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  • US Supreme Court allows Trump's travel ban to go into full effect
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 ...
  • Probe of Trump-Russia Collusion Moves Closer to White House
    Probe_of_trump-russia_collusion_moves_closer_to_white_house 2017-12-02 06:22:55 UTC
    Former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn became the fourth known person connected to the Trump campaign to be charged in connection to an investigation over whether Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election. The probe, headed b...
  • U.S. Will Stop Arming Syrian Kurdish YPG Fighters
    Us_will_stop_arming_syrian_kurdish_fighters_(yps) 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
    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. <blockqu...
  • Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty, Wants to Cooperate in Russia Probe
    Michael_flynn_pleads_guilty__wants_cooperating_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
    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
    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...
  • McCain, a key player backs GOP tax bill
    Mccain__a_key_player_backs_gop_tax_bill 2017-11-30 22:40:53 UTC
    ASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sweeping Republican-sponsored tax overhaul gained momentum in the U.S. Senate on Thursday with the backing of Senator John McCain, as party leaders held behind-the-scenes negotiations to try to secure enough votes for passa...
  • Scientists Developed a Living Organism that Incorporates Artificial DNA
    Scientists_developed_a_living_organism_that_incorporates_artificial_dna 2017-11-30 21:31:43 UTC
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a major step toward creating artificial life, U.S. researchers have developed a living organism that incorporates both natural and artificial DNA and is capable of creating entirely new, synthetic proteins. The work, publ...
  • Bitcoin loses 20 percent of its value in less than 24 hours
    Bitcoin_loses_over_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
    Trump_has_plan_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...
  • The Next GOOGLE Could Come From Europe
    Next_google_could_come_from_europe 2017-11-30 06:38:48 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Europe is making major strides to eliminate barriers that have held back the region from developing tech firms that can compete on the scale of global giants Alphabet Inc’s Google, Amazon.com Inc or Tencent Holdings Inc, a repor...
  • Trump Publicly Rebukes Theresa May, a Key US Ally Leader
    Trump_publically_rebukes_theresa_may__a_key_us_ally_leader 2017-11-30 05:11:35 UTC
    U.S. President Donald Trump has told British Prime Minister Theresa May to focus on Islamic terrorism after she criticized his right-wing tweets. It is unusual for a US president to publicly rebuke the leader of a key ally. The public broadsid...
  • Half of Americans Oppose GOP/ Trump Tax Bill
    Half_of_americans_oppose_gop__trump_tax_bill 2017-11-29 22:10:20 UTC
    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Opposition has grown among Americans to a Republican tax plan before the U.S. Congress, with 49 percent of people who were aware of the measure saying they opposed it, up from 41 percent in October, according to a R...
  • Former Egyptian presidential candidate Shafiq says intends to run in 2018 election
    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
    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
    Jpmorgan's_jamie_dimon_says_bitcoin_%e2%80%9cis_a_fraud%e2%80%9d_and_will_blow_up 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 ...
  • North Korea tested a ballistic missile that put "all of the US mainland within range"
    North_korea_tested_a_ballistic_missile_that_put_%22all_of_the_us_mainland_within_range%22 2017-11-29 05:55:22 UTC
    SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said it had successfully tested a powerful new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that put all of the U.S. mainland within range, declaring it had achieved its long-held goal of becoming a nuclear po...
  • U.S. Politics Have Been Corrupted by Money, We Don’t Need a Tax Cut in This Environment
    U.s._politics_have_been_corrupted_by_money__we_don%e2%80%99t_need_a_tax_cut_in_this_environment 2017-11-28 23:18:59 UTC
    Harm Bandholz, UniCredit Chief U.S. Economist, says the time for tax reform is right but we don’t need a tax cut in this environment. Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University Professor, says the debt to GDP ratio has doubled in the last decade and will ...
  • Philippine Police Find Executed People in High Poverty Neighborhoods
    Philippine_police_executed_people_in_high_poverty_neighborhoods 2017-11-27 19:30:44 UTC
    BARANGAY 19, Manila (REUTERS) – The police report was clear. Anti-drug officers shot and injured three men in this poor district of the Philippine capital, then “rushed” them to hospital where they were pronounced dead on arrival. But security ...
  • FBI failed to notify US officials over Russian hackers' attacks
    Fbi_failed_to_notify_us_officials_over_russian_hackers'_attacks 2017-11-27 05:56:28 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI failed to notify scores of U.S. officials that Russian hackers were trying to break into their personal Gmail accounts despite having evidence for at least a year that the targets were in the Kremlin’s crosshairs, The Ass...