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House Speaker Ryan endorses McCarthy as successor: NBC interview

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 2:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan endorsed Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to be his successor, NBC News reported on Friday.

DOJ inspector general report cites FBI's McCabe for misconduct

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 2:26pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice's inspector general disclosed a report on Friday that concluded that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe had repeatedly misled investigators about his role in giving information to a reporter.

U.S. lowers NAFTA key auto content demand: Mexico auto lobby

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:07pm
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - U.S. trade negotiators have reduced their demand for regional auto content under a reworked NAFTA trade deal to 75 percent from the 85 percent they had sought, the head of Mexico's automotive industry association (AMIA), said on Friday.

Threat of U.S.-Russia clash hangs over Syria, French leader speaks to Putin

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:41am
BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The prospect of Western military action in Syria that could lead to confrontation with Russia hung over the Middle East on Friday but there was no clear sign a U.S.-led attack was imminent.

Trump lawyer seeks to halt quick review of materials in FBI raid

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:19am
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawyer for President Donald Trump sought in court on Friday to stop U.S. prosecutors from deciding what materials seized from his personal attorney can be used in a probe that began with a referral by investigators looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Wall St. drops as JPMorgan leads bank stocks lower

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:15am
(Reuters) - Banks led a slide in U.S. stocks on Friday, as results from big lenders including JPMorgan failed to enthuse investors keeping a wary eye on Russia's plan to consider banning some U.S. imports.

Trump attacks former FBI director as 'slime ball' over deeply critical book

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 9:01am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump attacked former FBI Director James Comey on Friday as a "weak and untruthful slime ball," reacting to news accounts that cite Comey as searingly critical of the president in a memoir due to be published next week.

Trump lawyer tries to prevent use of materials found in FBI raid

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 8:47am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, is seeking a temporary restraining order regarding searches of Cohen's home and office by FBI agents on Monday, a Justice Department spokesman said on Friday.

Wall St. opens higher after strong big banks earnings

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 8:34am
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday after a trio of big banks reported strong quarterly results, while geopolitical risks and concerns over trade war eased.

Russia spied on Skripal and daughter for at least 5 years: UK

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 8:16am
LONDON (Reuters) - Russia's intelligence agencies spied on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia for at least five years before they were attacked with a nerve agent in March, the national security adviser to Britain's prime minister said.

JPMorgan profit jumps on higher interest rates, lower taxes

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 6:13am
(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co , the biggest U.S. bank by assets, reported a 35 percent surge in quarterly profit on Friday, helped by higher interest rates for loans and lower taxes.

Russia deputy PM says international relations should not depend on one person's mood

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 5:46am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said on Friday international relations should not depend on the mood of one person when he wakes up in the morning, in apparent reference to U.S. President Donald Trump, RIA news agency reported.

Struggle to replace Ryan could blow up Congress budget deal

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 5:42am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A six-month budget truce stitched together by Congress in March could unravel if Republican leaders vying to replace U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan indulge party conservatives who want to renege on critical parts of the pact.

Threat of U.S.-Russia clash hangs over Syria

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 5:40am
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The prospect of Western military action in Syria that could lead to confrontation with Russia hung over the Middle East on Friday but there was no clear sign that a U.S.-led attack was imminent.

Russia lawmakers draft list of U.S. imports that could be banned

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 5:33am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's lower house of parliament is to consider draft legislation that would give the Kremlin powers to ban or restrict a list of U.S. imports, reacting to new U.S. sanctions on a group of Russian tycoons and officials.

U.S. seeks to outshine China at Latam summit, without Trump

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 5:18am
LIMA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Latin American leaders will gather in Lima, Peru, on Friday at a summit the United States hopes to use to counter China's rising influence in the region, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's last-minute decision not to attend.

Thirty-two U.S. embassy workers in Cambodia fired over alleged sharing of pornography

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 3:39am
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The United States embassy in Cambodia has fired 32 people after they were allegedly caught sharing pornographic material in a non-official chat group, several sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Trump says U.S. will only rejoin Pacific trade pact if terms are improved

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 2:36am
WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States would only join the Trans Pacific Partnership, a multinational trade deal his administration walked away from last year, if it offered "substantially better" terms than those provided under previous negotiations.

Philippines' watchdog probes Facebook over Cambridge Analytica data breach

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 2:06am
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' privacy watchdog said on Friday it has started investigating Facebook Inc over a data breach involving British firm Cambridge Analytica that affected more than a million Filipino users of social media.

Deal-making spike seen as positive sign for U.S. stock market, for now

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 1:46am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors are optimistic that a pickup in corporate acquisitions stands to support the volatile U.S. stock market, and does not represent a worrisome cyclical sign.