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Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Andrew McCabe, a Target of Trump’s F.B.I. Scorn, Is Fired Over Candor Questions

Lack of candor is a fireable offense at the F.B.I., but Mr. McCabe’s last-minute dismissal from the agency was carried out against a highly politicized backdrop.


Raonic outlasts Querrey, to face Del Potro in semis

(Reuters) - Milos Raonic overcame his frustrations to outlast Sam Querrey and advance to the BNP Paribas Open semi-finals with a 7-5 2-6 6-3 victory on Friday while Juan Martin del Potro found his form late to down Philipp Kohlschreiber 3-6 6-3 6-4.


Berkshire says median employee makes over half Buffett's pay

(Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said its median employee last year made a little over half the $100,000 salary that Chairman Warren Buffett was awarded for running the conglomerate that made him the world's third-richest person.


Microsoft hits back at claims it ignored sexual harassment

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A senior executive said Microsoft Corp thoroughly investigates issues raised by women in the workplace and fired about 20 employees last year over complaints of sexual harassment as the company seeks to counter claims that it treats female workers unfairly.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

DeAndre Harris, Beaten by White Supremacists in Charlottesville, Is Found Not Guilty of Assault

The 20-year-old black man was brutally attacked in a parking garage during last year’s rally. He was then charged with assaulting a white supremacist.


'Doors off' chopper flights restricted after deadly NYC crash

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities ordered an end on Friday to so-called "doors off" helicopter rides unless passengers are equipped with quick-release restraints, following a crash in New York City last week that killed five people.


Missing worker feared dead after Texas chemical plant blasts

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A worker was missing and feared dead after explosions destroyed a chemical plant in Cresson, Texas, and rescue personnel were searching for the man, officials said on Friday.


Stenson, DeChambeau share early second-round lead at Palmer

(Reuters) - Bryson DeChambeau collected a birdie on his last hole to grab a share of the early second-round lead alongside Henrik Stenson at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Friday, as Rory McIlroy, Ernie Els and Rickie Fowler all moved into contention.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Was Elected to Govern Without These People

The duty of the president’s team is not to second guess him or the outcome of the last election.


Exclusive: Russia considers extra $17 billion bailout for two rescued banks - sources

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's central bank is considering pumping more than 1 trillion rubles ($17 billion) into two banks it first bailed out last year to shore up their balance sheets, three sources familiar with the discussion told Reuters.

The last day to file taxes in 2018 isn't April 15. Here's why


U.S. drillers add oil rigs for 7th week in eight -Baker Hughes

March 16 (Reuters) - U.S. energy companies added oil rigs for the seventh time in the last eight weeks on expectations crude prices in 2018 will top 2017, prompting more drillers to boost spending plans for this year. Drillers added four oil rigs in the week to March 16, bringing the total count to 800, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its closely followed report on Friday. The U.S. rig count, an early indicator of future o


Trump's tariffs head for a legal minefield

GENEVA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's announcement last week of a 25 percent tariff on U.S. imports of steel and 10 percent on aluminum caused a global outcry.

technologyNews's finance unit aims to raise $1.9 billion, valuation set to double: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Inc's finance arm is looking to raise about 12 billion yuan ($1.9 billion) in fresh equity that could see its value double from last year to more than $20 billion, three people with knowledge of the matter said.


South Africa's RCL says no traces of deadly listeria strain at its factory

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Independent tests at RCL Foods' processed meat factory have not found any traces of a listeria strain that has killed 180 people since January last year, the South African food producer said on Friday.

Dating and Relationships

Modern Love: She Was My World, but We Couldn’t Marry

A young lawyer sidelined by a mystery ailment wishes he could plan a full and lasting life with the woman he loves.


Motor racing - Bottas has a big year ahead of him

LONDON (Reuters) - Valtteri Bottas could be fighting for his Formula One future this season but the Finn says he feels less pressure than last year when he joined champions Mercedes as Lewis Hamilton's team mate.


Stormy Daniels Interview to Air on ‘60 Minutes’ This Month

Last week, Anderson Cooper interviewed Stephanie Clifford, who said she had an affair with Donald J. Trump.

United States Politics and Government

Cyberattacks Put Russian Fingers on the Switch at Power Plants, U.S. Says

Over the last year, Russian hackers have gone from infiltrating business networks of energy, water and nuclear plants to worming their way into control rooms.

Mueller probe could go into summer, NYT reporter says

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman tells CNN's Anderson Cooper that Robert Mueller's investigation could last into the summer.


Wells Fargo CEO defends pay; calls Senator Warren's criticism 'inappropriate'

DETROIT (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co Chief Executive Tim Sloan on Thursday defended a 35 percent gain in his latest compensation package, while describing comments last year by Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who had called for his ouster, as "inappropriate."

Did Steve Bannon get this half right?

Steve Bannon is right not to beat around the bush: We are racists. Last Saturday, when speaking to France's far-right National Front, he affirmed their nationalistic platform. "Let them call you racists," he said. Speaking to those who might be feeling uncomfortable with the National Front's history and racist image, Bannon said: "Wear it as a badge of honor. Because every day, we get stronger and they get weaker."


U.S. judge says AT&T-Time Warner merger trial may last 8 weeks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. District Judge Richard Leon said on Thursday a trial to decide if AT&T's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc is legal under U.S. antitrust law may last six to eight weeks, significantly longer than previously forecast.


How Congo faced down some of the world's biggest mining firms

DAKAR (Reuters) - In an ornate room in Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential palace last week, some of global mining's most powerful men faced off against government officials over proposed changes to the country's mining code.


White House seeks to make personal income tax cut permanent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration and Republicans in Congress are seeking to make temporary personal income tax cuts passed last year permanent, White House spokesman Raj Shah said on...

We'll soon see what happened outside the Parkland school shooting

Troubling questions about what happened outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during last month's massacre may be answered Thursday.


South Africa expects listeria infections to increase

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's health minister expects the infections from the worst listeria outbreak in history that has killed 180 people since January last year to increase and warned that there could also be other cases in the southern Africa region.


U.S. job market tightening, inflation steadily rising

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to sustained labor strength even as economic growth appears to have slowed early in the first quarter.


Thousands stream out of Syrian rebel enclave as army advances

BEIRUT/DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Thousands of Syrians fled a rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta on Thursday and crossed by foot to government territory, a Reuters witness and a war monitor said, as the army pressed its advance into the last major opposition stronghold near Damascus.


Uber to share its London data in latest charm offensive

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] said on Thursday it will share data gathered from the millions of trips its cars make in London in the latest move to meet requests from the city's regulator, which stripped the taxi app of its license last year.


Japan's Osaka Gas has not bought LNG to replace Papua New Guinea outage - President

TOKYO, March 15 (Reuters) - Japan's Osaka Gas has so far not bought liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes to replace supplies from the shutdown of ExxonMobil Corp's Papua New Guinea project following a powerful earthquake in the country's remote highlands last month, its top executive said on Thursday.

Cyberwarfare and Defense

A Cyberattack in Saudi Arabia Had a Deadly Goal. Experts Fear Another Try.

Petrochemical companies were hit by a series of cyberassaults last year. The worst of them, against a widely used safety system, could have set off an explosion.


Motor racing: Ocon focuses on future after the fireworks

LONDON (Reuters) - Esteban Ocon says Force India need have no concerns about any repeat of last year's clashes between him and Mexican team mate Sergio Perez when the Formula One season starts in Australia next week.


Motor racing: New dad Perez sees career-determining year ahead

LONDON (Reuters) - Fatherhood has changed Sergio Perez's life since the end of last season and the Mexican hopes the coming year in Formula One could be just as transformative on the track.

Haley slams Russia over spy poisoning in Britain

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Wednesday the Trump administration "stands in absolute solidarity with Great Britain" following a nerve agent attack against a former Russian spy and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury last week for which the United Kingdom has blamed Russia.


'ENOUGH': U.S. student walkout sends message on gun violence

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. students spilled out of classrooms by the tens of thousands on Wednesday, chanting slogans like "No more silence" and "We want change" as part of a coast-to-coast protest over gun violence prompted by last month's massacre at a Florida high school.


Suspected Florida school shooter silent in court, judge enters not-guilty plea

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida judge entered a not-guilty plea for Nikolas Cruz, who faces a possible death penalty for a massacre at a high school last month that killed 17 people and triggered a nationwide walkout of students on Wednesday.


A Thatcher moment? France's Macron squares off with rail unions

PARIS (Reuters) - The last time a French president squared off against rail unions over workers' benefits it ended badly. The strikes of 1995 paralyzed Paris and forced prime minister Alain Juppe to pull the reforms, a defeat from which he failed to recover.


Bomb targets police in Pakistan, killing seven people in eastern city of Lahore

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb blast ripped through a police checkpoint in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday, killing seven people and wounding 18, a rescue official said.


'We want change,' say U.S. students in nationwide walkout

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. students spilled out of classrooms by the thousands on Wednesday morning, waving signs and chanting slogans like "We want change" in a coast-to-coast protest against gun violence prompted by a deadly rampage at a Florida high school last month.


U.S. charges former Equifax executive with insider trading

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has filed criminal and civil charges against a former Equifax Inc executive over alleged insider trading linked to last year's massive data breach at the credit reporting company, officials said on Wednesday.


Trump would sign Republican bill on school safety, White House says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is ready to sign a bill aimed at preventing school violence like the mass shooting that killed 17 in Florida last month, which would boost funding for coordination between schools and law enforcement and which the House of Representatives is poised to pass later on Wednesday.


U.S. pressing China to cut trade surplus by $100 billion: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is pressing China to cut its trade surplus with the United States by $100 billion, a White House spokeswoman said on Wednesday, clarifying a tweet last week from President Donald Trump.


U.S. students to abandon class for 17 minutes to protest gun violence

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Students will walk out of classrooms across the United States on Wednesday to demand tighter gun safety laws, joining a movement spearheaded by student survivors from the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people last month.


Republicans sound the alarm about Democratic fervor

SACRAMENTO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican state senators in California gathered in Sacramento late last month for what amounted to an intervention.


Tracy Morgan Is a Survivor. And ‘a Better Man Now.’

Just a few years after a car crash left him with a severe brain injury, Mr. Morgan is back with “The Last O.G.,” a new comedy about second chances.


Japan political longevity likely elusive in a post-Abe world

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made some lasting changes to bolster the power of the premier's office, but his political longevity is mainly due to strong allies, weak enemies and good luck - a hat trick successors may find hard to emulate.

Deaths (Fatalities)

Explosions Rattle Austin as Calls About Suspicious Packages Mount

The police, who believe the blasts were linked, said they had received 265 calls from residents about packages.


Ackman's Pershing Square trims ADP stake as bet grew in value: filing

BOSTON (Reuters) - Billionaire investor William Ackman's hedge fund sold a stake in Automatic Data Processing, the firm's biggest holding, as the value of the investment grew over the last months, a...

His neighbor got a deadly package. 'Most traumatic thing in my life'

Sean Philips had just woken up and was sitting on his couch when he heard the blast that would take his neighbor's life.


Florida prosecutor seeking death penalty for accused Parkland gunman

(Reuters) - Florida prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Nikolas Cruz, the former student accused of murdering 17 people in a shooting spree last month at a Parkland high school, according to a notice filed in court on Tuesday.


Gun control bills wait in Congress despite public support

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An unexpected resurgence of gun control proposals following last month's shooting at a Florida high school is showing signs of ebbing in the U.S. Congress, where a bill to strengthen a national background check for gun ownership is treading water despite public pressure in favor of it.


U.S. biofuels sector blasts EPA settlement with bankrupt Philadelphia refinery

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to grant a bankrupt Philadelphia refiner relief from biofuel laws drew criticism on Tuesday from the country's biofuels sector and its allies, who said it sets a bad precedent.


U.S. Interior chief defends travel spending, blasts 'insults'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday defended his use of private planes and challenged reports of lavish spending, saying he was tired of "innuendo" and "insults."


High-end art sales boom in 2017, but it's only a partial market rebound

ZURICH (Reuters) - The works of great artists buoyed the art market last year and none did more than Leonardo da Vinci, whose 'Salvator Mundi' sold to great fanfare for $450 million in New York in November.

If you're taking part in the walkout, read this

Students across the country are expected to walk out of their classrooms Wednesday morning to protest gun violence. The National School Walkout is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. in every time zone and last for 17 minutes -- a minute for each life lost in the Parkland school shooting.


Florida prosecutor seeks death penalty for accused school shooter

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Florida prosecutors will seek the death penalty in the case against Nikolas Cruz, the former student accused of carrying out the shooting spree last month at a Parkland high school in which 17 people were killed, according to a notice filed in court on Tuesday.

Prosecutors will seek death penalty in Parkland school massacre

Prosecutors will seek to put Nikolas Cruz to death for carrying out last month's massacre at a Parkland, Florida, high school, they announced in court filings Tuesday.


Blast Hits Palestinian Prime Minister’s Convoy in Gaza

The prime minister’s faction, Fatah, blamed Hamas for the attack, which he survived. Hamas blamed Israel. Others had a longer list of suspects.


Shutdown of funeral home that also ran body brokerage roils town

MONTROSE, Colorado (Reuters) - After Gerald “Cactus” Hollenback died of heart disease last May, his wife contacted Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors here to have him cremated. Now, Shirley Hollenback is worried about what became of her husband’s body.


Witness to Charlottesville attack sues U.S. media outlets over 'false' stories

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Virginia man sued two media outlets and seven individuals on Tuesday claiming he was defamed by false stories in which he was accused of helping stage unrest last summer in Charlottesville, Virginia, as part of an effort to undermine U.S. President Donald Trump.


South Dakota urges Supreme Court to click 'buy' on internet sales tax

PIERRE, South Dakota (Reuters) - The woman walked into Cash Hogen's hardware store last fall to ask a single question about a KitchenAid mixer on display: What did the manufacturer call that color scheme?


Norway's Hydro reveals additional spills from Brazil plant

OSLO (Reuters) - A Norsk Hydro plant's spill of waste water in Brazil last month was more extensive than previously reported, and the company still lacks overview of the situation, it said on Tuesday.

Newly-released video shows Navy pilot's encounter with UFO

A new purported military video of an unidentified aircraft has been made public, following the Pentagon's acknowledgment last year that it had shelved an initiative devoted to identifying unknown objects in aerospace.


Shanghai government says Tesla talks on track despite Musk outburst

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Talks between Telsa Inc and Shanghai authorities over building a local manufacturing plant remain on track, the city government said on Tuesday, easing concerns of a breakdown in negotiations after the electric carmaker's chief criticized Chinese trade rules last week.


Shanghai gov't says Tesla talks on track despite Musk outburst

SHANGHAI, March 13 (Reuters) - Talks between Telsa Inc and Shanghai authorities over building a local manufacturing plant remain on track, the city government said on Tuesday, easing concerns of a breakdown in negotiations after the electric carmaker's chief criticised Chinese trade rules last week.

Decisions and Verdicts

Charles Manson’s Remains Will Go to Purported Grandson, Judge Rules

Jason Freeman says he wants to give Mr. Manson, one of the most notorious killers of the last century, a proper burial.


Police link two deadly package bombs in Austin, Texas, to earlier attack

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Two package bombs left outside homes in Austin, Texas, exploded on Monday, killing a teenager and injuring two women in attacks that police linked to a deadly blast earlier this month.

Group says video shows a Navy jet's encounter with a UFO

A new purported military video of an unidentified aircraft has been made public, following the Pentagon's acknowledgment last year that it had shelved an initiative devoted to identifying unknown objects in aerospace.

Tillerson goes farther than White House and condemns Russia for UK nerve agent attack

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a harsh condemnation of Russia following a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in the United Kingdom last week, going further than the White House's response stopping short of pinning blame for the attack on Moscow.


General Electric axes top-executive bonuses for first time

NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Electric Co last year eliminated bonuses for its senior managers for the first time in its 126-year history, saving millions of dollars after losing money in 2017, the industrial conglomerate said on Monday.

Opinion: Overseas killings are in Russia's DNA

The attempted murder last week in the United Kingdom of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal by means of a nerve agent immediately called to mind the fatal poisoning of another former officer of the Russian security services, Alexander Litvinenko, victim of a polonium attack in London in 2006. The Russian government denies any involvement, of course, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed outrage that anyone would suggest otherwise.

Groning, Oskar

Oskar Gröning, the ‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz,’ Is Dead at 96

A former member of Hitler’s Waffen SS, he was among the last Germans to face war-crime charges arising from the Holocaust.


Police link two more bombings in Texas capital to earlier attack

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Two package bombs exploded miles apart in the capital city of Texas on Monday, killing a teen and injuring two women in attacks Austin police linked to a deadly blast earlier this month.


Dow, S&P weighed down by tariffs while tech boosts Nasdaq

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped on Monday as the U.S. tariffs signed into law last week by President Donald Trump weighed on industrials, though gains in tech stocks boosted the Nasdaq.


Deadly blast in Texas believed linked to earlier explosion

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A package bomb that killed a Texas teenager and injured a woman on Monday was believed to be linked to a deadly blast in the state's capital city earlier this month, according to police, who were also investigating a third explosion that injured one.


Fewer U.S. high school athletes play football amid concussion fears

(Reuters Health) - Participation in high school football has been steadily falling in recent years amid mounting concerns about the potential for traumatic brain injuries to lead to lasting health problems, a U.S. study suggests.


Has Spotify answered its royalty problem?

(Reuters) - In its much-anticipated filing to go public last month, Spotify revealed revenue growth was outpacing costs, suggesting the music streaming service was striking deals with the music industry that defeat the central tension in its business model.


"Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" dies before starting sentence: Spiegel

BERLIN (Reuters) - The man known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" who in 2015 became one of the last people to be convicted for crimes in the Nazi genocide of Europe's Jews during World War Two, has died aged 96, magazine Der Spiegel reported on Monday.

'Highly likely' Russia poisoned ex spy, UK's Prime Minister says

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday that Russia was "highly likely" responsible for the attempted murder of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury last weekend.


Nigerian presidency says to negotiate for release of 110 abducted Dapchi girls

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's presidency said on Monday it plans to negotiate for the release of 110 girls abducted from a school in the northeastern town of Dapchi last month rather than use a military option.

Police respond to a reported explosion in Austin, Texas

The pair of explosions that left two people dead in Austin, Texas, over the last 10 days share similarities and authorities suspect they are connected, police said.


Britain's Melrose raises GKN bid to $11.2 billion in final offer

LONDON (Reuters) - Melrose Industries increased its hostile offer for GKN by around 10 percent to 8.1 billion pounds ($11.2 billion), trying to win over investors after the British engineering firm struck a rival deal of its own last week.


Meghan Markle carries out first royal engagement with UK's Queen Elizabeth

LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry's American fiancée Meghan Markle on Monday took part in her first official royal engagement with Britain's Queen Elizabeth since the couple announced they were getting married last year.


Teen killed, woman injured in Austin package bomb explosion

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A 17-year-old boy was killed and a woman injured in a package bomb explosion on Monday at a home in Austin in an incident similar to another fatal blast in the Texas state capital earlier this month, authorities said.

What Cape Town water crisis has cost me

By now, residents of Cape Town have grown used to living with the extreme drought that has the city by the throat -- but every now and then something happens that makes the reality of what we are facing very personal. For me, such a moment came last week when a decades-old rose bush in my garden literally keeled over dead, a victim of the drought.


US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street opens slightly higher

March 12 (Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened slightly higher on Monday, building on gains from last week's strong February jobs data that allayed fears of rising inflation and faster interest rate hikes.


South Africa's Cape Town faces severe economic troubles over drought: Moody's

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Rating's agency Moody's warned on Monday the water crisis affecting Cape Town would cause the city's borrowing to rise sharply and the provincial economy to shrink the longer the situation lasted.


World stocks bask in U.S. jobs data glow

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks surged to a two-week high on Monday after strong U.S. jobs data at the end of last week helped take the edge off investors' concerns about the potential outbreak of trade war between the United States and other major economies.


GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks bask in U.S. jobs data glow

LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) - World stocks surged to a two-week high on Monday after strong U.S. jobs data at the end of last week helped take the edge off investors' concerns about the potential outbreak of trade war between the United States and other major economies.

United States Politics and Government

As ‘60 Minutes’ Prepares Stormy Daniels Interview, Lawyers Battle

Lawyers for the president and the porn actress sparred over the weekend, as “60 Minutes” prepared to show an interview it conducted with her last week.


Mexico rules out terrorism, organized crime in ferry blast

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A blast that injured more than two dozen in February in the Mexican resort town of Playa del Carmen was not an act of terrorism or organized crime, the Mexico attorney general's office said on Sunday.

Tax Preparers and Preparation

It’s Tax Time! Here’s What to Know This Year

This year, don’t wait until the last minute. Here’s some help.


Norway's Hydro says Brazil plant made unauthorized spills

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian aluminum maker Norsk Hydro's Alunorte alumina refinery in Brazil made unauthorized spills of waste water last month, the company said on Sunday, more than two weeks after local authorities first began to raise questions.


Hundreds urged to wash clothes after UK nerve agent attack

SALISBURY, England (Reuters) - Hundreds of people who visited the Zizzi restaurant or the Mill pub in the English city of Salisbury were told on Sunday to wash their clothes after traces of nerve agent used to attack a former Russian spy last week were found at both sites.

Male Northern white rhino at risk of extinction

Caretakers in Kenya are working to save the Northern white rhino from extinction after the last male of its species became ill. CNN's Lynda Kinkade reports.


MIDEAST STOCKS-Foreign fund hopes boost Saudi, Emirates NBD soars in Dubai

* Foreign investors bought net $115 million last week -exchange


After visiting North Korea, South Korea officials to meet China, Japan leaders

SEOUL (Reuters) - Two senior South Korean officials who met with North Korea's Kim Jong Un last week will split up to visit the leaders of China and Japan this week to update them on the talks, a South Korean presidential official said on Sunday.


Ferry explosion in Mexico resort town caused by homemade explosive: newspaper

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A blast that injured more than two dozen in February in the Mexican resort town Playa del Carmen was caused by a home-made explosive, a leading Mexican newspaper reported on Saturday, citing an official investigation.


Reckitt CEO stands by Mead Johnson deal, despite Pfizer option

LONDON, March 10 (Reuters) - Reckitt Benckiser has no regrets about its $17 billion acquisition of Mead Johnson last year, its chief executive said, even though there are concerns it may now be too stretched to buy Pfizer's coveted consumer health business.