ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish protesters said on Friday Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan had pledged hold off on plans to redevelop an Istanbul park until a court ruled on the project, a move they said was a positive sign after two … Continue reading
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama vowed on Tuesday to make a new push to close the Guantanamo detention center, where about 100 inmates are on hunger strike, saying it was damaging to U.S. interests to keep holding prisoners there … Continue reading
SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea will strike back quickly if the North stages any attack on its territory, the new president in Seoul warned on Monday, as tensions ratcheted higher on the Korean peninsula amid shrill rhetoric from Pyongyang and … Continue reading
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Americans on Friday “I am back and so is Japan” and vowed to get the world’s third biggest economy growing again and to do more to bolster security and the rule … Continue reading
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe says his force will launch “a ruthless search for the truth” in the Andrew Mitchell “plebgate” affair.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The State Department will seek billions of dollars in new funds and revamp security procedures around the globe in response to a critical independent investigation of the September 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, … Continue reading
* Twin Vatican editorials come after U.S. elections, decisions in France, Spain
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Saturday accused President Barack Obama of failing to “stand up to China” after the U.S. Treasury put off releasing a politically sensitive report on the currency policies of major U.S. trading … Continue reading
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – If anyone in the Republican Party harbors illusions that Todd Akin will bow out of the Missouri U.S. Senate race by a September 25 deadline, he is quite happy to disabuse them.