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Philippines to protest to China over apparent airbase on manmade island

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:02am
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will make a diplomatic protest to China, which the southeast Asian nation's defense minister described as having reneged on a promise not to militarize artificial islands in the busy South China Sea waterway.

Iranian oil tanker burns for third day as winds, high waves lash rescuers

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 2:42am
BEIJING (Reuters) - Lashing winds, high waves and toxic gases are hindering dozens of rescue boats struggling to locate missing sailors from a stricken oil tanker in the East China Sea and to extinguish a fire that has burned for the past three days on the ship.

Intel says Mobileye's autonomous driving tech to be used in two million vehicles

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:27am
(Reuters) - Intel Corp Chief Executive Brian Krzanich said on Monday 2 million vehicles from BMW , Nissan Motor Co Ltd and Volkswagen AG would use its unit Mobileye's autonomous vehicle technology to crowdsource data for building maps that enable autonomous driving.

GM races to build a formula for profitable electric cars

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:14am
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra has made a bold promise to investors that the Detroit automaker will make money selling electric cars by 2021.

Iranian oil tanker burns for third day after collision off China coast

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 10:45pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - A tanker carrying Iranian oil that collided with a Chinese freight ship in the East China Sea was still on fire on Tuesday morning, the Chinese government said, as dozens of rescue boats struggled to control the blaze for a third day.

U.S. oil prices hit highest since 2015, but doubts loom over rally

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 9:13pm
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. oil prices hit their highest since 2015 again on Tuesday as speculators bet on further price rises amid OPEC-led production cuts and a dip in American drilling activity, though some warned the rally could run out of steam.

U.S. spy satellite believed destroyed after failing to reach orbit: officials

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 9:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. spy satellite that was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday failed to reach orbit and is assumed to be a total loss, two U.S. officials briefed on the mission said on Monday.

EU raises concerns with Myanmar's Suu Kyi over detention of Reuters reporters

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 8:42pm
YANGON (Reuters) - The European Union's envoy to Myanmar has raised concerns about the arrest of two Reuters journalists in a letter to the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, describing the situation as "serious intimidation" and calling for their immediate release.

IPhone addiction may be a virtue, not a vice for investors

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 6:21pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc investors are shrugging off concerns raised by two shareholders about kids getting hooked on iPhones, saying that for now a little addiction might not be a bad thing for profits.

Trump tells farmers he supports crop insurance

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 6:05pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told farmers gathered in Tennessee that he supports crop insurance, signaling a possible shift from his proposals last year to shrink a program that many farmers rely on for funding their operations.

Apple releases new update to fix 'Spectre' chip flaw

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 3:38pm
(Reuters) - Apple Inc on Monday released an updated version of its operating system software to fix a major microchip security flaw that affected nearly all computer chips made in the last decade.

Bannon's 'treasonous' comment directed at Trump Jr., not Manafort: author

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 3:36pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon's comment that a meeting between Trump campaign officials and a group of Russians was "treasonous" focused on President Donald Trump's son and not his former campaign manager, as Bannon now maintains, the author of a book containing the remark said on Monday.

Trump pushes to expand high-speed internet in rural America

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 3:14pm
NASHVILLE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump was expected on Monday to sign an executive order to make it easier for the private sector to locate broadband infrastructure on federal land and buildings, part of a push to expand high-speed internet in rural America.

Trump could be interviewed within weeks in Russia probe: Washington Post

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 3:05pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump could be interviewed within weeks as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

Exclusive: Trump to call on Pentagon, diplomats to play bigger arms sales role - sources

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 2:56pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is nearing completion of a new "Buy American" plan that calls for U.S. military attaches and diplomats to help drum up billions of dollars more in business overseas for the U.S. weapons industry, going beyond the limited assistance they currently provide, officials said.

Judge ends case over standoff in Nevada land dispute

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 2:47pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday threw out a criminal case against a Nevada rancher and three other men over a 2014 militia standoff with federal agents, saying prosecutors had repeatedly withheld evidence from the defense.

Weather disasters cost U.S. record $306 billion in 2017: NOAA

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 2:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Weather and climate-related disasters cost the United States a record $306 billion in 2017, the third-warmest year on record, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Monday.

Ex-Google engineer fired over gender memo sues for discrimination

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 2:31pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The former Google engineer fired after he asserted in a memo that biological causes were behind tech industry gender inequality sued his former employer on Monday, saying he was discriminated against as a white man with conservative political views.

Berkshire may get $37 billion book value boost from U.S. tax cuts: Barclays

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:26pm
(Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc, the conglomerate run by Warren Buffett, may see its book value grow by $37 billion because of U.S. tax law changes enacted by President Donald Trump, Barclays Capital analysts estimated on Monday.

U.S. moves toward expelling 200,000 Salvadorans

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:15pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants allowed to live and work in the United States since 2001 will lose their right to remain in the country in 2019, officials said on Monday, marking the Trump administration's latest move to tighten immigration enforcement.