A total of 46 men and 35 women have been arrested for their suspected involvement in 244 cases of scams totaling more than $1.4 million. The suspects are being investigated for the offence of cheating or money laundering. The offence of cheating carries a jail term of up to 10 yeRead more »
President Nicolas Maduro tightened his grip in Venezuela on Thursday as the Supreme Court seized power from the opposition-led legislature, in what a top regional official branded a "coup." It was the latest and most serious move in more than a year of political skirmishes between the socialist
South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye arrived at a detention centre near Seoul early Friday after being arrested over the corruption and abuse of power scandal that brought her down. The Seoul Central District Court ordered Park's arrest on charges of bribery, abuse of authority, coercion
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senators Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp on Thursday became the first Democrats to support the confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, giving Republicans two of eight Democratic votes needed to avoid a nasty fight on the
An inmate died after prison officers used unlawful force against him, a jury has found. John Ahmed, a 42-year-old father of four, was subject to multiple uses of force in three separate locations at Strangeways Prison in Manchester over around twenty minutes before he became unresponsive, the court
CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say they've arrested two men in connection with a Cincinnati nightclub gunbattle that killed one person and injured 16 others.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's disgraced former President Park Geun-hye was arrested and jailed Friday over high-profile corruption allegations that already ended her tumultuous four-year rule and prompted an election to find her successor.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas legislator whose 10-year-old son was killed on a waterslide fought back tears Thursday as he calmly urged colleagues to strengthen inspection rules for amusement parks.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's Supreme Court ruled it can take over the responsibilities of congress in what opponents of socialist President Nicolas Maduro as well as foreign governments denounced as the latest step toward installing a dictatorship in this South American nation.
Barack Obama’s White House ethics lawyer has claimed Ivanka Trump’s appointment as an adviser to President Donald Trump is a violation of nepotism laws. Ms Trump has now been hired as an official government employee after saying she would serve as an unpaid senior advisor to the president. Some have
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House refused to say on Thursday whether it secretly fed intelligence reports to a top Republican investigating possible coordination between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. Fending off growing criticism, the administration invited lawmakers from both parties to view classified
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The wealthy front-runner in the state's Democratic primary for governor should be punished for setting up political groups before officially entering the contest, two of his rivals said Thursday, with one of them citing emails stolen from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some Utah restaurants are counting down the days until a new liquor law takes effect this summer, allowing them to take down walls and partitions that prevent customers from seeing their alcoholic drinks being mixed and poured.
President Donald Trump trained his fire on members of his own party Thursday, declaring in the aftermath of the Republican's failed health care push that the conservative Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire ...
By James Macharia JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma sacked Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in a cabinet reshuffle late on Thursday, eNCA television said, after days of speculation that has rocked the country's markets and currency. Zuma had replaced Gordhan with Malusi
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) — Law enforcement officials from two Texas departments say they received phone calls about a pickup driving erratically shortly before a collision between a truck and church bus in southwest Texas that killed 13 people returning from a retreat.
A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to death by Iranian authorities for “insulting Islam” through messages he sent on an instant messenger app. Human rights lawyers claim that Sina Dehghan, who was just 19 when he sent the messages, was tricked into signing his own death warrant after being persuaded
Donald Trump has invited Chinese President Xi Jinping to his beach resort in Mar-a-Lago for their first meeting. Mr Xi will meet the US President at his lavish Florida resort next week, China’s Foreign Ministry has announced. The meeting between the world’s two biggest economic powers comes amidst
WASHINGTON (AP) — As America's effort to end 16 years of war in Afghanistan yields little progress, Russia is resurrecting its own interest in the "graveyard of empires." The jockeying includes engaging the Taliban and leading a new diplomatic effort to tackle Afghanistan's future,
Nine Malaysians freed by Pyongyang arrived home early Friday, after Kuala Lumpur agreed to send back the body of the assassinated half-brother of North Korea's leader, ending a bitter feud between the two countries. Kim Jong-Nam was killed with the lethal nerve agent VX on February 13 in a Kuala
By Alastair Macdonald and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS/VALLETTA (Reuters) - The European Union will tell Britain on Friday how it aims to negotiate its "orderly withdrawal" from the bloc, limit uncertainties for businesses and pave the way for a close future partnership. Donald Tusk, who chairs
The home of the Tuskegee Airmen, who shattered aviation and racial barriers in World War II, is competing to become the manufacturing site of a new Air Force training jet. Gov. Robert Bentley and Macon ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican legislation letting states deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers squeezed narrowly through the Senate Thursday, rescued by an ailing GOP senator who returned to the Capitol after back surgery and a tie-breaking vote by Vice
By Susan Cornwell and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at Republican conservatives who helped torpedo healthcare legislation he backed, escalating a feud within his party that jeopardizes the new administration's legislative agenda. Trump threatened
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and an ex-U.S. attorney general were hired by a Turkish businessman charged with helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions, but don't expect to see them in court, a lawyer told a judge handling the case on Thursday.
The last thing President Donald Trump needs on his 100th day in office is a government shutdown. So with four weeks to go, Trump and Republican leaders are trying to salvage priorities like his wall along ...