The same forces that rocketed the House and Senate tax measures to passage appear likely to bond Republicans as they work to hash out the differences. [Source]
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin ordered "a significant part" of Russia's military contingent in Syria to start withdrawing on Monday, saying Moscow and Damascus had achieved their mission of destroying Islamic State in just over two years.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered Russian forces in Syria to start withdrawing, saying that after a two year military campaign, Moscow and Damascus had achieved their mission of destroying Islamic State.
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia said its chief operating officer will leave the telecom network equipment maker, which is struggling in the face of a shrinking market and tough competition, after just eight months in the job.
HELSINKI, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Nokia said its chief operating officer will leave the telecom network equipment maker, which is struggling in the face of a shrinking market and tough competition, after just eight months in the job.
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras' electoral tribunal said on Sunday that a partial recount of votes from the disputed presidential election showed broadly the same result as previously, giving the lead to current President Juan Orlando Hernandez.
LONDON (Reuters) - A breakthrough in Brexit negotiations pushed sterling to a six-month high against the euro on Friday and added momentum to an upswing in world stocks underpinned by strong economic news from China and Japan.
Dec 7 (Reuters) - The Pentagon's acquisition chief said on Wednesday she wants to cut the time for major procurements to 12 months from an average of 2.5 years, speaking during a congressional hearing on the reorganization of the Defense Department's procurement system.
In less than a month, the onetime 'SNL' talent went from presidential prospect to brink of unemployment
Al Franken's fall from Democratic party grace, and a perch where he stood among its most popular figures, came abruptly, a confounding plunge -- and to many Democrats, a stinging betrayal -- following his long and meticulous ascent from "Saturday Night Live" comedian to national politics.
PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - Orange's boss Stephane Richard told investors on Thursday he will stick with plans to invest heavily in upgrading networks rather than content as he bids for a third term to lead France's biggest telecoms operator.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia became the 26th nation to legalize same-sex marriage on Thursday, prompting cheers and singing from a packed parliament public gallery in a country where some states ruled homosexual acts to be illegal until just 20 years ago.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares hovered above two-month lows on Thursday as some high-tech bellwethers bounced back after a searing sell-off although softer oil and copper prices and uncertainty over U.S. policy kept many investors cautious.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares hovered near two-month lows on Thursday as softer oil and copper prices and uncertainty over U.S. policy kept many investors on the sidelines, even as some high-tech bellwethers bounced back after a searing sell-off.
MELBOURNE, Dec 7 (Reuters) - London copper edged up on Thursday but was still not far two-month lows amid signs that growth in China's property and power sectors, both major copper consumers, is tapering into the year end. FUNDAMENTALS * London Metal Exchange copper edged up by 0.3 percent to $6,571.50 a tonne by 0209 GMT, after closing little changed in the previous session. Prices on Tuesday fell to $6,507.50, the weakest since Oct. 10. Shanghai Futures Exchange copper
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares held close to a two-month low on Thursday as softer oil and copper as well as U.S. policy uncertainty kept sentiment in check, while high-tech stocks struggled to recover after a searing sell-off.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria is replacing the military commander of the fight against Boko Haram after half a year following a string of insurgency attacks despite years of official claims the group has almost been defeated, military sources said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has spent about $3.2 million in the first four and a half months of its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the Justice Department revealed in a report on Tuesday.
* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Updates prices, dollar, trader comment) By Zandi Shabalala LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The price of copper fell to its lowest level in two months on Tuesday as inventories rose and the dollar largely held onto gains made in the previous session on hopes of U.S. tax cuts. Benchmark copper had slipped 3.6 percent to $6,580 per tonne by 1527 GMT, after touching its lowest level since Oct. 5 at $6,655.10. It was on track for its biggest
GENEVA (Reuters) - Myanmar's security forces may be guilty of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, the United Nations' top human rights official said on Tuesday, adding that more were fleeing despite an agreement between Myanmar and Bangladesh to send them home.
The Supreme Court will take up one of the most momentous cases of the term on Tuesday as it considers arguments from a Colorado baker who refused to make a cake to celebrate a same-sex couple's marriage because he believes that God designed marriage to be between a man and a woman.
(Reuters) - A rapidly growing wildfire in the foothills north of Los Angeles threatened thousands of homes on Tuesday, forcing nearby residents to evacuate after causing at least one death and power outages throughout the area, officials said.
VIENNA (Reuters) - Same-sex couples will be allowed to get married in Austria from 2019, the country's supreme court ruled on Tuesday, saying a current law to the contrary violated the principle of...
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BRUSSELS, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Ride-hailing app Uber said on Monday it was joining a global public transport association to improve mobility in the cities it operates in, although North America's largest public transit union said there was no place for the U.S. company.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - An Australian conservative politician on Monday proposed to his long-term partner on the floor of parliament, ahead of the expected passage of a measure for same sex couples to marry.
KABUL (Reuters) - The commander of the Taliban's "special forces" branch, known as the "Red Unit," was killed last week in Helmand province by Afghan forces, according to Afghanistan's main intelligence agency.
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduran security forces fanned out on Saturday to enforce a curfew as sporadic demonstrations continued over a contested presidential election that triggered violent protests that have killed at least three people.
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduran security forces fanned out on Saturday to enforce a curfew that emptied streets after a contested presidential election triggered looting and violent protests that have left at least three people dead.
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Two people died as Honduran security forces clashed with demonstrators and fanned out to enforce a curfew, officials said on Saturday, after a contested presidential election triggered looting and protests.
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras enforced a curfew on Saturday while still mired in chaos over a contested presidential election that has triggered looting and protests in which at least one person has died.
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras suspended the right to free movement on Friday, imposing a dusk-to-dawn curfew and giving the army and police extended powers after looting and protests triggered by a contested election killed at least one person.
Republican leaders say their proposals will fuel investment and job creation. Critics say that the rich are the beneficiaries and that debt will weigh on growth. We asked two economists, one from each side, to make their cases.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co's sales of domestic passenger cars fell by almost half in November - its second straight month of slides in the wake of a compliance scandal and its first since it resumed production of cars for the home market.
TORONTO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index had its biggest one-day gain in more than two months on Thursday, with energy shares rallying as OPEC members extended output cuts and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce rising after forecast-busting earnings.
DUBAI (Reuters) - A ballistic missile fired by Yemen's armed Houthi group at Saudi Arabia was shot down on Thursday near the south-western city of Khamis Mushait, the Saudi-owned al-Arabiya channel reported.
LONDON (Reuters) - A dive in high-flying U.S. tech stocks on worries their boom may have peaked left investors wondering on Thursday whether the longest global equity bull run in living memory might be starting to splutter.
LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - A dive in high-flying U.S. tech stocks on worries their boom may have peaked left investors wondering on Thursday whether the longest global equity bull run in living memory might be starting to splutter.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria's opposition wants Russia and other states to put pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to engage in peace talks in Geneva to produce a political solution within six months, the chief of its delegation said at the start of negotiations on Wednesday.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's upper house Senate on Wednesday passed a measure to legalize same-sex marriage, perhaps as soon as next week, after lawmakers dismissed a conservative push to allow religious objectors to refuse service to same-sex couples.
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has opened a three-month amnesty window for the return of public funds illegally stashed abroad by individuals and companies, he said on Tuesday.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces have killed 11 suspected militants in a shootout near the Sinai, the interior ministry said on Tuesday, just days after more than 300 people were killed in an attack on a mosque in North Sinai.
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday his talks with U.S. President Donald Trump last week were the first occasion in a long time the two NATO allies were "on the same wavelength" and they would speak against this week.
BEIJING (Reuters) - In Xinjiancun, a ramshackle village of migrant workers on the far southern fringe of Beijing, demolition machinery tears into buildings as residents drag out the last of their belongings under the gaze of police and security staff.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Talks on forming a new German "grand coalition" with the Social Democrats (SPD) may not begin until next year, a top official in Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative camp said, potentially prolonging the uncertainty in Europe's largest economy.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks surrendered early modest gains and retreated from a decade high on Monday, weighed by weakness in the Chinese and South Korean markets, while the euro reached a two-month top against the dollar.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks gave back earlier modest gains and fell back from a decade high on Monday, weighed by weakness in the Chinese and South Korean markets, while the euro reached a two-month top against the dollar.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks gave back earlier modest gains and fell back from a decade high on Monday, weighed by weakness in the Chinese and South Korean markets, while the euro reached a two-month top against the dollar.
MELBOURNE, Nov 27 (Reuters) - London copper touched a one-month high above $7,000 a tonne on Monday, amid signs of resilience in China's industrial sector that suggested a cooling, but still healthy, appetite for metals. FUNDAMENTALS * LME COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper hit $7,024 a tonne, its highest in a month, and is on track for a 26 percent annual gain, which would be its biggest since 2010. The metal eased to be flat at $7,005 a tonne by 0146 GMT, still holding a ha
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks hovered near a decade high on Monday as a robust business outlook continued to support investor risk appetite, while the euro reached a two-month top against the dollar.
SHANGHAI, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Chinese stocks ended a choppy day little changed on Friday after suffering their biggest selloff in months the previous session, reflecting a clash between bulls and bears over the implications of fresh government steps to reduce financial risks.
SHANGHAI, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Chinese stocks slipped further on Friday after the biggest selloff in months the previous day, with fresh government steps to reduce financial risks and a rout in the bond market sapping investors' confidence.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares hovered below their 10-year peak on Friday while mainland Chinese shares dropped to three-month lows after big falls the previous day on concerns about fresh government steps to curb financial risks and an ongoing rout in the Chinese bond market.
TOKYO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Asian shares hovered below their 10-year peak on Friday while mainland Chinese shares dropped to three-month lows after big falls the previous day on concerns about fresh government steps to curb financial risks and an ongoing rout in the Chinese bond market.
SHANGHAI, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Chinese stocks wobbled in volatile trade on Friday morning as investors grappled with the biggest selloff in months the previous day, with fresh government steps to curb financial risks and a rout in the bond market sapping confidence.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's Australian arm began an order-taking trial on Thursday, giving life to the hype which has preceded its arrival in the world's No. 12 economy and weighed on the shares of the brick-and-mortar retail sector.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces launched an operation on Thursday to clear the desert bordering Syria of Islamic State, a final campaign to rid Iraq of the militant group, the military said in a statement.
(Reuters) - A former general counsel of insurer WellCare Health Plans Inc was sentenced on Wednesday to six months in prison for making a false statement to Florida's Medicaid program as part of what prosecutors called a sophisticated healthcare fraud scheme.
By Scott DiSavino Nov 22 (Reuters) - U.S. energy companies this week added oil rigs, with the monthly rig count rising for the first time since July as crude prices traded near their highest levels since the summer of 2015. Drillers added nine oil rigs in the week to Nov. 22, bringing the total count up to 747, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its closely followed report on Wednesday. Baker Hughes released the rig count
(Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit Beijing next month for a summit with China's Xi Jinping as the two countries seek to mend ties frayed by a year-long spat over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea, Seoul's foreign ministry said on Thursday.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - There were more murders in October in Mexico than in any month over at least 20 years, according to official data, in the latest grim milestone in 2017, a year on course to register the highest homicide tally since modern records began.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Sayfullo Saipov on terrorism and murder charges stemming from last month's truck attack in Lower Manhattan that killed eight people, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.
WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit aimed at stopping AT&T Inc from buying movie and TV show provider Time Warner Inc will be heard by District Court Judge Richard Leon, according to a court filing on Tuesday.
Nov 21 (Reuters) - Dollar Tree Inc, the biggest U.S. dollar-store chain operator, on Tuesday reported third-quarter comparable store sales that beat Wall Street estimates, helped by higher customer traffic and spending at its stores.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New leadership at Puerto Rico's beleaguered electric utility may not be sufficient to compensate for missteps following Hurricane Maria that led to delayed work, recurrent blackouts and more than $500 million in contracts with untested companies now under federal investigation.
BELFAST (Reuters) - The head of the Democratic Unionist Party on Monday said Northern Ireland would leave the European Union on the same terms as the rest of the United Kingdom, rebuffing an Irish suggestion that the region remain subject to some EU rules.
* German politics boost dollar against euro * Prospect of higher U.S. rates creates headwind for gold * Norilsk to boost palladium purchases from central bank (Recasts, adds comment, adds London dateline) By Pratima Desai Nov 20 (Reuters) - Gold slipped on Monday as the dollar rose, but prices still held near the one-month highs hit last week as political and economic uncertainty in the United States dominated sentiment. Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,291.6
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil markets were tepid on Monday as traders were reluctant to take on big new positions ahead of an OPEC meeting at the end of the month, when the producer club is expected to decide whether to continue output cuts aimed at propping up prices.
DUBAI (Reuters) - A preliminary deal to sell 36 A380s to Emirates blew up in an Airbus hospitality chalet moments before the Gulf carrier was expected to shower $30 billion on the planemaker and its U.S. rival Boeing at the start of last week's Dubai Airshow.
CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Nebraska (Reuters) - The crude oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota will take months to clean up, a state official said on Friday, just days before Nebraska was due to decide on another pipeline project by the owner, TransCanada Corp.
CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Nebraska, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The crude oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota will take months to clean up, a state official said on Friday, just days before Nebraska was due to decide on another pipeline project by the owner, TransCanada Corp.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic State control, on Friday, signaling the complete defeat of the group's self-proclaimed caliphate.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian lawmakers on Thursday vowed to push through laws legalizing same-sex marriage by early December, after a national survey found the majority of Australians favored the move.
MEXICO CITY, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso sank to an eight-month low on Wednesday, hurt by concerns that the latest round of talks to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would fail to make much headway in the face of tough U.S. demands. Mexico's peso was down by as much as 0.9 percent, touching its weakest level since mid-March, before closing 0.31 percent weaker. Lower level negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico started a fifth round of NAFTA
NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Petrobras Chief Executive Officer Pedro Parente said he will meet this month with the CEO of China National Petroleum Corp in Brazil to discuss the details of their partnership to build a refinery complex in Rio de Janeiro.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 800,000 people signed up for Obamacare individual health insurance plans in the second week of open enrollment, U.S. government health officials said on Wednesday, bringing the total number of sign-ups to nearly 1.5 million so far.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 800,000 people signed up for Obamacare individual health insurance plans in the second week of open enrollment, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Wednesday, bringing the total number of sign-ups to nearly 1.5 million so far.
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's Foxconn reported a 39 percent slide in quarterly profit, far worse than expected, as the assembler of Apple Inc products saw margins squeezed by production bottlenecks for the iPhone X.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians have voted overwhelmingly for same-sex marriage, paving the way for legislation by the end of 2017 and sparking rainbow celebrations on Wednesday, with people wearing wedding dresses and sequined suits and declaring "our love is real".
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's Foxconn , the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, saw quarterly profit slide 39 percent - a result far below estimates and widely attributed to production issues for Apple Inc's iPhone X.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians voted overwhelmingly in favor of same-sex marriage in a national survey, paving the way for legislation to make the country the 26th nation to formalize the unions and sparking colorful celebrations on Wednesday.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The majority of Australians support same-sex marriage, a national survey showed on Wednesday, paving the way for legislation to make the country the 26th nation to formalize the unions by the end of the year.
MOSCOW, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday that the European Union's attempts to regulate Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project "looks like" an attempt to force Russia to abandon it, Interfax news agency reported.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Nothing so encapsulated the political shackles in which Saad al-Hariri has operated as Lebanon's prime minister as the way he resigned in a televised statement made from Saudi Arabia.
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May wants to agree the broad outline of a transition deal with the European Union for after Brexit in the next few months, her spokesman said on Monday.
MELBOURNE, Nov 13 (Reuters) - London copper rose on Monday from one month lows hit last week, as demand remained steady and the dollar wallowed below its peaks from last week. FUNDAMENTALS * COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper edged up by 0.3 percent to $6,807 a tonne by 0148 GMT, reversing small losses from the previous session. Prices last week fell to the weakest in around a month at $6,761.50 a tonne. * SHFE COPPER: Shanghai Futures Exchange copper was steady at 53,50
Nov 12 (Reuters) - Hanoi - Memorandums of Understanding on gas development, transport, aircraft engine purchase and support signed during U.S. President Donald Trump visit to Vietnam (Reporting by Mai Nguyen)
YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Separatists from Cameroon's Anglophone region have killed four security forces in several attacks over the past few days, the government said on Saturday, an unprecedented violent turn to a movement that risks morphing into a full blown insurgency.
JAKARTA, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Indonesian security forces in the eastern province of Papua are preparing to storm five villages that they say are being held by an armed rebel group, police officials said on Saturday.
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces launched an offensive on Saturday to capture Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic-State control, leaving the group's self-proclaimed caliphate on the verge of complete defeat.
(Reuters) - Department store chain J.C. Penney Co Inc reported an increase in third-quarter same-store sales that was twice what analysts expected, sending its shares up 15 percent in premarket trading on Friday.
Nov 10 (Reuters) - Department store chain J.C. Penney Co Inc reported same-store sales above its estimates, helped by an overhaul of women's apparel and higher demand for home goods and Sephora beauty products.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Yemen's stocks of fuel will last until the end of November and stocks of vaccines run out in one month if a Saudi-led military coalition does not allow aid into Hodeidah port and the Sanaa airport, UNICEF's representative in the country said on Friday.
(Adds Shanghai closing prices, updates London prices) MELBOURNE/BEIJING, Nov 10 (Reuters) - London Metal Exchange copper held above one-month lows on Friday as a weaker dollar broadly lifted base metals, although it remained on track for a weekly loss. "Copper prices will continue to trade sideways over the coming weeks as a stronger U.S. dollar outlook and weakening Chinese imports of refined copper weigh on prices," said BMI Research in a report. "High-frequency indicators such as
NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 600,000 people, including 137,322 new consumers, signed up for Obamacare individual insurance plans for next year in the 39 states that use the federal website HealthCare.gov during the first week of enrollment, a U.S. health agency said on Thursday.
MAPUTO, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Mozambique will approve Anadarko's development plan for an offshore gas field this month, an important step in the U.S. firm's Liquefied Natural Gas project, energy minister LetÃcia Klemens said on Thursday.
(Reuters) - Texas put to death a Mexican national on Wednesday for the kidnap, rape and murder of his cousin, and Florida on the same day put to death a 53-year-old man for a 1991 double-murder, officials said.
MELBOURNE, Nov 9 (Reuters) - London copper was barely changed on Thursday, holding above a one-month low touched in the previous session, with light turnover suggesting bargain hunters were awaiting lower prices. FUNDAMENTALS * LME COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper was flat at $6,856 a tonne by 0127 GMT, holding a small 0.4 percent gain from the previous session. LME copper slipped to $6,780 a tonne on Wednesday which was the lowest since Oct. 11. Volumes were very light
(Reuters) - The three UCLA men's basketball players arrested in China for allegedly shoplifting a day before U.S. President Donald Trump's visit cannot leave their hotel until the end of the legal process, which could last months, ESPN reported on Wednesday.
(Reuters) - U.S. burger chain Wendy's Co on Wednesday reported a smaller-than-expected rise in third-quarter sales at established restaurants in North America, as hurricanes hit traffic at restaurants in Florida and Texas
SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's attempt to make an unannounced visit to the heavily fortified border separating North and South Korea was aborted on Wednesday after dense fog prevented his helicopter from landing, officials said.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has formed an unprecedented alliance in Brazil with other ride-hailing services, including its main local rival 99, to win public support to block regulation threatening the way they do business in a booming market.