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December 6, 2018 6:37 AM UAE says Gulf Arab bloc still strong despite Qatar row

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates said on Thursday the Gulf Cooperation Council remained valid despite a bitter row with Qatar that has fractured the bloc ahead of an annual summit next week. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and non-GCC member Egypt have imposed a diplomatic and economic boycott on Qatar since June 2017 over allegations Doha supports 96

November 27, 2018 5:42 AM Fractured Australian government sets stage for May election with early budget

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday his government will deliver its annual budget early as it prepares for an election due by May, but suffered an immediate setback when one of his MPs said she was quitting his party. Morrison said his conservative Liberal-National coalition government would deliver Australia’s 80

November 15, 2018 2:00 PM Lisa Vanderpump Is Not Quitting 'RHOBH' Yet ... Stop the Rumors!

11/15 -- We got Lisa out later Wed, and she insisted that if there was any news about her role on the show, she wouldn't let the rumor mill churn, she would address it herself. She also had a message for everyone clamoring for news about the show -- priorities, people! Lisa Vanderpump has NOT decided to leave "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" ... contrary 71

November 1, 2018 1:56 PM Lawmakers in Armenia trigger early parliamentary election

YEREVAN (Reuters) - Lawmakers in Armenia triggered an early parliamentary election on Thursday after failing to elect a prime minister, a move sought by acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan who quit as premier last month in order to force a new vote. Pashinyan, a former opposition leader who took power in May after a popular uprising, has long sought 67

October 28, 2018 4:11 PM Czech leader tells Mattis quitting nuclear deal would be bad

PRAGUE – The Czech Republic's prime minister has told U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that a possible U.S. withdrawal from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty would be wrong. Andrej Babis told reporters in Prague on Sunday that relations (with Russia) "aren't ideal and we're returning to Cold War times." President Donald Trump said that Russia has violated 63

August 20, 2018 4:23 PM Total tells Iran it's quitting South Pars gas project

PARIS (Reuters) - French oil and gas major Total confirmed on Monday that it had notified the Iranian authorities of its withdrawal from the multi-billion dollar South Pars gas project after it failed to obtain a waiver from U.S. sanctions. “The contractual process is ongoing,” Total said in an emailed statement. “As for the future of Total’s share 43

August 4, 2018 7:32 PM Angelina Jolie Denies Split with Lawyer as Custody Fight with Brad Pitt Enters 'New Phase'

Angelina Jolie‘s ongoing divorce with Brad Pitt is “entering a new phase,” a source says — and her lawyer, Laura Wasser, will be there by the actress’ side. Despite a TMZ report that high-powered Hollywood divorce attorney Wasser is quitting over internal conflicts with Jolie, a spokesperson for the Oscar winner and mother of six tells PEOPLE the two are still 83

August 4, 2018 8:00 AM Angelina Jolie Making Divorce So Hostile Her Lawyer is Quitting

Angelina Jolie is fighting Brad Pitt so hard and nasty in their divorce and child custody dispute, her lawyer is quitting her ... sources tell TMZ. Sources familiar with the matter say Angelina has been out for blood. As one source connected to Brad tells us, they believe she wants to kill any relationship he has with his kids. We're told there has been a lot of screaming 76

July 19, 2018 2:16 AM Billionaire James Packer quits 22 boards, deepens corporate withdrawal

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Billionaire James Packer has resigned 22 Australian company directorships in the last few weeks and no longer holds any board seat in his home country, corporate records show, signaling his almost full retreat from public business life. The major shareholder of casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd (CWN.AX) cited mental illness as the reason 54

July 5, 2018 2:22 PM Secondhand smoking tied to snoring in kids

(Reuters Health) - Exposing children to secondhand tobacco smoke increases their risk of developing habitual snoring, according to an analysis of existing research. The results, from 24 studies including nearly 88,000 kids, may create a “teachable moment” for parents to consider quitting smoking, the authors write in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community 90