U.S. approves possible $15 billion sale of THAAD missiles to Saudi...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of a THAAD anti-missile defense system to Saudi Arabia at an estimated...

Europe rights watchdog says Turkey’s emergency laws go too far

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A leading European rights watchdog called on Turkey on Friday to ease post-coup state of emergency laws that have seen thousands...

Jessica Williams cast in new ‘Fantastic Beasts’ film

Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Former Daily Show actor and comedian Jessica Williams will appear in an unspecified role in the sequel to 2016's Fantastic...

Exclusive: Congo poised to see election pushed back to late 2018...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission is expected to announce in the coming days that a vote to replace President...

Who’s Kazuo Ishiguro? Japan asks, but celebrates Nobel author as its...

TOKYO (Reuters) - Minutes after Japanese-born Briton Kazuo Ishiguro was announced as the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature, Japanese took to...

Spain apologizes, tone softens in Catalonia independence crisis

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Spain apologized on Friday for a violent police crackdown on Catalonia’s independence referendum, in a conciliatory gesture as both sides looked...

Anti-nuclear campaign group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO/GENEVA (Reuters) - The Norwegian Nobel Committee, warning of a rising risk of nuclear war and the spread of weapons to North Korea, awarded...

Australians give up 51,000 illegal guns as govt stands by tough...

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians turned in 51,000 illegal firearms, ranging from 19th-century weapons to a rocket launcher, during a three-month amnesty that ended on...

UK minister Gove says he hopes May will remain Prime Minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s environment minister and prominent Brexiteer Michael Gove said he hoped Theresa May would remain prime minister after party divisions over...

Guatemala prosecutors target ex-president for alleged corruption

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala’s attorney general and a U.N. anti-graft body accused the mayor of Guatemala City, Alvaro Arzu, of corruption on Thursday,...

Stirred by same-sex marriage vote, Australia’s youth gets serious

SYDNEY (Reuters) - It was supposed to relieve a headache for Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, but a postal vote on whether to legalize...

Tropical Storm Nate kills at least 11 in Central America, several...

Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Tropical Storm Nate has killed at least 11 people and disappeared several others in Central America, government sources said Thursday,...

Late Kane goal fires lacklustre England to World Cup

LONDON (Reuters) - Harry Kane’s stoppage time goal earned England a 1-0 victory over Slovenia on Thursday and a place at next year’s World...

Spanish court suspends Catalan parliament session, throwing independence call in doubt

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the suspension of Monday’s session of the regional Catalan parliament, throwing into doubt its plans...

Russian hackers stole U.S. cyber secrets from NSA: media reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian government-backed hackers stole highly classified U.S. cyber secrets in 2015 from the National Security Agency after a contractor put information...

Reports: Russian hackers stole NSA spying tools

Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Hackers linked to Moscow stole information on U.S. spying tools after a National Security Agency worker transferred the classified material...

Second U.S. jury finds AbbVie misrepresented risks of AndroGel

(Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Thursday ordered AbbVie Inc to pay more than $140 million to a man who claimed the company misrepresented...

Britain’s Theresa May will carry on as prime minister, her deputy...

LONDON (Reuters) - Theresa May will carry on as British prime minister because she sees it as her duty to continue, her deputy, Damian...

BAE Systems to support Queen Elizabeth carriers

Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Britain's Ministry of Defense has amended its Maritime Support Delivery Framework contract with BAE systems to include Queen Elizabeth II...

Russian hackers stole U.S. cyber secrets from NSA: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian government-backed hackers stole highly classified U.S. cyber secrets in 2015 from the National Security Agency after a contractor put information...