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Two million children in Congo at risk of starvation, U.N. warns

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 5:15am
GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 2 million children in the Democratic Republic of Congo are estimated to be at risk of dying from severe acute malnutrition if they do not get the aid they need, the United Nations warned on Friday.

'Pharma Bro' Shkreli to be sentenced for defrauding investors

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 5:06am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Martin Shkreli, the former drug company executive who made headlines by jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug before he was found guilty of defrauding investors, is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday.

Myanmar probes grave after soldiers seen detaining men

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 5:05am
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar authorities on Friday visited a suspected shallow grave in the country's north that residents said contained the bodies of two ethnic minority men who were detained by soldiers in January, a police officer and a community leader said.

Comcast and Murdoch in regulatory race for Sky approval

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:39am
LONDON (Reuters) - Comcast's gatecrashing of Rupert Murdoch's eight-year campaign to buy pay-TV group Sky has sparked a regulatory race with 21st Century Fox .

Trump says prepared to meet North Korea's Kim in first-ever such meeting

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:35am
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to meet North Korea's Kim Jong Un in what would be the first face-to-face encounter between the two countries' leaders and could mark a breakthrough in a standoff over the North's nuclear weapons.

Air strikes resume in Syria's Ghouta as aid convoy enters

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:30am
BEIRUT (Reuters) - An emergency aid convoy crossed front lines into the besieged rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta on Friday, Red Cross officials said, but air strikes resumed in the area after an overnight pause.

Japan tax agency head set to resign amid cronyism scandal: source

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:13am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's National Tax Agency chief, under fire for remarks about a suspected cronyism scandal, is expected to step down, but his resignation looked unlikely to end the furor which threatens to erode Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's popularity.

Strong U.S. job growth forecast; unemployment rate seen at 4 percent

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:05am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth likely rose at a brisk clip in February and probably pushed down the unemployment rate to a more than 17-year low of 4.0 percent, but wage gains are expected to have slowed after three straight months of strong increases.

British interior minister visits scene where Russian double agent collapsed

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:02am
SALISBURY, England (Reuters) - Britain's interior minister on Friday visited the scene where a Russian double agent was found unconscious on a bench outside a shopping center after being poisoned in a nerve agent attack.

Global shares set to end week back in black, caution ahead of payrolls

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:57am
LONDON (Reuters) - World shares hit a one-week high on Friday before easing a touch, as caution ahead of jobs data in the United States outweighed a potential breakthrough in nuclear tensions over the Korean peninsula.

Long sought by North Korea, summit holds risks for Trump administration

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 2:20am
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For at least two decades, leaders in North Korea have been seeking a personal meeting with an American president.

Asia's biggest exporters bristle over U.S. tariffs, fanning trade war fears

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 1:42am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Major Asian nations reacted sharply on Friday to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, warning of damage to relations amid industry calls for retaliation.

Trump-Kim summit fans Japan fears of being sidelined on North Korea

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 1:32am
TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's agreement to meet North Korea's leader looked likely to fan Japanese angst over being sidelined, although Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday there was no diplomatic daylight between Tokyo and Washington.

Trump says North Korea's Kim promises to give up nuclear weapons, plans first-ever meeting

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 1:26am
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to meet North Korea's Kim Jong Un in what would be the first face-to-face encounter between the two countries' leaders and potentially mark a major breakthrough in nuclear tensions with Pyongyang.

Indefinite rule for China's Xi snuffs out activists' reform hopes

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 1:25am
BEIJING (Reuters) - During Chinese President Xi Jinping's first years in office, rights activists tried to remain buoyant despite shrinking opportunities to organize.

Asia shares firm as Trump agrees to meet North Korean leader

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:57pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares pared sharp early gains on Friday ahead of U.S. payrolls data which could hasten Federal Reserve rate hikes, and as some caution set in about the new entente between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump.

Exclusive: Boeing has 'cash horsepower' for targeted acquisitions - CEO

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:40pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The head of Boeing Co said on Thursday the U.S. planemaker can absorb transactions on the scale of a proposed tie-up with Brazil's Embraer without putting at risk internal investments in its business or returning cash to shareholders.

Barack Obama in talks to create shows for Netflix: New York Times

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:34pm
(Reuters) - Former U.S. president Barack Obama is in advanced talks with Netflix Inc to produce a series of high-profile shows, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Trump says plans to meet North Korea's Kim after promise to give up nuclear weapons

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:19pm
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the first U.S.-North Korea summit, marking a potentially dramatic breakthrough in nuclear tensions with Pyongyang.

Trump sets steel and aluminum tariffs but exempts Canada, Mexico

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pressed ahead on Thursday with import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent for aluminum but exempted Canada and Mexico and offered the possibility of excluding other allies, backtracking from an earlier "no-exceptions" stance.