Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia: sources

AMMAN (Reuters) - Sabih al-Masri, Jordan’s most influential businessman and the chairman of its largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for...

Austrian conservatives bring far right into government

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria is set to become the only western European country with a far-right party in government after the anti-immigration Freedom Party...

Strong quake hits Indonesia’s Java, kills three

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A powerful magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the island of Java in Indonesia just before midnight on Friday, with authorities reporting three...

Peru’s Congress prepares to oust President Kuczynski

LIMA (Reuters) - President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s chances of surviving the political crisis gripping Peru faded on Friday after Congress passed a motion to...

6.5-magnitude earthquake rattles western Java

Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled the western part of the island of Java in Indonesia on Friday, authorities said. The center of...

Canadian police probe ‘suspicious’ deaths of billionaire couple

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police said they were investigating the mysterious deaths of Barry Sherman, founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex Inc, and his...

Pittsburgh Steelers’ Villanueva is a ‘huge Brady fan’

Dec. 15 (UPI) -- When the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers face-off this weekend, one offensive tackle will be close to one of...

SpaceX launches, lands previously used rocket booster, cargo ship

Dec. 15 (UPI) -- SpaceX for the first time reused a rocket booster today when it launched and then landed a Falcon-9 rocket as...

Judge blocks Donald Trump birth control coverage rollback

Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Friday temporarily blocked the Trump administration's move to roll back an Affordable Health Care...

Australian PM’s future at stake in crucial Sydney by-election

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Voters began casting ballots in a Sydney by-election on Saturday that could determine the future of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull,...

Raytheon contracted to support anti-ship missile system

Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a modified contract from the U.S. Navy for support services on the Rolling Airframe...

Canada police probe ‘suspicious’ deaths of billionaire, wife

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police said they were investigating the mysterious deaths of the billionaire founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex Inc, Barry Sherman,...

Genetics may explain chronic post-surgery pain

Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Some patients experience chronic pain after surgery. New research suggests genetics likely plays a role. In addition to those with a...

U.S. says identified target for sanctions over Myanmar crackdown

WASHINGTON/YANGON (Reuters) - The United States has identified one person it might impose sanctions on over the brutal crackdown in Myanmar against minority Rohingya...

Austria’s Kurz strikes deal to bring far right into government

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian conservative party leader Sebastian Kurz reached a coalition deal with the anti-immigration Freedom Party on Friday, paving the way for...

Watch: Man resuscitates unresponsive puppy found while fishing

Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A fisherman in Vietnam pulled a drowning puppy out of the water and saved it with several minutes of CPR...

U.S. says it wants Syrian government to negotiate ‘seriously’ with opposition

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday urged supporters of the Syrian government to press it to “participate fully” in negotiations with the...

‘The Post’ is about the state of America, star Hanks says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steven Spielberg’s new movie “The Post” isn’t just a 1971 tale of press freedom or the place of women in the...

‘Congratulations’: EU moves to Brexit phase two but warns will be...

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union agreed on Friday to move Brexit talks onto trade and a transition pact but some leaders cautioned that...

U.N. chief urges communication with N.Korea to avoid escalation

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Friday it was time to immediately re-establish and strengthen communication...