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DNA test reunites brother with mom after 46 years

Texas brothers Anthony Wiggs and Raymond Abreu reunite with their mother Elsie Ramirez after decades apart, they were separated as infants because social services got involved. [Source]

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Tens of thousands protest in Hong Kong over jailing of democracy activists

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against the jailing of three young democracy activists, with many questioning the independence of the Chinese-ruled city's judiciary.


U.S. national monument review to test key land protection law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will recommend on Aug. 24 whether to eliminate or shrink nearly two dozen national monuments, creating the first major test for a 111-year-old law that gives presidents the power to protect swaths of public land.


RPT-Bankruptcy fight over Oncor to test Warren Buffett's discipline

Aug 20 (Reuters) - Warren Buffett takes pride in naming his price to buy a company, and not paying a nickel more.


Thousands protest in Hong Kong over jailing of democracy activists

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against the jailing of three young democracy activists, with many questioning the independence of the Chinese-ruled city's judiciary.


Bankruptcy fight over Oncor to test Warren Buffett's discipline

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett takes pride in naming his price to buy a company, and not paying a nickel more. But the largest U.S. natural gas distribution utility, an unyielding hedge fund, and a Delaware bankruptcy judge now present one of the biggest challenges to the billionaire's legendary discipline.


Thousands Protest Against White Supremacy

Demonstrators poured into the nation’s streets and parks over the weekend to denounce white supremacy and Nazism, one week after clashes between far-right demonstrators and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Va., turned deadly.

Opinion: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are failing a moral test

I first heard the silence late Tuesday night, while pecking at my phone, waiting for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to denounce President Donald Trump's latest comments on neo-Nazis after the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the death and mayhem that resulted.


Mnuchin tells Yale classmates: Trump does not equate neo-Nazis with peaceful protesters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Urged by his Yale University classmates to resign as treasury secretary following President Donald Trump's response to a white nationalist protest, Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday he would stay in office and that Trump "in no way, shape or form" equates neo-Nazis with peaceful protesters.

President tweets that 'sometimes you need protest in order to heal'

President Donald Trump tweeted his support for the Boston Police Department's handling of a self-described free speech rally and counterprotest march that brought thousands to the city's downtown Saturday, adding that he applauded "the many protestors in Boston who are speaking out against bigotry and hate."


Thousands take to streets in Boston protest against hate speech

BOSTON (Reuters) - Thousands of people in Boston protested a "Free Speech" rally featuring right-wing speakers on Saturday, with hundreds of police mobilized to prevent a recurrence of violence that left a woman dead at a Virginia white-supremacist protest last week.

In Berlin, neo-Nazis, counterprotesters take to the streets

Neo-Nazis marched in the streets of Berlin on Saturday as counterprotesters assembled to meet them, a week after a white supremacist rally turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Activists protest in Germany against neo-Nazi vigil for Hitler ally

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Fired workers protest against U.S.-owned miner Freeport Indonesia

Aug 19 (Reuters) - Hundreds of workers laid off by Freeport Indonesia blocked routes and set trucks on fire near the company’s mines in the eastern province of Papua on Saturday, company officials said.


Solar eclipse presents first major test of power grid in renewable era

HOUSTON, Aug 19 (Reuters) - As Monday's total solar eclipse sweeps from Oregon to South Carolina, U.S. electric power and grid operators will be glued to their monitoring systems in what for them represents the biggest test of the renewable energy era.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Charlottesville Wounds Still Fresh, Boston Girds for Dueling Protests

Amid heightened tensions, a handful of cities were preparing for demonstrations this weekend over Confederate symbols and white nationalism.

States consider protections for drivers who hit protesters

The death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Virginia, has renewed focus on bills that surfaced this year in a half-dozen state legislatures that proposed limited protections for drivers who cause injury or death to protesters.

Close, Chuck

16 Members of White House Arts Committee Resign to Protest Trump

Artists, authors, performers and others stepped down from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities after Mr. Trump’s remarks about white nationalists.

United States Politics and Government

James Murdoch Pledges $1 Million to Anti-Defamation League as Trump Protest

Mr. Murdoch, the son of a frequent ally of President Trump’s, gave a candid statement, via email, against the white supremacist sentiment that swept through Virginia last weekend.


U.S. rights group rethinks defending hate groups protesting with guns: WSJ

(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union will no longer defend hate groups seeking to march with firearms, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, a policy change that comes on the heels of protests by white nationalists and counter-protesters over the weekend in Virginia.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Mediator: Where Is the Line? Deadly Protest Forces Media to Decide

In the wake of a tragedy, the media universe is grappling with an issue it has avoided for years.


Venezuela's new chief prosecutor vows to jail protest leaders

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Venezuela will hunt down and jail leaders of violent protests that have rocked the country since April, its new top prosecutor said on Thursday, a day before a hate crimes law was expected to be approved despite fears that it will be used to crush dissent.


Norway authorities stop Greenpeace protests at Arctic well

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian coast guards stopped Greenpeace from protesting at a site of the country's northernmost exploration well drilled by Statoil, the environmentalist group said on Thursday.


BRIEF-FDA provides update on its investigation into inaccurate results from certain lead tests‍​

* U.S. FDA provides update on its investigation into inaccurate results from certain lead tests‍​


Facebook tests adding news stories customized to users' interests

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is testing a feature in the Facebook News Feed that provides customized links to news on topics of interest to individual users, as the company continues to search for ways to increase the amount of time that people spend using the world's largest social media network.


Deere shares reap bounty as quarterly test looms

NEW YORK, Aug 17 (Reuters) - The harvest has come in for stock investors in Deere & Co but a more plentiful bounty may rest on further improvement in the farm equipment maker's performance.

Freedom of Speech and Expression

In Backing Alt-Right, A.C.L.U. Embraces Role in Defending ‘Groups We Detest’

The group’s defense of a planned rally in Virginia, before the violence, has parallels to its seminal role in a proposed neo-Nazi gathering in Skokie, Ill., in 1977.


Cycling: Former Olympic champion Sanchez fails doping test

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain's former Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez has been suspended with immediate effect after testing positive for banned growth hormones, cycling's governing body said on Thursday.

Politics and Government

Joshua Wong and 2 Others Jailed in Hong Kong Over Pro-Democracy Protest

Mr. Wong and two fellow leaders of the monthslong demonstrations in 2014 were jailed after the Beijing-backed government of Hong Kong pushed for harsher punishment.


What will Kim do next? Sixth nuclear test seen critical for North Korea

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea says it has developed intercontinental missiles capable of targeting any place in the United States.

Reporter: Protesters were organized

Elle Reeve of Vice News talks to CNN's Anderson Cooper about her experience on the ground in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a white nationalist rally that has sparked national outrage.


UPDATE 4-Trump jettisons business councils after CEOs quit in protest

* Wall Street speculates about future of Cohn, Mnuchin (Adds Dow CEO, Tillerson, latest market reaction, speculation on future of Cohn and Mnuchin)


New York Times editor testifies in Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit

(Reuters) - The editor of the New York Times editorial board on Wednesday took the witness stand in a lawsuit filed by former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who claims that a June editorial in the paper defamed her by linking her to a 2011 mass shooting.


DRW to buy RGM in latest deal among high-speed trading firms

NEW YORK, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Proprietary trading firm DRW Holdings on Wednesday said it agreed to buy RGM Advisors, in the latest example of consolidation among high-frequency trading (HFT) firms, which have struggled remain profitable amid rising costs and low market volatility.


BRIEF-Toyota, Servco Pacific pilot test new car share application

* Toyota and Servco Pacific Inc partnered to test a new car-sharing technology in Honolulu, Hawaii​


UPDATE 1-Oil producers signal offshore return in latest Gulf of Mexico auction

HOUSTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Major oil producers pushed up high bids at a Gulf of Mexico offshore auction to $121 million on Wednesday, a nearly seven-fold increase from a year ago, as their return to deep water exploration gained momentum.

United States Politics and Government

Jewish Trump Officials Silent on President’s Defense of Anti-Semitic Protesters

Gary D. Cohn, Steven Mnuchin and Jared Kushner have not commented publicly, though Mr. Cohn was described by those close to him as disgusted with the remarks.

Miami Marlins

On Baseball: Derek Jeter’s Greatness Will Be Tested as Owner of a Losing Team

Jeter, the former Yankees star, has always had a vision. And if all goes as planned, he will see it become reality when he becomes an owner of the Miami Marlins.

Trump, Donald J

Trump’s Council of C.E.O.s in Disarray Following Remarks on Protest

The president’s Strategic and Policy Forum, led by Stephen A. Schwarzman, appeared on the verge of disbanding.

United States Politics and Government

Right and Left React to Trump’s Latest Charlottesville Comments Blaming ‘Both Sides’

Read about how the other side thinks about the President’s news conference, Confederate monuments, and responding to the violence of hate groups.

Michael Moore buses audience to Trump Tower protest

Filmmaker Michael Moore invited the audience at his one-man Broadway show to join him at a Trump Tower protest.

Source: McConnell upset at Trump over latest Charlottesville remarks

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has been publicly silent so far over President Donald Trump's latest remarks on Charlottesville, is privately upset with the President's handling of the episode, according to a source close to the Kentucky Republican.


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Philippine lawmakers reject leftist cabinet minister in latest cabinet exit

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine lawmakers rejected the appointment of the social welfare minister on Wednesday after more than a year in office, marking the fourth exit from President Rodrigo Duterte's cabinet this year.



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Mobile language app Babbel, Cambridge team up for English tests

OXFORD, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Germany's Babbel, the highest grossing maker of mobile language-learning apps, has teamed up with Cambridge University's English language certification arm, setting a new, high-quality standard for digital language testing, the companies said on Wednesday.


Venezuelan protesting violinist released by authorities

CARACAS (Reuters) - A young violin player who became a symbol of anti-government protests in Venezuela was released on Tuesday after three weeks in detention, according to the country's chief prosecutor.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Protester Arrested in Toppling of Confederate Statue in Durham

Officials said they would punish perpetrators after a Confederate statue was toppled during a protest expressing sympathy with victims of the violence in Charlottesville.

Heather Heyer was worried she'd get shot during protest

A public memorial service for Heather Heyer, a counterprotester killed Saturday when a speeding car was driven into a crowd, will be held Wednesday morning in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Moore, Michael

Michael Moore Takes His Broadway Audience on Buses to Protest Trump

Mr. Moore’s Broadway plan has made Donald J. Trump the target of his rumpled, moral ire. On Tuesday, he bused his audience to Mr. Trump’s door.

Fox News, Daily Caller delete posts encouraging people to drive through protests


BRIEF-Toll Brothers Inc says gave redemption notice to holders of its outstanding 0.50 percent exchangeable senior notes due 2032 - SEC filing

* Toll brothers Inc says its unit delivered a notice of redemption to holders of its outstanding 0.50 percent exchangeable senior notes due 2032 - SEC filing


UPDATE 1-Chip testing firm urges blocking rival Xcerra's sale to China fund-WSJ

Aug 15 (Reuters) - U.S. semiconductor testing company Cohu Inc is trying to block the sale of rival Xcerra Corp to a Chinese government-controlled fund citing national security concerns, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.


Raonic latest to withdraw from Cincinnati tournament

(The Sports Xchange) - Milos Raonic withdrew from the Western & Southern Cincinnati Open tennis tournament, pulling out on Tuesday due to a wrist injury.


Blackstone ends talks for NSO Group stake that prompted protest: sources

(Reuters) - Blackstone Group has pulled out of discussions to buy part of Israeli mobile surveillance software maker NSO Group, according to people familiar with the talks that had been criticized by digital privacy activists.


Chip testing firm urges blocking rival Xcerra's sale to China fund-WSJ

Aug 15 (Reuters) - U.S. semiconductor testing company Cohu Inc is trying to block the sale of rival Xcerra Corp to a Chinese government-controlled fund citing national security concerns, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

A company is fighting a search warrant it claims would make them turn over info on anti-Trump protesters

A web hosting provider is fighting back against a search warrant that it claims would require them to turn over information on visitors to a website used to organize protests against President Donald Trump, according to court filings first published on the company's blog Monday.

Protesters pull down Confederate statue in North Carolina

A protest in Durham, North Carolina, organized to stand in solidarity with anti-racist activists in Charlottesville, Virginia, took a turn Monday when participants toppled a Confederate statue.

Attacker wanted blood, says protester hit by car

Marcus Martin, the man who saved his fiancée from a car attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, says the suspect who hit him did so intentionally.


Trump's popularity faces test in Alabama's Senate race

(Reuters) - Voters in Alabama head to the polls on Tuesday to choose Republican and Democratic nominees for a U.S. Senate seat, in a race that has been dominated by debate over President Donald Trump.

World's fastest street car costs $3 million

The Bugatti Chiron can hit a top speed of 261 mph but it's going to cost you a whopping $3 million.

Monuments and Memorials (Structures)

Protesters Tear Down Confederate Statue in Durham

Days after clashes in Charlottesville, Va., protesters toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier that had stood in front of the old Durham County Courthouse in North Carolina for nearly a century.

Durham (NC)

Protesters in Durham Topple a Confederate Monument

Officials around the country have removed or considered removing Confederate relics. But in North Carolina on Monday, activists took matters into their own hands.

Protesters topple Confederate statue

Protestors tear down a Confederate monument in Durham, North Carolina.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Who Were the Counterprotesters in Charlottesville?

The counterprotesters were united against white supremacy, but they advocated a wide array of beliefs, tactics and goals.


NFL player sits out national anthem to protest Virginia violence

(Reuters) - Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett remained seated during the playing of the U.S. national anthem before a pre-season National Football League game to protest deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia over the weekend, his team said.

Protesters blame police for not stopping Charlottesville fury

As Charlottesville begins to heal after this weekend's violence, many are wondering how things got out of hand so quickly.

Meet the world's fastest car. Price: $3 million

Driving the Bugatti Chiron provides a lesson in glorious excess.

Charlottesville (Va)

Bulletin Board: Some Readers Say ‘White Nationalist’ Normalizes the Charlottesville Protesters

Our Standards editor says we used a range of descriptions for the groups at the center of the violence, including neo-Nazis, white supremacists and white nationalists.


UPDATE 2-Vale works to speed up listing in strictest Brazil market

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - B igger-than-expected shareholder backing for Vale SA's stock conversion plan could lead the world's No. 1 iron ore producer to speed up the listing of common shares in Brazil's strictest market to lure a broader investor base.

White nationalists plan another protest, this time in Texas on September 11

Brace yourselves for Round 2: White nationalists are planning for another protest in September.


UPDATE 1-Vale gauges how to speed listing in strictest Brazil market

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - B igger-than-expected shareholder support in Vale SA's stock conversion plan could lead the world's No. 1 iron ore producer to accelerate the listing of common shares in Brazil's strictest market segment and lure a boarder base of investors.

Trump flunked a test he should have passed

President Donald Trump faced a moral test this weekend: how would he deal with racist violence? Many would judge that he flunked that test. When it came to specifically condemning white supremacy, he simply didn't have the vocabulary.


CIA chief: Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo said on Sunday he would not be surprised if North Korea tested another missile, given that it had two tests in July.


Hundreds of Buddhists protest against aid agencies in Myanmar's Rakhine

YANGON (Reuters) - Hundreds of Buddhists took to the streets in western Myanmar on Sunday to protest against aid organizations they accuse of giving support to Muslim Rohingya militants, police and a protest leader said.


Charlottesville violence tests Trump's presidential mettle

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - For President Donald Trump, this was the week when the real world began to intrude upon his presidency.


Two killed in helicopter crash near Virginia protests

(Reuters) - Two people died in a helicopter crash on Saturday near Charlottesville, Virginia, where white nationalists and counter-protesters had clashed earlier in the day, officials said.

'Blood and soil': Protesters chant Nazi slogan in Charlottesville

Some white nationalists and right-wing protesters who have converged on Charlottesville, Virginia, have been using a Nazi rallying cry.

Videos show car crash into protesters

Videos posted to social media show a car crash into protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia and then drive away.


Protests Rage On in Kenya After President Is Re-Elected

Many believe the election was rigged, even though international observers concluded that it was fair and transparent.


Protesters clash again in Virginia city ahead of white nationalist rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - White nationalists clashed with counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday ahead of a rally to protest the planned removal of a Confederate general's statue that critics say glorifies the era of slavery.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

State of Emergency Declared in Charlottesville After Protests Turn Violent

Protests of a plan to remove a statue of a Confederate general led to clashes that left several injured.

DNA test reunites brother with mom after 46 years

Texas brothers Anthony Wiggs and Raymond Abreu reunite with their mother Elsie Ramirez after decades apart, they were separated as infants because social services got involved.


Athletics: Botswana miss out after baton drop, U.S. run year's fastest time

LONDON (Reuters) - Botswana missed out on the men's 4x400 meters relay final at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday after dropping the baton in their semi-final heat while the United States ran the year's fastest time.


Bolt leads Jamaica into final, U.S. run year's fastest time

LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt, running the penultimate race of his career, led Jamaica safely through their semi-final in the 4x100 meters relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday while United States ran the fastest time of the year.

DNA test reunites brothers with mom after 46 years

There she is ... I think I see her," an anxious Anthony Wiggs told Raymond Abreu. "With the sunglasses on."

One shot dead in Kenya election protests, police say

One person was shot dead after protests broke out in Kisumu following the re-election of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, police said Saturday.


Protesters clash in Virginia city on eve of white nationalist rally

(Reuters) - Hundreds of white marchers with blazing torches clashed briefly with counterprotesters on the Charlottesville campus of the University of Virginia on Friday, the eve of a rally planned by thousands of white nationalists, media said.


'Let it be': Mongolians protest as bulldozers threaten Beatles monument

ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - A statue of the Beatles in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar could be at risk amid an alleged land grab, protesters say, as rapid development turns a city once famed for wide open spaces into a cluttered metropolis.


Taylor Swift's bodyguard testifies he witnessed groping

DENVER (Reuters) - Pop star Taylor Swift's former bodyguard on Friday corroborated her account of being groped by a Colorado disc jockey, testifying that he saw the radio personality slip his hand under her skirt as they posed for a photo.


Peru expels Venezuelan ambassador to protest constituent assembly

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru has decided to expel Venezuela's ambassador to Peru after Caracas sent an "unacceptable" response to a new Western Hemisphere group's condemnation of the country's new legislative superbody, Peru's foreign affairs ministry said Friday.

Hear Trump's latest comments on North Korea

President Donald Trump said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "will truly regret it and he will regret it fast" if he issues an overt threat or attacks Guam or a US ally.


Pearson fastest in 100 meters hurdles semis, holder goes out

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Olympic 100 meters hurdles champion Sally Pearson continued her remarkable comeback from injury by qualifying fastest for the World Championship final as defending champion Danielle Williams failed to progress on Friday.


Should older doctors be examined, tested or forced to retire?

(Reuters Health) - At 81, Dr. Frank Stockdale continues to see breast cancer patients and believes he offers them the wisdom and knowledge from his more than 50 years of oncology practice.

Computers and the Internet

In China, Facebook Tests the Waters With a Stealth App

The social media giant has quietly authorized the release of a Chinese version of its Moments app, a highly unusual move that raises transparency questions.


Cancer survivors may seek unneeded tests for reassurance

(Reuters Health) - Many people who survive cancer fear recurrence after their treatment ends, according to a study that suggests these concerns may lead to unnecessary tests.


Nebraska funeral picketing law survives protester's challenge

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a Nebraska law that prohibits picketing within 500 feet of funerals, saying it did not violate the free speech rights of the Westboro Baptist Church, whose members condemn homosexuality.


Kenyan police prepare for protests before election announcement

NAIROBI/KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police beefed up security on Friday ahead of an expected announcement that President Uhuru Kenyatta has won re-election, despite allegations by opposition leader Raila Odinga of vote-rigging.


Kenyan police prepare for protests ahead of election announcement

KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police took security precautions on Friday ahead of an expected announcement that President Uhuru Kenyatta has won re-election despite allegations of vote rigging by opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Suits and Litigation (Civil)

New York Times Editorial Writer Must Testify in Sarah Palin Lawsuit

A federal judge ruled that for him to decide on a motion filed by the The Times seeking the dismissal of a defamation suit filed by Ms. Palin, the writer must appear under oath.

Climate report: Hottest year, highest greenhouse gas marks, record sea levels

The records highlighted in the "State of the Climate in 2016" report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sound ominous.

Illegal Immigration

A Surge of Migrants Crossing Into Quebec Tests Canada’s Welcome

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government must balance its public compassion toward asylum seekers with a strict immigration system.

Strong support for Taylor Swift following trial testimony

Taylor Swift's testimony against a man she has accused of groping her has sparked a wave of support for the pop star on social media.


Germany to inspect Ford Mondeo cars over emissions testing: WirtschaftsWoche

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has ordered its road transport watchdog to look at whether Ford's mid-sized Mondeo model contains an illegal emissions cheating device, business weekly WirtschaftsWoche reported on Thursday, citing the transport ministry.


Observers give Kenya vote thumbs up amid pockets of protests

NAIROBI (Reuters) - International observers on Thursday praised the handling of Kenya's presidential election, with the European Union mission saying it had seen no sign of manipulation despite opposition complaints and scattered protests.


China seethes on sidelines amid latest North Korea crisis

BEIJING (Reuters) - Angered as the United States and its allies ignore Chinese calls to calm tensions over North Korea, and distracted by domestic concerns, China is largely sitting out the latest crisis with nuclear-armed Pyongyang.


Taylor Swift's mom testifies alleged groping 'shattered our trust'

DENVER (Reuters) - Whether Taylor Swift wins or loses a federal court battle stemming from her allegation that she was groped by a Denver DJ, the incident in question has already made the singer less trustful of the public and less open to fans, her mother testified.


CEE MARKETS-Dinar retests 22-month highs, Serbian central bank meets

* Dinar near 22-month high, helped by euro remittances from abroad * Serbia seen keeping region's highest interest rates on hold * Stocks fall less than Western peers By Sandor Peto BUDAPEST, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Serbia's dinar tested 22-month highs against the euro on Thursday, outperforming other Central European currencies ahead of a central bank meeting that is expected to see it key rate left on hold at 4 percent, the highest in the region. The Serbian central bank i


Turkey orders detention of 35 people, including journalists, in latest crackdown: Anadolu

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish authorities on Thursday issued detention warrants for 35 people, including nine journalists, on suspicion of links to last July's attempted military coup, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.

President's unorthodox approach to global leadership has him in a test of wills with N. Korean leader

President Donald Trump effectively ad-libbed his way into a test of wills with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and an unpredictable cycle of escalation -- largely due to both men's propensity for white-hot rhetoric and a desire to project strong leadership.


Lack of real-world testing raises doubts on U.S. missile defenses

WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - When simulating missile attacks from North Korea or Iran, the U.S. military says its defense system and network of radars allow it to successfully track and destroy incoming warheads.


Goldman to use 'personality test' for hiring decisions

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc plans to begin using a "personality test" as part of the hiring process for positions in its banking, trading and finance and risk divisions, a senior Goldman executive said on Wednesday.


Exclusive: Tesla developing self-driving tech for semi-truck, wants to test in Nevada

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Inc is developing a long-haul, electric semi-truck that can drive itself and move in "platoons" that automatically follow a lead vehicle, and is getting closer to testing a prototype, according to an email discussion of potential road tests between the car company and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), seen by Reuters.


Oscar-winning Coen brothers to bring Western anthology series to Netflix

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen are transitioning to the small screen with a new Western anthology for Netflix Inc, the online streaming company said on Wednesday, the latest talent to join the platform's growing roster.

Why the left is betting on single-payer as their litmus test

When Sen. Bernie Sanders hit the road in July to gin up resistance against Republican efforts to raze Obamacare, he delivered a two-part message: First, protect the current law. Second, push on and make the case for a single-payer system, or "Medicare for all."


Thousands of protesters disrupt traffic in India's financial capital

MUMBAI (Reuters) - More than 200,000 protesters poured into India's financial capital on Wednesday, disrupting traffic and straining the railway network, to press their demands for reserved quotas in government jobs and college places for students.


U.N. decries excessive force in Venezuela's crackdown on protests

CARACAS/GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations slammed Venezuela on Tuesday for the use of excessive force against anti-government protesters and said security forces and pro-government groups were believed responsible for the deaths of at least 73 demonstrators since April.


Denver DJ denies groping Taylor Swift in first day of trial testimony

DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado DJ accused of groping recording star Taylor Swift during a photo shoot four years ago testified on Tuesday that he innocently made physical contact with the singer as they posed together but denied any inappropriate behavior.


Lockheed fielding more missile defense queries amid North Korea tests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp , the Pentagon's No. 1 weapons supplier, said on Tuesday its customers want to defend themselves against possible incoming missile attacks and are increasingly asking about missile defense systems.


Moroccan injured during protest dies after weeks in coma

RABAT (Reuters) - A protester who fell into a coma after being wounded in protests that have shaken northern Morocco died in hospital on Tuesday, a lawyer and a judicial official said.


Venezuela using excessive force, arrests to crush protests: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Venezuelan security forces have wielded excessive force to suppress protests, killing dozens, and have arbitrarily detained 5,000 people since April, including 1,000 still in custody, the United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday.

Kenyans vote in hotly contested presidential election

Kenyans head to the polls Tuesday in a hotly contested election that pits incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta against the nation's former prime minister.


Rocket Lab says fixes test flight glitch which terminated first launch

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, said a contractor's error was to blame for its maiden flight failing to reach orbit in May, but that the problem had been fixed ahead of another planned launch in the next two months.

Dental braces wire found in woman's intestine

Brace yourself for this story: Ten years after her orthodontic braces were removed, a piece of dental wire was found stuck inside an Australian woman's small intestine.

September 11 (2001)

Man Killed in 9/11 Attacks Is Identified by DNA Testing

The man, whose name was withheld by officials at his family’s request, was the first Sept. 11 victim to be identified in more than two years.

Divisive memo tests Google's free speech culture


BRIEF-Freddie Mac issues Dodd-Frank stress test results

* Stress test results as of Dec. 31, 2016 under severely adverse scenario show substantial funding available under PSPA Source text ( Further company coverage:

Dutch engineers test 'floating island'

North Korea

North Korea Rails Against New Sanctions, Says U.S. Is ‘Frantic’ About Missile Tests

A statement called the new Security Council sanctions a “frenzied and desperate” effort by the United States to obliterate North Korea.


'Top Chef' host Lakshmi testifies in Teamsters extortion trial

BOSTON (Reuters) - "Top Chef" TV show host Padma Lakshmi appeared in federal court in Boston on Monday, and testified she was "terrified" after a member of the Teamsters union, accused of extorting the show's production company for jobs, appeared to threaten her in 2014.


Justice Department resumes effort to improve forensic testimony

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is reviving efforts that first started under the Obama administration to develop uniform standards governing what forensic experts are permitted to say during criminal trials.

Spoilers: 'GoT' characters collide in latest battle royal

The following contains major spoilers from the August 6 episode of "Game of Thrones."

American beats fastest man in history

CNN's Fredricka Whitfield chats with champion sprinter Justin Gatlin after his big win over Usain Bolt.

Education (K-12)

Markdale Journal: An Ice Cream Maker’s Latest Recipe: Saving the Local School

It looked as if a small town in Ontario would lose its school. But a local business has proved an unlikely savior, offering millions of dollars to save it.

Young, Coleman A

Detroit’s Mayoral Election Is a Test of Recovery and Legacy

The son of the city’s first black mayor is challenging its first white mayor in 40 years in an election that comes at a pivotal point for a remade Detroit.


U.N. council bans key North Korea exports over missile tests

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash by a third the Asian state's $3 billion annual export revenue over Pyongyang's two July intercontinental ballistic missile tests.

UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on the regime for ballistic missile tests and other violations

The United Nations Security Council on Saturday passed a resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea for its continued ballistic missile testing and violations of UN resolutions.


U.N. Security Council imposes new North Korea sanctions over missile tests

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash by a third the Asian state's $3 billion annual export revenue over Pyongyang's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July.


Dibaba squeezes into 1500m final, Kipyegon fastest

LONDON (Reuters) - Defending 1500m world champion Genzebe Dibaba faced an agonizing wait before securing qualification for the final after closely contested semi-finals on Saturday.


U.N. vote Saturday on U.S. bid to slash North Korea exports over missile tests

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Saturday on a U.S.-drafted resolution that aims to slash by a third North Korea's $3 billion annual export revenue over Pyongyang's two intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests in July.


Google tests publishing tech similar to Snapchat: source

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is developing technology that media companies could use to create stories similar to those found on Snapchat's "Discover" platform, a person familiar with the plans said on Friday.


UPDATE 1-Google tests publishing tech similar to Snapchat -source

Aug 4 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is developing technology that media companies could use to create stories similar to those found on Snapchat's "Discover" platform, a person familiar with the plans said on Friday.


U.S. pushes U.N. to slash North Korea exports by a third over missile tests

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A U.S.-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution, seen by Reuters on Friday, aims to slash by a third North Korea's $3 billion annual export revenue by banning the country's trade of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood.

Netanyahu ex-aide to testify in graft probe

An ongoing criminal investigation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has taken a major step forward as his former chief-of-staff has agreed to testify against him, a court-issued gag order released by police reveals.

Taylor Swift to testify DJ groped her

Taylor Swift has been pretty quiet lately, but she will soon speak out about an alleged sexual assault.


Nebraska regulators block testimony ahead of Keystone XL hearings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nebraska regulators weighing the fate of TransCanada Corp’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline have ruled that opponents of the project cannot use one of their best arguments against it in final hearings next week: that America does not need the oil.


Rockets, gunfire test new Russia-backed truce near Syria's Homs: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Warring sides exchanged rocket and gunfire north of the Syrian city of Homs overnight, hours after a Russia-backed truce took effect, a war monitor said on Friday, while heavy rocket fire also marred a similar deal east of the capital Damascus.

US Air Force test-launches missile

As tensions between the US and North Korea continue to rise, the US Air Force test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile to show its ability to defend itself. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Secret Service to test tethered drone over Trump vacation property

(Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service said on Wednesday it plans to deploy a small drone during President Donald Trump's visit this month to his golf club in New Jersey as the agency considers new ways to provide protection.


Racially Charged Nissan Vote Is a Test for U.A.W. in the South

More than 3,500 workers, most of them African-American, will decide on unionization this week at a Mississippi plant.


At U.N., Western powers warn Iran rocket test a 'threatening step'

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States, Britain, France and Germany warned the United Nations on Wednesday that Iran had taken "a threatening and provocative step" by testing a rocket capable of delivering satellites into orbit and asked the U.N. chief to investigate.


'No more waiting!' Syrians stuck in Greece protest at German embassy

ATHENS (Reuters) - Syrian refugees stranded in Greece chanted "no more waiting!" and protested outside the German embassy in Athens on Wednesday against delays in reuniting with their relatives in Germany.


Kubica starts test that could lead to F1 comeback

(Reuters) - Robert Kubica began a Formula One test in Hungary on Wednesday that could determine whether the Pole makes a remarkable race comeback more than six years after a rally crash cut short his grand prix career.


All eyes on Venezuela military after protests, vote

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan soldiers are increasingly weary of the popular backlash against their role in quelling anti-government protests and all eyes are on the military to see if it will remain loyal to President Nicolas Maduro.

United States Politics and Government

Border Agents Test Facial Scans to Track Those Overstaying Visas

Federal border agents are testing a biometric scanning system to better track undocumented immigrants, focusing on those who have overstayed visas.


German police test facial recognition cameras at Berlin station

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police deployed the first facial recognition cameras at a main railway station in Berlin on Tuesday, testing new technology that could help track and arrest crime and terrorism suspects.

'Bachelorette' contestant addresses racism accusations

One contestant found himself on the hot seat on Monday night during "The Bachelorette 2017: The Men Tell All."

Anthony Scaramucci, Venezuela, Sam Shepard: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.


EMERGING MARKETS-Stocks test three-year highs, Venezuela bonds sag again

LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Reassuring Chinese data and a weak dollar kept emerging market stocks near three-year highs on Tuesday, though Venezuelan bonds slid to their lowest in over a year as rising political tensions and sanctions by the United States fanned default fears.


Indian police kill militant commander in Kashmir; protests erupt

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - The top commander of an Islamist group was killed in Indian-ruled Kashmir on Tuesday, a police official said, triggering protests and prompting the authorities to suspend internet and train services.

The communications chief's departure is latest chapter in an ongoing soap opera that's shaken DC norms

Late night says goodbye to Anthony Scaramucci

Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah poked fun at Anthony Scaramucci being ousted as White House communications director after 10 days.

United States Politics and Government

Right and Left on Anthony Scaramucci’s Dismissal and John F. Kelly’s New Role

Read about how the other side thinks: Writers from across the political spectrum on the upheaval in the White House.

Europe Edition: Anthony Scaramucci, John Kelly, Venezuela: Your Tuesday Briefing

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Scaramucci is the latest high-profile departure

Last week it was Priebus. Two weeks ago it was Spicer. Today it was Scaramucci.

Asia and Australia Edition: Anthony Scaramucci, Russia, John Kelly: Your Tuesday Briefing

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Anthony Scaramucci out as White House communications director

United States Politics and Government

Trump Removes Anthony Scaramucci From Communications Director Role

The decision to remove Mr. Scaramucci came at request of the new chief of staff, John Kelly, people close to the decision said.


Is This Dog Dangerous? Shelters Struggle With Live-or-Die Tests

A standard method for evaluating shelter dogs’ behavior — the results often meant the difference between adoption and euthanasia — is under scrutiny.


Ronaldo arrives at court to testify on tax fraud charges

POZUELO DE ALARCON, Spain (Reuters) - Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, accused of evading 14.7 million euros ($17.3 million) in taxes, arrived at the Pozuelo de Alarcon court on Monday to testify.


Massa withdraws from Budapest test, focus on Kubica

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Brazilian Felipe Massa has withdrawn from this week's Budapest Formula One test after missing Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix because he felt unwell.


Turkey says detains more than 1,000 in latest anti-terror raids

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish authorities detained 1,098 people over the last week for suspected links to militant groups or last year's failed coup attempt, the interior ministry said on Monday.


New Zealand ministry says second farm tests positive for serious cattle disease

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's Ministry for Primary Industries said on Monday that a second dairy farm in the South Island tested positive for a serious cattle disease called Mycoplasma bovis.


Asia stocks subdued after North Korea missile test, await flurry of data, earnings

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian shares dipped on Monday following a lackluster end to last week globally on some earnings disappointments, while the dollar edged up but remained capped by U.S. political uncertainty.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks subdued after N.Korea missile test, await flurry of data, earnings

* Korea stocks, won under pressure after N. Korea missile test

Bergen: General faces ultimate test

In November, shortly after the election of Donald Trump, retired four-star Marine Gen. John Kelly was at home on a Saturday afternoon with his wife Karen watching college football when the phone rang.

US tests defense system after North Korea missile launch

The United States said it conducted a successful missile defense test in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday amid growing tensions with North Korea.


U.S. flies bombers over Korean peninsula after North Korea missile test

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States flew two B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force after recent North Korean missile tests, the U.S. Air Force said in a statement on Sunday.

Trump rips China after North Korea missile test

A day after North Korea tested a ballistic missile that it claims can reach all of the United States, US President Donald Trump ripped China for not reining in Kim Jong Un and his missile program.


Turkish women march in rights protest in Istanbul

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Hundreds of Turkish women marched in the country's biggest city Istanbul on Saturday to protest against the violence and animosity they face from men demanding they dress more conservatively.

McCain's thumbs down caps testy relationship with Trump

With the tilt of his thumb, Sen. John McCain got the last laugh.


London police arrest one at protest over death of detainee

LONDON (Reuters) - Police in east London arrested one person after violence broke out at a protest over the death of a man who had been detained a week earlier, police said on Saturday.

United States International Relations

After North Korea Test, South Korea Pushes to Build Up Its Own Missiles

North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile has spurred the South to seek arms talks with the United States.

World's latest gold rush is an Italian affair

Dario Zanetti squints into his black plastic pan, tilting it into the sun. There are three tiny yellow specks, and a slightly larger one, the size of a small bread crumb.


Iran denies rocket test violates U.N. resolution

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran denied on Friday U.S. accusations that its test of a rocket that can put satellites into orbit violated a U.N resolution and said Washington's "rhetoric" was a sign of bad faith towards Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers.


UK announces fire safety review after tests identify 82 unsafe tower blocks

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain announced a review of building and fire safety rules on Friday after tests conducted following last month's deadly tower block blaze in London found a cladding system known to be used on 82 buildings breached regulations.


North Korea fires missile into sea off east coast in unusual night test

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Friday in an unusual late-night test launch from its northern Jangang province that landed in the sea off its east coast, possibly in Japan's exclusive economic zone, South Korea and Japan said.


At least one dead, 20 escape in latest Congo prison break

KINSHASA (Reuters) - At least one person was killed and an estimated 20 inmates escaped in a prison break in Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern city of Bukavu on Friday, the mayor said.


BRIEF-Boeing to build , test three CH-47f block II Chinook helicopters for U.S. army

* Boeing - will build and test three u.s. Army ch-47f block ii chinook helicopters; recent $276 million army contract will fund those helicopters‍​


U.S. expresses 'strong disappointment and protest' over Russia retaliation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Ambassador to Moscow, John Tefft, has "expressed his strong disappointment and protest" over Russia's decision to cut U.S. diplomatic staff in Moscow and seize a dacha compound and warehouse used by American diplomats, a State Department official said on Friday.

This may be the greatest underdog story in sports

Health Care, Anthony Scaramucci, Nawaz Sharif: Your Friday Briefing

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Motor racing: Ricciardo fastest in first Hungary practice

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Australian Daniel Ricciardo reminded Formula One's title contenders that he and Red Bull remain a force to reckon with after posting the fastest time in opening Hungarian Grand Prix practice on Friday.

Venezuelans take to the streets despite protest ban

Mass demonstrations are expected in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas on Friday, the same day a government ban on protests goes into effect.


Mongolia bans grain exports as hottest temperatures in 56 years cause drought

ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - Mongolia has suspended grain exports with as much as a third of its farmland suffering from severe drought after temperatures last month rose to the highest in more than half a century, agricultural officials said.

Europe Edition: Anthony Scaramucci, U.S. Senate, Russia: Your Friday Briefing

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U.S. fund investors prefer bonds to stocks in latest week: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors poured $2.5 billion into taxable bonds during the latest week, marking the third straight week of inflows for those products, Lipper data showed on Thursday.


U.S. says Iran rocket test breaches U.N. resolution

DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit, state television reported on Thursday, an action the United States said breaches a U.N. Security Council resolution because of its potential use in ballistic missile development.


Iran claims successful rocket test, move likely to anger U.S.

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit, state television reported on Thursday, an event likely to raise tensions with the United States because of its potential use in a ballistic missile.


Turkey opposition stages sit-in to protest changes to parliamentary procedure

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's main opposition staged a sit-in on Thursday to protest against proposed changes to parliamentary procedure that it says will restrict lawmakers' ability to challenge President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Party in the assembly.


Taiwan protests against Cambodia sending Taiwanese fraud suspects to China

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan has lodged a protest against Cambodia's decision to send suspects in a telecoms fraud scheme, including seven Taiwanese nationals, to China for investigation, the self-ruled island's foreign ministry said on Thursday.