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Trump urges Alabama voters to back Roy Moore

By Jeff Mason PENSACOLA, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday voiced support for Roy Moore, the Alabama Republican Senate candidate dogged by accusations of sexual misconduct, during a rally that foreshadowed themes...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 5:21pm

Iraq holds victory parade after defeating Islamic State

By Ahmed Aboulenein BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi military parade in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone celebrated final victory over Islamic State on Sunday, with Prime Minister...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 4:13pm

Iraq holds victory parade after defeating Islamic State

By Ahmed Aboulenein BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi military parade in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone celebrated final victory over Islamic State on Sunday, with Prime Minister...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 4:12pm

Palestinian stabs Israeli in Jerusalem; anti-Trump protest flares in Beirut

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian stabbed...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 4:12pm

UK's Johnson meets Iran president as he lobbies for jailed aid worker

DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson held almost an hour of talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday after flying to Tehran to seek the release of a jailed British-Iranian aid worker. "Both spoke forthrightly...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 1:31pm

Kenya's opposition says postpones 'swearing-in' of alternative president

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition said on Sunday it had postponed plans to swear in its leader Raila Odinga as an alternative president, easing political tensions and opening a window for possible talks with the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta....

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 1:30pm

Bangladesh minister says wants to 'wipe out' Manila bank for heist role

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's finance minister said late on Saturday he wanted to "wipe out" a Philippines bank that was used to channel $81 million stolen from the Bangladeshi central bank's account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last year...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 9:20am

Israel says it has destroyed Hamas attack tunnel from Gaza

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli forces on Sunday destroyed a "significant" cross-border attack tunnel from the Gaza Strip, which the military said was being dug by the enclave's dominant Islamist group, Hamas. The...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 9:20am

Trump attends civil rights museum opening; black leaders stay away

By Jeff Mason JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump flew to Mississippi on Saturday to attend the opening of a civil rights museum, but his visit was marred by the absence of top African-American leaders who...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 9:20am

Yazidis caught in 'political football' between Baghdad, Iraqi Kurds

By Raya Jalabi SINJAR, Iraq (Reuters) - Since Iraqi forces pushed the Kurds out of the Yazidis' mountainous heartland of Sinjar in northern Iraq in October, residents are wondering what could happen to them next...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 9:20am

Palestinians to snub Pence during visit over Jerusalem move

By Mohamed Abdellah and Nidal al-Mughrabi CAIRO/GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during Pence's...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 9:20am

Bangladesh minister says wants to 'wipe out' Manila bank for heist role

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's finance minister said late on Saturday he wanted to "wipe out" a Philippines bank that was used to channel $81 million stolen from the Bangladeshi central bank's account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last year...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 9:06am

Japan, U.S., South Korea to hold missile tracking drill amid North Korea crisis

TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States, Japan and South Korea will hold two days of missile tracking drills starting on Monday, Japan's Maritime Self-Defence Force said, as tensions rise in the region over North Korea's fast-developing weapons programmes. The...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 6:10am

California firefighters make gains ahead of strong winds

By Caroline Anderson VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters across Southern California made progress on Saturday battling a slew of scattered wildfires that have killed at least one person, destroyed...

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 11:46pm

Palestinians to snub Pence during visit over Jerusalem move

By Mohamed Abdellah and Nidal al-Mughrabi CAIRO/GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during Pence's...

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 8:24pm

Aftershocks likely from September test detected from North Korea nuclear site: USGS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two minor tremors were detected on Saturday from near North Korea's nuclear test site and were probably aftershocks from the country's massive nuclear test in early September, a U.S. Geological Survey official said. The aftershocks, of...

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 6:08pm

UK's Johnson in Iran talks to lobby for jailed aid worker

DUBAI (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson flew to Tehran on Saturday to seek the release of a jailed British-Iranian aid worker. The Foreign Office said...

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 3:28pm

Peru's Kuczynski acknowledges having advised Odebrecht project

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski acknowledged that he worked as a financial adviser for an irrigation project owned by the Brazilian builder Odebrecht [ODBES.UL] on Saturday, contradicting his previous denials of having any links to the company...

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 3:18pm

Iraq declares final victory over Islamic State

By Maher Chmaytelli and Ahmed Aboulenein BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared final victory over Islamic State on Saturday after Iraqi forces drove its last remnants from the country, three years after the militant group...

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 3:07pm

Phones for urns: Hong Kong turns to virtual reality to honor ancestors

(Corrects surname to Yuen from Yau from paragraph 3 in story published on Nov 21) HONG KONG (Reuters) - A lack of space for cemeteries in crowded Hong Kong clashes with the age-old Chinese tradition of reverence for one’s ancestors...

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 6:41am