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  • Ethiopia ruled out military takeover amid state of emergency
    2018-02-17 17:08:46 UTC
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s defense minister on Saturday ruled out a military takeover a day after the East African nation declared a new state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century. The United St...

  • U.N. Urges Iran to Stop 'Surge' of Juvenile Executions
    2018-02-17 01:27:21 UTC
    The UN human rights office has said Iran is the worst in the world when it comes to sentencing minors to death — a crime under international law. Three minors were executed in January, and 80 more remain on death row. Mahboubeh Mofidi was 13 ye...

  • Mueller issues indictment against 13 Russians, three entities
    2018-02-16 19:23:03 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirteen Russians and three Russian companies were charged Friday with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media propaganda aimed at helping Republican Donald Trump and harming the...

  • Supreme Court to decide whether to hear Trump's DACA appeal
    2018-02-16 18:13:34 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court could say on Friday whether it will consider President Donald Trump’s appeal of a lower court decision blocking his order to end a program that shields hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from de...

  • Germany calls on UK to offer more 'concrete' Brexit plans
    2018-02-16 17:47:12 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A Brexit deal should strike a balance to ensure Britain clearly diverges from the European Union’s single market but keeps close economic ties with the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after meeting British Prime Minis...

  • Appeals court: Trump latest travel ban is unconstitutional
    2018-02-15 17:34:09 UTC
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is unconstitutional because it discriminates against Muslims because of their religion, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday In a 9...

  • South Africa faces a long, hard road back to prosperity and self-respect
    2018-02-15 08:20:01 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans awoke to a nation without Jacob Zuma as president for the first time in nine years on Thursday, released from the burden of a compromised leader who darkened the dreams and aspirations of the post-apartheid ...

  • US teenager shoots and kills at least 17 in a Florida high school
    2018-02-15 08:05:51 UTC
    PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old gunman returning to a Florida high school where he had once been expelled opened fire with an assault rifle on Wednesday, killing 17 people and wounding more than a dozen others before he was arrested, auth...

  • The Real Concerns About Markets As U.S. Inflation Looms
    2018-02-14 18:54:27 UTC
    New York — U.S. financial markets have been roiled recently by something neither the economy nor investors have had to contend with for the better part of a decade: concerns they may soon have to reckon with rising inflation. The S&P 500 .SPX.I...

  • U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in January
    2018-02-14 18:37:38 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in January, with a measure of underlying inflation posting its biggest gain in a year, strengthening expectations the Federal Reserve will have to quicken the pace of interest rat...

  • Netanyahu faces corruption and breach of trust charges
    2018-02-14 16:36:57 UTC
    How is the Israeli prime minister linked to an allegedly corrupt deal with German steel producer ThyssenKrupp? One is Israel's long-serving prime minister, the other is one of Germany's biggest industrial corporations, and now the two have been...

  • Melinda, Bill Gates blast Trump's “America first” worldview, turning attention toward poverty in U.S.
    2018-02-14 08:10:35 UTC
    KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates, as the world’s top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country’s growing inequity and a presiden...

  • South Africa's ANC party to "recall" Jacob Zuma as president
    2018-02-13 07:12:26 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The ANC has decided to sack Jacob Zuma as President of South Africa, a senior official said on Tuesday, after a marathon meeting to determine the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided N...

  • Alarming research finds global warming accelerating sea level rise
    2018-02-13 03:25:52 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite research shows. At the current rate, the world’s oceans on average will be at least 2 feet (61 centimeters) ...

  • Rebuilding Iraq after war with ISIS will cost $88.2 billion
    2018-02-12 10:49:21 UTC
    KUWAIT (Reuters) - Rebuilding Iraq after three years of war with Islamic State will cost $88.2 billion, with housing a particularly urgent priority, Iraqi officials told an international donors’ conference on Monday. Donors and investors have g...

  • German workers win right to 28-hour week and 4.3% pay rise
    2018-02-12 10:19:03 UTC
    Berlin — German workers have won the right to a 28-hour week in a victory towards their fight for a better work-life balance. Industrial union IG Metall, Europe’s largest trade union, has won its workers the right to work the equivalent of unde...

  • Well-known Iranian-Canadian professor dies in Tehran prison
    2018-02-11 07:58:32 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Iranian-Canadian dual citizen and environmental activist imprisoned by Iranian authorities last month has died in prison, his son wrote on Twitter on Saturday. Kavous Seyed-Emami was managing director of the Persian Wi...

  • Audi, VW and Porsche Develop Joint Electric Car Platform
    2018-02-10 21:32:51 UTC
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Porsche and Audi, Volkswagen’s main luxury car divisions, plan to develop a joint platform for electric vehicles that will enable them significantly cut down on costs, German newspapers quoted their chief executives as saying...

  • North Korean leader invited South Korean President for talks in Pyongyang
    2018-02-10 20:11:36 UTC
    SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said. Any meeting would represent a diplomatic coup for Moon, who swept to power last yea...

  • Syria shoots down Israeli jet after it intercepted Iranian drone
    2018-02-10 07:26:53 UTC
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Syrian anti-aircraft fire shot down an Israeli jet on Saturday, the military said, after Israel intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria and struck an Iranian target there. Footage from northern Israel showed what ...

  • Schulz Drops Bid to Be Next Germany's Foreign Minister
    2018-02-09 20:06:38 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The embattled leader of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) abruptly gave up plans on Friday to become its next foreign minister, hoping to shore up support among SPD members for a new coalition with Angela Merkel’s conservatives. ...

  • Welcome back to Bush era: The worst week for stocks since 2008 financial crisis
    2018-02-09 19:13:49 UTC
    The stock market is on pace for its worst week since the 2008 financial crisis. Wall Street’s main indexes fell more than 500 points Friday afternoon, deepening losses in the past week that have put all three main U.S. markets in correction ter...

  • How Buddhist villagers and Myanmar troops killed 10 Rohingya men
    2018-02-09 06:43:05 UTC
    A REUTERS SPECIAL REPORT (INN DIN, Myanmar) — On Sept. 2, Buddhist villagers and Myanmar troops killed 10 Rohingya men in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state. Reuters uncovered the massacre and has pieced together how it unfolded. During the repor...

  • Paul: I can't look the other way by trillion-dollar deficits
    2018-02-09 06:06:44 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government stumbled into a shutdown at midnight as a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal, protesting the return of trillion-dollar deficits on the watch of...

  • Dow Jones falls again, sending investors into a panicked frenzy
    2018-02-08 17:53:50 UTC
    (Reuters) - U.S. stocks turned lower in early trading on Thursday, with investors still on edge as volatility in financial markets persisted following the worst declines in more than two-and-a-half years earlier in the week. Wall Street ran out...