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Delays dog 'shovel ready' projects in Trump's infrastructure plan

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 7:34am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump reassured manufacturers gathered in the White House Roosevelt room on March 31 that a massive infrastructure program was coming soon.

Germany not worried by U.S. corporate tax reform plans: Schaeuble

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 3:13am
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is not worried by the prospect of cuts to corporate tax rates in the United States he told German magazine Wirtschaftswoche on the sidelines of the IMF and World Bank spring meetings in Washington.

Philippine troops kill three more militants on tourist island

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 1:38am
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine soldiers have killed three more Islamic State-linked militants on a resort island where they were hiding after a failed attempt to kidnap tourists, a military spokesman said on Sunday.

North Korea detains third U.S. citizen: Yonhap

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 1:01am
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea detained a U.S. citizen on Friday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, bringing the total number of Americans held by the isolated country to three.

Pence tries hand at koala diplomacy Down Under

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 12:00am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence crouched down in the shade of a eucalyptus tree on Sunday at Sydney's Tarango Zoo where Penny, a red kangaroo, dozed in the midday heat, scratching her behind the ears before she lazily rolled onto her back.

Japanese ships join U.S. carrier for drills as it nears Korean waters

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:09pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Two Japanese destroyers on Sunday began an exercise with the U.S. Carl Vinson carrier strike group in the Western Pacific as it approaches waters around the Korean peninsula, Japan's navy said.

May's Conservatives on course for sweeping British election victory

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 6:06pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Theresa May appeared on course to win a crushing election victory in June after opinion polls put support for her ruling Conservative party at around 50 percent, double that of the opposition Labour party.

IMF members set aside trade split as French vote rattles nerves

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 5:25pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - International Monetary Fund members on Saturday dropped a pledge to fight protectionism amid a split over trade policy and turned their attention to another looming threat to global economic integration: the first round of France's presidential election.

Saudi royal decree sacks civil service, information ministers

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 3:33pm
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi King Salman in a royal decree on Friday replaced the kingdom's information minister and sacked Saudi's civil service minister, setting up a committee to investigate allegations of abuse of that office.

German anti-immigrant party set to go further right after leader suffers defeat

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 3:20pm
COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - The anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) looks set to turn further right after its co-leader, who has struck a more moderate tone of late, suffered a defeat when delegates refused to discuss her motion to shift the party into the "mainstream".

Japan's Aso pushes back on U.S. call for scrutiny of currency moves

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 3:18pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Saturday trade imbalances cannot be fixed through exchange-rate adjustments alone, pushing back against Washington's calls to have more rigorous IMF scrutiny of currency moves.

Pope likens migrant holding centers to 'concentration camps'

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 2:30pm
ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged governments on Saturday to get migrants and refugees out of holding centers, saying many had become "concentration camps".

EU mulls legislation in the fight against online hate speech

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 1:48pm
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is considering legislative measures to harmonize how online platforms like Facebook , Twitter and Google take down hate speech and incitement to violence, a draft document seen by Reuters shows.

Trump's 'big announcement' on tax to be broad principles: official

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 1:02pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's promised "big announcement" next week on overhauling the U.S. tax code, a top campaign pledge, will consist of "broad principles and priorities," an administration official said on Saturday.

Thousands turn out for March for Science in U.S. cities

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 12:20pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of scientists and people from other walks of life turned out in Washington and New York on Saturday for Earth Day events that organizers have framed a "celebration" of science to counter a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge.

Mourning declared after scores of troops die in Afghan base attack

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 9:55am
MAZAR-I-SHARIF/KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuters) - President Ashraf Ghani declared a national day of mourning after scores of soldiers were killed by Taliban fighters disguised as fellow soldiers, in the deadliest attack of its kind on an Afghan military base.

Overseas voters kick off crucial French presidential election

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 8:23am
PARIS/PAPEETE, French Polynesia (Reuters) - French overseas territories and residents in some U.S. states such as Hawaii began voting on Saturday in the French presidential election, a day ahead of a main first-round vote that could change the global political landscape.

U.S. spacecraft to take slingshot dive inside Saturn’s rings

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 6:05am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA's Cassini spacecraft soared past Saturn's biggest moon for the last time on Saturday, tapping its gravity to slingshot into a series of exploratory dives inside the planet's rings, followed by a final fatal plunge into the gas giant.

Top critic of Philippine leader lauds policemen over cash-for-kills claim

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 4:50am
MANILA (Reuters) - A jailed critic of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday praised police who alleged in a Reuters report that officers received cash for executing drug suspects, and said an international criminal case should be filed against the president for crimes against humanity.

Trump warming to EU trade deal with Britain behind in queue: Times

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 4:40am
LONDON (Reuters) - The United States could strike a free-trade agreement with the European Union after President Donald Trump warmed to a deal with the bloc, the Times reported on Saturday, quoting sources from both sides of the discussion.

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