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Afghanistan will never again be militant sanctuary: U.S. ambassador

By Josh Smith KABUL (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan said on Monday Washington would never allow militants to use the country as a sanctuary, as American and allied troops in Kabul commemorated the Sept....

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 1:27pm

After financial pledges, France urges Chad to hold elections

By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - France on Monday urged Chadian authorities to press ahead with parliamentary elections after securing billions of dollars in pledges from donor countries aimed at helping to revive the country's struggling economy....

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 1:26pm

Spanish Red Cross physiotherapist killed in Afghanistan

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A Spanish physiotherapist working for the Red Cross in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif was shot dead on Monday, apparently by a hospital patient, officials said. Police said two arrests had been made and an...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 1:26pm

British child sex-abuser, 102, sentenced for crimes from 1970s

LONDON (Reuters) - A 102-year-old man given a suspended sentence on Monday for sexually abusing a girl in the 1970s is thought to be the oldest person convicted of a crime in Britain, prosecutors said. Douglas Hammersley was given a two-year suspended sentence...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 1:26pm

Google challenges record EU antitrust fine in court

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google <GOOGL.O> appealed on Monday against a record 2.4-billion-euro ($2.9 billion) EU antitrust fine, with its chances of success boosted by Intel's <INTC.O> partial victory last week against another EU...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 1:00pm

Google challenges record EU antitrust fine in court

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google <GOOGL.O> appealed on Monday against a record 2.4-billion-euro ($2.9 billion) EU antitrust fine, with its chances of success boosted by Intel's <INTC.O> partial victory last week against another EU...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:26pm

Elliott squares off against KKR with Hitachi Kokusai stake

By Junko Fujita and Elzio Barreto TOKYO/HONG KONG (Reuters) - U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management Corp said on Monday it has a stake of just over 5 percent in Hitachi Kokusai Electric <6756.T>, putting pressure on a stalled takeover bid by U.S. buyout firm...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:26pm

Facebook fined 1.2 million euros by Spanish data watchdog

MADRID (Reuters) - Facebook has been fined 1.2 million euros ($1.4 million) for allegedly collecting personal information from users in Spain that could then be used for advertising, the national data protection watchdog said on Monday. The fine stemmed from...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 11:21am

Facebook fined 1.2 million euros by Spanish data watchdog

MADRID (Reuters) - Facebook has been fined 1.2 million euros ($1.4 million) for allegedly collecting personal information from users in Spain that could then be used for advertising, the national data protection watchdog said on Monday. The fine stemmed from...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 10:31am

High-speed 4G mobile internet to come into effect in Egypt this month: minister

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's telecoms operators will begin offering high-speed 4G mobile broadband services in September, the telecoms minister said on Monday. The government had sold four 4G licenses in 2016 as part of a plan to reform the telecoms sector and raise...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 6:10am

Israel's Netanyahu says will meet Trump in New York next week

(Story corrects date of Netanyahu's U.N. address in first paragraph) By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he would meet U.S. President Donald Trump later this month during a visit to New...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 4:30am

China court releases video of Taiwanese activist confessing to subversion

By Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) - A Taiwanese activist on trial in China confessed on Monday to attempting to subvert the Beijing government, according to videos of his hearing released by Chinese authorities, although his wife refused to...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 4:30am

Rohingya crisis fans communal tensions across Myanmar

By Shoon Naing and Simon Lewis YANGON/SHAMLAPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Communal tensions appeared to be rising across Myanmar on Monday after two weeks of violence in Rakhine state that have triggered an exodus of about 300,000 Rohingya Muslims, prompting...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 4:30am

U.N.'s Zeid calls for Yemen inquiry after 'minimal' effort for justice

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations has verified 5,144 civilian deaths in the war in Yemen, mainly from airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition, and an international investigation is urgently needed, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein said on Monday...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 4:29am

Gunmen kill four in sectarian attack in Pakistan

By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Gunmen in southwestern Pakistan killed four members of a Shi'ite Muslim Hazara family, including a 12-year-old boy, on Sunday, in the latest sectarian attack on the minority community, a senior police official said...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 4:27am

Thousands of homes wrecked by huge Mexican quake, death toll at 91

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A massive earthquake off southern Mexico on Thursday night that killed at least 91 people damaged tens of thousands of homes and afflicted upwards of two...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 4:22am

London stays world's top finance center despite Brexit

By John O'Donnell and Andrew MacAskill FRANKFURT/ LONDON (Reuters) - London remains the globe's most attractive financial center, extending its lead over New York despite Britain's looming departure from the European Union, a survey found on Monday...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 4:22am

Russia sends 175 de-miners to Syria's Deir al-Zor: Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is to send 175 de-mining engineers to defuse mines in Syria's Deir al-Zor, Interfax news agency quoted Russia's Defence Ministry as saying on Monday. The first detachment of 40 de-miners has already been deployed to Russia's Hmeimim air...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 3:21am

Al Shabaab storms Somali border town, kills at least 10 military

By Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Heavy fighting erupted on Monday in the Somali border town of Balad Hawo near Kenya after Al Shabaab detonated a suicide car bomb and then stormed the military base there, the spokesman of the al Qaeda-linked group told...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 3:21am

Thousands of homes wrecked by huge Mexican quake, death toll at 91

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A massive earthquake off southern Mexico on Thursday night that killed at least 91 people damaged tens of thousands of homes and afflicted upwards of two...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 3:21am