BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union nations are set to achieve a 70-year-old ambition to integrate their defenses on Thursday, signing a pact between 25 EU governments to fund, develop and deploy armed forces together after Britain's decision to quit the bloc.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. executions and new death sentences rose slightly in 2017 from a year ago but remained the lowest in decades as capital punishment has declined in the country, a survey released on Thursday showed.
Nearly three weeks after sexual harassment allegations first emerged against Sen. Al Franken, a wave of Democratic senators â€” in coordination and following a flurry of text messages and phone calls â€” called for his resignation in rapid succession Wednesday morning.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will announce on Wednesday that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move its embassy there, breaking with longtime U.S. policy and potentially stirring unrest.
WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and set in motion the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to the ancient city, senior U.S. officials said, a decision that upends decades of U.S. policy and risks fueling violence in the Middle East.
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel will on Tuesday urge his country to become more assertive on foreign policy issues and less dependent on the United States, according to excerpts of a speech he is due to give, cited by the newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung.
An intercontinental ballistic missile that North Korea said could reach the "whole" mainland of the United States likely broke up upon re-entry into the earth's atmosphere, a US official said Saturday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co is giving its top brokers and advisory teams as much as a $40,000 raise next year in a broad strategy to go after wealthier clients, company executives said Friday.
(Reuters) - Evgenia Medvedeva, widely seen as the favorite for gold at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, is nursing a broken foot and could miss next month's Grand Prix Final, the Russian figure skater has said.
HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday a week after the army and his former political allies moved against him, ending four decades of rule by a man who turned from independence hero to archetypal African strongman.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Adidas, a long-standing sponsor of FIFA, "would have a problem" with the global soccer body if it was found to have broken the law by a U.S. investigation into bribery, the company's chief executive told a German paper.
FRANKFURT, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Adidas, a long-standing sponsor of FIFA, "would have a problem" with the global soccer body if it was found to have broken the law by a U.S. investigation into bribery, the company's chief executive told a German paper.
CAP-HAITIEN/PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti's president on Saturday heralded the re-establishment of the country's military after 22 years, a divisive issue in the impoverished Caribbean nation which has a history of bloody coups and political instability.
The overture came soon after the Trump campaign was told of Russian â€œdirtâ€ on Hillary Clinton. As Donald J. Trump neared the Republican nomination, Moscow tried repeatedly to contact his campaign.
(Reuters Health) - Many women who follow initial breast cancer treatment with five years of hormone therapy to keep tumors at bay may still experience new malignancies up to two decades after their diagnosis, a study suggests.
LOS ANGELES, Nov 16 (Reuters) - George Clooney will make his return to television in a serialized adaptation of "Catch-22," Paramount Television said on Thursday, nearly 20 years after he left hit show "ER" to become one of film's biggest names.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France and Germany edged toward achieving a 70-year-old ambition to integrate European defenses on Monday, signing a pact with 21 other EU governments to fund, develop and deploy armed forces after Britain's decision to quit the bloc.
TOKYO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei dropped to a near two-week low on Monday as many sectors, including real estate and brokerage firms, languished after recent rallies, offsetting gains in companies with strong results such as Nissin Foods.
TOKYO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei dropped to a one-week low on Monday morning as many sectors including real estate firms and brokers languished after a recent rally, offsetting gains in companies with strong results such as Nissin Foods.
The UN's humanitarian chief has sent a chilling warning that Yemen is facing the world's worst famine in decades in which millions could die, if Saudi Arabia continues to block aid flowing into the war-torn nation.
NEW YORK, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Bank of America Merrill Lynch said on Wednesday that it will increase the pay of brokers each month who grow their business in 2018 and will cut the monthly pay of those who do not, in a bid to the Wall Street brokerage's own growth.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock warned on Wednesday that if a Saudi-led military coalition did not allow humanitarian aid access to Yemen then it would cause "the largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims."
LONDON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Britain's markets watchdog will review whether the wholesale insurance broker sector is giving value for money following concerns about how large players place business to earn fatter fees.
LONDON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Britain's markets watchdog will review whether the wholesale insurance broker sector is giving value for money following concerns over how large players place business to earn fatter fees.
PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - Federal agents have seized records from a national company that solicits thousands of Americans to donate their bodies to science each year, then profits by dissecting the parts and distributing them for use by researchers and educators.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's financial services industry regulator is to launch later this week a long-promised investigation into competition in the wholesale insurance broking market, where one top executive has complained of "abusive behavior".
(Reuters) - U.S. Senator Rand Paul's return to Washington may be delayed after he suffered five broken ribs during an assault at his Kentucky home, media reported on Sunday, citing a senior adviser to the Republican lawmaker.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Construction of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Memorial kicked off symbolically on Thursday after years of opposition to the late U.S. president's $150 million monument by critics who balked at its cost and size.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Bank of America Merrill Lynch broker has agreed to plead guilty to a criminal charge of securities fraud for billing clients excessive commissions, according to federal...
NEW YORK, Oct 31 (Reuters) - A former Bank of America Merrill Lynch broker has agreed to plead guilty to a criminal charge of securities fraud for billing clients excessive commissions, according to federal court documents unsealed on Tuesday.
DETROIT(Reuters) - When U.S. authorities arrested Arthur Rathburn last year, they hailed their investigation as a milestone in efforts to police a growing industry: brokers who acquire bodies donated to science, dissect them and sell or lease the parts for profit.
NEW YORK, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley said Monday that it would quit a pact it signed with rival securities brokerages 13 years ago that limited litigation among rival firms when brokers quit to join another company.
Expulsion of Australian ministers cast doubt over more than 100 government decisions: opposition Labor
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's main Labor opposition party said on Monday it was considering a legal challenge to more than 100 decisions made by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's conservative government, after two of his cabinet ministers were expelled from parliament.
LONDON (Reuters) - Singer Ed Sheeran said he was "a bit bruised and broken" on Wednesday as he recovered from a bicycle accident that left him with a broken wrist, elbow and rib and led to the cancellation of shows on the Asia leg of his tour.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A brokerage industry regulator on Monday ordered Wells Fargo & Co to return $3.4 million (2.56 million pounds) to customers after selling them inappropriate investment products, the latest sign that a culture of problematic sales practices has bled into areas outside its consumer bank.
NEW YORK, Oct 16 (Reuters) - A brokerage industry regulator on Monday ordered Wells Fargo & Co to return $3.4 million to customers after selling them inappropriate investment products, the latest sign that a culture of problematic sales practices has bled into areas outside its consumer bank.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A brokerage industry regulator on Monday ordered Wells Fargo & Co to return $3.4 million to customers after selling them inappropriate investment products, the latest sign that a...
NEW YORK, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp has been quickly expanding its reach to those who are not wealthy enough to be customers of financial advisors within its Merrill Lynch brokerage, but have enough money to open an investment account.
WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday urged Democrats to make a deal with him on healthcare after he scrapped billions of dollars in Obamacare subsidies to private health insurers for low-income Americans in a move that raised concerns about chaos in insurance markets and could face legal challenges.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday urged Democrats to make a healthcare deal after cutting off Obamacare subsidies to health insurance companies for low-income patients in a forceful move that sparked threats of legal action and concern of chaos in insurance markets.
LONDON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Britain will publish a draft law on Thursday designed to cap consumer gas and electricity prices for millions of households, taking action to try and fix a market it says punishes loyal customers.
LONDON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Britain will publish on Thursday a draft law designed to cap consumer energy prices for millions of households, taking action to try and fix a market it says punishes loyal customers.
LONDON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Many international banks and financial services firms based in Britain will decide in the first quarter of next year whether to move operations away from Britain ahead of Brexit, a senior official at Britain's finance ministry said on Wednesday.
Clinton makes her first public comments since reports of Harvey Weinstein's alleged predatory behavior broke
Hillary Clinton condemned disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday, marking her first public comments on the matter since reports of his alleged predatory behavior broke five days ago.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A CIA operative told a jury on Tuesday about the terror he experienced in 2012 when militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and described how he recovered the body of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior lawyer at the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of the Inspector General said on Thursday he found "no violation of law" in Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's use of private jets for seven official trips, but called for better cases to be made in future for such travel by Trump administration officials.
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history stockpiled weapons and ammunition over decades, and meticulously planned the attack, authorities believe.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American country music stars were gripped by fear and horror after Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas turned a three-day open-air festival attended by some 22,000 people into a scene of carnage.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former managing director at broker-dealer Sterne Agee was sentenced on Friday to six months' home confinement after she pleaded guilty to bribing a former portfolio manager at New York stateâ€™s retirement fund in exchange for tens of millions of dollarsâ€™ worth of business.
LONDON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - U.S. investment firm JC Flowers has put its majority stake in French creditor protection insurance and mortgage broker Financiere CEP Group up for sale, Financiere CEP's chief executive told Reuters.
LONDON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Wall Street bank Citigroup is applying for a licence to conduct investment banking activities in France, James Cowles, Citi's Chief Executive Officer for Europe, the Middle East & Africa (EMEA) told a French newspaper on Friday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cuba's top diplomat warned the United States on Tuesday against taking hasty decisions over alleged incidents that have harmed U.S. embassy staff in Havana and urged its authorities to cooperate on the investigation into the mysterious affair.
WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Justice Department on Friday ordered Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc to pay a total of $5 million in civil penalties for record-keeping violations and failing to supervise its traders properly in 2010.
WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission ordered Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc to pay a $2.5 million civil penalty on Friday for record-keeping violations and failing to properly supervise its traders in 2010.
WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - The Commodity Futures Trading Commission ordered Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated to pay a $2.5 million civil penalty for failing to properly supervise its traders and for record keeping violations in 2010.
Last month, the Detroit Lions made their 29-year-old franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford the best-paid player in NFL history, inking a $135 million contract that included a $50 million signing bonus.
Special counsel Robert Mueller has requested documents and information covering a range of events from President Donald Trump's White House, including two firings and an Oval Office meeting, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Dow ended slightly higher on Wednesday, adding to their string of closing records, after the Federal Reserve signaled it expects another interest rate hike by year-end and disclosed timing for reducing its balance sheet.
LONDON (Reuters) - Yamaha's Valentino Rossi will try to make a race return in Spain this weekend, three weeks after breaking his leg in an off-road training accident, if MotoGP doctors give him the green light.
House Democrats sent special counsel Robert Mueller what they say is evidence that former national security adviser Michael Flynn failed to disclose a trip he took to the Middle East to explore a business deal with the Saudi government and a Russian government agency.
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Portugal, Spain, Greece and Italy broke European Union law by authorizing vessels to fish in the territorial waters off Gambia and Equatorial Guinea, according to the findings of conservation group Oceana published on Tuesday.
JUCHITAN, Mexico (Reuters) - At least 34 people were killed when the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in decades tore through buildings, forced mass evacuations and triggered alerts as far away as Southeast Asia.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian investigators said on Tuesday that politicians and the head of the national Olympic committee arranged a $2 million bribe to bring the 2016 games to Rio de Janeiro, despite the city having the worst conditions to host the event.
NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) - William Dudley, a tough-talking U.S. regulator who heads the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, violated a code of conduct by failing to disclose that his half-sister worked at Wells Fargo & Co, according to an investigation into potential conflicts of interest.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - William Dudley, a tough-talking U.S. regulator who heads the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, violated a code of conduct by failing to disclose that his half-sister was an employee at Wells Fargo & Co , according to an investigation into potential conflicts of interest.
CARACAS, Sept 1 (Reuters) - U.S. electronic brokerage firm Interactive Brokers has informed clients that it will no longer buy Venezuelan bonds for them, according to a message to clients seen by Reuters and confirmed by the company.
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's leftist FARC rebel group is introducing its political party at a conference that began on Sunday, a major step in its transition into a civilian organization after more than 50 years of war and its first chance to announce policy to skeptical voters.
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's leftist FARC rebel group will debut its political party at a conference beginning on Sunday, a key step in its transition into a civilian organization after more than 50 years of war and its first chance to announce policy to skeptical voters.
AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian jets and artillery struck rebel-held eastern Damascus suburbs on Saturday a day after a Russian sponsored ceasefire with a rebel group agreed a halt of fighting in the last opposition enclave in the capital, rebels and witnesses said.
AIN ISSA, Syria (Reuters) - Washington's main Syrian ally in the fight against Islamic State says the U.S. military will remain in northern Syria long after the jihadists are defeated, predicting enduring ties with the Kurdish-dominated region.
(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.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's choice of a general as chief of staff has quickly brought more order to the White House and is giving the president more time to ponder decisions as he tries to bounce back from a rocky six months with no major legislative achievements.
WASHINGTON, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Accounting company PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP will pay $1 million to settle a civil complaint alleging it conducted a flawed audit into Merrill Lynch's compliance with federal brokerage customer protection rules, U.S. audit watchdogs said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York man has pleaded not guilty to wire fraud after being accused of running a $70 million Ponzi scheme involving the fake resale of tickets to premium events such as the Super Bowl, the U.S. Open tennis tournament and the Broadway smash "Hamilton."
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia risks being saddled with U.S. sanctions for decades, curbing economic growth and preventing it from regaining its status as a leading economic power, an adviser to President Vladimir Putin said in an interview.
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(Reuters) - The U.S. electric industry knew as far back as 1968 that burning fossil fuels might cause global warming, but cast doubt on the science of climate change and ramped up coal use for decades afterward, an environmental watchdog group said on Tuesday.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - An Australian currency brokerage said three staff members in Shanghai, who were being held against their will by a group of investors that intruded into its offices last week, had been released and were now helping with a local police investigation.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California rock band Linkin Park said on Monday the suicide of frontman Chester Bennington had left them brokenhearted but recalled it was Bennington's demons that had made fans fall in love with the band.
SHANGHAI/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Up to 50 investors have intruded into the central Shanghai offices of an Australian currency brokerage and are holding some of its staff against their will, in protest against losses made on currency trades, the brokerage said on Friday.