News Ramaphosa, Dlamini-Zuma in tight race to lead South Africa's ruling ANC 2017-12-16T07:45:42.000000000-05:00 JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa's only ruler since the end of apartheid, votes this weekend in a race too close to call to replace Jacob Zuma as party leader with the winner also likely to become the next president. California wildfire close to becoming third largest ever in state 2017-12-16T06:11:58.000000000-05:00 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California wildfire was close on Saturday to becoming the state's third largest blaze on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly fire's growth. Myanmar journalists' group to don black T-shirts over arrest of Reuters' reporters 2017-12-16T05:48:45.000000000-05:00 YANGON (Reuters) - A group of Myanmar journalists said they would begin wearing black T-shirts on Saturday in protest at the detention of two Reuters reporters accused of violating the country's Official Secrets Act, as pressure builds on Myanmar to release the pair. P&G appoints Peltz to board despite losing proxy battle 2017-12-16T05:38:11.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co said it appointed Nelson Peltz to its board despite the activist investor narrowly losing a months-long proxy fight, the biggest ever involving a U.S. company. Peru's Congress prepares to oust President Kuczynski 2017-12-16T04:20:48.000000000-05:00 LIMA (Reuters) - President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's chances of surviving the political crisis gripping Peru faded on Friday after Congress passed a motion to start "presidential vacancy" procedures with enough votes to unseat him within a week. Venezuela talks to resume in January after government, opposition fail to reach deal 2017-12-16T03:55:43.000000000-05:00 CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's government and opposition leaders will hold a new round of talks in January after failing on Friday to reach an agreement to ease a deep political and economic crisis in the troubled OPEC country. Wounded North Korean defector transferred to South Korean military hospital 2017-12-16T00:15:07.000000000-05:00 SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean soldier who suffered critical gunshot wounds during a defection dash across the border to South Korea has been transferred to a military hospital, a South Korean intelligence official said on Saturday. Final Republican tax bill slashes U.S. corporate rate, voting next week 2017-12-15T20:41:13.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans on Friday unveiled the final version of their dramatic U.S. tax overhaul - debt-financed cuts for businesses, the wealthy and some middle-class Americans - and picked up crucial support from two wavering senators ahead of planned votes by lawmakers... Senate Democrats to force vote on FCC net neutrality repeal 2017-12-15T19:24:17.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. Senate Democrat said on Friday he would force a vote on the Federal Communications Commission's decision to repeal landmark net neutrality rules, but the move was unlikely to block a ruling that could reshape the digital landscape. Myanmar faces mounting calls for release of Reuters journalists 2017-12-15T19:09:23.000000000-05:00 UNITED NATIONS/YANGON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday that the United States was demanding "the immediate release" of two Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar "or information as to the circumstances around their disappearance."