Zimbabwe military says seizes power to stop 'criminals', President Mugabe safe
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's military said on Wednesday it had seized power in a targeted assault on "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe who were causing social and economic suffering, but gave assurances the 93-year-old leader and his family were "safe and sound". ...
Soldiers seize Zimbabwe state broadcaster, anti-Mugabe coup talk intensifies
HARARE (Reuters) - Soldiers deployed across the Zimbabwe capital Harare and seized the state broadcaster on Wednesday after 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party accused the head of the military of treason, prompting frenzied speculation of a coup. ...
Sessions changes statement about Trump campaign and Russia
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged on Tuesday he was aware of contact between Donald Trump's election campaign and Russian intermediaries, again modifying a previous statement about the extent of connections to Moscow. ...
Sessions says he now recalls campaign meeting where Russia discussed
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday he now recalls a meeting with then-candidate Donald Trump and aides where campaign connections to Russia were discussed, despite earlier testifying that he was unaware of any such contacts. ...
Tanks seen heading toward Zimbabwe capital: witnesses
HARARE (Reuters) - Four tanks were seen heading toward the Zimbabwe capital Harare on Tuesday, witnesses said, a day after the head of the armed forces said he was prepared to "step in" to end a purge of supporters of the vice president who was sacked last week. ...
Special Report: Lead poisoning lurks in scores of New York areas
NEW YORK (Reuters) - In public health circles, New York City is known for its long war on lead poisoning. ...
Democrats to question Sessions on Russia meetings
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face a barrage of questions from Democrats in the House of Representatives on Tuesday over whether he lied about communications between President Donald Trump's election campaign and Russian representatives. ...
Risks ahead for U.S. tax push as disputes linger, Trump returns
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans pushed ahead on Monday on a U.S. tax code overhaul as a Senate panel considered the issue, but risks lay ahead with major intraparty disputes unsettled and President Donald Trump returning soon from Asia as the debate heats up. ...
North Korean soldier who defected to South was shot by several North Korean soldiers: U.N
SEOUL (Reuters) - The North Korean soldier who defected to the South on Monday was shot by several North Korean soldiers while making his way over the inter-Korean border, the United Nations Command said on Tuesday. ...
Risks ahead for U.S. tax push as disputes linger, Trump returns
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans pushed ahead on Monday on a U.S. tax code overhaul as a Senate panel considered the issue, but risks lay ahead with major intraparty disputes unsettled and President Donald Trump returning soon from Asia as the debate heats up. ...
Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 450
ANKARA/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Thousands of homeless Iranians huddled against the cold late on Monday, a day after at least 450 people were killed in Iran's deadliest earthquake in more than a decade, state TV said. ...
GE to shrink, investors worry it will be less profitable
(Reuters) - General Electric Co will radically shrink to focus on aviation, power and healthcare, betting on sectors it thinks it can make profits in, as the most famous U.S. conglomerate tries to revive its share price after a decade and a half of stagnation. ...
GE to focus on three businesses; slashes dividend, profit outlook
(Reuters) - General Electric Co will focus on aviation, power and healthcare, radically shrinking the most famous U.S. conglomerate into a smaller company betting on industries where it has strong technology and a large customer base. ...
GE slashes quarterly dividend ahead of expected restructuring
(Reuters) - General Electric Co chopped its quarterly dividend in half on Monday, new Chief Executive John Flannery's first move in an overhaul of the conglomerate he is due to announce later in the day. ...
Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 300
BAGHDAD/ANKARA (Reuters) - More than 300 people were killed in Iran when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the country on Sunday, state media said, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area. At least six have died in Iraq as well. ...
Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at least 332
BAGHDAD/ANKARA (Reuters) - At least 332 people were killed in Iran and Iraq when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the region on Sunday, state media in the two countries said, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area. ...
Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at least 210
BAGHDAD/ANKARA (Reuters) - At least 210 people were killed in Iran and Iraq on Sunday when a powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the region, state media in the two countries said, as rescuers searched for dozens trapped under rubble. ...
Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at least 168
BAGHDAD/ANKARA (Reuters) - At least 168 people were killed in Iraq and Iran on Sunday when a powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the region, state media in the two countries said, as rescuers searched for dozens trapped under rubble. ...
Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at least 145
BAGHDAD/ANKARA (Reuters) - A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the region around the border between Iran and Iraq on Sunday, killing at least 145 people state media in the two countries said, as rescuers searched for dozens trapped under rubble. ...
Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 130
BAGHDAD/ANKARA (Reuters) - More than 120 people were killed in Iran and at least several others in Iraq on Sunday when a powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the region, state media in the two countries said, as rescuers stepped up efforts overnight to find dozens trapped under rubble. ...