Finding a purpose: Johnny Depp plays a troubled genius in Minamata

BERLIN (Reuters) – A broken, washed-up genius is roused from drink-sodden seclusion for one last flaring of creative brilliance: actor Johnny Depp hinted that at some level he was... Read more »

Lebanese security forces, protesters clash for second night

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese security forces fired water cannons, rubber bullets and tear gas on Sunday to try to break up stone-throwing protesters in Beirut, which has been rocked... Read more »

Human Rights Watch head denied entry to Hong Kong ahead of report launch

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The global head of Human Rights Watch said he was denied entry on Sunday to Hong Kong, where he was scheduled to launch the organization’s... Read more »

Six Saudi prisoners freed by Yemen’s Houthis return home

DUBAI (Reuters) – Six Saudi Arabian prisoners held in Yemen by the Iran-aligned Houthi group have returned home in a move facilitated by the International Committee of the Red... Read more »

Armed group claims killing four humanitarian hostages in Nigeria, aid organization says

LAGOS (Reuters) – An armed group that kidnapped humanitarian workers in northeastern Nigeria five months ago has claimed it killed four hostages, international aid agency Action Against Hunger said... Read more »

Cambodia PM dismisses EU sanctions threat, says Brexit will limit impact

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday dismissed a threat from the European Union (EU) to halt special trade privileges with the Southeast Asian country... Read more »

Europe’s human rights court calls for release of Turkish businessman

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday called for the immediate release of Turkish businessman and activist Osman Kavala, saying there was a lack of... Read more »

Lebanese army fires into the air near Tripoli: al-Jadeed TV, witness

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Lebanese army fired gunshots into the air during a protest blocking a road near the city of Tripoli on Saturday, a witness and Lebanese broadcaster... Read more »

EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil markets rise after pension reform approval, c.bank meeting awaited in Chile

By Susan Mathew Oct 23 (Reuters) - Brazil stocks scaled new highs and the currency posted modest gains on Wednesday after the Senate approved a crucial pension reform bill,... Read more »

EMERGING MARKETS-Trade optimism lifts EM markets, lira weakens with eyes on Syria

Oct 21 (Reuters) – Signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks lifted emerging stocks on Monday and propelled an index of developing world currencies to an 80-day high, while... Read more »