News China sets stage for Xi to stay in office indefinitely 2018-02-25T15:36:56.000000000-05:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party on Sunday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, with a proposal to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office. Weakened Merkel offers job to arch critic in young new German cabinet 2018-02-25T13:55:27.000000000-05:00 BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would promote her most prominent critic from within her conservative party, 37-year old Jens Spahn, to a coalition cabinet, in a sign she has heeded calls for renewal to revive her grumbling party. White House: Talks with North Korea must lead to ending nuclear program 2018-02-25T13:31:11.000000000-05:00 SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said any talks with North Korea must lead to an end to its nuclear program after senior officials from Pyongyang visiting South Korea said on Sunday their government was open to talks with the United States. South Korea brings curtain down on 'Peace Games' 2018-02-25T13:26:08.000000000-05:00 PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea brought the curtain down on its "Peace Games" on Sunday, with winter sports athletes dancing and singing together at a vibrant closing ceremony, though there was little warmth between dignitaries from the United States and North Korea. Boeing to have 51 percent stake in venture with Embraer: paper 2018-02-25T13:25:16.000000000-05:00 BRASILIA (Reuters) - Boeing Co will have a 51 percent stake in a joint company currently being negotiated with Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer , O Globo newspaper columnist Lauro Jardim reported on Sunday. Gun lobby pushes back on Trump's gun plans after Florida shooting 2018-02-25T13:18:48.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Rifle Association pushed back on Sunday against modest proposals by President Donald Trump and other Republicans to change U.S. gun laws in the wake of a school shooting in Florida that killed 17 students and staff. Weakened Merkel offers German cabinet job to arch critic 2018-02-25T13:07:35.000000000-05:00 BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she would promote her most prominent critic from within her conservative party, Jens Spahn, to a coalition cabinet, in a sign she is heeding calls for renewal. Nokia phones look to the future, and to the past 2018-02-25T12:50:02.000000000-05:00 BARCELONA/HELSINKI (Reuters) - Seeking to capitalise on their comeback over the past year, the makers of Nokia phones are expanding to include a premium Android smartphone, their first, and a remake of one of its biggest hits of the 1990s, the 8110 "slider" phone. North Korea says open to talks with U.S. but condemns sanctions 2018-02-25T12:17:52.000000000-05:00 SEOUL (Reuters) - Senior officials from Pyongyang visiting South Korea on Sunday said North Korea was open to talks with the United States, according to the South's presidency, hours after the North accused Washington of trying to stir up conflict on the peninsula with new sanctions. Iran says Damascus suburbs assault to continue as fighting rages 2018-02-25T12:11:50.000000000-05:00 BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran said pro-Damascus forces would press ahead with attacks on an insurgent enclave near the Syrian capital, as ground fighting raged on there in defiance of a U.N. resolution demanding a 30-day truce across the country.