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Trump Jr.'s wife hospitalized after suspicious powder scare: police

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 3:59pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law Vanessa Trump was taken to a New York hospital on Monday after she opened a piece of mail containing an unidentified white powder that was later determined to be non-hazardous, officials said.

Wall Street bounces back after tumultuous week

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 3:48pm
(Reuters) - Wall Street's three major indexes rebounded on Monday with broad-based gains as investors regained some confidence after U.S. equities' biggest weekly drop in two years, but strategists stopped short of calling an end to the market pullback.

At long last, Senate to debate 'Dreamer' immigrants' future

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 3:34pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate was to begin a major, free-for-all immigration debate, its first in nearly five years, on Monday evening that could decide the fate of 700,000 "Dreamer" immigrants, young people brought into the country illegally years ago as children.

Obama unveils official portraits, jokes about wife's 'hotness'

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 3:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama joked about his ears and gray hair and praised his wife Michelle Obama's "hotness" at the unveiling of the couple's official portraits at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery on Monday.

White House dismisses idea of U.S.-Israel discussing settlement annexation

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 1:15pm
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United States dismissed as false an Israeli assertion on Monday that the two countries were discussing the possibility of Israel annexing Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, in a rare display of discord between U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Trump Jr.'s wife exposed to non-hazardous white powder: police

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 1:14pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Vanessa Trump, the wife of Donald Trump Jr., and two other people were taken to a hospital on Monday after she opened a piece of mail containing an unidentified white powder that was later determined not to be hazardous, New York officials said.

Trump budget cuts domestic programs, favors military and wall

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 1:02pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump proposed a budget on Monday that calls for cuts in domestic programs and seeks a sharp increase in military spending and funding for a wall on the Mexican border.

Deputy head of Oxfam quits as Haiti sex scandal escalates

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:58pm
LONDON (Reuters) - The deputy head of Oxfam resigned on Monday over what she said was the British charity's failure to adequately respond to past allegations of sexual misconduct by some of its staff in Haiti and Chad.

Ford expands 'Do Not Drive' warning to 33,000 more pickup trucks

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:46pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Monday warned an additional 33,000 owners of older pickup trucks in North America to stop driving them until potentially defective Takata Corp air bag inflators can be repaired.

Pence raises prospect of talks with North Korea while applying 'maximum pressure'

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:22pm
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Comments by Vice President Mike Pence suggest the Trump administration may be looking more favorably at direct U.S. diplomatic engagement with North Korea as South Korea considers a rare summit with its neighbor and long-time foe.

Unilever threatens to cut back online ads over 'toxic' content

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:29am
LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Unilever , one of the world's biggest spenders on advertising, has threatened to pull ads from digital platforms such as Facebook and Google if they "create division" in society or fail to protect children.

Murdoch pledges independent Sky News to smooth path for Fox deal

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:17am
LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox pledged to keep Sky News independent and continue funding the loss-making channel for five years, in an attempt to overcome regulatory concerns over its $15.7 billion takeover of pay-TV firm Sky.

Farage warns 'Brexit betrayal' would plunge UK into crisis

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 9:36am
LONDON (Reuters) - If Prime Minister Theresa May allows Brexit to be watered down or halted by supporters of European Union membership, Britain will be thrust into its gravest constitutional crisis since World War Two, Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage said.

Deputy head of UK charity Oxfam quits over Haiti sex scandal

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 9:27am
LONDON (Reuters) - The deputy head of Oxfam resigned on Monday over what she said was the British charity's failure to adequately respond to past allegations of sexual misconduct by some of its staff.

Tillerson announces mandatory sexual harassment training

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 8:54am
CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday that department employees must step in and intervene if they witness sexual harassment, one day after U.S. President Donald Trump expressed sympathy for those accused of harassment and not given due process.

Head held high, Kim's sister returns to North Korea

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 7:19am
SEOUL (Reuters) - A prim, young woman with a high forehead and hair half swept back quietly gazes at the throngs of people pushing for a glimpse of her, a faint smile on her lips and eyelids low as four bodyguards jostle around her.

Syrian frontline town divides NATO allies Turkey and U.S.

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 7:14am
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A dispute between Turkey and the United States over control of a north Syrian town has put the NATO allies on opposing sides of the conflict's front line, deepening a diplomatic rift ahead of a visit to Turkey by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Pence raises prospect of talks with North Korea alongside 'intensified' pressure

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 7:06am
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence suggest the United States may be looking more favorably at diplomatic engagement with North Korea as South Korea considers a rare summit with its neighbor and long-time foe.

Russia hunts for body fragments, clues after fatal plane crash

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:16am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Emergency workers in Russia searched snow-covered fields outside Moscow on Monday, looking for body fragments and clues after a fatal plane crash a day earlier killed all 71 people on board.

Pence raises prospect of talks with North Korea amid 'intensified' pressure

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 3:44am
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States may be looking more favorably at diplomatic engagement with North Korea, possibly holding dialogue, as South Korea pushes forward with plans to establish grounds for a rare summit between the two Koreas.

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