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Fifth package bomb strikes Texas, at FedEx facility near San Antonio

1 hour 54 min ago
AUSTIN/SCHERTZ, Texas (Reuters) - A homemade bomb blew up at a FedEx Corp distribution center near San Antonio early on Tuesday, officials said, and the FBI was investigating whether it was linked to a series of four homemade bombs that struck capital city Austin this month.

Stocks heal after FANG bite, Fed bets lift dollar

1 hour 56 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - A worldwide selloff of internet stocks caused by reports of industrial-scale misuse of Facebook data began to ease on Tuesday, while the dollar was flying ahead of what is expected to be the first of at least three U.S. rate hikes this year.

UK investigates Facebook over data breach, to raid Cambridge Analytica

1 hour 59 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is investigating whether Facebook did enough to protect data after a whistleblower said a London-based political consultancy hired by Donald Trump improperly accessed information on 50 million Facebook users to sway public opinion.

Several people shot at Maryland high school: media report

2 hours 9 min ago
(Reuters) - Several people were shot at a Maryland high school on Tuesday, local news media reported, after school officials confirmed the campus was on lockdown and the incident had been "contained."

Exclusive: On Amazon, a quarter of merchants' sales are cross-border

4 hours 6 min ago
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Inc is making a push for merchants on its website to sell goods into other countries, setting the stage for greater competition with rival marketplaces run by eBay Inc and potentially Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

UK investigating Facebook's response to alleged data breach

4 hours 50 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is investigating whether Facebook did enough to secure data after reports that a political consultancy hired by Donald Trump improperly accessed information about 50 million Facebook users, Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said on Tuesday.

Former French leader Sarkozy held over Libyan funding inquiry

5 hours 7 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was held in custody on Tuesday and questioned by magistrates investigating whether late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi helped finance his 2007 election campaign, an official in the French judiciary said.

Global stocks tread water ahead of Fed meeting

5 hours 9 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Global equities trod water on Tuesday ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting, while investors reassessed their views of tech stocks following a slump in Facebook's shares after reports of data misuse.

Package bound for Austin explodes at FedEx facility: fire department

5 hours 18 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - One employee was injured when a package containing nails and shrapnel that was bound for Austin, Texas, exploded at a Texas FedEx facility, the local fire department said.

Exclusive: Trump to boost exports of lethal drones to more U.S. allies

5 hours 25 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will soon make it easier to export some types of lethal U.S.-made drones to potentially dozens more allies and partners, according to people familiar with the plan.

French ex-president Sarkozy in custody in campaign funding probe: source

7 hours 53 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was in police custody on Tuesday morning, where he was to be questioned as part of an investigation into suspected irregularities over his election campaign financing, an official in the French judiciary said.

Supreme Court mulls California law on anti-abortion facilities

8 hours 3 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday tackles a dispute over whether a California law requiring Christian-based facilities that counsel pregnant women against abortion to post signs disclosing the availability of state-subsidized abortions and birth control violates their right to free speech.

China, not North Korea, to dominate Japan military planning

9 hours 33 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea's growing missile arsenal might be the most obvious and immediate military threat facing Japan, but defense planners in Tokyo are focused on a much larger and more challenging foe as they prepare for the years ahead.

From Wall Street to weed: How the financial crisis lit up the pot industry

10 hours 26 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - As a senior vice president at Wachovia and then Morgan Stanley during the dark months of the 2008 and 2009 financial crisis, Derek Peterson watched as colleagues lost their jobs and life savings and wondered if he was next.

Weinstein Co files for bankruptcy, ends all non-disclosure agreements

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:16pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. film and TV studio The Weinstein Company, whose ex-Chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, said on Monday it filed for bankruptcy and was ending all non-disclosure agreements that may have silenced some women.

Xi warns Taiwan will face 'punishment of history' for separatism

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:10pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping warned self-ruled Taiwan on Tuesday that it will face the "punishment of history" for any attempt at separatism, offering his strongest warning yet to the island claimed by China as its sacred territory.

Exclusive: U.S. advancing toward first Guantanamo repatriation under Trump

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 9:08pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is advancing toward the first transfer of a prisoner from the Guantanamo Bay detention center under U.S. President Donald Trump, the U.S. military told Reuters on Monday, a move that would repatriate the detainee to Saudi Arabia.

Asian shares fall as Facebook data flap spooks tech stocks

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 8:06pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Tuesday as investors dumped high-flying U.S. technology shares on fears of stiffer regulation as Facebook came under fire following reports it allowed improper access to user data.

Facebook under pressure as U.S., EU urge probes of data practices

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 5:45pm
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg faced calls on Monday from U.S. and European lawmakers to explain how a consultancy that worked on President Donald Trump's election campaign gained improper access to data on 50 million Facebook users.

Palestinian President attacks Hamas, calls U.S. ambassador 'son of a dog'

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 5:35pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called the U.S. ambassador to Israel a "son of a dog" because of his support for Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank.