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Exclusive: Canada increasingly convinced of Trump NAFTA pullout - sources

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:26pm
LONDON, Ontario (Reuters) - Canada is increasingly convinced that President Donald Trump will soon announce the United States intends to pull out of NAFTA, two government sources said on Wednesday, sending the Canadian and Mexican currencies lower and hurting stocks.

Trump urged by top advisers to waive Iran sanctions: official

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:18pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump is being urged by some top advisers not to bring back U.S. economic sanctions on Iran this week, a move by the president that would effectively end a 2015 deal to limit Tehran's nuclear ambitions.

Trump, on possibility of North Korea talks, says: 'Who knows where it leads?'

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:17pm
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday after the first intra-Korean talks in over two years that the United States was willing to speak to North Korea "under the right circumstances," although it was far from clear whether this would pay dividends.

California mudslides kill 15, more feared dead in deluge

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:10pm
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Rescue crews with dogs and scanners dug through waist-deep mud in an affluent stretch of Southern California's coast on Wednesday, hunting for up to two dozen people missing after mudslides swept through the coastal community and killed at least 15.

Trump blasts DACA ruling, calls U.S. court system 'broken and unfair'

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 2:35pm
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blasted the federal court system as "broken and unfair" on Wednesday after a judge blocked his administration's move to end a program protecting young immigrants brought to the United States illegally by their parents.

China's U.S. bond rebalancing would hold few fears for Fed

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 2:33pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal Reserve policymakers reacted coolly to a report on Wednesday that China could curb its massive U.S. debt purchases, pointing out that such rebalancing by countries can be healthy and would not likely disrupt the U.S. central bank's plan to trim its own bond portfolio.

Trump says U.S. open to talks with North Korea: White House

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:30pm
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told South Korea's leader a day after the first intra-Korean talks in more than two years that the United States was open to talks with North Korea "at the appropriate time, under the right circumstances," the White House said.

Divided Supreme Court may allow Ohio voter purge policy

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:22pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices were joined by liberal Stephen Breyer on Wednesday in signaling sympathy toward Ohio's policy of purging infrequent voters from registration rolls -- a practice critics say disenfranchises thousands of people -- in a pivotal voting rights case.

Fifteen dead, up to two dozen missing, after California mudslides

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:49am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rescue crews with dogs and thermal-imaging equipment searched the hills around wealthy Santa Barbara, California, on Wednesday for up to two dozen people missing after rain-driven mudslides swept through the coastal community, killing at least 15.

Stung by Wolff book, Trump calls for stronger U.S. libel laws

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:39am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration will examine whether U.S. libel laws can be strengthened after a new book questioned his mental fitness to serve as president.

Wall Street lower after report China may slow U.S. bond purchases

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:06am
(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes fell on Wednesday, stalling the rally that marked the start of 2018, after a report that China is considering slowing its purchases of U.S. government debt.

Special Report: How courts help companies keep sexual misconduct under cover

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:54am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cristina Chen-Oster, a senior salesperson in Goldman Sachs’s convertible bonds department, was a few years out of MIT when a male colleague pinned her against a wall, kissed her, groped her and tried to engage in a sexual act, she said in a lawsuit in federal court. After reporting the incident to her boss, the lawsuit alleged, she missed out on pay and promotions while her accused attacker steadily rose through the ranks.

U.S. Supreme Court hears Ohio voter purge case

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 9:28am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court returned to the issue of voting rights on Wednesday as the justices began hearing arguments over whether Ohio's policy of purging infrequent voters from its registration rolls disenfranchises thousands of people and violates federal law.

Trump calls U.S. court system 'unfair' after DACA ruling

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 9:17am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted the U.S. court system as "broken and unfair" after a federal judge blocked his move to end the program protecting young immigrants brought to the United States illegally by their parents, commonly known as "Dreamers."

Voter panel made no findings, will destroy data: White House

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 8:54am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial voter fraud panel made no early findings and will not give the Department of Homeland Security any voter data it received, the White House's top technology official said.

California mudslide death toll up to 15 as rescues continue

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 8:49am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California rescuers worked through the night plucking stranded Santa Barbara residents from mudslides that have killed at least 15 people and devastated the coastal community after it was drenched by rain, authorities said on Wednesday.

Bond yields hit multi-month highs on report China may slow U.S. bond purchases

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 8:08am
LONDON (Reuters) - Major government bond yields hit multi-month highs on Wednesday, extending earlier gains on a report that Chinese officials have recommended slowing or halting purchases of U.S. government bonds.

Cloud companies consider Intel rivals after security flaws found

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 6:07am
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Some of Intel Corp's data center customers, whose thousands of computers run cloud networks, are exploring using microchips from the market leader's rivals to build new infrastructure after the discovery of security flaws affecting most chips.

Exclusive: Saudi Aramco working to raise cheap loans before IPO - banking sources

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 5:36am
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco is working to secure billions of dollars in cheap loans from banks seeking to strengthen their ties with the oil giant before its stock listing, banking and export credit agency (ECA) sources said.

U.S. judge blocks Trump move to end DACA program for immigrants

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:23am
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in San Francisco temporarily barred President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday from ending a program shielding young people brought to the United States illegally by their parents from deportation.

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