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Maltese journalist's son says she was murdered for exposing corruption

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 5:40am
VALLETTA (Reuters) - The son of Malta's best-known investigative journalist said on Tuesday his mother was killed by a car bomb because of her work exposing political corruption.

Midnight in Toulouse: How CSeries deal shook status quo

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 5:25am
TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - Two years ago, Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders halted negotiations to buy Canada's CSeries program at midnight after the talks with Bombardier leaked to Reuters. On Tuesday, he performed a U-turn by backing a similar deal after all - again at dead of night.

NFL weighs protesting players' passion against Trump rebukes

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 5:03am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League officials will weigh the fervor of players who protest racism by kneeling for the national anthem against the anger of U.S. President Donald Trump at their two-day autumn meeting beginning on Tuesday in New York City.

UK hate crimes surge on Brexit and militant attacks

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:51am
LONDON (Reuters) - Hate crimes in Britain surged by the highest amount on record last year, official figures showed on Tuesday, with the vote to leave the European Union a significant factor.

Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 2:48am
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the southern city of Marawi liberated from pro-Islamic State militants on Tuesday, although a military spokesman said 20-30 rebels were still fighting it out and were holding about 20 hostages.

U.S.-backed militias say they take major Raqqa position from ISIS

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 2:23am
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has taken the National Hospital in Raqqa, one of Islamic State's last remaining bastions in its former Syrian capital, a militia spokesman said on Tuesday.

China state media attacks Western democracy ahead of Congress

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 2:21am
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's official Xinhua news agency attacked Western democracy as divisive and confrontational on Tuesday, praising on the eve of a key Communist Party Congress the harmony and cooperative nature of the Chinese system.

NAFTA trade ministers to square off over hard-line U.S. demands

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 1:55am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trade ministers from the United States, Canada and Mexico wrap up a contentious round of NAFTA trade talks on Tuesday marked by aggressive U.S. demands that have left the future of the 23-year-old free trade pact in doubt.

Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:08am
(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database.

U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:05am
TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.

Habitual cheat: Kobe Steel faked product data for more than 10 years - source

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:26pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - When cheating becomes habitual, the consequences could be costly.

Trump keeping options open as Republican feud rages

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:38pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Like the deal-maker he says he is, U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be keeping his options open as his Republican Party threatens to erupt into full-scale war.

A divided Iraq tests U.S. influence as fight against Islamic State wanes

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:36pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After years of focusing divided Iraq on a shared fight against the Islamic State group, the United States is now straining to leverage its limited influence to avoid a full-blown conflict between the Iraqi and Kurdish forces it has armed and trained.

Searchers pick through burned-out California homes for bodies

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 7:02pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue teams combed through gutted homes across California's celebrated wine country on Monday, looking for the charred bodies of those killed in the state's deadliest wildfires, as survivors slowly began returning home.

Senate confirms Callista Gingrich as U.S. Ambassador to Vatican

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 6:58pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to confirm President Donald Trump's nomination of Callista Gingrich to be the U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican.

Trump declares Obamacare 'dead,' urges Democratic help for short-term fix

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 6:13pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday declared Obamacare "dead" and "gone," but urged Republicans and Democrats in Congress to craft a short-term fix of healthcare markets under the 7-year-old law that critics say he has effectively sabotaged.

Netflix adds more subscribers than expected, shares hit record

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:31pm
(Reuters) - Netflix Inc added more subscribers than expected around the world in the third quarter and projected growth in line with Wall Street forecasts, saying it had a head start on rivals as internet television expands globally.

U.S. judge questions government on Trump's latest travel ban

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:29pm
GREENBELT, Md. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday questioned attorneys defending the Trump administration about a classified report the government is using to justify its latest ban on citizens of some countries from entering the United States.

Trump, McConnell show Republican unity at White House

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:04pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell tried to move past the tensions that followed the collapse of the healthcare reform effort on Monday with a show of unity that focused on tax reform and other items on the Republican agenda.

Iraqi forces seize oil city Kirkuk from Kurds in bold advance

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:01pm
BAGHDAD/KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces captured the major Kurdish-held oil city of Kirkuk on Monday, responding to a Kurdish referendum on independence with a bold lightning strike that transforms the balance of power in the country.