News Russians want to compete at Olympics, even as neutrals, says official 2017-12-11T06:16:43.000000000-05:00 MOSCOW (Reuters) - Most Russian athletes want to go to next year's Winter Olympic Games even though they would have to compete as neutrals, an official of the country's Olympic committee said on Monday. Palestinian stabs Israeli in Jerusalem; anti-Trump protest flares in Beirut 2017-12-11T06:16:25.000000000-05:00 JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem's main bus station on Sunday, police said, and violence flared near the U.S. Embassy in Beirut over U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Trump records 'robo-call' for Moore ahead of Alabama vote 2017-12-11T06:07:06.000000000-05:00 BIRMINGHAM, Ala (Reuters) - President Donald Trump sought to boost Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore by releasing a recorded phone call on his behalf in the final stretch of a bitter Alabama election fight marked by accusations of sexual misconduct against Moore. Roy Moore campaign casts Alabama race as referendum on Trump 2017-12-11T05:51:53.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The campaign of Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for U.S. senator in Alabama who has been accused of sexual misconduct, appealed on Sunday to President Donald Trump's supporters, saying a vote for Moore would be a vote for Trump's agenda. Democrats eye gains in Pennsylvania trial on 'goofy' gerrymandering 2017-12-11T05:50:46.000000000-05:00 LOWER MERION, Pa. (Reuters) - In Pennsylvania state Senator Daylin Leach's bid to win a seat vital to the Democratic Party's chances in 2018 elections of taking control of the U.S. Congress, his opponents may not be his biggest obstacle. Uber appeal case against London license loss planned for April or June next year 2017-12-11T05:31:42.000000000-05:00 LONDON (Reuters) - Uber's [UBER.UL] appeal against the loss of its London license should begin on Apr. 30 for five days but might be delayed until June, a British judge said on Monday at a preliminary hearing. Russian military chief criticizes U.S., Japan and South Korea drills 2017-12-11T05:23:38.000000000-05:00 TOKYO (Reuters) - Russia's military chief warned on Monday that military exercises by Japan, the United States and South Korea aimed at countering North Korea only raise hysteria and create more instability in the region. Apple, India wrangle over import tax on mobile parts: sources 2017-12-11T05:21:56.000000000-05:00 NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Apple Inc has asked India to defer a planned increase in import taxes on mobile phone parts so it can expand its iPhone manufacturing in the country, but the government is unlikely to accede, people familiar with the matter said. Hotly anticipated bitcoin futures surge 21 percent on debut 2017-12-11T05:12:27.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Bitcoin futures jumped more than 20 percent in their eagerly anticipated U.S. debut, which backers hope will encourage wider use and legitimacy for the world's largest cryptocurrency even as critics warn of the risk of a bubble and price collapse. Seeking to extend martial law in Philippine south, Duterte says militants regrouping 2017-12-11T05:11:25.000000000-05:00 MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday asked Congress to extend martial law on the southern island of Mindanao for a year, arguing that Islamist militants have been regrouping since a five-month urban conflict ended there in October.