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In Thanksgiving message, Trump hails military gains and 'big, beautiful, fat tax cuts'

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:38:32 -0500

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump gave a bullish Thanksgiving address to troops overseas on Thursday, hailing progress in Afghanistan and against ISIS, and telling them they were fighting for "something real," including a stock market at record highs and his promised “big, beautiful fat tax cuts.”(image)

South African appeals court more than doubles Pistorius sentence

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:53:21 -0500

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Supreme Court more than doubled Oscar Pistorius' murder sentence on Friday after the state argued the original jail term of six years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was "shockingly lenient".(image)

Mnangagwa the 'Crocodile' sworn in as Zimbabwe president

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:00:24 -0500

HARARE (Reuters) - Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in on Friday as president of Zimbabwe in front of thousands of cheering supporters at Harare's national stadium, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe.(image)

North Korea replaces soldiers, South Korea awards medals after defector's border dash

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 03:41:12 -0500

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier defected last week, while South Korean and U.S. soldiers have been decorated for their role in the defector's rescue.(image)

Flynn's lawyers cut talks with Trump team, signaling Mueller cooperation: NY Times

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:03:11 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, have told Trump's legal team they can no longer discuss a probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, indicating Flynn may be cooperating with the investigation, the New York Times reported on Thursday.(image)

Houston-area woman charged with mailing explosives to Obama, Texas governor

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:05:08 -0500

(Reuters) - A Houston-area woman has been charged with mailing booby-trapped packages designed to explode to former U.S. President Barack Obama, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and a federal office in Maryland.(image)

Uber told SoftBank about data breach before telling public

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:36:41 -0500

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc said on Thursday that it discussed a massive data breach with potential investor SoftBank Group Corp ahead of going public with details of the incident on Tuesday.(image)

Lebanon's Jumblatt criticizes Saudi over Hariri

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:36:17 -0500

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Top Lebanese Druze politician Walid Jumblatt on Friday criticized the way Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri had been treated by "some Saudi circles", the first time he has appeared to direct blame at Riyadh over Hariri's resignation this month.(image)

U.S. online sales surge, shoppers throng stores on Thanksgiving evening

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 04:00:54 -0500

(Reuters) - U.S. shoppers had splurged more than $1.52 billion online by Thanksgiving evening, and more bargain hunters turned up at stores this year after two weak holiday seasons as retailers opened their doors early on the eve of Black Friday.(image)

China kindergarten sex abuse and "needlemarks" claims prompt police probe

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:21:59 -0500

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese police are investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at a Beijing kindergarten, the latest case in a booming childcare industry to spark outrage among parents.(image)