After Trump walks away, U.S. cities seek voice in migration talks
WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a dozen U.S. cities have requested a role in global talks on responding to ever-larger waves of people on the move, days after U.S. President Donald Trump exited the process.
Trump to make final tax push as Republican negotiators near deal
WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will make a final push on Wednesday to shepherd a Republican tax overhaul over the finish line, hosting congressional negotiators for lunch before delivering a speech in which he will make his closing arguments for the legislation.
Germany's SPD plays hard-to-get before first talks with Merkel
BERLIN, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats said on Wednesday they would share power with Angela Merkel's conservatives only if ordinary voters get a fairer deal, seeking to reassure party skeptics hours before highly-sensitive talks between the two camps.
Iran calls on Muslim nations to step up efforts against Trump's Jerusalem decision
ISTANBUL, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday all Muslim nations should work together to defend the rights of Palestinians against Donald Trump's decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
FEATURE -Out of the shadows: New York immigrants fear raids as city retains ID card records
NEW YORK, Dec 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - (Editor's note: strong language in 46th graf) On the morning of Nov. 9, 2016, Bianey Garcia walked to her office in Queens, New York, numb from shock and reeling from the night before.
British city of Sheffield gives Uber a welcome boost
LONDON (Reuters) - The northern English city of Sheffield has lifted a suspension on Uber's operating license after it provided satisfactory answers to questions about the taxi app's management, in a boost to the firm's British operations.
UPDATE 2-British city of Sheffield gives Uber a welcome boost
LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - The northern English city of Sheffield has lifted a suspension on Uber's operating license after it provided satisfactory answers to questions about the taxi app's management, in a boost to the firm's British operations.
ANALYSIS-India's digital ID sparks debate over human right to personal data
MUMBAI, Dec 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Parash, an HIV-positive man, went to a government hospital in Delhi a few months ago to get his medication, he was turned away.
UPDATE 1-UK's May faces parliamentary showdown with Brexit rebels
LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's control of the Brexit process will undergo its stiffest parliamentary test yet on Wednesday, when she faces a showdown with rebels in her party over the laws that will take Britain out of the European Union.
France's Macron to attend Russia investor forum in 2018: RIA
MOSCOW (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron will be a guest of honor at an economic forum to be held in Russia's second-largest city St. Petersburg next year, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday, the RIA news agency reported.
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