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  • Barcelona: Fury at Spanish plan to sack Catalan government
    2017-10-22 07:02:50 UTC
    MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia’s leaders said on Saturday they would not accept direct rule imposed on the region by the Spanish government, as a political crisis that has rattled the economy and raised fears of prolonged unrest showed no ...

  • Trump Plans to Release Classified Files on Kennedy's Assassination
    2017-10-21 18:53:43 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that, subject to receipt of further information, he planned to allow the opening of long-secret files on the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy due for relea...

  • Bitcoin surged to a record high of more than $6,000
    2017-10-20 20:12:57 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin surged to a record high of more than $6,000 on Friday, pushing its market capitalization to $100 billion at one point, as investors continued to bet on an asset that has a limited supply and has paved the way for a who...

  • George W. Bush Bashes Trump's Bigotry, Bullying, and Lies
    2017-10-20 07:29:23 UTC
    New York (Reuters) - Former President George W. Bush decried “bullying and prejudice” while defending immigrants and trade on Thursday in a New York speech that appeared to be a sweeping, thinly veiled critique of President Donald Trump. Bush,...

  • EU Reaffirms Full Commitment to the Iran Nuclear Deal
    2017-10-19 23:53:02 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders on Thursday reaffirmed their full commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, hoping that the U.S. Congress would not let it collapse despite relentless criticism by President Dona...

  • Obama: We Are Rejecting A Politics of Division
    2017-10-19 23:44:17 UTC
    New Jersey (Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama, back on the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, urged voters in New Jersey to reject the “politics of division” by supporting Democrats in next month’s ...

  • Insurance company to 9-month-old boy: Too expensive to keep you alive
    2017-10-18 20:55:06 UTC
    A 9-month-old boy with an aggressive brain tumor received a letter from his family’s insurance company explaining that treating the cancer would be too expensive and therefore “not medically necessary.” ‘Dear Connor Richardson,” the letter said...

  • Khamenei: Trump's stupidity shouldn't distract us from US deceitfulness
    2017-10-18 18:35:19 UTC
    ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran would stick to its 2015 nuclear accord with world powers as long as the other signatories respected it, but he might ultimately terminate it if Washington pu...

  • Reality TV star, Ksenia Sobchak, is ready to take on Putin
    2017-10-18 17:45:31 UTC
    Journalist and former reality TV star Ksenia Sobchak is ready to take on President Vladimir Putin in Russia's upcoming election. But is she the face of the opposition or a Kremlin-approved critic? Ksenia Sobchak smiles at readers from the cover...

  • Mugabe’s wife sued a man for not delivering a $1.35 million wedding anniversary ring
    2017-10-18 16:52:27 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace has sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday. Grace, 52, an influent...

  • Xi: China Will Relax Market Access for Foreign Investment
    2017-10-18 05:56:37 UTC
    BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a critical Communist Party Congress with a pledge to build a "modern socialist country" that will never copy the political systems of others and will remain open to the world. China will relax marke...

  • California Wildfires: 41 People Lost Their Lives
    2017-10-17 22:53:24 UTC
    Santa Cruz, Sausalito (California) — Officials were contending with new fires in Northern California on Tuesday as progress continued on the blazes that have ravaged wine country. Five firefighters were injured in a fast-moving wildfire in the ...

  • GOP and Democrats Appeared to Reach a Deal on Obamacare
    2017-10-17 22:38:43 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday announced a bipartisan breakthrough to shore up Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers that President Donald Trump planned to scrap, and the president voiced su...

  • Thousands Flee Deadly Wildfires in California Wine Country
    2017-10-17 22:03:51 UTC
    Santa Cruz, Sausalito (California) — Officials were contending with new fires in Northern California on Tuesday as progress continued on the blazes that have ravaged wine country. Five firefighters were injured in a fast-moving wildfire in the ...

  • ISIS Militants Attacked Two Villages in Dibis, North of Kirkuk
    2017-10-17 20:22:02 UTC
    The move by the militants comes as Iraqi forces took control of Kirkuk after Peshmerga withdrew their forces. ISIS militants have attacked two villages in Dibis, north of Kirkuk, according to a Rudaw reporter. The two villages are Makha and...

  • Kurdish Peshmerga Pullout of the Disputed Area on Iran Border
    2017-10-17 19:33:18 UTC
    BAGHDAD/KIRKUK (Reuters) - The Baghdad government recaptured territory from Kurds across the breadth of northern Iraq on Tuesday, making startlingly rapid gains in a sudden campaign that has shifted the balance of power in the country almost overn...

  • Germany: 88-Year-Old Woman Jailed for Denying Holocaust
    2017-10-17 03:54:22 UTC
    GERMANY, BERLIN — A Berlin court has sentenced serial Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck to six months in jail for denying the Nazis' extermination of Jews. The 88-year-old Ursula Haverbeck, who has several previous convictions all related to Ho...

  • Kurds withdraw as Iraqi forces, Shiite militia push into the oil city of Kirkuk
    2017-10-16 20:08:08 UTC
    BAGHDAD/KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces, which include the US-trained Counter Terrorism Service and the Iranian-backed mainly Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi, captured the major Kurdish-held oil city of Kirkuk on Monday, responding to a Kurdish refer...

  • Germany Urges US Not to Endanger the Security of Its Allies and Americans
    2017-10-16 19:27:28 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - If the United States terminates the Iran nuclear deal or reimposes sanctions on Tehran it could result in Iran developing nuclear weapons and raise the danger of war close to Europe, Germany’s foreign minister said on Saturday. ...

  • NAFTA: US Government Issues Are "Practically Absurd"
    2017-10-16 19:27:18 UTC
    ARLINGTON, Va. (Reuters) - Negotiators from Canada and Mexico grappled with U.S. demands to drastically alter the North American Free Trade Agreement on Saturday, as talks over renewal of the pact vilified by President Donald Trump ran through a f...

  • Scientists Detect Light From Gravitational Wave
    2017-10-16 19:27:03 UTC
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - When neutron stars collide: Scientists in Europe and the U.S. have for the first time detected gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, at the same time as light from the same co...

  • California wildfires: at least 1000 missing persons, 41 dead
    2017-10-16 19:26:20 UTC
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters began gaining ground on wildfires that killed at least 41 people in the past week, the deadliest blazes in California’s history, as winds eased and searchers combed charred ruins for more victims with hu...

  • California wildfires: San Rafael Mayor's way to show leadership
    2017-10-16 19:24:58 UTC
    San Rafael — When an urgent request went out via email to all employees for city staff to volunteer at an Emergency Shelter in San Rafael, one response was unexpected. <strong><i>Mayor Gary Phillips</i></strong> wrote, <i>"I would be glad to help ...

  • Thousands Flee California Fires, Death Toll Rise to 41
    2017-10-16 19:20:16 UTC
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters began gaining ground on wildfires that killed at least 41 people in the past week, the deadliest blazes in California’s history, as winds eased and searchers combed charred ruins for more victims with hu...

  • Trump Only Focuses on His Voters, Lacks Policy
    2017-10-15 06:13:20 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For the moment, U.S. President Donald Trump is going it alone. After weeks of seeing his agenda imperiled by Republican divisions and infighting among his aides, Trump has been a whirl of activity this week, reasserting h...