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G7 leaders set to clash with combative Trump over tariffs, trade

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 9:57pm
QUEBEC CITY (Reuters) - Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations are set to clash with a combative U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday when they pressure him to lift sanctions on steel and aluminum they fear could lead to a trade war.

Populist Doug Ford set to win Ontario election: media

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 9:51pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - The Progressive Conservative Party, led by populist Doug Ford, is on track to sweep to victory in Ontario, Canada's most populous province, ending 15 years of Liberal rule, Canadian networks projected on Thursday.

U.S. expands China health alert amid illness reports

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 9:44pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Friday issued an expanded health alert for all of China amid reports some U.S. diplomats based in the country had experienced a mysterious malady that resembles a brain injury and has already affected U.S. personnel in Cuba.

Canada clears major hurdle in legalizing recreational marijuana

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 9:37pm
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's Senate on Thursday voted to legalize recreational marijuana, clearing a major hurdle that puts the country on track to become the first Group of Seven nation to permit national use of the drug.

Trump dangles prospect of North Korean leader visit if summit successful

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 9:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday held out the prospect of inviting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the White House if he deemed next week's summit a success while also signaling he was willing to walk away if he thought talks did not go well.

Lava has destroyed 600 homes on Hawaii's Big Island: mayor

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 9:29pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Approximately 600 homes have been destroyed by lava flows on Hawaii's Big Island since the current eruption of Kilaeua Volcano began early last month, Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim said on Thursday.

U.S. Justice Department says Obamacare individual mandate unconstitutional

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 8:47pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday that the part of Obamacare requiring individuals to have health insurance is unconstitutional, an unusual move that could lead to stripping away some of the most significant and popular parts of the law.

South African fossils rewrite early history of life on land

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 6:28pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fossils of two amphibians that lived within the Antarctic circle 360 million years ago are forcing scientists to rethink the origins of land vertebrates, including where these pioneers first appeared and the climatic conditions that spawned them.

Trump attacks EU and Canada on trade amid backlash ahead of G7 summit

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 5:51pm
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations headed for a summit in Canada on Thursday more divided than at any time in the group's 42-year history, as U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policies risk causing a global trade war and deep diplomatic schisms.

Exclusive: U.S. sending 1,600 immigration detainees to federal prisons

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 5:40pm
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. authorities are transferring into federal prisons about 1,600 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees, officials told Reuters on Thursday, in the first large-scale use of federal prisons to hold detainees amid a Trump administration crackdown on people entering the country illegally.

Report on FBI's Clinton email probe coming next week: Inspector General

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 5:18pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's internal watchdog into the agency's handling of an enquiry into the management of emails by former U.S. presidential candidate Hilary Clinton will be released next week, the agency said on Thursday.

Turkey's Erdogan says state of emergency may be lifted after June 24 elections

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 4:45pm
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey may lift a state of emergency, imposed shortly after a failed coup attempt in 2016, after the June 24 elections, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

Some G7 leaders plot fightback against Trump on trade at summit

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 4:00pm
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations headed for a summit in Canada on Thursday more divided than at any time in the group's 42-year history, as U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policies risk causing a global trade war and deep diplomatic schisms.

Google bars uses of its artificial intelligence tech in weapons

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 4:00pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google will not allow its artificial intelligence software to be used in weapons or unreasonable surveillance efforts under new standards for its business decisions in the nascent field, the Alphabet Inc unit said on Thursday.

NASA rover data shows Mars had the ingredients needed for life

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 2:47pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A NASA rover has detected a bonanza of organic compounds on the surface of Mars and seasonal fluctuations of atmospheric methane in findings released on Thursday that mark some of the strongest evidence ever that Earth's neighbor may have harbored life.

Battered by Trump, G7 leaders choose to be 'polite,' productive

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 12:52pm
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations headed for a summit in Canada on Thursday more divided than at any time in the group's 42-year history, as U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policies risk causing a global trade war and deep diplomatic schisms.

Chinese phone maker ZTE saved from brink after deal with U.S.

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 12:00pm
(Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday the government has reached a deal with ZTE Corp that reverses a ban on its buying parts from U.S. suppliers, allowing China's No. 2 telecommunications equipment maker to get back into business.

Exclusive: U.S. Justice Department probes T-Mobile-Sprint merger effect on smaller wireless companies - sources

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:30am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice is examining how the proposed merger between T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp could affect prices for smaller wireless operators, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Some states taking electoral maps out of politicians' hands

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 9:47am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is due to rule by the end of June on the contentious practice called partisan gerrymandering in which state legislators draw electoral maps designed to entrench their own party in power, but states in growing numbers already are taking action to rein in the politicians.

G7 leaders must be civil as they pressure Trump, says Macron

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 9:46am
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Group of Seven leaders will pressure U.S. President Donald Trump at a summit this week on tariffs he has imposed on metals imports but must remain civil as they try to persuade him to change his mind, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday.

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