GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - A pair of Turkish ice dancers on Tuesday said they take care to ensure their relatively conservative costumes are firmly in place when they compete but maintained it was not due to any pressure from their government.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States will announce plans before April for a postponed joint military drill, South Korea's defense minister said on Tuesday.
MELBOURNE, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Global giants ExxonMobil Corp
and France's Total SA have reached broad
agreement on plans to double gas exports from Papua New Guinea,
their partner Oil Search Ltd said on Tuesday.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya prevented two opposition activists from traveling abroad because it had not been formally sent a court order reinstating their passports, immigration authorities said on Tuesday.
Feb 20 (Reuters) - The world's biggest miner BHP
said on Tuesday its underlying half-year profit rose 25
percent, helped by robust commodity prices.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai court on Tuesday said it ruled in favor of a wealthy Japanese man who had fathered 13 surrogate children in Thailand, naming him their legal parent and sole guardian.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Lindsey Vonn, the most successful World Cup woman skier of all-time, is "99.9 percent sure" that Wednesday will mark her final Olympic downhill race.
President Donald Trump said Monday he supports Mitt Romney's bid for the US Senate from Utah, endorsing a former rival and major figure within the Republican Party.
A Tokyo skyscraper is set to become the world's tallest wooden building. Japanese company Sumitomo Forestry says its 1,148 feet tall timber tower will be completed by in 2041, to mark the 350th anniversary of the business that year. The W350 tower will cost an estimated 600 billion yen ($5.6 billion) to build.
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - As the dust settled following the ladies ski halfpipe final on Tuesday, thoughts turned to the woman who deserves most of the credit for making the sport an Olympic event.
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co will slash output of its organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels in response to its customer Apple Inc's decision to cut production of iPhone X amid weak demand, the Nikkei reported on Tuesday.
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SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors has offered to convert debt of around $2.2 billion owed by its ailing South Korean operation into equity in exchange for financial support and tax benefits from Seoul, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico City's attorney general's office has opened an investigation into the disappearance of journalist Mario Antonio Cañas, who was last seen on Friday, it said.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A state branch of the Australian National Party has pulled its support for Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce because of reports about an extramarital affair with his former press secretary, the party's Western Australia leader said on Tuesday.
SEOUL, Feb 20 (Reuters) - South Korea's finance minister
said on Tuesday the government would hold talks with General
Motors over the future of its four plants after the
company announced the closure of one and left the other three in
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Some publicly-traded U.S. energy pipeline and oil-storage partnerships are restructuring into simpler business models to help attract new investors and spur growth.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir claimed their second Olympic gold medal with a brilliant free dance on Tuesday, edging to the top of the podium by less than a point and breaking the world record.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Austrian Ramona Siebenhofer set the pace in the final training run for the women's downhill on Tuesday but Lindsey Vonn's bid to reclaim the Olympic gold remained on course as she registered a top five time for the third day in a row.
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DUBAI, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may
affect Middle East stock markets on Tuesday. Reuters has not
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp said on Tuesday it would become the latest blue-chip firm to jockey for position in Japan's taxi and ride-hailing market, with plans for a joint venture to develop an artificial intelligence-based hailing system.
The program to study at Oxford, created in 1902 for students from English-speaking countries, has been expanding and opening to more of the world.
(Reuters) - The Chicago Blackhawks have banned four fans from home games at the United Center after they shouted racist taunts at Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly during Saturday's NHL game.
Mr. Romney, who has publicly clashed with Mr. Trump in the past, has signaled he plans to serve as a check on the president if he is elected.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Mikaela Shiffrin said she was relieved that the decision to reschedule the combined event to Thursday from Friday had effectively ruled her out of competing in the downhill at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
A surge in spending on the armed forces has opened new avenues for the graft and cronyism that many see as Ukraine’s most dangerous enemy.
One week after a gunman stormed the hallways of their school in a deadly rampage, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are heading to the state capitol to demand lawmakers take action on gun control.
In 1937, a young trucker named Malcolm McLean was delivering a load of cotton to a harbor in Hoboken, New Jersey. As he watched workers slowly transport the boxes by hand onto a ship, the story goes, he thought there had to be a better way to do it.
A 2,000-year-old terra-cotta warrior valued at $4.5 million and considered a "priceless part of China's cultural heritage" is missing a thumb, but surveillance video helped lead the FBI to both the thumb and a suspect in the theft.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's national carrier on Tuesday canceled all flights in and out of the capital, Wellington, and the southern city of Christchurch declared a state of emergency as the remnants of tropical cyclone Gita pummelled the country.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, despite Romney often being critical of Trump.
Political commentators Tara Setmayer and Jason Miller clash over President Donald Trump's Twitter rants in the days following a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If you want to know how vampire bats can survive on a diet that -- as everyone knows -- consists exclusively of blood, the answer is simple. It's in their genes.
Embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's troubles deepened as police arrested members of his inner circle in a widening graft probe, now the fourth investigation to involve the Israeli leader or his confidants.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks slipped on Tuesday, their recent recovery stalling after European equities broke a winning streak, while the dollar edged up to pull further away from three-year lows.
Feb 20 (Reuters) - Gold prices slid for a third straight
session on Tuesday as the dollar rebounded from over three-year
lows, while investors waited for the minutes of the latest
Federal Reserve meeting for clues on the outlook for U.S.
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The White House aide who resigned in a domestic abuse scandal that engulfed the White House was known for his ambition at Harvard and on Capitol Hill.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A former student accused of last week's deadly shooting at a Florida high school returned to court for a hearing on Monday in a case that has galvanized advocates of stricter gun control, including many of the rampage survivors.
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Oxfam hid information about sexual misconduct from authorities in Haiti, a senior official in the Caribbean nation said on Monday, and he vowed to launch a wide-reaching investigation into charities operating there.
A federal trial in Brooklyn is set to explore the issue of so-called collars for dollars. The implications could be far-reaching.
The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.
The US Navy is ramping up its presence in the Black Sea as part of a bid to counter Russia's increased presence there, a US military official tells CNN.
A group of teens and more than a hundred supporters staged a "lie-in" outside the White House on Presidents Day to pressure lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws.
Trump zings Oprah, Oprah fans zing back. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on who is more "insecure."
KABUL (Reuters) - Activists in Afghanistan are speaking out against corruption and spreading messages of peace and social justice with murals, many painted on concrete blast walls that have risen to ward off militant bombs.
Twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia were focused on Robert Mueller. But after news broke about the shooting, they quickly changed their focus.
SAO PAULO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - GPA SA, one of
Brazil's largest food retailers, announced on Monday evening a
shake-up of its management team, replacing its CEO and the head
of a subsidiary just moments before releasing full-year results.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's financial sector will be "the servant of industry not the masters of us all" if the opposition Labour Party gets into power, its leader Jeremy Corbyn will say on Tuesday, accusing bankers of taking the economy hostage.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks dipped on Tuesday, their recent recovery slowing after European equities broke a winning streak, while the dollar held firm after bouncing from three-year lows.
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CNN's Matthew Chance reports from outside a so-called Russian troll factory, where workers are paid to write content to sow discord amongst Americans according to a federal indictment.
One reaction to the Florida school shooting is the shaming of supporters of gun rights. But there’s a more productive approach.
America’s female figure skaters came up under a system that rewarded clean skating over innovation. But that doesn’t produce champions.
Around the country, teachers are reflecting on whether they are prepared to take a bullet for their students. “I think about it all the time,” one said.
The personal is political: A bad-faith party attracts bad people.
(Reuters) - Pennsylvania's top court on Monday unveiled a new map carving out the state's U.S. congressional voting districts, imposing a plan it said was based on "traditional criteria" after rejecting a proposal drawn up by Republican lawmakers as unconstitutional.
Feb 20 (Reuters) - Australia's Oil Search on
Tuesday reported a near threefold rise in annual core profit,
underpinned by robust sales and rising oil and gas prices, and
outlined a major expansion in Papua New Guinea.
President Trump’s efforts to undermine the health law have widened the gap between those who get government aid and those who don’t, deepening resentments.
Melania Trump's experience as first lady seems to be following an unfortunate tradition. First ladies have many things in common: no job description, no pay and, for many of them, humiliating betrayals by their husbands. The latest accusations against Donald Trump, as reported by journalist Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker, detail an alleged consensual affair he had with former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal while he was married to Melania and before he was elected president. (Trump denies the affair.)
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada thumped the Olympic Athletes from Russia 5-0 on Monday to book their spot in the Olympic women's ice hockey final and renew one of the Winter Games's greatest rivalries.
Skating through a wardrobe malfunction, the French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron offered an ethereal challenge to the Canadian leaders.
MELBOURNE, Feb 20 (Reuters) - ExxonMobil Corp, Total
SA and their partners in gas projects in Papua New
Guinea (PNG) have broadly agreed on how they want to expand the
PNG LNG project using gas from new and existing fields, Oil
Search Ltd said on Tuesday.
(Reuters) - Vin Lananna, the chief organizer of Oregon's 2021 world athletics championships, has been temporarily placed on administrative leave as president of USA Track & Field (USATF) while the U.S. Department of Justice investigates bids by Eugene and other athletics championships, USATF said in a statement on Monday.
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LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Britain's Supreme Court was
hearing on Tuesday whether a plumber hired on a self-employed
basis should have received workers' rights, in a case which
could affect the business models of major firms operating in the
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A rare showdown between the stars of the U.S. ski team will have to wait for the Alpine combined after Mikaela Shiffrin changed her mind about entering the downhill.
In the aftermath of the shooting in Parkland, Florida last week, some of the student survivors are calling on Congress to pass legislation that would address gun violence in schools.
A fire at the oldest Italian restaurant in the neighborhood further erodes the authenticity of an area that’s now better known for its souvenir shops.
TOKYO (Reuters) - More than half of Japan's companies do not plan to raise base pay in annual wage talks in coming months, a set back for the prime minister and the country's main business lobby which has called for wage rises of 3 percent to fuel an economic revival.
In seeking to honor President Donald Trump's holiday wishes, let's reflect here on what's been going on lately in his telltale Twitter feed.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's OrCam, which has developed a visual aid for the blind, has completed a funding round that values the company at $1 billion, putting it on track for a planned initial public offering (IPO), its chief executive said on Tuesday.
(Reuters) - Japan's Sony Corp plans to form a joint venture to develop an artificial intelligence-based taxi-hailing system in Japan, the Nikkei Asian Review reported on Tuesday.
Some Facebook executives still seem more interested in defending themselves from criticism than owning their mistakes related to the 2016 election.
At Google, Facebook and other tech companies, executives are making statements about priorities with their seating charts.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies killed 94 people in the rebel pocket of eastern Ghouta in the space of 24 hours, a war monitoring group said on Monday.
Florida's Republican Rep. Tom Rooney is retiring rather than seeking a sixth term this fall.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's interest in Jared Kushner has expanded beyond his contacts with Russia and now includes his efforts to secure financing for his company from foreign investors during the presidential transition, according to people familiar with the inquiry.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what's the value of grainy police dash-cam video of a mundane encounter gone wrong? That's a question raised, if not entirely answered, by "Traffic Stop," an Oscar-nominated short that's making its TV debut on HBO.
Feb 19 (Reuters) - U.S. oil company Chevron Corp on
Monday said it had resumed drilling operations in the Kurdistan
region of Iraq (KRI).
Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan enjoyed upward bumps in their greatness rankings, while President Donald Trump was ranked historically low, according to a presidential "greatness" survey released Monday.
Iran issued a strong warning to Israel on Monday in response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's fiery speech at last weekend's Munich Security Conference.
BRASILIA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Brazil's political affairs
minister Carlos Marun said on Monday that passage through
Congress of a bill to overhaul the country's costly social
security system has effectively been halted and would not be put
to a vote.
PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released new congressional district lines Monday, replacing the old Republican-drawn maps in time for the state's May primary.
(Reuters) - Pennsylvania's top court published a new map of U.S. congressional voting districts for the state on Monday after Democratic and Republican leaders were unable to come to an agreement on other proposals, in a closely watched action ahead of the November mid-term elections.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Preparations are under way for Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to meet in April in Turkey, RIA news agency said on Monday.
President Donald Trump remained focused on the Russia matter on Monday, questioning in a tweet why his predecessor didn't act to prevent Moscow from interfering in US elections.
Nearly 100,000 people younger than age 28 came to see the centuries-old company last season, contradicting a worldwide trend of aging opera audiences.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther" is heading for a stunning $235 million debut over the four-day President's Day weekend at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed Monday.
The couple who took in Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz said they were devastated, furious and heartbroken about what he's done, and said they didn't realize they had a "monster" living under their roof.
President Donald Trump will attend next month's tony Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, putting the President in the same room with many of the county's top journalists he has castigated in his first year in office.
VANCOUVER, Feb 19 (Reuters) - British Columbia said on
Monday that it will formally challenge a ban of its wine by
Alberta under Canada's national free-trade pact, as a battle
between the two provinces over a crude oil pipeline expansion
project rages on.
Body camera footage shows a UK police officer jump into freezing cold water and brave strong currents to save a drowning man.
The superhero film has broken box office records, and now its soundtrack, featuring Kendrick Lamar, the Weeknd and SZA, has opened in the top spot.
The upturn follows an aggressive advertising campaign by the party and coincides with an eroding Democratic lead in polls gauging midterm election prospects.
Feb 19 (Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Monday
filed a lawsuit against drug distributor Cardinal Health Inc
, accusing it of contributing to the opioid epidemic by
failing to halt or report suspiciously large or frequent orders
by pharmacies of prescription painkillers.
LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin <BTC=BTSP> has failed as a currency measured by standard benchmarks, and is neither a store of value nor a useful way to buy things, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Monday.
Dr. Blobel, at Rockefeller University, discovered that proteins in any given cell carry signals that guide them to where they can do their beneficial job.
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Megan Barry’s affair with a subordinate has her opponents outraged. The rest of us aren’t sure what to think.
LONDON (Reuters) - Three police officers were killed in Tehran on Monday, a police spokesman said, as clashes broke out with members of a Muslim religious order seen as a threat to the Shi'ite theocratic establishment.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The former student accused of last week's deadly shooting rampage at a Florida high school returned to court on Monday for a status hearing, and the judge ordered that a defense motion filed last week remain sealed from public view.
A Kansas congressional hopeful said Monday that he's sticking by his campaign giveaway of an AR-15 rifle despite criticism in light of last Wednesday's mass school shooting in Florida.
Among adults 55 and younger, women may be more likely than men to experience lesser-known acute heart attack symptoms in addition to chest pain, a new study has found.
(Reuters) - The world's biggest asset manager BlackRock Inc upgraded its view on U.S. stocks, citing very strong earnings momentum, while cutting European stocks to neutral.
The real adults in the room are the youth from Parkland, Florida, who are speaking out about the need for meaningful gun control laws. They are proving that civic engagement among young people can make a difference. The ironic part? They can't even vote yet.
(Reuters) - A cleanup is underway after oil spilled into a pond from a pipeline that burst near a neighborhood in Yukon, Oklahoma, early on Sunday, media website news9.com reported.
Table-tennis-playing soloists swing paddles, hand drums, small gongs and even a wine glass in Andy Akiho’s unconventional concerto, “Ricochet.”
TEL AVIV, Feb 19 (Reuters) - An Egyptian company will buy
$15 billion of Israeli natural gas in two 10-year agreements
announced on Monday, marking a major export deal that Israel
hopes will strengthen diplomatic ties.
A US Postal Service employee was found fatally shot inside a truck on Interstate 30, Dallas police said.
BRUSSELS, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Uber said on Monday it would
suspend operations in Morocco, two years after they began, as it
tries to bring its business into line with local laws.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies has killed 71 people in the rebel pocket of eastern Ghouta in the past 24 hours, a war monitoring group said on Monday.
(Reuters Health) - The number of babies dying of suffocation before their first birthday has been rising in recent years, driven at least in part by an increase in the number of parents sharing beds with their infants, a U.S. study suggests.
Feb 19 (Reuters) - A cleanup is underway after oil spilled
into a pond from a pipeline that burst near a neighborhood in
Yukon, Oklahoma, early on Sunday, media website news9.com
MUNICH/FRANKFURT, Feb 19 (Reuters) - ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
is in exclusive talks with private equity firm
General Atlantic over the sale of a minority stake in its
digital business, two people with direct knowledge of the matter
said on Monday.
(Reuters Health) - Injuries to a critical ligament in the knee are becoming more common in children and teens, researchers warn.
LONDON (Reuters) - Three police officers were killed on Monday in clashes with protesters in northern Tehran, police spokesman Saeed Montazer al-Mahdi said on state television.
BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey warned on Monday it would confront Syrian government forces if they entered Syria's northwestern Afrin region to help the Kurdish YPG militia repel a Turkish offensive.
CARACAS (Reuters) - Leaders of Venezuela's opposition coalition appeared likely on Monday to decide on a boycott of the April presidential election, believing authorities have rigged it for President Nicolas Maduro and his ruling socialists.
American and Japanese astronauts embark on an expected six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station to fix the station's robotic arm.
LONDON (Reuters) - Taxi app Uber [UBER.UL] is dropping a legal appeal against the introduction of more stringent English language tests for drivers in London after the city's transport regulator said it would water down its stringent proposals.
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Switzerland has not seen any major inward or outward movement of funds from Saudi Arabia, the chairman of the Swiss Bankers Association said on Monday when asked whether he had...
The Bavarian brewery Krombacher has supplied about 1,000 gallons of nonalcoholic beer to the athletes’ village. It’s commonly consumed as a sports drink in Germany.
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LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks were set to post their first loss in five days on Monday, breaking a winning streak that saw them recover almost half their losses from a violent sell-off two weeks ago.
A driver in President Donald Trump's motorcade inadvertently brought a firearm near the President's beachfront estate on Monday, prompting questioning from the Secret Service and local law enforcement officials.
It's become almost de riguer at this moment in time to note that President Donald Trump is the least presidential president who has ever presidented.
Feb 19 (Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Monday
accused the drug distributor Cardinal Health Inc of
contributing to the opioid epidemic by failing to halt or report
suspiciously large or frequent orders by pharmacies of
(Reuters Health) - Babies who are born much too soon or who arrive weighing too little may not score as high on intelligence tests during childhood as full-term infants, a research review suggests.
BRASILIA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Eunicio Oliveira, the head of
Brazil's Senate, said on Monday that the federal government's
military intervention in Rio de Janeiro would, by the rules of
the country's constitution, block any vote on pension reform or
any other measure requiring a constitutional amendment.
UK and Italian scientists are getting closer to developing blood and urine tests for autism, which could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of the condition, a new study suggests.
PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - The driver of a van carrying journalists covering President Donald Trump was detained on Monday after Secret Service officials found a gun in his bag during a security sweep before the vehicle was to drive onto the president's Florida property.
KIEV (Reuters) - For the first time in Ukraine's history, U.S. anthracite is helping to keep the lights on and the heating going this winter following a deal that has also helped to warm Kiev's relations with President Donald Trump.
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SAO PAULO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Brazilian stocks rose on
Monday on thin trading volumes following a heavy batch of
The benchmark Bovespa stock index rose 0.3 percent,
supported by shares of state-controlled oil company Petróleo
Brasileiro SA on the heels of rising crude prices.
Shares in electronics and appliance retailer Via Varejo SA
rose 1.1 percent following solid fourth-quarter
Fibria Celulose SA and Suzano Papel e
The new format for the All-Star Game seemed to work, with the players actually contesting shots on some possessions. But another concept for the game is lurking.
(Reuters) - Spain's Garbine Muguruza will prepare for the defense of her Wimbledon title by playing the Birmingham Classic on grass in June, the tournament organizers said on Monday.
(Reuters) - Newly crowned 60 meters world record holder Christian Coleman can run even faster in both the indoor race and the outdoor 100 meters, former holder Maurice Greene believes.
LONDON (Reuters) - The world's biggest asset manager BlackRock has upgraded its view on U.S. equities to "overweight", citing very strong earnings momentum, while cutting European stocks to neutral.
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BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel put forward close ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Monday to take over as secretary general of her Christian Democrats (CDU), heeding calls from within the party to inject new blood and groom a successor.
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BEIRUT (Reuters) - An surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies has killed 71 people in the rebel-held eastern Ghouta pocket near Damascus in 24 hours, a war monitoring group said on Monday.
The White House press secretary said that Mr. Trump had spoken to Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, about legislation he helped introduce to revamp background checks.
Feb 15 (Reuters) - Chemicals maker LyondellBasell Industries
NV said it will buy smaller rival A. Schulman Inc
for $2.24 billion, doubling the size of its business
that supplies plastic compounds to the packaging, electronics
and building markets.
LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - World stocks were set to post
their first loss in five days on Monday, breaking a winning
streak that saw them recover almost half their losses from a
violent sell-off two weeks ago.
PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people.
LONDON (Reuters) - The value of global mining and metals deals hit a four-year high in 2017, according to accountancy firm EY, as financial distress abated and companies sold off non-core assets.
Even by his standards, President Donald Trump's weekend tweetstorm was epic, covering a range of topics from NASCAR to Iran to Oprah Winfrey's most recent CBS "60 Minutes" segment.
In an interview with "60 Minutes," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said President Trump's tweets have led him to ask if policy has changed.
New signs that, despite President Trump’s campaign promise, this fossil fuel won’t be back.
LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The value of global mining and
metals deals hit a four-year high in 2017, according to
accountancy firm EY, as financial distress abated and companies
sold off non-core assets.
A man in New York has gone viral after he posted a video sawing his AR-15 gun in half in hopes that one less gun will result in fewer mass shootings.
LISBON (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for global rules to minimize the impact of electronic warfare on civilians as massive cyber attacks look likely to become the first salvoes in future wars.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Director Erik Poppe says his latest film is part of the healing process in the aftermath of one of Norway's most horrifying events - the massacre of 69 people, many of them teenagers, at a youth camp on the island of Utoya.
ZURICH (Reuters) - Uranium glass occupies a little-known niche in the collectables world, whose members appreciate its soft color and distinctive glow, which comes from the uranium added as the glass...
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Robert Johansson soared through the night air to land a spectacular final leap that sealed victory for Norway in the men's ski jumping team event at the Alpensia resort on Monday.
Maybe it’s time to rise up against the February dreariness, and make something summery, like Yucatán shrimp or barbecue chicken.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin has withdrawn from Wednesday’s women's Olympic downhill race after it was announced that the combined event would be brought forward 24 hours to Thursday because of fears of strong winds.
(Reuters Health) - In the first year after being told by a doctor that they have acne, patients’ risk for a diagnosis of major depressive disorder spikes by more than 60 percent compared to the general population, a new study shows.
Because of bad weather conditions, the rescue teams have been unable to use helicopters to fly over the crash site, and its members have climbed Mount Dena in search of debris.
He may be a villain in "Black Panther" but fans are loving M'Baku.
It's rough when even Roseanne Barr makes jokes about your singing.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska plans to step down as the president of the two companies he controls, aluminum giant Rusal and En+ Group , two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
President Donald Trump "is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system" for gun purchases, a White House spokesman said Monday, less than a week after the Florida school shooting that killed 17 people.
Iranian investigators have located the site of Sunday's plane crash that killed all 65 people on board, state TV reported Monday.
BOGOTA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Colombia, the world's
fifth-largest exporter of coal, produced 89.4 million tonnes in
2017, down 1.2 percent from output the year before, the Energy
and Mining Ministry said in a statement on Monday.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank is cutting at least 250 investment banking jobs in locations including London and the United States, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters, adding that the figure could rise to as many as 500.
SAO PAULO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Brazilian pulpmaker Fibria
Celulose SA said Suzano Papel e Celulose SA
representatives have contacted its controlling
shareholders to discuss "alternative strategies" for the
companies, according to a securities filing on Monday.
LONDON (Reuters) - A British academic who blackmailed victims into sending him increasingly depraved images which he shared on dark web forums was jailed for 32 years on Monday after admitting 137 offences which included encouraging the rape of a four-year-old boy.
Two survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting slammed politicians' responses to the massacre, calling them "disgusting" and "pathetic" in a Monday morning appearance on CNN's "New Day."
SAO PAULO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Shares in Brazilian insurance
holding company BB Seguridade opened sharply lower after its
fourth-quarter profit missed estimates as lower interest rates
and a fall in premiums written dragged on its results.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norwegian Havard Lorentzen struck gold in the men's 500 meters speed skating at the Gangneung Oval on Monday after edging out South Korea's Cha Min-kyu in a dramatic photo finish.
Nikolas Cruz's host family speaks to ABC News about the alleged Florida school shooter.
LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks were set for a sixth session of gains on Monday, extending a recovery from a selloff sparked by fears of creeping inflation and higher borrowing costs.
After revelations about prostitution, the charity released its 2011 investigative report containing more accusations against staff members.
Anthony Borges, 15, was shot five times during the mass shooting at his high school, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office.
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The Washington Post reported this month that President Donald Trump "rarely if ever" reads the classified intelligence briefing he gets each morning, in a break with presidential tradition.
Singer Fergie delivered a sultry rendition of the National Anthem at the star-studded NBA All-Star Game, which took many by surprise.
See photos from the 2018 BAFTA film awards. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" won five statues.
Urine testing for patients with chronic pain has grown explosively amid the opioid epidemic. It costs billions of dollars annually and has raised concerns that some labs and doctors run urine tests needlessly or charge exorbitant rates to boost profits.
It was quite a weekend for golfer Bubba Watson.