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Special Report: At a hotel near you - Cadavers in the banquet room

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:09:41 -0500

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida (Reuters) - Just outside the operating theater, the organizers of a medical conference wore Minnie Mouse ears.(image)

Final Republican tax bill slashes U.S. corporate rate, voting next week

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:41:13 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans on Friday unveiled the final version of their dramatic U.S. tax overhaul - debt-financed cuts for businesses, the wealthy and some middle-class Americans - and picked up crucial support from two wavering senators ahead of planned votes by lawmakers early next week.(image)

Myanmar journalists' group to don black T-shirts over arrest of Reuters' reporters

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 09:56:53 -0500

YANGON (Reuters) - A group of Myanmar journalists said they would begin wearing black T-shirts on Saturday in protest at the detention of two Reuters reporters accused of violating the country's Official Secrets Act, as pressure builds on Myanmar to release the pair.(image)

P&G appoints Peltz to board despite losing proxy battle

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 05:38:11 -0500

(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co said it appointed Nelson Peltz to its board despite the activist investor narrowly losing a months-long proxy fight, the biggest ever involving a U.S. company.(image)

Canadian police probe mysterious deaths of billionaire pharma couple

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:37:12 -0500

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police are investigating the mysterious deaths of pharmaceuticals billionaire Barry Sherman, founder of Apotex Inc, and his wife Honey, whose bodies were found in their Toronto mansion on Friday.(image)

California wildfire rages as third largest recorded in state

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 09:33:23 -0500

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A raging California wildfire on Saturday became the state's third largest blaze on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly fire's growth.(image)

Wounded North Korean defector transferred to South Korean military hospital

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:15:07 -0500

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean soldier who suffered critical gunshot wounds during a defection dash across the border to South Korea has been transferred to a military hospital, a South Korean intelligence official said on Saturday.(image)

Ramaphosa, Dlamini-Zuma in tight race to lead South Africa's ruling ANC

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 09:38:07 -0500

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa's only ruler since the end of apartheid, votes this weekend in a race too close to call to replace Jacob Zuma as party leader with the winner also likely to become the next president.(image)

Venezuela talks to resume in January after government, opposition fail to reach deal

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 03:55:43 -0500

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's government and opposition leaders will hold a new round of talks in January after failing on Friday to reach an agreement to ease a deep political and economic crisis in the troubled OPEC country.(image)

Peru's Congress prepares to oust President Kuczynski

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 04:20:48 -0500

LIMA (Reuters) - President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's chances of surviving the political crisis gripping Peru faded on Friday after Congress passed a motion to start "presidential vacancy" procedures with enough votes to unseat him within a week.(image)