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Ireland set to end abortion ban in landslide vote: exit polls

1 hour 28 min ago
DUBLIN (Reuters) - The people of Ireland are set to liberalize some of the world's most restrictive abortion laws by a landslide, two exit polls from a referendum showed on Friday, as voters demanded change in what two decades ago was one of Europe's most socially conservative countries.

U.S. reaches deal to keep China's ZTE in business: congressional aide

1 hour 58 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration told lawmakers the U.S. government has reached a deal to put Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp back in business, a senior congressional aide said on Friday.

U.S. 'maximum pressure' on North Korea faces test with summit in limbo

2 hours 3 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. efforts to sustain and possibly intensify its "maximum pressure" campaign on North Korea are entering a perilous phase as a potential breakdown in diplomacy with Pyongyang raises fears that China may loosen its enforcement of international sanctions.

Trump eases firing of federal workers, cracks down on unions

2 hours 15 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday signed three executive orders designed to make it easier to fire federal government workers and to crack down on the unions that represent them, drawing immediate criticism from a group representing federal employees.

Film mogul Weinstein appears handcuffed in court to face rape charges

4 hours 43 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein appeared in handcuffs in a New York court on Friday to face charges of rape and other sex crimes against two of the scores of women who have accused him of misconduct, ending his reign as a Hollywood kingpin.

Dozens of Palestinians injured by Israeli gunfire, tear gas in Gaza border protests

5 hours 11 min ago
GAZA BORDER (Reuters) - Dozens of Palestinians demonstrating at the Gaza border were injured by Israeli gunfire and tear gas on Friday, as the latest round of protests drew several thousand participants to the frontier.

U.S. reaches deal to keep Chinese telecom ZTE in business: congressional aide

5 hours 44 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration told lawmakers the U.S. government has reached a deal to put Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp back in business, a senior congressional aide said on Friday.

Exclusive: Tesla flies in new battery production line for Gigafactory

5 hours 52 min ago
FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Inc has flown six planes full of robots and equipment from Europe to California in an unusual, high-stakes effort to speed up battery production for its Model 3 electric sedan, people familiar with the matter told Reuters this week.

U.S. reached deal to keep Chinese telecom ZTE in business: congressional aide

6 hours 39 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration told lawmakers the U.S. government has reached a deal to put Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp back in business, a senior congressional aide said on Friday.

FBI warns Russians hacked hundreds of thousands of routers

6 hours 40 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI warned on Friday that Russian computer hackers had compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and could collect user information or shut down network traffic.

Movie mogul Weinstein handcuffed in court to face sex crime charges

6 hours 52 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Film mogul Harvey Weinstein appeared in handcuffs in a New York court on Friday to face charges of rape and other sex crimes against two of the scores of women who have accused him of misconduct, ending his reign as a Hollywood kingpin.

Trump lawyer met Russian oligarch shortly before inauguration: source

7 hours 24 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian oligarch with links to the Kremlin met Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen at the Trump Tower in New York City less than two weeks before Trump's inauguration as president, a source familiar with the meeting said on Friday.

Putin, Macron bond over shared unease at Trump's actions

7 hours 40 min ago
ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Friday found a common cause in their shared unease at U.S. President Donald Trump's actions on Iran, climate change and international trade.

On again? Trump says still chance of June 12 North Korea summit

9 hours 38 min ago
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday said it was possible a planned summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un could still take place on June 12 as originally planned, just a day after he canceled the meeting citing Pyongyang's "tremendous anger and open hostility."

EU may not enforce its rules on Italy, but financial markets will

9 hours 40 min ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU officials will probably not do much to enforce their borrowing rules on Italy's new government, but they are hoping they won't have to because financial markets will do the job for them.

Movie producer Weinstein appears in court to answer rape, sex abuse charges

10 hours 5 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Film producer Harvey Weinstein surrendered to New York City police on Friday on charges of rape and sex abuse and was taken to court in handcuffs, months after he was toppled from Hollywood's highest ranks by scores of women accusing him of misconduct.

Trump metals tariffs make Granite City great again, but at what cost?

10 hours 9 min ago
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (Reuters) - After Donald Trump was elected president in 2016 on a pledge to "Make America Great Again" and revive the country's old industrial heartland, Dave Chrusciel hoped someday to return to his previous job at the steel mill here in this southern corner of Illinois.

Fiat Chrysler recalls 4.8 million U.S. vehicles for cruise control defect

10 hours 51 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said on Friday it is recalling 4.8 million U.S. vehicles over a defect that could prevent drivers from deactivating cruise control and warned owners not to use the function until they get software upgrades.

Aperitif, anyone? Spirits firms chase cocktail for growth

11 hours 6 min ago
MILAN/LONDON (Reuters) - Drinks companies are converging on an unusual cocktail recipe: less alcohol.

Tesla settles class action lawsuit over 'dangerous' Autopilot system

11 hours 20 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tesla on Thursday reached an agreement to settle a class action lawsuit with buyers of its Model S and Model X cars who alleged that the company's assisted-driving Autopilot system was "essentially unusable and demonstrably dangerous."

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