U.N. rights experts urge Indonesia to probe use of snake in Papua interrogation

GENEVA (Reuters) – United Nations rights experts have urged Indonesia to investigate accusations of violence by police and military in Papua after a video showed officers using a live... Read more »

U.S. to leave 200 American peacekeepers in Syria after pullout

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will leave “a small peacekeeping group” of 200 American troops in Syria for a period of time after a U.S. pullout, the White... Read more »

Trump administration ends California talks on auto emissions: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has formally ended talks with California over federal plans to roll back fuel economy rules, the White House said on Thursday,... Read more »

UPDATE 1-Eleven Venezuela diplomats in U.S. defect since last month -opposition

(Adds comment from opposition official, background) WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Eleven Venezuelan diplomats in the United States have defected from President Nicolas Maduro’s government since opposition leader Juan... Read more »

Putin to U.S.: I’m ready for another Cuban Missile-style crisis if you want one

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis if the United States wanted one, and that his country currently... Read more »

With push from McConnell, Kelly Craft rises as candidate for U.N. ambassador

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft takes part in a meeting with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Trudeau’s office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,... Read more »

Trump’s ex-lawyer to talk to Senate intel panel on Tuesday: source

FILE PHOTO: Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, exits the United States Courthouse after sentencing at the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S.,... Read more »

France’s Macron says anti-Zionism is a form of anti-Semitism

PARIS (Reuters) – France will adopt an international definition of anti-Semitism and look on anti-Zionism as one form of the hate crime, President Emmanuel Macron said. Speaking at a... Read more »

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to testify before House oversight panel next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen will testify in a public hearing before a U.S. congressional committee on Feb. 27 and the panel’s chairman said... Read more »