Drug lord, 'El Chapo' guilty on all counts

Drug lord, 'El Chapo' guilty on all counts

Jurors found Mexico's most feared drug kingpin, Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, guilty of all ten criminal counts. He now faces a possible sentence of life in prison.
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DOJ official: Mueller report not coming next week

DOJ official: Mueller report not coming next week

Special Counsel Robert Mueller will not deliver his long-awaited report next week on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections, said a senior U.S. Justice Department official on Friday, amid expectations that Mueller's report was imminent. Vane
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Trump says U.S.-China deal "likely"

Trump says U.S.-China deal "likely"

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that there was a very good chance the United States would strike a deal with China to end their trade war and that he was inclined to extend his March 1 deadline to reach an agreement. Nathan Frandino has mo
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NY governor takes aim at Facebook over data

NY governor takes aim at Facebook over data

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered two state agencies to investigate a media report that Facebook Inc may be accessing far more personal information from smartphone users, including health and other sensitive data, than had previously b
R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of sex abuse

R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of sex abuse

Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx on Friday announced 10 counts of sexual abuse against singer R. Kelly involving four victims, three of whom were allegedly minors at the time.
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Trade hopes drive Wall Street higher

Trade hopes drive Wall Street higher

U.S. stocks climbed and the Dow and Nasdaq posted a ninth straight week of gains on Friday as investors clung to signs of progress in the U.S.-China trade talks.
First bloodshed linked to Venezuela aid standoff

First bloodshed linked to Venezuela aid standoff

Venezuelan troops shot dead at least two people and wounded several others on Friday near the Brazilian border, witnesses said, in the first bloodshed linked to efforts to bring aid into the South American country against the orders of embattled President Nicolas Maduro.
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Patriots owner Kraft charged in prostitution bust

Patriots owner Kraft charged in prostitution bust

Robert Kraft, the owner of the NFL Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, was charged with two counts of soliciting a prostitute in Jupiter, Florida, in a police sting on a massage parlor, police said on Friday.
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R. Kelly charged with sexual abuse: reports

R. Kelly charged with sexual abuse: reports

Singer R. Kelly has been charged in Illinois with multiple counts of sexual abuse, according to local media reports. Nathan Frandino has more.
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Kraft Heinz shares drop on hefty write-down

Kraft Heinz shares drop on hefty write-down

Kraft Heinz shares fell to their record low after the food giant announced a multi-billion dollar write-down on its marquee brands.
Russia extends detention of ex-U.S. marine, Paul Whelan

Russia extends detention of ex-U.S. marine, Paul Whelan

A Russian court on Friday ruled that Paul Whelan, a former U.S. marine accused of spying, should be held in a pre-trial detention facility for a further three months to give investigators more time to look into his case.
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Church must fix 'systematic failures' on abuse

Church must fix 'systematic failures' on abuse

At the second day of a summit on sex abuse, leading cardinals have said the Catholic Church must repair the "systematic failures" that enabled sexual abuse to take root around the world, and bishops should start policing each other's behaviour.
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South African chef reaches gatronomic heaven as tables turn

South African chef reaches gatronomic heaven as tables turn

A restaurant in a tiny fishing village in South Africa has put its stamp on the international gastronomy circuit after winning the acclaimed title of 'restaurant of the year'.
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Hundreds of trucks stranded at India-Pakistan border

Hundreds of trucks stranded at India-Pakistan border

Following a deadly attack in the disputed region of Kashmir, trade between neighboring India and Pakistan has come to a halt leaving hundreds of truck drivers stranded at the border.
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Wild cats, boas are obstacles in Mexican president's oil refinery race

Wild cats, boas are obstacles in Mexican president's oil refinery race

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's race to build an oil refinery on land that was until recently filled with wildlife has run into trouble. As Pascale Davies reports, it is complicating his efforts to revive the state-oil company Pemex.
Saudi Arabia strikes $10 bln China deal in further move to bolster Asia presence

Saudi Arabia strikes $10 bln China deal in further move to bolster Asia presence

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman cemented a $10 billion deal for a refining and petrochemical complex in China on Friday, meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping. As David Pollard reports, the two countries signed agreements worth a total of $28
Smollett's character cut from 'Empire' episodes

Smollett's character cut from 'Empire' episodes

Actor Jussie Smollett's character is being removed from the final two episodes of the hip-hop drama "Empire" after he was arrested and charged with staging a hoax hate crime attack on himself.
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Despite Putin's bravado, Russian navy lags behind

Despite Putin's bravado, Russian navy lags behind

President Vladimir Putin calls improving the Russian navy's combat capabilities a priority, but the unfinished husks of three guided-missile frigates that have languished for three years at a Baltic shipyard show that is easier said than done.
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Barrick Gold weighs $19 bln bid for Newmont Mining

Barrick Gold weighs $19 bln bid for Newmont Mining

Canada's Barrick Gold said it reviewed the possbility of a merger with Newmont Mining. It's reportedly considering making a $19 billion bid.
Massive erupting volcano lures visitors to La Reunion island

Massive erupting volcano lures visitors to La Reunion island

Tourists flocked to La Reunion after the Piton de la Fournaise volcano erupted for a fourth straight day with lava oozing out on the eastern side of the island.
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BMW, Daimler team up to take on Uber

BMW, Daimler team up to take on Uber

BMW and Daimler are joining forces on car-sharing and ride-hailing in a bid to compete with Uber.
German family buys one-way ticket out of Brexit chaos

German family buys one-way ticket out of Brexit chaos

Actor Sonja Morgenstern, a German national who has lived in London since 1996, packed up and moved back to Nuremberg this week in hopes of rediscovering the peace and certainty she lost when Britain voted for Brexit in 2016.
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Earthquake strikes southern Ecuador

Earthquake strikes southern Ecuador

The were no immediate reports of casualities or damage after a powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck southern Ecuador early Friday morning.
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Myanmar pitches crisis-hit Rakhine to investors

Myanmar pitches crisis-hit Rakhine to investors

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for investment in the crisis-hit western state of Rakhine on Friday, saying the world had "focused narrowly on negative aspects" in the state from which some 730,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled since 2017.
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EU debates when to trade with Trump as China/U.S. trade deadline looms

EU debates when to trade with Trump as China/U.S. trade deadline looms

EU ministers have begun debating when to start trade negotiations with the United States, aware that U.S. President Donald Trump may impose punitive tariffs on EU car imports if they wait too long. As Pascale Davies reports, the talks come as US and