Veteran U.S. diplomat Richardson to work for Reuters reporters release

(Reuters) - Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson said on Monday he would work toward securing the release of two Reuters journalists arrested in...

Oil prices flutter around even in light trading

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Light trading on the U.S. federal holiday left crude oil prices around neutral, but still marching closer to $70 per...

Prodded by China, Qantas amends website references to Taiwan, other regions

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s Qantas Airways said on Tuesday it had amended its website to no longer refer to Taiwan and Hong Kong as...

Hyperactive brain networks can multiply fibromyalgia pain: Study

Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A new study reveals evidence that fibromyalgia patients have hypersensitive brain networks that multiply pain. Researchers at the University of Michigan...

Blast injures several in Belgium, terrorism ruled out: police

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An explosion injured several people and brought down a residential building in the Belgian city of Antwerp on Monday evening, police...

Denmark will increase defense spending to counter Russia: PM

RIGA (Reuters) - The Danish government expects to win backing for a substantial increase in defense spending next month, to counter Russia’s intensified military...

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies suddenly at 46

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Dolores O‘Riordan, the lead singer of Irish rock group The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 46 during...

Romania’s PM resigns after Social Democrats withdraw backing

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania’s Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigned on Monday after his Social Democrat Party (PSD) leaders withdrew backing for him in an...

All 15 seasons of ‘ER’ now streaming on Hulu

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- More than 330 episodes of the Chicago medical drama ER are now on Hulu. This is the streaming service debut for...

North Korean orchestra to perform in South during Olympics amid easing...

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea agreed during rare talks on Monday to send a 140-strong orchestra to perform during the Winter Olympics in South...

Erdogan: we will ‘strangle’ U.S.-backed force in Syria before it’s even...

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Monday to “strangle” a planned 30,000-strong U.S.-backed force in Syria “before it’s even born,” as Washington’s...

Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 27, wounds 64

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 27 people were killed and 64 wounded in a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad on Monday, the deadliest...

Madrid to keep ruling Catalonia if exiled ex-leader reelected: PM

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain will continue to rule the regional administration of Catalonia directly from Madrid in the event that its self-exiled former leader...

Koreas agree to hold Olympics talks on Wednesday, Seoul says

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea agreed to hold working talks on Wednesday on the North sending athletes to next month’s Winter Olympics...

Iran releases more than 400 anti-government protesters

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- More than 400 Iranian anti-government protesters detained during recent protests over the past week, according to state-run media reports on...

Greeks strike over right-to-strike, paralyze public transport

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek bus, subway and city rail services were disrupted on Monday with some flights grounded as public transport workers and air...

Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots favored in title games

After a stunning 29-24 victory in an NFC divisional playoff game, the Minnesota Vikings opened as a 3.5-point favorite over the Philadelphia Eagles next...

Changes in jet stream since 1960 responsible for uptick in extreme...

Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Scientists have identified a link between jet stream variability during the last half-century and increases in extreme weather in Europe,...

Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s ex-campaign manager, to testify in Russian investigation

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, confirmed in an interview on Sunday that he has been called to...

Second floor of Indonesia Stock Exchange collapses, around a dozen people...

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The second floor of the Indonesia Stock Exchange building collapsed on Monday, said an exchange employee, injuring around a dozen people...