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Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is starting a 12-year sentence for corruption after surrendering to police. It follows a two-day stand-off that saw him take refuge in a steelworkers’ union building after missing a court deadline to hand himself in. The 72-year-old walked...

Two white officers who shot and killed a Louisiana black man in 2016 will not face criminal charges, officials say. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry...

Mexican authorities said there are no indications of violence in the deaths of four members of an Iowa family found in a condominium where they were vacationing...

Large-scale military exercises involving the US and South Korea will go ahead on 1 April, the two countries have announced. The drills are a major point...

A storm system moving across parts of the South is expected to intensify on Monday and become a nor’easter, bringing heavy snow and high winds for...

The Trump administration and key Asian allies are preparing to expand interceptions of ships suspected of violating sanctions on North Korea, a plan that...

Thirteen Russians have been charged with interfering in the US 2016 election, in a major development in the FBI investigation. Three of those named have...

Scores of aftershocks hampered rescue efforts on Thursday as emergency personnel combed through collapsed buildings in search of survivors after a powerful earthquake killed...

Theresa May has announced new education links with China as she arrives for a three-day visit to boost trade and investment after Brexit. The initiative...

A Catholic deacon accused of killing at least 10 people – including his own mother – has gone on trial in Belgium. Former nurse Ivo Poppe...