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Iraqi forces battle Islamic State near Tigris river in Mosul

By Isabel Coles MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi special forces battled Islamic State militants in districts near the Tigris river in Mosul on Monday as they sought to bring more of the east of the city back under...

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 5:08am

China's top judge warns courts on judicial independence

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's courts must firmly resist the Western idea of judicial independence and other ideologies that threaten the leadership of the ruling Communist Party, the country's top judge was reported as saying by the official China News Service. Courts...

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 2:26am

After 2016 campaign, more Americans consider Russia a threat: Reuters/Ipsos poll

By Chris Kahn NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans are more concerned than they were before the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign began about the potential threat Russia poses to the country, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday. The...

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 4:40pm

For Congo's Pygmies, expulsion and forest clearance end a way of life

By Therese Di Campo IDJWI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - On Idjwi, the largest island in Democratic Republic of Congo, a way of life is dying. Congo's...

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 12:19pm

Swedish government drops plans for gender quota bill for company boards

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's minority center-left government said on Thursday it would drop a planned bill forcing listed companies to increase the number of female board members which faced defeat after an opposition parliament majority formed against it. The...

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 10:51am

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit family charities in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate joined in on a support group session at a child bereavement charity on Wednesday, as they helped the service's London center mark its one-year anniversary...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 3:38pm

Hungary's Jobbik ditches far-right past to challenge Orban in 2018

By Marton Dunai BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's main opposition Jobbik party is moving from its roots as a far-right, anti-Semitic radical group to target the mainstream, and plans to challenge ruling Fidesz for power in 2018 elections, its leader Gabor...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 9:53am

For Russia, U.S. election meddling claims strip Trump win of luster

By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin says U.S. intelligence agency allegations it ran an influence campaign to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House are false. But if U.S. spies are right, Moscow may wish it hadn't bothered to...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 7:05am

Muslim girls must attend mixed swim class: European rights court

By Gilbert Reilhac STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - A Muslim couple who refused on religious grounds to allow their two young daughters take part in boys-and-girls school swimming lessons in Switzerland did not have the right to do so, the European Court of Human...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 7:48am

Ghana president faces outcry over plagiarism in inaugural speech

By Matthew Mpoke Bigg ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo came under fire on Sunday when it emerged that his inaugural address plagiarized quotes from speeches by U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. The outcry on social...

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 2:17pm

In Istanbul district, horror but scant surprise at links to nightclub shooter

By Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL (Reuters) - In a working-class Istanbul neighborhood that Central Asian migrants have called home for decades, there is horror but scant surprise that a gunman who killed 39 people in a nightclub on New Year's Day may have...

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 11:05am

Prisoner documents his escape with selfies

Brayan Bremer, one of more than 180 prisoners who escaped froma Brazilian facility during a riot, decided to capture his moments of freedom and share them on social media.This weekend more than 180 prisoners escaped from two jails in the city of Manaus, located in northern Brazil. Some have already...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 5:20pm

Philippines kills leader of Islamic State-linked militant group in clash

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine security forces killed the leader of a militant group supporting Islamic State in a clash early on Thursday, the country's police chief said, warning against possible retaliation. President Rodrigo Duterte recently cautioned against...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 6:27am

Fire at China nursing home kills seven: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - A fire at a private nursing home in China killed seven people on Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency reported, the latest deadly incident in a country struggling to improve its safety record. The blaze broke out at 4:10 a.m. (2010 GMT) at...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 3:41am

Debate over race and policing roils start of German election year

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - A new acronym coined by German police to describe troublemaking migrants from North Africa has sharpened a national debate over immigration and crime as the country recovers from a deadly attack and gears up for a vital...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 9:16am

Delaware man survives in New Year's Eve Istanbul club shooting

An American man shotin the New Year's Eve attack on a nightclub in Istanbul says he survived the early morning ordeal by playing dead as a gunman fired more than 100 rounds into the crowd early Sunday morning."When he shot me I didn't move — I just let him shoot me," Jake Raak, 35, told NBC News. "...

Monday, January 2, 2017 - 10:00am

More than 20 killed, dozens injured after fire on Indonesian tourist boat

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Twenty three people were killed and dozens injured on Sunday after a fire ripped through a boat carrying nearly 250 people to islands north of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, the city's search and rescue agency said. The Zahro...

Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 1:18am

Senator McCain says U.S. 'must stand up to Vladimir Putin'

By Margarita Antidze and Sergei Karazy TBILISI/KIEV (Reuters) - Republican Senator John McCain said on Sunday the United States could only improve its relations with Russia by taking a tough stance...

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 8:33pm

South Korea court issues arrest warrant for pension chief in corruption scandal

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean court issued an arrest warrant on Saturday for the head of the national pension fund, the world's third largest, in a corruption scandal that has led to President Park Geun-hye's impeachment, an official said...

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 7:14pm

After a perilous journey to Europe, a young migrant learns his fate

By Selam Gebrekidan TOREKOV, Sweden (Reuters) - For more than a year, Girmay Mehari dreaded his 18th birthday next February. The teenager escaped from an Eritrean jail two years ago after he was sentenced to an indefinite term...

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 7:17am