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Defying Trump, U.S. Senate rebukes Saudi Arabia over Yemen war
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate backed a resolution on Thursday to end U.S. military support for the Saudi Arabian-led war in Yemen, defying President Donald Trump with a historic vote that underscored lawmakers’ anger over the murder of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Accused Russian agent Butina pleads guilty in U.S. to conspiracy
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian woman pleaded guilty in a U.S. court on Thursday to a single conspiracy charge in a deal with prosecutors and admitted to working with a top Russian official to infiltrate a powerful gun rights group and make inroads with American conservative activists and the Republican Party as an agent for Moscow.
Wave of bomb threats emailed across U.S., but none credible
MILWAUKEE/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A rash of bomb threats were circulated via email on Thursday targeting dozens of businesses and public buildings across the United States, but the credibility of those threats could not immediately be ascertained, law enforcement officials said.
Trump says GM shift to electric vehicles is 'not going to work'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday said General Motors Co’s (GM.N) decision to shift much of its focus to electric vehicles will not succeed, and he asserted a new trade deal will make it harder for the company to move work to other countries.
Qualcomm to file suits in Chinese courts to ban iPhone XS, XR sales
Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) is asking courts in China to ban sales of Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) latest iPhone models XS and XR after winning a preliminary injunction against older models, the company confirmed on Thursday.
Rolling Stones' Keith Richards (almost) quits drinking
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Keith Richards, the hard-partying lead guitarist of the Rolling Stones, has quit drinking - almost - saying he “just got fed up with it.”
Janet Jackson gets Rock Hall of Fame place on Brit-heavy list
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Janet Jackson finally won her place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday when the pop singer was named as one of seven music acts to be getting a place in music history.
Nadal to join Federer in 2019 Laver Cup
Spaniard Rafael Nadal will team up with perennial rival Roger Federer for the third edition of the Laver Cup in Geneva next year.
Journeyman Johnson charged with reviving Redskins at Jacksonville
While the Washington Redskins maintain playoff hopes despite a month-long stumble, the Jacksonville Jaguars are left hoping to salvage something out of a season far below expectations.
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
CHINA-ANNIVERSARY/REFORM-WORKERS (PIX) (TV)
INSIGHT - The price of progress in China: ‘We traded our lives for development’
China has shifted the way it measures development from growth-at-all-costs to a view that takes into consideration things like pollution and social stability. But as it marks another milestone in “Reform and Opening," the specter of the old model remains in the 6 million who have died or suffer from silicosis after working on construction sites without proper safety equipment.
14 Dec 06:00 ET, 11:00 GMT
Reuters on Chile-Peru border as Chile refuses to sign UN migration pact amid spiraling migrant numbers
This week Chile refused to sign a UN migration pact aimed at streamlining a global response to the phenomenon, saying migration was "not a human right". Reuters travelled to Arica, Chile's border with Peru, where police are struggling to contain a daily influx of migrants who are in many cases aided by people traffickers, as the center-right government in Santiago introduces new norms in a bid to manage a foreign-born population that has ballooned in recent years.
ZIMBABWE-POLITICS/ (PIX) (TV)
Mnangagwa officially opens ruling ZANU-PF party annual conference
President Emmerson Mnangagwa leads his ruling ZANU-PF at an annual party conference taking stock of a year in which he won a disputed presidential vote but faces pressure over an economy grappling with unemployment and severe shortages of U.S. dollars.
KOSOVO-ARMY/ (PIX) (TV)
Kosovo parliament votes on the formation of national army
Kosovo parliament votes on whether to form national army despite objections from Serbia and concerns expressed by NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg who said the move was "ill-timed."
14 Dec 08:00 ET, 13:00 GMT
SOMALIA-POLITICS/ (PIX) (TV)
Monitoring reactions to the arrest of ex-militant running for regional presidency
On Thursday, Somalia arrested a former Islamist militant vying for a regional presidency, sparking clashes between his supporters and security forces and risking an escalation in a power struggle between central government and regions where militants are present following a long civil war.
SOMALIA-ERITREA/ (PIX) (TV)
Visiting Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki holds news conference
CONFLICTS / WAR / PEACE
Palestinians continue protests along the border with Israel
Palestinians continued their weekly protests to demand an end to Israeli blockade and the right of return to land from which they fled or were forced to flee in 1948 during Israel's founding.
CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE
Death Penalty Information Center releases annual report
The Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) will release its annual report, “The Death Penalty in 2018: Year End Report,” on Friday morning, December 14.
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
Costco Wholesale Corp Q1 Earnings
The warehouse club operator is expected to report a rise in first-quarter sales and profit, boosted by an increase in membership fees and strong e-commerce sales. The company's profit margin for the latest quarter will be in focus as the members-only grocer faces stiff competition and as a result has aggressively cut prices.
13 Dec 21:15 ET, 02:15 GMT
ANALYSIS - Smog and a hard place: China regions caught between economic woes and pollution war
Amid a slowing economy and a slew of mixed signals from the environment ministry, China's embattled local governments are facing a dilemma: do they go all out to curb smog this winter, or do their best to keep factories humming?
14 Dec 23:00 ET, 04:00 GMT
Global Economy Weekahead
A weekly look at key economic events for the global economy in the coming seven days.
India's top court decides on French fighter jet petition
India's Supreme Court to decide on a petition seeking a special inquiry into a fighter jet deal with France's Dassault worth billions of dollars.
WPI inflation data for November
India will release monthly WPI inflation data on Dec 14, around 12.00 noon. (India Local Times)
14 Dec 06:30 ET, 11:30 GMT
SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY
HEALTH-CANCER/CUBA-SCORPION (PIX) (TV)
Cuba's unique medicine: scorpion venom
Cuba has a unique solution to many ailments - scorpion venom. We speak to the company that produces and exports homeopathic medicine from scorpion venom as well as to a farmer who swears by regularly provoking a pet scorpion to sting him in order to sooth his rheumatism.
ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT
THAILAND-ELEPHANT/MUSIC (PIX) (TV)
Classical piano music soothes elephants at a Thai sanctuary
British volunteer plays piano for sick, abused, retired, and rescued elephants at a sanctuary along the Thailand-Myanmar border.
UKRAINE-CHURCH/ (PIX) (TV)
In split with Russia, Ukrainian Orthodox priests set to establish new Church
Last week, four officers from Ukraine's security services and police raided a cathedral in the town of Korosten, suspecting its clergy of spreading hate speech. The move has raised hackles just as Ukraine is on the cusp of setting up a new independent church.
14 Dec 07:00 ET, 12:00 GMT
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