DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States needed to improve its relationship with China, which he criticized for its economic policies and failure to
Australia approves the sale of its largest private landholding, the Kidman estate, to Gina Rinehart.
Prime Minister Theresa May insists Britain can fashion a post-Brexit arrangement with the EU tailored to its own interests, Laurence Norman and Stephen Fidler write, but some in Brussels see limits to
Sri Lanka has agreed in principle to sell an 80% stake in a deep-water port on the nation’s southern coast, close to one of the world’s busiest sea lanes, to a Chinese state-owned company.
SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian government has approved the sale of the nation’s largest cattle empire to Australia’s richest woman and her Chinese business partner. The sale ends a drawn-ou
Amid ramped up testing by N Korea, the US is deploying an advanced missile defence system in South Korea
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — US Supreme Court issues a new temporary stay of execution in case of Alabama man convicted of murder .
LA PAZ (Reuters) - The head of the Bolivian company whose plane crashed in Colombia last month, killing dozens of Brazilian soccer players, will be held on manslaughter and other charges until the inv
Iran has recently negotiated agreements with Royal Dutch Shell, the oil-field-services giant Schlumberger and companies from China, Norway, Thailand and Poland.
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — US Supreme Court refuses to halt execution of man convicted of killing convenience store clerk.
TOKYO (AP) — Searchers have found the body of a U.S. Marines Corps pilot who went missing after his jet fighter crashed off Japan. The Marines said in a short statement Friday that a Japanese Maritim
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye's approval rating rose to 5 percent, according to a public opinion poll released on Friday, up from a record low of 4 pct last week as she faces
The BBC's Frank Gardner looks at whether Saudi Arabia can achieve its goals in Yemen's messy war.
Crossings reduced ‘substantially’, but pledged Voluntary Humanitarian Admission Scheme not yet activated, EU report says
The first American to orbit the Earth has died. John Glenn was the last surviving member of the original Mercury astronauts. He would later have a long political career as a U.S. senator, but that did
The execution-style slaying of Aidan O’Driscoll was Ireland’s first such killing in four years and stunned the residents of Cork, who are unaccustomed to such violence.
VANCOUVER - British Columbia is opening new locations where people can inject illicit drugs while monitored by trained staff — but the province says they aren't skirting the law on supervised-injectio
Donald Trump picks a fast-food executive opposed to higher minimum wages to lead the labour department.
Conjoined twins in California have become separate toddlers after a 17-hour operation.
Several Houston-area suburbs can attest to crazy ants’ destructive habits: swarming across the landscape, nesting in virtually every cavity they can find, along the way ravaging electronics, taking u
Coach reveals how she became the first female to win a top-flight championship with a men’s team.
Becci answers readers' questions about living with self-harm
A BBC campaign to map street harassment of women reveals reports of harassment from 43 cities in 29 countries over just one weekend.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations urged Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday to visit the country's divided northwest to reassure civilians they will be protected amid accusations t
Yuliya Stepanova has won worldwide fame for what she dared to do off the track, but fears she may never return home.
As the world marks Human Rights Day, the BBC looks at China's sweeping crackdown on lawyers.
RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — Authorities say sheriff’s deputies in 2011 had investigated the death of a 7-year-old child at a Texas home where seven special-needs teenagers were recently found locked
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, the most ever. The disastrous tally has been pushed to new heights by soaring abuse of heroin and prescription painkille
A Nepalese film tells a powerful story about politics, family and society, writes Charles Haviland.
ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As many as 3.5 million people in Africa were uprooted from their homes in 2015 due to conflict and natural disasters and left stranded in their own country,
The crash on November 28 wiped out most of the Chapecoense football team from Brazil, which was flying to Colombia to play in a big match.
Populist leader Geert Wilders is leading opinion polls, but will Dutch voters back him in March elections?