BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States has flouted trade rules with an inquiry into intellectual property and China will defend its interests, Vice Premier Liu He told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a telephone call on Saturday, Chinese state media reported.
* Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, U.S. Treasury Secretary
spoke over phone
Here is a roundup of some recent pieces for you weekend reading, including several on the debate over gun laws.
(Reuters) - Monica Puig shrugged off an opening set bagel to rally for a 0-6 6-4 6-4 victory over world number two Caroline Wozniacki in the second round of the Miami Open on Friday.
BEIJING, March 24 (Reuters) - Apple Inc's Chief
Executive Tim Cook on Saturday called for "calm heads" and more
open trade, amid rising fears of a trade war between the United
States and China.
(Reuters) - Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez was temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission following two positive tests for the banned fat-burning drug clenbuterol, the body's executive director Bob Bennett said in a statement on Friday.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Four-times Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel led a Ferrari 1-2 in the final free practice ahead of qualifying for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Saturday.
The directive essentially bans service members from identifying as transgender, but it also largely gives the Pentagon the ability to make exceptions.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A frustrated Daniel Ricciardo condemned Formula One stewards at the Australian Grand Prix after the Red Bull driver was handed a three-place grid penalty for his home race on Sunday.
LIMA, March 23 (Reuters) - Peru's new President Martin
Vizcarra promised to fight corruption "at any cost," two days
after his predecessor was toppled by a sprawling graft scandal
and constant clashes with the opposition-run Congress.
When you finish marching this weekend, march into the congressional districts where you can actually make a difference.
South Korea said Saturday that North Korea has accepted its proposal to hold high-level inter-Korean talks next week.
Hannie Dong, a professional dancer with the Golden State Warriors, chased down the thief who stole her laptop at a Starbucks.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has agreed to hold high-level talks with South Korea on March 29 at the border truce village of Panmunjom to prepare for a summit of their leaders planned for April, the South said on Saturday.
(Reuters) - Six-time champion Novak Djokovic's hopes of turning around his season at the Miami Open ended in the second round when he was defeated 6-3 6-4 by Frenchman Benoit Paire on Friday.
BEIJING, March 24 (Reuters) - Apple's CEO Tim Cook said on
Saturday that he hopes "calm heads" will prevail as trade
tensions between China and the United States flare, when asked
to comment on President Donald Trump's tariff announcement on
TORONTO, March 23 (Reuters) - Barrick Gold Corp,
the world's largest producer of bullion, cut the 2017
compensation for its top two executives to reflect a challenging
"shareholder experience" and operations at some mines.
Lauren Milgram has a mission. The sweet and funny, shy yet confident, 12-year-old will join an anticipated hundreds of thousands of people at the March for Our Lives in Washington on Saturday.
In as many as a dozen states, schools have already taken advantage of laws that allow employees to carry guns. Ohio is one of them.
SACRAMENTO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Did police tell an unarmed black man who they were before shooting him to death in a dark backyard in Sacramento, California? That question is forcing an examination of policies dictating when and how police identify themselves while encountering suspects.
LIMA (Reuters) - Until this week, Martin Vizcarra led a quiet life as Peru's ambassador to Canada, overseeing the two nations' friendly relations from Ottawa, the Canadian capital.
LIMA, March 23 (Reuters) - Until this week, Martin Vizcarra
led a quiet life as Peru's ambassador to Canada, overseeing the
two nations' friendly relations from Ottawa, the Canadian
TOKYO, March 23 (Reuters) - Shares of Japanese machinery
makers with heavy exposure to China
plummeted on Friday as China and the United States moved closer
to a trade war that could damage global growth.
The White House on Friday announced a policy to ban most transgender persons from serving in the US military.
(Reuters) - Puerto Rico's federally appointed Financial Oversight and Management Board said on Friday it would postpone certification of the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's fiscal plan and announce a new certification date soon.
(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth were among the big names eliminated from the WGC-Dell Match Play on Friday, leaving only two of the top 10 seeds to contest the knockout rounds.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Friday that limits transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military, but gives the armed forces some latitude in implementing policies.
President Trump said that American troops would receive the largest pay raise in a decade and that Democrats fought against a solution for Dreamers. Neither claim is true.
(Reuters) - Former NFL quarterback Tony Romo missed the cut after shooting an 82 in the second round of the Corales Puntacana Championship in the Dominican Republic on Friday.
It’s always nice to think about a different president.
At least one investigation has been launched into how a senior adviser to Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin hired on a temporary basis ended up with a coveted job leading a Washington, DC, veterans hospital, CNN has learned.
The lawyer representing the porn star suing President Donald Trump called a tweet he posted of an apparent data disc a "warning shot" to the President.
SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - The family of an unarmed black man shot to death by police officers in the backyard of his grandparents' house in Sacramento, California, disputes the police account that he had earlier been breaking windows, the family's attorney said on Friday.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - All but six of more than 150 short-finned pilot whales that stranded themselves on a beach in Western Australia have died, despite efforts from authorities and local beachgoers to save them, officials said on Saturday.
ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana's parliament on Friday night ratified a deal granting "unimpeded" access to the United States to deploy troops and military equipment in the West African nation in a vote boycotted by the opposition, legislators said.
A never-ending scandal disguised as an everlasting hope.
NFL defensive end Michael Bennett was indicted Friday in Houston on a charge of injury to the elderly in connection with an incident that occurred when he was a spectator at the 2017 Super Bowl, authorities said.
* GALILEO EXPLORATION HAS ELECTED TO TERMINATE MAJUBA HILL
AND OPTION TO PURCHASE AGREEMENT DATED FEBRUARY 14, 2017
While filming Edward Norton’s adaptation of the novel “Motherless Brooklyn,” the crew smelled smoke. A fire had erupted in the basement.
* Losing investment rating would have triggered bonds
In an op-ed for the Washington Post, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said that he denies any "lack of candor" and that he did not knowingly mislead investigators.
Gold Star father Khizr Khan wrote a personal appeal to the Supreme Court on Friday to strike down President Donald Trump's travel ban, using his family's story to argue the ban is unconstitutional and "desecrates" his son's sacrifice.
Officials said Kevin and Amy Sharp and their two children were found in a condominium on the Yucatán Peninsula. The specific cause of death was not known.
CNN's Jake Tapper and factcheck.org take a look at a series of tweets President Trump posted after the firing of ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
MEXICO CITY, March 23 (Reuters) - Proven oil and gas
reserves in Mexico fell again this year as new discoveries
failed to keep pace with ongoing production, but officials
pointed to the first-ever reserves contributed by private
companies operating their own blocks as silver lining.
Amid multiple allegations that her husband was unfaithful, Melania Trump now shares the dubious distinction of being a publicly scorned first lady with one other woman: her husband's 2016 rival for the presidency and sworn enemy, former first lady Hillary Clinton.
A former student at the Emma Willard School has spent $14,000 on signs accusing a teacher of misconduct, and pushing for change in New York’s statute of limitations.
The company harvested data from 50 million Facebook users to develop psychological profiles on behalf of political campaigns, including that of President Trump.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Volatility in U.S. equity markets this year is pushing investors not only to invest in stocks abroad, but also to commit their money to an even more foreign place: the hands of stockpickers rather than index funds.
March 23 (Reuters) - Therapure Biopharma Inc :
(Reuters) - An Iowa family of four on vacation in Mexican seaside resort was found dead inside a condominium, but foul play was not suspected, authorities and a family member said on Friday.
There is a misguided panic about youth gangs.
Elgin, Illinois, police officers tried for more than an hour to get a woman they believed was suicidal and possibly armed with a steak knife out of her car on the side of Interstate 90, including threatening her with arrest.
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Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti took to Twitter to claim he has a disc containing evidence substantiating his client's allegations of an affair with Donald Trump.
March 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Energy on Friday
withdrew from a 2016 agreement to partner with a private
developer on a more than 700-mile transmission line that would
have delivered wind power from blustery Oklahoma to Tennessee
* KANEN WEALTH MANAGEMENT, LLC SAYS ON MARCH 23, DELIVERED LETTER TO AQUA
NOMINATING SLATE OF 4 DIRECTOR CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION TO BOARD AT AQUA METALS’
2018 ANNUAL MEETING
* NEMUS BIOSCIENCE INC FILES PROSPECTUS RELATED TO OFFERING OF UP TO 85.7
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COMPENSATION WAS $8.6 MILLION VERSUS $5 MILLION IN 2016 – SEC
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BOSTON (Reuters) - Hedge fund Glenview Capital Management on Friday said it now owns 5.6 percent of Newell Brands Inc, announcing its increased stake just days after the maker of Sharpie markers and...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Incoming White House national security adviser John Bolton's history of clashes with U.S. intelligence agencies suggests how he might handle North Korea and Iran, two of the thorniest challenges he and U.S. President Donald Trump face.
Here are six of the biggest stories driving American politics this week.
The two-pronged trade offensive aimed at China, and China’s initial response, may be only the start of a complex, escalating economic battle.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Atlanta cyberattack has caused widespread city-run program outages and raised fears about the security of financial and personal data belonging to government workers, residents and others who have used online services provided by Georgia's capital city, officials said on Friday.
NAIROBI/MORONI (Reuters) - A programme to sell Comoros Islands citizenship to fund development resulted in thousands of passports being sold outside official channels via "mafia" networks and up to $100 million of revenues went missing, according to a report by the small Indian Ocean state's parliament.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Bolton, U.S. President Donald Trump's new national security adviser, said Trump should insist that any meeting he holds with North Korea's leader must be focused squarely on how to eliminate that country's nuclear weapons program as quickly as possible.
Mark Conditt, the suspect in a series of deadly bombings in Austin, left behind evidence of potential future targets before he killed himself.
The suspects worked at the Mabna Institute, a contractor for the Iranian government, which benefited from the sensitive information obtained in the hacks, officials said.
Company documents obtained by The New York Times show Uber was becoming more aggressive with its autonomous car research, even as the technology faltered.
WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) - John Bolton, U.S. President
Donald Trump's new national security adviser, said Trump should
insist that any meeting he holds with North Korea's leader must
be focused squarely on how to eliminate that country's nuclear
weapons program as quickly as possible.
* MEREDITH SAYS EXPECTS THAT HEADCOUNT REDUCTION WILL
SEVERANCE COSTS & CASH EXPENDITURES OF UP TO ABOUT $145 MILLION
- SEC FILING
PARIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co is close to winning a keenly fought contest to supply 787 Dreamliner jets to American Airlines , beating European competition from the Airbus A330neo, three people familiar with the matter said.
* MEDTRONIC PLC - INTENDS TO REDEEM ABOUT $1.2 BILLION OF
MEDTRONIC, INC.'S SENIOR NOTES - SEC FILING
News that John Bolton will be Donald Trump's third national security adviser in 13 months has caused much hand-wringing, wailing and rending of garments among Washington's foreign policy elite. And with some justification: Add Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and you have two ideological hawks who seem to prefer shooting first abroad and asking questions later.
Eighteen-year-old Nicholas Coats died Monday night after doctors said he was too sick to receive a lifesaving liver donation, his family said.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street tumbled on Friday with more than 1,000 points knocked off the Dow in two days as investors, increasingly nervous about a potential U.S. trade war with China, shied away from risk ahead of the weekend and sought shelter from further losses.
PARIS/NEW YORK, March 23 (Reuters) - Boeing Co is
close to winning a keenly fought contest to supply 787
Dreamliner jets to American Airlines, beating European
competition from the Airbus A330neo, three people
familiar with the matter said.
The day after a CNN interview with a former Playboy model who claims to have had a 10-month affair with her husband, first lady Melania Trump opted to leave President Donald Trump alone for the ride from the White House to Andrews Air Force Base.
(Reuters Health) - Even people with common and often treatable mental health problems like depression and anxiety may have a harder time than patients without these diagnoses getting admitted to a high-quality nursing home, a U.S. study suggests.
Fifteen years and a few days after the war began, the Iraq hawks are flying high again -- thanks mostly to President Donald Trump, who has called the invasion a mistake but on Thursday night made one of its leading proponents, John Bolton, his national security adviser.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department is proposing rule changes that will effectively ban bump stocks, devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like a machine gun, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Friday.
* CSP ALPHA HOLDINGS PARENT PTE LTD REPORTS 29.9 PERCENT
STARTEK INC AS OF MARCH 14, 2018 - SEC FILING
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Administration plans to declare by April 1 that the Obama administration's vehicle efficiency rules through 2025 are "not appropriate," two officials briefed on the matter said Friday.
MEXICO CITY, March 23 (Reuters) - Mexico's Coca-Cola Femsa
, the world's largest Coke bottler, said on Friday it
had decided to indefinitely shut down operations in a town in
southwestern Mexico after being crippled by violence and
* BARRICK GOLD CORP SAYS EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN JOHN THORNTON'S
2017 TOTAL COMPENSATION WAS $7.7 MILLION VERSUS $8.5 MILLION IN
FY 2016 - SEC FILING
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BIOPHARMACEUTICALS INC AS OF MARCH 23, 2018 - SEC FILING
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WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental
Protection Administration plans to declare by April 1 that the
Obama administration's vehicle efficiency rules through 2025 are
"not appropriate," two officials briefed on the matter said
* HEALIOS K.K. REPORTS 8.7 PERCENT STAKE IN ATHERSYS INC AS
MARCH 13, 2018 - SEC FILING
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The moves come amid rising public pressure on the Trump administration to find ways to limit gun violence after a mass shooting in Parkland, Fla.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Rolls-Royce said its Trent 7000 engines which power the Airbus A330neo jet are not affected by the issues with the Trent 1000 engine, some of which have needed unscheduled maintenance as the turbine blades have worn out more quickly than expected.
After threatening a veto via Twitter on Friday morning, President Donald Trump -- flanked by several of his favorite (for now) Cabinet secretaries -- announced he had signed the $1.3 trillion budget bill that will keep the government funded and open through September.
In advanced industries like chip development, the rivals are vying for dominance in a fight that is as much about national security as economic might.
Many of the Democrats who've been urging stricter gun control legislation will join throngs of students Saturday as they gather in Washington and elsewhere for the "March for Our Lives" demonstration.
BELGRADE (Reuters) - Preparations for a historic handball match between political adversaries Serbia and Kosovo ended in chaos on Friday with the expulsion of the host nation after it canceled the fixture over security concerns.
Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin has spent the last six months attempting to do the impossible: find a solution inside the US Capitol to an immigration quagmire.
(Reuters Health) - Obese people have shorter lives and even those who are just overweight spend more years living with heart disease than individuals who are a healthy weight, a U.S. study suggests.
"Steady and relax," I whispered as my cheek fused to the stock of my .22-caliber rifle, waiting for the shot to break and launch a round at 1,800 feet per second toward the paper target downrange.
TREBES, France (Reuters) - A gunman killed three people in southwestern France on Friday as he held up a car, fired on police and seized hostages in a supermarket, screaming "Allahu Akbar" before security forces stormed the building and killed him, authorities said.
An Iowa family vacationing in Mexico was found dead Friday inside their condominium, according to police.
ROME (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia (Go Italy!) party on Friday accused the far-right League of breaking ranks with its conservative ally during a vote to select the speaker of the Senate.
BOSTON (Reuters) - More hedge funds closed their doors than opened up in 2017, according to global research released on Friday, but the pace of liquidations slowed as the industry attracted fresh...
President Trump prepared to leave the White House for Florida after a head-spinning series of moves on national security, trade, the budget and with his legal team.
(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy has been eliminated from the WGC-Dell Match Play after being comfortably defeated 5&3 by diminutive giant killer Brian Harman on Friday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Advocates who have been pushing for renewal of the U.S. federal flood insurance programs in the wake of last year's devastating hurricanes and floods praised Congress for extending the program through July 31.
Guillermo del Toro just won an Oscar for "The Shape of Water," which will likely make "Pacific Rim" recede even further down his resume. But the director's 2013 movie about giant alien invaders versus Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em robots fared well enough internationally to warrant an encore, so enter "Pacific Rim Uprising," a monster mashup of movies past with a notable demographic tilt toward the "Power Rangers" demo.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican head of a government oversight panel in Congress asked U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke this week to provide details on a contract to replace doors in his office that initially ran to $139,000, one of several inquiries by lawmakers of spending by Trump administration officials.
(Reuters) - Dropbox Inc's shares closed at $28.42, up more than 35 percent in their first day of trading on Friday, as investors rushed to buy into the biggest technology initial public offering in more than a year even as the wider sector languished.
SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - The family of an unarmed black man shot to death by police officers in the backyard of his grandparent's house in Sacramento, California, disputes the police account that he had earlier been breaking windows, the family's attorney said on Friday.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States asked China on Friday not to implement a ban on imports of scrap materials, after the world's top scrap buyer abruptly shut the door to many types of waste, throwing the global recycling industry into turmoil.
OSLO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Winter sea ice on the Arctic Ocean covered the second smallest area on record this year, part of a thaw that is opening the region to shipping and oil exploration and may be disrupting weather far to the south, scientists said on Friday.
He was feared for twisting intelligence to back his bellicosity and for trying to remove anyone who objected.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he shares the concerns of U.S. lawmakers about espionage threats from Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co and plans to take "proactive steps" to ensure the integrity of the U.S. communications supply chain.
Veteran Washington attorney Joseph diGenova's role as part of President Donald Trump's legal team is still in question, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
(Reuters) - A Washington lawyer and Fox News guest who was expected to join U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team this week in the special counsel's Russia probe has yet to be retained, another of Trump's lawyers said on Friday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Virginia man was arrested on Friday, after a discussion about marijuana policy in the district office of U.S. Representative Scott Taylor devolved into violent threats, the U.S. Justice Department said.
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc re-elected its board of directors on Friday with weak support from shareholders, who grilled the U.S. chipmaker over its strategy following its successful defense against a $117-billion hostile bid from Broadcom Ltd .
A 6-year-old from Tennessee enlisted his father to help him produce a weather report for a school assignment.
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens more who had gathered to watch a wrestling match in southern Afghanistan on Friday, officials said.
(Reuters Health) - Even when cutting calories helps people lose weight, they may have a harder time getting rid of excess body fat if they don’t get enough sleep, a small experiment suggests.
(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein saw his overall compensation rise 9 percent, despite the investment bank's lackluster performance in 2017.
Dr. Ronny Jackson, the presidential physician who has served under three presidents, has been nominated for a promotion.
BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday took steps to restrict what pharmaceutical ingredients large compounding pharmacies can use to manufacture drugs in bulk that do not go through the agency's approval processes.
(Reuters) - Verified Facebook pages of Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX and electric carmaker Tesla Inc disappeared on Friday, minutes after the Silicon Valley billionaire promised on Twitter to take down the pages when challenged by users.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - It was fitting that Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a player with near-limitless self confidence, would announce his arrival in a city packed with movie stars and big egos with a full-page newspaper advert proclaiming: "Dear Los Angeles, You're welcome."
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - With Brexit a year away, European Union leaders made a point on Friday of embracing Theresa May, with some treating her troubles with Russia and the United States as an opportunity to show Britain who its friends are.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said his administration will be suing some drug companies as part of its fight against the opioid drug crisis, without giving more detail.
LONDON (Reuters) - Contemporary artists have drawn upon everything from comic books to Campbell's soup cans for inspiration in recent years, but New York artist Scooter LaForge has drawn his from an altogether grander source, with a new exhibition based on Homer's classic poem "The Odyssey."
Mr. Musk deleted the Facebook pages of two of his companies, SpaceX and Tesla. He and the Facebook C.E.O., Mark Zuckerberg, have, er, not always gotten along.
Perhaps the most devastating blow anyone can suffer is to lose a child. In the Central African Republic it happens all the time. Welcome to the world's most neglected crisis.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Friday formally asked Facebook Inc's Mark Zuckerberg to explain at a congressional hearing how 50 million users' data got into the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.
(Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc shareholders on Friday re-elected 10 directors to the mobile chipmaker's board with tepid support in the wake of an extraordinary turn of events that left shareholders with no other choices and at least one advisory firm urging a protest vote.
March 23 (Reuters) - Automakers have launched an online tool
that will allow U.S. car owners, insurers and regulators search
for open recalls, an auto trade group said on Friday.
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President Donald Trump will sign the $1.3 trillion spending bill he previously threatened to veto, two sources tell CNN.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed Congress' newly passed $1.3 trillion spending bill on Friday, ending suspense over a surprising threat he made hours earlier to veto the budget and shut down the federal government.
(Adds Permian rigs, Good Friday holiday schedule)
March 23 (Reuters) - U.S. energy companies added oil rigs
this week for a second week in a row, data showed on Friday, as
drillers followed through on plans to boost spending, encouraged
by crude prices rising toward their highest in nearly three
Drillers added four oil rigs in the week to March 23,
bringing the total count to 804, the highest since March 2015,
General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. investment firm Tiger Global Management is in the process of buying $50 million worth of shares of online asset management startup Wealthfront, a source familiar with deal...
President Trump says he signed the spending bill but also criticizes part of the bill and Democrats.
The flu season may be winding down, but parents of young children have reason to remain watchful.
March 23 (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc shareholders on
Friday re-elected 10 directors to the mobile chipmaker's board
with tepid support in the wake of an extraordinary turn of
events that left shareholders with no other choices and at least
one advisory firm urging a protest vote.
President Donald Trump said Friday that the United States is close to striking a trade deal with South Korea, an achievement that would mark an end to the free trade agreement between the two countries.
(Reuters) - Wall Street on Friday struggled to shake off fears of a global trade war after the United States moved to slap tariffs on China and as technology stocks took another hit with Micron's results weighing on chipmakers, though oil prices gave some succor.
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students Madeline Gaffney, Diego Pfeiffer and Kayla Sanseverino were normal teens focused on homework and college applications before last month's mass shooting catapulted them into the U.S. debate on gun rights.
NEW YORK, March 23 (Reuters) - U.S. investment firm Tiger
Global Management is in the process of buying $50 million worth
of shares of online asset management startup Wealthfront, a
source familiar with deal said on Friday.
* Indexes down: Dow 0.21 pct, S&P 0.45 pct, Nasdaq 0.71 pct
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union member states agreed at a summit on Friday to take additional punitive measures against Russia for a nerve agent attack in Britain, as Moscow accused the bloc of joining a London-driven hate campaign against it.
BELFAST (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry took his American fiancee Meghan Markle to Northern Ireland on Friday where they were met by screams of delight as the couple ended their tour of the United...
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(Reuters) - A former student who was stabbed by a classmate can sue the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for failing to protect her from the assailant who had been treated for mental illness and barred from campus housing because of a prior physical altercation, California's top court ruled on Thursday.
(Reuters) - Ukrainian fourth seed Elina Svitolina ended Naomi Osaka's remarkable recent run with a 6-4 6-2 triumph over the Indian Wells champion in the second round of the Miami Open on Friday.
MONTREAL, OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada on Friday welcomed as a "positive development" in its long ties with Boeing a decision by the U.S. planemaker to end a trade dispute over sales of Bombardier CSeries jets in the United States.
TREBES, France (Reuters) - Three people were killed in southwestern France on Friday when a gunman held up a car, opened fire on police and then took hostages in a supermarket, screaming "Allahu Akbar".
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels agreed to surrender a second besieged enclave in eastern Ghouta on Friday as their comrades in another insurgent pocket in the area continued their withdrawal after a month-long assault by the army.
(Reuters) - Spotify Technology SA said on Friday it uncovered 2 million users of its free service who had blocked advertising without paying, highlighting a potential revenue risk for the soon-to-be public company.
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LONDON (Reuters) - Mark Cavendish has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games to recover from injuries he sustained in a horrific crash at last week's Milan-San Remo race, his team announced on Friday.
Mr. Miller rose to governor of Georgia, then filled a Senate seat, where he showed his independence with a tart convention speech backing George W. Bush.
(Reuters) - Rocket company SpaceX's verified Facebook page disappeared on Friday, minutes after its founder and Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Musk promised on Twitter to take down the page when challenged by a user.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be back in the gun violence research business.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday charged and sanctioned nine Iranians and an Iranian company for attempting to hack into hundreds of universities worldwide, dozens of companies and parts of the U.S. government, including its main energy regulator, on behalf of Tehran's government.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa has changed a rule that said evidence produced at a judicial inquiry into allegations of influence-peddling signed by his predecessor Jacob Zuma could not be used in a criminal case.
(Reuters) - Dropbox Inc's shares soared by as much as 50 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors rushed to buy into the biggest technology initial public offering in more than a year even as the wider tech sector languished.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the approval by European Union leaders on Friday of a transition period to help business adapt after Brexit, telling the bloc to ride the "new dynamic" in upcoming trade talks.
WARSAW (Reuters) - Thousands of Poles dressed in black protested across the country on Friday against an attempt by the ruling conservatives and the powerful Catholic Church to ban most abortions.
NEW YORK (LPC) - Uber Technologies’ self-arranged term loan B was increased to US$1.5bn, justifying the taxi app company’s unconventional approach to raising the loan and succeeding despite news that one of the company’s self-driving cars had killed a pedestrian.
(Reuters) - Streaming music leader Spotify Technology SA on Tuesday filed for a direct listing of its shares.
Stevante Clark says his 22-year-old brother was a devoted father who had recently changed his life, and he wasn't a thief.
Mr. Reynolds, still a “rascal” at 82, talks about his latest film, “The Last Movie Star,” loosely based on his own life, and his action-star heyday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp will pay a $42 million fine and admitted wrongdoing to settle claims by New York's attorney general that it fraudulently routed clients' stock trades to outside firms, including one run by swindler Bernard Madoff.
Elon Musk just nonchalantly erased Tesla and SpaceX from the world's most popular social media platform.
(Reuters) - Britain's Olympic medal-winning gymnast Amy Tinkler will miss next month's Commonwealth Games in Australia after tearing ankle ligaments during a warm-up routine at the Gymnastics World Cup in Birmingham on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain on Friday pressed President Donald Trump's nominee to be CIA director, Gina Haspel, for information about her ties to the agency's past use of harsh interrogation techniques, underscoring challenges she faces winning confirmation.
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A car bomb in the southern Afghan province of Helmand killed at least 10 people and wounded 35 who had gathered on Friday for a wrestling match, officials said.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] said it has elected a new board in its first reshuffle since 2012, shedding some light on the company's succession plans following speculation about the retirement of founder Ren Zhengfei.
In this, the era of Trump, it is no surprise that the former Playboy model who told of an affair with the man who became president has shown herself to be more honest, empathetic, courageous, and decent than the President of the United States.
A high-ranking official from former President George W. Bush's State Department shared a dire assessment of the current geopolitical state of affairs, calling it "the most perilous moment in modern American history."
(Reuters) - A 16-year-old girl shot in the head by a fellow student at a Maryland high school has died, raising the death toll from the latest U.S. school shooting to two, including the shooter, authorities said on Friday.
George Clooney wrote an open letter to the survivors of the Parkland school shooting, praising them for making him "proud of his country again."
Former Playboy model Karen McDougal dropped several bombshell allegations in her sit-down with Anderson Cooper to discuss -- for the first time on TV -- her alleged 10-month affair with Donald Trump before he became President.
A day ahead of March for Our Lives, the South Florida school shooting survivors leading the gun control demonstration made their presence felt Friday in Washington, pressing lawmakers for their cause and asking why more restrictions weren't already passed.
The Trump administration alleged Friday that Iranian government-linked hackers broke into the accounts of roughly 8,000 professors at hundreds of US and foreign universities, as well as private companies and government entities, to steal massive amounts of data and intellectual property.
It's in a mother's nature to help her children, but one group of moms is doing what it can to help students across the nation.
It was jarring to find a group of survivors — my former classmates — as divided as our country.
WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy destroyer carried out a "freedom of navigation" operation on Friday, coming within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials told Reuters.
We spoke to survivors of mass shootings and others affected by them about the demonstrations planned for Saturday.
They call it the South Florida Shuffle: from detox to rehab to detox again, from Tampa to Boca Raton to Delray Beach.
BOSTON (Reuters) - Alere Inc has agreed to pay $33.2 million to resolve claims it knowingly sold unreliable diagnostic testing devices to hospitals prior to its acquisition by Abbott Laboratories last year, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.
STOCKHOLM(Reuters) - Growing numbers of Swedish investors are getting a buzz from trading in listed marijuana stocks even though the country has some of Europe's most restrictive drug laws.
More than 140 short-finned whales have died after a mass stranding on a beach in Hamelin Bay, Western Australia.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A rural Pennsylvania school district has equipped all 200 of its classrooms with buckets of rocks that students and teachers could use as a "last line of defense" in the event of a school shooting, the district's superintendent said on Friday.