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Ramaphosa, Dlamini-Zuma in tight race to lead South Africa's ruling AN

South Africa's ruling African National Congress holds an election this weekend - seen as too close to call - to replace Jacob Zuma as party leader, with the winner also likely to become the next&he...

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Mexico presidential race roiled as leftist front-runner embraces right

The front-runner in Mexico's 2018 election has embraced a small, socially conservative party in his bid for the presidency, sparking criticism among progressives that could splinter his support in&...

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Canadian pharmaceutical billionaire, wife found dead in Toronto

The billionaire founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex Inc, Barry Sherman, and his wife Honey, were found dead in their Toronto home on Friday under circumstances that police described as&h...

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Canadian billionaire found dead in Toronto: Ontario health minister

The billionaire founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex, Barry Sherman, and his wife Honey, were found dead in Toronto on Thursday, Ontario's health minister said on Twitter.

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Argentine Congress to make fresh attempt at pension debate on Monday

Argentina's lower house of Congress will try on Monday to debate the government's pension bill, lawmakers said on Friday, after the first attempt at discussing it this week ended with violent prote...

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Powerful Mexico former union boss granted house arrest

The powerful former leader of Mexico's largest teacher's union, Elba Esther Gordillo, will be let out of jail under house arrest more than four years after her detention on embezzlement charges,&he...

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Myanmar faces mounting calls for release of Reuters journalists

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday that the United States was demanding "the immediate release" of two Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar "or information as to the circumstance...

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Pence trip to Middle East overshadowed by Trump's Jerusalem decision

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will underscore the U.S. partnership with Israel during a trip to the Middle East next week while seeking to shore up U.S. relations with the Arab world after Preside...

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Peru president fights for political life as impeachment looms

Lawmakers in Peru's opposition-ruled Congress filed a motion on Friday to impeach center-right President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on grounds he was morally unfit to lead after he resisted calls to res...

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Austria's Kurz strikes deal to bring far right into government

Austrian conservative party leader Sebastian Kurz reached a coalition deal with the anti-immigration Freedom Party on Friday, paving the way for Austria to become the only western European country&...

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U.S. says identified target for sanctions over Myanmar crackdown

The United States has identified one person it might impose sanctions on over the brutal crackdown in Myanmar against minority Rohingya Muslims and is examining others, U.S. Secretary of State Rex&...

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Security tight as Germany marks anniversary of Christmas market attack

Germany has tightened security at Christmas markets across the country a year after a deadly truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market, with conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel under fire from&he...

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