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Russians want to compete at Olympics, even as neutrals, says official

Top Reuters News - 5 hours 48 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Most Russian athletes want to go to next year's Winter Olympic Games even though they would have to compete as neutrals, an official of the country's Olympic committee said on Monday.

Hotly anticipated bitcoin futures surge 21 percent on debut

Top Reuters News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 23:55
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.

Bitcoin futures surge past $17,000 on launch day

Top Reuters News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 21:42
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The front-month bitcoin futures contract on the Chicago-based CBOE Futures Exchange surged past $17,000 on Monday, the first day of trading.

Uber heads to court in fight for London survival

Top Reuters News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 20:13
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.

Britain's May hails new optimism in Brexit talks after deal

Top Reuters News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 19:25
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.

Bitcoin futures start trading on CBOE exchange

Top Reuters News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 18:55
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The newest way to bet on bitcoin arrived on Sunday, with futures of the cryptocurrency that has taken Wall Street by storm starting trading for the first time.

California wildfire rages toward scenic coastal communities

Top Reuters News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 18:30
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - A raging wildfire pushed toward a string of California coastal cities on Sunday, prompting new evacuations as crews fought to save homes in the face of gusty winds that have fueled blazes across the state for nearly a week.

Exclusive: U.S. mall owner GGP rejects Brookfield Property's $14.8 billion offer - sources

Top Reuters News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 17:31
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.

Roy Moore campaign casts Alabama race as referendum on Trump

Top Reuters News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 16:41
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.

Senator Collins says undecided on final tax bill vote

Top Reuters News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 15:15
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.

Iraq holds victory parade after defeating Islamic State

Top Reuters News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 14:59
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.

New evacuations ordered as winds reinvigorate California wildfire

Top Reuters News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 14:57
VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - California's largest wildfire pushed toward prosperous coastal cities on Sunday, prompting a new wave of evacuations as firefighters struggled to curb its destructive power with the gusty winds that have fueled fires for nearly a week.

Exclusive: Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunization program

Top Reuters News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 12:53
MANILA (Reuters) - As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunize one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's "expertise" in research.

New evacuations ordered as California wildfires rage on

Top Reuters News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 11:38
VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - The largest California wildfire advanced on coastal towns near Santa Barbara on Sunday, stoked by the gusty winds and dry conditions that have fueled destructive blazes across the state's southern region.

Haley: Women accusers should be heard, even if Trump is target

Top Reuters News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 10:19
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Sunday she believes any woman who has felt violated or mistreated by a man has every right to speak up, even if it is President Donald Trump they are accusing.

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

Top Reuters News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 10:06
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.

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

Top Reuters News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 07:45
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.

Anti-Trump protests wane in Jerusalem, West Bank; flare in Beirut

Top Reuters News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 07:37
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian protests waned in the occupied West Bank and in the Gaza Strip on Sunday while violence flared near the U.S. embassy in Beirut over U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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

Top Reuters News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 07:18
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.

Democrats eye gains in Pennsylvania trial on 'goofy' gerrymandering

Top Reuters News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 07:13
LOWER MERION, Pa. (Reuters) - In Pennsylvania state Senator Daylin Leach's bid to win a seat vital to the Democratic Party's chances in 2018 elections of taking control of the U.S. Congress, his opponents may not be his biggest obstacle.

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