Regional nations plus U.S. condemn Venezuela’s new constituent assembly

CARACAS/LIMA (NewsSyrup) - A group of 12 regional nations plus the United States rejected Venezuela's new government-allied legislative superbody, saying they would continue to...

Mali Islamist police chief gets 10-year jail term for amputations

(NewsSyrup) - A Malian Islamist police chief who cut off people's hands as part of a harsh form of Islamic law during an occupation...

Spanish police searching for van driver in Barcelona attack

BARCELONA/RIPOLL, Spain (NewsSyrup) - Spanish police were on Saturday searching for the driver of a van that plowed into a crowd in Barcelona, killing...

Eight stabbed in Russian city, police shoot man dead: agencies

MOSCOW (NewsSyrup) - Eight people were injured in a knife attack in the Siberian city of Surgut, Russian media agencies reported, citing the spokesman...

India’s central bank governor says state banks need more capital

MUMBAI (NS) - State-run banks will need more capital to resolve bad loan problems weighing on their balance sheets, Reserve Bank of India Governor...

Investor Carl Icahn steps down as adviser to U.S. President Trump

(NS) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn ended his role as a special adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday after facing criticism that...

Nigeria’s Buhari to return home after sick leave in Britain: presidency

ABUJA (NewsSyrup) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday return from medical leave in Britain where he has been since May 7, a...

India’s Infosys approves up to $2 billion buyback of shares

MUMBAI (NS) - India's second-biggest IT firm Infosys (INFY.NS) said on Saturday it will buy back shares worth up to 130 billion rupees ($2...

Nervous Japanese hold drill in case North Korea fires missiles over...

KOTOURA, Japan (NewsSyrup) - Residents of a town on the Japanese coast held evacuation drills on Saturday to prepare for any launch of North...

Famous birthdays for Aug. 19: Kyra Sedgwick, Bill Clinton

Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Leo. They include: -- Aviation pioneer Orville Wright in 1871 -- French fashion...

On This Day in History – August 19th – Almanac

Today is Saturday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2017 with 134 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning star is Venus. Evening stars are...

On This Day: Mikhail Gorbachev removed in coup

Aug. 19 (UPI) -- On this date in history: In 1812, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution defeated the British ship Guerriere in a furious engagement...

Golf: Ormsby blitzes back nine for Fiji lead

REUTERS - Australia's Wade Ormsby tore up the back nine with five birdies to take a one-stroke lead at the end of the third...

Colorado Rockies blast three homers in win over Milwaukee Brewers

DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies' history against Milwaukee starter Matt Garza wasn't recent, but it was robust. Picking up where they left off, the...

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson sharp in win over Minnesota Vikings

Russell Wilson threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns as the Seattle Seahawks earned a 20-13 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Friday night. ...

San Francisco Giants build big early lead in rout of Philadelphia...

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hunter Pence and Brandon Crawford provided early offense with home runs and left-hander Matt Moore took a shutout into the eighth...

Washington Nationals roll to easy win over San Diego Padres

SAN DIEGO -- Howie Kendrick homered and last-minute starter Matt Grace threw 4 1/3 scoreless innings as the Washington Nationals beat the San Diego...

Kyrgios sweeps away Nadal in Cincinnati quarter-final

REUTERS - The excitable Nick Kyrgios made short work of top-seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal in a dazzling 6-2 7-5 victory on Friday at the...

Miami Marlins deal New York Mets their fifth straight loss

NEW YORK -- J.T. Realmuto hit a two-run homer in the second inning Friday night and Justin Nicolino earned his second straight win with...

Seventh Australian senator referred to High Court as citizenship crisis deepens

MELBOURNE (NewsSyrup) - A crisis engulfing Australia's parliament has widened after a key independent senator became the seventh parliamentarian referred to the High Court...