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Turkey says Trump working on extraditing wanted cleric Gulen

DOHA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that Washington is working on extraditing a U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused of orchestrating a failed Turkish coup in 2016, Turkey's foreign minister said on Sunday...

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 11:01am

Brexit pressure rises, but UK government says no to second vote

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government is not preparing for a second referendum on Brexit, ministers said on Sunday, sticking to the script that Prime Minister Theresa May's deal could still pass through parliament with a few changes. May delayed a...

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 11:01am

Qatar Petroleum to invest $20 billion in U.S. in major expansion

By Rania El Gamal, Eric Knecht and Dmitry Zhdannikov DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar Petroleum (QP) is looking to invest at least $20 billion in the United States over the coming few years, its chief executive told Reuters, after the Gulf Arab state unexpectedly quit...

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 11:01am

Ten years on, Fed's long, strange, trip to zero redefined central banking

By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) - ZIRP. ZLB. ELB. Whatever the acronym, when the U.S. Federal Reserve dropped its policy rate to near zero on Dec. 16, 2008, to counter a full-scale economic crisis, it ushered in what the central...

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 11:01am

Hondurans who fled political violence fear for lives if sent home

By Daniel Trotta TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - The Pineda family trudged northward for more than a month with a caravan of Central American migrants who are now stuck at the U.S. border. But they were on the run in Honduras much longer...

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 10:46am

After outcry over appointment, Trump's top law enforcer treading lightly

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Matthew Whitaker flew to Dallas last week to deliver his latest speech since U.S. President Donald Trump installed him as acting attorney general, an appointment embroiled in criticism and court challenges...

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 10:01am

Israel signals displeasure at Australia's "mistaken" West Jerusalem move

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel signalled displeasure on Sunday with Australia's recognition of West Jerusalem as its capital, with a confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying it was a mistake to gainsay Israeli control over the...

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 8:46am

North Korea condemns U.S. sanctions, warns denuclearization at risk

By Hyunjoo Jin and Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Sunday condemned the U.S. administration for stepping up sanctions and pressure on the nuclear-armed country, warning of a return to "exchanges of fire" and that disarming Pyongyang could be...

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 8:46am

Nations agree on global climate pact rules, but they are seen as weak

By Nina Chestney, Bate Felix and Agnieszka Barteczko KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) - Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions late on Saturday to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous...

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 8:01am

Germany plans to lower threshold for probes of foreign takeovers: Handelsblatt

BERLIN (Reuters) - Berlin plans to cut to 10 percent the threshold at which it can launch national security probes of stake purchases by non-European companies in German firms, business newspaper Handelsblatt reported on Sunday. The decision follows years...

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 7:01am

Damascus prepares for Christmas without mortar fire

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Christmas decorations are going up for the first time in years in a Damascus neighborhood that was a frontline in Syria's war until government forces wiped out the last rebel enclaves in the capital earlier this year. "Christmas...

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 6:01am

Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor family

By Sofia Menchu SAN ANTONIO DE CORTEZ, Guatemala (Reuters) - The 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl who died after being detained by U.S. border agents this month was inseparable from her father and had looked forward to being able to send money home to support her impoverished family...

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 11:01pm

Trump hails judge's ruling against Obamacare as 'great'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed a court decision against Obamacare as "a great ruling for our country," while a U.S. government official said the decision by a Texas judge would have no immediate impact on health coverage. U.S. District Judge Reed O'...

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 9:04pm

Deep in the red: Chinese county pays price for vanity-project binge

By Shu Zhang and Ryan Woo RUCHENG COUNTY, China (Reuters) - In the heart of an impoverished village in southern China, a life-sized statue of Mao Zedong...

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 8:06pm

Motiva preliminarily picked to run Curacao refinery: report

(Reuters) - Motiva Enterprises has preliminarily been chosen by the government of Curacao to operate the 335,000-barrel-per-day Isla refinery, replacing Venezuela's state-run PDVSA, local media said on Saturday. The refinery has been idle since May when a...

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 8:05pm

As Zinke departs, Trump says he will name new interior secretary next week

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has aggressively sought to roll back Obama-era environmental protections, will be leaving his post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday, the...

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 7:05pm

British minister warns Brexit is stuck as no-deal or referendum loom

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's exit from the European Union was heading for an impasse, one senior minister said on Saturday, after a week in which Prime Minister Theresa May failed to win EU assurances on her deal and pulled a vote...

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 7:04pm

Egypt unveils 'one of a kind' ancient tomb, expects more finds

By Patrick Werr SAQQARA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egypt unveiled a well-preserved 4,400-year-old tomb decorated with hieroglyphs and statues south of Cairo on Saturday, and officials expect more discoveries when archaeologists excavate the site further in coming months. The...

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 6:06pm

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint see Huawei shun clinching U.S. deal - sources

(This story corrects paragraph 8 to show Wanzhou was arrested in Canada, not China) By Diane Bartz, Liana B. Baker and Greg Roumeliotis WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp believe their foreign owners' offer to stop...

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 3:04pm

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, embassy not moving yet

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia formally recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but will not move its embassy there immediately, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday. Israel described the move as a step in the right direction...

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 3:03pm