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U.S. Secretary of State says no evidence Venezuela's Maduro interested in free, fair elections

1 hour 1 min ago
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday there have been many conversations with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in recent months, but there are no indications Maduro is interested in holding free and fair elections.

Brazil charges ex-Vale CEO with homicide for dam disaster

1 hour 3 min ago
Brazilian state prosecutors have charged Fabio Schvartsman, the former chief executive of miner Vale, and 15 other people with homicide for a dam disaster last year that killed more than 250 people, according to the charging document seen by Reuters.

Trump to break bread with Apple's Cook and other CEOs: sources

1 hour 5 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump will attend a breakfast meeting on Wednesday with Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook and other business leaders on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, according to sources familiar with the situation.

Ivory Coast leader says fears of age limit for presidential candidates unfounded

1 hour 11 min ago
Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara said on Tuesday a planned revision of the constitution would not include an age limit for presidential candidates, seeking to dispel fears that his main rivals would be unable to contest an October election.

Ex-Vale chief charged with murder for role in Brazil dam disaster: documents

1 hour 16 min ago
State prosecutors in Brazil have charged 16 individuals with homicide and environmental crimes for their role in the Brumadinho disaster last January, when a dam owned by miner Vale SA burst, killing hundreds, charging documents showed on Tuesday.

Russia gets new government in what Putin calls major renewal

1 hour 26 min ago
President Vladimir Putin approved a new Russian government on Tuesday which he called a break with the past and included a new economy minister and first deputy prime minister, but many senior ministers stayed on.

Thunberg v Trump: A trillion trees is 'not enough'

1 hour 26 min ago
Activist Greta Thunberg said on Tuesday planting trees was not enough to address climate change, in an apparent rebuke to a pledge in Davos by U.S. President Donald Trump an hour earlier.

Factbox: Major severe coronavirus outbreaks in the past 20 years

1 hour 28 min ago
A new coronavirus has emerged from Wuhan, China, with more than 300 cases and at least six deaths linked to the respiratory illness believed to have emerged from animals, but with the ability to transmit person-to-person. The virus has spread beyond China's borders, raising concerns of a global pandemic.

U.S. Secretary of State says Nicaragua is authoritarian regime

1 hour 28 min ago
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday described Nicaragua as an authoritarian regime and urged the Central American country's embattled president, Daniel Ortega, to support free and fair elections.

Trump says U.S. ready to 'help' in India-Pakistan Kashmir dispute

1 hour 33 min ago
President Donald Trump said the United States was watching developments between India and Pakistan over Kashmir "very closely" and was prepared to help if necessary, but did not say how.

Canada, Iran at odds over who should analyze downed plane's black boxes

1 hour 41 min ago
Iran said it had asked the U.S. and French authorities for equipment to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian airliner, potentially angering countries which want the recorders analyzed abroad.

Lebanon government to be announced on Tuesday: sources, media

1 hour 53 min ago
Lebanon's new government will be announced on Tuesday, political sources and local media said, after the powerful Shi'ite Hezbollah group and its allies clinched an agreement on a cabinet that must tackle a deep economic crisis.

Hezbollah nominates two ministers in new Lebanon government: sources

1 hour 53 min ago
The powerful Iran-backed group Hezbollah has nominated two ministers in Lebanon's new government including the health minister, two senior political sources told Reuters.

Angola pleads for help to claw back assets lost to corruption

1 hour 54 min ago
Angola is seeking other countries' help to recover state funds lost because of corruption, Minister of State for Economic Coordination Manuel Jose Nunes Junior said on Tuesday.

Huawei CFO arrives in Vancouver court to contest U.S. extradition request

1 hour 56 min ago
Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou returned to a Vancouver court on Tuesday, where her lawyers are expected to build on their arguments against the U.S. extradition request that they say is based a sanctions violation and not bank fraud.

Diplomat Nassif Hitti to be named Lebanon foreign minister: sources

1 hour 57 min ago
A former Lebanese ambassador to the Arab League, Nassif Hitti, is set to be named foreign minister in the new government, two senior political sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

Trump has 'very good' trade talks with Europe, keeps tariff threat on table

2 hours 3 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump struck a cautiously optimistic tone on trade talks with Europe on Tuesday, but kept the threat of new car tariffs firmly on the table.

French workers turn to sabotage as transport strike flags

2 hours 4 min ago
French energy workers protesting against President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform plans cut power to Paris' wholesale food market on Tuesday in the latest of a series of sabotage and wildcat actions as a weeks-long transport strike loses momentum.

Main Irish opposition party would double vacant-site levy

2 hours 7 min ago
Ireland's main opposition party Fianna Fail, leading opinion polls before an election on Feb. 8, would double the state levy on sites suitable for housing but not yet developed in an effort to increase much needed supply.

Russia gets new government in what Putin calls major shake-up

2 hours 16 min ago
President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday approved a new Russian government that kept many veteran and senior ministers in place, but brought in a new economy minister and a new first deputy prime minister.

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