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Congress returns as Trump pressures Democrats ahead of funding deadline

5 hours 54 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With a deadline looming this week to avert a U.S. government shutdown, Congress returns to work on Monday as President Donald Trump leans on Democrats to include funding for his promised border wall with Mexico in spending legislation.

China clamps down on excess steel as Japan decries Trump 'protectionism'

6 hours 4 min ago
MANILA/BEIJING (Reuters) - Twenty-nine Chinese steel firms have had their licenses revoked as Beijing kept up its campaign to tackle overcapacity in the sector and days after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would open a probe into cheap steel exports from China and elsewhere.

Gloves off in French election as Le Pen aide calls Macron 'arrogant'

7 hours 15 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - Round two of the bitter fight for the French presidency got under way on Monday within hours of first round results with far-right leader Marine Le Pen's top aide launching a stinging attack on her centrist opponent Emmanuel Macron.

Trump resorting to unilateralism with steel probe: China Daily

9 hours 41 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Washington's move to probe steel imports could trigger a trade dispute between the United States and its major trading partners, who are likely to take retaliatory steps, the official China Daily said in an editorial on Monday.

Carrier group heads for Korean waters, China calls for restraint

9 hours 51 min ago
BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping called for all sides to exercise restraint on Monday in a call with U.S. President Donald Trump, as a nervous South Korea and Japan sought to join drills with a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group headed for Korean waters.

Tesla’s big Model 3 bet rides on risky assembly line strategy

9 hours 55 min ago
(Reuters) - Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk took many risks with the technology in his company's cars on the way to surpassing Ford Motor Co's market value. Now Musk is pushing boundaries in the factory that makes them.

Arkansas plans to execute two convicts Monday

10 hours 4 min ago
(Reuters) - The state of Arkansas plans to execute two inmates on Monday evening, which would make it the first U.S. state in 17 years to put a pair of convicts to death on the same day.

Pence trims Asia trip to deal with domestic priorities

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 11:01pm
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has cut short the final leg of his Asia trip to race back to Washington, where the Trump administration faces a critical week on tax reform and a funding plan to keep the government running, an aide said on Sunday.

American member of watchdog OSCE killed in Ukraine

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 9:03pm
(Reuters) - An American paramedic working for European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and two others were injured on Sunday when their vehicle struck a mine, triggering a U.S. call for a transparent, timely investigation.

Macron must win big now to have a chance of fulfilling pledges

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 7:18pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Emmanuel Macron's camp should perhaps keep the champagne on ice a little longer.

Small children among five dead in New York house fire

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 6:39pm
(Reuters) - Five people, including small children, died on Sunday in a house fire in the New York City borough of Queens, the city's deadliest such blaze in two years, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

Local, global security firms in race along China's 'Silk Road'

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 6:04pm
SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Global security companies and their smaller Chinese rivals are jostling for business along Beijing's modern-day "Silk Road", the grandiose plan for land and sea routes connecting the world's second largest economy with the rest of Asia and beyond.

BD to acquire Bard in $24 billion medical tech deal

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 5:50pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Becton Dickinson and Co will acquire C R Bard Inc in a $24 billion cash-and-stock deal that will give shareholders of the target about 15 percent of the combined entity, the two U.S. medical technology companies said on Sunday.

Europe's populist wave stalls as Macron storms into French runoff

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 5:16pm
PARIS (Reuters) - The populist tsunami that slammed into Britain last year, before sweeping across the Atlantic to the United States, may have faded on the shores of France on Sunday.

Germany's Merkel encouraged U.S. will consider EU free trade deal

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 2:58pm
HANNOVER, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel fueled expectations of a future EU-U.S trade deal on Sunday, saying she was "very encouraged" talks were being looked at after her recent trip to Washington.

Trump to set executive orders on environment, energy this week

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 2:43pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will sign several executive orders on energy and the environment this week, which would make it easier for the United States to develop energy on and offshore, a White House official said on Sunday.

CNN anchor alleges Fox News ex-CEO Roger Ailes also harassed her

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 2:00pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Television journalist Alisyn Camerota said on Sunday she was a target of sexual harassment by Roger Ailes when she worked at Fox News, joining other former colleagues at the cable channel who have accused their ex-boss of inappropriate behavior.

Afghan Taliban's brazen attack eclipses Trump's 'mother of all bombs'

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 1:35pm
KABUL (Reuters) - Eight days after the U.S. military dropped its largest ever conventional bomb on suspected Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan, Taliban militants breached an army base in the north of the country and killed scores of local soldiers.

Congo rights group urges attorney general to investigate costly passports

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 1:10pm
DAKAR (Reuters) - A Congolese rights group has written to the attorney general to demand a criminal investigation into a Reuters report that most of the money from fees for printing new passports goes overseas.

Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 12:25pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump weighed in on congressional efforts to avoid a government shutdown, telling Democrats on Sunday that Obamacare will die without a cash infusion the White House has offered in exchange for their agreement to fund his border wall.

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