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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

EU tells Facebook, Google and Twitter to 'do more' for users

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's justice commissioner told Facebook <FB.O>, Twitter <TWTR.N> and Google <GOOGL.O> on Thursday to do more to bring their user terms in line with EU law, saying proposals submitted by the tech giants were considered...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:42am

Nokia starts review of digital health business

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish network gear maker Nokia has started a strategic review of its digital health business and announced more than 400 job cuts in its home country. Digital health, part of Nokia Technologies unit, is one of the areas where the...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:41am

EU tells Facebook, Google and Twitter to 'do more' for users

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's justice commissioner told Facebook <FB.O>, Twitter <TWTR.N> and Google <GOOGL.O> on Thursday to do more to bring their user terms in line with EU law, saying proposals submitted by the tech giants were considered...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:41am

Austrian defense minister says will re-assess decision on Eurofighter program

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's new government will re-assess the previous administration's decision to end the country's Eurofighter jet program early, Defense Minister Mario Kunasek said on Thursday. Kunasek, a member of the far-right Freedom Party, presented...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:33am

Qualcomm meets Broadcom to discuss $121 billion acquisition offer

By Greg Roumeliotis (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc said on Wednesday it met with Broadcom Ltd earlier in the day to discuss the latter's revised $121 billion bid, the first time the chipmakers have discussed what would be the technology sector's largest ever...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:32am

Ex-student arrested after 17 shot dead at Florida high school

By Bernie Woodall PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old gunman returning to a Florida high school where he had once been expelled opened fire with an assault rifle on Wednesday, killing 17 people and wounding...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:32am

Qualcomm meets Broadcom to discuss $121 billion acquisition offer

By Greg Roumeliotis (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc said on Wednesday it met with Broadcom Ltd earlier in the day to discuss the latter's revised $121 billion bid, the first time the chipmakers have discussed what would be the technology sector's largest ever...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:21am

Esports get a cool reception at Winter Games

(This story corrects country Esports player represented in tournament in 12th paragraph in February 13 story.) By Liana B. Baker and Rory Carroll GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Esports have descended on the Olympics, bringing...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 5:11am

Coincheck hit by lawsuit as investors seek restart of cryptocurrency withdrawals

By Thomas Wilson TOKYO (Reuters) - Cryptocurrency investors launched a lawsuit against Coincheck Inc on Thursday, seeking to force the Tokyo-based exchange to allow them to withdraw assets worth $183,000 frozen after last month's $530 million heist...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 3:56am

More than 10,000 Afghan civilians killed or wounded last year, U.N. says

KABUL (Reuters) - More than 10,000 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in violence last year, the United Nations said on Thursday, with militant bombings the main cause while air strikes by U.S. and government forces inflicted a rising toll. U.S....

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 3:40am