Bitcoin futures suggest breakneck rise in price to slow

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Newly launched bitcoin futures on Monday suggested that traders expect the cryptocurrency’s blistering price gains to slow in the coming...

‘Shape of Water’ leads Globes nominees; risk-takers rewarded

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood’s long awards season began to take shape on Monday with Golden Globe nominations that rewarded risk-taking and shone a...

‘Amateur’ bomber targets New York commuters; suspect held

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi man with a homemade bomb strapped to his body set off an explosion at a New York commuter...

Saudi Arabia lifts cinema ban, directors and movie chains rejoice

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia lifted a 35-year-old ban on cinemas on Monday, prompting celebrations from film fans, directors and movie chains eyeing the...

Putin, in Syria, says mission accomplished, orders partial Russian pull-out

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin flew into Syria and ordered “a significant part” of Moscow’s military contingent there to start withdrawing on Monday,...

India imposes restrictions on condom ads on television

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India imposed restrictions on Monday on advertising condoms on television, saying ads would only be allowed late at night as...

Sex assault case against airline passenger for allegedly molesting Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Police have filed a sexual assault case against an airline passenger after 17-year-old Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim said the male passenger...

Rahul Gandhi takes helm of Congress party to challenge Modi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s main opposition Congress party on Monday elevated Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the country’s most fabled political dynasty, as...

Russia urges India to line up behind China’s Belt and Road initiative

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Russia threw its weight behind China’s massive Belt and Road plan to build trade and transport links across Asia and...

From Covfefe to Hollyweed: Weird news grabs headlines in 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s Oval Office style dominated U.S. headlines in 2017, but readers were particularly perplexed by his use...

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