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FBI probe shows amount of chemicals in Beirut blast was a fraction of original shipment

(Reuters) - The amount of ammonium nitrate that blew up at Beirut port last year was one fifth of the shipment unloaded there in 2013, the FBI concluded after the blast, adding to suspicions that much of the cargo had gone missing. Learn More

 

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Tunisia investigates violence at protest against president

TUNIS (Reuters) -Tunisia is investigating supporters of a political party that accused the president of a coup after they were involved in scuffles outside parliament while protesting against him, TAP news agency reported on Friday. More »

 

Colombia seeks legal, medical attention for citizens detained in Haiti

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia called on Haiti on Friday to guarantee the legal and medical rights of 18 Colombians detained on the Caribbean island for alleged participation in the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. More »

 

Shots fired outside Berlin store, several injured -media

BERLIN (Reuters) -Shots were fired in a violent clash at a store car park in northern Berlin on Friday, leaving four people injured, the Berliner Zeitung reported. More »

 

Biden to meet Cuban-American leaders amid calls for tougher action in Havana

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden plans to meet Cuban-American leaders on Friday at the White House to discuss protests against the communist government in Havana, sanctions on Cuban leaders and his attempt to provide internet access to the island. More »

 

Peru's new Marxist PM says 'don't worry' as chances of radical policy shift rise

LIMA (Reuters) -Peru was mired in uncertainty on Friday as bonds tumbled https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/peru-currency-hits-record-low-bonds-fall-new-cabinet-announced-2021-07-30 and the currency hit a low after newly-elected socialist President Pedro Castillo appointed a hard-left Marxist as prime minister while the key post of finance minister remained vacant. More »

 

Guatemalans protest for second day to demand president resigns

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Anti-government protesters blocked intersections across Guatemala for the second day in a row on Friday, as calls intensified for President Alejandro Giammattei and the attorney general to step down after the ousting of a top anti-corruption official. More »

 

Mali's interim government is mindful of fixed election timeline - PM

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali's transitional government is conscious of its commitment to a fixed deadline for arranging elections to restore democracy after last year's coup, Prime Minister Choguel Maiga said on Friday. More »

 

Depiction of Macron as Hitler tests France's tolerance for satire

PARIS (Reuters) - Michel-Ange Flori, owner of a French street advertising business, decided to use some of his billboards for what he called an exercise in political satire: posting a picture showing President Emmanuel Macron dressed like Adolf Hitler. More »

 

Bosnian Serbs defy international envoy's decree against genocide denial

BELGRADE (Reuters) - The Bosnian Serb entity in Bosnia decided on Friday to defy the recent decision of the international peace overseer in the Balkan country to ban the denial of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide. More »

 

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