Category: World

Rights body and U.N. say Eritrea detains ex-minister who wrote critical books

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Eritrea has arrested a former minister who wrote books critical of the country’s leader, a rights group and a U.N. official said....

Russia’s foreign ministry summons Swiss envoy over spying claim

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday it had summoned Yves Rossier, Switzerland’s ambassador to Moscow, for an explanation over Swiss...

Venezuela’s Maduro says ex-military officers conspiring with U.S. help

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday said ex-military officers were conspiring against his government with the help of the United...

Putin sees chance circumstances behind downing of Russian plane off Syrian coast

MOSCOW/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the shooting down of a Russian military plane near Syria’s seacoast was the result of...

Netanyahu tells Putin Syria is to blame for downing of Russian plane, offers help with inquiry

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that Syrian forces were to blame for the downing...

Syria’s Idlib spared attack, Turkey to send in more troops

ANKARA/AMMAN (Reuters) – Turkey will send more troops into Syria’s Idlib province after striking a deal with Russia that has averted a government offensive and...

EU ministers question Poland over rule of law concerns

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Poland’s right-wing government sought to explain itself to its European Union peers on Tuesday for the second time in three months on...

Needles found in strawberries in two more Australian states: police

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Needles have been found inside strawberries in two more Australian states, police said on Monday, broadening a health scare that has caused...

Anti-Kremlin activist saved by prompt treatment: doctors

BERLIN (Reuters) – Anti-Kremlin activist Pyotr Verzilov would probably have died following an apparent poisoning in Moscow last week if he had not received prompt...

Italy’s prosecutors give League decades to repay party funds

ROME (Reuters) – Italian prosecutors said on Tuesday the far-right League can repay some 45 million euros ($53 million) it owes the state over the next 75 years,...