Ethiopia pardons senior opposition leader sentenced to death

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia pardoned on Saturday an opposition leader with British citizenship who had been sentenced to death, the latest in a...

U.S. warns Syria of ‘firm’ measures for ceasefire violations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States warned Syria on Friday it would take “firm and appropriate measures” in response to ceasefire violations, saying it...

NIH study suggests opioid therapy not effective against chronic pain

May 25 (UPI) -- Opioid therapy may not always be effective against chronic pain and could lead to depression, according to a National Institutes...

Ex-Panama president’s jail letter blames U.S. for extradition

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Former Panama president Ricardo Martinelli, jailed in Miami on spying charges while awaiting extradition to his home country, said in...

Chinese J-15 jets complete night landings on carrier in push to...

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese fighter pilots have carried out night landings on the country’s first aircraft carrier, the official China Daily reported on Saturday,...

‘Not animals’: Guatemala family mourns niece killed by U.S. Border Patrol

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - The family of a 19-year-old Guatemalan woman killed by a U.S. border patrol officer called on Friday for the United...

Barbados elects first female PM in opposition landslide

BRIDGETOWN (Reuters) - Barbados elected its first female prime minister as the opposition inflicted a crushing defeat on the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP),...

Film mogul Weinstein appears handcuffed in court to face rape charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein appeared in handcuffs in a New York court on Friday to face charges of rape and...

Irish voters set to liberalize abortion laws in landslide: exit poll

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The people of Ireland are set to liberalize some of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws by a landslide, an exit...

Thousands protest Argentina’s negotiations with IMF

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Thousands of Argentines on Friday protested the government’s bid to secure a credit line from the International Monetary Fund, which...

Italy’s Conte struggles to form team; markets tumble

ROME (Reuters) - Italy’s Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte labored to finalize his cabinet team on Friday as markets tumbled on fears the incoming euroskeptic...

Macron says won’t lift Russia sanctions if no progress on Ukraine

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday said European Union sanctions on Russia would not be lifted unless there was progress...

OPEC’s suggestion of more oil drags markets lower

May 25 (UPI) -- A steady course on U.S.-North Korean détente and word of more oil from OPEC members helped push crude oil prices...

On again? Trump says still chance of June 12 North Korea...

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump dangled the possibility on Friday that a June 12 summit with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un,...

Rohingya insurgents reject Amnesty report on Hindu villagers killed in Myanmar

YANGON (Reuters) - A Rohingya Muslim armed group on Friday denied a report that its members killed scores of Hindu civilians in August last...

Yemen declares disaster after Cyclone Mekunu; Oman in path next

May 25 (UPI) -- Yemeni officials have declared the southern island of Socotra a disaster zone after Cyclone Mekunu hit and trapped people in...

Turkey detains 51 suspected Islamic State members: police

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police detained 51 suspected members of Islamic State in Istanbul on Friday, anti-terrorist police said. The suspects were believed to...

Watch: Chris Paul trolls Steph Curry with Steph Curry shimmy

May 25 (UPI) -- Chris Paul did his best Steph Curry shimmy dance after hitting a shot in his face during the Houston Rockets'...

Jet stream ‘traffic jams’ can trigger strange weather patterns

May 24 (UPI) -- Atmospheric scientists at the University of Chicago believe blockages in jet stream, like a traffic jam on a highway, are...

Gunman killed by armed bystander in Oklahoma restaurant shooting

May 25 (UPI) -- Authorities said Friday a gunman who shot a woman and young girl inside an Oklahoma City restaurant was killed by...