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Tanks seen heading toward Zimbabwe capital: witnesses

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:20
HARARE (Reuters) - Four tanks were seen heading toward the Zimbabwe capital Harare on Tuesday, witnesses said, a day after the head of the armed forces said he was prepared to "step in" to end a purge of supporters of ousted vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Services boost U.S. producer prices; underlying inflation firming

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 09:57
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices rose more than expected in October, driven by a surge in the cost of services, leading to the biggest annual increase in wholesale inflation in over 5-1/2 years.

Democrats to question Sessions on Russia contacts

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 09:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face a barrage of questions from Democrats in the House of Representatives on Tuesday over whether he lied about communications between President Donald Trump's election campaign and Russian representatives.

Hariri says to return to Lebanon in next two days: Twitter

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 09:47
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, Lebanon's prime minister who resigned from his post on Nov. 4, said on Monday he was fine and would return to Lebanon in the next two days.

UCLA players depart China after Trump asked for Xi's help

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 08:44
MANILA/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting were headed back to the United States on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case.

U.S. would welcome new EU sanctions on Iran: official

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 08:10
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Any move by the European Union to impose new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program and alleged involvement in Middle East conflicts would be "interesting and helpful", a U.S. administration official said on Tuesday.

Trump heads home with 'America First' ringing in Asian ears

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 07:37
MANILA (Reuters) - As Air Force One took off from Manila on Tuesday at the end of the longest trip to Asia by an American president in more than quarter of a century, at least two of the region's leaders had good reason to feel satisfied.

Iran ends quake rescue operations, hungry survivors battle cold

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 07:10
ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranian officials said there was little chance of finding more survivors from the earthquake that shook parts of western Iran on Sunday, killing at least 450 people, and rescue operations had now been called off, state television said on Tuesday.

Sandy Hook victims' families to argue case in Connecticut Supreme Court

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 07:04
HARTFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - Connecticut's highest court is set to hear arguments on Tuesday in a closely watched case brought by the families of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting against the maker of the assault rifle used by the killer.

Special Report: Lead poisoning lurks in scores of New York areas

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 06:42
NEW YORK (Reuters) - In public health circles, New York City is known for its long war on lead poisoning.

Opening statements set in conspiracy trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 06:06
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers were due to square off on Tuesday in the trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy for his role in a 2014 armed standoff that galvanized militia groups challenging U.S. government authority in the American West.

U.S., Philippines ties back on track as Trump, Duterte make up and bond

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 05:10
MANILA (Reuters) - Mutual praise, warm handshakes and even an impromptu love song at a lavish dinner suggest U.S. President Donald Trump and Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte want a fresh start after the biggest breakdown in U.S.-Philippine ties in years.

Rights groups dismiss Myanmar army's self-exoneration of atrocities

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 03:54
YANGON (Reuters) - Human rights groups poured scorn on Tuesday on a Myanmar military investigation into alleged atrocities against Rohingya Muslims, branding it a "whitewash" and calling for U.N. and independent investigators to be allowed into the country.

Trump skips East Asia summit plenary, but says trip was a success

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 03:34
MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump skipped the plenary session of a summit of East and Southeast Asian leaders in Manila on Tuesday because of scheduling delays, but he said his marathon trip to the region had been a success.

Trump asked for Xi's help in UCLA players' shoplifting case in China

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 03:26
MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case of three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting last week, and said he hoped they could come home soon.

Defecting North Korean soldier critical after escape in hail of bullets

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 03:05
SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean soldier is expected to survive critical wounds he received when his old comrades fired a hail of bullets at him as he made a defection dash to South Korea, the South's government and military said on Tuesday.

Iran ends quake rescue operations as hungry survivors battle the cold

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 02:10
ANKARA (Reuters) - Rescue operations have ended in areas of Iran hit by a powerful weekend earthquake that killed at least 450 people and injured thousands, state television reported on Tuesday, as many survivors, in need of food and water, battled the cold.

Exclusive: Kremlin tells companies to deliver good news

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 02:05
The Russian leadership has told major companies to supply it with news stories that put its stewardship of the country in a positive light, according to documents seen by Reuters.

Democrats to question Sessions on Russia meetings

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 01:03
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face a barrage of questions from Democrats in the House of Representatives on Tuesday over whether he lied about communications between President Donald Trump's election campaign and Russian representatives.

Trump asked for Xi's help in UCLA players' shoplifting case: official

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 00:20
MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case of three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting last week, said a senior White House official.

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