• South Africa's ANC votes to elect successor for party leader Zuma
    on December 18, 2017 at 4:47 am

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Battle lines were drawn on Monday for South Africa's ANC as voting began to elect a new leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma as head of a party that has ruled since the end of apartheid but faced scandals and corruption allegations. […]

  • BJP in tough election fight in Gujarat, vote count shows
    on December 18, 2017 at 4:14 am

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was in a close fight with the main opposition in an election in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state on Monday, trends from the early vote count showed. […]

  • Trump says not considering firing U.S. special counsel Mueller
    on December 18, 2017 at 4:02 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, when asked on Sunday if he was considering firing U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, told reporters, "No. I'm not." […]

  • U.S. helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg - U.S., Russia say
    on December 18, 2017 at 4:01 am

    MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States provided intelligence to Russia that helped thwart a potentially deadly bomb attack in St. Petersburg, U.S. and Russian officials said on Sunday, in a rare public show of cooperation despite deep strains between the two countries. […]

  • Cricket: Rain leakage on WACA pitch throws final day into doubt
    on December 18, 2017 at 3:17 am

    PERTH (Reuters) - The start of the final day's play in the third Ashes test between Australia and England has been delayed after rainwater leaked onto the WACA pitch following heavy overnight showers, raising fears that the match could be abandoned. […]

  • U.N.'s Zeid toughens warning of 'genocide' in Myanmar
    on December 18, 2017 at 3:13 am

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The top U.N. human rights official has said he would not be surprised if a court one day ruled that acts of genocide had been committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, according to a television interview to be shown on Monday. […]

  • East Libyan commander Haftar says U.N.-backed government obsolete, hints may run in elections
    on December 18, 2017 at 3:10 am

    BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar, whose forces control parts of the country, said on Sunday the U.N.-backed government was obsolete and he would listen to the will of the people, a firm hint he may run in elections expected next year. […]

  • UK's May to pitch status quo Brexit transition to parliament
    on December 18, 2017 at 3:08 am

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will pitch her plan for a Brexit transition period with unchanged access to European Union markets when she briefs lawmakers on Monday about her latest negotiating trip to Brussels. […]

  • 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' opens with galactic $450 million box office
    on December 18, 2017 at 3:03 am

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" burst into theaters with a staggering $450 million in global ticket sales in its opening weekend, confirming that the celebrated space adventure franchise remained a powerful force at the box office. […]

  • Explainer: Myanmar wields colonial-era law against Reuters journalists
    on December 17, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    (Reuters) - Myanmar has accused Reuters reporters Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, of breaching the country's Official Secrets Act, a little-used hangover from colonial rule. Sam Zarifi, secretary general of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), said the law can ensnare working journalists "at any time". […]