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Texas bomber suspect kills self as police close in, officials say

11 hours 47 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A 24-year-old man suspected of a series of deadly bombings around Austin, Texas, blew himself up early on Wednesday as police closed in on him, police officials said.

Israel admits bombing suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007, warns Iran

13 hours 1 min ago
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel for the first time admitted that it bombed a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007 and said on Wednesday the strike should be a warning to Iran that it would not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons.

France's Sarkozy faces second day of questioning in Gaddafi funds case

14 hours 23 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - France's Nicolas Sarkozy faced a second day of questioning on Wednesday by investigators looking into allegations that his 2007 election campaign had received funds from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Academic behind Facebook breach says he is a 'scapegoat': BBC

14 hours 26 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - A Cambridge University academic who harvested data on millions of Facebook users said he has been made a scapegoat by the social network and a UK-based political consultancy that is accused of trying to sway public opinion for Donald Trump.

Reuters reporters in court 100 days after their arrest in Myanmar

14 hours 38 min ago
YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters reporters appeared in a Myanmar court for the 11th time on Wednesday, which marked 100 days since they were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers.

Israel goes public on 2007 destruction of suspected Syrian reactor, warns region

14 hours 43 min ago
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel for the first time confirmed that it bombed a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007, saying on Wednesday that the strike removed a major threat to Israel and the region and was a "message" to others.

China stays on the sidelines as Venezuela spirals downward

15 hours 17 min ago
CARACAS/BEIJING (Reuters) - China is likely to extend an agreement providing crisis-stricken Venezuela with favorable loans repayment terms but will not lend fresh funds to President Nicolas Maduro's government, according to sources in Caracas and Beijing familiar with the situation.

Democratic Rep. Lipinski wins Illinois congressional primary: AP

15 hours 32 min ago
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Democratic Representative Dan Lipinski held off a stiff challenge from businesswoman Marie Newman to win a nationally watched congressional primary in Illinois, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.

Powell's Fed likely to raise rates, may upgrade 2018 outlook

17 hours 1 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates at its first policy meeting under Chairman Jerome Powell and may signal more hikes are coming in response to tax cuts and government spending that could further stoke a robust U.S. economy.

Exclusive: Kaspersky Lab plans Swiss data center to combat spying allegations - documents

17 hours 3 min ago
MOSCOW/TORONTO (Reuters) - Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab plans to open a data center in Switzerland to address Western government concerns that Russia exploits its anti-virus software to spy on customers, according to internal documents seen by Reuters.

Israel formally acknowledges destroying suspected Syrian reactor in 2007

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:56pm
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli military formally acknowledged on Wednesday its destruction of a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007, saying the air strike removed a major threat to Israel and the region and was a "message" to others.

Sixth Texas parcel bomb leaves U.S. investigators baffled

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:51pm
AUSTIN/SCHERTZ, Texas (Reuters) - A parcel packed with nails and shrapnel blew up on Tuesday at a FedEx Corp center near San Antonio, Texas, injuring a worker, before a second booby-trapped package was intercepted in Austin - the latest in a chain of bombings that have killed two people.

Despite warning signs, Trump says Republicans can keep House

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:33pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite signs that Democrats are in a strong position, U.S. President Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to beat expectations and keep the House of Representatives in Republican control in the mid-term elections in November.

Caution creeps into Asian trading ahead of Fed decision

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:44pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A hush settled over financial markets on Wednesday as investors anticipated a quarter point hike in the Federal Reserve's policy rate and awaited guidance on how many more to expect this year, while trade war fears kept export nations' currencies on edge.

Explosion in Austin, Texas, injures man: officials

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 8:55pm
(Reuters) - An explosion injured a man in his 30s on Tuesday evening in Austin, Texas, the same day law officials said all six previous explosive devices found in the city are connected.

Trump, deemed 'not above the law,' faces legal storm

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 8:02pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump faced legal challenges from women on two fronts on Tuesday as a defamation lawsuit brought by a former Apprentice TV show contestant moved forward and a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Trump sued to undo a confidentiality agreement.

EU to unveil plan to tax turnover of big U.S. tech firms

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 7:38pm
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission will propose rules on Wednesday designed to make digital companies pay their fair share of tax and set to hit U.S. tech giants such as Google and Facebook .

Trump praises U.S. military sales to Saudi as he welcomes crown prince

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 6:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump gave a warm welcome to Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday and credited U.S. defense sales to the Saudis with boosting American jobs, even as Riyadh's involvement in Yemen's civil war faced criticism.

Cambridge Analytica CEO claims influence on U.S. election, Facebook questioned

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 5:42pm
LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The suspended chief executive of Cambridge Analytica said in a secretly recorded video broadcast on Tuesday that his UK-based political consultancy's online campaign played a decisive role in U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 election victory.

Fifth Texas parcel bomb blast leaves U.S. investigators baffled

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 5:32pm
AUSTIN/SCHERTZ, Texas (Reuters) - A package bomb blew up at a FedEx distribution center near San Antonio on Tuesday, the fifth in a series of attacks that have rocked Texas this month and left baffled investigators searching for what they suspect is a serial bomber.