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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Brexit: Majority of Britons don't want to leave the EU
    Brexit-_majority_of_britons_don't_want_to_leave_the_eu 2017-12-17 19:26:31 UTC
    As Prime Minister Theresa May enters the second phase of Brexit negotiations, a poll commissioned by UK daily The Independent shows that more than half of Britons want to remain in the European Union. A poll conducted by the BMG Research group ...
  • 'Nervous' Prince Harry interviews Barack Obama for BBC
    Barack_obama_met_prince_harry_for_an_interview 2017-12-17 17:51:01 UTC
    LONDON — Kensington Palace announced Sunday that the former U.S. president Barack Obama was a guest of Prince Harry ’s for a special edition of Radio 4’s Today program, which will air on Dec . 27. The two spoke about their common focus of building...
  • No Future For Grace Mugabe After Her Husband Dies
    No_future_for_grace_mugabe_after_her_husband_dies 2017-12-17 07:07:38 UTC
    <blockquote>The Catholic priest who negotiated former president Robert Mugabe’s exit had no kind words for his wife Grace and blamed her for Mugabe’s demise. Father Fidelis Mukonori told the Jesuit Review that Grace Mugabe’s greed for power was...
  • UN: Decisions on Jerusalem have no legal standing and must be rescinded
    The_status_of_jerusalem__home_to_sites_holy_to_the_muslim__jewish_and_christian_religions 2017-12-16 21:43:31 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would insist any decisions on the status of Jerusalem have no legal effect and must be rescinded after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized the...
  • South Africa raises subsidies to universities to 1% of GDP
    South_africa_will_raise_subsidies_to_universities_to_1_percent_of_gdp 2017-12-16 16:46:53 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • South African's Zodwa Wabantu not feeling secure in Zimbabwe
    South_african's_zodwa_wabantu_not_feeling_secure_in_zimbabwe 2017-12-14 16:50:30 UTC
    HARARE — South African entertainer Zodwa Wabantu's latest snub of Zimbabwe for the third time in a row has shown that she no longer feels secure in the country and is clearly not interested in performing here. The entertainer was supposed to pe...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics
    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...