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'
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?
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
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
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...
Turkey blasts Trump's decision on Jerusalem as irresponsible
2017-12-06 19:40:49 UTC
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s foreign ministry on Wednesday condemned a decision by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as “irresponsible” and called on Washington to reconsider the move.
Several hundred protesters...
Trump, Netanyahu: The Birth of the Most Right-Wing Coalition in History
2017-12-06 19:25:19 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump reversed decades of U.S. policy and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite warnings from around the world that the gesture further drives a wedge between Isra...
Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics
2017-12-05 19:24:04 UTC
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after evidence emerged of widespread doping but some of its athletes will be allowed to compete under the tag of “Olympic Athlete of Russia”, the IO...
Deutsche Bank: Trump’s banking data turned over to Mueller
2017-12-05 18:43:29 UTC
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller has asked Deutsche Bank to share data on accounts held by U.S. President Donald Trump and his family, a person close to the matter said on Tuesday.
Germany’s largest bank received a subpoena ...
Germany sees Trump's America as a more serious threat to peace than North Korea or Russia
2017-12-05 13:02:33 UTC
BERLIN - Germans see U.S. President Donald Trump as a bigger challenge for German foreign policy than authoritarian leaders in North Korea, Russia or Turkey, according to a survey by the Koerber Foundation.
Topping the list of foreign policy co...
US Supreme Court allows Trump's travel ban to go into full effect
2017-12-05 02:29:56 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lo...
Mnangagwa swore in his cabinet giving top posts to generals
2017-12-04 17:28:20 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa swore in his cabinet on Monday, with allies defending him against criticism for giving top posts to the generals who helped his rise to power.
Sworn in as president on Nov. 24 after...
Desperate to leave EU: Only 34 percent reject another referendum on Brexit
2017-12-03 18:20:10 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Since the Brexit referendum in 2016, high profile opponents of Britain’s exit - from French President Emmanuel Macron, to former British prime minister Tony Blair and billionaire investor George Soros - have suggested Britain co...
Paris climate accord: Obama promises US remains on track, thanks to the action of some states
2017-12-02 20:47:35 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama lamented the lack of U.S. leadership in the fight against climate change during a visit to Paris on Saturday, in a veiled rebuke of his Republican successor’s decision to pull out of the Paris climat...
Donald Trump's approval rating lowest since taking office
2017-12-03 09:03:51 UTC
Americans also tend to be optimistic about their new leaders, typically cutting them some slack during their early days in office. Not with Trump.
Donald Trump started as the most unpopular new president in the history of modern polling. After ...
U.S. Will Stop Arming Syrian Kurdish YPG Fighters
2017-12-02 01:32:08 UTC
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that as offensive operations against Islamic State in Syria entered their final stages, he expected the focus to move towards holding territory instead of...
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Final Draw
2017-12-03 08:06:38 UTC
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The favorites to win next year’s World Cup in Russia were given navigable paths to the last 16 with the coaches of Germany, Brazil, Argentina and Spain having reason to feel reasonably optimistic after Friday’s draw.
Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty, Wants to Cooperate in Russia Probe
2017-12-02 06:25:19 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn on Friday pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, prosecutors said, adding that he had spoken with a top member of Trump’s transition team regarding...
A powerful quake of magnitude 6.3 struck southeastern Iran
2017-12-01 03:00:34 UTC
(Reuters) - A powerful quake of magnitude 6.3 struck southeastern Iran near the city of Kerman on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake, which was relatively shallow, was centered 31 miles (50 km) northeast of Kerman, which has a p...
A jury has found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate not guilty
2017-12-01 01:04:11 UTC
San Francisco — A jury has found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate not guilty in the July 2015 death of Kate Steinle in San Francisco. He was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Garcia Zarate, a Mexican citizen and undocumented immigra...
Bitcoin loses 20 percent of its value in less than 24 hours
2017-11-30 20:57:52 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin slid to as low as $9,000 in volatile trade on Thursday, having lost more than a fifth of its value since hitting an all-time high of $11,395 on Wednesday.
The cryptocurrency fell as much as 8 percent on Thursday on th...
Trump Ready to Fire Tillerson
2017-11-30 18:06:17 UTC
U.S. president Donald Trump's increasingly unstable administration ready to fire Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The White House has developed a plan to replace Tillerson with Mike Pompeo, the director of the Central I...
Former Egyptian presidential candidate Shafiq says intends to run in 2018 election
2017-11-29 22:00:11 UTC
CAIRO (Reuters) - Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, an ex-air force pilot and former presidential candidate, said on Wednesday he intended to run in the presidential election early next year and would return to Cairo in the “coming days...
Bosnian Croat Slobodan Praljak dies after swallowing poison in court
2017-11-29 18:24:41 UTC
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A former Bosnian Croat military commander swallowed what he said was poison in a U.N. war crimes courtroom on Wednesday and died shortly after losing an appeal against his 20-year prison term.
Slobodan Praljak’s apparent c...
Bitcoin tops an all-time high above $10,000
2017-11-29 06:11:39 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Red-hot bitcoin soared through an all-time high above $10,000 on Wednesday, taking its gains to more than 900 percent so far this year, the most of any asset class.
Despite widespread scepticism of many veteran bankers and ...