EU leaders struggle to save Iran economic ties from U.S. sanctions

SOFIA (Reuters) – European Union leaders agreed on Wednesday to try to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive and maintain their reviving economic cooperation with Tehran after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the pact. But the 28 EU leaders did not make any quick decisions during their first meeting on the matter since Trump […]

From Madrid to Miami, Venezuelan migrants seethe at Maduro yet sit out vote

CARACAS/MADRID/LIMA (Reuters) – Often arriving thin and penniless in South American capitals after long bus trips across the continent, many Venezuelan migrants blame President Nicolas Maduro for the crushing economic crisis that forced them to flee. Yet, despite their anger, many in Venezuela’s fast-growing diaspora plan to abstain from Sunday’s presidential election, saying it is […]

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower says Bannon wanted to suppress voters | UK news

Former White House senior strategist Steve Bannon and billionaire Robert Mercer sought Cambridge Analytica’s political ad targeting technology as part of an “arsenal of weapons to fight a culture war”, according to whistleblower Christopher Wylie. “Steve Bannon believes that politics is downstream from culture. They were seeking out companies to build an arsenal of weapons […]

Egypt’s Sisi says U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem causes instability

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday the move of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem will cause “some instability” in the region, in his first public comments on the issue. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi speaks during “5th National Youth Congress” in a session “Ask the President” in […]

Nicaraguan students yell ‘murderer’ at Ortega as dialogue opens

MANAGUA (Reuters) – Angry Nicaraguan students taunted President Daniel Ortega with shouts of “murderer” as he spoke on Wednesday at a Catholic church-organized event aimed at negotiating a solution to weeks of deadly protests that have challenged his rule. The meeting was a rare opportunity for the protesters to directly address the former Marxist guerrilla, […]