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World 29 Nov 2018 | 2:32 PM

Gunfire, threats and curfews slow Congo's fight against Ebola

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - When medics tried to reach Ebola patients in a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo during a recent surge in violence, they were blocked by men wielding machetes and axes.

World 29 Nov 2018 | 2:36 PM

Australian spies may get broader licence to kill - government

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's government proposed on Thursday allowing its foreign spies to use lethal force against anyone who could jeopardise an intelligence operation, giving the spy agency more autonomy on overseas missions.

World 29 Nov 2018 | 3:31 PM

Polish ruling party tries to broaden appeal as support wanes

WARSAW (Reuters) - With a year left until a parliamentary election, Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party is trying to broaden its appeal to voters outside its core conservative-nationalist constituency, amid signs that its support is waning.

Nation 29 Nov 2018 | 4:28 PM

Johor Sultan commends JCorp for its achievements in helping to develop state

JOHOR BARU: State Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has praised Johor Corporation (JCorp) for its continuous effort in developing the state through all of its big projects.

World 29 Nov 2018 | 6:15 PM

Powerful former security chief to run in Afghan presidential vote

KABUL (Reuters) - A former ally of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani who was one of the Western-backed government's most influential security officials before resigning unexpectedly this year, has announced he plans to run in next year's presidential election.

World 29 Nov 2018 | 7:04 PM

U.N. says Astana meeting on Syria a missed opportunity, no progress

GENEVA/ASTANA (Reuters) - Russia, Turkey and Iran failed to make any tangible progress in setting up a Syrian constitutional committee at a meeting in the Kazakh capital Astana, the office of U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said in a statement on Thursday.

World 29 Nov 2018 | 9:34 PM

EU court adviser gives mixed view on Belgian nuclear reactors

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium may have breached EU law in extending the life of two nuclear reactors because it failed to carry out a full assessment of the environmental impact, an adviser to the European Union's top court said on Thursday.

World 29 Nov 2018 | 10:29 PM

China orders halt to gene-editing after outcry over babies

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The Chinese government on Thursday ordered a temporary halt to research activities for people involved in the editing of human genes, after a Chinese scientist said he had edited the genes of twin babies.

World 29 Nov 2018 | 10:56 PM

Yemen's peace talks to start in Sweden next week - British envoy

ADEN (Reuters) - U.N.-sponsored peace talks between Yemen's warring parties are expected to start next week in Sweden, Britain's envoy to Yemen said on Thursday, as Western allies press for an end to the war that has pushed the country to the verge of starvation.

Markets 29 Nov 2018 | 11:03 PM

Oil price rise 2%, but is set for the biggest monthly fall in 10 years

NEW YORK: Oil reversed course and rose as much as 2 percent on Thursday, after industry sources said Russia had accepted the need to cut production, together with OPEC ahead of its meeting next week.