Real-time Reuters coverage of the world's financial markets, political capitals and conflict zones.
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Thursday began hearing the first case of alleged state-led human rights violations in Mexico to be brought since the country militarized its battle against violent drug cartels over a decade ago.
Venezuela and Panama will restore ambassadors and allow for the resumption of airline service, turning the page on a diplomatic dispute between the two countries, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro told reporters on Thursday.
The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to confirm five nominees for the Federal Trade Commission, the first commissioners chosen by President Donald Trump to be approved in the 15 months since his inauguration.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to cross his country's heavily militarised border with South Korea on Friday for the first intra-Korea summit in more than a decade, as the old foes seek to end their decades-long conflict and ease tensions over the North's nuclear weapons program.
U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile US Inc <TMUS.O> and Sprint Corp <S.N> have made progress in negotiating merger terms and are aiming to successfully complete deal talks as early as next week, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
Japan's central bank is set to keep monetary policy steady on Friday and project inflation to hit its target next fiscal year, signaling that its next move could be to dial back its huge stimulus albeit at a much slower pace than its global peers.
Nigerian forces repelled an attack by Boko Haram militants in the northeast city of Maiduguri on Thursday, the military said in a statement, the second such clash in a month.
A powerful Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Thursday he was open to passing a Senate bill easing bank rules adopted after the global financial crisis if Democrats would support his bills to reform capital markets.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday rejected a litany of ethics complaints against him as lies intended to derail President Donald Trump's agenda, and put much of the blame for any agency missteps on his staff.
Algeria expects to get more illegal migrants from sub-Saharan Africa after the European Union made it more difficult to reach Europe by boat, the country's interior minister said on Thursday.
Negotiators working to revise a bill before Congress that would tighten scrutiny of foreign investment in order to limit Chinese efforts to acquire sophisticated U.S. technology are optimistic the measure will be signed into law by the end of the year, a senior U.S. Treasury official said on Thursday.
Former Brazilian Finance Minister Antonio Palocci has struck a plea deal with federal police, newspaper O Globo reported on Thursday, raising the stakes in a corruption scandal engulfing high-ranking politicians and prominent businessmen.
Amazon.com Inc's <AMZN.O> march in retail and cloud computing showed no sign of slowing on Thursday, as the company reported a surge in first-quarter profit and a rosy outlook for the spring, surprising all but the most optimistic on Wall Street.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left Pyongyang for his summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday, where he will "open-heartedly" discuss issues of peace, prosperity and reunification, North Korean state news agency KCNA said.
The father of gravely ill Alfie Evans, the 23-month-old boy whose plight has drawn international attention, said on Thursday he wanted to build bridges with staff at the British hospital he has been battling in the courts over his son's treatment.
Much remains to be done before a new North American Free Trade Agreement is reached, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Thursday, tempering hopes for a quick deal as ministers met in Washington for a third successive day.
The "peace village" of Panmunjom, with its cluster of distinctive bright blue buildings and chequered history of defections, tension and murder, is an apt choice for the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade.
A month of darkening sentiment around Facebook Inc <FB.O> among analysts was washed away in an instant when the social media's earnings report blew through even the most optimistic earnings estimates.
Madagascar's opposition called on Thursday for the president and prime minister to resign and said it would no longer negotiate in a deepening dispute over new election laws.
Starbucks Corp <SBUX.O> on Thursday reported stagnant store traffic at established cafes for the second fiscal quarter, stirring concerns about intense competition from upscale coffee houses as well as fast-food chains and convenience stores.