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Trump versus Rwanda in trade battle over used clothes

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 3:10am
KIGALI/ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Early last year, weeks after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, a little known American trade association filed a petition with the U.S. Trade Representative.

General Electric's power unit fights for growth as wind, solar gain

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:33am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Vistra Energy Corp and Dominion Energy Inc – which serve about 5.5 million electricity customers in more than a dozen U.S. states – both say they are done building combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plants.

U.S. launches auto import probe, China says will defend interests

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:32pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration has launched a national security investigation into car and truck imports that could lead to new U.S. tariffs similar to those imposed on imported steel and aluminum in March.

Hawaii volcano belches new ash plume as geothermal wells secured

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:14pm
PAHALA, Hawaii (Reuters) - The restive Kilauea Volcano belched clouds of ash into the skies over Hawaii's Big Island twice more on Wednesday as civil defense authorities reported that pressurized geothermal wells at a nearby power plant had been spared from approaching lava.

United Air CEO grilled over NRA discount, workers rights at annual meeting

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 9:09pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - United Airlines executives faced questions about ending its discount for a gun rights group and how it treats its workers at the carrier's annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday.

U.S., in tit-for-tat, expels two Venezuelan envoys

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 8:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday it has ordered two Venezuelan diplomats to leave the United States within 48 hours, a move that follows Venezuela's decision to expel two American diplomats.

U.S. launches national security probe of vehicle imports

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 8:29pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Wednesday launched a national security investigation into car and truck imports that could lead to new U.S. tariffs similar to those imposed on imported steel and aluminum in March.

Wyoming approves controversial hunt of Yellowstone area grizzlies

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 7:48pm
PINEDALE, Wyo. (Reuters) - State wildlife officials approved plans on Wednesday for Wyoming's first season of grizzly bear hunting in 43 years, a move cheered by sportsmen but decried by Native Americans and conservation groups fighting to restore Endangered Species Act protections to the bears.

Pentagon uninvites China from major U.S. military exercise

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 7:30pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Wednesday uninvited China from a major U.S.-hosted naval drill in response to what it sees as Beijing's militarization of islands in the South China Sea, a decision China called unconstructive.

Hawaii volcano belches new ash plume as geothermal wells secured from harm

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 6:14pm
VOLCANO, Hawaii (Reuters) - The restive Kilauea Volcano belched clouds of ash into the skies over Hawaii's Big Island twice more on Wednesday as civil defense authorities reported that pressurized geothermal wells at a nearby power plant had been secured from approaching lava.

Trump's blocking of critics on Twitter violates Constitution: U.S. judge

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 6:12pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in New York on Wednesday ruled that President Donald Trump may not legally block Twitter users from his account on the social media platform based on their political views.

Trump may impose tariffs on car imports in latest trade move: sources

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 6:06pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering a proposal to impose new tariffs on imported vehicles, invoking a national security law used to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel, an administration official and three industry officials briefed on the matter said.

Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner gets security clearance back

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 5:12pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, has had his security clearance restored, allowing him access to classified information after losing the privilege in the fallout over a fired White House aide, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

Trump threatens aid cut to countries that do not stop MS-13 gang migrants

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:54pm
BETHPAGE, N.Y. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday he was working on a plan to reduce U.S. aid to countries he says are doing nothing to stop MS-13 gang members from crossing into the United States illegally.

U.S. cautions citizens in China after 'abnormal' sound incident

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 3:38pm
BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An American citizen working at the U.S. consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has reported suffering from "abnormal" sounds and pressure leading to a mild brain injury, the U.S. embassy said on Wednesday and China said it was investigating the incident.

Pompeo: U.S. will walk away from North Korea summit rather than take bad deal

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 3:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday Washington is prepared to walk away from nuclear talks with North Korea if an upcoming meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un heads in the wrong direction.

Trump blocking critics on Twitter violates Constitution: U.S. judge

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 3:30pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in New York on Wednesday ruled that President Donald Trump may not legally block Twitter users from his account on the social media platform based on their political views.

Iran leader: Europe must protect trade with Tehran to save nuclear deal

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 3:27pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's top leader set out a series of conditions on Wednesday for European powers if they want Tehran to stay in a nuclear deal after the U.S. exit, including steps to safeguard trade with Tehran and guarantee Iranian oil sales.

Trump threatens to cut aid to countries that do not stop MS-13 gang migrants

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 3:21pm
BETHPAGE, N.Y. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday he was working on a plan to reduce U.S. aid to countries he says are doing nothing to stop MS-13 gang members from crossing into the United States illegally.

Bowing to Trump, NFL will require players to stand for anthem

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 2:57pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League will fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, the league said on Wednesday in a victory for U.S. President Donald Trump, who loudly demanded an end to such protests last year.

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