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Russian opposition calls for Putin to quit at Moscow rally

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 8:04am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Supporters of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gathered in Moscow on Saturday, calling for President Vladimir Putin to quit and let Navalny run in an election.

Danish divers find missing body parts of Swedish journalist

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 5:00am
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish police said on Saturday divers had found the head and the legs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who died in mysterious circumstances on an inventor's homemade submarine.

Tokyo Governor Koike leaves door open for ruling party PM post election

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 1:23am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike does not expect her new conservative party to pick a candidate for prime minister during the campaign for the Oct. 22 election, leaving the door open to eventually backing a lawmaker from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's party.

Weinstein on indefinite leave as company investigates allegations

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 7:30pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Co-chairman Harvey Weinstein was taking an indefinite leave from the Weinstein Co, the film production company said on Friday, adding it will conduct an internal investigation into the New York Times' report of sexual harassment allegations against one of the most powerful men in Hollywood.

Tesla delays big rig truck debut; Model 3 in 'production hell'

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 7:28pm
(Reuters) - Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk on Friday pushed back the unveiling of the company's big rig truck until mid-November, tweeting that the electric vehicle maker was diverting resources to fix production bottlenecks of its new Model 3 sedan and to help Puerto Rico.

Tesla in 'production hell' to meet Model 3 deadline: Elon Musk

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 5:47pm
(Reuters) - Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted that the electric carmaker was "deep in production hell", just days after the company said it would fall behind its planned ramp-up for the new Model 3 sedan due to production bottlenecks.

Automakers say U.S. fuel economy standards unrealistic, cite costs and consumers

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 5:41pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Automaker trade groups told U.S. regulators they should revise fuel efficiency mandates approved in the final weeks of the Obama administration because the costs would be onerous and the standards do not reflect how cheap gas prices are affecting consumer demand, but they stopped short of asking for a specific reduction in the requirements for 2025.

Trump to unveil new responses to Iranian 'bad behavior': White House

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 5:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will announce new U.S. responses to Iran's missile tests, support for "terrorism" and cyber operations as part of his new Iran strategy, the White House said on Friday.

Police, FBI seek public's help in finding motive behind Las Vegas massacre

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 5:35pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Baffled police and FBI agents, still lacking a clear motive for the Las Vegas massacre of 58 people by a lone gunman five days ago, appealed to the public on Friday to come forward with any information that might help solve the mystery.

Democrats donate Weinstein funds after sex harassment allegations

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 5:16pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Democratic National Committee (DNC) said on Friday it was re-routing some $30,000 in donations from Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein following sexual harassment allegations against him in The New York Times.

U.S. approves possible $15 billion sale of THAAD missiles to Saudi Arabia

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 2:43pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of a THAAD anti-missile defense system to Saudi Arabia at an estimated cost of $15 billion, the Pentagon said on Friday.

U.S. Treasury outlines sweeping reform of capital markets

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 2:42pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury on Friday unveiled a blueprint for sweeping reforms of the U.S. capital markets as it looks to implement Republican President Donald Trump’s agenda to promote economic growth by slashing red tape.

U.S. Gulf Coast prepares for tropical storm that killed 22

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 2:08pm
SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Oil and gas producers pulled staff from offshore platforms while Alabama, Florida and Mississippi declared states of emergency as Tropical Storm Nate twisted toward the U.S. Gulf Coast on Friday after killing at least 22 people in Central America.

Trump undermines U.S. birth control coverage requirement

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 2:06pm
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration on Friday undermined requirements under the Obamacare law that employers provide insurance to cover women's birth control, keeping a campaign pledge that pleased his conservative Christian supporters.

Iran open to talks over its ballistic missile programme: sources

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 1:50pm
ANKARA/LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran has suggested to six world powers that it may be open to talks about its ballistic missile arsenal, seeking to reduce tension over the disputed programme, Iranian and Western officials familiar with the overtures told Reuters.  

North Korea preparing long-range missile test: RIA cites Russian lawmaker

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 1:43pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - North Korea is preparing to test a long-range missile which it believes can reach the west coast of the United States, a Russian lawmaker just returned from a visit to Pyongyang was quoted as saying on Friday.

U.S. backs 300 percent in duties on Bombardier after Boeing complaint

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 1:42pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department on Friday moved to impose trade duties of nearly 300 percent on sales of Bombardier Inc CSeries jets in the United States, prompted by Boeing Co's complaint that the Canadian company received illegal subsidies and dumped the planes at "absurdly low" prices.

Discord among Republicans already weighs on Trump's tax plan

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 1:09pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Disagreement among U.S. congressional Republicans is already swirling around a tax cut plan unveiled days ago by President Donald Trump, who has proposed repealing the tax on inheritances and eliminating a deduction for state and local tax payments.

Catalan parliament defies Madrid pressure, works on independence declaration

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 11:56am
BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalan secessionists were working on Friday towards a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain that could be adopted next week in defiance of a court order and increased economic pressure from Madrid.

Tropical Storm Nate heads for Mexico and U.S. after killing 22

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 11:33am
SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Nate took aim at Caribbean resorts on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula on Friday on its way to the U.S. Gulf Coast where it could strike as a hurricane this weekend after killing at least 22 people in Central America.