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Lagarde wins EU lawmakers’ approval to lead ECB

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - The European Parliament backed Christine Lagarde on Tuesday as the next president of the European Central Bank, paving the way for...

Oil holds huge gains after Saudi blasts; Fed decision in view

Oil prices dipped Tuesday but held most of the previous day’s record gains following an attack on Saudi facilities that wiped out half the...

Giant cake, news of Bollywood film mark Modi’s birthday celebrations

(Reuters) - Supporters of Narendra Modi cut a giant birthday cake for the Indian Prime Minister who turned 69 on Tuesday, saying he...

Argentina’s IAEA hopeful sounds ‘perfect’, U.S. energy secretary says

VIENNA (Reuters) - Argentina’s contender to become the next chief of the U.N. nuclear watchdog “sounds like a perfect candidate”, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick...

Kyrgyzstan summons Tajik envoy over deadly border shootout

Kyrgyzstan summoned the ambassador of neighbouring Tajikistan Tuesday after a Kyrgyz border officer was killed and more than a dozen injured in a shootout...

Trial of Tepco executives over Japan’s Fukushima disaster heads to conclusion

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Tokyo court will hand down a verdict later this week on whether three Tokyo Electric Power executives are liable for...

Teen climate activist to urge climate action on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Swedish teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg will join other youth leaders to urge U.S. lawmakers to support “transformative climate action”...

Taliban attacks kill 30, Afghan leader unhurt as bomb hits rally

KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban suicide attackers killed at least 30 people in Afghanistan on Tuesday, their deadliest bombing taking place near an election rally...

Biden’s bid to attract Rust Belt workers faces troubles in his own backyard

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Democrat Joe Biden kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign in April at a Teamsters union hall in Pittsburgh, the one-time U.S....

Iran rules out talks as Trump links Tehran to Saudi oil attack

DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday ruled out talks with Washington after President Donald Trump blamed Tehran for an attack on Saudi...

Buhari inaugurates Committee to audit recovered loot

This is as he inaugurated a three-person committee that will audit assets recovered by federal government agencies. The committee is expected to audit all recovery...

Tunisian establishment stunned as outsiders win presidency

TUNIS (Reuters) - With more than half the votes counted in a presidential election, Tunisians have delivered a political earthquake by rejecting established leaders...

Italy arrests three men suspected of torturing migrants in Libya

PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) - Italian prosecutors on Monday ordered the arrest of three people suspected of torturing migrants in a detention centre in north-west...

36 people missing as boat sinks in DRC – Police

At least 36 people are missing after the sinking of a boat on Sunday at Maluku commune, a district on the banks of the...

Egypt and Ethiopia at odds as talks over Blue Nile dam resume

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt says Ethiopia has “summarily rejected” its plan for key aspects of operating a giant dam the East African nation is...

ICC prosecutor: will appeal Gbagbo’s acquittal

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Monday said her office would appeal the acquittal of former Ivory Coast...

Bande joins other Muslims in church to usher in 74th UNGA

The prayer service, hosted by the Church of the Holy Family, United Nations Parish, is an annual tradition of the UN to usher in...

Closure of borders not solution to smuggling – ECOWAS Parliament

The ECOWAS Parliament on Monday appealed to the Nigerian government to reopen its closed borders as it hampers on the implementation of free trade...

UN chief opens General Assembly a week ahead of leaders’ debate

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres is set to open the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. The UN...