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Sessions refuses to discuss conversations with Trump on Russia

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 1:21pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused on Wednesday to answer lawmakers' questions about his discussions with President Donald Trump on Russia and denied lying to Congress about his own contacts with Russians during the 2016 election campaign.

Native American tribe holding patents sues Amazon and Microsoft

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:31am
(Reuters) - A Native American tribe sued Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp in federal court in Virginia on Wednesday for infringing supercomputer patents it is holding for a technology firm.

Trump backs away from Senate deal on stabilizing Obamacare

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:08am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday backed away from a bipartisan deal from two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers, one day after signaling his support for the plan.

Ford to recall about 1.3 million trucks in North America for door latch fix

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:52am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it would recall about 1.3 million 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks in North America to add water shields to side door latches at a cost of $267 million.

Three dead in shooting at Maryland workplace: sheriff

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:50am
(Reuters) - Three people were killed and two wounded on Wednesday in a shooting at an Edgewood, Maryland, stone countertop company, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said.

U.S., Russia set for likely U.N. row over Syria toxic gas inquiry

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:24am
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday it would push the United Nations Security Council to renew within days an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, setting the stage for a likely showdown with Russia.

Four Britons kidnapped in Nigeria's Delta state: police

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:09am
YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Four Britons have been kidnapped in Nigeria's southern Delta state, a police official said on Wednesday.

Trump backs away from bipartisan Senate healthcare bill

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 9:01am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday backed away from a bipartisan deal on healthcare reached by two senators a day earlier, saying he could never support legislation "bailing out" insurance companies.

U.S. Senate backers of Obamacare deal seek support but prospects unclear

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 8:44am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Proponents of a bipartisan deal struck by two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare sought on Wednesday to win Republican support for the measure, which would restore subsidies to health insurers that President Donald Trump has scrapped.

Ford to recall about 1.3 million vehicles in North America

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 8:11am
The No.2 U.S. automaker said the safety recall is due to frozen door latch or a bent or kinked actuation cable in the affected vehicles, that may result in a door not opening or closing.

Senate backers of deal to stabilize Obamacare seek to build support

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:45am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Proponents of a bipartisan deal struck by two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare were seeking on Wednesday to win Republican support for the measure, which would restore subsidies to health insurers that President Donald Trump has scrapped.

Billionaire Branson targeted in $5 million scam 'straight out of le Carre'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:24am
LONDON (Reuters) - Richard Branson, billionaire founder of the Virgin group, has revealed he was targeted by a fraudster posing as Britain's defense minister who tried to get him to contribute $5 million to a supposed secret ransom payment.

Khamenei says Iran will 'shred' nuclear deal if U.S. quits it

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:21am
ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran would stick to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers as long as the other signatories respected it, but would "shred it" if the United States pulled out, state TV reported.

Turkey says will not submit to 'impositions' from United States in visa crisis

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:16am
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will not submit to "impositions" from the United States over an on-going visa crisis and will reject any conditions it cannot meet, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.

Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rams police truck, kills seven

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:00am
QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rammed a car into a police truck in the southwestern city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least seven people, police said.

Seoul considers unilateral sanctions against North Korea

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:56am
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is considering levying its own sanctions on North Korea as the isolated state ramps up tension with its missile and nuclear provocations, the South's vice foreign minister said on Wednesday, but no decision had been made yet.

Smugglers offer new routes to Europe for jobless Tunisians

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:45am
OFF THE TUNISIAN COAST (Reuters) - Tunisian smugglers are offering migrants seeking a fresh start in Europe a new route from Africa to Italy.

China's Xi lays out vision for 'new era' led by 'still stronger' Communist Party

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:31am
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a critical Communist Party Congress on Wednesday with a pledge to build a "modern socialist country" for a "new era" that will be proudly Chinese, steadfastly ruled by the party but open to the world.

Defeat of Islamic State in Raqqa may herald wider struggle for U.S.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:59am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The defeat of Islamic State in its de facto capital Raqqa may only be the start of a wider struggle by the United States to contain any insurgency launched by the militant group and to stabilize the region, as Washington grapples with defining a comprehensive strategy in Syria.

Blast kills security forces in Pakistani city of Quetta: TV

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:01am
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - An explosion that hit a vehicle killed several Pakistani security forces on Wednesday in the southwestern city of Quetta, television channels said.

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