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Under military rule, Venezuela oil workers quit in a stampede

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:08am
CARACAS (Reuters) - Chauffeured around in a sleek black pick-up, the head of Venezuela's oil industry, Major General Manuel Quevedo, last month toured a joint venture with U.S. major Chevron.

Albuquerque, New Mexico passes 'immigrant friendly' measures

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:45pm
TAOS, New Mexico (Reuters) - The U.S. city of Albuquerque passed measures on Monday that make it harder for federal officials to deport illegal immigrants, a week after a federal judge blocked a Trump administration effort to withhold funding from cities that took such steps.

Castro set to step aside as Cuban president, his reforms incomplete

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:24pm
HAVANA (Reuters) - Most of Camilo Condis' family emigrated from Communist-run Cuba to the United States seeking a better life, but the 32-year-old decided to stay after Raul Castro became president a decade ago and promised change.

Asia stocks edge up on steady China GDP, earnings in focus

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:44pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asia stocks rose modestly on Tuesday following data showing China's economy grew a little faster than expected in the first quarter.

U.S. suggests Russia, Syria may tamper with Douma evidence, Moscow denies it

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 8:48pm
DAMASCUS/THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The United States accused Russia on Monday of blocking international inspectors from reaching the site of a suspected poison gas attack in Syria and said Russians or Syrians may have tampered with evidence on the ground.

Facebook must face class action over facial recognition: U.S. judge

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 7:09pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge ruled on Monday that Facebook Inc must face a class action lawsuit alleging that the social network unlawfully used a facial recognition process on photos without user permission.

Fox's Hannity revealed as mystery client of Trump's personal lawyer

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 5:57pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer was forced on Monday to reveal in a New York federal court that Fox News personality Sean Hannity, one of Trump's most ardent defenders, was also on his client list.

Netflix programming binge pays off with subscriber surge

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 5:45pm
(Reuters) - Netflix Inc's blitz of original programs attracted a surprisingly high 7.4 million new customers from January to March, reassuring investors who are betting the video streaming pioneer's massive spending will fuel growth around the world.

Reuters wins Pulitzers for Philippines reporting, Rohingya photography

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 5:45pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Reuters won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday for international reporting and photography while the New York Times and Washington Post shared honors for exposing sexual harassment in America and detailing the U.S. investigation of Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

Exclusive: BlackRock's biggest stock-picking fund likes Facebook shares

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:58pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The biggest stock-picking fund at BlackRock Inc raised its bet on Facebook Inc in March, a source familiar with the matter said, making the social media company a top 10 equity holding and apparently betting that Facebook's privacy scandal will not weigh on the stock for long.

U.S. government watchdogs slam Trump Cabinet on spending

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:53pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. government watchdogs rapped two members of President Donald Trump's Cabinet on Monday over their spending last year, adding pressure on an administration already roiled by ethics complaints.

Trump's personal lawyer coughs up name of mystery client: Sean Hannity

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 3:14pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - As adult-film actress Stormy Daniels looked on, a federal judge ordered U.S. President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen to cough up the name of client he had hoped to keep secret at a Monday court hearing: Sean Hannity.

Netflix subscriber growth beats on strong original content

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 3:10pm
(Reuters) - Netflix Inc added more international subscribers than expected in the first quarter as a slate of original shows including "Altered Carbon" kept viewers hooked to the video streaming service provider.

Reuters wins Pulitzers for Philippine reporting, Myanmar photography

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 3:03pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Reuters won two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, for reporting on the links between Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and police assassination squads and for feature photography documenting the Rohingya migrant crisis in Myanmar.

EPA chief Pruitt's $43,000 soundproof booth violated law: U.S. GAO

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 2:46pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency violated the law when it approved a $43,000 soundproof phone booth last year for the office of embattled Administrator Scott Pruitt, a congressional watchdog unit said on Monday.

Gang dispute sparks deadliest U.S. prison riot in 25 years: official

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 2:30pm
(Reuters) - A gang-related dispute sparked an overnight riot in a South Carolina prison that killed seven inmates, the deadliest U.S. prison riot since 1993, state officials and prison safety experts said on Monday.

Starbucks CEO says arrests of two black men 'reprehensible'

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 2:30pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Kevin Johnson hopes to meet with the two black men arrested at one of its Philadelphia cafes last week to apologize for the incident, which has sparked accusations of racial profiling at the coffee chain.

U.S., Britain blame Russia for global cyber attack

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 2:27pm
(Reuters) - The United States and Britain on Monday warned of a global cyber attack targeting routers and other networking equipment, blaming Russian government-backed hackers for the campaign on government agencies, businesses and critical infrastructure operators.

Robert Durst of 'The Jinx' faces hearing on murder charges

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 1:28pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A frail-looking Robert Durst appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom on Monday as a hearing began to determine whether the real estate scion should stand trial for the murder 18 years ago of a friend who prosecutors say could have tied him to the presumed killing of his wife.

U.S. suggests Russia, Syria may tamper with Douma evidence, Moscow denies

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:17pm
DAMASCUS/THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The United States accused Russia on Monday of blocking international inspectors from reaching the site of a suspected poison gas attack in Syria and said Russians or Syrians may have tampered with evidence on the ground.

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