Palestinian stabs Israeli in Jerusalem; anti-Trump protest flares in Beirut - 11 Dec 2017 at 1:56am - JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem's main bus station on Sunday, police said, and violence flared near the U.S. Embassy in Beirut over U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Hotly anticipated bitcoin futures surge 21 percent on debut - 11 Dec 2017 at 1:45am - NEW YORK/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Bitcoin futures jumped more than 20 percent in their eagerly anticipated U.S. debut, which backers hope will encourage wider use and legitimacy for the world's largest cryptocurrency even as critics warn of the risk of a bubble and price collapse.

California wildfire rages toward scenic coastal communities - 11 Dec 2017 at 12:29am - SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - A massive California wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 800 structures scorched another 56,000 acres on Sunday, making it the fifth largest such blaze in recorded state history, as it ran toward picturesque coastal cities.But fire officials said as darkness fell that with the hot, dry Santa Ana winds not as fierce as expected, crews had been successful in building some fire lines between the flames and the towns of Montecito and Carpinteria.

Uber heads to court in fight for London survival - 10 Dec 2017 at 8:13pm - LONDON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] will defend its right to operate in London in a court hearing on Monday after the app was deemed unfit to run a taxi service and stripped of its license in its most important European market.

Roy Moore campaign casts Alabama race as referendum on Trump - 10 Dec 2017 at 7:44pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The campaign of Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for U.S. senator in Alabama who has been accused of sexual misconduct, appealed on Sunday to President Donald Trump's supporters, saying a vote for Moore would be a vote for Trump's agenda.

Britain's May hails new optimism in Brexit talks after deal - 10 Dec 2017 at 7:25pm - LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will hail "a new sense of optimism" in Brexit talks on Monday, telling parliament Britain and the European Union should sign off on a deal at a summit this week "to move forwards together" to discuss future trade ties.

Exclusive: U.S. mall owner GGP rejects Brookfield Property's $14.8 billion of... - 10 Dec 2017 at 5:31pm - NEW YORK (Reuters) - GGP Inc , one of the largest owners and operators of U.S. shopping centers, has rejected a $14.8 billion buyout offer from its biggest shareholder, Brookfield Property Partners LP , people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

Iraq holds victory parade after defeating Islamic State - 10 Dec 2017 at 5:28pm - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi military parade in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone celebrated final victory over Islamic State on Sunday, with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi looking on as troops marched in formation, their bodies spelling "victory day" in Arabic.

Senator Collins says undecided on final tax bill vote - 10 Dec 2017 at 3:15pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins, whose support was crucial in passing the Senate tax reform bill earlier this month, said on Sunday she has not yet decided whether she will back the final measure negotiated by House and Senate leaders.

Haley: Women accusers should be heard, even if Trump is target - 10 Dec 2017 at 2:44pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said on Sunday that any woman who has felt violated or mistreated by a man has every right to speak up, even if she is accusing President Donald Trump.

Israeli defense chief calls for Arab boycott after protests 10 Dec 2017 at 8:27am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's defense minister called Sunday for a boycott of Arab businesses in an area where residents took part in violent protests against President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard in the volatile city in the first attack since the dramatic announcement....

Most Alabama GOP leaders say they are voting for Roy Moore 10 Dec 2017 at 8:14am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Most Republican leaders in Alabama say they plan to vote for Roy Moore on Tuesday, despite sexual misconduct allegations against the former judge that have prompted others around the country to say he should never be allowed to join the U.S. Senate....

German intelligence warns of increased Chinese cyberspying 10 Dec 2017 at 7:45am
BERLIN (AP) -- The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency warned Sunday that China is using social networks to try to cultivate sources of information among lawmakers and officials, while Chinese hackers are increasingly attacking European companies through trusted suppliers....

Early praise for 'The Last Jedi' after elaborate premiere 10 Dec 2017 at 5:03am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- There were cheers, gasps, droid photo opportunities, casino games and more than a few standing ovations at the jam-packed world premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Saturday night in Los Angeles, which many are already praising online....

Snow exits South, marches toward Northeast 9 Dec 2017 at 11:35pm
ATLANTA (AP) -- A pre-winter storm that roared through the Deep South and coated half of North Carolina and portions of Virginia in snow pushed northward on Saturday, leaving motorists to brave potentially icy roads and utility crews trying to restore heat and light to thousands....

Arab ministers demand reversal of Trump Jerusalem decision 9 Dec 2017 at 11:07pm
CAIRO (AP) -- Arab foreign ministers on Sunday demanded that the United States rescind President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, calling it a "grave" development that puts Washington on the same side as "occupation" and the violation of international law....

'Firefighting at Christmas' may become normal in California 9 Dec 2017 at 9:01pm
FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) -- A week of destructive fires in Southern California is ending but danger still looms....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump off on black homeownership, trade 9 Dec 2017 at 3:38pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In his Alabama-ish rally, President Donald Trump falsely stated that black homeownership has hit a record high under his stewardship and made the dubious claim that he set Canada's prime minister straight on the state of trade between the two countries....

Trump hails civil rights heroes; protesters pan his record 9 Dec 2017 at 3:30pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- President Donald Trump paid tribute Saturday to the leaders and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement whose sacrifices help make the United States a fairer and more just country, though protests surrounding his visit to Mississippi laid bare the stark divisions among Americans about his commitment to that legacy....

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