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Saudi Aramco seeks majority stake in Indian refinery: Economic Times

(Reuters) - Oil giant Saudi Aramco is looking to buy a majority stake in a proposed refinery and petrochemical complex valued at 3 trillion rupees ($46.10 billion) in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, local daily Economic Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter.


Republicans to Trump: Let Mueller do his job

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican senators warned President Donald Trump on Sunday not to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and said the president must let federal investigators looking into Russian meddling in the U.S. election do their jobs.


Albania arrests 39 for smuggling people into Britain and United States

TIRANA (Reuters) - Albanian police arrested 39 people on Saturday including four police officers on charges of having smuggled some 1,000 Albanians to Britain, the United States and Canada, and are looking for a dozen others, including two Bulgarians.

Presidential Election of 2020

Op-Ed Columnist: Democrats Are Primed for 2018 and Looking Pretty in 2020

Ignore naysayers. The party’s field of presidential contenders is chockablock with potential.

Analysis: Field is tipping toward Democrats

In the wake of Conor Lamb's near-certain victory in a strongly conservative district in southwestern Pennsylvania on Tuesday, political handicappers are moving a slew of seats in Democrats' direction -- a reflection of a national political environment looking increasingly toxic for Republicans trying to hold their House majority this fall.


UNHCR chief pessimistic on deal for Rohingya returns to Myanmar

GENEVA (Reuters) - A quick agreement to return Rohingya refugees to Myanmar is looking less and less likely, the U.N. refugee chief said on Friday as he launched an almost $1 billion appeal to support the stateless Muslims in camps in Bangladesh for the rest of 2018.

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.


RPT-COLUMN-Aluminium through the looking glass after Trump's tariffs: Andy Home

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) - In a little more than a week's time the United States will impose a tariff of 10 percent on all aluminium imports and 25 percent on all steel imports.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Eyes Replacing His Veterans Affairs Secretary With His Energy Chief

President Trump, looking to broaden the shake-up of his cabinet, has spoken to Energy Secretary Rick Perry about taking over the Department of Veterans Affairs.

United States Politics and Government

News Analysis: As White House’s Revolving Door Whirls, Chaos Is the Only Constant

Anyone looking for a pattern should focus squarely on the man behind the desk in the Oval Office. “I like conflict,” President Trump said.


COLUMN-Aluminium through the looking glass after Trump's tariffs: Andy Home

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) - In a little more than a week's time the United States will impose a tariff of 10 percent on all aluminium imports and 25 percent on all steel imports.

PA special election: What to watch

Voters in southwest Pennsylvania are heading to the polls Tuesday for a special election. Democrats, looking to take back the majority in Congress next year, are hoping a high-profile win in Pennsylvania's 18th District will give them a boost in the heart of Trump country. Republicans are hoping to avoid an embarrassing defeat in a district that has voted Republican since 2002.


Saudi Aramco international listing looks increasingly difficult: sources

DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is increasingly looking to just float oil giant Saudi Aramco locally as plans for an initial public offering (IPO) on an international exchange such as London or New York hang in the balance, sources close to the process said.


Op-Ed Contributor: Looking Up to Michelle Obama

My daughter was captivated by her portrait, and the moment captivated a lot of other people. Here’s why it matters.


Thomson Reuters launches bitcoin sentiment gauge for crypto traders

LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) - Thomson Reuters Corp is to track and analyse chatter about bitcoin on hundreds of news and social media websites to help investors looking for an edge in trading the world's biggest cryptocurrency, the company said on Monday.


‘Punish a Muslim Day’ Letters Rattle U.K. Communities

Counterterrorism investigators are looking into anonymous letters that said points would be awarded for acts like pulling off a woman’s scarf and bombing a mosque.


Amazon video service looking to expand Indian regional content

MUMBAI, March 11 (Reuters) - Inc's video service will look to add more regional content in India, two company executives said, as it competes with a host of global and local players for a bigger share of a fledgling online streaming market.


UK police identify over 200 witnesses in nerve agent attack: minister

SALISBURY, England (Reuters) - British police have identified more than 200 witnesses and are looking at more than 240 pieces of evidence in their investigation into a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter, interior minister Amber Rudd said on Saturday.


UK police looking at 240 pieces of evidence in nerve agent attack: minister

LONDON (Reuters) - British police have identified more than 200 witnesses and are looking at more than 240 pieces of evidence in their investigation into a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter, interior minister Amber Rudd said on Saturday.

Opinion: God bless these doctors in Canada

When I read that some physicians in the Canadian province of Quebec have signed a petition to halt salary increases, I was in the middle of a busy day seeing patients at my office in southern New Jersey. I turned to the doctor I share an office with and said, "Can you believe this? Doctors in Canada want to give up portions of their salaries," I said. She turned to me looking bewildered. "Why?" she asked. "Well, they want the money to be redistributed to help other health care providers and patients."


Williams Co's PE partners in Caiman Energy II seek to cash out-sources

HOUSTON, March 9 (Reuters) - U.S. pipeline operator Williams Co's private equity partners in a midstream venture dubbed Caiman Energy II are looking to sell their minority stakes for as much as $1 billion, according to four people familiar with the matter.


High-performance U.S. tech stocks drive Nasdaq to record high

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Nasdaq blasted through a record high on Friday as traders looking to ride recent momentum piled into Microsoft, Netflix, and other high-performance technology names.


Europe's tourist hot spots look for ways to cope with the crowds

BERLIN (Reuters) - Europe's tourist hot spots are looking for new ways to cope with "overtourism," where cities like Venice, Dubrovnik and Barcelona are struggling to manage huge crowds arriving...

United States Economy

The Economy Is Looking Awfully Strong

Blockbuster job growth in February suggests this economy, already nine years into expansion, may yet have room to run.


Health insurer Cigna to buy Express Scripts for about $52 billion

(Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Cigna Corp struck a $52-billion deal to buy pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) Express Scripts Holding Co on Thursday, looking for new ways to hold onto their profits as the industry faces greater scrutiny for rising healthcare costs.


Russia seeks military cooperation, diamond, platinum projects in Zimbabwe

HARARE (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday his country was pursuing military cooperation with Zimbabwe and looking at opportunities in the diamond sector as well as fully implementing a $3 billion joint platinum project near Harare.

CIGNA Corporation

Cigna Agrees to Buy Express Scripts in Major Health Care Deal

The transaction comes as insurers and others are looking for ways to control costs and stave off future challenges from companies like Amazon.

Urrea, Luis Alberto

By the Book: Luis Alberto Urrea: By the Book

The author Luis Alberto Urrea avoids certain novels: “I run screaming when I see an Ayn Rand book creeping up the alley looking for victims.”

US Forest Service head resigns as agency looks into misconduct allegations

The head of the US Forest Service has resigned amid reports that the agency was looking into misconduct allegations against him.

HUD reportedly looking to remove its anti-discrimination language

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is looking to remove anti-discrimination language from its mission statement, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.


Kraft Heinz launches incubator for 'disruptive' food startups

March 7 (Reuters) - Kraft Heinz Co has launched an incubator program for food and beverage startups, joining a growing list of U.S. food companies looking at new ways to spur growth as consumers shun processed packaged food in favor of healthier offerings.


Myanmar police witness says searched Reuters reporter's home 'for news'

YANGON (Reuters) - Police in Myanmar searched the family home of Reuters reporter Wa Lone looking for material "related to news" the night after he and a colleague were arrested on suspicion of violating the Official Secrets Act, an officer told a court on Wednesday.


IAG's Walsh calls for cheaper A380s as it considers fleet plan for Level

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - IAG could consider buying more A380s from Airbus if the superjumbo was cheaper, CEO Willie Walsh said, adding that he was also looking at planes for the airline group's new carrier Level.


Exclusive: Fiat Chrysler to spin-off Magneti Marelli without raising money - sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT/MILAN (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA) is looking to spin off auto-parts business Magneti Marelli to its shareholders via a Milan listing that will not raise money by selling new shares, four sources familiar with the matter said.

Border Patrol (US)

Opinion: Looking at Trump’s ‘Beautiful Wall’

The sections stand in a dirt compound surrounded by razor wire. “We don’t pay attention to them,” a Mexican man told me.


Investigators looking at whether Kushner business talks affected U.S. policy: NBC News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal investigators are looking into whether Jared Kushner's business talks with foreigners during the presidential transition had any influence on later White House policy toward those with whom he spoke, NBC News reported on Friday.

Driver gets lost in DC, fueling worry over 'missile' near White House

A giant missile-looking item raised concern near the White House as it drove down the street on the back of a tractor trailer Thursday night, the same day Russia announced new missile systems.


Wheels: Ford Bet on Aluminum Trucks, but Is Still Looking for Payoff

Conceived for an era of high gasoline prices, the F-150 has lost its fuel-efficiency selling point, while its key material has gotten costlier.


Toronto looking to create MLS dynasty after dream season

TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto FC enter the 2018 season hoping to take a dynastic stranglehold over the North American League after last year's record-setting campaign.


Women looking for Oscar love in best picture cliffhanger

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Women are hoping for some long overdue love at the Academy Awards on Sunday, where the biggest prize in the movie industry is wide open after an awards season dominated by Hollywood's sexual misconduct scandal.


Gold as an inflation hedge? Well, sort of...

LONDON (Reuters) - Rising inflation has put gold back on the radar for investors looking to protect themselves from emerging price pressures, but history suggests its reputation has been overstated.


Singapore looking at investor protection rules for cryptocurrencies

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's central bank is assessing whether additional regulations are required to protect investors in cryptocurrencies, an official said in a speech on Thursday.

United States Defense and Military Forces

U.S. Banks on Diplomacy With North Korea, but Moves Ahead on Military Plans

The American military is looking at everything from troop rotations to surveillance to casualty evacuations should it be ordered to take action against North Korea.


Exclusive: Secretive U.S. security panel discussing Broadcom's Qualcomm bid - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A national security panel that can stop mergers that could harm U.S. security has begun looking at Singapore-based chipmaker Broadcom Ltd's plan to take over rival Qualcomm Inc, according to three sources familiar with the matter.


Motor racing: Toro Rosso expect trouble-free year with Honda

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Toro Rosso began their new Formula One partnership with Honda in optimistic fashion on Monday, with team principal Franz Tost looking forward to proving the doom-mongers wrong.

Alpine Skiing

On Skiing: For the Moment, Mikaela Shiffrin Is Looking a Little Lonely at the Top

At the Pyeongchang Olympics, Lindsey Vonn and Shiffrin accounted for all three American medals in Alpine skiing. And Vonn is headed toward the exit.

NBC's $12 billion investment in the Olympics is looking riskier


Fed sees rate hikes on track; continued U.S. growth

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve, looking past a recent stock market sell-off and concern about inflation, said it sees steady growth continuing and no serious risks on the horizon the might pause its planned pace of rate hikes.


Numbers starting to add up for Tesla trucks: DHL executive

(Reuters) - The numbers behind Tesla Inc's long-distance Semi electric trucks are close to making sense for hauliers looking at a shift away from diesel that may save them tens of thousands of dollars a year, according to an executive with DHL.


Alpine skiing: Shiffrin braced for post-Games blues before resuming speed quest

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Mikaela Shiffrin is prepared for the post-Olympics letdown of a return to normal life but the American still has plenty to target over the rest of the year and is even looking further ahead towards her third Games in 2022.

Investigators looking into bodyguard's affair with mayor find nude photos

Newly discovered nude cell phone photos may be evidence Nashville's mayor and her former security chief were having an affair while he was being paid to be her bodyguard, authorities say in court documents disclosed Thursday.


Stymied by regulators, Airbnb looks to luxury vacations, hotels for growth

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Airbnb is rolling out new services aimed at attracting travelers looking for luxury accommodations and traditional hotels, the latest move to contend with sputtering growth in its original home-renting business.


Make-up artist pushes boundaries with prosthetics for Oscar-nominated 'Wonder'

GLENDALE, Calif. (Reuters) - Adhering to child labor laws and building an authentic-looking facial structure were key concerns for make-up artist Arjen Tuiten in his work on the movie "Wonder", which has been nominated for an Oscar.


U.S. looking at potential new sanctions against Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering new sanctions against Russia in response to election meddling and a devastating cyber attack last year, senior U.S. officials said on Wednesday, pushing back against criticism that it has been slow to act.


H&M, C&A, 3M investigate China prison labor report

BERLIN (Reuters) - European fashion giants H&M and C&A, as well as technology company 3M , are looking into a report in the Financial Times alleging that inmates of a Chinese prison made packaging used by the companies.


Computer shops embrace lucrative business: outfitting cryptocurrency miners

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Some of the biggest electronics bazaars in Asia are being flooded with customers looking for the latest piece of technology: cryptocurrency mining rigs.


Vatican special envoy hears sex abuse victim testimony in Chile

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The Vatican's top sexual abuse investigator said he had started taking testimony on Tuesday from victims in the Chilean capital, where he is looking into accusations that a bishop appointed by Pope Francis covered up crimes against minors.


Refugees' stories inspire filmmakers at Berlin Film Festival

BERLIN (Reuters) - Migration, an issue that has vexed Germany since its 2015 refugee crisis, proved fertile ground for filmmakers at this year's Berlin Film Festival where they showcased movies looking at refugees' stories of escape, arrival and integration.


Threatened and vilified, but Philippine lawyer says he wants 'death squad president' in court

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine attorney Jude Sabio says he hasn't been home for a year, steers clear of public events and is forever looking over his shoulder after accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of crimes against humanity.

Teenagers and Adolescence

Big City: Cool-Looking and Sweet, Juul Is a Vice Teens Can’t Resist

The e-cigarettes, in flavors like Mango and Fruit Medley, offer rebellion in a sharply designed package that appeals to a driven generation.


Tesla delays, tax credit concerns spur sales of Chevy Bolts

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Some potential buyers of Tesla's long-delayed Model 3 sedan are concerned that they will miss out on big federal tax breaks and are looking for alternatives, including General Motors Co's Chevrolet Bolt, according to postings by would-be Tesla buyers on websites and interviews with GM dealers.


Salary + 144 eggs: Venezuelan firm offers unusual monthly compensation

CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan security firm is looking to attract personnel with a "motivational" bonus of 144 eggs for good presentation and time-keeping - alongside a $10 per month salary.


Novartis readies to auction U.S. generic pills business: sources

(Reuters) - Switzerland's Novartis AG is preparing to auction its U.S. generic pill business, looking to shed a unit that has struggled amid fierce price competition, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Woman reading grandson's journal may have foiled a school attack

A woman in Everett, Washington, was looking through her grandson's journal Monday night when she found something that would forever change her view of him.


U.S. market gurus who predicted selloff say current calm an illusion

Some veteran investors who were vindicated in calling for a pullback in shares and a spike in volatility could now be cheering. Actually, they're looking at the risks that still lie ahead in the...


VW looks at Apple for electric-car design guidance

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen is looking at Apple products for guidance on how to style its new generation of electric cars, its top designer said, as the automaker aims to turn profits on battery-powered vehicles when they launch in 2020.


Aldi Sued and Aldi Nord looking at closer cooperation - Manager Magazin

FRANKFURT, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Europe's leading discount retailer Aldi is considering stepping up cooperation between its two separate namesake companies Aldi Nord and Aldi Sued, a German monthly reported.


One man killed, two wounded in shooting in Utah: police

(Reuters) - One man was killed and two other men were wounded in a shooting outside Salt Lake City on Tuesday, and police said were looking for whoever carried out the attack.

Worm in woman's eye leads to unique discovery

Imagine looking into your irritated eye for a pesky eyelash, only to pull out a translucent, wiggling worm nearly a half inch long.


Wall Street regulator looking into VIX manipulation: WSJ

(Reuters) - A Wall Street regulator is probing into whether prices linked to the Cboe Volatility Index have been manipulated, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.


Rattled by U.S. fiscal, monetary tug-of-war, investors start looking abroad

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The worst week in the U.S. stock market in two years and benchmark 10-year Treasury yields hitting four-year highs are prompting fund managers to rethink their allocation plans.

An Oregon woman plucked a new species of worms out of her eye

Imagine looking into your irritated eye for a pesky eyelash, only to pull out a translucent, wiggling worm nearly a half inch long.

This lonely frog is looking for love online

An 11-year-old Bolivian water frog named Romeo has been looking for his "Juliet" for the past decade to save his species.


Pence raises prospect of talks with North Korea alongside 'intensified' pressure

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence suggest the United States may be looking more favorably at diplomatic engagement with North Korea as South Korea considers a rare summit with its neighbor and long-time foe.


Pence raises prospect of talks with North Korea amid 'intensified' pressure

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States may be looking more favorably at diplomatic engagement with North Korea, possibly holding dialogue, as South Korea pushes forward with plans to establish grounds for a rare summit between the two Koreas.


Oppa Gangneung style! - fashion on show at the Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Biting winds and freezing temperatures can make it hard to strike a balance between looking cool and staying warm at South Korea's Winter Olympics.


Russia hunts for body fragments, clues after fatal plane crash

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Emergency workers in Russia searched snow-covered fields outside Moscow on Monday, looking for body fragments and clues after a fatal plane crash a day earlier killed all 71 people on board.


Russian passenger plane crashes near Moscow; 71 dead

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian passenger plane crashed near Moscow soon after take-off on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, and investigators said they were looking at all possible causes.


Pyeongchang Games organizers probe possible cyberattack

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Pyeongchang Olympics organizers were looking into a disruption of non-critical systems on the day of the opening ceremony but could not yet confirm if it was a cyberattack, Games spokesman Sung Baik-you said on Saturday.


Shooting at Georgia nursing home leaves one dead; gunman flees

(Reuters) - A person was fatally shot in a nursing home parking lot in Augusta, Georgia, on Friday and police were looking for the shooter, who had fled the scene, according to local media and Augusta University, which has a campus near the facility.


Exclusive: Amazon eyes new warehouse in Brazil e-commerce push - sources

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Inc is looking to lease a 50,000-square-meter warehouse just outside Sao Paulo, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, as it steps up its push into Latin America's biggest retail market, Brazil.

A big victory for Trump

President Donald Trump walks away from a turbulent week with a major political victory in the form of a massive deal that raises military and domestic spending caps by $300 billion, giving both parties many items that they have been looking for, and raising the debt ceiling until March 2019.


Top seed Wawrinka labors to three-set victory in Sofia

SOFIA (Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka, looking to play himself back into form after a long layoff due to a knee surgery, survived a scare to advance to the Sofia Open quarter-finals with a 4-6 6-2 6-3 win over Slovakian qualifier Martin Klizan on Thursday.


Trivago takes aim at smaller hotels as online partners cut spend

(Reuters) - Hotel-search company Trivago NV is looking to increase the share of its business that comes from independent hotels and alternative types of accommodation at a time when its two dominant customers have reduced what they pay per click.


UPDATE 1-Buyout firm KKR looking at becoming a corporation

* KKR management, board evaluating whether to convert to C-Corp

Rap and Hip-Hop

Atlanta’s #BillionDollarLawyer Is Looking Out for Your Favorite Rappers

Drew Findling, a criminal defense lawyer in the hip-hop capital, has become an advocate and father figure for rappers like Offset, of Migos, and Gucci Mane.


Olympic spirit dying, athletes looking to IOC: Uhlaender

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - The Olympic spirit is in danger of being snuffed out by a doping scandal that saw the IOC ban dozens of Russian athletes for life only for sport's highest tribunal to nullify the sanctions, U.S. skeleton slider Katie Uhlaender said on Thursday.

Politics and Government

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why the Pope Is Genuflecting to China

The Vatican is looking for a historic deal with the atheist and Communist government.


BRIEF-Asset manager Blackrock Inc looks to raise over $10 bln - WSJ


Some members of Congress forgot their oath

Americans hardly agree on anything these days, but at a baseline, we all agree that government should be looking out for our national security. Congress in particular has a critical responsibility to provide oversight over the defense and intelligence communities.


UPDATE 1-Britain looking closely at Melrose bid for GKN - PM May

LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - The hostile takeover pursuit of engineering company GKN by Melrose Industries is receiving close attention from the British government, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.


Alpine skiing: Mayer looking to trigger Austrian medal avalanche

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Austria dominated the Alpine skiing in the Sochi Winter Olympics four years ago and Matthias Mayer is hoping to trigger a similar medal avalanche when he defends his men's downhill title at the Pyeongchang Games on Sunday.


'Any size of deal is possible,' says chipmaker AMS

ZURICH (Reuters) - High-flying Austrian chipmaker AMS is looking for more acquisitions to accelerate growth and increase its leading position in sensors used in phones, automobiles and industrial gear, Chief Executive Alexander Everke said on Tuesday.


Stock sell-off overdue, investors lick their wounds and hunt

The speed of Monday's jaw-dropping sell-off on Wall Street had traders and investors bumped and bruised. But few seemed surprised that a pullback had actually happened. Some were looking for the right time and opportunity to wade back in - but wary of catching a falling knife.


Energy stocks have room to build on solid start

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Energy stocks have got off to a strong start this year and look poised to run further, fueled in part by a rebound in oil prices, climbing U.S. production and investors looking to take advantage of shares that could be a bargain after a disappointing 2017.


AmTrust to partner with Israeli tech firms in "insurtech" push

JERUSALEM, Feb 4 (Reuters) - AmTrust Financial Services is looking to boost its presence significantly in Israel in the next year through partnerships and buying stakes in technology firms to tap into the growing need for "insurtech", company officials said.

Listed as missing, California woman found on 'The Bachelor'

If you watch "The Bachelor," you know Rebekah Martinez. She's the free spirit with the pixie cut who established great chemistry with the former race car driver looking for true love.

Books and Literature

Romance: Love Notes

Looking for a little literary escapism? We’ve combed through the latest romances for smart and sexy reads.


Mattis says has no evidence of sarin gas used in Syria, but concerned

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that while he does not have evidence of the nerve agent sarin being used by the Syrian government, the United States was looking into reports about its use and was concerned.


Review: ‘Altered Carbon,’ Netflix’s ‘Blade Runner’ Replicant

In its effort to fill every niche that the cord-cutter might be looking for, the streaming service adds a series that covers sci-fi, film noir and skin flick.