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  • South Africa raises subsidies to universities to 1 percent of GDP
    2017-12-16 07:39:02 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa will raise subsidies to universities to 1 percent of gross domestic product over the next five years from nearly 0.7 percent at present as recommended by a commission on higher education funding, President Jac...

  • UN: Poverty on the rise in US due to Trump's policies
    2017-12-16 07:19:40 UTC
    Already dismal poverty rates in the US are set to worsen under President Donald Trump, a top UN official has said. Currently, one in eight people in the US live in poverty. A United Nations expert slammed the alarming levels of poverty in the ...

  • Germany vows to back an "open and free internet" despite end of net neutrality in US
    2017-12-15 21:32:27 UTC
    Berlin has vowed to back an "open and free internet" following a US decision to repeal net neutrality rules. After US telecoms regulator FCC on Thursday moved to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules, the German Economics Ministry said Friday i...

  • 6.5 magnitude earthquake 43 km from Singaparna, West Java, Indonesia
    2017-12-15 19:58:13 UTC
    <h3>BREAKING: THE Indonesian island of Java has been struck by a huge earthquake that killed an unknown number of people and resulted in widespread damage.</h3> A STRONG earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 shook the Indonesian capital and other ci...

  • U.S. President Trump: “I'm the only one that matters”
    2017-12-15 19:51:53 UTC
    U.S. President Donald Trump is doing personal appearances at his properties and making a fool of himself. So far, he's asked Japanese car makers to start making cars in the United States, apparently ignorant of the fact that three out of four Japa...

  • Mnangagwa: ZANU-PF should aim to hold free and fair election
    2017-12-15 17:49:27 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Friday the ruling ZANU-PF should aim to hold free and fair elections always, while his party endorsed him as its leader and official candidate for the top job when the vote comes. ...

  • Train Crashed Into a School Bus in France
    2017-12-14 19:54:10 UTC
    French authorities on Thursday said a "serious rail accident" occurred in southern France after a regional train crashed into a school bus in Millas, which lies roughly 18 kilometers (11 miles) west of Perpignan. At least four people dead, incl...

  • US government rescinds rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet
    2017-12-14 19:40:07 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital land...

  • Walt Disney Buys Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox
    2017-12-14 18:19:23 UTC
    (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4 billion in stock, giving the world’s largest entertainment company an arsenal of sho...

  • South African's Zodwa Wabantu not feeling secure in Zimbabwe
    2017-12-14 16:50:30 UTC
    HARARE — South African entertainer Zodwa Wabantu's latest snub of Zimbabwe for the third time in a row has shown that she no longer feels secure in the country and is clearly not interested in performing here. The entertainer was supposed to pe...

  • GOP Pushes Ahead with Tax Cut Bill Before Alabama Senator-Elect Enters the Senate
    2017-12-14 06:31:07 UTC
    WASHINGTON (REUTERS) — With their defeat on Tuesday in an Alabama special U.S. Senate election, Congressional Republicans were under pressure to complete their tax overhaul before Christmas and before a new Democratic senator can be formally seat...

  • Trump's Eldest Son Testifies for Nine Hours in Russia Probe
    2017-12-14 02:11:55 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s eldest son met with the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday as part of the panel’s investigation into Russia, the 2016 U.S. election and whether his father’s election campaign collud...

  • Joe Biden and Meghan McCain Share an Emotional Moment
    2017-12-14 00:56:10 UTC
    On ABC’s The View Meghan, daughter of Republican John McCain, connected with former Vice President Joe Biden over the fact that her father is now battling the same type of brain cancer that Biden’s son Beau died of while Biden was still in office...

  • US No Longer a Sponsor of Peace in the Middle East
    2017-12-13 17:46:03 UTC
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) delegates that his people would refuse any role for the US in future peace talks following Trump's declaration. "We do not accept any role of the United Sta...

  • Political Blow to Trump: Democrat Doug Jones Wins Senate Seat in Alabama
    2017-12-13 04:16:54 UTC
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - Democrat Doug Jones won a bitter fight for a U.S. Senate seat in deeply conservative Alabama on Tuesday, U.S. media projected, dealing a political blow to President Donald Trump in a race marked by accusations of sexua...

  • Roy Moore wants to 'make America great again' despite accusations of sexual assaults toward teenagers
    2017-12-12 08:04:41 UTC
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - Dogged by accusations of sexual misconduct toward teenagers, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore cast himself as a staunch ally of President Donald Trump at a rally on the eve of Tuesday’s election in Alabama. ...

  • Women Demand Congressional Probe Into Trump Sexual Assaults
    2017-12-12 07:40:44 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three women who have accused U.S. President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct called on Monday for a congressional investigation into his behavior amid a wave of similar accusations against prominent men in Hollywood, the medi...

  • EU Economic Powers Warn Trump's Tax Plans Could Violate US Obligations Under International Agreements
    2017-12-11 17:36:13 UTC
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top five economies are warning the United States that its massive tax overhaul could violate some of its international obligations and risks having “a major distortive impact” on trade. In a letter to U.S. S...

  • Zimbabwe May Recoup Millions of Dollars in Diamonds Kept in Britain
    2017-12-10 21:43:02 UTC
    President Emmerson Mnangagwa could recoup millions of dollars in diamond proceeds that were siphoned to London if he mends Zimbabwe’s relations with Britain. Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said Mnangagwa would spearhead the mending of polit...

  • Across the West Bank Palestinians Clash with Israeli Troops
    2017-12-10 18:39:57 UTC
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Four days of street protests in the Palestinian territories over Trump’s announcement on Wednesday have largely died down, but his overturning of long-standing U.S. policy on Jerusalem -- a city holy to Jews, Muslims and Chri...

  • BERLIN: 'The Square' has scooped the award for Best European Film
    2017-12-09 23:11:38 UTC
    <h3>Swedish satirical drama 'The Square' has scooped the award for Best European Film of the year at a gala in Berlin. It also claimed five more prizes, including those for best director, best screenwriter and best actor.</h3> <i>The Square, </...

  • Obama urges voters to protect democracy, complacency could lead to fascism
    2017-12-09 09:23:18 UTC
    Many US right wing commentators have hit out at former President Barack Obama after he evoked Nazi Germany in a bid to encourage voters to remain vigilant and protect democracy. "We get complacent and assume that things continue as they have be...

  • France’s Foreign Minister: "US Is Alone and Isolated"
    2017-12-08 22:16:52 UTC
    U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital upset Western allies and has infuriated the Arab world. The status of Jerusalem has been one of the biggest obstacles to a peace agreement between ...

  • EU's Juncker on Brexit talks - We have made the breakthrough we needed
    2017-12-08 07:29:33 UTC
    <h3>BREAKING NEWS: EU's Juncker on Brexit talks - "We have made the breakthrough we needed"</h3> Britain and the EU have made "sufficient progress" on a Brexit divorce deal, paving the way for the two sides to move onto the next phase of neg...

  • Zimbabwe's government will Extend Amnesty on Outstanding Taxes
    2017-12-08 07:04:50 UTC
    HARARE — Zimbabwe's Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa proposed an amnesty for interest and penalties on outstanding taxes accrued prior to December 1, 2017 for taxpayers who come forward and settle their obligations withi...