Illinois mass shooting reveals gaps in gun laws; state seeks to close them

(Reuters) – The governor of Illinois vowed on Tuesday to seek tighter gun control measures after learning the man who shot five co-workers dead last week was wrongly granted... Read more »

Ugandan ruling party backs Museveni re-election bid

KAMPALA (Reuters) – The executive committee of Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni as its candidate in the next presidential election due in 2021, potentially... Read more »

Keira Knightley film calls for unity in divided times

Keira Knightley arrives for the world premiere of “The Aftermath” at Picturehouse Central in London, Britain, February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Keira Knightley said her new... Read more »

Iraq’s Kurdish regional parliament elects interim speaker amid boycott

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers on Monday elected an interim speaker of parliament, an assembly key to regional stability, although the Kurds’ second largest party boycotted the... Read more »

Venezuela denies EU lawmakers entry given ‘conspiratorial motives’

FILE PHOTO: Venezuela Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza responds to questions in the press briefing room at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, U.S. February 12, 2019.... Read more »

Pompeo to visit Kuwait next month, says Kuwait’s deputy foreign minister

FILE PHOTO – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference at Lazienki Palace in Warsaw, Poland February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel CAIRO (Reuters) – U.S.... Read more »

Paramount Group in talks to develop Africa’s defense industry

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – South African defense company Paramount Group expects to sign agreements with four African governments this year to set up production facilities in their countries, its... Read more »

Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) – Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a... Read more »

Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) – Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a... Read more »

Pence says time has come for EU to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal

MUNICH, Feb 16 (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pressed European countries on Saturday to withdraw from a nuclear deal between Iran and major powers, and urged them... Read more »