In southern Mexico, migrants gather in caravan aiming to reach U.S.

Migrants walk along a road in a caravan towards the United States, in Tapachula, Mexico October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jacob Garcia TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) – Several hundred migrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America set off from southern Mexico on Saturday in a caravan headed to the United States, according to a Reuters witness and

Petrol bombs thrown in Hong Kong metro, no one injured – government

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Petrol bombs were thrown inside a Hong Kong metro station on Saturday but no one was injured, the government said, as pro-democracy protesters again took to the streets angry at what they believe is Beijing’s tightening grip on the city. Police officers patrol the streets following demonstration march in protest against

Youth activists leave little room for climate inaction, world mayors say

COPENHAGEN, Oct 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Young activists demonstrating across the world are driving cities to step up action on climate change, not least because politicians keep coming face-to-face with them while going about their business, mayors at a climate conference heard Friday. As activists from Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg to “Extinction Rebellion” movement

Turkish military, Syrian rebel forces to cross into Syria ‘shortly’: Erdogan’s aide

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish forces, together with the rebel Free Syrian Army, will cross the Syrian border “shortly”, President Tayyip Erdogan’s communications director said early on Wednesday, as a surprise withdrawal of U.S. troops made way for the Turkish incursion. FILE PHOTO: Turkish army howitzers are positioned on the Turkish-Syrian border, near the southeastern town

INSIGHT-Congo mine deploys digital weapons in fight against conflict minerals

* Companies need to show they use ‘clean’ minerals * Most traceability schemes now are paper based * New system deploys digital scanners to track minerals By Aaron Ross and Barbara Lewis RUBAYA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Oct 1 (Reuters) – In a small shack overlooking muddy pits hewn out of eastern Congo’s rolling green

U.S. travel warning adds to pressure on Tanzania over suspected Ebola cases

DAR ES SALAAM, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The United States has warned its citizens to take extra care when visiting Tanzania amid concerns over Ebola, adding to calls for the East African country to share information about suspected cases of the deadly disease there. U.S. travellers should “exercise increased caution”, the State Department said on

Athletics-Coleman off to hot start as marathoners set to sizzle

DOHA, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Christian Coleman posted the top time in the men’s 100 metres heats in the air-conditioned comfort of Khalifa Stadium at the world championships on Friday but there will be no such relief on Doha’s streets as the women prepare for a midnight marathon. The opening day of the 10-day event

Japan sees NKorea missile, China space activity as threat

Japan raised its caution level about North Korea‘s missile capability, saying in a defense report that the country resumed missile tests while taking no concrete denuclearization steps and had succeeded in making miniaturized warheads. The annual defense paper, approved Friday by the Cabinet, underscores Japan‘s fear of being targeted by its neighbor. Its reaction to

Whistleblower complaint describes White House cover-up on Trump-Ukraine scandal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A whistleblower report released on Thursday said President Donald Trump not only abused his office in attempting to solicit Ukraine’s interference in the 2020 U.S. election for his own political benefit, but that the White House also tried to “lock down” evidence about that conduct. The Democratic-led House of Representatives Intelligence Committee

Ukraine official says any investigation would be transparent: report

FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy delivers a speech during the Yalta European Strategy (YES) annual meeting in Kiev, Ukraine September 13, 2019. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo KIEV (Reuters) – An aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was quoted on Monday as saying any investigation in Ukraine would be conducted transparently, after