Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:28:07 -0500WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Time Magazine has named U.S. President-elect Donald Trump Person of the Year, citing the upheaval in American politics brought about by the election campaign and victory of the New York businessman.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:36:26 -0500BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - In the early days of the assault on Islamic State in Mosul, Iran successfully pressed Iraq to change its battle plan and seal off the city, an intervention which has since shaped the tortuous course of the conflict, sources briefed on the plan say.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:17:36 -0500WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump said companies should welcome his actions because they will prosper under his administration, the U.S. President-elect told NBC on Wednesday, one day after Boeing Co's shares took a hit when he used Twitter to criticize one of its high-profile projects.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:27:41 -0500PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - A plane carrying about 40 people crashed on the slope of a mountain in northern Pakistan on Wednesday, with witnesses on the crash site saying there were unlikely to be any survivors.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:12:33 -0500CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio lawmakers approved a bill that bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks after conception, clearing the way for one of the most stringent abortion restrictions in the United States if it becomes law.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:59:16 -0500SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil major BP is shipping almost three million barrels of U.S. crude to customers across Asia, pioneering a lengthy and complex operation likely to become more popular after OPEC last week announced deep production cuts.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:02:18 -0500BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels in besieged eastern Aleppo called on Wednesday for an immediate five-day ceasefire and the evacuation of civilians and wounded, but gave no indication they were ready to withdraw as demanded by Damascus and Moscow.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:23:41 -0500BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as the next U.S. ambassador to China, the world's second-largest economy, a transition official said on Wednesday.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:40:24 -0500ROME (Reuters) - The Italian parliament on Wednesday gave its final approval to the government's 2017 budget, which has irked the European Union, paving the way for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to hand in his resignation.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:18:45 -0500LOS ANGELES/HONOLULU (Reuters) - It has been 75 years, but U.S. Navy veteran James Leavelle can still recall watching with horror as Japanese warplanes rained bombs down on his fellow sailors in the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor that brought the United States into World War Two.