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Kremlin critic turns up alive at televised briefing about his 'murder'

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 3:31pm
KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - A dissident Russian journalist reported murdered in Kiev on Tuesday dramatically reappeared alive on Wednesday during a televised briefing by Ukrainian state security about the killing, which they then said they had faked.

North Korea official in U.S. for talks on summit, differences remain

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 3:24pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A senior North Korean official made a rare visit to the United States on Wednesday for talks about a possible summit between the leaders of the two countries but the sides appeared far apart on the central issue of Pyongyang's nuclear weapons.

Trump wades into furor over racist Roseanne Barr tweet

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 3:03pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump jumped into the uproar over comedian Roseanne Barr's racist tweet, complaining on Wednesday the Walt Disney Co executive who apologized for her comments had turned a deaf ear to criticism of Trump by the Disney-owned ABC network.

Texas Governor unveils school safety plan after deadly shooting

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 2:38pm
(Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott unveiled a $110 million program intended to increase school safety by putting additional trained marshals inside schools and more closely monitoring social media for threats in the aftermath of a deadly school shooting earlier this month.

Italy's Cottarelli opens door to possible eurosceptic government

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 2:06pm
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's two main anti-establishment parties could yet form a government, after the man nominated as interim prime minister said politicians, rather than technocrats like himself, might be able to steer the country out of deadlock.

Trump says drug companies to announce 'massive' price cuts soon

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 1:49pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he expects major drug companies to slash prices on their products in two weeks, but did not provide details on which companies would do so or the means by which they would provide such reductions.

Fed, U.S. regulators unveil first 'Volcker Rule' rewrite

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 1:43pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Wednesday unveiled a proposal to ease rules reining in banks' risky trading, outlining changes that will cut compliance costs but stopping far short of allowing firms to return to their gambling days seen before the 2007-2009 financial crisis.

Cohen attorney assails Stormy Daniels' lawyer; judge sets deadline for document review

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 1:43pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, on Wednesday accused adult film actress Stormy Daniels' lawyer of leaking Cohen's bank records to the press, calling it a "drive-by shooting of my client's rights."

Kremlin critic turns up alive on TV after reported murder

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 12:57pm
KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - A dissident Russian journalist reported murdered in Kiev on Tuesday dramatically reappeared alive on Wednesday during a briefing by Ukrainian state security about the killing, which they then said they had faked.

Trump: major drug companies to announce voluntary price cuts soon

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 12:31pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he expects major drug companies to cut prices on their products in two weeks, but did not provide details on which companies would do so or the means by which they would provide such reductions.

Missouri governor offered to resign if charges dropped

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 12:19pm
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, who resigned on Tuesday, had offered to leave office in exchange for dismissal of a felony computer tampering charge against him in a wider scandal, a prosecutor's spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

Cohen attorney hurls leak accusation at Stormy Daniels' lawyer in U.S. court

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 11:56am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An attorney for President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, accused porn star Stormy Daniels' lawyer in federal court on Wednesday of leaking Cohen's bank records, calling it a "drive-by shooting of my client's rights."

Trump weighs in on furor over racist Roseanne Barr tweet

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 11:43am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump waded into the uproar over Roseanne Barr's racist tweet, complaining that an ABC TV executive who apologized for the comments had turned a deaf ear to criticism of him broadcast by the network.

Exxon shareholders reject proposal to split CEO, chair roles

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 11:33am
DALLAS (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp shareholders rejected a proposal on Wednesday that would have split the roles of chairman and chief executive, securing CEO Darren Woods's role as he looks to improve results at the world's largest publicly traded oil producer.

Israel-Gaza border quiet after Hamas announces ceasefire

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 11:31am
GAZA (Reuters) - The Israel-Gaza border fell quiet on Wednesday under a de facto ceasefire after the most intense flare-up of hostilities between Palestinian militants and Israel since a 2014 war.

Russian journalist Babchenko turns up alive after reported murder

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 9:57am
KIEV (Reuters) - A Russian dissident journalist who was reported murdered in Kiev dramatically reappeared alive and well on Wednesday in the middle of a briefing about the killing by the Ukrainian state security service.

Italy renews attempts to form a government and end turmoil

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 9:42am
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's political crisis moved into unchartered waters on Wednesday, as the head of state sought a last-minute political compromise to end the three-month search for a government and restore calm to financial markets.

Brazil oil workers begin strike in new blow to government

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 9:28am
RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian oil workers began a 72-hour strike on Wednesday in a new blow to President Michel Temer following a nationwide trucker protest that has strangled Latin America's largest economy for over a week.

Fox sets Disney deal vote for July 10

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 9:17am
(Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox Inc will hold a special meeting on July 10th for its stockholders to vote on a proposed merger with Walt Disney Co , the company said on Wednesday.

Banks temper expectations for first 'Volcker Rule' rewrite

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 8:14am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are set to rewrite rules reining in banks' risky trading behavior, making changes that will cut compliance costs but stopping far short of allowing firms to return to their gambling days seen before the 2007-2009 global financial crisis.

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