By Tina Davis, Nick Wadhams and Josh Wingrove Bloomberg News
NEW YORK — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz amid soaring tensions in one of the world’s critical energy chokepoints. Brent climbed more than 1% on the news.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — One of the largest protests in Puerto Rico’s history erupted into violent clashes late Wednesday night between demonstrators who said they will keep coming back to demand the governor’s resignation and officers in riot gear who shot tear gas and rubber bullets into th…
By Christina Boyle and Laura King Los Angeles Times
LONDON — The British ambassador to Washington has resigned following a leak of diplomatic cables in which he described President Donald Trump and his administration as “inept” and “chaotic,” Britain’s Foreign Office said Wednesday.
MEXICO CITY — Mexico's newly created National Guard has detained U.S.-bound migrants and the government should make public the rules governing their power to curb immigration, the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) said on Monday.
GENEVA/DUBAI — Iran threatened on Monday to restart deactivated centrifuges and ramp up enrichment of uranium to 20-percent purity in a move away from the 2015 nuclear deal, but the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards insisted the world knows Tehran is not pursuing nuclear arms.
GENEVA — Venezuelan security forces are sending death squads to murder young men and stage the scenes to make it look like the victims resisted arrest, the United Nations said in a report issued by its human rights chief on Thursday.
NAIROBI, Kenya — The families of victims of an Ethiopian air disaster on Thursday criticized Boeing’s plan to donate $100 million to unspecified charities and communities affected by two crashes, saying it was too vague and that families should have been consulted first.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Trump administration is advancing a plan to escort or accompany ships through the Strait of Hormuz with international assistance, fearing an increase in attacks on oil tankers by Iranian forces.
DUBAI — Iran announced on Monday it had amassed more low-enriched uranium than permitted under its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, drawing a warning from President Donald Trump that Tehran was “playing with fire.”
SEOUL — When nuclear talks resume after Sunday’s off-the-cuff meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the inter-Korean border, negotiators will be revisiting old disagreements that have scuttled previous talks.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump is still committed to a pressure campaign to force Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to step aside to make way for opposition leader Juan Guaido, Washington’s envoy for Venezuela said on Tuesday.
SEOUL/WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump will visit South Korea this weekend after an exchange of letters with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un boosted hopes for talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump said on Friday he aborted a military strike on Iran because he said it could have killed 150 people, a disproportionate response to Tehran’s downing of an unmanned U.S. surveillance drone.
BOGOTA, Venezuela — Venezuela’s migrant and refugee crisis could become the world’s largest by 2020, matching or surpassing Syria, if the political and humanitarian situation in the country doesn’t improve in coming months.
HONG KONG — Thousands of demonstrators blockaded police headquarters on Friday as Asia’s leading financial center braced itself for a third weekend of mass protests against an extradition bill that has plunged the Chinese-ruled city into crisis.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Navy reconnaissance drone was shot down by a missile fired from Iran, the Pentagon said Thursday, but U.S. and Iranian military officials disputed whether the unmanned aircraft was in Iranian airspace.
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — Moments before Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed and dismembered last October, two of his suspected murderers waiting at the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate fretted about the task at hand, according to a U.N. report published on Wednesday.
UNITED NATIONS — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Friday for an independent investigation to establish the facts and who was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers this week in the Gulf of Oman.
DUBAI/WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two oil tankers were attacked on Thursday and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman, driving up oil prices and stoking fears of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States, which blamed Tehran for the incident.
TUCSON — An Arizona jury on Tuesday said it was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of U.S. human rights activist Scott Warren, who was accused of harboring two undocumented migrants and conspiring to hide them from law enforcement.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump on Tuesday insisted there was more to the migrant deal with Mexico announced over the weekend, even after Mexican officials unveiled new details of the agreement, and waved around a document that he said proved his point.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States will team up with Canada and Australia to help countries around the world develop their reserves of minerals like lithium, copper and cobalt, the State Department said on Tuesday, part of a multi-pronged strategy to reduce global reliance on China for mat…
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran freed a U.S. resident imprisoned on espionage charges, a possible overture toward the Trump administration as international efforts to end a bellicose standoff between Washington and Tehran gather momentum.
BEIJING — China will respond firmly if the United States insists on escalating trade tensions, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday after President Donald Trump said further tariffs were ready to kick in if no deal was reached at a G20 summit this month.
CAEN, France — President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would decide whether to carry out his threat to hit Beijing with tariffs on at least $300 billion in Chinese goods after a meeting of leaders of the world’s largest economies late this month.
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France — President Donald Trump marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day Thursday at the American cemetery above Omaha Beach, praising the courage and sacrifice of those who fought here and lauding the alliance that turned the tide of World War II and defeated the Nazis in Wo…
MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities have detained two organizers from Pueblo Sin Fronteras, a controversial activist group that has helped several large caravans of Central American migrants reach the United States border.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mexican officials met with their U.S. counterparts for talks in Washington on Wednesday aimed at reaching a deal to stave off the imposition of U.S. tariffs on Mexican goods next week, even as their government prepared to retaliate if duties go ahead.
U.S. border officers apprehended more than 132,000 people crossing the U.S. southern border in May, the government said on Wednesday, an increase over the previous month and the most in more than a decade, reaching what officials said were “crisis” levels.
HAVANA — The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed heavy new restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens, including a ban on cruises, in a bid to further pressure the Communist island over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
May 31 (Reuters) - Mexico's president on Friday urged his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, to back down from threats to slap tariffs on Mexican goods entering the United States, in a dispute over migration that could create a major economic shock for Mexico.
JERUSALEM — Three important players in President Donald Trump’s long-delayed Middle East peace plan met in Jerusalem on Thursday, but gave no hint about whether its political component would be further postponed by tumultuous events in Israel.
TOKYO — The U.S. is “not looking for regime change” in Iran, President Donald Trump said Monday, distancing himself from the more bellicose views of some of his advisers amid a period of rising tensions.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — After numerous false starts, the Trump administration is finally preparing to unveil its long-promised Mideast peace plan in coming weeks, and initial indications suggest it is aimed at pleasing Israel while offering financial incentives to the Palestinians but no pathway …
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States is at least a month from enacting its proposed tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese imports as it studies the impact on consumers, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday.
DUBAI/LONDON — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected talks with the United States on Tuesday, after President Donald Trump said Iran would call and ask for negotiations “if and when they are ever ready.”
LONDON — A global health trust is to inject $102 million into finding more modern and effective treatments for snakebites — a “hidden health crisis” that kills 120,000 people a year and maims thousands more.
By Antonio Maria Delgado and Jim Wyss
CARACAS — Venezuela’s foreign policy might have started out as an idealistic socialist project to revitalize Latin America, but it has morphed into an enormous criminal conglomerate that operates in multiple countries with dozens of partners and hundreds of phantom companies, according to a …
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A fossil unearthed in northeastern China of a feathered dinosaur a bit bigger than a blue jay that possessed bat-like wings represents a remarkable but short-lived detour in the evolution of flight and the advent of birds, scientists said last week.
WASHINGTON D.C. — President Donald Trump said on Monday he would meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping next month and that he expected their discussions would be "very fruitful," as the trade war between the world's two largest economies intensified.