Ecuador expels Venezuela ambassador after official says Moreno lied
CARACAS (Reuters) - Ecuador expelled Venezuela's ambassador to Quito on Thursday after a Venezuelan government minister called Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno a liar, and Venezuela reciprocated by ordering Ecuador's top diplomat to go home.
Putin says Islamic State has seized 700 hostages in Syria
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Islamic State militants had seized nearly 700 hostages in part of Syria controlled by U.S.-backed forces and had executed some of them and promised to kill more.
Despite "big gaps", UK and EU talk up Brexit prospects
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May and other EU leaders voiced renewed confidence on Thursday they could secure a Brexit deal, saying they were working hard to overcome the hurdles that only days ago brought the talks to a halt.
More Honduran Migrants Seek To Join U.S.-Bound Group in Guatemala
More Honduran migrants tried to join a caravan of several thousand trekking through Guatemala on Wednesday, defying calls by authorities not to make the journey after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to cut off regional aid in reprisal.
Lawyers for Brazil's President Ask Top Court to Annul Police Graft Accusations
Lawyers for Brazil's President Michel Temer on Wednesday asked the country's top court to annul a federal police report that recommended he and his close associates be charged with graft and have their assets confiscated.
At Least One Dead, Dozens Hurt As Thousands Protest Graft in Haiti
At least one person was killed and dozens injured as thousands of protesters took to the streets in Haiti on Wednesday over a corruption scandal and some marchers called for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise.
U.N. Allows Palestinians to Act More like Full Member In 2019
The 193-member United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday allowed the Palestinians to act more like a full U.N. member state during meetings in 2019 when they will chair the group of 77 developing nations.
Iran Says It Has Killed Mastermind of Deadly Attack on Parade
Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Tuesday they had killed the "mastermind" behind an attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz last month which left 25 people dead, nearly half of them members of the Guards.
Italy Brands France a 'Disgrace' After Police Dump Migrants across Border
Italy's far right Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini branded France an "international disgrace" on Tuesday for having driven two migrants across its border and dumping them in Italy.
Brexit Talks Stall before Midweek EU Summit
The stubborn problem of Britain's land border with Ireland thwarted a drive to clinch a Brexit deal before a European Union summit this week, as negotiators admitted defeat after marathon talks and pressed pause for the coming days.