Duterte invites U.N. rights body to open Philippine office as drug killings climb

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday invited the United Nations’ human rights monitor to set up office in the country and join all anti-narcotic operations, amid growing public and global criticism...

UK government, including Johnson, united behind May’s Brexit plan – spokeswoman

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and the rest of Prime Minister Theresa May’s top team of ministers are united behind the government’s plan for Brexit, May’s spokeswoman said on Monday. Johnson was...

Ex-England captain Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to drink-driving

LONDON (Reuters) - Former England soccer captain Wayne Rooney received a two-year driving ban on Monday after pleading guilty in a British court to drink-driving, the Press Association news agency reported. Rooney apologized for his...

Britain proposes new security treaty with EU after Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will propose on Monday signing a new security treaty with the European Union after Brexit to maintain and intensify cooperation to thwart “ever-growing and increasingly cross-border threats”. In its sixth policy...

UK businesses call for three-year Brexit transitional deal

LONDON (Reuters) - British business leaders from companies including BT (BT.L) and Centrica (CNA.L) said they wanted a three-year Brexit transitional deal to protect jobs in Britain and Europe. In a letter organized by the...

Korean peninsula draws range of military drills in show of force against North Korea

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.S. military staged bombing drills with South Korea over the Korean peninsula and Russia and China began naval exercises ahead of a U.N. General Assembly meeting on Tuesday where North...

Diverse shapes, sizes, colors dominate Emmys red carpet

(Reuters) - The Emmy awards red carpet challenged the traditional ideals of Hollywood beauty on Sunday with diversity in race, body shape and sexual identity reinventing television’s biggest runway. That variety infused the fashion, making...

MPs seek clarity on cross-border pensions after Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers on Monday urged the government to address the status of cross-border pensions and insurance contracts after Brexit, saying time to make changes ensuring people continued to be paid was...

Iran leader Khamenei warns against U.S. ‘wrong move’ on nuclear deal

DUBAI (Reuters) - Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday Iran would react strongly to any “wrong move” by the United States on Tehran’s nuclear accord with world powers, days after President Donald...

Police arrest second man over London train bombing

LONDON (Reuters) - A second man has been arrested over Friday’s bombing of a London commuter train that injured 30 people and Britain remained on its highest level of alert on Sunday with soldiers...