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Trump blasts attorney general, questions Ukraine role in U.S. election with no evidence

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 5:49am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday continued to blast the investigation into alleged Russian meddling into last year's U.S. election, slamming his attorney general for not investigating his presidential rival in the race and raising questions, without offering evidence, about Ukraine's role.

Prospect of Trump tariff casts pall over U.S. solar industry

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:27am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. solar companies are snapping up cheap imported solar panels ahead of a trade decision by the Trump administration that could drive up costs and cloud the fortunes of one of the economy's brightest stars.

Exclusive: Australia to accept first Central American refugees under U.S. deal - sources

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 2:23am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will accept several dozen Central American refugees within the next few months, two sources familiar with the process told Reuters, the first transfers under a controversial refugee swap arrangement agreed with the United States.

House expected to approve Russia sanctions bill limiting Trump's influence

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:24am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote overwhelmingly on Tuesday for a bill that would slap new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, potentially complicating President Donald Trump's hopes of pursuing improved relations with Moscow.

Citigroup hosts investors for first time since the financial crisis

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:22am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the first time since receiving three government bailouts during the 2007-2009 financial crisis, Citigroup Inc on Tuesday is holding a day-long conference for investors, marking another step in the recovery of what was once the biggest U.S. bank.

McCain to return for pivotal Senate vote on healthcare

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:03am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John McCain will make a return to the U.S. capitol on Tuesday to play what could be a crucial role in keeping Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare afloat.

U.S. judge halts deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:48pm
DETROIT (Reuters) - A federal judge in Michigan halted on Monday the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals from the United States, the latest legal victory for the Iraqi nationals facing deportation in a closely watched case.

Unrest bubbles among Trump's key foreign policy aides: sources

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 7:34pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Frustration is mounting among leading foreign policy officials in President Donald Trump's administration as they chafe at some policy and bureaucratic defeats and complain they lack independence to do their jobs, officials say.

Israel to replace metal detectors in Jerusalem with smart surveillance

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 7:23pm
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel decided on Tuesday to remove metal detectors it had placed at the entrance to a holy site in Jerusalem's Old City and replace them with smart, less obtrusive surveillance means, a Cabinet statement said.

Senator Corker says no deal yet on Russia sanctions bill

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 6:52pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Long-delayed legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia hit another snag on Monday when the influential Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said the announcement of a deal to move the bill forward was premature.

Qualcomm accuses tech group of 'misdirecting' trade regulators

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 6:25pm
(Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc fired back in its case against Apple Inc on Monday, accusing its critics of waging a "coordinated effort aimed at misdirecting" trade regulators.

Chinese shipbuilders tap rising cruise demand, rattle European rivals

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 6:19pm
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - European shipbuilders' dominance in the $117 billion passenger ship industry may come under threat as Chinese rivals move into the sector to tap booming local demand for cruise holidays.

'Pharma bro' Shkreli says he will not testify in securities fraud trial

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 5:23pm
(Reuters) - Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur vilified as the "pharma bro" for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, said on Monday in federal court that he would not testify in his securities fraud trial.

Justin Bieber cancels rest of 'Purpose' tour without explanation

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:40pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Justin Bieber on Monday canceled the remainder of his "Purpose" world tour citing "unforeseen circumstances" but gave no specific reasons.

U.S. judge allows Trump election commission to seek voting data

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:36pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's commission investigating voter fraud may request voter roll data from U.S. states, a federal judge ruled on Monday, in a setback for groups that contend the effort could infringe on privacy rights.

Republicans in House push for Congressional Budget Office cuts

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:15pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are seeking to add an amendment this week to spending legislation that would slash the number of staff at the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

Alphabet beats Wall Street estimates; revenue up 21 percent

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:08pm
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc surpassed expectations for quarterly revenue and earnings on Monday, reporting higher advertising sales across its platforms and trying to move past a record $2.7 billion European Union fine by taking the entire charge at once.

Congressman proposes ban on Trump hotels use by U.S. government

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 3:43pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives proposed legislation on Monday to bar the U.S. government from renting rooms at President Donald Trump's hotels for official business.

Medicaid, pension costs create budget complications for U.S. states: report

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 3:01pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A sluggish forecast for U.S. economic growth as well as an increase in U.S. states' Medicaid and pension contribution costs is creating a budgetary squeeze in many state capitols, according to a research report issued by S&P Global Ratings on Monday.

EU increases pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter over user terms

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 1:46pm
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union authorities have increased pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter to amend their user terms to bring them in line with EU law after proposals submitted by the tech giants were considered insufficient.