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Japan and China's foreign ministers pledge to pursue improved ties

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 8:15am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Taro Kono and his Chinese counterpart have pledged to improve ties between their nations and affirmed a commitment to stick with U.N. resolutions aimed at forcing North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons.

South Dakota e-commerce sale tax fight reaches U.S. Supreme Court

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 7:03am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A high-stakes showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday will determine whether states can force out-of-state online retailers to collect sales taxes in a fight between South Dakota and e-commerce businesses.

Israel to free 200 African migrants awaiting deportation

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 6:31am
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will release about 200 jailed African migrants in the absence of a final deal to deport them and thousands more Eritrean and Sudanese men who entered the country illegally, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

Facebook fuels broad privacy debate by tracking non-users

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 6:03am
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Concern about Facebook Inc's respect for data privacy is widening to include the information it collects about non-users, after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the world's largest social network tracks people whether they have accounts or not.

Western powers to study options if Syria chemical weapons used again: UK

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 5:57am
LONDON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Western powers will study "options" if Syria's government again uses chemical weapons, but nothing is planned as yet, Britain's foreign minister said on Sunday, after raids on Syrian targets triggered heated debate over their legality and effectiveness.

More snow, rain and winds to blast parts of U.S.

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 4:45am
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Deadly spring storms that spawned tornadoes in the U.S. South and blizzards in the Plains and Midwest will continue to blast across the region Sunday bringing more snow, rain and wind that have shut down airports and left thousands without power.

Japan foreign minister says Beijing, Tokyo should co-operate more to denuclearize North Korea

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 4:33am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Taro Kono said on Sunday that Tokyo and Beijing needed to work more closely together to denuclearize North Korea, in comments made during a meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi.

Starbucks chief executive apologizes for arrests of two black men

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 1:21am
(Reuters) - Starbucks Chief Executive Kevin Johnson apologized late on Saturday for the arrests of two black men at a Philadelphia coffee shop last week, which sparked accusations of racial profiling.

'Boiled frog syndrome': Germany's China problem

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 12:14am
SCHROBENHAUSEN, Germany (Reuters) - Bauer, a big producer of construction equipment, is better placed than many German companies that invested heavily in China over the past few decades.

U.S., Mexico and Canada hasten NAFTA talks as elections loom: Pena Nieto

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 11:52pm
LIMA/MEXICO (Reuters) - The United States, Mexico and Canada will expedite NAFTA talks in a push to reach a deal in coming weeks, Mexico's president said on Saturday after a meeting with the U.S. vice president and Canadian prime minister.

North Korean leader meets Chinese senior official, fetes Chinese art troupe

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 6:46pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met Chinese senior diplomat Song Tao, and feted a Chinese art troupe led by Song, North Korean state media said on Sunday, indicating closer ties with China following Kim's surprise visit to Beijing last month.

Martin Sorrell quits as head of world's biggest ad group WPP

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 6:44pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Martin Sorrell, who built WPP into the world's biggest advertising agency through 33 years of dealmaking, quit on Saturday after an allegation of personal misconduct.

'Snow emergency' as powerful spring storm pounds parts of U.S.

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 6:19pm
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A powerful spring storm pummeled the U.S. Midwest and Plains on Saturday with blizzard conditions and high winds, while tornadoes and thunderstorms menaced some of the South.

U.S. urges regional leaders to isolate Venezuela's Maduro

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 6:18pm
LIMA (Reuters) - The United States urged regional leaders on Saturday to take stronger steps to isolate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, as it joined a declaration condemning the worsening humanitarian crisis and political repression in the South American nation.

Martin Sorrell quits as head of WPP advertising agency

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 4:49pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Martin Sorrell quit as the head of WPP on Saturday, leaving the world's biggest advertising agency 33 years after he founded it due to an investigation into personal misconduct.

Former FBI head: assumption Clinton would win a factor in email probe

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 3:43pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Director James Comey said his assumption that Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 presidential election was a factor in opening an inquiry into her emails, according to part of an ABC interview broadcast on Saturday.

Myanmar repatriates first Rohingya refugee family: government

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 3:05pm
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar on Saturday repatriated the first Rohingya family from nearly 700,000 refugees who have fled to Bangladesh, after months of fraught talks with Dhaka and amid the United Nations' warnings that the country is not ready for their return.

Despite Trump's 'Mission accomplished', question raised over U.S. Syria strategy

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 2:32pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just over a year ago U.S. President Donald Trump ordered a missile strike against the Syrian government for a chemical weapons attack against its own people.

Canada backs Syria strikes but others at Americas summit concerned

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 2:30pm
LIMA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday backed air strikes by the United States and its allies on Syria's chemical weapons program but Argentina, Brazil and Peru voiced caution during a regional summit about the escalating military action.

U.N. Security council fails to adopt Russian resolution on Syria

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 1:04pm
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council failed to adopted a Russian-drafted resolution on Saturday that would have condemned "the aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic by the U.S. and its allies in violation of international law and the U.N. Charter."