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U.S. intelligence believes North Korea making more nuclear bomb fuel despite talks: NBC

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 11:46pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence agencies believe North Korea has increased production of fuel for nuclear weapons at multiple secret sites in recent months and may try to hide these while seeking concessions in nuclear talks with the United States, NBC News quoted U.S. officials as saying.

Hundreds gather in Annapolis to remember shooting victims

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 10:39pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Reuters) - Hundreds of people gathered on Friday evening to remember the five people gunned down at a community newspaper office in Annapolis, Maryland, one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history.

Wildfires rage in Colorado as weather conditions deteriorate

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 9:46pm
DENVER, Colo. (Reuters) - At least a dozen wildfires were raging on Friday in drought-stricken portions of Colorado where hundreds of residents have been evacuated as a wave of prime wildfire weather conditions moves through the U.S. West.

U.S. government says it will detain migrant children with parents

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 8:51pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government said in a court filing on Friday that it has the right to detain children and parents caught crossing the U.S. border illegally for the duration of their immigration proceedings.

Exclusive: Vacant Supreme Court seat will likely influence U.S. election turnout, poll shows

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 7:09pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court seat left open by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy is a powerful motivator for voters, particularly Democrats, in this fall's midterm election fight for control of Congress, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.

GM says U.S. import tariffs could mean 'smaller' company, fewer jobs

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 6:33pm
(Reuters) - General Motors Co warned on Friday that higher tariffs on imported vehicles under consideration by the Trump administration could cost jobs and lead to a "a smaller GM" while isolating U.S. businesses from the global market.

Trump narrows Supreme Court list, to name nominee July 9

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 6:33pm
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he plans to announce his nominee to replace retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on July 9, and that he has narrowed his list of candidates.

Maryland man denied bail in newsroom rampage that killed five

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 4:10pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Reuters) - A Maryland man charged with rampaging through a newsroom in Annapolis with a pump-action shotgun and killing five people was denied bail on Friday after one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history.

Wall Street ends up on Nike, bank gains; posts declines for week

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 4:07pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A surge in Nike Inc shares and a rally in bank stocks lifted Wall Street's major stock indexes on Friday, though all three still posted weekly declines.

Trump moving fast on Supreme Court, nominee seen by July 10

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 4:04pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump may choose a nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy by July 10, when Trump is scheduled to leave on a trip for Europe, a White House official said on Friday.

Canada hits back at U.S. on tariffs, says it will not back down

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 3:17pm
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada struck back at the Trump administration over U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs on Friday, vowing to impose punitive measures on C$16.6 billion ($12.63 billion) worth of American goods until Washington relents.

Jordan source reports south Syria truce; State Department cannot confirm

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 2:41pm
BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - A ceasefire has been agreed for southern Syria between the government and rebels, a Jordanian official source said on Friday, amid fears of a gathering humanitarian catastrophe in a region sensitive to neighbors Jordan and Israel.

Israeli forces kill two Palestinians in Gaza border protests: Gaza medics

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 2:33pm
GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces shot and killed two Palestinians, one of them a 14-year-old boy, and wounded 415 others with live fire and tear gas during protests along the Gaza border on Friday, Gaza health officials said.

U.S. unveils 'streamlined' tax form to warnings from Democrats

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 2:14pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sticking to a pledge that Americans will be able to file tax returns on a postcard under President Donald Trump's tax code overhaul, the U.S. Treasury Department released a new Form 1040 for individuals on Friday, but met swift Democratic criticism about its potential complexity.

Secret U.N.-Myanmar deal on Rohingya offers no guarantees on citizenship

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 1:15pm
YANGON/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Rohingya refugees returning to Myanmar will have no explicit guarantees of citizenship or freedom of movement throughout the country, under a secret agreement between the government and the United Nations seen by Reuters.

Manafort assistant gave FBI access to storage locker: testimony

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 1:04pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - A personal assistant to Paul Manafort granted an FBI agent access to a storage locker in Virginia, allowing the government to secure evidence that President Donald Trump's former campaign manager is trying to suppress, according to testimony Friday in a federal court hearing.

Anti-corruption watchdogs wonder: 'Who is funding Mexico's presidential candidates?'

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 12:17pm
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's three leading presidential candidates have not declared a single peso in direct private financial contributions to their election campaigns, federal records show, raising concerns from corruption watchdogs about the potential influence of dark money in a pivotal contest.

China's penetration of Silicon Valley creates risks for startups

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 10:43pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Danhua Capital has invested in some of Silicon Valley's most promising startups in areas like drones, artificial intelligence and cyber security. The venture capital firm is based just outside Stanford University, the epicenter of U.S. technology entrepreneurship.

Gunman angry at Maryland newspaper kills five in targeted attack

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 10:26pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Reuters) - A man who had a long-running feud with an Annapolis newspaper blasted his way through its newsroom with a shotgun on Thursday, killing at least five people in one of the deadliest attacks recorded on a U.S. media outlet, authorities said.

Legal battles, education sessions and firings: Inside the fight for unions at Samsung

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 10:12pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - When Jo Jang-hee, a restaurant manager at a Samsung amusement park, tried to set up a labor union in 2011, human resources managers gathered him and some 60 colleagues into a basement seminar room.