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Louisiana will not charge police who shot Alton Sterling

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 11:56am
(Reuters) - Louisiana will not charge two white police officers who in 2016 shot and killed Alton Sterling, one of series of black men slain by police that sparked protests across the United States, because evidence showed their actions were justified, a state official said on Tuesday.

U.S. consumer confidence ebbs, house prices surge

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 11:51am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence fell from more than a 17-year high in March amid stock market volatility, but households remained upbeat about labor market conditions, which could help to support consumer spending.

Exclusive: OPEC, Russia consider 10-20 year oil alliance - Saudi Crown Prince

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 11:05am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and Russia are working on a historic long-term pact that could extend controls over world crude supplies by major exporters for many years to come.

Appeals court revives Oracle's billion-dollar copyright claim against Google

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 10:51am
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday resurrected a multi-billion dollar copyright case brought by Oracle Corp against Google.

New York state will sue to block Census citizenship question

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 10:35am
(Reuters) - New York state's attorney general said on Tuesday he will lead a multistate lawsuit to try to stop the federal government from asking people whether they are citizens in the 2020 Census, arguing the move will discourage immigrants from participating.

Thousands more leave Syria's Ghouta, rebels await Russian decision

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 10:28am
BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Thousands of people departed eastern Ghouta for Syrian rebel territory near the Turkish border on Tuesday, the third group to leave under a deal brokered by Russia to surrender the enclave near Damascus to the Syrian government.

Akzo Nobel reshapes business with 10 billion euro sale

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 7:12am
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Akzo Nobel will sell its chemicals business in a 10.1 billion euro ($12.6 billion) deal to buyers led by Carlyle Group, the maker of Dulux paints said on Tuesday, making good on a promise made as it fought off a takeover last year.

Facebook's Zuckerberg will not answer UK lawmakers' questions over data scandal

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 5:57am
LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg will not answer questions from British lawmakers over how millions of users' data got into the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica as the company faces further pressure on both sides of the Atlantic.

GSK buys out Novartis in $13 billion consumer healthcare shake-up

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 5:45am
ZURICH (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline is buying Novartis out of their consumer healthcare joint venture for $13 billion, taking full control of products including Sensodyne toothpaste, Panadol headache tablets, muscle gel Voltaren, and Nicotinell patches.

Train believed carrying top North Korean delegation leaves Beijing

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 5:37am
BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - A train believed to be carrying a senior North Korean delegation left the Chinese capital on Tuesday following a dramatic whirlwind visit that some reports said included the country's leader, Kim Jong Un.

Akzo Nobel sells chemicals business to Carlyle for 10.1 billion euros

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 4:28am
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Akzo Nobel has agreed to sell its specialty chemicals business to investors led by U.S. private equity firm Carlyle Group for 10.1 billion euros ($12.6 billion), including debt -- a milestone for the Dutch company as it struggles to recover from a tempestuous 2017.

Exclusive: Satellite images reveal show of force by Chinese navy in South China Sea

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 4:20am
HANOI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Dozens of Chinese naval vessels are exercising this week with an aircraft carrier in a large show of force off Hainan island in the South China Sea, satellite images obtained by Reuters show.

Former Michigan State dean faces charges stemming from Nassar scandal

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 3:52am
DETROIT (Reuters) - Charges will be announced on Tuesday against a former Michigan State University dean who supervised ex-USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar before Nassar was convicted of sexually abusing female athletes, a county sheriff said.

Australia hints at possible World Cup boycott over nerve agent attack

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 2:57am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia said on Tuesday it will expel two Russian diplomats in response to a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain that the British government has blamed on Moscow and hinted at a possible boycott of the World Cup.

Akzo Nobel to sell chemicals arm to Carlyle, GIC for 10 billion euros

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 2:06am
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Akzo Nobel has agreed to sell its specialty chemicals business to U.S. private equity firm Carlyle Group and Singapore's GIC [GIC.UL] for 10.1 billion euros ($12.6 billion), including debt.

GSK buys Novartis stake in consumer healthcare venture for $13 billion

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 1:23am
ZURICH (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline said on Tuesday it will buy Novartis's 36.5 percent stake in their consumer healthcare joint venture for $13 billion in cash, and will also begin a strategic review of some other businesses.

U.S. to add citizenship question in 2020 Census: Commerce Dept

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 12:50am
(Reuters) - A question about citizenship status will be reinstated on the 2020 Census to help enforce the Voting Rights Act, federal officials said on Monday, amid concerns that the change will compromise the accuracy of the population count.

Stocks cheered by chance of trade detente, dollar downcast

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 12:15am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets sprang higher on Tuesday as reports of behind-the-scenes talks between the United States and China rekindled hopes that a damaging trade war could be averted, in turn sapping life from the dollar and yen.

South Korea says watching China closely as senior North Korean visits

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 11:38pm
BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Tuesday it was closely watching events that are unfolding rapidly in Beijing, where diplomatic sources said a senior North Korean official was visiting amid reports it was leader Kim Jong Un ahead of a series of historic summits.

Arizona governor suspends Uber's ability to test self-driving cars

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 9:14pm
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Reuters) - The governor of Arizona on Monday suspended Uber's ability to test self-driving cars on public roads in the state following a fatal crash last week that killed a 49-year-old pedestrian.