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Manafort money laundering charge in Russia probe may face challenges

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 8:31pm
(Reuters) - When the lawyer for the former campaign manager of President Donald Trump attacked the money laundering charge brought against his client as flimsy, some legal experts say he may have pinpointed a potential weakness in the indictment by U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller.

Trump, dogged at home, begins longest presidential Asia trip in years

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 8:01pm
HONOLULU (Reuters) - President Donald Trump arrived in Hawaii on Friday as he set out on the longest trip to Asia by an American president in more than a quarter century, looking for help to pressure North Korea to stand down from a nuclear crisis.

Broadcom plans record tech deal with Qualcomm bid: sources

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 6:57pm
(Reuters) - Communications chipmaker Broadcom Ltd is planning to unveil a bid for smartphone chip supplier Qualcomm Inc by Monday, three sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, an attempt to create a roughly $200-billion company through the biggest technology acquisition ever.

Judge denies request to return to U.S. by Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr.

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 6:00pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday denied a request for Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who met with Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, to return to the United States to attend a hearing over an unpaid $6 million settlement in an international money laundering case.

IMF warns Venezuela over gaps in economic data, transparency

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 5:42pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund issued a warning to Venezuela on Friday for failing to provide the institution with economic data on time and gave it six months to address the lack of some statistics.

New York City police say gathering evidence for possible Weinstein arrest warrant

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 5:41pm
(Reuters) - The New York City Police Department said on Friday that it had a credible narrative from an unidentified woman who has made a rape allegation against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and was gathering evidence for a possible arrest warrant.

No prison for U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl, who Trump wanted dead

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:15pm
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl on Friday was spared prison for endangering his comrades in arms when he deserted in Afghanistan in 2009, a sentence swiftly condemned by President Donald Trump, who while seeking election had called for his execution.

Chipmaker Broadcom plans blockbuster bid for Qualcomm: sources

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:08pm
(Reuters) - Communications chipmaker Broadcom Ltd is planning to unveil a bid for smartphone chip supplier Qualcomm Inc by Monday, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, an attempt to create a roughly $200-billion company in what would be the biggest technology acquisition ever.

Exclusive: IMF warns Venezuela over failure to supply data - sources

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 3:10pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund issued a warning to Venezuela on Friday after finding the country had failed to provide regular economic data to the institution, two board sources with knowledge of discussions said.

Spain issues arrest warrant for Catalan leader

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 2:56pm
MADRID/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Spain on Friday issued an arrest warrant on sedition and other charges for former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, who went to Brussels after his government was sacked following a declaration of independence.

'He's such a dreamer:' Skepticism dogs U.S. envoy's North Korean peace efforts

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 2:51pm
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - Saddled with the toughest job in American diplomacy, the chief U.S. negotiator with North Korea stands between a U.S. president who insists he doesn’t want to talk and an enemy who shows no interest in listening.

Chipmaker Broadcom plans unsolicited bid for Qualcomm: source

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 2:45pm
(Reuters) - Broadcom Ltd is planning an unsolicited bid for smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm Inc with an offer possible as soon as this weekend, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

In clash with Trump, U.S. report says humans cause climate change

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 2:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The rapid pace of global climate change is almost certainly driven by human activity, according to a U.S. government report, which contradicts assertions by President Donald Trump and members of his administration.

Trump says he recalls little about meeting where aide spoke of Russia

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 2:34pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he did not remember much about a meeting last year with a former campaign aide who pleaded guilty this month as part of a federal probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

Apple firmly on course for $1 trillion valuation: analysts

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 2:34pm
(Reuters) - Apple Inc's shares rose to a record high on Friday as more analysts set a trillion-dollar valuation on the company, following a blowout fourth quarter and an upbeat forecast that quashed investor concerns around the iPhone X.

Republicans seek special counsel's removal from Russia probe

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:30pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three Republican U.S. lawmakers called on Friday for Robert Mueller to resign as special counsel investigating Russia and the 2016 U.S. election, the latest in a series of conservatives' criticisms of the FBI and Justice Department during the probe of how Moscow may have influenced the campaign.

Ousted Catalan leader says 'ready' to stand in snap regional election

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:19pm
MADRID (Reuters) - Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, who left Spain for Belgium after his regional government was sacked, said on Friday he was "ready" to stand in a snap regional election called in Catalonia for Dec. 21.

A month on, U.S., Niger still disagree on what happened on fatal mission

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:17pm
NIAMEY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A month after an Islamist ambush in Niger killed eight U.S. and Nigerien troops, the two sides' officials still cannot agree on the sequence of events leading to the incident or even, possibly more importantly, on the nature of the mission itself.

U.S. Army's Bergdahl spared prison for deserting in Afghanistan

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:12pm
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl on Friday was spared prison time for endangering fellow troops when he deserted his post in Afghanistan in 2009, but a military judge ordered he should be dishonorably discharged from the service.

Islamic State claims New York truck attacker as 'caliphate soldier'

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:05pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a truck attack this week that killed eight people in the deadliest assault on New York City since Sept. 11, 2001.

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