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Back to the drawing board for Reckitt after dropping Pfizer bid

LONDON, March 22 (Reuters) - Reckitt Benckiser's decision to drop its pursuit of Pfizer's consumer health assets leaves it with a tough job to restore growth to its flat-lining business.

Why Trump's tariffs on China are a big deal


China blames U.S. for staggering trade surplus as tariffs loom

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China blamed U.S. export restrictions for its record trade surplus with the United States, but expressed hope that a solution can be found to settle trade issues between the world's two biggest economies as U.S. tariffs loom.


BHP sees limited impact on steel market from U.S. new tariffs -exec

TOKYO, March 22 (Reuters) - Global miner BHP anticipates planned new U.S. steel import tariffs will have a limited impact on both the steel market and the firm, and doesn't foresee a chain reaction from other countries, a senior official said on Thursday.


Telecom Italia open to network IPO once fully regulated: sources

ROME (Reuters) - Telecom Italia (TIM) is open to selling a stake in its soon-to-be-created network company and list the unit, but only once it becomes a fully regulated business to ensure stable returns, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

China: We will hit back if US announces new tariffs

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Attacks Facebook and Urges Users to ‘Be Vigilant’

Noah said Facebook needed “to be held accountable” for a data leak that compromised millions of users’ personal information.


China calls U.S. repeat abuser of world trade rules as tariffs loom

BEIJING (Reuters) - China accused the United States of "repeatedly abusing" trade practices, as Beijing braced on Thursday for an imminent announcement from U.S. President Donald Trump slapping more tariffs on Chinese imports.

Ruth Wakefield

Overlooked No More: Ruth Wakefield, Who Invented the Chocolate Chip Cookie

Legend has it that Wakefield was trying a variation on a butterscotch dessert when she decided to let the chocolate chips fall where they may.


Texas serial bomber made video confession before blowing himself up: police

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - The Texas man who police say carried out a three-week deadly bombing spree made a 25-minute video "confession" on his phone, which authorities recovered after he blew himself up on Wednesday as officers closed in to make an arrest.

Trump, Donald J

Trump Plans to Slap Stiff Tariffs and Investment Restrictions on China

The president, denouncing China’s trade practices, will announce a range of stiff penalties on Chinese imports and investment, sparking concerns of a trade war.

Politics and Government

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Can Australia Regulate Intra-Office Sex?

A sexual relationship between a minister and a staff member has become a firing offense, like corruption or a conflict of interest.

Blankenship, Don L

Editorial: G.O.P. Karma in West Virginia

If a man who spent a year in prison for violating mine safety standards wins the Republican Senate primary, it would be just what the party deserves.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

While Putin Meddles, Trump Congratulates Him

Punishing Russia for election interference is not a partisan issue.


Deere & Co fears hit from Trump tariffs, retaliation: CEO

GRANADERO BAIGORRIA, Argentina (Reuters) - U.S. tractor maker Deere & Co is bracing for a negative financial impact from U.S. tariffs on steel imports and worries that retaliatory tariffs on American agricultural exports could follow, Chief Executive Samuel Allen told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday.

Analysis: It's not just that Trump was told DO NOT CONGRATULATE, it's that everyone else was too

The fact that President Donald Trump either didn't read or ignored a warning in his briefing papers not to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on a phone call between the two men Tuesday is a sexy story. But, it is not the real story here.

Hawking, Stephen W

Stephen Hawking to Be Interred at Westminster Abbey

The cosmologist’s ashes will be buried there later this year, near a few legendary scientists like Darwin and Newton.

United States Politics and Government

Borrowing G.O.P. Playbook, Democratic States Sue the Government and Rack Up Wins

Democratic attorneys general are suing the Trump administration, just as their Republican counterparts sued the Obama administration. Each side has scored victories.


U.S. set for China tariffs by Friday as trade diplomat says has tools

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will likely announce tariffs on Chinese imports by Friday, a source in the administration said, as the top U.S. trade diplomat told lawmakers he had the tools to strike back over Chinese theft of U.S. tech know-how.


Flower power: Chinese artist hails east-west dialogue with petals

LONDON (Reuters) - The sweeping fields of flowers that fill the canvases at Zhuang Hong Yi's new London exhibition are more than just depictions of the natural world - he says they are a dialogue between the cultures that have shaped his work.


Childhood `toxic stress’ leads to parenting challenges later on

Reuters Health - Parents who endured “toxic stress” during childhood may be more likely to have kids with developmental delays and have a harder time coping with their children’s health issues, new research suggests.


Strike in northwest Syria kills 20, including 16 children: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An air raid on a rebel-held area of northwestern Syria killed 20 people including 16 children fleeing an earlier strike on a school, rescue workers said on Wednesday.


BRIEF-WestJet: TSB Deploys Team Of Investigators At Nanaimo Airport Following Incident Aboard Aircraft


Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Criticizes Trump Administration for Its High Turnover

Kimmel said, “Trump goes through cabinet members like he goes through cheeseburgers and Aqua Net: fast.”


Pope sacks Vatican communications chief following 'Lettergate' scandal

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Monsignor Dario Vigano, the Italian head of the Vatican communications department who was caught up in the so-called "Lettergate" scandal, has resigned, the Vatican said on Wednesday.

Late night hosts roast Trump's call

Late night hosts Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon, joke about Donald Trump's congratulatory call to Russian President Vladimir Putin.


UPDATE 3-Australia's Myer swings to H1 loss, freezes dividend under e-commerce pressure

* Myer H1 net loss A$476.2 mln vs A$62.8 mln net profit prior year

Investors sue Facebook following data harvesting scandal

Aides advised Trump in capital letters: DO NOT CONGRATULATE Putin, Washington Post reports

US President Donald Trump congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election despite the warnings from multiple national security advisers and briefing materials that said "DO NOT CONGRATULATE," The Washington Post reported Tuesday evening.


Trilobites: Something’s Brewing in the Lab: Beer Without Hops

Growing the small, green flowers is resource-intensive, and farmers can’t keep up. So scientists engineered yeast to produce the bitter, citrusy flavor in beer.

McCain: US presidents don't congratulate dictators after sham elections

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin for winning reelection earlier this month, provoking a strong rebuke from GOP Sen. John McCain.


Trump congratulates Putin on election, leaders look to meet soon

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election and said they would likely meet soon as relations between the two countries grow more strained over allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. electoral system.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Trump Says He Congratulated Putin on His Re-Election and They May Meet Soon

“We had a very good call,” Mr. Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. “We will be meeting in the not-too distant future to discuss the arms race, which is getting out of control.”


BRIEF-Black Box To Work On Engineering Program For U.S. Army Southwest Asia Outside Plant (SWA-OSP)



Trump congratulates Putin on poll victory, possible meeting discussed: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump phoned Russia's Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to congratulate him on his re-election and they discussed the possibility of a meeting, the Kremlin said.

Trump: I congratulated Putin

While meeting with Saudi Arabia's crown prince, President Donald Trump said he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone and that they will be meeting soon.


Spring cleaning for Western Wall's notes to God

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Even God's mailbox needs a spring cleaning.

International Trade and World Market

Op-Ed Contributor: What the West Doesn’t Get About Xi Jinping

Why would China commit to a liberal world order that doesn’t reflect its own political values?

International Trade and World Market

Mnuchin Defends Trump Tariffs as World Economic Leaders Worry

As global finance ministers gather in Argentina, the United States’ protectionist position on trade has consumed the discussions.


South Korea to send K-pop singers to Pyongyang in late March

SEOUL (Reuters) - A group of South Korea's K-pop singers will visit Pyongyang from March 31, the South said on Tuesday, a reciprocal visit after North Korea sent performers to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.


COLUMN-Speculators swing back to winning 2017 dollar, yield-curve bets - McGeever

LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) - As U.S. inflationary pressure remains conspicuous by its absence and signs emerge that the economy may be slowing early this year, speculators are returning to two of the most fruitful trades of last year: a weaker dollar and a flatter yield curve.


United Airlines image bruised after latest round of PR fiascos

NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Airlines is struggling to repair its badly bruised public image after the death of a puppy onboard one of its flights reignited public debate about the airline's customer service failures.


BRIEF-Western Asset Mortgage Capital Files For Non Timely 10-K



California regulator proposes to regulate Uber like tour buses, limos

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A California regulator issued a proposed decision on Monday classifying Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] as the same type of transportation as limousines and tour buses, a finding that could change how the ride-hailing company is regulated in its home state.


Kremlin Credits the West for Big Turnout for Putin

Officials said Western pressure had galvanized “the consolidation and unification” of support for the Russian president in Sunday’s presidential vote.


G20 financial leaders seek 'free trade' pledge amid U.S. tariffs concern

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The world's financial leaders were seeking on Monday to clearly endorse free trade and renounce protectionism amid concern that U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum and looming actions against China could trigger a trade war that would hurt global growth.


After landslide re-election, Russia's Putin tells West: I don't want arms race

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin struck a softer tone toward the West on Monday after winning his biggest ever election victory, saying he had no desire for an arms race and would do everything he could to resolve differences with other countries.


Buoyed by Financial Support, Military Veterans Are a Growing Part of the Paralympics

Veterans accounted for 24.3 percent of the American Paralympic team this year, and they benefit from funding sources not available to civilians.


Large U.S. retailers urge Trump not to hit China with tariffs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several large U.S. retail companies, including Wal-Mart Inc, Target Corp, Best Buy Co Inc and Macy's Inc, on Monday sent President Donald Trump a letter urging him not to impose massive tariffs on goods imported from China.

Trump tweets 'WITCH HUNT' following his attacks on Mueller

President Donald Trump on Monday continued his Twitter attack on special counsel Robert Mueller, calling the ongoing investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election a "witch hunt."


REFILE-Large retailers urge Trump against China tariffs

WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - Several large retail companies, including Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy and Macy's, are making a direct appeal to President Donald Trump not to impose massive tariffs on goods imported from China, in a letter sent to the White House on Monday.


Trip wire may have set off latest bomb in Austin, wounding two

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Two men on bicycles were wounded after a bomb exploded, possibly detonated by a trip wire, police said on Monday, as authorities continued to investigate three parcel bombs that killed two people earlier this month in the Texas capital.


Collateral damage: How Trump threw Canada's refugee system into turmoil

TORONTO (Reuters) - Buffered by three oceans and the United States to the south, Canada has for decades had the luxury of being able to pick and choose its newcomers. So few asylum seekers crossed the U.S. border illegally over the years that Canada didn’t consistently track the numbers.


Israel accuses French consulate employee of smuggling guns to Palestinians

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Monday it had arrested a French citizen, an employee of France's consulate in Jerusalem, on suspicion of using a diplomatic car to smuggle guns from the Islamist Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.


Hyundai Motor shares slide following U.S. probe of air bag failures

SEOUL (Reuters) - Shares in Hyundai Motor tumbled on Monday on a U.S. probe into why air bags failed to deploy in some of its Sonata sedans, with investors fretting about potential recall costs for the once popular cars.


Hyundai Motor shares tumble following U.S. probe of air bag failures

SEOUL (Reuters) - Shares of Hyundai Motor slid on Monday after a U.S. regulator said it had opened a probe into why some air bags failed to deploy in Hyundai and Kia vehicles following crashes that reportedly killed four people and left six injured.


Forty-five U.S. trade groups urge Trump to avoid tariffs against China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Forty-five U.S. trade associations representing some of the largest companies in the country are urging President Donald Trump not to impose tariffs on China, warning it would be "particularly harmful" to the U.S. economy and consumers.

International Trade and World Market

‘World Upside Down’: As Trump Pushes Tariffs, Latin America Links Up

The Trump administration’s protectionist policies are prompting governments from Chile to Canada to forge closer ties with one another, and to seek more trade with China and Europe.


Critic’s Notebook: South by Southwest Music Festival: 17 Acts That Stood Out

The lack of an arena-circuit headliner at this year’s festival, the 32nd, just helped level the playing field for the performers who still flock to Austin, Tex.

The West must find courage to stand up to Putin

After the weekend's election in Russia and the expected coronation of Vladimir Putin as president yet again, some 20% of the world's population and 17% of its entire land mass will could be ruled by two individuals serving, unchallenged, for life.


U.S. tariffs, China trade tensions overshadow G20 finance meeting

Buenos Aires (Reuters) - Worries about the potential for a U.S.-China trade war and frustration over U.S. President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs threatened to dominate a gathering of finance leaders this week amid strengthening growth.

Trump, Donald J

Trump Assails Mueller, Drawing Rebukes From Republicans

While President Trump had largely sought to avoid alienating the special counsel in recent months, he has shifted his tone in the past two days.

Two Israeli soldiers killed in West Bank car ramming attack

Two Israeli soldiers were killed and three more were injured in a car ramming attack on Friday afternoon in the northern West Bank, according to the Israeli military and emergency services.

Pennsylvania man and missing teen are found in Mexico 2 weeks later

Nearly two weeks after a 16-year-old Pennsylvania girl vanished with a 45-year-old man, the pair was found Saturday in Mexico and the man was arrested, authorities say.


U.S. government to accept metals tariffs exclusion requests from Monday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department said it will begin accepting requests on Monday for product exclusions from President Donald Trump's new steel and aluminum import tariffs, but it could take up to 90 days for the agency to make determinations.


Powerball jackpot climbs to $455 million for Saturday drawing

(Reuters) - An estimated $455 million Powerball jackpot is up for grabs on Saturday evening, one of the biggest in the multi-state U.S. lottery's history, after 19 straight drawings failed to produce a grand prize winner.


Product exclusions from U.S. metals tariffs may take 90 days: document

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steel and aluminum users that depend on imported products not available from U.S. producers may have to wait up to 90 days for an exclusion from the Trump administration's new metals tariffs, according to a Commerce Department document.

Suits and Litigation (Civil)

Trump’s Lawyers Claim Stormy Daniels Violated Confidentiality Agreement at Least 20 Times

In a court filing, the president weighs in for the first time directly on a case in which a porn actress was paid $130,000 to stay silent about an affair she claims she had with him.

United States Politics and Government

Trump’s Tariffs Set Off Storm of Lobbying

Corporations and foreign leaders are pressing to meet with White House officials and hiring lawyers and lobbyists to push for exemptions that could be worth billions of dollars in trade.


Product exclusions from U.S. tariffs may take 90 days: document

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steel and aluminum users that depend on imported products not available from U.S. producers may have to wait up to 90 days for an exclusion from the Trump administration's new metals tariffs, according to a Commerce Department document.

Women and Girls

‘Lean In’: Five Years Later

For some, Sheryl Sandberg’s book has been a powerful manifesto. Others have dismissed it as naïve and irrelevant. What is its actual legacy?


Senator demands documents related to deadly Miami bridge collapse

MIAMI (Reuters) - A U.S. senator demanded documents on Friday related to the construction of a new footbridge in Miami that collapsed a day earlier and killed at least six people, as federal and local investigators worked to determine the cause of the tragedy.


Caterpillar's latest restructuring move could cut 880 jobs

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Caterpillar Inc will close two facilities in Texas and Panama and is also considering shutting its engine manufacturing plant in Illinois as part of a strategy to boost profitability and better handle business cycles, but the move could cut 880 jobs.


EU starts retaliation process against U.S. tariffs

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission called for industry views on Friday on a list of U.S. products it will subject to import tariffs, the first step towards measures to counter planned U.S. taxes on European steel and aluminum.


BRIEF-Pacific Topaz Resources To Combine With Western Atlas Resources



World's priciest chocolate goes on display in Portugal

LISBON (Reuters) - The world's most expensive chocolate went on display at a chocolate fair in Obidos in Portugal on Friday.


UPDATE 1-SunPower, facing tariffs, mulls expanding U.S. manufacturing

March 16 (Reuters) - SunPower Corp said on Friday it was strongly considering expanding its solar panel manufacturing in the United States as it grapples with the Trump administration's tariffs on solar imports.


A Good Appetite: Yes, Adults Can Have Chocolate for Breakfast. Really.

Steel-cut oats, toasted in brown butter and cooked with unsweetened cocoa, makes the average bowl of porridge all the more sophisticated.


Trump's tariffs head for a legal minefield

GENEVA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's announcement last week of a 25 percent tariff on U.S. imports of steel and 10 percent on aluminum caused a global outcry.


A decade later, three lessons from the financial crisis

(The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Pitches for Stormy Daniels’s Legal Fund

Kimmel said, “Now you can give money to a porn star — just like the president of the United States.”

What latest subpoena says about Mueller's investigation

Anderson Cooper hosts a panel discussion on special counsel Robert Mueller's decision to subpoena the Trump Organization for business documents.

The latest bombshell: Mueller has subpoenaed Trump Organization records, including some about Russia

If President Vladimir Putin's aim was to become the most incendiary, corrosive influence on American politics, he succeeded spectacularly.


Chamber of Commerce warns Trump against China tariffs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the most influential U.S. business lobbying group warned the Trump administration on Thursday that unilateral tariffs on Chinese goods could lead to a destructive trade war that will hurt American consumers and U.S. economic growth.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Readies Sweeping Tariffs and Investment Restrictions on China

Before the dust has settled on a plan to introduce sweeping tariffs on foreign metals, the White House is readying another major trade action.


West calls on Russia to explain nerve toxin attack on former double agent

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain, the United States, Germany and France jointly called on Russia on Thursday to explain a military-grade nerve toxin attack in England on a former Russian double agent, which they said threatened Western security.

International Trade and World Market

Op-Ed Columnist: Paul Krugman Explains Trade and Tariffs

Pennsylvania, China, steel and illusions. Here are his answers to some of your questions.

What's the penalty for filing taxes late?


Alexion's rare blood disorder drug succeeds in late-stage study

(Reuters) - Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Thursday its experimental drug to treat patients with a rare blood disorder was shown to be not inferior to its flagship drug, Soliris, which could help the company maintain its lock on that market as competition looms.

Trump hints at withdrawing US troops from South Korea over trade

President Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared to threaten to withdraw US troops from South Korea if he can't get a better trade deal with Seoul,

Bee, Samantha

Best of Late Night: Samantha Bee Celebrates Conor Lamb’s Win in Pennsylvania

“You know, I’m really enjoying this radical new Democratic strategy called ‘trying,’” Bee said.


Uber to share its London data in latest charm offensive

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] said on Thursday it will share data gathered from the millions of trips its cars make in London in the latest move to meet requests from the city's regulator, which stripped the taxi app of its license last year.

Toy superstore is just the latest nostalgic retailer to die

Labor and Jobs

Will Employment Keep Growing? Disabled Workers Offer a Clue

A seemingly inexorable economic trend has changed direction in the past few years, as people who cited health reasons for not working are returning to the labor force.


India eying Boeing's Super Hornet in latest twist to air force procurement

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Boeing Co, considered the frontrunner in the race to supply the Indian navy with new fighter jets, is now in contention for a much bigger $15 billion order after the government abruptly asked the air force to consider the twin-engine planes.


UPDATE 2-Oil prices stable on healthy demand, but oversupply looms later in 2018

* OPEC expects to lose market share as non-OPEC output soars (Adds comment, updates prices)

Navy F/A-18 jet crashes off coast of Key West

A Navy F-18 fighter jet crashed off the coast of Key West, Florida on Wednesday afternoon, according to US Navy Commander Mike Kafka.

Opinon: West should stop feigning heartbreak

Distance commentary is never a healthy task. And with Syria, with the drumbeat of shrapnel in children and starving, drowsy mothers in the background, it often feels fraudulent -- as the writer is so far away from a reality seen only on YouTube.


U.S. solar forecast ratcheted down as tariffs weigh

(Reuters) - U.S. solar energy installations will grow slower than previously expected in the coming years due to the Trump administration's tariffs on panel imports and new federal tax laws that will restrict investment in the clean energy source, according to a report published on Thursday.


Oil prices stable on healthy demand, but oversupply looms later in 2018

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices were stable on Thursday, supported by healthy global demand but held back by the relentless rise in U.S. production that is undermining efforts led by producer cartel OPEC to cut supplies and prop up markets.

Trump signals wider West Wing shake-up

A day after firing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, sources indicate President Trump may not be done with his West Wing shake-up. CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.

In the fight for her life, runner isn't slowing down

Computers and the Internet

The Shift: Tech Leaders Are Growing Up (Again). That’s a Good Thing.

Former whiz kids who made their fortunes in the tech industry are now settling down, seemingly more attuned to the power they wield.


U.S. money market assets decreased in latest week-iMoneyNet

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. money market fund assets decreased by $5.36 billion to $2.807 trillion in the week ended March 13, the Money Fund Report said on Wednesday.

Trump's new top economic adviser hates tariffs

Larry Kudlow, President Trump's pick to run the National Economic Council, has been vocal in his criticism of the President's tariffs.


Exclusive: Gazprom to cut hundreds of traders as Kremlin retreats from West

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian gas giant Gazprom will cut hundreds of jobs at its overseas trading and export offices, including Britain, and move them to St Petersburg, according to two sources familiar with the plan, which comes at a time of rising tensions with the West.

Fallon, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Roasts Trump for Bragging That He Fired Tillerson ‘by Myself’

“Trump brags about firing people the same way a toddler brags about using the bathroom alone for the first time,” Fallon said.


Even backers of Trump's economic policies pan tariffs

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - As U.S. President Donald Trump forges ahead with his controversial trade policies, even financial experts who enthusiastically applaud many of Trump's other policies are worried that the protectionist measures could hurt U.S. growth, Reuters interviews with more than two dozen such specialists show.


UPDATE 1-Currency effects, later launch squeeze margins at Zara owner Inditex

* Raises dividend by 10.3 percent (Adds details, bullets, shares)

Late night weighs in on Tillerson's firing

Late night TV hosts poke fun at President Trump after announcing he fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.


Google to ban ads on cryptocurrencies, related products

March 14 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it will ban advertisements for cryptocurrencies and related content starting in June.

International Trade and World Market

Trump’s Tariffs Make Boeing a Potential Target in a Trade War

As a massive manufacturing exporter, the aerospace giant is particularly vulnerable to retaliation from China, a major customer.


BRIEF-Google says to restrict ads for cryptocurrencies and related content



UPDATE 5-Trump eyes tariffs on up to $60 bln Chinese goods; tech, telecoms, apparel targeted

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, March 13 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking to impose tariffs on up to $60 billion of Chinese imports and will target the technology and telecommunications sectors, two people who had discussed the issue with the Trump administration said on Tuesday.


Trump eyes tariffs on up to $60 billion Chinese goods; tech, telecoms, apparel targeted

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking to impose tariffs on up to $60 billion of Chinese imports and will target the technology and telecommunications sectors, two people who had discussed the issue with the Trump administration said on Tuesday.


RPT-COLUMN-Aluminium through the looking glass after Trump's tariffs: Andy Home

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) - In a little more than a week's time the United States will impose a tariff of 10 percent on all aluminium imports and 25 percent on all steel imports.


Russian associate of late tycoon Berezovsky found dead in Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - British counter-terrorism police were on Tuesday investigating the unexplained death of a Russian associate of late tycoon Boris Berezovsky but said the death was not thought to be linked to a nerve agent attack on a former Russian double agent.

The melting Arctic could make these late winter storms worse

As the Northeast endures its third nor'easter in ten days, winter-weary residents are wondering what's behind the weather chaos.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Asks Why Trump Is Scared of Stormy Daniels

The former pornographic film actress was recently interviewed by “60 Minutes,” and Colbert was eager to offer his take on the controversy.


COLUMN-Aluminium through the looking glass after Trump's tariffs: Andy Home

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) - In a little more than a week's time the United States will impose a tariff of 10 percent on all aluminium imports and 25 percent on all steel imports.

International Trade and World Market

Op-Ed Contributor: To Fight China on Trade, We Need More Than Tariffs

Broad tariffs alone won’t do anything to stop China’s unfair practices. The U.S. should use every tool in its arsenal.


Italy's League chief sees no unilateral, improvised exit from the euro

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - The leader of Italy's far-right League, which emerged the largest conservative party in national elections on March 4, said on Tuesday that he did not see the country suddenly leaving the euro.

Steel district may flip despite Trump tariffs

The United Steelworkers union is applauding President Trump's move to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. But they're supporting Democrat Conor Lamb over Republican Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania's 18th district special election for congress. CNN's Vanessa Yurkevich explores whether workers will vote with union leadership.


Europe, U.S. senator push back as Trump seeks lower EU tariffs

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will urge the European Union to lower its trade barriers, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday, calling them unfair to U.S. farmers and industry, a view rejected by the EU and challenged by a Republican senator.


Dow, S&P weighed down by tariffs while tech boosts Nasdaq

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped on Monday as the U.S. tariffs signed into law last week by President Donald Trump weighed on industrials, though gains in tech stocks boosted the Nasdaq.

Spire73: The Western Hemisphere's highest open-air bar

Here's how hard President Trump's steel tariffs could hit Ford and General Motors


Commerce secretary to push EU to lower tariffs: Trump

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will urge the European Union to lower its trade barriers, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday, calling them unfair to U.S. farmers and industry, a view the EU firmly rejects.


U.S. says Broadcom violated order in process of moving domicile

(Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd violated a U.S. Treasury Department order by not giving sufficient notice to a national security panel of its plans to redomicile in the United States, the Treasury said in a letter to the Singapore-based company.


EU says expects contacts, no formal talks with U.S. on tariffs this week

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said it expected to be in contact with the United States over steel and aluminum tariffs this week, but added that no formal talks were scheduled.

Coyote Ugly Saloon (Manhattan, NY, Bar)

Women Still Rule the Coyote Ugly Saloon, 25 Years Later

The dive that inspired the 2000 cult film has stayed true to its founding principle: women can tend bar, too.


Trump says Commerce Secretary Ross to speak with EU on tariffs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will speak with European Union representatives about lowering tariffs against the United States, President Donald Trump said on Monday.


AstraZeneca sees pivotal lung cancer trial results later in 2018

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca now expects a key lung cancer study of two immunotherapy drugs to produce overall survival results in the second half of 2018, rather than the first half.


Taliban take district center in western Afghan province

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban fighters have captured a district center in Afghanistan's western province of Farah bordering Iran, where they have battled government security forces fiercely in recent months, officials said on Monday.


References to Japan PM, wife and finance minister removed from documents related to suspected scandal

TOKYO (Reuters) - References to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his wife and Finance Minister Taro Aso were removed from documents related to a suspected cronyism scandal, according to the documents seen by Reuters.


RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Trump's tariffs prompting some U.S. fund managers to look overseas

NEW YORK, March 9 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's announcement of import tariffs, and the prospect of retaliation by other countries, is prompting some fund managers to pare their holdings of U.S. stocks and look for opportunities overseas.


Tariffs should be part of U.S. trade policy, Trump foe Warren says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has traded barbs with President Donald Trump, said on Sunday she's "not afraid of tariffs," but stopped short of endorsing his decision to launch steep tariffs on steel and aluminum.


Crocodiles latest danger for Australian flood towns

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Receding floodwaters in the northern Australian state of Queensland have revealed a new danger - crocodiles.


Trump touts tariffs at rally for embattled Pennsylvania Republican

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Saturday that his controversial tariffs will bring back the U.S. steel industry, as he campaigned in Pennsylvania steel country for a Republican congressional candidate in a tight race.

Exploration and Explorers

Opinion: The Northwest Passage That Might Have Been

Climate change has turned the dream of a failed 18th-century explorer into a reality.


Palestinian killed during clash with Israelis in West Bank: officials

NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - A Palestinian was shot and killed on Saturday in what began as a clash between Palestinians and Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said.


EU, Japan start push for exemptions from Trump tariffs

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and Japan urged the United States on Saturday to grant them exemptions from metal import tariffs, with Tokyo calling for "calm-headed behavior" in a dispute that threatens to spiral into a trade war.

Stormy Daniels: Controversy is overshadowing my films

Porn star Stormy Daniels spoke to CNN's Nick Valencia about how the controversy surrounding her alleged affair with President Trump is affecting her work.


As many as 18 Afghan soldiers killed fighting in western province

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - As many as 18 Afghan soldiers and members of the special forces have been killed in fighting in the western province of Farah, local officials said on Saturday.

International Trade and World Market

Trade War Prospect Shakes Part of Trump Base: Midwest Farmers

Rural voters voice concern that retaliation against tariffs could take aim at American agriculture, which posts a trade surplus.

Elections, House of Representatives

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump Really Wants His Wingman

One tiny election, one obsessed chief executive.

National Rifle Association says the law, which raises the age to buy firearms to 21, violates Second Amendment

The National Rifle Association has sued the State of Florida after Gov. Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 7026 into law Friday, the first gun control legislation enacted in the state after the Parkland school massacre on February 14.


Trump's tariffs could hit U.S. state, city budgets: S&P

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports could result in economic growth that is slower than states assumed in their budget forecasts, S&P Global Ratings said on Friday.


Trump steel tariffs may leave these U.S. steelworkers jobless

FARRELL, Penn. (Reuters) - Mick Lang has been a steelworker for nearly 40 years and voted for businessman Donald Trump in the hopes he would bring about a renaissance for the long-suffering U.S. steel industry - now he worries President Trump's tariffs on imports of the metal will cost him his job.


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RPT-Trump steel tariffs may leave these U.S. steelworkers jobless

FARRELL, Penn., March 9 (Reuters) - Mick Lang has been a steelworker for nearly 40 years and voted for businessman Donald Trump in the hopes he would bring about a renaissance for the long-suffering U.S. steel industry - now he worries President Trump's tariffs on imports of the metal will cost him his job.

Ex-Trump aide shows up for Mueller grand jury after vowing not to

Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg arrived at District Court in Washington, DC, Friday morning, where he is expected to deliver federal grand jury testimony as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.


Critic’s Notebook: ‘Deception’ and ‘Instinct,’ the Latest Shows Trying to Be ‘Castle’

A pair of new procedurals are based in the subgenre of smug male civilian paired with uptight female cop. Which one gets the formula right?

How Republicans tried to change Trump's mind on tariffs

Less than a half hour before President Donald Trump announced at the White House he intended to tack on new tariffs to aluminum and steel coming into the United States, House Speaker Paul Ryan was at a Home Depot in Atlanta telling employees there he was still trying to persuade Trump to scale back his plan.


Trump may exempt more countries from tariffs: Treasury's Mnuchin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump could exempt more countries from trade tariffs, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday.


Israeli troops kill Palestinian in West Bank clashes

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian man during clashes in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

International Trade and World Market

U.S. Allies Jostle to Win Exemptions From Trump Tariffs

Countries mixed appeals to friendship with threats of retaliation. But the lobbying frenzy risked undermining the ground rules of world trade.

Some West Virginia schools are canceling spring break to make up for strike days

West Virginia schools are scrambling to make up the days that were missed during the teachers' strike, and some have canceled spring break to get back on schedule.


Bitcoin falls to lowest level in three-and-a-half weeks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin dropped below $9,000 on Friday to its lowest level in 3-1/2 weeks on concerns about regulatory clamp down around the world following cases of large thefts of digital currencies.


U.S. allies line up for exemptions from Trump's tariffs

BRUSSELS/SHANGHAI/TOKYO (Reuters) - From Japan and South Korea to Australia and Europe, officials lined up on Friday to seek exemptions from President Donald Trump's tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum imports, while Chinese producers called on Beijing to retaliate in kind.


EU banking watchdog sets out 'roadmap' to regulate fintech

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union's banking watchdog set out a "roadmap" on Friday to help plug gaps in how the rapidly evolving financial technology sector is regulated.


China-Vatican negotiations 'in full swing', Chinese official says

BEIJING (Reuters) - Negotiations to broker a framework accord between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishops are making quick progress towards a deal, a Chinese official said on Friday, in what would be a historic breakthrough in relations.


German industry warns against "spiral of protectionism" after U.S. tariffs

BERLIN, March 9 (Reuters) - Four German industry groups on Friday warned against a "spiral of protectionism" after U.S. President Donal Trump's imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum, urging the government and the European Union to remain committed to free trade.


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WRAPUP 5-Asia's biggest exporters bristle over U.S. tariffs, fanning trade war fears

TOKYO March 9 (Reuters) - Major Asian nations reacted sharply on Friday to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, warning of damage to relations amid industry calls for retaliation.


German steel body calls on EU to counter U.S. steel tariffs

FRANKFURT, March 9 (Reuters) - Germany's steel association called on the European Union to come up with effective countermeasures to the imposition of U.S. import tariffs on steel and aluminum, warning Europe might be forced to absorb more volumes as a result.


Austrian steelmaker Voestalpine plays down impact of U.S. tariffs

ZURICH, March 9 (Reuters) - Austrian steelmaker Voestalpine played down on Friday the potential impact of new U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.

Late night roasts Trump's tariff event

Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers poke fun at President Donald Trump's tariff event, where he mistakenly assumed that a steel worker's father was dead.


Attack on Chinese billionaire exposes growing racial divide in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A volley of insults hurled by ruling party officials in Malaysia at 94-year-old ethnic-Chinese tycoon, Robert Kuok, has exposed a racial and religious divide ahead of elections due by August.


Toshiba expects to complete chip unit sale by June at latest: executive

YOKKAICHI, Japan (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp expects the sale of its $18 billion memory chip business to be completed by June at the latest, if not by an agreed deadline of the end of March, as it awaits antitrust regulatory approval from China.

Europe Edition: International Women’s Day, North Korea, Tariffs: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.


Asia's biggest exporters bristle over U.S. tariffs, fanning trade war fears

TOKYO (Reuters) - Major Asian nations reacted sharply to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports on Friday, warning of damage to relations amid industry calls for retaliation.

Advisers were preparing details of new tariffs when the President made a stunning decision on North Korea

When White House aides arrived at work Thursday, they were prepared for a market-shaking event that would prompt jitters among US allies and cause heartburn among establishment thinkers, even Republicans.

International Trade and World Market

Fact Check: Little Evidence Supports Trump’s Claims Against China on Tariffs and Trade

There is little evidence to validate the president’s concerns that unfair trade practices like transshipping are a widespread problem.


Trump sets steel and aluminum tariffs but exempts Canada, Mexico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pressed ahead on Thursday with import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent for aluminum but exempted Canada and Mexico and offered the possibility of excluding other allies, backtracking from an earlier "no-exceptions" stance.


Trump sets steel and aluminum tariffs, Mexico, Canada exempted

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pressed ahead on Thursday with import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent for aluminum but exempted Canada and Mexico and offered the possibility of excluding other allies, backtracking from an earlier "no-exceptions" stance.

International Trade and World Market

Op-Ed Contributor: The Case for Trump’s Tariffs and ‘America First’ Economics

The U.S. needs an alternative to a free-trade system that has hollowed out the factory towns that once made America great.

Tariffs, Trump and trade wars: Here's what it all means

International Trade and World Market

Trump’s Latest Tariff Strategy: Less Trade War, and More Let’s Make a Deal

Exceptions for Canada and Mexico suggest that it’s a tactic to renegotiate Nafta.

Sasse blasts tariffs but insists he has good relationship with Trump

Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse has a blunt assessment of President Donald Trump's new tariff plan: "It's really, really dumb."


Tariff tantrum hits U.S. stock funds in latest week

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors pulled $9.8 billion from stocks during the latest week, Lipper data showed on Thursday, halting the investments' budding momentum after February's selloff.

Trump, Donald J

Trump Authorizes Tariffs in Defiance of Allies at Home and Abroad

The president raises levies on foreign steel and aluminum in hopes of reviving fading domestic industries. But imports from Mexico and Canada will be spared for now.


New tariffs should be narrowed, says leading U.S. lawmaker on taxes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top lawmaker on tax issues in the U.S. House of Representatives cautiously praised President Donald Trump's new aluminum and steel tariffs on Thursday, saying Trump had improved his original proposal by granting some countries and businesses exemptions from the levies.


Trump sets steel and aluminum tariffs; Mexico, Canada exempted

WASHINGTON/SANTIAGO (Reuters) - President Donald Trump pressed ahead with the imposition of 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent for aluminum on Thursday but exempted Canada and Mexico, backtracking from earlier pledges of tariffs on all countries.

Jeff Flake threatens bill to nullify Trump's tariffs

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake has threatened to introduce legislation to nullify the President tariffs if they are anything like what Donald Trump is predicting.

These American companies could be hurt by Trump's tariffs


Exclusive: Mexico says U.S. tariffs will not pressure NAFTA talks

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Thursday he would not allow the United States to use planned tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to pressure the country in ongoing NAFTA talks.


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Trump: We'll be flexible with tariffs

During a cabinet meeting, President Trump said he is negotiating with Mexico and Canada on trade and that he will be flexible with his proposed tariff plan.

President's demand for tariffs have rattled US allies and prompted his top economist to quit. He doesn't care.

President Donald Trump signaled on Thursday he was intent on slapping new tariffs on steel and aluminum despite lingering legal questions and steep resistance from members of his own party and major US allies.


Judge to weigh whether Trump's Twitter blocks violate First Amendment

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge is expected to hear arguments on Thursday about whether President Donald Trump violated Twitter users' free speech rights under the U.S. Constitution by blocking them from his account.


Iran's Khamenei says won't negotiate with West over regional presence

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran will not negotiate with the West over its presence in the Middle East, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said, days after the visiting French foreign minister sought to discuss Tehran's role in regional conflicts.

Tariffs, Gun Control, International Women’s Day: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

How will Trump's tariffs on imported aluminum and steel affect your state?

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his promised tariffs on steel and aluminum imports -- 25% on steel, 10% on aluminum -- would be applied in a "very loving way."

Organized Labor

West Virginia Walkouts a Lesson in the Power of a Crowd-Sourced Strike

With their victory after a nine-day walkout, West Virginia teachers demonstrated a new model for collective labor action beyond the traditional parameters of unions.


Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Doesn’t Think Trump White House Has ‘Great Energy’

Stormy Daniels was a comedic reservoir for late night comedy on Wednesday, as another storm ravaged the East Coast.


Xi Jinping's latest tag: living Buddhist deity, Chinese official says

BEIJING (Reuters) - President of China, head of its Communist Party, commander-in-chief of the military and now living Buddhist deity - Xi Jinping has added another title to his growing collection, at least in the eyes of some ethnic Tibetans.


Asian shares find solace in hopes of smaller Trump tariffs

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares found relief on Thursday as fears about a global trade war amid U.S. President Donald Trump's push to introduce protectionist tariffs were tempered by signs the move could include exemptions for key partners.

WH in confusion over timing and details of tariffs rollout

Confusion abounded late Wednesday in the West Wing over President Donald Trump's impending trade announcement rolling out tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.


Malaysia says MH370 report to be released after latest search ends

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The full investigation report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be released after the latest search efforts are completed, officials said on Thursday, four years after the aircraft first went missing.