuan ($47.50 billion) in new local-currency loans last month, the official Securities Times reported on Saturday, citing unidentified sources.
The newspaper also estimat...
Hollywood cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, dead at 81
2017-04-13 06:42:53 UTC
Hollywood cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, who counted "Goodfellas", "Gangs of New York" and "The Departed" among the blockbuster movies he filmed, died overnight at his home in Berlin, his publisher said on Wednesday. He was 81.
In a career t...
Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated
2017-02-03 09:01:47 UTC
<strong>World War I
Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated</h2>
In an event that is widely acknowledged to have sparked the outbreak of World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, nephew of Emperor Franz Josef and heir to the Au...
Iranian Protesters: The Jeannie Is Out Of The Bottle
2018-01-02 07:21:13 UTC
Demonstrations in a number of Iranian cities have taken an unexpected turn. Initially instigated by the clerics, they've been taken over by secular forces predominantly opposed to the mullahs’ regime.</h3>Be careful, Iranian Vice...