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Trump: military solutions 'locked and loaded' against North Korea threat

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 6:43am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump issued another warning to North Korea on Friday with a reference to American weapons as being "locked and loaded."

Exclusive: Saudi Arabia favours New York for Aramco listing despite risks - sources

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 6:09am
DUBAI/RIYADH/LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia favours New York for the main foreign listing of state oil giant Aramco, even though some financial and legal advisers have recommended London as a less problematic and risky option, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Kenyan police prepare for protests ahead of election announcement

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 4:35am
KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police took security precautions on Friday ahead of an expected announcement that President Uhuru Kenyatta has won re-election despite allegations of vote rigging by opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Hong Kong democracy activist says he was 'stapled' by Chinese agents

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 3:40am
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A prominent member of Hong Kong's Democratic Party said on Friday he was beaten and "stapled" by mainland agents in the Chinese-controlled city before being dumped on a beach in what activists said was the latest warning to the democracy movement.

U.S. economic expansion to last another two years or more: Reuters poll

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 1:21am
BENGALURU (Reuters) - The U.S. economic expansion will last at least another two years, according to a majority of economists polled by Reuters who also forecast growth will not accelerate the way the Trump administration has predicted.

Trump administration defends travel ban in Supreme Court brief

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 9:51pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration reiterated arguments defending its temporary travel ban in a filing with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, repeatedly citing the executive's broad powers to exclude foreigners from the United States.

Venezuela's Maduro affirms new legislative body as all powerful

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 6:54pm
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro recognized the Socialist Party-dominated constituent assembly as the country's most powerful institution on Thursday in his first appearance at the highly criticized legislative body that was inaugurated six days ago.

Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chief, drops legal team

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 6:26pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, has tapped a new legal team to represent him as government lawyers examine possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, his spokesman Jason Maloni said.

Wall Street stock rally could be derailed by U.S.-North Korea war of words

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 6:16pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cracks are showing in what has been a virtually non-stop U.S. equity rally after a rapid escalation of tension between North Korea and the United States this week.

Snap, Blue Apron fuel worries about overheated IPOs

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 6:12pm
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Snap Inc and Blue Apron Holdings Inc's dismal quarterly reports on Thursday, which sent their shares slumping, join a growing list of technology startups failing to live up to sky-high expectations set ahead of their initial public offerings.

Quebec border camp swells with asylum seekers from U.S., many Haitian

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 6:09pm
SAINT-BERNARD-DE-LACOLLE, Quebec (Reuters) - Dozens of army tents dotted the Canadian border on Thursday to house hundreds of asylum seekers, many from Haiti, streaming into the country from upstate New York to file refugee claims.

Ousted Venezuelan prosecutor says she fears for her life, will keep fighting

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 4:57pm
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor said on Thursday she fears for her life and is on the run, but will keep fighting for democracy and freedom in the country after being fired by a controversial new legislative superbody.

Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.: sources

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 4:57pm
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Inc is seeking to partner with U.S. venue owners to sell event tickets, four sources have told Reuters, a move that could loosen Ticketmaster's powerful grip on the lucrative ticketing business.

Trump declares national emergency on opioid abuse

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 4:54pm
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency and said his administration was drafting papers to make it official.

Trump thanks Russia's Putin for slashing U.S. diplomatic staff

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 4:30pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for slashing the number of U.S. diplomatic staff in Russia, "because now we have a smaller payroll."

Snap shares drop as user growth, revenue disappoints

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 4:23pm
(Reuters) - Snap Inc shares slumped more than 12 percent in extended trading on Thursday after the Snapchat parent reported user growth and revenue that fell short of analyst expectations.

Oklahoma Supreme Court rules fee on cigarettes unconstitutional

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 2:41pm
(Reuters) - Oklahoma's Supreme Court declared a fee on cigarettes unconstitutional on Thursday, citing faulty lawmaking practices, prompting the state's governor to suggest calling back the legislature to find a solution to replace the lost revenue.

Blocking abuse of lower small business rate slows U.S. tax overhaul

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 2:21pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A plan by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans to slash taxes on so-called pass-through businesses is testing lawmakers' ability to design rules to prevent wealthy people from dodging taxes by paying a lower rate meant to help small businesses grow.

British Columbia says will bar Trans Mountain work until consultations done

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 1:49pm
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - The government of British Columbia will not allow Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd to begin work on public land for its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion until it "meaningfully" consults aboriginal communities, the Canadian province's environment minister said on Thursday.

Uber's Graves stepping down from full-time job, stays on board

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 1:37pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ride services company Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] head of operations, Ryan Graves, a long-time ally of former chief executive Travis Kalanick, is stepping down from his full-time job at the company, according to a copy of a letter from Graves seen by Reuters.