Poland's ruling party lawmakers gave preliminary approval on Friday to two bills allowing parliament and the president to replace top judges, plans the opposition and the European Commission denounced as a threat to the rule of law. Once finally approved and signed into law by the president, the
By Richa Naidu CHICAGO (Reuters) - Department store operator Macy's Inc said that processing of payments with some credit and gift cards was taking longer than usual in its stores on Black Friday, the traditional start of the key holiday shopping season. Customers took to Twitter on Friday to complain
More than 30 aircraft and ships from Argentina, Britain, Brazil, the United States, Chile and other countries are participating in the effort to find the ARA San Juan submarine, which disappeared on Nov. 15 with 44 crew members on board. "It's great to be able to utilise everything we have
Families of the 44 crew members of a missing Argentine submarine gave up hope and went home on Friday after a days-long wait at the sub's Mar del Plata naval base, saddened and angered by evidence that the vessel may have exploded. The submarine went missing nine days earlier with only a one-week
Egypt mosque attack: Military 'launches air strikes' after at least 235 worshippers killed in Sinai massacre
Former first daughter Malia Obama spent a good part of her adolescence in the national spotlight as her dad, you know, led the free world for eight years.
Workers at Amazon distribution centers in Germany and northern Italy went on strike on Friday, November 24 – Black Friday – after the retailer failed to negotiate bonuses with its employees at the centers, according to media reports . This video shows the protests in Castel San Giovanni, outside Amazon
More than 33,000 migrants have died at sea trying to reach European shores since 2000, making the Mediterranean "by far the world's deadliest border", the United Nations migration agency said on Friday. After record arrivals from 2014 to 2016, the European Union's deal with Turkey
A toddler was given a “Thanksgiving miracle” when he was given a kidney transplant after a delay of several weeks. Two-year-old AJ Burgess, who was born without the vital organs, was set to receive one on 3 October from his father Anthony Dickerson, who doctors described as a "perfect match"
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that Brexit talks were making progress but that there were outstanding issues on the divorce settlement and the border with EU member Ireland. After meeting European Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels, May described their discussion as positive
Venezuela's state-owned oil firm PDVSA said Friday it has started to repay $233 million in interest on two bonds nearing default, days before the end of the 30-day grace period.
CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stores offered deep discounts, entertainment and free gifts to draw bargain hunters on Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, but some shoppers said they were just eying goods, reserving their cash for online purchases.
Attackers killed at least 235 worshippers Friday in a bomb and gun assault on a packed mosque in Egypt's restive North Sinai province, in the country's deadliest attack in recent memory.
RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A senior U.S. diplomat in Brazil was shot in the foot during an attempted robbery on a highway near Rio de Janeiro, highlighting surging violence in Rio state where an economic crisis has drained public resources. Police said in a statement on Friday that the vice
A man on death row for killing three elderly siblings in Pennsylvania more than three decades ago will get a chance to argue that his latest conviction was based on a flawed hair analysis.
The Greek government has come under fire over a planned arms sale to Saudi Arabia that fell through amid accusations of incompetence against the defence minister, a key ally of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said Brexit talks with EU President Donald Tusk on Friday had been "very positive", but admitted there was still work to do to reach a deal.
Large amounts of the ‘happy hormone’ dopamine – responsible for pleasurable feelings, as well as other functions – could be responsible for our brain power, a new study has found. Scientists came to the conclusion after comparing the brains of different primate species, which allowed them to identify
Militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in North Sinai on Friday, detonating a bomb and gunning down worshippers in the deadliest such attack of Egypt's modern history, state media and witnesses said. No group immediately claimed responsibility, but since 2013 Egyptian security forces
Ireland's minority government looked set to collapse within days on Friday after the party propping it up submitted a motion of no confidence in the deputy prime minister, weeks before a summit on Britain's plans to leave the European Union. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said that if the motion
The Sinai mosque massacre proves what many have suspected for months in Egypt: that Isis - even without a direct claim yet - is taking over the peninsula, targeting more and more of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s officers and police. The ‘fall’ of Sinai — perhaps even stretching down to Sharm e-Sheikh