By Jeff Mason and Yara Bayoumy NEW YORK (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed optimism on Wednesday about reaching a peace deal with Israel this year and said U.S. President Donald Trump's commitment to the issue would help create the "deal of the century" in the region
By Raquel Castillo and Sam Edwards MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spanish police raided Catalan government offices and arrested officials on Wednesday to halt a banned referendum on independence, an action the regional president said meant Madrid had effectively taken over his administration. Hundreds
A civil rights group Wednesday sued Michigan over a law allowing agencies to deny adoptions to gay couples on religious grounds, challenging legislative efforts gaining momentum in some US states. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawsuit seeks to limit which agencies can claim objections, by
British Prime Minister Theresa May urged world leaders to defend the rules-based international order and its multilateral institutions Wednesday, one day after US President Donald Trump had hailed national sovereignty. Addressing the UN General Assembly, May cited many dangerous challenges facing member
Rhode Island is about to become the eighth state in the country to give workers paid sick leave ― and activists are partly crediting the anti-Trump movement for their victory.
In the wake of white supremacy-related violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this summer, the music community has come together to host a “unity” benefit in the city.
By Ingrid Melander PARIS (Reuters) - Four months after a heavy electoral defeat, France's National Front is on the verge of a split between its leader and her chief deputy that could open the way to a policy change on the euro as the far-right party seeks to rebrand itself. Marine Le Pen's
Africa is a continent of “tremendous, tremendous potential,” U.S. President Donald Trump told African leaders at a luncheon on Wednesday.
Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man who was approaching them holding a metal pipe didn't hear witnesses yelling that the man was deaf, a department official said Wednesday. (Sept. 20)
(This story corrects to Mattis said on Monday instead of Tuesday and corrects number of troops to more than 14,000 instead of around 12,000, paragraph 5.) By Jonathan Landay (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's strategy to win the war in
By Stephanie Nebehay LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Ai Wei-Wei denounced China's crackdown on lawyers and free speech on Wednesday but saw little hope that the upcoming Communist Party Congress would lead to more freedoms. The Chinese dissident artist spoke while inaugurating an exhibit in the
Hurricane Maria caused devastation across Puerto Rico Wednesday as 150 mile-an-hour winds from the island's worst storm in living memory flooded the capital and sent thousands scurrying to shelters. After killing at least nine people on a string of small Caribbean islands, Maria slammed into Puerto
By Parisa Hafezi and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran vowed on Wednesday not to be the first nation to violate the Iran nuclear deal and said it did not expect the United States to abandon it despite President Donald Trump's fierce criticism. Trump, who on Tuesday called the 2015
Jerhonda Pace, who broke a nondisclosure agreement to accuse R. Kelly of sexual abuse, made her first televised appearance on the talk show “The Real” on Monday.
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If you haven’t hopped on the K-beauty train yet, now is probably the time considering the cult-favorite skincare and beauty brand Innisfree just opened its first store in the states.
Let's resist peacefully." Thousands responded to the call to protest sent out by Catalan separatists on Wednesday, gathering in front of regional government buildings in Barcelona after police detained Catalan officials ahead of an independence referendum deemed illegal by Madrid. Carrying
Brazil's Supreme Court began considering Wednesday a last-ditch effort by President Michel Temer to have corruption charges against him suspended. Temer has been charged with obstruction of justice and racketeering but says that one of the main pieces of evidence in the prosecution -- plea deal
By Dave Graham and Robin Respaut SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria rampaged across Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in nearly 90 years, causing major flooding, damaging homes and knocking out power to the whole island after killing at least nine
Muslims are more likely than Americans overall to acknowledge the discrimination that black Americans face in the country, a Pew Research Center study suggests.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that countries need to unite to enforce sanctions and apply pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs. Now is the time to apply pressure," Abe told a gathering of investors at the New York Stock Exchange, remarks he
British scientists have used genome "editing" technology to reveal the role of a key gene in the early development of human embryos, a potential boost for fertility treatment. "The study found that human embryos need OCT4 to correctly form a blastocyst." This was the first use of
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday declared the time for dialogue with North Korea is over and rallied behind a US warning that "all options" are on the table Addressing the UN General Assembly, Abe said "there is not much time left" to take action on North Korea which