PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sofia Goggia carved up the Jeongseon slope "like a Samurai" to win the women's downhill on Wednesday and leave American Lindsey Vonn with a bronze medal in her final run in the marquee event of Olympic Alpine skiing.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of human and digital rights activists said on Tuesday that the Mexican government had failed to properly investigate allegations their smartphones were infected with spying software. They have asked for an independent investigation.
CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday that Venezuela had received $735 million in the first day of a pre-sale of the country's “petro” cryptocurrency, aimed at pulling the country out of an economic tailspin.
SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors has proposed investing $2.8 billion into its struggling South Korean operations over the next 10 years and has asked Seoul to provide funds for the investment, a South Korean government official said on Wednesday.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Kaori Sakamoto of Japan, in her Olympic debut, skated a clean, lyrical program to take a surprise lead in the women's figure skating contest on Wednesday, although a number of medal favorites had yet to skate.
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese cryptocurrency exchange undergoing checks by regulators has said a system failure let investors briefly trade a digital currency for zero yen, highlighting security concerns about such assets after last month's cyber heist at Coincheck Inc.
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Japan donated over 10,000 ballot boxes for Cambodia's 2018 election on Wednesday, the first international aid for the vote after European Union and the United States withdrew their support following the dissolution of the main opposition party.
(Reuters) - A U.S. regulator on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against 16 U.S. and international banks alleging they had manipulated bbaLIBOR, which is a series of interest-rate benchmarks, leading to the collapse of Puerto Rico's Doral Bank.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - New Zealand's Carlos Garcia Knight topped qualifying for the men's snowboarding big air competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Games on Wednesday, while Olympic slopestyle champion Redmond Gerard also scraped into the final.
(Reuters) - A Wisconsin man convicted of murder in the case that was chronicled in the Netflix documentary, "Making of a Murderer," on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to toss out his 2005 confession that his attorneys claim was coerced by investigators, the Washington Post reported.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - World and defending Olympic champions Canada, the most dominant force in women's curling, were knocked out at the preliminary stage after losing to Britain on Wednesday in one of the biggest shocks of the Pyeongchang Games.
SEOUL (Reuters) - A better deal for South Korea's cryptocurrency industry might be in the offing as the market regulator changes tack from its tough stance on the virtual coin trade, promising instead to help promote blockchain technology.
WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The final version of a landmark deal aimed at cutting trade barriers in some of the Asia-Pacific's fastest-growing economies was released on Wednesday, signaling the pact was a step closer to reality even without its star member the United States.
A British man who is already in US federal custody will face a second-degree murder charge in connection with the disappearance of his wife, who went missing while the couple sailed through the Florida Straits last year, according to a criminal complaint.
CNN's Don Lemon calls out Florida legislators who voted down a motion to consider a weapon ban following a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and describes one thing they almost all have in common - an A or A+ rating from the NRA.
Feb 20 (Reuters) - Residents living near landfill sites in the St. Louis area where radioactive waste has been stored filed lawsuits on Tuesday seeking compensation, claiming negligence in handling materials they said were some of the most dangerous on Earth.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A hearing in the case of Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, who tested positive for the banned substance meldonium, was yet to be scheduled, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Wednesday.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A HNA Group unit said it has pledged about 41 percent of the company as collateral for a loan from a Hong Kong private equity firm, part of a slew of fundraising efforts by the Chinese conglomerate to address a liquidity crunch.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese shares led Asian markets higher after a weak start on Wednesday, with Japanese export focused companies attracting investors as the dollar gained against the yen thanks to U.S. Treasury debt yields hovering near highs not seen in four years.
White House officials Jared Kushner and John Kelly are privately feuding over Kushner's access to classified information despite having only an interim security clearance, according to a report in The New York Times.
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.
Student activist and survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, David Hogg, calls alt-right conspiracy theories about the shooting "disturbing" and responds to Donald Trump Jr. endorsing it.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan plans to buy at least 20 additional F-35A stealth fighters over the next six years, some or all of which it may purchase directly from Lockheed Martin Corp in the United States rather than assemble locally, three sources said.
(Reuters) - A Democrat easily won a Kentucky House of Representatives special election on Tuesday, the 37th U.S. legislative seat flipped to the party from Republicans since Donald Trump's 2016 election as president, the Democratic National Committee said.
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is taking seriously the U.S. Intelligence Community's report tagging the firebrand leader a threat to democracy in Southeast Asia, his spokesman said on Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A video of a man cutting his semi-automatic weapon in half has gone viral following last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school, prompting a social media movement decrying easy access to high-powered assault rifles.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Portfolio manager Sara Tirschwell, who claims she was fired from TCW Group Inc in retaliation for complaining about sexual harassment, was terminated for violating company compliance policies, the asset management firm said in court papers on Tuesday.
SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors has proposed $2.8 billion fresh investment in South Korea over the 10 years as part of its plan to restructure its embattled Korean unit, a South Korean senior government official said.
MALE (Reuters) - Parliament in the Maldives on Tuesday approved a 30-day extension of a state of emergency sought by President Abdulla Yameen who cited an ongoing national security threat and constitutional crisis.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Rapid advances in artificial intelligence are raising risks that malicious users will soon exploit the technology to mount automated hacking attacks, cause driverless car crashes or turn commercial drones into targeted weapons, a new report warns.
(Reuters) - At least 5,000 people in New Zealand's South Island were cut off by massive landslips and hundreds of tourists stranded on Wednesday after former cyclone Gita whipped through the country, sparking a state of emergency in several southern towns.
FRANKFURT, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Rapid advances in artificial intelligence are raising risks that malicious users will soon exploit the technology to mount automated hacking attacks, cause driverless car crashes or turn commercial drones into targeted weapons, a new report warns.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Stock markets dipped after a long winning run on Wall Street ended overnight, while the dollar gained momentum on Wednesday as yields on U.S. Treasury debt headed for highs not seen in four years.
Vice President Mike Pence was set to meet with North Korean officials, including Kim Jong Un's sister, during his politically charged visit to the Olympics earlier this month, his office confirmed on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.
SEOUL, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The head of South Korea's Lotte Holdings has offered to quit as chairman at its Japan-based holding firm, following his arrest for bribery earlier this month, a cable news network YTN said on Wednesday.
PARIS (Reuters) - Emmanuel Macron's government will on Wednesday propose toughening France's immigration and asylum laws amid strident criticism from human rights groups, in a move that will test the unity of his left-and-right majority.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would take steps to ban an accessory that enables a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute as he considers additional firearms restrictions after last week's school shooting in Florida.
Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw are taking a cue from George and Amal Clooney and making their own sizable donations to March For Our Lives, an event formed in the aftermath of last week's deadly shooting at a Florida high school.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Michel Temer's decision to throw in the towel on reforming Brazil's loss-making pension system leaves the unpopular measure as a campaign issue for October's elections and a major headache for his successor.
(Reuters) - Fourteen-times major winner Tiger Woods will serve as one of the vice captains on the U.S. Ryder Cup squad that will try to snap a 25-year drought on European soil later this year, Jim Furyk said on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Industrial group 3M Co and Minnesota's attorney general have agreed to settle a lawsuit over polluted groundwater, with the company agreeing to grant $850 million to the state for groundwater projects, the attorney's office said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced he would create a task force to examine how his Justice Department can better combat global cyber threats, including efforts to interfere with elections or damage critical infrastructure.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A viral music video called "What a shot" is stirring debate in Brazil about the glamorization of crime and freedom of expression, as surging crime in Rio de Janeiro has led the government to put troops in charge of security in the tourist city.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York civil rights group on Tuesday sued Trump administration officials over what it called prolonged detention of immigrant children, blaming recent shifts in U.S. government policy for keeping children locked up without cause.
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Dozens of students and parents from the Florida high school where 17 teens and staff members died in a shooting rampage boarded buses on Tuesday for a trip to the state capital Tallahassee to push for a ban on assault rifles.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday stepped up pressure on two former Trump campaign aides to cooperate in his probe into possible collusion with Russia, unsealing a criminal charge against a lawyer for lying to Mueller's investigators.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to publish on Thursday its December order overturning the landmark Obama-era net neutrality rules, two sources briefed on the matter said Tuesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday rejected billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen's request to temporarily seal a lawsuit accusing his hedge fund firm Point72 Asset Management LP of sexism toward women.
(Reuters) - New 60 metres world record holder Christian Coleman and defending world champions Brittney Reese, Vashti Cunningham and Marquis Dendy headline a 49-member American team for next month's IAAF world indoor championships in Birmingham, England, USA Track and Field announced on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 fell on Tuesday to snap a six-session winning streak as a sharp decline in Walmart weighed heavily, but gains in Amazon and chip stocks helped the Nasdaq hold near the unchanged mark.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tried to finesse a weekend tweet from President Donald Trump blaming the FBI's Russia investigation for missing a tip about the Florida shooting, saying the agency should not focus on a "hoax in terms of investigating the Trump campaign."
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had signed a memorandum directing the attorney general to draw up regulations banning devices that turn firearms into machine guns, like the bump stock used in October's mass shooting in Las Vegas.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, can continue in his role as a senior White House adviser even if he does not obtain a security clearance, the White House said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the creation of a task force to examine how his Justice Department can better combat a wide cross-section of global cyber threats, including efforts to interfere with elections or damage critical infrastructure.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday denied AT&T Inc's request to see White House communications that might shed light on whether U.S. President Donald Trump pressured the Department of Justice to try to block the wireless carrier's purchase of Time Warner Inc .
FAIRFAX, Va. (Reuters) - A Virginia state court judge on Tuesday rejected a request by the U.S. unit of Volkswagen AG to delay several of the company's trials over excess emissions because of "inflammatory" comments made by a lawyer representing car owners that it fears will prejudice the jury.
ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pro-Syrian government forces entered Syria's northwestern Afrin region on Tuesday to help a Kurdish militia there fend off a Turkish assault, raising the prospect of a wider escalation of the conflict.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pro-government forces pounded the rebel-held district of eastern Ghouta district on Tuesday, in a surge of violence which a war monitor said has killed at least 250 people since Sunday night.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin hit a three-week high on Tuesday and has surged nearly 100 percent from its lowest level this year, as its recovery continued after South Korea's financial regulator eased its stance on cryptocurrencies, weeks after it considered shutting down digital currency exchanges.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Death row inmate Thomas "Bart" Whitaker, convicted of hatching a plot that left his mother and brother dead and his father with a gun wound to the chest, received a unanimous clemency recommendation on Tuesday after his father pleaded for his life.
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau downplayed talk of a snub by the Indian government on his first state visit to the country this week, and cast his trip as being focused on building business and cultural ties and not just political ones.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a blow to gun rights activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a challenge to California's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases that is intended to guard against impulsive violence and suicides.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo's environment ministry said on Tuesday it had reinstated thousands of square kilometers of logging concessions in its equatorial forests, a move environmentalists fear could cause huge volumes of greenhouse gases to be released.
Hate is a problem that affects all of us, a reality we were reminded of when Nikolas Cruz walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and killed 17 people. As more information about Cruz emerges, it is becoming clear he had a sordid history of espousing racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic views on social media.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch financial services company ING on Tuesday confirmed that Bitfinex, one of the largest exchanges for trading in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, has a bank account with it in the Netherlands.
(Reuters) - U.S. grocer Albertsons Cos Inc said it would buy drug store chain Rite Aid Corp to create a company with $83 billion in annual revenue, giving it more clout to compete with bigger chains in an industry fearing the entry of Amazon.Com .
BERLIN (Reuters) - Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler has rejected suggestions he is about to be ousted and believes he has the support of parent company Volkswagen , a German newspaper reported on Tuesday.
A Swarovski-studded Queen Elizabeth II graced the front row of London Fashion Week, brushing shoulders with longtime Vogue editor Anna Wintour, during a surprise visit to the event on Tuesday. The 91-year-old monarch, wearing a powder blue tweed dress and jacket by her personal advisor Angela Kelly, could be seen chatting with Wintour and clapping her black-gloved hands as models walked in British designer Richard Quinn's runway show.
VIENNA (Reuters) - More than 200,000 Austrians have signed a petition calling for a ban on smoking in bars and restaurants, campaign organisers said - using one of the new right-wing government's signature policies to undermine another.
(Reuters Health) - People who try to avoid junk food may lose similar amounts of weight on a low-carb or low-fat diet even when their genetics suggest that one of these options should be better for them, a U.S. study found.
An outbreak of 28 salmonella infections in 20 states has been linked to kratom products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement Tuesday. Though no deaths have been reported, 11 people have been hospitalized.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on the House energy committee on Tuesday asked Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt to explain travel records that recently came to light, which showed he has taken frequent first-class flights at taxpayer expense.
(Reuters) - U.S. semiconductor company Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday unveiled a sweetened $44 billion agreement to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV , its most defiant move in its defense against a hostile $121 billion bid from Broadcom Ltd .
(Reuters) - State and national Republican officials will file a federal lawsuit as soon as Wednesday seeking to block a new Pennsylvania congressional map released on Monday by the state's high court, the party's congressional campaign arm said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. special counsel who is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has charged an attorney with lying about his communications with Rick Gates, a former aide to Donald Trump's campaign.
ROME, Feb 20 (Reuters) - European Union rules are helping less wealthy nations swipe jobs from their bigger partners, Italy's industry ministry said on Tuesday, as plans by a multinational to shift production to Slovakia took centre stage in the national election campaign.
The National Rifle Association should move its annual convention from Dallas to somewhere else after last week's massacre at a Florida high school that left 17 students dead, a Dallas city official says.