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Ballistic missile warning sent in error by Hawaii authorities

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 3:22pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An emergency alert sent on Saturday to Hawaii's residents warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack was transmitted mistakenly by state authorities due to human error, Hawaii's governor and emergency management chief said.

Crews ramp up effort to rescue live victims of California mudslide

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 3:12pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A massive influx of search and rescue crews scoured parts of California's Santa Barbara County on Saturday for seven people still missing following mudslides that killed at least 18.

Chelsea Manning eyes U.S. Senate seat for Maryland

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 1:59pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in military prison for leaking classified data, is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for the U.S. Senate seat from Maryland, according to Federal election filings seen on Saturday.

Anti-Trump demonstrators march in Swiss capital

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 12:29pm
ZURICH (Reuters) - Anti-globalisation demonstrators took to the streets of the Swiss capital on Saturday to protest against a planned visit by U.S. President Donald Trump to the World Economic Forum this month.

No Grand Coalition! Opponents of Merkel alliance hit the road

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 11:44am
WERNIGERODE, Germany (Reuters) - Opponents of a renewed German "grand coalition" took to the road on Saturday, hoping to persuade members of their Social Democratic Party (SPD) to vote against governing with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives for another four years.

Islamic State affiliate claims deadly attack on U.S. troops in Niger

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 9:30am
NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - The leader of Islamic State's affiliate in West Africa has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed four U.S. special forces and four soldiers from Niger in October, Mauritania's independent Nouakchott News Agency (ANI) reported on Saturday.

GM's new Chevy Silverado bids for more U.S. pickup profits

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 9:24am
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Saturday will fire a new round in the battle for profits from one of the U.S. auto industry's most lucrative segments when it shows a new generation of its Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck at Detroit's auto show.

South Korea and North Korea to hold working-level talks on January 15

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 8:38am
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea and South Korea have agreed to hold working-level talks at the Tongil Pavilion on the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom on Jan. 15, South Korea's unification ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

New U.S. sanctions attempt to influence Russia before election: Tass

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 7:04am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A new round of U.S. sanctions expected against Moscow is an attempt to influence Russia's domestic affairs ahead of a presidential election, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying on Saturday.

U.S. ultimatum on nuclear deal, new sanctions draw Iran threat

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 6:13am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it would retaliate against new sanctions imposed by the United States after President Donald Trump set an ultimatum to fix "disastrous flaws" in a deal curbing Tehran's nuclear program.

South Korea and North Korea to hold working-level talks on January 15: Yonhap

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 5:46am
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea and South Korea have agreed to have working-level talks on Jan. 15 at the Tongil Pavilion on the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom, news agency Yonhap reported.

California police hope for 'miracle' to find missing in mudslide

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 5:14am
MONTECITO, Calif (Reuters) - Californian authorities called for public help in locating seven people still missing after mudslides that killed at least 18, as crews carried on searching for survivors on Saturday.

Russia deploys more surface-to-air missiles in Crimean build-up

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 4:20am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia deployed a new division of S-400 surface-to-air missiles in Crimea on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported, in an escalation of military tensions on the Crimean peninsula.

Chinese salvagers recover two bodies from flaming Iranian tanker

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 3:04am
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese salvage team recovered two bodies on Saturday from a stricken Iranian oil tanker, that was still blazing a week after it caught fire and was left adrift following a collision in the East China Sea, state news agency Xinhua reported.

Las Vegas gunman emailed about bump stocks months before rampage: documents

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:56pm
(Reuters) - Three months before killing 58 people and wounding more than 500 in Las Vegas last October, the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history sent emails discussing buying bump stocks, which can make semiautomatic rifles fire hundreds of rounds a minute, media reports on unsealed search warrants showed.

Singapore charges three more suspects in Shell refinery oil heist

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:18pm
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singapore court on Saturday charged three men suspected of involvement in large-scale oil theft at Shell's biggest refinery, days after bringing charges against 11 under an extensive probe by authorities in the city state.

Exclusive: Current and former Uber security staffers cast doubt on spying claims

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 8:54pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The former security chief of Uber Technologies Inc. [UBER.UL] swore in a closed legal proceeding that he knew of no attempts to steal trade secrets from anyone, including Alphabet Inc's self-driving unit Waymo, and would be "shocked" if that had occurred.

New Trump policy could strengthen role of nuclear weapons

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 8:33pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration could pursue development of new nuclear weaponry and explicitly leave open the possibility of nuclear retaliation for major non-nuclear attacks, if a leaked draft policy document becomes reality.

Trump in 'excellent health,' White House doctor says after exam

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 6:11pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House physician pronounced Donald Trump to be in "excellent health" after Trump had his first medical exam as U.S. president on Friday, capping off a week in which his mental fitness for the job has come under intense scrutiny.

Whoops! Last-minute change to U.S. tax overhaul splits grains sector

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 5:29pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Republican U.S. senators are working with some of the world's biggest agricultural merchants to undo a last-minute provision in the tax overhaul that threatens to distort the grains market and starve private firms of corn, soy and wheat supplies.