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After British PM May's speech fiasco, her party puzzles: Who next?

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 7:58am
LONDON (Reuters) - It was meant to be the speech that rescued Theresa May's premiership, but her public humiliation before the assembled Conservative Party has thrust her own future into doubt.

Venezuela's unrest, food scarcity take psychological toll on children

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 7:40am
LOS TEQUES, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan siblings Jeremias, 8, and Victoria, 3, were in their pajamas and preparing to go to bed when a tear gas canister smashed through their family's kitchen window in early July.

Wall Street rally on pause, but more gains seen in 2018: Reuters poll

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 7:27am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A more than eight-year bull market on Wall Street will simmer for the rest of 2017 before picking up again next year, said strategists in a Reuters poll who were optimistic about corporate profits but concerned about slow tax reform progress.

Tracking the U.S. economy under Trump in seven charts

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 6:55am
WASHINGTON(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has set many specific and general goals for his administration's management of the economy, like raising growth to 3 percent and eliminating the country’s trade deficit.

Saudi Aramco IPO on track for 2018: officials

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 5:56am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A plan to list Saudi Aramco in 2018 is on track, senior Saudi officials said in Moscow on Thursday, as Saudi Arabia gears up to sign a string of investment agreements with Russia.

Catalan leader says not afraid of arrest over independence: report

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 5:53am
MADRID (Reuters) - The leader of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, said he was not afraid of being arrested for organizing a banned referendum on the region's independence from Spain, which went ahead on Sunday despite Madrid using force to try to stop people voting.

Nerve agent VX found on shirts of women accused of North Korean murder, expert says

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 5:45am
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Traces of a deadly nerve agent that killed the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were found on the clothes worn by the two women accused of the sensational murder, a Malaysian court was told on Thursday.

Las Vegas gunman stockpiled weapons over decades, planned attack

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 5:27am
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history stockpiled weapons and ammunition over decades, and meticulously planned the attack, authorities believe.

Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend says no advance knowledge of massacre

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 8:35pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The girlfriend of the Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was questioned by the FBI on Wednesday and said she had no idea he was "planning violence against anyone."

Energy secretary took charter flight day before Price resigned

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 7:56pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry took a chartered jet to Ohio last week, according to an airport management company, the day before fellow Cabinet member Tom Price resigned over his use of private charter flights for government business.

U.S., Nigerien troops killed in ambush on patrol in Niger

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 7:54pm
DAKAR/BAMAKO (Reuters) - Five soldiers from Niger and three U.S. Army Special Forces troops were killed and two wounded in an ambush on a joint patrol in southwest Niger on Wednesday, according to Nigerien and U.S. officials.

Russia-Trump campaign collusion an 'open' issue: Senate panel chiefs

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:36pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Wednesday the issue of whether President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign colluded with Russia remains an open question as the panel intensifies its probe into the matter.

Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend questioned as Trump visits scene

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:26pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The FBI on Wednesday questioned the girlfriend of the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, seeking to learn what motivated Stephen Paddock to open fire on a Las Vegas music festival, killing 58 people and then himself.

Tillerson says never considered resigning

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:22pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday he had never considered resigning and was committed to President Donald Trump's agenda, but failed to address whether he had referred to the president as a "moron," as NBC reported.

Puerto Rico mayors play outsized role in hurricane recovery

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:18pm
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Standing in the yard of her home in Guaynabo on Sunday, Rosymar Diaz greeted an unexpected visitor on the other side of her chain-link fence: the city's mayor, Angel Perez.

U.S. lawmakers want to restrict internet surveillance on Americans

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:09pm
(Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers unveiled legislation on Wednesday that would overhaul aspects of the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program in an effort to install additional privacy protections.

'Trump dossier' on Russia links now part of special counsel's probe: sources

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:08pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The special counsel investigating whether Russia tried to sway the 2016 U.S. election has taken over FBI inquiries into a former British spy's dossier of allegations of Russian financial and personal links to President Donald Trump's campaign and associates, sources familiar with the inquiry told Reuters.

Exclusive: European envoys take fight for Iran nuclear deal to U.S. Congress

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Congress faces a possible fight over the future of the Iran nuclear agreement, European ambassadors and officials from President Barack Obama's administration are making their case for preserving the pact directly to U.S. lawmakers.

U.S. budget deficit could obstruct Trump's tax cut plan

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:56pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. budget deficit is proving to be a major obstacle to the tax reform plan being offered by President Donald Trump and top congressional Republicans, with one leading Senate hawk saying a week after the plan was introduced that any enlarging of the fiscal gap could kill his support.

Drive-in chain Sonic says payment cards possibly hacked

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 3:11pm
(Reuters) - U.S. fast-food chain operator Sonic Corp said on Wednesday a malware attack at some of its drive-in outlets may have allowed hackers to access customers' debit and credit card information, the latest in a string of data breaches.

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