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China's Xi pledges to build 'modern socialist country'

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:33pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a critical Communist Party Congress on Wednesday with a pledge to build a "modern socialist country" that will never copy the political systems of others and will remain open to the world.

Hillary Clinton says U.S. threats of war with North Korea 'dangerous, short-sighted'

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:52pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that "cavalier" threats to start war on the Korean peninsula are "dangerous and short-sighted", urging the United States to get all parties to the negotiating table.

Hillary Clinton says threats to start war with North Korea 'dangerous, short-sighted'

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:03pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that "cavalier" threats to start war on the Korean peninsula are "dangerous and short-sighted", urging the United States to get all parties to the negotiating table.

U.S. senators reach bipartisan deal on Obamacare, Trump indicates support

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 8:47pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday reached a bipartisan agreement to shore up Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers that President Donald Trump planned to scrap, and the president indicated his support for the plan.

China's Xi says anti-graft campaign has 'overwhelming momentum'

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 8:46pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's campaign against corruption has achieved overwhelming momentum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, in a speech at the start of a Communist Party Congress.

Amazon Studios chief resigns after harassment allegations

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 7:54pm
(Reuters) - Amazon Studios chief Roy Price has resigned, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday, following allegations that he harassed a producer and took no action when an actress told him she was sexually assaulted by producer Harvey Weinstein.

NAFTA negotiators trade barbs, indicate wide differences

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 7:28pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. and Canadian and trade officials on Tuesday accused each other of sabotaging efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, even as they and Mexico agreed to extend talks into the first quarter of 2018.

Amazon Studios chief resigns after harassment reports

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 6:00pm
(Reuters) - Amazon Studios chief Roy Price has resigned, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday, following reports that he harassed a producer and ignored an actress's allegation of sexual assault by producer Harvey Weinstein.

Senate presses ex-Trump aide's son for documents in Russia probe: source

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 5:45pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has asked the son of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser to provide documents and testimony as part of the panel's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, a source familiar with the congressional matter told Reuters.

Judge blocks latest Trump curbs on people entering United States

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 5:29pm
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's latest bid to impose restrictions on citizens from several countries entering the United States, which would have taken effect this week.

Trump tax plan hits bump in Senate as Rand Paul weighs 'no' vote

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 5:25pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans scrambled on Tuesday to ensure support for a budget resolution vital to President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code, as one Republican fiscal hawk announced he might vote against the measure.

China's Xi to open Communist Party congress, likely signaling plans for next five years

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 5:15pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday opens a critical Communist Party congress expected to cement his authority with a closely watched address signaling how he intends to put that power to use during a second five-year term.

Senators reach bipartisan deal on Obamacare backed by Trump

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 5:09pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday announced a bipartisan breakthrough to shore up Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers that President Donald Trump planned to scrap, and the president voiced support for the plan.

Las Vegas gunman's estate could offer rare redress for victims

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:59pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Victims of mass shootings in the United States often win little or no damages from perpetrators but the Las Vegas massacre may be different because the shooter is thought to have been a wealthy man, lawyers said.

Instead of U.S. midterms, Sanders focuses on smaller races

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:09pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will focus on getting liberal candidates elected to state and local offices ahead of next year's midterm elections rather than on higher-profile U.S. congressional races, to help build a national progressive movement from the ground up.

Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:08pm
RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias in Syria declared victory over Islamic State in its capital Raqqa on Tuesday, raising flags over the last jihadist footholds after a four-month battle.

Instead of midterm elections, Sanders focuses on local, state races

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Bernie Sanders will focus on getting liberal candidates elected to state and local offices ahead of next year's midterm elections rather than on higher-profile U.S. congressional races, to help build a national progressive movement from the ground up.

Search on for dozens missing in California wildfires as evacuees return home

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 2:59pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue teams in Northern California combed through the debris of burned-out houses on Tuesday for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

Senators reach bipartisan deal on short-term Obamacare fix

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 2:59pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday announced a bipartisan breakthrough to shore up Obamacare, an agreement that would revive federal subsidies for health insurers, and President Donald Trump voiced support for the deal.

U.S. judge blocks latest Trump travel restrictions

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 2:55pm
SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's latest bid to impose restrictions on citizens from several countries entering the United States, which had been set to take effect this week.

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