News Britain's May hails new optimism in Brexit talks after deal 2017-12-10T19:13:27.000000000-05:00 LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will hail "a new sense of optimism" in Brexit talks on Monday, telling parliament Britain and the European Union should sign off on a deal at a summit this week "to move forwards together" to discuss future trade ties. Bitcoin futures start trading on CBOE exchange 2017-12-10T18:55:36.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - The newest way to bet on bitcoin arrived on Sunday, with futures of the cryptocurrency that has taken Wall Street by storm starting trading for the first time. Palestinian stabs Israeli in Jerusalem; anti-Trump protest flares in Beirut 2017-12-10T18:43:29.000000000-05:00 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. California wildfire rages toward scenic coastal communities 2017-12-10T18:30:59.000000000-05:00 SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - A raging wildfire pushed toward a string of California coastal cities on Sunday, prompting new evacuations as crews fought to save homes in the face of gusty winds that have fueled blazes across the state for nearly a week. Exclusive: U.S. mall owner GGP rejects Brookfield Property's $14.8 billion offer - sources 2017-12-10T17:31:46.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - GGP Inc , one of the largest owners and operators of U.S. shopping centers, has rejected a $14.8 billion buyout offer from its biggest shareholder, Brookfield Property Partners LP , people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. Iraq holds victory parade after defeating Islamic State 2017-12-10T17:28:06.000000000-05:00 BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi military parade in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone celebrated final victory over Islamic State on Sunday, with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi looking on as troops marched in formation, their bodies spelling "victory day" in Arabic. Roy Moore campaign casts Alabama race as referendum on Trump 2017-12-10T16:41:05.000000000-05:00 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. Exclusive: Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunization program 2017-12-10T15:58:43.000000000-05:00 MANILA (Reuters) - As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunize one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's "expertise" in research. With foes absent, Venezuela's socialists to gain from local vote 2017-12-10T15:40:48.000000000-05:00 CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans voted on Sunday in mayoral races that the ruling Socialist Party is likely to win, deepening opposition splits and consolidating President Nicolas Maduro's position ahead of a likely 2018 reelection campaign. Senator Collins says undecided on final tax bill vote 2017-12-10T15:15:20.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins, whose support was crucial in passing the Senate tax reform bill earlier this month, said on Sunday she has not yet decided whether she will back the final measure negotiated by House and Senate leaders.