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  • UN decides to mark Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday with peace summit
    2017-12-23 05:11:03 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly has decided to mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth by holding a high-level meeting focusing on world peace ahead of the annual gathering of world leaders in September 2018. A resolutio...

  • Trump's Ambassador to the Netherlands Got Caught Lying
    2017-12-22 19:47:00 UTC
    US President Trump’s new ambassador to the Netherlands just got caught in a lie, and tried to use the phrase “fake news” to get out of it. It didn’t go well. <blockquote>Pete Hoekstra, whom Trump nominated in July and was sworn into office earl...

  • Down 35 percent: Bitcoin tumbled below $13,000
    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...

  • 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...

  • UN Resolution: 128 Countries Condemn Trump's Jerusalem Decision
    2017-12-21 23:08:47 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Washington found itself isolated as 128 countries defied US President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recent recogniti...

  • 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...

  • Republicans Looting the Treasury: House Approves #TaxScamBill
    2017-12-20 19:52:16 UTC
    ASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval on Wednesday to the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 30 years, sending a sweeping $1.5 trillion bill to President Donald Trump for his signat...

  • Georgia governor race a test for Democratic playbook
    2017-12-20 18:29:01 UTC
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - The two Democratic candidates running for governor in Georgia are both lawyers and former state legislators. Both are women, and on many policy issues it’s hard to tell them apart. Both even share the same first name - Stacey. ...

  • Democrat Wins Virginia House of Delegates Seat by One Vote
    2017-12-20 01:02:13 UTC
    (Reuters) - Virginia Democrat Shelly Simonds won a seat in the House of Delegates by one vote, changing the power balance in the state legislature and extending a tide of Democratic victories beginning with November’s capture of the governorship a...

  • US Congress Struggling to Avoid a Partial Government Shutdown
    2017-12-20 00:44:23 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress is struggling through another contentious week as infighting over defense spending, healthcare and other matters complicates the drive to pass a temporary spending bill by midnight on Friday to avert a part...

  • European Union: US Tax Reform Breaks Global Rules
    2017-12-19 18:29:42 UTC
    European finance ministers are worried. They say the US's big tax reform bill contains measures that would unfairly disadvantage European business and contravene global fair-taxation rules. Are they right? Last week, the finance ministers of Eu...

  • Trump's new national security strategy: "We will stand up for ourselves"
    2017-12-19 08:31:14 UTC
    US President Donald Trump has unveiled a new national security strategy, saying "we will stand up for ourselves and ... our country." The strategy echoed the message of his 2016 campaign, promising to place "America First." Trump said the US is...

  • Trump Judicial Nominee Pulls Out After Flopping in Hearing
    2017-12-19 05:57:43 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lawyer nominated by US President Donald Trump to serve as a federal judge withdrew from consideration on Monday after video of his Senate confirmation hearing showing him unable to provide answers to rudimentary legal ques...

  • Sarah Palin's Son Arrested For Beating Up His Father
    2017-12-19 03:50:30 UTC
    Police have arrested the oldest son of former US vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin on domestic violence charges. This is the second time in as many years that Track Palin, an Iraq veteran, has faced similar charges. Track Palin, the son of ...

  • U.S. District Court: Trump's administration must allow access to abortion for two pregnant teenagers
    2017-12-19 03:06:37 UTC
    A U.S. District Court judge ruled on Monday that President Donald Trump's administration must allow access to abortion for two pregnant teenagers who are in the country illegally, escalating a high-profile legal fight. Judge Tanya Chutkan put h...

  • Isolated US vetoes UN call for withdrawal of Trump Jerusalem decision
    2017-12-18 18:19:49 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States was further isolated on Monday over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital when it blocked a United Nations Security Council call for the declaration to be withdraw...

  • Cyril Ramaphosa elected as new leader of the South Africa's ruling party ANC
    2017-12-18 18:02:56 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected leader of the African National Congress on Monday in a close-run vote that will set the direction for the country and the scandal-plagued party that has ruled sinc...

  • Pierce County sheriff says 'there were some fatalities' after Amtrak train derailment in Washington state
    2017-12-18 17:35:38 UTC
    Pierce County sheriff says 'there were some fatalities' after Amtrak train derailment in Washington state. (Reuters) - An Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over a major highway in Washington state on Monday morning, sending part of th...

  • 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 ...

  • Highly-skilled foreign workers favor Canada, not the U.S.
    2017-12-18 03:45:11 UTC
    Petra Axolotl knew her chances of getting an H-1B visa were slim. She had an MBA from Wharton and a job offer at Twitter, but luck would decide the Dutch data scientist's fate – and in 2016, it did not fall in her Favor. Axolotl missed out in t...

  • 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...

  • ANC to elect a new leader who is likely to become South Africa's next president
    2017-12-18 00:06:34 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s ANC delegates started voting early on Monday to elect a leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma as head of a party that has ruled since the end of apartheid but has faced scandals and corruption allegations. ...

  • Emails: Mueller obtains extensive information from inside Trump inner circle
    2017-12-17 23:55:09 UTC
    WASHINGTON - Special counsel Robert Mueller's team obtained thousands of private emails sent by US President Donald Trump's transition organization, according to reports. The emails contain communications from more than a dozen Trump transition...

  • 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
    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...