Ex-Colombian politician imprisoned for buying votes makes jailbreak during dental appointment

She went to get a cleaning, and then made a clean break of her own.A former politician in Colombia who was jailed for buying votes escaped on Tuesday after...

Iran building new classified military base in Syria: intelligence sources

EXCLUSIVE: Iran has established a new military base in Syria and has plans to house thousands of troops at the location, according to multiple Western intelligence sources.The classified...
Delay in first legal challenge to UK’s Brexit plans

Delay in first legal challenge to UK’s Brexit plans

LONDON (AP) — The first legal challenge to prevent British Prime Minister Boris Johnson from suspending Parliament amid the U.K.’s Brexit crisis was delayed in a Scottish...
Hong Kong democracy activists get bail, protest march banned

Hong Kong democracy activists get bail, protest march banned

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and another core member of a pro-democracy group were granted bail Friday after being charged with inciting people...
German brothers, ages 4 and 6, run away from home, cause $17,000 in damage

German brothers, ages 4 and 6, run away from home, cause $17,000 in damage

Two Bavarian brothers, who ran away from home, left a trail of destruction in their village, including torching a neighbor's garage, German police say.The boys, ages 4 and 6,...
IMF board approves $6 billion loan package for Pakistan

IMF board approves $6 billion loan package for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund Executive board gave formal approval on Wednesday to a three-year, $6 billion loan package for Pakistan to rein in mounting debts and stave off a looming balance of payments crisis. Board approval will allow immediate disbursement of around $1 billion, with the remainder to be phased in over…
Ship carrying waste arrives back in Canada from the Philippines

Ship carrying waste arrives back in Canada from the Philippines

The ship Anna Maersk arrives at Roberts Bank port carrying 69 containers of mostly paper and plastic waste returned by the Philippines in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada June 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jason RedmondTORONTO (Reuters) - A ship carrying 69 containers of waste mislabeled as plastic recyclables returned to Canada on Saturday from the Philippines, closing a…

Dutch queen criticized over meeting with Saudi prince

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands speaks at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019 (GES 2019) in The Hague, Netherlands June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Piroschka van de WouwAMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A United Nations official on Saturday joined Dutch lawmakers in criticizing Queen Maxima over a meeting she held with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines…
Germany’s Merkel urges political solution in Iran crisis

Germany’s Merkel urges political solution in Iran crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference after the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Piroschka van de WouwFRANKFURT (Reuters) - The international community must seek a political solution on Iran, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had aborted a military strike…
Exxon Mobil seeks bids for Norwegian offshore assets

Exxon Mobil seeks bids for Norwegian offshore assets

An Exxon gas station is seen in Houston, Texas, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File PhotoOSLO (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil is considering selling all of the stakes it holds in oil and gas fields off the Norwegian coast, a spokeswoman said. Two years ago the U.S. major - the world’s largest oil company - sold…