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YouTube shooter was vegan blogger who accused site of discrimination

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 8:51am
SAN BRUNO, Calif. (Reuters) - An Iranian-born woman who blogged about veganism had railed online about dictatorship and accused YouTube of limiting viewers of her videos before opening fire at its California corporate headquarters, wounding three people and killing herself.

Russia short of foreign policy options if bet on Trump fails

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 8:44am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia long saw Donald Trump as the wild card in its strategy to improve relations with the United States.

Russian rocket tests force partial closing of Baltic Sea, airspace

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 7:34am
RIGA (Reuters) - Russia began testing missiles with live munitions in the Baltic Sea on Wednesday, alarming Latvia, a member of NATO, which says the drills have forced it to partly shut down Baltic commercial airspace.

China retaliates for U.S. tariffs, slaps duties on soybeans, planes; markets skid

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 5:56am
BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China quickly hit back on Wednesday at Trump administration plans to slap tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods, retaliating with a list of similar duties on key U.S. imports including soybeans, planes, cars, whiskey and chemicals.

Lawyers for Reuters reporters argue for Myanmar court to dismiss case

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 5:40am
YANGON (Reuters) - Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar asked a judge on Wednesday to dismiss the case against them, arguing there was insufficient evidence to support charges of obtaining secret government papers.

Migrants at U.S.-Mexico border say Trump's tough talk won't deter them

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 5:33am
MISSION, Texas (Reuters) - On Tuesday, the same day that U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to deploy military to help patrol the U.S.-Mexico border, Edwin Valdez and four other Central American migrants were walking through dense brush at a south Texas wildlife reserve, hoping to escape notice.

As elections loom, Democrats vow not to be baited by Trump's name-calling

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 5:04am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Before last month's special congressional election in Pennsylvania, U.S. President Donald Trump, who ridiculed his rivals in the 2016 election as “Liddle Marco,” “Lyin’ Ted,” and “Crooked Hillary,” tried it again, tagging Democratic candidate Conor Lamb as “Lamb the Sham.”

China vows countermeasures as U.S. issues extensive tariff list

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 3:09am
WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - China condemned the United States on Wednesday as the Trump administration pushed ahead with plans to slap tariffs on about $50 billion of Chinese industrial and hi-tech products, and vowed imminent countermeasures in the escalating trade dispute.

Japan braces for Trump assault on trade, yen policy as summit looms

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 2:52am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese government officials are bracing for Donald Trump to get tough in trade talks, and are particularly anxious that the U.S. president could target Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's weak-yen policies.

Oil giants stay in their own backyards in U.S. auction

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 1:06am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration heralded the government's sale last month of U.S. drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico as a bellwether.

Exclusive: Facebook CEO stops short of extending European privacy globally

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 10:58pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday that he agreed "in spirit" with a strict new European Union law on data privacy but stopped short of committing to it as the standard for the social network across the world.

U.S. escalates China trade showdown with tariffs on $50 billion in imports

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 8:59pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday raised the stakes in a growing trade showdown with China, targeting 25 percent tariffs on some 1,300 industrial technology, transport and medical products to try to force changes in Beijing's intellectual property practices.

Woman wounds three at YouTube headquarters in California, then kills herself

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 8:53pm
SAN BRUNO, Calif. (Reuters) - A woman opened fire with a handgun at YouTube's headquarters near San Francisco on Tuesday, wounding three people before shooting herself dead as employees of the Silicon Valley tech company fled into the surrounding streets, authorities said.

Mexico vets and disperses Central American migrant 'caravan'

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 8:28pm
MATIAS ROMERO, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexican officials on Tuesday screened a dwindling group of hundreds of largely Central American migrants who are moving through Mexico toward the United States, seeking to break up the "caravan" that has drawn the ire of U.S. President Donald Trump.

National Guard part of Trump's Mexico border strategy: White House

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 7:48pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's strategy for the U.S.-Mexico border includes mobilizing the National Guard, the White House said on Tuesday, after Trump had earlier spoken publicly to reporters about "guarding our border with the military" to stop illegal immigrants.

Fifty years after King's death, U.S. civil rights leaders lament Trump's rise

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 7:44pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Reuters) - A half century after the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., U.S. civil rights leaders say they are fearful President Donald Trump could reverse progress made on civil rights in the United States since King's death.

Spotify shares jump in record-setting direct listing

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 5:53pm
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of Spotify Technology SA ended up 12.9 percent on their first day of trade on the New York Stock Exchange, a smooth debut that could pave the way for other companies looking to go public without the aid of Wall Street underwriters.

Woman wounds three at YouTube headquarters in California before killing herself

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 5:52pm
SAN BRUNO, Calif. (Reuters) - A woman opened fire at YouTube's headquarters near San Francisco on Tuesday, wounding at least three people before taking her own life, as employees of the video website scrambled into the surrounding streets for safety.

U.S. unveils tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 5:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday raised the stakes in a growing trade showdown with China, announcing 25 percent tariffs on some 1,300 industrial technology, transport and medical products to try to force changes in Beijing's intellectual property practices.

Trump: Send military to U.S.-Mexico border until wall built

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 5:39pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump sharpened his anti-immigration rhetoric on Tuesday, saying he wants to deploy U.S. military forces to the Mexican border to stop illegal immigrants until his long-promised wall is built and "proper security" is in place.