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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.

Tesla chief Musk says China trade rules uneven, asks Trump for help

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:01pm
WASHINGTON/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk took to Twitter on Thursday to call on U.S. President Donald Trump to challenge China's auto trade rules, which limit foreign ownership of Chinese ventures and impose steep tariffs on imported cars.

Asia shares firm as Trump agrees to meet North Korea leader

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 9:13pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied and the safe-haven yen eased on Friday after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un offered to stop nuclear and missile testing and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to a meeting that could come before May.

Wynn Resorts to pay $2.6 billion to settle lawsuit with Japan's Universal

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 9:11pm
(Reuters) - Wynn Resorts Ltd has agreed to pay $2.6 billion to settle a lawsuit brought by Japan's Universal Entertainment Corp and its U.S. unit, ending a six-year old dispute that pitted casino mogul Steve Wynn against his former associate Kazuo Okada.

'Play dead' a mom tells daughter in Florida school shooting - 911 call

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 8:30pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - "If he shoots, play dead," the mother of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student told her daughter during the Florida mass shooting last month that left 17 dead, according to a recording of an emergency 911 call released on Thursday.

Trump ready to meet North Korean leader Kim by May: South Korean official

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 7:41pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is ready to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by May in response to Kim's invitation to hold the first-ever U.S.-North Korea summit, a South Korean envoy said, marking a potentially dramatic breakthrough in the North Korea nuclear standoff.

Wall Street laments Cohn leaving White House but no one eager to take his place

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 6:55pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The departure of Gary Cohn as U.S. President Donald Trump's senior economic adviser has Wall Street pondering who would want to leave a well-paying job in the private sector to work in a White House marked by tension, turnover and legal troubles.

Trump discusses video game violence with 'Doom' maker, other execs

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 6:50pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump met on Thursday with the makers of popular video games "Grand Theft Auto" and "Doom" to discuss what the president believes is a link between video games and violent acts like last month's school shooting in Florida.

Asia shares gain as North Korea offers halt on nuclear testing

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 6:29pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian stock markets made guarded gains on Friday on news North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had offered to stop nuclear and missile testing and to arrange a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Wall Street rises as Trump softens tariff plan

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:42pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The three major U.S. stock indexes closed higher on Thursday after President Donald Trump appeared to soften his stance on trade tariffs, easing trade war fears that had had the market on edge for a week.

Trump sets steel and aluminum tariffs; Mexico, Canada exempted

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:24pm
WASHINGTON/SANTIAGO (Reuters) - President Donald Trump pressed ahead with the imposition of 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent for aluminum on Thursday but exempted Canada and Mexico, backtracking from earlier pledges of tariffs on all countries.

Trump ex-aide Manafort pleads not guilty again, faces July trial

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 3:58pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort again pleaded not guilty on Thursday to criminal charges in the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election and will face the first of two trials in July.

South Koreans brief U.S. officials on landmark talks with North Korea's leader

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 3:30pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - South Korean envoys briefed American officials on Thursday on their unprecedented meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, while the U.S. secretary of state said that though "talks about talks" might be possible with Pyongyang, denuclearization negotiations were likely a long way off.

Asia-Pacific nations sign sweeping trade deal without U.S.

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 3:13pm
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Eleven countries including Japan and Canada signed a landmark Asia-Pacific trade agreement without the United States on Thursday in what one minister called a powerful signal against protectionism and trade wars.

Wall Street treads water ahead of Trump's tariff decision

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 1:29pm
(Reuters) - The S&P 500 was roughly flat on Thursday and oscillated between positive and negative territory as investors were nervous of making bets ahead of an announcement from President Donald Trump on metal tariffs after a volatile week marked by worries about a potential trade war.