SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korean facilities in the North’s Mt Kumgang tourist resort must be removed and rebuilt in a modern way, state media reported on Wednesday, underscoring the cooling of relations between the two countries. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the Mount Kumgang tourist resort,
LA PAZ (Reuters) – Thousands of Bolivians furious over what they saw as an attempt by leftist President Evo Morales to rig Sunday’s election protested outside the hotel in the capital city of La Paz where the country’s electoral board was processing remaining ballots on Tuesday. Supporters of Bolivian presidential candidate Carlos Mesa hold Bolivian
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s Senate on Tuesday approved a sweeping overhaul of the country’s pension system to stabilize public finances and restore business confidence, setting up President Jair Bolsonaro to sign his keystone economic proposal into law. Brazil’s Secretary of Social Security Rogerio Marinho and senator Fernando Bezerra attend a session to vote on the
WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A massive fire at a convention center under construction at a casino complex in Auckland was still spewing thick smoke across New Zealand’s largest city on Wednesday, forcing road closures and keeping workers away almost 24 hours after it started. Smoke rises as a fire blazes at Sky City Convention Centre, which
FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to head for the House of Commons as parliament discusses Brexit, sitting on a Saturday for the first time since the 1982 Falklands War, in London, Britain, October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – A new election is the only way to move on
FILE PHOTO: Catalan leader Quim Torra sits in the Parliament of Catalonia after Spain’s Supreme Court jailed nine separatist leaders, triggering violent protests in the region, in Barcelona, Spain, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea BARCELONA (Reuters) – Catalonia’s secessionist movement aims to get over 50% of the region’s vote in a Nov. 10 Spanish election
LA PAZ (Reuters) – Bolivia’s election observer will convene a special meeting on Wednesday after a disputed presidential vote showed President Evo Morales would win outright, which sparked angry protests around the South American nation. Doctors protest in front of the national electoral computing center in La Paz, Bolivia, October 22, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado The
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s banks will remain closed for a fifth working day amid uncertainty over how Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri plans to extract billions of dollars from the financial sector to help ease an economic crisis that has ignited national protests. Demonstartors hold the national flag during an anti-government protest in the southern city
FILE PHOTO: Benny Gantz, leader of Blue and White party looks on during his party faction meeting at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, in Jerusalem October 3, 2019. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/File Photo JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will on Wednesday task centrist politician Benny Gantz with trying to form the next coalition government after Prime
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – For the first time in a decade, someone other than Benjamin Netanyahu will be asked to form a government in Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a memorial ceremony held at the supreme court honouring former Supreme Court president Meir Shamgar who died on Saturday in Jerusalem October 22, 2019.
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally proclaimed his ascendancy to the throne on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries from more than 180 countries, pledging to fulfill his duty as a symbol of the state. Naruhito became emperor and his wife Masako became empress on May 1 in a brief ceremony, but
LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson told parliament on Tuesday that if it delayed his Brexit legislation he would abandon his attempt to ratify the deal to leave the European Union and push for an election instead. FILE PHOTO: A man passes an electronic billboard displaying a British government Brexit information awareness campaign advertisement
FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks ahead of a vote on his renegotiated Brexit deal, on what has been dubbed “Super Saturday”, in the House of Commons in London, Britain October 19, 2019. ©UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government will drop its attempt to get approval for Brexit
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak acted like an “emperor” who orchestrated massive fraud at a former unit of scandal-linked state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the country’s attorney-general said at his trial on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak leaves Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur,
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Security forces are trying to persuade protesters to reopen roads across Lebanon through peaceful means but will not use force if they refuse, a security source said on Tuesday as the country remained paralyzed by anti-government demonstrations. People clean the streets during ongoing anti-government protests in downtown Beirut, Lebanon October 22, 2019.
LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces two pivotal votes in parliament on Tuesday that will decide if he can deliver on his pledge to lead the United Kingdom out of the European Union in nine days time. A man passes an electronic billboard displaying a British government Brexit information awareness campaign advertisement in