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GE, Invenergy build wind farm in Oklahoma, biggest in the U.S.

July 26 (Reuters) - Power development company Invenergy LLC and General Electric Co on Wednesday announced plans to build the largest wind farm in the United States in Oklahoma, part of a $4.5 billion project to provide electricity to 1.1 million utility customers in the region.


BRIEF-United States Lime & Minerals reports Q2 earnings per share $0.94

* United States Lime & Minerals Inc - Revenues in the Q2 2017 were $36.5 million, compared to $32.9 million in the comparable prior year quarter Source text: [] Further company coverage:

Michelle Obama: What cut me the deepest

You can't deny it. Michelle Obama shattered a glass ceiling when she became the first black first lady in the United States.


White House domestic advisers take lead on refugee decision: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House Domestic Policy Council (DPC) is taking the lead on a decision about how many refugees to admit to the United States next year, two current and three former officials said, a move that may empower those who wish to reduce immigration.


Swimming: U.S. set world record to win 4x100 meters mixed medley relay

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The United States broke the world record in the mixed 4x100 meters medley relay for the second time in a day to win gold in the final at the world swimming championships on Wednesday.


Exclusive: Venezuela police and army chiefs, PDVSA executive face U.S. sanctions - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of Venezuela’s army, the national police chief, the country’s director of elections and a vice president for the state oil company PDVSA are among the 13 Venezuelan officials being sanctioned by the United States on Wednesday, U.S. officials told Reuters.

Congress is doing Russia a big favor

Since the annexation of Crimea in March 2014 and the subsequent involvement of Russia in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Western powers -- led by the United States and European Union -- have been remarkably firm in maintaining a united front when it came to the hard business of dealing with Russia.


Exclusive: Group of nations urge U.N. Security Council to take action to ensure access for Syrian aid

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France and other nations are demanding the U.N. Security Council takes action to ensure aid convoys reach millions of needy Syrians as violence diminishes, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday.


UK will not accept chlorinated chicken to secure U.S. trade deal: minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not accept imports of chlorinated chicken in pursuit of a trade deal with the United States after Brexit, its environment minister said on Wednesday, days after a trade minister tried to play down public health concerns.


Rouhani says Iran will respond to any new U.S. sanctions

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran will reciprocate if the United States imposes new sanctions on it, president Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday according to state media, casting further doubt over the outlook for the 2015 Iran nuclear accord.

Sessions' supporters stand up for attorney general

He's been called beleaguered, not tough enough and weak -- all by his boss, the President of the United States. It's safe to say Attorney General Jeff Sessions isn't having a great couple of weeks. However, a wide range of conservative party leaders and groups are defending the former Alabama senator following the onslaught of attacks from President Donald Trump.


Swimming world records continue to tumble in Hungary

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - World records continued to fall at the world championships as the United States quartet in the mixed 4x100 meters medley relay lowered the mark in blistering fashion on Wednesday.


U.S. set world record in 4x100 meters mixed medley relay swimming

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The United States set a world record of three minutes 40.28 seconds in the men's 4x100 meters mixed medley preliminaries on Wednesday, smashing the mark set by Britain in 2015.


Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes off Japan's Okinawa: USGS

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck off Japan's island of Okinawa on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey said.


Swimming: United States break world record in mixed relay

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The United States quartet set a world record in the mixed 4x100 meters medley relay in heats at the world swimming championships on Wednesday.


U.S. pledges $140 million to Lebanon in Syrian refugee aid

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States will give Lebanon an additional $140 million to assist Syrian refugees and the communities hosting them, the State Department said on Wednesday, during a state visit by the Lebanese Prime Minister.


BRIEF-Quantum Genomics raises 8.2 million euros in Europe and US



UPDATE 1-Compass' revenue rises 3.9 pct on growth in United States

July 26 - Compass Group Plc, the world's biggest catering firm, reported a 3.9 percent rise in quarterly revenue, driven by strong growth in the United States.


UPDATE 1-UAE buys first U.S. oil cargo to replace Qatar condensate -sources

SINGAPORE, July 26 (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates will import the country's first oil cargo from the United States, two sources familiar with the matter said, as the OPEC producer sought substitutes to replace Qatari condensate supplies after a diplomatic row.


Compass posts 3.9 pct rise in organic revenue on strength in U.S.

July 26 - Compass Group Plc, the world's biggest catering firm, reported a 3.9 percent rise in quarterly organic revenue, helped by strong growth in the United States.


Hyundai Motor second quarter net profit halves as China, U.S. sales sag

SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor's bleak results stretched into a 14th straight quarter as political headwinds continued to drag down sales in China, its biggest market, and higher incentives failed to boost business in the United States.


U.S. not taking Reggae Boyz lightly in Gold Cup final

(Reuters) - The United States are expecting to really have to scrap it out to clinch a sixth Gold Cup on Wednesday when they face a Jamaica side looking to become only the fourth nation to win the biennial tournament.

North Korea

Intelligence Agencies Say North Korean Missile Could Reach U.S. in a Year

The estimate significantly shortens the time that analysts believed it would take the regime to develop a weapon capable of reaching the continental United States.


L.A. man accused of smuggling king cobras in potato chip cans

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles man was arrested on Tuesday after federal prosecutors said he arranged to smuggle into the United States three live, highly venomous king cobra snakes hidden in potato chip canisters.


Russia’s Kaspersky Lab launches free antivirus software globally

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab on Tuesday announced it was rolling out a free version of its antivirus software across the globe, a product launch that comes amid mounting suspicion in the United States that the cyber firm is vulnerable to Russian government influence.


Survivors of Texas truck where 10 immigrants died seek to trade testimony for visas

AUSTIN, Texas/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some of the illegal immigrants who survived a deadly human-smuggling journey into Texas are seeking visas to stay in the United States in exchange for testimony against those responsible for an operation that killed 10 people on a sweltering truck, a lawyer said on Tuesday.


Battle intensifies to contain Montana wildfire, largest in U.S.

(Reuters) - More than 600 firefighters in Montana battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the biggest wildfire in the United States after it torched buildings, seared grasslands and drove scores of people from their homes.


Apple CEO promised Trump to build three manufacturing plants in U.S.: WSJ

(Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook has committed to build three big manufacturing plants in the United States, the Wall Street Journal quoted U.S. President Donald Trump as saying.


Swimming: King, Peaty, Masse smash world records

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The world championships came alive on Tuesday as Lilly King of the United States won the women's 100 meters breaststroke title in one of three world- record swims at the end of a breath-taking evening session.


Swimming: King breaks world record to hold off Efimova

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Lilly King of the United States added the world title to her Olympic crown by powering to the women's 100 meters breaststroke title in world record time on Tuesday.


U.S. says progress with China on N.Korea U.N. sanctions, true test is Russia

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is making progress in talks with North Korean ally China on imposing new U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang over its latest missile test, but the "true test" will be what measures Russia agrees to, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Tuesday.


UPDATE 1-Domino's international sales miss estimates, shares slide

July 25 (Reuters) - Domino's Pizza Inc reported quarterly international same-restaurant sales that fell short of analysts' estimates, overshadowing strength in the United States and sending its shares down almost 10 percent in morning trading on Tuesday.


Iran-linked cyber spies use simple yet effective hacks: report

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - A cyber spying group with links to Iran and active for the past four years is targeting countries including Israel, Saudi Arabia, Germany and the United States, security researchers said on Tuesday.


Nielsen to track Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV viewing in U.S. ratings

(Reuters) - Nielsen Holdings Plc will begin including Hulu Live TV and Google's YouTube TV viewing in its TV ratings in the United States in an effort to capture the shift from traditional broadcast to watching shows on laptops or smartphones, the company said on Tuesday.


Trump praises work on UK trade deal, says EU 'protectionist'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised ongoing work on a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain while criticizing the European Union's trade relationship with the United States, although he provided no other details.


Fire crews battle to halt spread of Montana blaze, largest in the U.S.

(Reuters) - More than 600 firefighters in Montana on Tuesday battled to halt the spread of the biggest wildfire in the United States after it torched buildings, raced through forests and drove scores of people from their homes.

Cillizza: Trump's public bullying of Sessions is embarrassing

At 6:12 a.m. ET, the President of the United States tweeted this:


Arrested Russian's wife denies U.S. charge he is global hacking mastermind

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - The wife of an alleged Russian hacker facing extradition from Spain to the United States has told Reuters he is being held in solitary confinement and that he denies the accusation that he masterminded one of the world's biggest spam networks.

United States Politics and Government

By Land, Sea or Catapult: How Smugglers Get Drugs Across the Border

As the United States increases the number of agents, drones, sensors and cameras on the border, smugglers resort to more inventive modes.


Drugs vs. Border: How Smugglers Get Creative

About two million pounds of illegal drugs were seized by Customs and Border Protection in 2016. Here are some of the ways they are smuggled into the United States.


Exclusive: Australia to accept first Central American refugees under U.S. deal - sources

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will accept several dozen Central American refugees within the next few months, two sources familiar with the process told Reuters, the first transfers under a controversial refugee swap arrangement agreed with the United States.


UPDATE 1-Refresco to buy Cott's bottling activities for $1.25 bln

AMSTERDAM, July 25 (Reuters) - Netherlands-based drinks bottler Refresco said on Tuesday it had agreed to buy the bottling activities of Canada-based Cott Corp for $1.25 billion, a move that will increase its capacity in the United States.


U.S. judge halts deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals

DETROIT (Reuters) - A federal judge in Michigan on Monday halted the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals from the United States, the latest legal victory for the Iraqi nationals facing deportation in a closely watched case.


Why I Visited North Korea

In light of the United States barring Americans from traveling to North Korea, recent visitors shared their stories of visiting the reclusive nation.

Rep. Meeks: Trump doesn't care about US

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer he thinks President Donald Trump does not care about the United States, and only cares about himself.


Athletics: Olympic champions lead powerful U.S. world team

(Reuters) - With eight Olympic gold medalists on its 132-member roster, the United States are ready to be the powerhouse team at next month's athletics world championships.


King and Efimova move closer to Olympic swimming grudge rematch

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Lilly King, of the United States, and Russian Yuliya Efimova moved a step closer towards a grudge rematch of their Olympic final duel as they eased into the women's 100 metres breaststroke semi-finals at the world championships on Monday.


Iran top judge demands U.S. release assets, jailed Iranians

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's top judge called on the United States on Monday to release Iranians held in U.S. jails and billions of dollars in Iranian assets, days after Washington urged Tehran to free three U.S. citizens.


Hasbro's quarterly sales rise 10.6 pct

July 24 (Reuters) - Hasbro Inc, the No. 2 U.S. toymaker, reported a 10.6 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by demand for its Transformers and Nerf toys in the United States.

US commissions largest-ever warship

The United States has just sent "a 100,000-ton message to the world," says US President Donald Trump.

Trump administration transfers foreign terror suspect to US for trial

The Trump administration has transferred an Algerian terror suspect from Spain to the United States to be tried in federal court rather than at the Guantánamo Bay naval prison.


Cuba’s top U.S. negotiator named to new post

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba has reassigned the woman who led two years of intense negotiation with the United States under the detente worked out by former U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro, state media said on Sunday.

British Open (Golf)

Jordan Spieth Wins the British Open, His Third Major Title

Spieth, 23, who won the Masters and the United States Open in 2015, can clinch a career Grand Slam with a victory at the P.G.A. Championship next month.


Eight found dead in Texas truck in suspected human trafficking

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - Eight people believed to be illegal immigrants being smuggled into the United States were found dead inside a sweltering 18-wheeler trailer parked behind a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, early on Sunday, authorities said.


Second half goals take USA into Gold Cup final

(Reuters) - The United States breezed into the final of the 2017 Gold Cup after second half goals from Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey secured the hosts' 2-0 win over Costa Rica on Saturday.


Without Visas, Carnival Workers Are Trapped at Home in Mexico

A debate over how many visas the United States should issue to seasonal workers has stranded thousands in Mexico with diminished job prospects.


Free Iranian citizens, Iran tells U.S. in response to Trump

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran demanded on Saturday that the United States release Iranians detained there, a day after U.S. president Donald Trump called on the Islamic Republic to release three U.S. citizens.


Iran announces new missile production line: state media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran announced the launch of a new missile production line on Saturday, according to state media, against a backdrop of tension between the United States and Tehran.


Australia says Chinese spy ship near war games

(Reuters) - A Chinese spy ship has been detected off the Australian coast near joint war games underway between the United States, New Zealand and Australian militaries, the Australian Defense Force (ADF) said on Saturday.


Exclusive: U.S. weighs financial sanctions to hit Venezuela's oil revenue - sources

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is considering financial sanctions on Venezuela that would halt dollar payments for the country's oil, according to a senior White House official and an adviser with direct knowledge of the discussions.


Al Qaeda suspect makes first appearance in U.S. federal court

(Reuters) - Ali Charaf Damache, an al Qaeda suspect accused by the United States of conspiring to support terrorists, made an initial appearance in a federal court in Philadelphia on Friday following his extradition from Spain, the Justice Department said.


Guatemala-born mother of four in Connecticut church to avoid deportation

(Reuters) - A single mother of four has taken refuge in a Connecticut church after federal authorities ordered her deported to her native Guatemala as part of President Donald Trump's crackdown on unauthorized immigrants in the United States.

North Korea

U.S. to Bar Americans From Traveling to North Korea

The announcement came only hours after Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, hinted that the United States was considering seeking a regime change in North Korea.


U.S., seven allies map joint F-35 jet operations in Europe

BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States and seven allies have held their first meeting to map out plans for joint operations of the new Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 stealth jet fighter in Europe in coming years.


U.S., 7 allies map joint F-35 jet operations in Europe

BERLIN, July 21 (Reuters) - The United States and seven allies have held their first meeting to map out plans for joint operations of the new Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 stealth jet fighter in Europe in coming years.


'Confederate' writers defend modern U.S. slavery show as scary but real

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The creators of the new television drama "Confederate," set in an imaginary world where slavery still exists in the United States, defended their vision after the concept provoked outrage on social media this week.


Iran skips opportunity to upset nuclear deal over U.S. sanctions: sources

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran decided on Friday for the second time since January not to upset its nuclear pact with six world powers, two informed sources said, despite public statements by Tehran accusing the United States of violating the deal.


Philippines' Duterte says will never visit 'lousy' United States

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hit back on Friday at U.S. lawmakers opposed to the prospect of his visiting the White House, saying he would never go to the United States, which he called a "lousy" country.


UPDATE 2-Visa beats profit estimates, lifts earnings forecast

July 20 (Reuters) - Visa Inc, the world's largest payments network operator, on Thursday reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its annual earnings forecast, as more people across the United States and Europe used its payments network.


Officer in Minnesota shooting was celebrated in Somali community

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Mohamed Noor was celebrated when he became a Minneapolis police officer 21 months ago, joining a handful of other Somalis on the police force in a city with one of the United States' largest Somali communities.


Corning vows new jobs as part of Trump's 'Made in America' week

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Corning Inc said at an event with U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday that it plans to spend $500 million and create 1,000 jobs in the United States making a new kind of glass for vials and cartridges to hold injectable drugs.


Corning vows new jobs as part of Trump's "Made in America" week

NEW YORK, July 20 (Reuters) - Corning Inc said at an event with U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday that it plans to spend $500 million and create 1,000 jobs in the United States making a new kind of glass for vials and cartridges to hold injectable drugs.


UPDATE 2-U.S. says Exxon under Tillerson violated Russia sanctions in 2014

WASHINGTON/HOUSTON, July 20 (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday admonished Exxon Mobil Corp for "reckless disregard" of U.S. sanctions in dealings with Russia in 2014 when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the global oil company's chief executive, and fined it $2 million.


White House developing comprehensive biosecurity strategy: official

ASPEN, Colorado (Reuters) - The Trump administration is developing the first comprehensive strategy to defend the United States against disease pandemics and biological attacks by terrorists, the top White House homeland security official said on Thursday.

Refugees and Displaced Persons

When Syria Came to Fresno: Refugees Test Limits of Outstretched Hand

Once in the United States, the new arrivals sometimes land in towns that are not exactly prepared for them.


U.S. to deploy officials in Qatar in counter-terrorism accord: sources

DOHA/DUBAI (Reuters) - The United States will post officials at the Qatari state prosecutor's office as part of a Qatari-U.S. agreement signed this month to fight the financing of terrorism, people familiar with the matter said.


Baltics need anti-aircraft protection against Russia, Lithuania says

SIAULIAI AIR BASE, Lithuania (Reuters) - NATO should permanently deploy anti-aircraft weapons in the Baltics to deter Russia, Lithuania's president said on Thursday as the United States put Patriot missiles on display after including them in an exercise in the region for the first time.


EU seeks U.N. alliance against torture trade, lethal drugs

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is rallying dozens of countries to stop the trade of torture equipment and lethal-injection drugs, which could make it harder for the United States to perform executions, a top EU official said on Thursday.


Moscow says replied to Washington query on U.S. vote hacking within a day: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said the United States had formally asked Moscow about election hacking one week before last year's U.S. presidential vote and that it replied the next day, RIA news agency cited Russia's special envoy on cyber security as saying on Thursday.


China seen making 25 percent more solar panels in 2017

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's solar industry is expected to produce 25 percent more panels in 2017 than last year, supported by domestic sales and demand from the United States and emerging markets, the head of a Chinese industry association said.


Bill Gross warns of recession risk if highly levered economies hike rates

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Highly levered domestic and global economies including the United States, which have "feasted" on easy monetary policies in recent years, cannot withstand a normalizing of short-term interest rates without running the risk of a recession, influential bond investor Bill Gross of Janus Henderson Investors warned on Thursday.


U.S. ends controversial laptop ban on Middle East carriers

DUBAI, July 20 (Reuters) - The United States has ended a four month ban on passengers carrying laptops onboard U.S. bound flights from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa, bringing to an end one of the controversial travel restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump's administration.


Russia, U.S. duel at U.N. over whether North Korea fired long-range missile

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States and Russia are waging rival campaigns at the United Nations Security Council over the type of ballistic missile fired by North Korea earlier this month as the U.S. pushes to impose stronger sanctions on Pyongyang over the test.


U.S. defenders double up in Gold Cup win over El Salvador

(Reuters) - Defenders Omar Gonzalez and Eric Lichaj scored a goal apiece in the closing minutes of the first half to send the United States into the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 win over El Salvador on Wednesday.


Turkey's publication of U.S. troop locations poses risk, Pentagon says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The publication by Turkey's state-run news agency of the locations of what appeared to be U.S. military posts in Syria puts American forces in danger, and the United States has complained to Turkey, a NATO ally, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.


EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico's peso cheered by improved credit outlook

(Recasts headline and lead paragraph on Mexico credit outlook, NAFTA talks, updates prices) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, July 19 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso hit a new high following an improved credit outlook for the country and a Reuters report detailing an aggressive timetable for trade talks between Mexico, the United States and Canada, before shedding gains later on Wednesday. Overnight, the currency traded at 17.45 pesos per U.S. dollar, the highest level since May 2016, before


Soccer: Kraft joins committee for joint 2026 World Cup bid

(Reuters) - Robert Kraft, owner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and Major League Soccer's Revolution, has been named honorary chairman of the board for the joint 2026 World Cup bid from Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Tammy Duckworth: Trump is derelict in his duty

When I enlisted in the United States Armed Forces in 1992, I swore an oath — the same oath members of my family dating back to the Revolution had sworn — to protect and defend our Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic and to "bear true faith and allegiance to the same." I also pledged to follow the orders of the officers appointed above me, as well as the President of the United States.


Russian diplomat 'optimal' choice to be new U.S. ambassador: colleague

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Anatoly Antonov is the ideal choice to be the next Russian ambassador to the United States, his colleague said on Wednesday.


Saudi national carrier says laptop ban on U.S. flights ended

KHOBAR (Reuters) - A ban on laptops and other large electronic devices from the cabins of direct flights to the United States from Saudi Arabia has been lifted, Saudi Arabian Airlines said on Wednesday.

Navy punishes sailor who hid on ship

The United States Navy has punished a sailor who was presumed to be lost at sea, prompting a massive search and rescue operation, but was later found hiding on board.


African Markets - Factors to watch on July 19

NAIROBI, July 19 (Reuters) - The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Wednesday. - - - - - GLOBAL MARKETS The dollar stayed on the defensive on Wednesday as investors wagered any further tightening in the United States would be slow at best, while optimism on China's economy underpinned Asian shares and commodities. The U.S. currency was near multi-month lows after the col


Dollar on defensive, Asia shares make fresh highs

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar stayed on the defensive on Wednesday as investors wagered any further tightening in the United States would be slow at best, while optimism on China's economy underpinned Asian shares and commodities.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar on defensive, Asia shares make fresh highs

SYDNEY, July 19 (Reuters) - The dollar stayed on the defensive on Wednesday as investors wagered any further tightening in the United States would be slow at best, while optimism on China's economy underpinned Asian shares and commodities.

The President wants to let Obamacare fail, then have both sides come up with another plan

Donald Trump, aka the President of the United States, was asked today about next steps for the health care system now that the Republican attempts to repeal and replace or repeal then replace the Affordable Care Act have officially failed.


Tennis: U.S. Open to top $50 million in prize money

NEW YORK (Reuters) - This year's U.S. Open will become the first tennis tournament to top $50 million in prize money following a nine percent increase in the total purse, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) said on Tuesday.

Don't blame Secret Service for Trump Jr. meeting

Recently President Donald Trump's personal attorney suggested that the United States Secret Service may bear some responsibility for allowing Donald Trump Jr. to meet with a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign. This shows a misunderstanding of the scope -- and limitations -- of the Secret Service's responsibilities over presidential candidates.


U.S. targets Iran with new sanctions over missile program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday unveiled new economic sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile program and for contributing to regional tensions and said it was deeply concerned about its "malign activities across the Middle East."


North Korea lacks capacity to hit U.S. with accuracy: U.S. general

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea does not have the ability to strike the United States with "any degree of accuracy" and while its missiles have the range, they lack the necessary guidance capability, Vice Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Paul Selva said on Tuesday.


Mexico minister queries U.S. talk on cutting NAFTA trade deficits

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's economy minister on Tuesday expressed concern that the United States was insisting on reducing trade deficits in objectives it set out for the renegotiation of the NAFTA trade deal, a document he nevertheless said contained "no surprises."