• Twin suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan's Quetta ahead of Christmas, killing eight
    on December 17, 2017 at 10:12 am

    QUETTA/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Two suicide bombers attacked a packed Catholic church in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least eight people and wounding up to 45 before one of them blew himself up and police killed the other, officials said. […]

  • Second bitcoin futures debut could lure volume to wild market
    on December 17, 2017 at 6:04 am

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin investors expect futures volumes to perk up when CME Group Inc, the world's largest derivatives exchange operator, launches its own contract to wager on the cryptocurrency on Sunday. […]

  • Soccer: Ronaldo free kick gives Real another world title
    on December 17, 2017 at 4:10 am

    ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo scored with a free kick which went through the defensive wall to break Gremio's brave resistance and give Real Madrid a 1-0 victory over the South American champions in the Club World Cup final on Saturday. […]

  • U.N. council mulls call for U.S. Jerusalem decision to be withdrawn
    on December 17, 2017 at 3:30 am

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would insist any decisions on the status of Jerusalem have no legal effect and must be rescinded after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized the city as Israel's capital. […]

  • Trump defends tax plan as 'great Christmas gifts' to middle class
    on December 17, 2017 at 3:28 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday defended a Republican tax-cut plan against Democratic charges that it favors the rich, saying it will be "one of the great Christmas gifts" for the middle class with just days to go before Congress votes. […]

  • Honduran helicopter crash kills six, including president's sister
    on December 17, 2017 at 2:57 am

    TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The sister of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and five others died when the helicopter they were traveling in crashed on Saturday, the Honduran military said. […]

  • South Africa's ANC set to elect leader to replace Zuma
    on December 17, 2017 at 2:44 am

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The African National Congress expects to announce the successor to President Jacob Zuma as party leader on Sunday when ANC delegates elect a new figurehead for the movement that has ruled South Africa since the end of apartheid. […]

  • Insight: Hoping to extend maritime reach, China lavishes aid on Pakistan town
    on December 17, 2017 at 2:34 am

    GWADAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - China is lavishing vast amounts of aid on a small Pakistani fishing town to win over locals and build a commercial deep-water port that the United States and India suspect may also one day serve the Chinese navy. […]

  • Myanmar journalists' group to don black T-shirts over arrest of Reuters' reporters
    on December 16, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    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. […]

  • Police arrest Christian priest after complaint by Hindu group
    on December 16, 2017 at 8:06 am

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Police arrested a Christian priest and were questioning members of a seminary after a hardline Hindu group accused them of trying to convert villagers to Christianity by distributing Bibles and singing carols, police said on Saturday. […]