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'Trump formula'? North Korea says still open to talks after summit canceled

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:37pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea responded on Friday with measured tones to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to call off a historic summit with leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for next month, saying Pyongyang hoped for a "Trump formula" to resolve the standoff over its nuclear weapons program.

Hawaii helicopter evacuation readied as new lava stream hits ocean

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:03pm
PAHALA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A third lava flow from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano streamed into the ocean on Thursday as U.S. Marines Corps helicopters stood by to evacuate a Big Island community should molten rock or huge cracks block its final escape route.

Democrat running for Iowa governor quits after sex allegations

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:01pm
(Reuters) - A Democratic candidate among front-runners in the race for Iowa governor dropped out on Thursday after accusations of sexual misconduct by three women.

Mexico says will not renegotiate NAFTA under pressure, but makes new offer

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 7:34pm
MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mexico will not buckle to pressure to conclude the long-stalled renegotiation of NAFTA, President Enrique Pena Nieto's spokesman said on Thursday, but a source said the country made a new offer after the United States launched a probe exploring auto tariffs.

Google tries to ease tensions on eve of new EU privacy law

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 6:47pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google sought to ease online publisher concerns on Thursday about the effects European data privacy rules going into effect in just a few hours will have on their ad business.

Movie producer Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 6:25pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Film producer Harvey Weinstein was expected to surrender to New York police on Friday, months after he was toppled from Hollywood's most powerful ranks by scores of women accusing him of sexual assault, a person familiar with the case said.

Trump cancels summit with North Korea's Kim, warns that military ready

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 6:12pm
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called off a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for next month, citing Pyongyang's "open hostility," and warned that the U.S. military was ready in the event of any reckless acts by North Korea.

Democrats say briefings did not support Trump's claim of FBI 'spy'

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 6:09pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers said on Thursday they heard nothing in classified briefings by the FBI and intelligence officials to support President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated allegation that the agency placed a "spy" into his 2016 presidential campaign to help his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

Exclusive: U.S. bill would force tech companies to disclose foreign software probes

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 6:05pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. tech companies would be forced to disclose if they allowed American adversaries, like Russia and China, to examine the inner workings of software sold to the U.S. military under proposed legislation, Senate staff told Reuters on Thursday.

Former FBI Director Comey says agency cannot fight foreign propaganda

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 5:55pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Former U.S. FBI Director James Comey said that social media companies needed to "worry" about foreign political propaganda on their networks, but he had few ideas on how to counter it.

Movie producer Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges: media reports

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 3:43pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein, who went from one of Hollywood's most powerful film producers to being disgraced by accusations of sexual assault by scores of women, is expected to surrender to police and face charges in New York on Friday morning, the New York Times reported.

U.S. lawmakers confer with intelligence officials on FBI Russia probe

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 3:26pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior U.S. lawmakers attended classified briefings on Thursday on the FBI's probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election after President Donald Trump made unsubstantiated claims about a "spy" being used against his campaign, and a top Democrat said afterward he heard nothing to support Trump's allegation.

Exclusive: Canada PM raps possible U.S. auto tariffs, says linked to NAFTA

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 2:18pm
LA MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters) - A move by the United States to explore tariffs on auto imports is based on flimsy logic and is part of the pressure from Washington to renegotiate the NAFTA trade pact, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday.

Stock market value of Netflix eclipses Disney for first time

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 2:18pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Netflix's stock market value ballooned to a record $153 billion on Thursday and eclipsed Walt Disney Co for the first time, making it the world's most valuable entertainment company, following a monumental shift by viewers away from cinemas and cable television.

Facebook launches searchable archive of U.S. political ads

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 1:46pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Thursday launched an archive of U.S. political ads that appear on the world's largest social network, showing who paid for them and other details, after an outcry over Russians' alleged purchase of such ads during the 2016 elections.

U.S. House starts recess as immigration battle rages

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 1:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives broke on Thursday for an 11-day recess with majority Republicans deadlocked over legislation to protect "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation while President Donald Trump insisted that Congress meet all his hard-line immigration demands.

Trump asks if NFL players who protest should be in country

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:50pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed a decision by the National Football League to fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, saying in an interview broadcast on Thursday that if they do not want to stand, perhaps they should not be in the United States.

Trump pardons late black boxing champion Jack Johnson

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:48pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion who was jailed a century ago after having a relationship with a white woman.

U.S. auto import probe fans tariff fears, riles Asia, Europe

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:46pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. threat that it may introduce tariffs on foreign auto imports drew strong criticism on Thursday from the country's main business lobbying group, which warned of a "staggering" blow to the industry and the prospect of a global trade war.

New Italian government has little chance of staying the course

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:35pm
ROME (Reuters) - A new government is expected to take office in Italy next week after one of the longest periods of post-election flux in its history, but the fraught gestation might prove child's play by comparison with what comes next.