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German magazine sparks furor with image of Trump beheading Statue of Liberty

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 4:37am
BERLIN (Reuters) - German weekly magazine Der Spiegel sparked controversy at home and abroad on Saturday with a front cover illustration of U.S. President Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty.

Iran tests missile and radar systems, defying U.S. sanctions

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 4:18am
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran is holding a military exercise on Saturday to test its missile and radar systems, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump's administration imposed sanctions on Tehran for a recent ballistic missile test.

Mattis says no need for dramatic U.S. military moves in South China Sea

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 9:17pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Saturday played down any need for major U.S. military moves in the South China Sea to contend with China's assertive behavior, even as he sharply criticized Beijing for "shredding the trust of nations in the region."

France's Le Pen kicks off election campaign at Lyon rally

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 6:09pm
LYON, France (Reuters) - France's far-right party leader Marine Le Pen kicks off her presidential campaign on Saturday, hoping a manifesto focused on promises to shield voters from globalisation can boost her election chances at a time of turmoil in French politics.

White House investigates leaks of Trump calls to Australia, Mexico

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 5:32pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is looking into how embarrassing details of President Donald Trump's recent tense phone conversations with his counterparts in Australia and Mexico were leaked to news organizations, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Fox News Channel.

U.S. military releases, withdraws Islamist video from fatal Yemen raid

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 4:33pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In an awkward reversal, the U.S. military promptly withdrew a video by Islamist militants it had released on Friday as evidence that a fatal raid in Yemen by American special forces was a counter terrorism success.

More than 9.2 million sign for Obamacare during open enrollment

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 4:19pm
(Reuters) - More than 9.2 million consumers signed up for health insurance using the website during the open enrollment period between November and Jan. 31, the U.S. government said on Friday.

Judge orders White House to list people excluded by Trump ban

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 3:40pm
BOSTON/SEATTLE (Reuters) - A federal judge in Virginia ordered the White House to provide a list of all people stopped from entering the United States by a travel ban imposed last week on citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries by President Donald Trump.

U.S. House Republicans exploring border tax design changes: lawmaker

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 3:25pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are considering possible changes to the design of their controversial border adjustment tax proposal to accommodate industries worried about being harmed by the provision, a top lawmaker said on Friday.

Wall Street stands with two Fed-hike outlook for 2017: Reuters poll

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 3:14pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's top banks expect just two rate hikes from the Federal Reserve this year and see only modest risk to the U.S. central bank being pressed into a more aggressive pace of monetary policy tightening, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.

Lockheed, Pentagon announce $8.5 billion F-35 order

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 2:04pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin Corp announced on Friday an agreement worth about $8.5 billion for 90 F-35 jets, the lowest price to date for the Pentagon's most expensive program.

'El Chapo' lawyers complain about strict New York jail conditions

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 12:35pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman complained on Friday that he was being subjected to excessive conditions of confinement in a federal jail and that his wife was not being allowed to visit him.

Transgender court hearing set amid fight over Trump nominee

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 12:26pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday scheduled oral arguments in a major dispute on transgender rights for March 28, when the U.S. Senate is set to be in the midst of a political fight over President Donald Trump's nominee to a vacant seat on the bench.

Eleven arrested during protest against conservative comedian at NYU

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 11:31am
(Reuters) - Eleven people have been arrested outside New York University during a heated protest against a conservative comedian who gave a speech at the school, police said on Friday.

More than 100,000 visas revoked amid Trump travel ban: reports

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 11:02am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 100,000 visas have been revoked in the wake of the Trump administrations recent travel ban on citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries, according to media reports on Friday.

French soldier shoots, wounds machete-wielding attacker at Paris Louvre

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 10:02am
PARIS (Reuters) - A French soldier shot and wounded a man armed with a machete and carrying two bags on his back on Friday as he tried to enter the Paris Louvre museum in what the government said appeared to have been a terrorist attack.

Trump aide cites 'massacre' that never occurred to defend immigrant ban

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 9:47am
(Reuters) - A Trump administration aide corrected herself on Friday after a wave of criticism for referencing a 2011 "massacre" in Kentucky that never occurred to defend President Donald Trump's temporary ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Trump to issue orders targeting Dodd-Frank, retirement advice rule

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 7:09am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will sign executive orders on Friday to review the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reforms and halt a Labor Department rule designed to curb potential conflicts among brokers who give retirement advice, according to a senior White House official.

U.S. technology startups panic over immigration ban

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 6:07am
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley venture capitalist Kate Mitchell said her startup companies have a message for their employees who are foreign nationals: Don't travel outside the country right now.

U.S. defense chief, in Japan, reaffirms commitment to defense treaty

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 4:38am
TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's defense secretary on Friday reaffirmed America's commitment to its mutual defense treaty with Japan during a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo.