‘Congratulations’: EU launches next phase of Brexit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union agreed on Friday to move talks forward with London on Britain’s exit from the bloc as leaders warmed...

Kremlin: Putin and Trump agreed to exchange information on North Korea

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Friday that President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump had agreed in a phone call...

Russian ex-minister Ulyukayev found guilty of bribe-taking

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev was found guilty on Friday of soliciting a $2 million bribe from Rosneft (ROSN.MM) chief...

Cambodia’s Hun Sen challenges EU and U.S. to freeze assets

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen encouraged the United States and European Union on Friday to freeze the assets of Cambodian...

Australia’s royal commission calls for mandatory child sex abuse reports

Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse called for a systemic change in the reporting of child...

Cricket: Australia fight back to bowl England out for 403

PERTH (Reuters) - Jonny Bairstow made a triumphant return to Perth with a sparkling century before England collapsed with six late wickets to be...

Moves in South Korea to make cryptocurrency trading more transparent

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean blockchain association announced on Friday measures to boost transparency in trading of cryptocurrencies, agreed by 14 exchanges in...

N.Y. woman attempted to send bitcoin to Islamic State, feds say

Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A New York woman was charged with several financial crimes in an effort to send bitcoin to the Islamic State,...

Peru’s Kuczynski says will not resign over Odebrecht scandal

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said late on Thursday that he would not resign over a scandal involving payments that Brazilian...

While focus is on North Korea, China continues South China Sea...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While attention in Asia has been distracted by the North Korean nuclear crisis in the past year, China has continued to...

USS Little Rock set to be commissioned Saturday in Buffalo

Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy will commission the USS Little Rock, the newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, this Saturday. The ceremony is scheduled...

May wins applause from EU leaders for Brexit efforts

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European leaders applauded British Prime Minister Theresa May for her work so far on Brexit, assuring her at a summit in...

Merck’s Keytruda fails pivotal gastric cancer trial

(Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc said on Thursday a key late-stage trial testing its blockbuster drug, Keytruda, failed to meet its main goal...

U.N. chief presses for release of arrested Reuters journalists in Myanmar

TOKYO/YANGON (Reuters) - The arrest of two Reuters journalists in Yangon this week was a signal that press freedom is shrinking in Myanmar and...

Colombia urgently crafting law to allow crime gangs to surrender

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia’s government is urgently working with Congress on a law that would lay out terms of surrender for crime gangs such...

Disney buying Fox film, TV units for $52 billion in digital...

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc...

Putin says U.S. gripped by fabricated spymania, praises Trump

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the United States was in the grip of a fabricated spymania whipped up by...

Disney buying Fox film, TV units for $52 billion in digital...

REUTERS - Walt Disney Co has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for...

Planned changes to criminal code in Romania seen as weakening anti-graft...

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - A fresh row over judicial changes in Romania broke out on Thursday with prosecutors and the political opposition warning that proposed...

Nigeria to release $1 billion from excess crude account to fight...

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian state governors approved on Thursday the release of $1 billion from a foreign reserves account to the government to fight...