News 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. Venezuela talks to resume in January after government, opposition fail to reach deal 2017-12-15T22:06:00.000000000-05:00 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. 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." Final Republican tax bill slashes U.S. corporate rate: summary 2017-12-15T17:51:11.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans' final tax legislation proposes cutting taxes as expected for businesses, the wealthy and some middle-class Americans, according to a summary seen by Reuters on Friday, with decisive votes expected next week in a critical moment for the party and P... Leading U.S. antitrust senator urges hearing on Disney, Fox deal 2017-12-15T17:45:17.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Amy Klobuchar, the top Democrat on the Senate antitrust panel, urged the subcommittee on Friday to hold a hearing on Walt Disney Co's plan to buy a number of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc businesses. U.S. lawmaker probed on sex reports, second congressman denies charges 2017-12-15T16:54:41.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Friday it had begun an investigation into public reports that Democrat Ruben Kihuen engaged in sexual harassment, and a second lawmaker denied a former aide's allegations of sexual misconduct. Bitcoin hits new record high as warnings grow louder 2017-12-15T16:41:54.000000000-05:00 LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin blasted to another all-time high of almost $18,000 on the Bitstamp exchange on Friday, up 9 percent on the day, as warnings grew over the risks of investing in the highly volatile and speculative instrument. Tesla largely responsible for slide in U.S. home solar sales 2017-12-15T16:39:23.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - After years of double-digit growth, home solar installations in the United States are poised to fall for the first time this year, according to a report released on Thursday by GTM Research.