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Bitcoin rises above $10,000, strategist sees new high by July

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin rose above $10,000 on Thursday for the first time in more than two weeks, as investors bought back the digital currency after having fallen 70 percent from its all-time peak hit in mid-December...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 3:47pm

UK blames Russia for cyber attack, Moscow decries Western campaign

By Sarah Young and Denis Pinchuk LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Britain blamed Russia on Thursday for a cyber-attack last year, publicly pointing the finger at Moscow for spreading a virus which swept across Europe and beyond, hitting companies and other users...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 1:58pm

U.S. producer prices rise in January; industrial output falls

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices accelerated in January, boosted by strong gains in the cost of gasoline and healthcare, offering more evidence that inflation pressures were building up. While other data on Thursday...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 1:58pm

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' to face U.S trial in September

By Brendan Pierson (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Thursday set a Sep. 5 trial date for Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" who is jailed in the United States on drug trafficking and conspiracy charges...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 1:56pm

Republican lawmaker clashes with Sessions over sentencing reform bill

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican lawmaker on the powerful U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee accused President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday of meddling with efforts to pass bipartisan legislation to reduce prison...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 1:56pm

UK blames Russia for cyber attack, Moscow decries Western campaign

By Sarah Young and Denis Pinchuk LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Britain blamed Russia on Thursday for a cyber-attack last year, publicly pointing the finger at Moscow for spreading a virus which swept across Europe and beyond, hitting companies and other users...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 1:46pm

Moon's chief of staff takes center stage in inter-Korean detente

By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - In 1989, a 22-year-old South Korean student caused an uproar when she sneaked into North Korea and was filmed advocating for unification and meeting then leader Kim Il Sung. The unauthorized visit...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:43am

UK blames Russia for cyber attack, says won't tolerate disruption

LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Britain blamed Russia on Thursday for a cyber-attack last year, publicly pointing the finger at Moscow for spreading a virus which disrupted companies across Europe including UK-based Reckitt Benckiser <RB.L>. Russia denied...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:43am

South Africa starts walk back to post-Zuma rehabilitation

By Wendell Roelf CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Cyril Ramaphosa is to be confirmed as South Africa's president in a parliamentary vote on Thursday after scandal-ridden Jacob Zuma reluctantly resigned on orders from the ruling African National Congress...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:43am

U.S. Secretary of State kept waiting at Lebanese palace

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese presidency denied that U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had been kept waiting ahead of a meeting with President Michel Aoun on Thursday at the presidential palace, where he sat for several minutes before his Lebanese counterpart...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:43am

Kenyan court revokes deportation of opposition-linked lawyer

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan court on Thursday revoked the deportation of a lawyer who "swore in" opposition leader Raila Odinga as the country's "president" in a direct challenge to the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta, local television station Citizen reported...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:43am

Prominent Egyptian Islamist critic arrested ahead of March vote

By Amina Ismail CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces detained a former Islamist presidential candidate on Wednesday for alleged contacts with the banned Muslim Brotherhood, the state news agency MENA said, the latest opposition figure to be rounded up...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:43am

Turkey tells U.S. YPG should be removed from SDF: minister

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's defense minister said on Thursday he had told his U.S. counterpart, Jim Mattis, that the Syrian Kurdish YPG should be removed from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the militia that Washington is backing in the fight against Islamic State...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:43am

Italy's Berlusconi takes credit for ending the Cold War

ROME (Reuters) - Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has made many claims in the course of Italy's rough-and-tumble election campaign, and on Thursday he added another: he was the key architect behind the end of the Cold War. "When I was in government in...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:43am

Russian opposition leader Navalny says access to his website being blocked

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Opposition leader Alexei Navalny said on Thursday that Internet providers in Russia had started blocking access to his website on the orders of the country's communications watchdog. Navalny said on social media that Roscomnadzor, the...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:43am

Greece says won't tolerate challenge to its rights after Turkish collision

ATHENS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday Greece would not tolerate any challenge to its territorial integrity, days after Turkish and Greek coastguard vessels collided close to disputed islets in the Aegean Sea. "Our message, now,...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:43am

Shunned by family, Oxfam ex-director bemoans 'lies': paper

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The former Oxfam director at the heart of a sex abuse scandal has told a newspaper in his native Belgium that he did not deny all the allegations made against him but complained of "many lies and exaggerations". In his first public...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:43am

Australia PM bans sex between ministers and staff after deputy's 'shocking' affair

By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday banned sex between ministers and staff and rounded on his deputy for a "shocking error of judgment" by having an affair with a press secretary....

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:43am

U.S. defense chief says talks with Turkey on Syria 'open and honest'

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that the United States and Turkey, NATO allies, would press on with their collaboration over Syria despite their areas of difference. "I believe we are finding common ground and there...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:43am

South Africa starts walk back to post-Zuma rehabilitation

By Wendell Roelf CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Cyril Ramaphosa is to be confirmed as South Africa's president in a parliamentary vote on Thursday after scandal-ridden Jacob Zuma reluctantly resigned on orders from the ruling African National Congress...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:42am