Zimbabwe's ruling party set to sack Mugabe, sources say

HARARE (Reuters) - The leaders of Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party will meet on Sunday to approve the dismissal of President Robert Mugabe, the only leader the southern African nation has known since independence 37 years ago, two party sources have said.

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Posted on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:49:25 -0500

Trump adds five conservatives to list of possible Supreme Court picks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move certain to please conservatives, President Donald Trump on Friday added five names to his list of candidates for a prospective U.S. Supreme Court vacancy as he presses ahead with a campaign to move the federal judiciary to the right.

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Posted on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:14:04 -0500

Pentagon discloses data on sexual assault reports on military bases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Friday disclosed for the first time base-by-base data on sexual assault reports, showing a higher number of reports at big military installations like Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia as well as overseas hubs like South Korea.

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Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:54:34 -0500

Buyers circle suddenly attractive U.S. media companies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All of a sudden, it seems, everybody wants to own a U.S. media company.

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Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:42:49 -0500

'No fireworks' at NAFTA talks, but few signs of progress

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Negotiations in Mexico to update NAFTA have not made much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact, but the current round of talks are progressing with civility, some participants said on Saturday.

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Posted on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:45:57 -0500

Exclusive: Qualcomm set to win conditional Japanese antitrust okay for NXP deal - source

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm is set to win “imminent” Japanese antitrust clearance for its $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors and gain Europe’s approval by the end of the year with slight tweaks to its concessions, a person familiar with the matter said.

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Posted on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:09:00 -0500

After Macron meeting, Hariri says will clarify position in Lebanon

PARIS (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon's prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said on Saturday he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week.

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Posted on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:24:57 -0500

Syria toxic gas inquiry to end after Russia again blocks U.N. renewal

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - An international investigation into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria will end on Friday after Russia blocked for the third time in a month attempts at the United Nations to renew the inquiry, which Moscow has slammed as flawed.

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Posted on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:15:10 -0500

Governments keep global climate deal on track despite U.S. pullout

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Almost 200 nations kept a 2015 global agreement to tackle climate change on track on Saturday after marathon talks overshadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out.

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Posted on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:35:03 -0500

Special Report: Ivanka Trump and the fugitive from Panama

By Ned Parker, Stephen Grey, Stefanie Eschenbacher, Roman Anin, Brad Brooks and Christine Murray

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Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:22:36 -0500