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  • South Africa raises subsidies to universities to 1 percent of GDP
    South_africa_will_raise_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
    United_nations-_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
    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
    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...
  • Mnangagwa: ZANU-PF should aim to hold free and fair election
    Mnangagwa-_zanu_pf_should_aim_to_hold_free_and_fair_elections_always 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. ...
  • Walt Disney Buys Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox
    Walt_disney_buys_rupert_murdoch%e2%80%99s_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...
  • Train Crashed Into a School Bus in France
    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...
  • GOP Pushes Ahead with Tax Cut Bill Before Alabama Senator-Elect Enters the Senate
    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
    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
    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
    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...
  • Roy Moore wants to 'make America great again' despite accusations of sexual assaults toward teenagers
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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"
    France%e2%80%99s_foreign_minister-_%22us_(trump)_is_alone_and_isolated%22 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
    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
    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...
  • Angela Merkel and Social Democrats heading for another 'Grand Coalition'
    Angela_merkel_and_social_democrats_heading_for_another_'grand_coalition' 2017-12-07 21:35:00 UTC
    BERLIN — Germany's Social Democrats have voted to start talks that could lead to a new government coalition. Over 80 percent of delegates also voted to keep Martin Schulz as SPD chairman. Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) voted on Thursday to al...
  • What exactly is an intifada?
    What_exactly_is_an_intifada_ 2017-12-08 01:35:24 UTC
    Intifada is an Arabic word that translates literally as 'shaking off' or 'Uprising'. In the Arab-Israeli conflict, it means a concerted Palestinian effort to shake off Israeli power and gain independence. When intifada is used in the context of...
  • Trump Will Ignite a New Palestinian Intifada
    Trump_will_ignite_a_new_palestinian_intifada 2017-12-07 21:03:24 UTC
    U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem disregard Israel's occupation of East Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel and beginning the process of relocating the U.S. embassy there has prompted the Pales...
  • Canada takes swipe at US, could buy European fighter jets
    Canada_takes_swipe_at_us_could_buy_new_european_jets 2017-12-06 20:22:13 UTC
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada’s decision to shun Boeing jets could open the way for European rivals seeking to supply new fighters, assuming the government can sort out major procurement challenges, three sources familiar with the matter said on Wedne...