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

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:43:29 -0500

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.(image)

Bitcoin futures surge past $17,000 on launch day

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:42:01 -0500

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.(image)

Roy Moore campaign casts Alabama race as referendum on Trump

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:44:18 -0500

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.(image)

California wildfire rages toward scenic coastal communities

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:56:30 -0500

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.(image)

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

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:31:46 -0500

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.(image)

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

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:44:35 -0500

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.(image)

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

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:25:16 -0500

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.(image)

Senator Collins says undecided on final tax bill vote

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:15:20 -0500

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.(image)

Uber heads to court in fight for London survival

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:13:34 -0500

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.(image)

Iraq holds victory parade after defeating Islamic State

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:28:06 -0500

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.(image)