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Maria becomes major hurricane, powers through Caribbean

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:27am
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria picked up strength and roared toward the Leeward Islands on Monday on a track that could whip several eastern Caribbean islands with their second major storm this month.

In first visit, Trump urges reform so U.N. can meet full potential

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:52am
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the United Nations for bloated bureaucracy and mismanagement on his first visit on Monday to U.N. headquarters, calling for "truly bold reforms" so it could be a greater force for world peace.

Trump adviser says U.S. still leaving Paris climate pact

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:36am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's top economic adviser said at the United Nations on Monday that the United States stands by its plans to abandon the Paris climate pact without a renegotiation favorable to Washington, a step for which the international community has little appetite.

Interior chief urges action at 10 U.S. monuments: Washington Post

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 8:23am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of Department of the Interior called for changes to 10 U.S. monuments, lifting restrictions on activities such as logging and mining, and shrinking the footprints of at least four of the sites, the Washington Post reported.

Putin to watch parachute drop, part of war games that have rattled West

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 8:20am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin arrived at a remote army training ground on Monday to watch a military parachute drop, part of Russia's biggest war games since 2013 that have the West looking on nervously.

Exclusive: 10,000 UK finance jobs affected in Brexit's first wave - Reuters survey

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 8:07am
LONDON (Reuters) - Around 10,000 finance jobs will be shifted out of Britain or created overseas in the next few years if the UK is denied access to Europe's single market, according to a Reuters survey of firms employing the bulk of workers in international finance.

U.S. and Iran argue over inspections at nuclear watchdog meeting

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 8:01am
VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States and Iran quarreled over how Tehran's nuclear activities should be policed at a meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Monday, in a row sparked last month by Washington's call for wider inspections.

From grudge to nudge: tech firms help insurers shift gear

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 7:10am
LONDON (Reuters) - Insurers are counting on real-time technology to help them cut back payouts, from a system warning ships of nearby pirates to an app offering to buy sleepy drivers a coffee on the motorway.

Korean peninsula draws range of military drills in show of force against North Korea

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 6:39am
BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.S. military staged bombing drills with South Korea over the Korean peninsula and Russia and China began naval exercises ahead of a U.N. General Assembly meeting on Tuesday where North Korea's nuclear threat is likely to loom large.

Six Dreamers sue Trump administration over DACA decision

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 6:03am
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Diego attorney Dulce Garcia has regularly defended clients in immigration court. Now, she is the one seeking legal relief.

Criticized by Trump, Iran nuclear deal faces tough scrutiny in U.N. talks

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 5:02am
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers faces a stern test at the United Nations this week as Europeans try to persuade a skeptical Trump administration to keep it, while Israel lobbies to turn up the pressure on its regional rival.

More than 80 arrested as riot police break up St. Louis protest over officer's acquittal

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 1:51am
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - More than 80 people were arrested on Sunday night as protests in St Louis over the acquittal of a white policeman who had shot a black man turned violent for a third night running.

'SNL,''Big Little Lies,' 'Handmaid's Tale' rule at Trump-flavored Emmys

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 11:17pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Handmaid's Tale" and political comedy "Veep" won the top prizes at the Emmy awards on Sunday, but satirical sketch show "Saturday Night Live" won the most Emmys overall on the back of a season of Donald Trump spoofs.

Hurricane Maria seen strengthening into major hurricane in next two days

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 10:51pm
(Reuters) - A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands on Sunday, with forecasters saying Maria would strengthen rapidly into a major hurricane in the next two days and rip into the Leeward Islands on Monday night.

Riot police break up St. Louis protest over officer's acquittal

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 10:47pm
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - St. Louis police in riot gear broke up a protest that turned rowdy on Sunday night with property damage including broken storefront windows, ordering protesters to disperse and making several arrests.

Fight over electoral district boundaries heads to Supreme Court

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 10:38pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It is a political practice nearly as old as the United States - manipulating the boundaries of legislative districts to help one party tighten its grip on power in a move called partisan gerrymandering - and one the Supreme Court has never curbed.

On third night, St. Louis protest of police acquittal turns rowdy

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 8:24pm
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - A largely peaceful protest in St. Louis of the acquittal of a white police officer in the 2011 shooting death of a black man turned rowdy on Sunday as a handful of demonstrators threw bottles in response to a police officer making arrests.

Hurricane Maria threatens weary Caribbean with more destruction

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 8:18pm
(Reuters) - A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands, with forecasters saying that Maria had strengthened into a hurricane on Sunday and would intensify before hitting the Leeward Islands on Monday night.

Trump, Nikki Haley to share U.S. spotlight at U.N. gathering

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 7:08pm
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - When President Donald Trump takes the world stage at the United Nations for the first time this week, he will share the spotlight with his envoy Nikki Haley, who has emerged as the surprising public face of U.S. foreign policy.

Cohen, close Trump business adviser, to testify in Senate on Tuesday

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 5:23pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michael Cohen, one of President Donald Trump's closest business advisers, said on Sunday he would testify on Tuesday to the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, as the panel investigates alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.