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World 24 Feb 2016 | 6:49 AM

Obama makes final attempt to persuade Congress to close Guantanamo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama launched a final push on Tuesday to persuade Congress to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, despite strong opposition from lawmakers who do not want detainees transferred to the United States.

World 24 Feb 2016 | 6:44 AM

Obama to make statement on Guantanamo amid plan to close prison

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama launched a final push on Tuesday to persuade Congress to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, despite strong opposition from lawmakers who do not want detainees transferred to the United States.

Rugby 24 Feb 2016 | 1:35 AM

Australia Super Rugby conference

(Reuters) - Factbox on the five Australian teams in the southern hemisphere's Super Rugby competition:

Rugby 24 Feb 2016 | 1:11 AM

Brumbies, Waratahs to battle for Australian conference

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Wallabies' run to last year's World Cup final helped rejuvenate Australian rugby after some troubled times and the nation's five Super Rugby teams will be eager to harness the momentum in the newly expanded competition.

Business 24 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM

No rush to sell Bouygues

PARIS: Martin Bouygues, asked once whether he would sell the loss-making French mobile phone business that has been his main contribution to the family empire, snapped: “And you, would you sell your wife?”

World 23 Feb 2016 | 11:35 PM

German killed in Syria while fighting ISIS with Kurdish YPG - YPG official

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A German national was killed on Tuesday in Syria while fighting against Islamic State with the Kurdish YPG militia, the seventh Westerner to die fighting with the group, a YPG official said.

World 23 Feb 2016 | 9:34 PM

France's Le Pen raises pressure on daughter, hints at rival bid

PARIS (Reuters) - French far-right veteran Jean-Marie Le Pen threatened his daughter Marine on Tuesday with launching a rival movement if she refused to accommodate ultra-conservative militants within the National Front party which she now leads.

World 23 Feb 2016 | 8:59 PM

Kenya's president forms team to probe Supreme Court judge

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta named a seven-person tribunal on Tuesday to investigate the conduct of a supreme court judge accused of corruption.

World 23 Feb 2016 | 6:11 PM

Power restored to Afghan capital Kabul after weeks of blackout

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's national power utility has restored electricity to the capital Kabul, almost a month after insurgents cut lines from neighbouring Uzbekistan that supplied almost half of the city's 600 megawatt daily requirement, officials said.

Cricket 23 Feb 2016 | 5:18 PM

Australian quick Hazlewood charged after outburst

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) - Australian pace bowler Josh Hazlewood pleaded guilty to a dissent charge after launching an expletive-laden tirade when a decision went against him in the second test versus New Zealand on Tuesday.