Trump kicks off presidential campaign with low-key events

Former US president Donald Trump speaks at a 2024 election campaign event in Columbia, South Carolina, on Jan 28, 2023. Trump hits the campaign trail Saturday for the first time in a third bid for the US presidency overshadowed by intensifying criminal investigations and a firestorm of political controversy. The twice-impeached Republican, whose party lost […]

Classified documents found at former US VP Pence’s home

In this file photo taken on April 12, 2022 former US vice-president Mike Pence speaks at a campus lecture hosted by Young Americans for Freedom at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. (RYAN M. KELLY / AFP) WASHINGTON – Documents marked as classified were discovered at former US vice-president Mike Pence's Indiana home last […]

Brazil police amass at camp of Bolsonaro’s backers after riot

A demonstrator looks at mounted police forces while soldiers dismantle a camp by supporters of Brazil's far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro that had been set up in front of the Army headquarters in Brasilia, on January 9, 2023, a day after backers of the ex-president invaded the Congress, presidential palace and Supreme Court. (MAURO PIMENTEL / […]

Bolsonaro backers ransack key Brazilian government buildings

Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walks in Planalto Palace after it was stormed by supporters of Brazil's former president Jair Bolsonaro in Brasilia, Brazil, Jan 8, 2023. (ERALDO PERES / AP) BRASILIA – Supporters of Brazil's far-right former president Jair Bolsonaro invaded and defaced the country's Congress, presidential palace and Supreme Court on […]

Peru protesters clash with police in airport takeover attempt

Demonstrators block the Desaguadero Border Crossing Point between Bolivia and Peru during a protest following the ouster of Peru’s former President Pedro Castillo, in Desaguadero, Peru, Jan 6, 2023. (CLAUDIA MORALES / REUTERS) LIMA – Dozens of protesters attempted to take over an airport near Peru's border with Bolivia Friday as part of anti-government protests, […]

Peru police clear protests after Machu Picchu evacuated

People participate in a demonstration demanding the dissolution of Congress and to hold democratic elections, rather than recognize Dina Boluarte as Peru's President, after the ouster of former President Pedro Castillo, in Lima, Peru, Jan 4, 2023. (ANGELA PONCE / REUTERS) LIMA — Police used tear gas to disperse protesters trying to approach Peru's Congress […]

Peru ministers quit after protest deaths as new govt wobbles

Demonstrators stand on an airport tarmac amid violent protests following the ousting and arrest of former President Pedro Castillo, in Ayacucho, Peru Dec 15, 2022. (MIGUEL GUTIERREZ CHERO / REUTERS) LIMA – Pressure rose on Peru's fledgling government on Friday as two Cabinet members resigned following deadly protests that have rocked the country since former […]

Guinea’s ex-military leader denies role in 2009 stadium massacre

Guinea's former President Moussa Dadis Camara, who is accused of responsibility for the 2009 massacre and mass rape of pro-democracy protesters by forces linked to a former military junta, talks during his trial in Conakry, Guinea September 28, 2022. (SOULEYMANE CAMARA / REUTERS) CONAKRY — Guinea's ex-military leader Moussa Dadis Camara on Monday denied charges […]