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Death toll from bomb attacks in Somalia's capital rises to 85

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 04:37
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The death toll from two bomb attacks that tore through busy junctions in the heart of Somalia's capital Mogadishu has risen to 85, making it one of the deadliest attacks in the country since Islamist militants launched an insurgency in 2007.

Europe's migration crisis casts shadow over Austrian election

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 04:31
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election that could see 31-year-old conservative Sebastian Kurz become chancellor on a pledge to take a hard line on refugees and prevent a repeat of Europe's migration crisis.

China steps up war on poverty, though some still left behind

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 04:27
BEIJING (Reuters) - Wang Qin, 59, collects scrap at a demolished residential district on the outskirts of Beijing, working 15 hours a day and struggling on her own to pay for her granddaughter's education.

Downcast Venezuela opposition seeks blow to Maduro through ballot box

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 03:35
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's political crisis shifts from barricades to the ballot box on Sunday with gubernatorial elections that could hand the demoralized opposition a major victory against President Nicolas Maduro's government.

Syrian Islamic State fighters evacuate Raqqa city: SDF

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 03:11
AIN ISSA, SYRIA (Reuters) - A group of Islamic State fighters evacuated the Syrian city of Raqqa overnight, taking civilians with them as human shields, a militia spokesman told Reuters on Sunday.

California 'horror' fires burn on, 40 dead in one week

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 02:02
SANTA ROSA (Reuters) - Authorities hope weaker winds will help more than 10,000 firefighters battle the deadliest blazes in California history, which have killed at least 40 people and destroyed thousands of structures in one of the state's worst natural disasters in years.

California 'horror' fires kill at least 40, deadliest in state history

Top Reuters News - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 22:03
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more Californians to evacuate their homes on Saturday as the death toll from the deadliest blaze recorded in the state's history rose to at least 40, with hundreds of people still missing.

California 'horror' fires kill at least 38, deadliest in state history

Top Reuters News - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 19:43
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more Californians to evacuate their homes on Saturday as the death toll from the deadliest blaze recorded in the state's history rose to at least 38, with hundreds of people still missing.

Grim reality of NAFTA talks sets in after tough U.S. demands

Top Reuters News - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 18:29
ARLINGTON, Va. (Reuters) - Negotiators from Canada and Mexico grappled with U.S. demands to drastically alter the North American Free Trade Agreement on Saturday, as talks over renewal of the pact vilified by President Donald Trump ran through a fourth straight day.

Harvey Weinstein expelled from Academy of Motion Pictures

Top Reuters News - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 18:06
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein on Saturday, after allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over the past three decades.

Thousands flee California fires as winds fuel 'unwieldy beast'

Top Reuters News - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 16:28
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Thousands more Californians evacuated their homes on Saturday as fierce wildfires spread due to constantly shifting winds, and officials expected the official death toll of 35 to rise with hundreds of people still missing.

Iranians fear economic hardship, but united against Trump

Top Reuters News - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 15:28
ANKARA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's hardened stance towards Iran evoked a mixture of indifference and national pride among Iranians on Saturday but many were concerned about economic hardship should a multinational nuclear deal unravel.

U.S.-backed SDF to let Syrian Islamic State fighters leave Raqqa

Top Reuters News - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 15:21
AIN ISSA, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Islamic State fighters are set to abandon Raqqa in a withdrawal agreed with U.S.-backed Syrian militias that have them surrounded, a militia spokesman said on Saturday, as the jihadists' defeat in their former Syrian capital edged closer.

ECB still believes in eventual inflation, wage rise: Draghi

Top Reuters News - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 14:52
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wages and inflation in the 19-country euro zone will eventually rise but more slowly than earlier thought, requiring continued patience from policymakers, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Saturday.

Danger of war, Germany warns after Trump's move on Iran nuclear deal

Top Reuters News - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 14:18
BERLIN (Reuters) - If the United States terminates the Iran nuclear deal or reimposes sanctions on Tehran it could result in Iran developing nuclear weapons and raise the danger of war close to Europe, Germany's foreign minister said on Saturday.

France considers revoking Weinstein's Legion of Honour

Top Reuters News - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 13:55
PARIS (Reuters) - France has started the process of stripping Harvey Weinstein of his Legion of Honour, France's highest civilian distinction, after allegations of sexual harassment against the film producer, President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Saturday.

Thousands more evacuated from 'unwieldy beast' California fires

Top Reuters News - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 13:03
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Thousands more Californians evacuated their homes on Saturday as fierce wildfires spread due to constantly shifting winds, and officials expected the official death toll of 35 from the week of fires to rise with hundreds of people still missing.

German minister upsets fellow conservatives over Muslim holidays

Top Reuters News - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 09:52
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has upset fellow members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc by proposing that Germany introduce Muslim public holidays.

Spain to take control of Catalonia if gets ambiguous reply on independence

Top Reuters News - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 08:56
MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish government will take control of Catalonia if regional leader Carles Puigdemont replies ambiguously to Madrid's question about whether he has declared independence from Spain, the interior minister said on Saturday.

Gunmen attack Kenyan school, killing six children: officials

Top Reuters News - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 08:51
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Seven people, six of them children, were killed in northern Kenya on Saturday when unknown assailants attacked a school, officials said.

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