Evo Morales, from asylum in Mexico, rejects Bolivia’s Jeanine Anez as interim president

Bolivia has been without consensus on a leader since the resignations Sunday of Morales, his vice president and the heads of the Senate and Chamber of Deputies, all socialist members of Morales’s MAS party.Jeanine Añez, the second vice president of the Bolivian Senate and a Morales critic, attempted to convene the upper house Tuesday to name an interim president and discuss a path toward new elections. Other opposition leaders urged

As U.S.-Turkey meeting begins, Trump praises relation with Erdogan

U.S. President Donald Trump stands with Turkey's Pressident Tayyip Erdogan at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Tom BrennerWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday lauded the U.S. relationship with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan as the leaders started a meeting to overcome mounting differences between the two NATO allies ranging from Syria policy to Turkey’s purchase of a Russian missile defense system. Trump’s warm welcome of

Public hearings testimony from Bill Taylor, George Kent to House Intelligence Committee today — live updates

CBSN Latest updates on the impeachment hearingsThe House Intelligence Committee will kick off the first public hearings of the impeachment probe, with two key diplomatic officials set to appear for day-long testimony.The inquiry was sparked by a whistleblower's complaint about President Trump's July 25 call with the president of Ukraine, in which Mr. Trump urged him to investigate a company that had employed Joe Biden's son.Since the whistleblower's complaint came

Bolivian Senate head assumes interim presidency; Morales’ loyalists object

LA PAZ/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The head of Bolivia’s Senate, Jeanine Anez, took office as interim president on Tuesday as former leader Evo Morales pledged to keep up his political fight from exile in Mexico after resigning in what he has alleged was a coup. Anez, 52, assumed leadership before other lawmakers in Congress, invoking a constitutional clause that dictates that she would be next in line to rule after

US has surveillance video of a possible war crime by Turkish-backed forces in Syria

The existence of the video was first reported by The Wall Street Journal. One of the officials cautioned that while the video appears to show a possible extra-judicial execution of a detainee by Turkish-affiliated fighters, they said it does not represent conclusive proof of Turkey's culpability in a war crime, in part because of the quality of the video and absence of additional information about the circumstances being shown.US officials

Catalan parliament presses case for independence, more protests planned

BARCELONA/LA JONQUERA, Spain (Reuters) - Catalonia’s parliament pressed its case for secession from Spain on Tuesday, two days after a national election, while French riot police fired tear gas at Catalan protesters to try to unblock a major border crossing. Defying a warning of legal consequences from Spain’s Constitutional Court, the Catalan parliament, which is dominated by pro-independence parties, expressed the “will to exercise the right of self-determination in a

5 things to know for November 12: Winter weather, Bolivia, EPA, Trump tax returns

Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. Winter weather That Arctic winter weather we told you about is already wreaking havoc in some parts of the US. About 70% of the country will experience record-breaking temperatures. Places from Chicago to parts of Tennessee are

Highlights: Hong Kong on edge as anti-government protests grip city

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Anti-government protests gripped Hong Kong on Tuesday as riot police fired tear gas at a university campus and a flash mob sprang up in the heart of the financial district. Office workers run away from tear gas as they attend a flash mob anti-government protest at the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone SiuThe city is on edge a day after

Lebanon central bank says bank deposits are safe, banks to review curbs

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s central bank, seeking to shore up battered confidence in the financial system amid the worst economic crisis in decades, said on Monday bank deposits are secure and it had the ability to preserve the stability of the pegged Lebanese pound. FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh speaks during an interview with Reuters in Beirut, Lebanon August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed AzakirIn a televised news conference,