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Homicide in Baltimore breaks 'ceasefire' meant to reduce violence

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 12:33am
(Reuters) - A 24-year-old man was shot and killed in Baltimore on Saturday, police said, breaking a 72-hour "ceasefire" called by activists who had pleaded for a pause in the city's record homicide rate.

Duterte's 'Build, Build, Build' plans hit Philippine peso

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 10:30pm
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine construction firm Teravera Corp is planning to raise a fourth dollar loan in a year, after borrowing around $2.5 million to buy dozens of excavators, road rollers and dump trucks from China, South Korea and Japan.

Venezuela restores opposition leader Lopez to house arrest: wife

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 10:22pm
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities returned opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez to his home, where he is serving house arrest, after having transferred him to a military prison on Tuesday, his wife said via Twitter.

Trump eyes top policy aide for communications director role: official

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 6:47pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House may appoint a senior policy adviser with hardline views on immigration, who recently sparred with reporters in a televised briefing, as its new communications director, a senior administration official said on Saturday.

United Nations bans key North Korea exports over missile tests

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 4:08pm
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash by a third the Asian state's $3 billion annual export revenue over Pyongyang's two July intercontinental ballistic missile tests.

Gone fishing: Russia's Putin bares chest on Siberian lake trip

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 11:26am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin stripped to his waist to brave the cold waters of a mountain lake as part of a three-day fishing and hunting trip in the Siberian wilderness, the Kremlin said.

After sanctions, Tillerson may find Russia talks an uphill climb

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 11:08am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has the unenviable task of exploring U.S.-Russian cooperation following Washington's latest sanctions on Russia and Moscow's expulsion of U.S. diplomats.

Venezuelan chief prosecutor's office blocked by security forces

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:11am
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan security forces took up positions outside the office of the country's chief prosecutor on Saturday, a day after the government inaugurated a new legislative body that the prosecutor said was fraudulently elected.

Rouhani, embarking on second term in Iran, asks Europe not to side with Trump

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:02am
LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is being sworn-in for a further term on Saturday, has accused the United States of trying to undermine Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers, and urged European countries not to side with Washington.

As shootings soar, Chicago police use technology to predict crime

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 5:25am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a control room at a police headquarters on Chicago's South Side, officers scan digital maps on big screens to see where a computer algorithm predicts crime will happen next.

Russia's Kislyak: talks with Trump's ex-security aide 'absolutely transparent'

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 5:06am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's former ambassador to Washington, Sergei Kislyak, said on Saturday his conversations with former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn had been transparent and focused on matters of U.S.-Russia cooperation.

Southeast Asian states say Korea standoff threatens global peace

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 5:03am
MANILA (Reuters) - Southeast Asian foreign ministers expressed grave concern on Saturday about rising tensions on the Korean peninsula stemming from long-range missile tests by North Korea that "seriously threaten" global peace and security.

Tesla lowers price of Model X, saying margins improved

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 4:50am
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Inc on Friday lowered the base price of its Model X SUV to $79,500 and said improving margins were behind the move, which came as the automaker is ramping up production of its new lower-priced Model 3.

Professor, Oxford employee arrested in California over Illinois stabbing

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 3:16am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Police in California arrested on Friday a Northwestern University professor from Illinois and an employee of Britain's Oxford University, who were both sought in connection with a fatal stabbing in Chicago last week, authorities said.

Nissan Mississippi workers vote heavily against unionization

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 12:44am
CINCINNATI (Reuters) - Workers at Nissan Motor Co Ltd's plant in Canton, Mississippi, voted nearly two to one against union representation, the company and the United Auto Workers (UAW) said late on Friday.

Special counsel Mueller asks White House for Flynn documents: New York Times

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 8:53pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Investigators working for U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating whether President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign colluded with Russia, have asked the White House for documents related to his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the New York Times reported on Friday.

Google tests publishing tech similar to Snapchat: source

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 6:24pm
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is developing technology that media companies could use to create stories similar to those found on Snapchat's "Discover" platform, a person familiar with the plans said on Friday.

Berkshire profit falls as underwriting loss offsets railroad gains

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:52pm
(Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday reported a 15 percent drop in second-quarter profit, as lower investment gains and a loss from insurance underwriting offset improvement in its BNSF railroad business.

U.S. submits formal notice of withdrawal from Paris climate pact

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:25pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has officially informed the United Nations it will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement in a document issued on Friday, but left the door open to re-engaging if the terms improved for the United States.

Yemenis, Iranians sue U.S. State Dept, ask for visas to be processed

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 2:55pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dozens of Yemenis and Iranians who won the chance to immigrate to the United States sued the U.S. State Department on Friday for not processing their visa applications after President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban was reinstated.