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  • Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa Told Mugabe He Will Be Safe
    Zimbabwe's_mnangagwa_told_mugabe_he_will_be_safe 2017-11-24 07:05:17 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Incoming Zimbabwe leader Emmerson Mnangagwa assured former president Robert Mugabe he and his family would be safe in the country when the two men spoke for the first time since Mnangagwa returned home this week, state media sai...
  • Russia, Iran and Turkey form a complicated alliance to reach peace in Syria
    Syria_conflict-_russia__iran_and_turkey_summit_reached_a_new_stage 2017-11-23 04:28:12 UTC
    SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - A three-way summit on Wednesday between the leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey could produce decisive steps toward ending the bloodshed in Syria, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said at the start of their talks. The s...
  • African leaders wonder who is next after Zimbabwe’s Mugabe was forced out
    African_leaders_wonder_who_is_next_after_zimbabwe%e2%80%99s_mugabe_was_forced_out 2017-11-22 18:39:59 UTC
    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Hours after Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe was forced out after 37 years in power, Uganda’s president, another former guerrilla in office for more than three decades, was tweeting about pay rises for civil servants and bright prospec...
  • Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe's interim president
    Mnangagwa_to_be_sworn_in_as_zimbabwe's_interim_president 2017-11-22 06:40:28 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s former vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is expected to be sworn in as president following the resignation of Robert Mugabe, will return home on Wednesday, a ruling party ZANU-PF official said. Mnangagwa, who...
  • Uber paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach
    Uber_paid_hackers__100_000_to_keep_secret_a_massive_data_breach 2017-11-22 06:25:44 UTC
    (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the personal information of about 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday. Discovery of the U.S...
  • Robert Mugabe Resigns as Zimbabwe’s President
    Robert_mugabe_resigns_as_zimbabwe%e2%80%99s_president 2017-11-21 18:07:12 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday a week after the army and his former political allies moved against him, ending four decades of rule by a man who turned from independence hero to archetypal African stro...
  • Iran Declares End of "Islamic State," ISIS
    Iran_declares_end_of_%22islamic_state%22_isis 2017-11-21 18:24:28 UTC
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of "Islamic State," ISIS, on Tuesday in an address broadcast live on state TV. A senior commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Major General Qassem Soleimani, also declared...
  • Germany Faces a Period of Political Wrangling and Uncertainty
    Governing_in_the_context_of_uncertainty_in_germany__europe's_anchor 2017-11-20 20:28:44 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s failure to forge a three-way coalition government has plunged Europe’s largest economy into uncharted waters, raising pressure on the three-term conservative chancellor to maintain stability. ...
  • Germany faces snap election as Merkel fails to form a new government
    Germany_close_to_a_new_general_election_as_merkel_fails_to_form_a_government 2017-11-20 09:41:11 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would meet the German president to inform him that she had failed to form a coalition government with the Greens and the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP). The decision...
  • Germany's FDP Calls of Preliminary Coalition talks
    Germany's_free_democrats_(fdp)_calls_of_preliminary_coalition_talks 2017-11-20 00:33:49 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) unexpectedly walked out of the talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Greens, saying that the three parties could not find compromises on key issues like immigrat...
  • Mugabe Agrees to Stand Down as He Faces Impeachment
    Mugabe_agrees_to_stand_down_as_he_faces_impeachment 2017-11-21 17:54:29 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday a week after the army and his former political allies moved against him, ending four decades of rule by a man who turned from independence hero to archetypal African stro...
  • Lebanon's Hariri Arrives In Paris as Macron Plays Mediator
    Lebanon_crisis-_hariri_arrives_in_paris_as_macron_plays_mediator 2017-11-19 19:03:36 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon’s prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said on Saturday he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week. Hariri’s resignation on Nov. 4 threw Lebanon into p...
  • Mugabe and his wife “ready to die rather than step down”
    Mugabe_and_his_wife_were_%e2%80%9cready_to_die_rather_than_step_down%22 2017-11-18 19:03:21 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party will meet on Sunday to dismiss President Robert Mugabe and reinstate the vice-president he dismissed, Emmerson Mnangagwa, two party sources told Reuters on Saturday. The sources said a party ...
  • Mafia 'boss of bosses' Salvatore 'Toto' Riina dead
    Mafia_'boss_of_bosses'_salvatore_'toto'_riina_dead 2017-11-17 09:05:49 UTC
    MILAN (Reuters) - Salvatore “Toto” Riina, the most powerful and feared Sicilian Mafia boss of the 20th century, died of natural causes early on Friday after almost a quarter century in jail, Italy’s Justice Ministry said. Riina, who turned 87 o...
  • Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe’s Fate Hung in the Balance
    Robert_mugabe%e2%80%99s_fate_hung_in_the_balance 2017-11-17 04:19:43 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s fate hung in the balance on Friday as he apparently resisted efforts to make him step down following a seizure of power by the army, until this week a key pillar of his 37-year-rule. The U...
  • Germany Replaces US as Country with Best International Image
    Germany_replaces_us_as_country_with_best_international_image 2017-11-17 03:56:39 UTC
    Germany has replaced the US as the country with the best "brand image," according to a new study of 50 countries released Thursday. The Nation Brands Index survey, carried out by German-based market research firm GfK and the British political c...
  • Lebanese PM Hariri is being held "hostage by Saudi Arabia"
    Lebanese_pm_hariri_is_being_held_hostage_by_saudi_arabia 2017-11-15 19:49:37 UTC
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - France said on Wednesday that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, who Lebanon’s president says is being held hostage by Saudi Arabia, will visit France with his family in coming days. Hariri travelled to Riyadh on Nov. 3 ...
  • Zimbabwe: Military appears to prevent Mugabe’s wife from succeeding him
    Zimbabwe-_military_appears_to_prevent_mugabe%e2%80%99s_wife_from_succeeding_him 2017-11-15 18:50:18 UTC
    ZIMBABWE/ HARARE (Reuters) — Military seized the state broadcaster and a general appeared on television to announce the takeover. But it has avoided calling the move a coup. Armored vehicles blocked roads to the main government offices, parliam...
  • Zimbabwe military seized power, Robert Mugabe Arrested
    Zimbabwe_military_seized_power__robert_mugabe_arrested 2017-11-15 19:18:51 UTC
    ZIMBABWE/ HARARE (Reuters) — Zimbabwe’s military said it had seized power in a targeted assault on “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe who were causing social and economic suffering, but gave assurances the 93-year-old leader and his family...
  • Justin Trudeau charming residents of the Philippines capital
    Justin_trudeau_charming_residents_of_the_philippines_capital 2017-11-12 17:58:35 UTC
    MANILA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hopped from one table to the next, chatted with people and posed for selfies on Sunday at a fastfood chain store in Manila, charming residents of the Philippines capital for the second time...
  • Flynn & Son: Mafia Style Plot with Turkish Government
    Flynn___son-_mafia_style_collaboration_with_turkish_government 2017-11-11 07:17:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether U.S. President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was involved in an alleged plan to seize a Muslim cleric and deliver him to Turkey in exch...
  • Science: Sheep Can Recognize Human Faces
    Science-_sheep_can_recognize_human_faces 2017-11-09 06:20:01 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Sheep have been trained to recognize the faces of celebrities, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, by University of Cambridge scientists who hope it may help with understanding neurodegenerative diseases. In a speci...
  • German 'Wolfskinder': the Forgotten Orphans of World War Two
    German_'wolfskinder'-_the_forgotten_orphans_of_world_war_two 2017-11-03 06:17:09 UTC
    They were barefoot and they had lice. It must have been April 1946, but after so many decades, Erika Smetonus isn't entirely sure about the dates. Her mother hadn't survived the war, her father was missing. Smetonus was completely alone when t...
  • Catalonia's Carles Puigdemont Refuses to Return to Spain
    Catalonia's_carles_puigdemont_refuses_to_return_to_spain 2017-11-02 06:36:44 UTC
    MADRID (Reuters) - Dismissed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said on Wednesday he would ignore a court order to return to Spain to answer charges over the region’s push for independence, but he could testify from Belgium. If Puigdemont fails t...
  • The Link Between Martin Luther King Jr. and German Reformer
    The_link_between_martin_luther_king_jr._and_german_reformer 2017-11-01 11:00:35 UTC
    <blockquote>When Martin Luther King Jr. brought his civil rights campaign to Chicago, then the US's second largest city, in the summer of 1966, he took a page out of his German namesake's book and attached his demands for fair and open housing to ...