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Tyson Foods eyes higher wages as U.S. labor market tightens

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:16am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc , the biggest U.S. chicken company, said on Wednesday it may raise wages again for workers at all of its poultry plants, a sign of an intensifying battle for employees in a tightening labor market.

Thai police to review procedures for taking down content after Facebook killing

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:40pm
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Police in Thailand on Wednesday said they would discuss how to speed up taking down "inappropriate online content" after a man broadcast himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook.

Eighth time lucky: NASA launches super balloon to collect near space data

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:48pm
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A stadium-sized pressure balloon launched by NASA in New Zealand began collecting data in near space on Wednesday, beginning a 100-day planned journey after several launch attempts were thwarted by storms and cyclones.

Trump tax plan will sharply slash corporate tax rates

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:30pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is proposing to slash the corporate income tax rate and offer multinational businesses a steep tax break on overseas profits brought into the United States, officials said late on Tuesday.

Trump administration to review dozens of U.S. national monuments

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 8:22pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday will order a review of national monuments created over the past 20 years with an aim toward rescinding or resizing some of them - part of a broader push to reopen areas to drilling, mining and other development.

Palantir settles U.S. lawsuit charging bias against Asians

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 7:30pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The data analytics and security company Palantir Technologies Inc has agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million to resolve charges it discriminated against Asian applicants for engineering jobs at its Palo Alto, California, office, the U.S. Labor Department said on Tuesday.

U.S. military begins moving THAAD missile defense to South Korea site: media

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 6:15pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.S. military has started moving parts of the controversial THAAD anti-missile defense system into a planned deployment site in South Korea, Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday, amid high tensions over North Korea's missile and nuclear programs.

Macron, Le Pen trade accusations in French election race

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 6:02pm
PARIS (Reuters) - France's two presidential candidates traded barbs on Tuesday with centrist Emmanuel Macron accusing far-right rival Marine Le Pen of promoting hatred, while she labeled him as the "candidate of the oligarchy."

U.S. FCC to launch 'comprehensive review' of media regulations

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:34pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday said the top U.S. telecommunications regulator will launch a "comprehensive review" of regulations that restrict consolidation among media companies, potentially opening the door to a new wave of deals among broadcasters and newspapers.

Erdogan says Turkey won't wait at Europe's door forever

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:44pm
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will not wait at Europe's door forever and is ready to walk away from EU accession talks if rising Islamophobia and hostility from some member states persist, President Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters in a wide-ranging interview on Tuesday.

U.S. judge blocks Trump sanctuary city order

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:27pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's executive order which sought to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities for immigrants.

Former U.S. officials to testify at May 8 Senate hearing on Russia probe

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:21pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two former U.S. officials, intelligence director James Clapper and deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, will testify next month in a congressional investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Tuesday.

Mexico talks tough on Trump with NAFTA talks looming

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:16pm
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government on Tuesday said it would fight any measures in a U.S. tax overhaul that broke international trade rules, and threatened to review cross-border cooperation on migration and security if upcoming negotiations founder.

Former Trump adviser Flynn likely broke law with Russia trip: lawmakers

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:23pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn likely broke the law by failing to get permission to be paid for a trip to Russia in 2015, the leaders of the House of Representatives oversight panel said on Tuesday.

Booed in Berlin for praising father, Ivanka Trump says fine-tuning role

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:21pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - Ivanka Trump was booed in Berlin on Tuesday when she described her father Donald as a "tremendous champion of supporting families" and said she was still fine-tuning her role as first daughter and informal White House adviser.

U.S. government shutdown threat recedes after Trump's wall concession

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:44am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The threat of a U.S. government shutdown this weekend appeared to recede on Tuesday after President Donald Trump backed away from a demand that Congress include funding for his planned border wall with Mexico in a spending bill.

Trudeau vows to defend Canada interests as U.S. targets lumber, Canadian dollar falls

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:40am
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to stand up for Canadian interests on Tuesday after the U.S. imposed new tariffs on softwood lumber and trade tensions between the two countries escalated, sending the Canadian dollar to a 14-month low.

Exclusive: Boeing near decision to launch 737-10 jet - sources

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 5:49am
PARIS (Reuters) - Boeing is nearing a decision to launch a larger version of its 737 workhorse jet within two months to counter strong sales of the Airbus A321neo, after a breakthrough on the design for one of its parts, industry sources said.

Le Pen's father criticizes her presidential campaign as she steps back from party

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:28am
PARIS (Reuters) - French far-right veteran Jean-Marie Le Pen said on Tuesday his daughter Marine, who faces centrist Emmanuel Macron in a May 7 presidential runoff, should have campaigned more aggressively for Sunday's first round, following the example of Donald Trump.

Air strikes kill at least 12, damage hospital in Syria's Idlib: medics, monitor

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:59am
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian or Russian air strikes killed more than a dozen people and severely damaged a hospital in and around a town in rebel-held Idlib province on Tuesday, local medical workers and a monitoring group said.