South Africa faces a long, hard road back to prosperity and self-respect
2018-02-15 08:20:01 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans awoke to a nation without Jacob Zuma as president for the first time in nine years on Thursday, released from the burden of a compromised leader who darkened the dreams and aspirations of the post-apartheid ...
US teenager shoots and kills at least 17 in a Florida high school
2018-02-15 08:05:51 UTC
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old gunman returning to a Florida high school where he had once been expelled opened fire with an assault rifle on Wednesday, killing 17 people and wounding more than a dozen others before he was arrested, auth...
U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in January
2018-02-14 18:37:38 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in January, with a measure of underlying inflation posting its biggest gain in a year, strengthening expectations the Federal Reserve will have to quicken the pace of interest rat...
Netanyahu faces corruption and breach of trust charges
2018-02-14 16:36:57 UTC
How is the Israeli prime minister linked to an allegedly corrupt deal with German steel producer ThyssenKrupp?
One is Israel's long-serving prime minister, the other is one of Germany's biggest industrial corporations, and now the two have been...
The Real Concerns About Markets As U.S. Inflation Looms
2018-02-14 18:54:27 UTC
New York — U.S. financial markets have been roiled recently by something neither the economy nor investors have had to contend with for the better part of a decade: concerns they may soon have to reckon with rising inflation.
The S&P 500 .SPX.I...
Melinda, Bill Gates blast Trump's “America first” worldview, turning attention toward poverty in U.S.
2018-02-14 08:10:35 UTC
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates, as the world’s top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country’s growing inequity and a presiden...
South Africa's ANC party to "recall" Jacob Zuma as president
2018-02-13 07:12:26 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The ANC has decided to sack Jacob Zuma as President of South Africa, a senior official said on Tuesday, after a marathon meeting to determine the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided N...
Alarming research finds global warming accelerating sea level rise
2018-02-13 03:25:52 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite research shows.
At the current rate, the world’s oceans on average will be at least 2 feet (61 centimeters) ...
Rebuilding Iraq after war with ISIS will cost $88.2 billion
2018-02-12 10:49:21 UTC
KUWAIT (Reuters) - Rebuilding Iraq after three years of war with Islamic State will cost $88.2 billion, with housing a particularly urgent priority, Iraqi officials told an international donors’ conference on Monday.
Donors and investors have g...
German workers win right to 28-hour week and 4.3% pay rise
2018-02-12 10:19:03 UTC
Berlin — German workers have won the right to a 28-hour week in a victory towards their fight for a better work-life balance.
Industrial union IG Metall, Europe’s largest trade union, has won its workers the right to work the equivalent of unde...
Well-known Iranian-Canadian professor dies in Tehran prison
2018-02-11 07:58:32 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Iranian-Canadian dual citizen and environmental activist imprisoned by Iranian authorities last month has died in prison, his son wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
Kavous Seyed-Emami was managing director of the Persian Wi...
North Korean leader invited South Korean President for talks in Pyongyang
2018-02-10 20:11:36 UTC
SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said.
Any meeting would represent a diplomatic coup for Moon, who swept to power last yea...
Schulz Drops Bid to Be Next Germany's Foreign Minister
2018-02-09 20:06:38 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - The embattled leader of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) abruptly gave up plans on Friday to become its next foreign minister, hoping to shore up support among SPD members for a new coalition with Angela Merkel’s conservatives.
Welcome back to Bush era: The worst week for stocks since 2008 financial crisis
2018-02-09 19:13:49 UTC
The stock market is on pace for its worst week since the 2008 financial crisis.
Wall Street’s main indexes fell more than 500 points Friday afternoon, deepening losses in the past week that have put all three main U.S. markets in correction ter...
Paul: I can't look the other way by trillion-dollar deficits
2018-02-09 06:06:44 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government stumbled into a shutdown at midnight as a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal, protesting the return of trillion-dollar deficits on the watch of...
How Buddhist villagers and Myanmar troops killed 10 Rohingya men
2018-02-09 06:43:05 UTC
A REUTERS SPECIAL REPORT (INN DIN, Myanmar) —
On Sept. 2, Buddhist villagers and Myanmar troops killed 10 Rohingya men in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state. Reuters uncovered the massacre and has pieced together how it unfolded. During the repor...
Dow Jones falls again, sending investors into a panicked frenzy
2018-02-08 17:53:50 UTC
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks turned lower in early trading on Thursday, with investors still on edge as volatility in financial markets persisted following the worst declines in more than two-and-a-half years earlier in the week.
Wall Street ran out...
California will block transportation of oil from Trump offshore drilling plan
2018-02-08 07:11:56 UTC
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California will block the transportation through its state of petroleum from new offshore oil rigs, officials told Reuters on Wednesday, a move meant to hobble the Trump administration’s effort to vastly expand drill...
France: Turkey and Iran violating international law in Syria
2018-02-07 18:12:34 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - France’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that Turkey and Iran were both violating international law through their actions in Syria, France’s toughest comments yet on Turkish involvement in the Syrian conflict.
Speaking on B...
Merkel reaches coalition breakthrough with Germany's main center-left party, SPD
2018-02-07 18:43:50 UTC
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country’s main center-left party in an agreement aimed at ending months of political gr...
Britain's Hope For New Vote On Brexit
2018-02-06 21:00:28 UTC
LONDON — Brexit opponents have begun pushing for a new referendum in the hopes that British voters will have had a change of heart about leaving the European Union. That may just be so, reports Samira Shackle from London.
At the end of December...
5 Reasons the US Market Is Crashing
2018-02-06 04:38:54 UTC
Dow Jones industrials plummets with largest drop since 2011.
The US Dow Jones stock index plunged 4.6 percent Monday, in its biggest one-day percentage loss since 2011. The selloff has wiped off all its gains since the start of 2018. Asia share...
Dow Jones Worst Day Since 2011
2018-02-06 03:58:21 UTC
TOKYO (AP) — Shares tumbled in Asia on Tuesday after a wild day for U.S. markets that resulted in the biggest drop in the Dow Jones industrial average in six and a half years.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 index dropped as much as 5.6 percent in early tra...
Women's Protests Against 'Headscarf Law' Sweeping Iran
2018-02-05 06:16:50 UTC
Some 30 women have been detained in Iran for protesting compulsory hijab by holding a headscarf aloft a stick. The chief prosecutor, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, who reported the arrests on Friday to state-run media called the movement a "childish" o...
Germany slams US nuclear plans, urges Europe to act
2018-02-04 20:13:53 UTC
BERLIN — Germany's top diplomat Sigmar Gabriel joined a chorus of condemnation on Sunday after the US proposed upgrading and expanding its nuclear arsenal.
Gabriel said it was now up to Europe to take the lead in pushing for worldwide nuclear d...