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Rival Libyan kingpins break the ice in Abu Dhabi

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:19pm
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libya's eastern military commander met the head of its U.N.-backed government on Tuesday, ending a 16-month standoff that has undermined diplomatic efforts to unify a country riven by factional fighting since 2011.

Tesla is most painful stock for short sellers in 2017

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 2:30pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Traders short selling Tesla's soaring stock have lost $3.7 billion this year, eclipsing the combined losses of traders shorting Apple , Amazon.com and Netflix .

U.S., China talk firmer U.N. response to North Korea's missiles: diplomats

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 2:27pm
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is negotiating with China on a possible stronger U.N. Security Council response - such as sanctions - to North Korea's repeated ballistic missile launches, which the 15-member body normally condemns in a statement, diplomats said.

Trump nominee for China ambassador promises firm line on Beijing

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 1:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's nominee for ambassador to China promised on Tuesday to take a firm line with Beijing on issues from North Korea to trade disputes and human rights, and seemed poised for an easy confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

Le Pen says capital controls an option during Frexit talks if she wins election

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 12:43pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Far-right presidential challenger Marine Le Pen refused to rule out capital controls if she won the election and there was a run on banks as she negotiated France's exit from the European Union, but stressed they were unlikely to be needed.

Republicans still short of votes to pass U.S. healthcare overhaul

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 12:21pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday they were closer to agreeing on a reworked bill to overhaul the nation's healthcare system but still lacked the votes to pass it, as President Donald Trump pressed lawmakers for a vote.

Generation Macron: Young liberal EU leaders rally behind French 'Kennedy'

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 11:17am
BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - If Emmanuel Macron wins Sunday's French presidential run-off, Europe's pro-EU liberals will finally have their champion.

U.S. lawmakers press United on man dragged off plane

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 9:45am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers harshly criticized United Airlines Inc on Tuesday, demanding answers from the carrier's apologetic chief executive after a passenger was dragged off an overbooked flight last month.

GM, Ford and Toyota all post U.S. sales declines in April

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 9:31am
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Toyota Motor Corp, the top three automakers in the United States, on Tuesday all posted lower new vehicle sales in April in a fresh sign the long boom cycle for the auto industry is losing steam.

Trump suggests Republicans use 'nuclear option' to pass laws

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 9:29am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday Republicans should consider changing Senate rules to make it easier to pass legislation without any Democratic support, as they have already done to get a Supreme Court nominee approved.

House Republicans shy of votes to pass healthcare reform: lawmaker

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 9:20am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. House of Representatives Freedom Caucus said on Tuesday that Republicans still lack the votes to pass a reform bill to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system.

Putin says wants impartial investigation into Syria chemical attack

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 9:19am
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russia condemns the use of chemical weapons by anyone and wants a full and impartial investigation into last month's poison gas attack on the Syrian city of Khan Sheikhoun, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.

Wall St. flat as Fed meet kicks off; Nasdaq hits record

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 9:06am
(Reuters) - Wall Street was little changed on Tuesday, with the Nasdaq Composite edging lower after eking out another record high, as the Federal Reserve's meeting kicks off.

Philippines says Trump recognized 'great job' Duterte is doing

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 7:58am
MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump was aware of the criticism Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte had received over his controversial war on drugs, but praised him for doing a "great job" when they spoke, Duterte's spokesman said on Tuesday.

Turkey's EU dream is over, for now, top official says

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 6:38am
VALLETTA (Reuters) - Turkey under President Tayyip Erdogan has turned its back on joining the European Union, at least for now, the bloc's top official dealing with Ankara said, offering economic cooperation instead if both sides can restore friendly ties.

Britain's May says EU united in getting deal that 'works for them'

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 6:23am
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May warned British voters on Tuesday that the 27 other EU countries were determined to win a divorce deal that "works for them", using criticism that she had "illusions" over the talks to bolster her election campaign.

Hollywood writers reach tentative deal with studios, averting strike

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 6:03am
(Reuters) - Hollywood writers said they reached a tentative deal with representatives of movie and television studios on a new contract early on Tuesday, averting a strike that could have blacked out talk shows and soap operas.

How two cutting edge U.S. nuclear projects bankrupted Westinghouse

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:44am
WILMINGTON, Del./NEW YORK (Reuters) - In 2012, construction of a Georgia nuclear power plant stalled for eight months as engineers waited for the right signatures and paperwork needed to ship a section of the plant from a factory hundreds of miles away.

Le Pen aides brush off plagiarism of Fillon in French election speech

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:00am
PARIS (Reuters) - Aides of French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Tuesday brushed off criticism of her use of phrases lifted straight from a speech by conservative rival Francois Fillon in her May Day address to supporters.

Hi-tech leads Asia share rally, dollar at one-month high vs yen

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 8:04pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares advanced on Tuesday, helped by rising optimism on the technology industry and easing concerns over North Korea, while the dollar edged up to one-month high versus the yen.

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