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UK PM May defends Brexit deal as opponents plot no-confidence vote

By Costas Pitas and Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May won the backing of the most prominent Brexiteer in her government on Friday as she fought to save a draft European Union divorce deal that has stirred up...

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 3:07pm

Darts-Players let rip in flatulence row at Grand Slam of Darts

(Reuters) - Players set more than just their arrows flying at the Grand Slam of Darts this week, with opponents rowing over who had emitted noxious smells during their match, media reported on Saturday. Twice world champion Scotsman Gary Anderson, 47, won...

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 3:00pm

CIA believes Saudi crown prince ordered journalist's killing: sources

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA believes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, complicating President Donald Trump's efforts to preserve ties with a key U....

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 2:05pm

Thousands protest in Norway against restricting abortion

By Gwladys Fouche and Lefteris Karagiannopoulos OSLO (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Norwegian cities on Saturday against restricting women's access to abortion, the subject of talks between the ruling minority coalition and a...

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 11:01am

As China-U.S. friction rises, their armies hold joint disaster drills

By John Ruwitch NANJING, China (Reuters) - Soldiers from China and the United States wrapped up a week of joint disaster relief drills on Saturday, in a display of cooperation against a backdrop of worsening ties between the two countries...

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 6:47am

U.S.-China discord dominates APEC summit in Papua New Guinea

By Tom Westbrook, Charlotte Greenfield and Philip Wen PORT MORESBY (Reuters) - The United States and China swapped barbs over trade, investment and regional security at an Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit on Saturday, as...

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 5:01am

Pence vows no end to tariffs until China bows

PORT MORESBY (Reuters) - The United States will not back down from its trade dispute with China, and might even double its tariffs, unless Beijing bows to U.S. demands, Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday. In a bluntly worded speech at an Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (...

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 5:01am

California searches for 1,000 missing in its deadliest fire

By Terray Sylvester PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) - Forensic recovery teams pressed their search for more victims in the flame-ravaged northern California town of Paradise on Friday as authorities sought clues to the fate of about 1,000 people reported missing in the state's deadliest...

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 2:47am

Trump says he 'easily' answered Russia probe questions

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday said he had "very easily" completed his written answers for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, but had not yet submitted them to Mueller's office...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 10:03pm

Abrams admits defeat in hard-fought Georgia governor race

By Andy Sullivan and Letitia Stein (Reuters) - Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams admitted defeat in her effort to become the first black female U.S. governor on Friday, but said she planned to sue the state over voting problems and "gross mismanagement" of the election....

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 10:03pm

U.S. House Republican to subpoena ex-FBI head Comey, ex-AG Lynch

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The outgoing chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee is planning to issue subpoenas compelling former FBI Director James Comey and former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to be deposed about their...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 9:03pm

Democratic candidate admits defeat in hard-fought Georgia governor's race

(Reuters) - Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said on Friday that her Republican opponent Brian Kemp would be officially declared the victor in the race, but she said her announcement was not a concession because that would...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 8:05pm

Trump says U.S. may not impose more tariffs on China

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he may not impose more tariffs on Chinese goods after Beijing sent the United States a list of measures it was willing to take to resolve trade tensions, although he added...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 8:05pm

Trump's attorney general appointment challenged at Supreme Court

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The fight over President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general has reached the U.S. Supreme Court, with lawyers in a pending gun rights case asking the justices on Friday to...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 7:51pm

Tally of missing in California's deadliest blaze surpasses 600

By Terray Sylvester PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) - A search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern California town to ashes intensified on Thursday, as authorities expanded to 630 the number of those reported missing in the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 7:51pm

Migrants in Tijuana feel squeeze from both sides of U.S. border

By Lizbeth Diaz TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Central American migrants on Mexico's northern border are coming under pressure from two sides as the Trump administration blocks asylum to anyone entering the United States illegally, while local...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 7:11pm

Supreme Court to hear census citizenship question dispute

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear oral arguments in February concerning a challenge by a group of states to the contentious decision by President Donald Trump's administration to ask people taking...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 7:11pm

North Korea tests new 'tactical' weapon, releases U.S. prisoner

By Joyce Lee and David Brunnstrom SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea's leader witnessed the test of a newly developed high-tech weapon, the country's state media reported on Friday, while Pyongyang also released a U.S. prisoner, sending conflicting signals at a time of sensitive...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 7:11pm

U.S. prepares criminal case against Wikileaks' Assange

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors are preparing to pursue a criminal case against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, escalating a long battle targeting his anti-secrecy group. According to a Thursday filing in an...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:06pm

U.N.-backed court rules Khmer Rouge leaders committed genocide

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A U.N.-backed court found two leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge guilty of genocide on Friday, almost four decades after the ultra-Maoist regime which oversaw the "Killing Fields" was overthrown. Most of the victims of the 1975-79...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:06pm