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Car plows into pizzeria near Paris, killing 12-year-old girl

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 5:32pm
(Reuters) - A car plowed into the outdoor terrace of a pizzeria in the small town of Sept-Sorts east of Paris on Monday, killing a 12-year-old girl and seriously injuring several other people.

Trump's probe on China intellectual property theft could spur change

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 2:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump returned to Washington on Monday to authorize an inquiry into China's alleged theft of intellectual property, a step that analysts say is aimed at pressuring Beijing into a negotiated settlement to revise its practices.

'El Chapo' Guzman allowed to meet relative in U.S. jail: lawyer

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 11:55am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" who is jailed awaiting trial in the United States, may meet with a relative to discuss ways to pay for his defense, a lawyer for Guzman said on Monday.

California plans to sue Trump administration over sanctuary policy

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 11:06am
(Reuters) - California plans to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice over federal restrictions on some law enforcement grants to so-called sanctuary cities, a spokesperson for the California's attorney general office said on Monday.

Venezuela's Maduro seeks to capitalize on Trump's military threat

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 10:57am
CARACAS (Reuters) - While U.S. Vice President Mike Pence travels to Latin America tamping down concern over his boss's threat of possible military action in Venezuela, the country's leader Nicolas Maduro sought to capitalize on local outrage by holding an "anti-imperialist" protest on Monday.

Brexit campaigners launch bid to oust pro-EU finance minister

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 8:26am
LONDON (Reuters) - One of the most vocal pro-Brexit campaign groups launched a campaign on Monday to oust finance minister Philip Hammond from parliament, saying he is part of a plot to stop Britain leaving the European Union.

Merck CEO resigns from Trump council after Charlottesville

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 8:10am
(Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc Chief Executive Kenneth Frasier resigned from U.S. President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council on Monday, saying he was taking a stand against intolerance and extremism.

Voters sense betrayal in Britain's Brexit heartlands

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 7:04am
CHATHAM, England (Reuters) - There is a whiff of betrayal in the air across Britain's Brexit heartlands where many impatient voters fear Prime Minister Theresa May is going soft on implementing last year's decision to leave the European Union.

U.S. tax change proposals anger builders, realtors, charities

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 6:05am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With U.S. Congress members focused during their August recess on finding ways to lower the corporate tax rate, industry groups and other sectors of society are gearing up to fight proposed changes to the personal income tax.

Chinese state newspaper says Trump trade probe will 'poison' relations

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 5:08am
BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's order to his top trade adviser to investigate supposedly unfair Chinese trade practices will "poison" relations between the two countries, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Monday.

Korea tensions ease slightly as U.S. officials play down war risks

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 5:02am
SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - Tensions on the Korean peninsula eased slightly on Monday as South Korea's president said resolving Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions must be done peacefully and key U.S. officials played down the risk of an imminent war with North Korea.

Drilling ship leaves Vietnam oil block after China row

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:14am
HANOI (Reuters) - The drilling ship at the center of a row between Vietnam and China over oil prospecting in disputed waters in the South China Sea has arrived in waters off the Malaysian port of Labuan, shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon showed on Monday.

China a sweet spot for U.S. companies’ earnings in second quarter

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:13am
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Trade tensions between Washington and Beijing may be running high but Corporate America is finding China to be a reliable source of profit growth this year.

Driver accused of murder in Charlottesville violence faces court hearing

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:11am
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - A man said to have harbored Nazi sympathies as a teenager before a failed bid to join the U.S. Army was due in court on Monday to face charges he plowed his car into protesters opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia, killing a woman and injuring 19.

Fighters, refugees leave Lebanon enclave for Syria

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 3:18am
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The evacuation of a group of Syrian rebels and refugees from a border enclave in Lebanon back into Syrian territory started on Monday, Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar TV reported.

North Korea missile re-entry technology not perfected yet: South Korea

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 1:52am
SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea still does not appear to have mastered missile re-entry technology and will take at least one or two more years to do so, although its ability to miniaturize a nuclear warhead is advancing quickly, South Korea's vice defense minister said.

Trump's NAFTA autos goals to collide with industry as talks start

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:36am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration has set a collision course with the auto industry as it launches renegotiations of the 23-year-old NAFTA trade pact this week, aiming to shrink a growing trade deficit with Mexico and tighten the rules of origin for cars and parts.

Thomas wins PGA Championship for first major title

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 10:11pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Justin Thomas capped off a major season that belonged to an aggressive new breed of fearless young Americans when he stormed to a two-stroke victory at the PGA Championship on Sunday.

Gunmen kill at least 17 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 10:09pm
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Suspected jihadists killed at least 17 people and wounded eight during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital on Sunday, the communications' minister said, as security forces at the scene tried to end the attack.

Canadian church welcomes pastor home from North Korean prison

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 1:53pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - The congregation of one of Canada's largest churches welcomed their former pastor home on Sunday, the day after his return from North Korea, where he had been imprisoned for more than 2 1/2 years.