Monthly Archives: December 2017

At least 12 die in Costa Rica plane crash: government department

December 31, 2017 By Enrique Andres Pretel SAN JOSE (Reuters) – A plane crashed in Costa Rica on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, most of them foreign tourists, the country’s security ministry said. The crash, whose cause is not … Continue reading

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Pagano fired by Colts after six seasons in Indianapolis

December 31, 2017 (Reuters) – Chuck Pagano became the first National Football League head coach to be fired at the conclusion of the regular season on Sunday when the Indianapolis Colts announced they had parted company. The 57-year-old, who had … Continue reading

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Liverpool car park blaze destroys hundreds of vehicles on New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2017 LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – Firefighters in the northern English city of Liverpool were battling a huge fire at a car park on Sunday that destroyed hundreds of vehicles and prompted the evacuation of multiple buildings in the … Continue reading

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Winless Browns join 2008 Lions as worst NFL team, going 0-16

December 31, 2017 By Andrew Both (Reuters) – The wretched Cleveland Browns completed a season of complete futility when they lost again on Sunday, if only narrowly, which means coach Hue Jackson can go jump in the lake. After Cleveland … Continue reading

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France’s Macron vows to keep up pace of reforms

December 31, 2017 PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron vowed on Sunday to rapidly push through economic and political changes in France over the coming months and said he would seek to jolt Europe into reforming too. The televised … Continue reading

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Likud party calls for de-facto annexation of Israeli settlements

December 31, 2017 By Rami Amichay LOD, Israel (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party unanimously urged legislators in a non-binding resolution on Sunday to effectively annex Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, land that Palestinians want for … Continue reading

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As U.S. budget fight looms, Republicans flip their fiscal script

December 31, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of a conservative Republican faction in the U.S. Congress, who voted this month for a huge expansion of the national debt to pay for tax cuts, called himself a “fiscal conservative” on … Continue reading

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Italian president calls for ‘realistic’ proposals ahead of election

December 31, 2017 By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) – President Sergio Mattarella on Sunday urged political parties to make realistic proposals to tackle Italy’s problems, especially joblessness, ahead of an election in March. Although the presidency is largely ceremonial, Mattarella … Continue reading

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WhatsApp messaging service returns after global outage

December 31, 2017 (Reuters) – WhatsApp, a popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, suffered a global outage for about an hour on Sunday before the problem was fixed. “WhatsApp users around the world experienced a brief outage today that … Continue reading

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Venezuela raises minimum wage 40 percent, stoking world’s fastest inflation

December 31, 2017 By Alexandra Ulmer and Corina Pons CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a 40 percent increase to the minimum wage as of January, a move that will foment what many economists already consider hyperinflation in … Continue reading

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