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Pakistan's Supreme Court ousts PM Sharif over corruption claims

37 min 4 sec ago
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday toppled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who resigned after the court ruled he was unfit to hold office and ordered a criminal investigation into his family over corruption allegations.

Russia orders U.S. to cut diplomatic staff, says to seize diplomatic property

46 min 56 sec ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia ordered the United States to cut its diplomatic staff by Sept. 1 and said it was seizing a dacha compound and warehouse used by U.S. diplomats in retaliation for new U.S. sanctions against Moscow.

Consumers, businesses likely spurred U.S. economic pickup in second quarter

4 hours 2 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy likely accelerated in the second quarter as consumers ramped up spending and businesses invested more on equipment, which would confirm that the sluggish performance early in the year was temporary.

North Korea hacking increasingly focused on making money more than espionage: South Korea study

4 hours 37 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea is behind an increasingly orchestrated effort at hacking into computers of financial institutions in South Korea and around the world to steal cash for the impoverished country, a South Korean state-backed agency said in a report.

Flush times for hackers in booming cyber security job market

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 7:07pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The surge in far-flung and destructive cyber attacks is not good for national security, but for an increasing number of hackers and researchers, it is great for job security.

Hitler exhibition in Berlin bunker asks: How could it happen?

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 6:24pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - More than 70 years after Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker in the final days of World War Two, an exhibition in the capital examines how he became a Nazi and what turned ordinary Germans into murderers during the Third Reich.

House of Representatives boosts military spending, gives Trump border wall money

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 4:53pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a $68 billion increase in military spending next year with legislation that also provides money to start construction of President Donald Trump's Mexican border wall.

U.S. says Iran rocket test breaches U.N. resolution

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 4:50pm
DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit, state television reported on Thursday, an action the United States said breaches a U.N. Security Council resolution because of its potential use in ballistic missile development.

White House spokeswoman will not say if Trump has confidence in chief of staff Priebus

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 4:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House press secretary would not say on Thursday whether President Donald Trump had confidence in chief of staff Reince Priebus, who was challenged by the president's new communications director to prove he is not leaking information to reporters.

Amazon profit slumps 77 percent as costs surge, shares fall

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 4:11pm
(Reuters) - Inc reported on Thursday a 77 percent slump in quarterly income and forecast a potential operating loss in the current quarter, as the company invests heavily in video content and in fast-growing economies such as India.

Exclusive: Nordstrom family offers preferential terms to clinch buyout partner - sources

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 2:05pm
(Reuters) - The group of Nordstrom Inc family members seeking to take the eponymous U.S. department store operator private is offering preferential terms to potential equity partners willing to fund the buyout, people familiar with the matter said.

Charlie Gard to be moved to a hospice to die, British judge rules

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 1:46pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Charlie Gard will spend his final hours in a hospice before the ventilator that keeps him alive is turned off, a judge ruled on Thursday, after a harrowing legal battle that prompted a debate over who has the moral right to decide the fate of a sick child.

White House divisions on display with Scaramucci's comments

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 1:46pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The rifts inside President Donald Trump's White House were on startling display on Thursday, as his new communications director urged Trump's chief of staff to state publicly that he does not leak information to the media.

Boy Scouts of America apologizes for Trump's 'political rhetoric'

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 1:30pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of the Boy Scouts of America apologized to members of the youth organization on Thursday for the "political rhetoric that was inserted" into its national gathering this week by U.S. President Donald Trump.

U.S. general: North Korea ICBM threat advancing faster than expected

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 1:05pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. General Mark Milley, the chief of staff of the Army, said on Thursday that North Korea's July 4 test of an intercontinental ballistic missile showed its capabilities were advancing significantly and faster than many had expected.

As downloaded music fades away, Apple discontinues older iPods

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 12:59pm
(Reuters) - Apple Inc said Thursday that it will discontinue the iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano, the last two music players in the company's lineup that cannot play songs from Apple Music, its streaming service that competes with Spotify and Pandora Media Inc .

Trump could seek 'tougher' Russia sanctions: White House aide

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 10:50am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump could veto pending legislation that would slap new sanctions on Russia in order to push for a tougher deal, a top White House aide said on Thursday.

U.S. durable goods, trade data boost second-quarter growth estimate

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 10:40am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods unexpectedly fell in June, but a fifth straight monthly increase in shipments suggested that business spending on equipment helped to boost economic growth in the second quarter.

Top U.S. general says no changes yet to transgender policy

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 10:27am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine General Joseph Dunford, said in a written message on Thursday to military leaders that there has been no change yet to the military's policy on transgender personnel, despite plans for a ban announced by President Donald Trump.

U.S. Justice Department says anti-bias law does not protect gay workers

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 9:57am
(Reuters) - The Trump administration told a U.S. appeals court that federal law does not ban discrimination against gay employees, a sharp reversal of the position former President Barack Obama took on a key civil rights issue.