News Explainer: Myanmar wields colonial-era law against Reuters journalists 2017-12-17T16:16:52.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - Myanmar has accused Reuters reporters Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, of breaching the country's Official Secrets Act, a little-used hangover from colonial rule. Sam Zarifi, secretary general of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), said the law can ensnare working journali... Republicans confident tax bill to become law this week 2017-12-17T15:43:34.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. Republicans said on Sunday they expected Congress to pass a tax code overhaul this week, with a Senate vote as early as Tuesday and President Donald Trump aiming to sign the bill by week's end. Flights delayed at Atlanta airport after power outage 2017-12-17T15:42:14.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - Flights were delayed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday after a partial power outage, officials said, leaving passengers at the world's busiest airport stranded in dim terminals. Kremlin says U.S. tip-off helped Russia halt terrorist attack 2017-12-17T15:38:24.000000000-05:00 MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday to thank him for a tip-off that helped prevent a terrorist bomb attack on a cathedral in the Russia city of St Petersburg, the Kremlin said. Power outage hits parts of Atlanta airport, delaying some flights 2017-12-17T15:31:20.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - A power outage has hit parts of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, an airport spokesman said on Sunday. Republicans confident tax bill will become law this week 2017-12-17T15:08:24.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. Republicans said they expected Congress to pass a tax code overhaul this week, with a Senate vote as early as Tuesday and President Donald Trump aiming to sign the bill by week's end. Trump allies say Mueller unlawfully obtained thousands of emails 2017-12-17T15:07:36.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An organization established for U.S. President Donald Trump's transition to the White House said on Saturday the special counsel investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election had obtained tens of thousands of emails unlawfully. 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' opens with galactic $450 million box office 2017-12-17T14:33:28.000000000-05:00 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" burst into theaters with a staggering $450 million in global ticket sales in its opening weekend, confirming that the celebrated space adventure franchise remained a powerful force at the box office. Female British embassy worker found strangled near Beirut 2017-12-17T14:28:07.000000000-05:00 BEIRUT/LONDON (Reuters) - A female British embassy worker has been found strangled near a highway outside Beirut, a Lebanese security source said on Sunday. U.N. to vote Monday on call for U.S. Jerusalem decision to be withdrawn 2017-12-17T14:27:15.000000000-05:00 UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Monday on a draft resolution calling for the withdrawal of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, diplomats said, a move likely to face a Washington veto.