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Cabin or hold? Tech ban latest step in bomb detection battle

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 6:55am
PARIS/DUBAI (Reuters) - A ban on large carry-on electronics on some international flights lays bare a high-stakes scientific battle between militant groups and security chiefs that has already dramatically altered airline travel, especially since the September 2001 attacks in the United States.

As Trump targets energy rules, oil companies downplay their impact

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 6:08am
BOSTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s White House has said his plans to slash environmental regulations will trigger a new energy boom and help the United States drill its way to independence from foreign oil.

High stakes for Trump in vote on healthcare plan

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 5:22am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump may face his first major legislative hurdle on Thursday: a do-or-die vote in the House of Representatives on a plan that would roll back the signature healthcare law of former President Barack Obama.

Supreme Court nomination fight puts focus on vulnerable Democrats

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 5:13am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As a grueling U.S. Senate confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch finishes on Thursday, the spotlight turns to whether he will gain the support of vulnerable Democratic senators who are up for re-election in 2018.

Exclusive: U.S. embassies ordered to identify population groups for tougher visa screening

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 5:05am
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. diplomatic missions to identify "populations warranting increased scrutiny" and toughen screening for visa applicants in those groups, according to diplomatic cables seen by Reuters.

China says U.S. should respect China's air defense zone

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:02am
BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday the United States should respect its air defense identification zone (ADIZ), after CNN reported China had warned a U.S. bomber it was illegally flying inside China's self-declared zone in the East China Sea.

British police arrest seven in probe into attack on parliament

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 3:05am
LONDON (Reuters) - British police have arrested seven people in the investigation into an attacker who killed three people and injured about 40 before being shot to death by police, Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer said on Thursday.

Senate panel to weigh confirmation for SEC nominee Clayton

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 2:50am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jay Clayton, the Wall Street attorney tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will face questions on his vision for the agency at his confirmation hearing on Thursday before the Senate Banking Committee.

Another Socialist government member backs Macron with French election just a month away

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 2:36am
PARIS (Reuters) - A second member of the French government of Socialist President Francois Hollande changed camp on Thursday, announcing that he was backing centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron instead of the Socialist Party contender in the presidential election.

Japan principal of scandal-hit school says he got donation from PM's wife

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 2:29am
TOKYO (Reuters) - The head of a Japanese nationalist school at the heart of a swirling political scandal said in sworn testimony in parliament on Thursday that he received a donation of 1 million yen from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife in her husband's name.

Exclusive: Westinghouse's clients gear up for bankruptcy fight - sources

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 2:18am
(Reuters) - The U.S. utilities that are clients of Toshiba Corp's nuclear power plant construction subsidiary, Westinghouse Electric Co LLC, have hired advisers to prepare for its potential bankruptcy, according to people familiar with the matter.

Police officer, three others killed in Wisconsin shooting: reports

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:08am
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A police officer and three other people were killed in a string of shootings, including at a bank and a law firm, in central Wisconsin following what police referred to as domestic incident, media reported on Wednesday.

France's Macron seen winning presidential vote: poll

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:07pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Centrist Emmanuel Macron is projected to come out on top in the first round of France's presidential election next month ahead of far-right leader Marine Le Pen before going on to win in a runoff, a Harris Interactive poll showed on Thursday.

With Sears' future in doubt, vendors begin pulling back

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 8:08pm
(Reuters) - Suppliers to Sears Holdings Corp told Reuters they are doubling down on defensive measures, such as reducing shipments and asking for better payment terms, to protect against the risk of nonpayment as the company warned about its finances.

Trump sends holiday greetings to Iranians, does not mention travel ban

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 6:34pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, who has sought to ban travelers from Iran and other Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States, issued a holiday greeting on Wednesday to Iranians celebrating the New Year holiday known as Nowruz.

Black lawmakers meet with Trump about infrastructure, reducing crime

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 6:18pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus met with President Donald Trump on Wednesday about infrastructure and reducing urban crime, calling the sit-down a "positive" first step toward finding common ground.

NATO Secretary General says looking for date for minister talks

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:47pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg agreed with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday to look for a date that would allow all NATO allies to attend a meeting of foreign ministers.

Trump Tantrum looms on Wall Street if healthcare effort stalls

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:13pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump Trade could start looking more like a Trump Tantrum if the new U.S. administration's healthcare bill stalls in Congress, prompting worries on Wall Street about tax cuts and other measures aimed at promoting economic growth.

Northern Ireland braces for uncertain new era after McGuinness

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 3:41pm
LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - As the tricolor-draped coffin of former IRA commander turned peacemaker Martin McGuinness was carried to his Londonderry home this week, people across Northern Ireland's sectarian divide were nervously eyeing a new era of uncertainty.

Lawmaker suggests U.S. surveillance of foreigners picked up Trump calls

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 3:16pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives intelligence committee said on Wednesday some of President Donald Trump's personal communications may have been caught up in "incidental" surveillance involving a foreign power in the months after the election.