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Social Democrats sign up to new Merkel-led German government

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 7:08am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) voted decisively for another coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Sunday, clearing the way for a new government in Europe's largest economy after months of political uncertainty.

Amazon has French grocery market in its sights, French boss tells paper

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 6:56am
PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon aims to launch its grocery delivery service in France as part of global ambitions to expand in food retail, though the move is not imminent, its general manager for France said in a newspaper interview.

France says Iran ballistic missile program a major concern

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 6:51am
PARIS (Reuters) - France's foreign ministry said on Sunday that Iran's ballistic missile program was a major concern, a day before foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was due to visit Tehran.

Syrians flee government advances in eastern Ghouta

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 6:36am
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hundreds of people are fleeing advances by Syrian government forces in eastern Ghouta, a war monitor and a resident said on Sunday, as Damascus presses an offensive to crush the last major rebel stronghold near the capital.

West Virginia teachers strike to go on over elusive pay deal

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 5:43am
(Reuters) - West Virginia teachers said their strike would go on at least through Monday, as state lawmakers unraveled the governor's promise of a raise in a late Saturday night legislative session, union officials said.

China says lifting term limits is about protecting authority of party

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 5:12am
BEIJING (Reuters) - Removing presidential term limits in the state constitution is about protecting the authority of the ruling Communist Party with President Xi Jinping at its center, a Chinese government spokesman said on Sunday.

Oscars best picture suspense crowns tumultuous Hollywood year

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 5:06am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The red carpet has been rolled out and the champagne is on ice for an Oscars ceremony on Sunday filled with suspense over the movie industry's biggest prize — and whether Hollywood's campaign against sexual harassment will steal the spotlight.

U.S. Northeast still facing flooding, outages after killer storm

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 12:53am
PRINCETON, N.J. (Reuters) - More than 1.5 million customers remained without power throughout the eastern United States early on Sunday, and communities on the New England coast faced more flooding two days after a powerful storm snapped trees, downed wires and killed at least nine people.

South Korea sending envoys to North Korea as Trump suggests U.S. willing to talk

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 12:43am
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will dispatch a delegation led by senior security officials for a two-day visit to North Korea starting Monday, the presidential Blue House announced Sunday, as U.S. President Donald Trump hinted that he is ready to talk to Pyongyang.

Italy heads to polls with center-right ahead but stalemate likely

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 12:13am
ROME (Reuters) - Italians went to the polls on Sunday in a vote that could bring political gridlock after an election campaign marked by anger over the listless economy, high unemployment and immigration.

At joke-filled dinner, Trump suggests U.S. will meet with North Korea

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 11:48pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the midst of a joke-filled monologue at a dinner with journalists, President Donald Trump suggested on Saturday that the United States will be meeting with North Korea but has told Pyongyang it must first "denuke."

China says it does not want a trade war with U.S

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 10:27pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - China does not want a trade war with the United States, Zhang Yesui, a spokesman for the Chinese parliament, said on Sunday at a briefing ahead of China's annual session of parliament, which begins this week.

Vietnam seeks to pacify China as landmark U.S. carrier visit signals warming ties

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 10:14pm
HONG KONG/HANOI (Reuters) - The visit of a U.S. aircraft carrier to Vietnam for the first time since the end of the Vietnam War is a powerful symbol of the growing strategic ties between the former foes.

South Korea names envoys in bid to arrange U.S.-North Korea talks

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 9:48pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in has picked two senior security officials as special envoys to North Korea, Yonhap news agency reported Sunday, as upcoming joint military drills by U.S. and South Korean troops drew condemnation from Pyongyang.

'Don't react': trade experts look past Trump noise at NAFTA talks

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 7:09pm
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Donald Trump may be president of the United States but his words do not necessarily carry the weight of the U.S. government at the biggest trade shake-up he is pushing. Sometimes, it is better to block them out and carry on, participants say.

Trump threatens to tax European auto imports

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 4:31pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump kept up pressure on trading partners on Saturday, threatening European automakers with a tax on imports if the European Union retaliates against his plan to slap tariffs on aluminum and steel.

Unidentified man shoots, kills self near White House: Secret Service

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 3:02pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man fatally shot himself in the head along the north fence of the White House on Saturday, the U.S. Secret Service said in a statement.

Unidentified man wounded in shooting near White House

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 12:56pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An unidentified adult man was wounded along the north fence line of the White House on Saturday in what District of Columbia police said was being investigated as a self-inflicted shooting.

Northeast still facing flooding, outages after killer storm

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 12:41pm
PRINCETON, N.J. (Reuters) - Nearly 2 million customers remained without power along the eastern U.S. seaboard on Saturday as residents braced for more flooding in the wake of a powerful storm that killed at least seven people.

'Don't react': trade officials look past Trump noise at NAFTA talks

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 12:29pm
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Donald Trump may be president of the United States but his words do not necessarily carry the weight of the U.S. government at the biggest trade shake-up he is pushing. Sometimes, it is better to block them out and carry on, officials say.