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Ecstatic Zimbabweans flood Harare to celebrate expected Mugabe downfall

2 hours 57 min ago
HARARE (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans flooded the streets of Harare on Saturday, singing, dancing and hugging soldiers in an extraordinary outpouring of elation at the expected fall of President Robert Mugabe, their leader of the last 37 years.

Lebanon's Hariri arrives in Paris for talks with Macron

3 hours 16 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon's prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, arrived in Paris on Saturday for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, a statement from Hariri's press office said.

Zimbabweans celebrate expected fall of Mugabe on Harare streets

4 hours 46 min ago
HARARE (Reuters) - Thousands of Zimbabweans flooded the streets of Harare on Saturday, waving national flags and singing and dancing in an outpouring of elation at the expected fall of President Robert Mugabe.

Governments keep global climate deal on track despite U.S. pullout

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:26pm
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Almost 200 nations kept a 2015 global agreement to tackle climate change on track on Saturday after marathon talks overshadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out.

Trump halts decision to allow elephant trophy imports after uproar

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:58pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of elephant trophies on hold after a torrent of criticism from conservation advocates and across social media.

China says will work with North Korea to boost ties as envoy visits

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:05pm
BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Traditional friendship between China and North Korea represents "valuable wealth" for their people, China said after its special envoy met a high-ranking North Korean official, but there was no mention of the crisis over North Korea's weapons.

Syria toxic gas inquiry to end after Russia again blocks U.N. renewal

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 8:08pm
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - An international investigation into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria will end on Friday after Russia blocked for the third time in a month attempts at the United Nations to renew the inquiry, which Moscow has slammed as flawed.

Global banks flag concerns over U.S. Senate tax proposal

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 6:34pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Global banks raised concerns on Friday over a provision in the U.S. Senate tax bill aimed at cracking down on tax avoidance by multinational corporations that they said could hurt the banking industry.

Russia blocks bid to briefly extend Syria chemical weapons inquiry

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 5:35pm
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia vetoed on Friday a Japanese-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution to extend by one month an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, just a day after Moscow blocked a U.S. push to renew the investigation.

Trump adds five conservatives to list of possible Supreme Court picks

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 5:30pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move certain to please conservatives, President Donald Trump on Friday added five names to his list of candidates for a prospective U.S. Supreme Court vacancy as he presses ahead with a campaign to move the federal judiciary to the right.

Keystone pipeline spill pushes oil higher, fuels TransCanada opponents

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 5:28pm
CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Neb. (Reuters) - A major oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota helped push U.S. crude prices higher on Friday, while fueling opposition to another pipeline project by owner TransCanada Corp that faces a crunch decision in Nebraska next week.

Pentagon discloses data on sexual assault reports on military bases

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:54pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Friday disclosed for the first time base-by-base data on sexual assault reports, showing a higher number of reports at big military installations like Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia as well as overseas hubs like South Korea.

Buyers circle suddenly attractive U.S. media companies

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:42pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All of a sudden, it seems, everybody wants to own a U.S. media company.

Despite Amazon, brick stores are not dead yet

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:20pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Just in time for the Black Friday kick-off to holiday season shopping, stock market investors have been handed tools to bet on the decline of brick-and-mortar retail.

As Canada prepares for legal pot, ex-cops get into the business

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 3:40pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - A former Canadian police chief and several colleagues who fought against making marijuana use legal have switched sides and embraced the looming legalization of cannabis with a leap into business.

The boss is dead but the mafia lives, magistrate and mobster say

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 2:31pm
ROME/PALERMO (Reuters) - The death of Sicilian Mafia boss Salvatore "Toto'" Riina on Friday does not mark the end of Cosa Nostra, but the crime group is unlikely to allow one man such power ever again, a top magistrate and former mobster said.

Puerto Rico utility head resigns after slow Hurricane Maria response

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 2:09pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of Puerto Rico's indebted utility has resigned following criticism of the slow restoration of power to the island after Hurricane Maria, the U.S. territory's governor said.

Venezuela opposition leader Ledezma flees to Colombia

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 1:42pm
CARACAS/BOGOTA (Reuters) - Veteran Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio Ledezma, under house arrest after his 2015 arrest for alleged coup plotting, escaped across the border to Colombia on Friday.

Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe: attorneys

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:59pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer use political donations to his reelection campaign or the Republican Party to cover the costs, his attorneys confirmed.

Senate candidate Moore's wife says 'he will not step down'

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:29pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The wife of Republican Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore said on Friday her husband would not end his campaign in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, dismissing reports about his past behavior toward some women as political attacks.