SEOUL (Reuters) · North Korea rushed to the defense of American civil liberties on Tuesday, saying revelations of mass surveillance operations showed the United States was the "kingpin" of rights abuse.
ATHENS (Reuters) · Greece's prime minister has offered to quickly restart state broadcaster ERT under temporary management, a government official said on Monday, in a bid to defuse a political crisis and avoid snaps elections.
ENISKILLEN, Northern Ireland/DUBAI (Reuters) · Rebels fought to halt an advance by President Bashar al·Assad's forces into northern Syria on Monday while U.S. President Barack Obama faced a showdown with Russia's Vladimir Putin over Obama's
CONAKRY (Reuters) · A repeatedly delayed parliamentary election meant to seal Guinea's transition to civilian rule will have to be postponed again after the government and opposition failed to agree on how to run the vote, a spokesman for the elect
JERUSALEM (Reuters) · Israeli President Shimon Peres has thrown his weight behind U.S. plans to arm Syrian rebels, shrugging off fears the weapons could be turned on Israel and exacerbate the conflict.
MOSCOW (Reuters) · Russia, a veto·wielding member of the U.N. Security Council, will not permit no·fly zones to be imposed over Syria, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Monday.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) · As many as 200,000 demonstrators marched through the streets of Brazil's biggest cities on Monday in a swelling wave of protest tapping into widespread anger at poor public services, police violence and government corruption.
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (Reuters) · Russian President Vladimir Putin faced further isolation on the second day of a G8 summit on Tuesday as world leaders lined up to pressure him into toning down his support for Syrian President Bashar al&mid
ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) · Turkish riot police backed by water cannon faced off with around 1,000 trade union workers in the capital Ankara on Monday, after a weekend of some of the worst clashes since anti·government protests erupted late
PEROL LAKE, Peru (Reuters) · Thousands of opponents of a $5 billion gold project of Newmont Mining circled a lake high in the Andes on Monday, vowing to stop the company from eventually draining it to make way for Peru's most expensive mine.
ATHENS (Reuters) · Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras faced a double challenge on Monday from coalition partners furious over the shutdown of state broadcaster ERT and a court hearing that could put the shuttered station back on air.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) · A bomb in a restaurant killed seven people in Iraq on Monday and a suicide bomber dressed in police uniform killed a further three, police and medics said.
LOUGH ERNE, Northern Ireland (Reuters) · U.S. President Barack Obama will seek the help on Monday of Russia's Vladimir Putin, Syria's most powerful ally, to bring Bashar al·Assad to the negotiating table and end a two·year civil war.
BEIRUT (Reuters) · The United States said on Saturday it would keep F·16 fighters and Patriot missiles in Jordan at Amman's request, and Russia bristled at the possibility they could be used to enforce a no·fly zone inside Syria.
JAKARTA (Reuters) · Indonesia's parliament could pass measures on Monday paving the way for a 33 percent rise in the country's fuel prices to reduce a government subsidy bill that has cast a shadow over Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
NEW YORK (Reuters) · Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident who fled his home country to become a visiting scholar at New York University, accused the school on Sunday of asking him to leave because of "unrelenting pressure" from China.
LOUGH ERNE, Northern Ireland (Reuters) · President Barack Obama will seek the help on Monday of Russia's Vladimir Putin, Syria's most powerful ally, to bring Bashar al·Assad to the negotiating table and end a two·year civil war.
PRAGUE (Reuters) · The Czech Republic's centerright coalition could continue ruling until a regular election next year under a different prime minister than the embattled Petr Necas, a coalition partner said on Sunday.
BERLIN (Reuters) · Germany's leading challenger to Chancellor Angela Merkel, lagging badly in the run·up to the September 22 election, rebuked his party's chairman, in another sign of disarray in the Social Democrats' (SPD) campaign.
BORDEAUX, France (Reuters) · A far·right candidate beat France's ruling Socialist party on Sunday to a place in a by·election run·off vote, reducing the government's slim parliamentary majority and highlighting the rise of the
BAGHDAD (Reuters) · At least 27 people died in attacks targeting mainly Shi'ite Muslims across Iraq on Sunday, police and medics said, intensifying fears of a return to full·blown sectarian war.
LONDON (Reuters) · Vladimir Putin's opponents often brand him a "thief" at street protests. Now the Kremlin is dismissing an American football team owner's account of how the Russian president ended up with his diamond·encrusted Super Bowl r
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) · A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the detention of a former Mexican governor suspected of embezzling millions in public funds, deepening a scandal that will test President Enrique Pena Nieto's anti·corruption agenda.
SEOUL (Reuters) · North Korea on Sunday offered high·level talks with the United States to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula, only days after it canceled planned official talks with South Korea for the first time in over two years.
HONG KONG (Reuters) · A few hundred rights advocates and political activists marched through Hong Kong on Saturday to demand protection for Edward Snowden, who leaked revelations of U.S. electronic surveillance and is now believed to be holed up in
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