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  • The Face of Russia's Opposition - Who Is Alexei Navalny?
    The_face_of_russia's_opposition_-_who_is_alexei_navalny_ 2017-12-28 04:53:20 UTC
    The Face of Russia's Opposition - Who Is Alexei Navalny? The lawyer-turned-political campaigner has been among the most prominent figures of Russia's opposition to President Vladimir Putin. Navalny came to prominence in 2008, when his blog e...
  • China is winning the race for new energy vehicles
    China_is_winning_the_race_for_new_energy_vehicles 2017-12-27 09:26:31 UTC
    BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will extend a tax rebate on purchases of so-called new-energy vehicles (NEV) until the end of 2020, a boost for hybrid and electric car makers amid a shift by policy-makers away from the traditional internal comb...
  • Marlene Dietrich would have been 116 on Wednesday
    Maria_magdalene_dietrich_would_have_been_116_on_wednesday 2017-12-27 09:06:37 UTC
    Described as "a wild original", and hailed as the ninth-greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema, Maria Magdalene Dietrich would have been 116 on Wednesday. In her honor, Google is changing its logo in 24 countries to a doodle. Durin...
  • Vietnam to evacuate a million people as typhoon approaches
    Vietnam_to_evacuate_a_million_people_as_a_typhoon_approached_ 2017-12-25 19:34:46 UTC
    HANOI/MANILA (Reuters) - Authorities in Vietnam prepared to move a million people from low-lying areas along the south coast on Monday as a typhoon approached after it battered the Philippines with floods and landslides that killed more than 230 p...
  • Pope Francis calls for two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    Pope_francis_calls_for_two-state_solution_to_end_the_israeli-palestinian_conflict 2017-12-25 18:21:39 UTC
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after U.S. President Donald Trump stoked regional tensions with his recognition of Jeru...
  • Pope Francis equates the story of Joseph and Mary to the current refugee crisis
    Pope_francis_equates_the_story_of_joseph_and_mary_to_the_current_refugee_crisis 2017-12-25 11:16:38 UTC
    Pope Francis strongly defended immigrants at his Christmas Eve Mass at St Peter's Basilica on Sunday. , comparing them to Mary and Joseph finding no place to stay in Bethlehem and saying faith demands that foreigners be welcomed and the respect f...
  • North Korea: The Latest U.N. Sanctions Are an Act of War
    North_korea_claims_the_latest_u.n._sanctions_are_an_act_of_war 2017-12-24 05:14:52 UTC
    BEIJING (Reuters) - The latest U.N. sanctions against North Korea are an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade against the country, North Korea’s foreign ministry said on Sunday, threatening to punish those who supported the me...
  • Zimbabweans of European Origin Return to Seized Land
    Zimbabweans_of_european_ethnic_origin_returns_to_seized_land 2017-12-24 11:14:22 UTC
    RUSAPE, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - The last time farmer Rob Smart left his land it was at gunpoint, forced out in June by riot police armed with tear gas and AK-47 assault rifles. He returned on Thursday to ululations and tears of joy from former wor...
  • Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa appointed retired army boss Constantino Chiwenga as party VP
    Zimbabwe's_mnangagwa_appointed_retired_army_boss_constantino_chiwenga_as_party_vp 2017-12-23 20:52:38 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed retired army boss Constantino Chiwenga and veteran politician Kembo Mohadi as the ruling party’s vice presidents, a spokesperson said on Saturday. The appointments paved the w...
  • UN decides to mark Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday with peace summit
    Un_decided_to_mark_the_100th_anniversary_of_nelson_mandela%e2%80%99s_birth_with_a_peace_summit 2017-12-23 05:11:03 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly has decided to mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth by holding a high-level meeting focusing on world peace ahead of the annual gathering of world leaders in September 2018. A resolutio...
  • Trump's Ambassador to the Netherlands Got Caught Lying
    Trump's_ambassador_to_the_netherlands_got_caught_lying 2017-12-22 19:47:00 UTC
    US President Trump’s new ambassador to the Netherlands just got caught in a lie, and tried to use the phrase “fake news” to get out of it. It didn’t go well. <blockquote>Pete Hoekstra, whom Trump nominated in July and was sworn into office earl...
  • Catalonia: A coalition of secessionist parties win absolute majority
    Catalonia-_a_coalition_of_secessionist_parties_win_absolute_majority 2017-12-22 06:41:15 UTC
    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia’s separatists look set to regain power in the wealthy Spanish region after local elections on Thursday, deepening the nation’s political crisis in a sharp rebuke to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and European Union le...
  • Down 35 percent: Bitcoin tumbled below $13,000
    Jpmorgan's_jamie_dimon_says_bitcoin_%e2%80%9cis_a_fraud%e2%80%9d_and_will_blow_up 2017-12-22 07:47:50 UTC
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Cryptocurrency bitcoin tumbled below $13,000 briefly on the Bitstamp exchange BTC=BTSP on Friday, down roughly 35 percent from its record top near $20,000 set at the start of the week. It was last down 7 percent at $14,499 BTC...
  • UN Resolution: 128 Countries Condemn Trump's Jerusalem Decision
    Un_resolution-_128_countries_condemn_trump's_jerusalem_decision 2017-12-21 23:08:47 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Washington found itself isolated as 128 countries defied US President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recent recogniti...
  • Donald Trump, Corrupt King of the Swamp
    Donald_trump__corrupt_king_of_the_swamp 2017-12-21 02:42:33 UTC
    The US tax bill is an unashamed enrichment scheme for the wealthy and slap in the face for the poor. Trump's giant giveaway to the richest Americans, like himself, finally makes clear to everyone where the president's real sympathies lie. After...
  • Republicans Looting the Treasury: House Approves #TaxScamBill
    Republicans_looting_the_treasury-_house_approves__taxscambill 2017-12-20 19:52:16 UTC
    ASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval on Wednesday to the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 30 years, sending a sweeping $1.5 trillion bill to President Donald Trump for his signat...
  • European Union: US Tax Reform Breaks Global Rules
    European_union-_us_tax_reform_breaks_global_rules 2017-12-19 18:29:42 UTC
    European finance ministers are worried. They say the US's big tax reform bill contains measures that would unfairly disadvantage European business and contravene global fair-taxation rules. Are they right? Last week, the finance ministers of Eu...
  • U.S. District Court: Trump's administration must allow access to abortion for two pregnant teenagers
    Judge_tanya_chutkan_-_u.s._district_court-_trump's_administration_must_allow_access_to_abortion_for_two_pregnant_teenagers 2017-12-19 03:06:37 UTC
    A U.S. District Court judge ruled on Monday that President Donald Trump's administration must allow access to abortion for two pregnant teenagers who are in the country illegally, escalating a high-profile legal fight. Judge Tanya Chutkan put h...
  • Trump's new national security strategy: "We will stand up for ourselves"
    Trump's_new_national_security_strategy-_%22we_will_stand_up_for_ourselves%22 2017-12-19 08:31:14 UTC
    US President Donald Trump has unveiled a new national security strategy, saying "we will stand up for ourselves and ... our country." The strategy echoed the message of his 2016 campaign, promising to place "America First." Trump said the US is...
  • Isolated US vetoes UN call for withdrawal of Trump Jerusalem decision
    Isolated_us_vetoes_un_call_for_withdrawal_of_trump_jerusalem_decision 2017-12-18 18:19:49 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States was further isolated on Monday over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital when it blocked a United Nations Security Council call for the declaration to be withdraw...
  • Cyril Ramaphosa elected as new leader of the South Africa's ruling party ANC
    Cyril_ramaphosa_elected_as_new_leader_of_the_south_africa's_ruling_party_anc 2017-12-18 18:02:56 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected leader of the African National Congress on Monday in a close-run vote that will set the direction for the country and the scandal-plagued party that has ruled sinc...
  • The end of US net neutrality is a license to print money
    The_end_of_us_net_neutrality_is_a_license_to_print_money 2017-12-18 06:59:52 UTC
    <blockquote><strong>So far, all data on the internet has had to be transported on an equal footing, above all at the same speed. In the US, that will change. Joerg Brunsmann asks why politicians are making it so cheap for providers.</strong> I ...
  • Highly-skilled foreign workers favor Canada, not the U.S.
    Highly-skilled_foreign_workers_favor_canada__not_u.s 2017-12-18 03:45:11 UTC
    Petra Axolotl knew her chances of getting an H-1B visa were slim. She had an MBA from Wharton and a job offer at Twitter, but luck would decide the Dutch data scientist's fate – and in 2016, it did not fall in her Favor. Axolotl missed out in t...
  • Sebastian Pinera Wins Chile's Presidential Runoff Election
    Sebastian_pinera_wins_chile's_presidential_runoff_election 2017-12-18 02:21:41 UTC
    SANTIAGO — Conservative former President Sebastian Pinera has won Chile's presidential runoff election. Initial results placed him well ahead of his center-left opponent Alejandro Guillier, who subsequently conceded defeat. Conservative billion...
  • ANC to elect a new leader who is likely to become South Africa's next president
    Anc_to_elect_a_new_leader_who_is_likely_to_become_south_africa's_next_president 2017-12-18 00:06:34 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s ANC delegates started voting early on Monday to elect a leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma as head of a party that has ruled since the end of apartheid but has faced scandals and corruption allegations. ...