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Republicans sound the alarm about Democratic fervor

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 6:43am
SACRAMENTO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican state senators in California gathered in Sacramento late last month for what amounted to an intervention.

Tokyo bids farewell to 'trustworthy' Tillerson, Seoul awaits seasoned Pompeo

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 5:40am
TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - Japan's foreign minister said on Wednesday he personally regretted the departure of "frank, trustworthy" U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ahead of a proposed summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Britain and Russia brace for showdown over nerve attack on ex-spy

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 5:38am
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain braced for a showdown with Russia on Wednesday after a midnight deadline set by Prime Minister Theresa May expired without an explanation from Moscow about how a Soviet-era nerve toxin was used to strike down a former Russian double agent.

German lawmakers elect weakened Merkel to fourth term

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 5:14am
BERLIN (Reuters) - German lawmakers voted on Wednesday to re-elect Angela Merkel as chancellor for a fourth, and likely final, term that may prove her most challenging yet as she takes charge of a fragile coalition with her personal standing diminished.

U.S. students ready to walk the walk in support of tough gun laws

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 5:12am
(Reuters) - U.S. teenagers from coast to coast on Wednesday will join students from the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people last month in a national class walkout they hope will press policy makers to act on tighter gun control.

In warning for Trump, Democrat claims too-close-to-call Pennsylvania vote

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:40am
CANONSBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - The Democrat candidate claimed a congressional election in a Republican heartland in Pennsylvania, as a vote seen as a referendum on Donald Trump's performance as president remained officially too close to call early on Wednesday.

Even backers of Trump's economic policies pan tariffs

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 3:49am
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - As U.S. President Donald Trump forges ahead with his controversial trade policies, even financial experts who enthusiastically applaud many of Trump's other policies are worried that the protectionist measures could hurt U.S. growth, Reuters interviews with more than two dozen such specialists show.

Corporate America's undertakers prepare for feast after lean years

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 3:46am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the era of cheap money gradually draws to a close and rising inflation and interest rates cast a shadow over Wall Street's nine-year bull market, one corner of the financial industry is cheering.

Britain and Russia brace for showdown as deadline expires for nerve attack explanation

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 2:48am
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain braced for a showdown with Russia on Wednesday after a midnight deadline set by Prime Minister Theresa May expired without an explanation from Moscow about how a Soviet-era nerve toxin was used to strike down a former Russian double agent.

Tokyo farewells 'trustworthy' Tillerson, Seoul awaits seasoned Pompeo

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 2:34am
TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - Japan's foreign minister said on Wednesday he personally regretted the departure of "frank, trustworthy" U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ahead of a proposed summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Physicist Stephen Hawking, who unlocked the secrets of space and time, dies at 76

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 2:28am
LONDON (Reuters) - Stephen Hawking, who sought to explain some of the most complicated questions of life while himself working under the shadow of a likely premature death, has died at 76.

Pennsylvania vote down to wire in ominous sign for Republicans

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 2:16am
CANONSBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives election in Pennsylvania that is seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump's performance was a dead heat on Tuesday, an ominous sign for Republicans eight months ahead of congressional elections.

Philippines Duterte to issue notice of withdrawal from ICC

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 1:57am
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will withdraw his country's ratification of the International Criminal Court's (ICC) Rome Statute, due to what he said were attacks by United Nations officials and violations of due process by the ICC, according to a draft statement.

Pennsylvania vote too close to call in ominous sign for Republicans

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 11:44pm
CANONSBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives election in Pennsylvania that is seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump's performance was a dead heat on Tuesday, an ominous sign for Republicans eight months ahead of congressional elections.

Physicist Stephen Hawking, who conquered the stars, dies at 76

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 11:39pm
(Reuters) - Stephen Hawking, who sought to explain some of the most complicated questions of life while himself working under the shadow of a likely premature death, has died at 76.

Broadcom to end bid for Qualcomm, keeps plan to move to U.S.: sources

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 11:33pm
(Reuters) - Singapore-based Broadcom Ltd is planning to scrap its bid for Qualcomm Inc , after U.S. President Donald Trump blocked the chipmaker's proposed acquisition on national security grounds earlier this week, although it will press on with its plan to move its base to the United States, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Japan PM Abe denies involvement by him, wife in discount land sale

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 9:13pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday remained steadfast that he and his wife were not involved in a discount land-sale deal that has seen the opposition call for the resignation of key ally and Finance Minister Taro Aso.

House Democrats vow to continue Russia probe, issue own report

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 8:43pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday they would keep investigating Russia and the 2016 U.S. election, despite a decision by Republicans on the panel to shut down the probe.

Two victims of Texas package bomb were son and mother

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 7:48pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Two victims of a parcel bomb that exploded on Monday at a house in Austin, Texas, were identified as 17-year-old Draylen Mason and his mother, the city's police chief said on Tuesday.

Republicans scramble to salvage congressional seat in Pennsylvania

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 7:31pm
CANONSBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Republicans are scrambling to avoid a political embarrassment in a conservative district of Pennsylvania, where a pro-gun, pro-union Democrat could be about to win a congressional election in one of President Donald Trump's white, working-class strongholds.

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