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Exclusive: U.S. advancing toward first Guantanamo repatriation under Trump

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 9:08pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is advancing toward the first transfer of a prisoner from the Guantanamo Bay detention center under U.S. President Donald Trump, the U.S. military told Reuters on Monday, a move that would repatriate the detainee to Saudi Arabia.

Asian shares fall as Facebook data flap spooks tech stocks

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 8:06pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Tuesday as investors dumped high-flying U.S. technology shares on fears of stiffer regulation as Facebook came under fire following reports it allowed improper access to user data.

Facebook under pressure as U.S., EU urge probes of data practices

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 5:45pm
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg faced calls on Monday from U.S. and European lawmakers to explain how a consultancy that worked on President Donald Trump's election campaign gained improper access to data on 50 million Facebook users.

Palestinian President attacks Hamas, calls U.S. ambassador 'son of a dog'

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 5:35pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called the U.S. ambassador to Israel a "son of a dog" because of his support for Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank.

Self-driving Uber car kills Arizona woman crossing street

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 5:28pm
TEMPE, Ariz./SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An Uber self-driving car hit and killed a woman crossing the street in Arizona, police said on Monday, marking the first fatality caused by an autonomous vehicle and a potential blow to the technology expected to transform transportation.

Austin on edge: Police fear serial bomber behind Texas blasts

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 5:19pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Police in Texas fear a serial bomber planted four powerful explosive devices that have killed two people and injured four others this month, raising fears in the state capital Austin of another attack.

Mississippi governor signs bill banning abortions after 15 weeks

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 5:08pm
(Reuters) - Mississippi's governor signed into law on Monday the most restrictive abortion measure in the United States, which was immediately challenged in court by abortion rights advocates who say it is unconstitutional.

G20 pushes for free trade as U.S. vows to defend national interest

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:05pm
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The world's financial leaders sought on Monday to endorse free trade amid concerns over U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium, while the United States said it could not sacrifice its national interests to make the system work.

Wall Street drops as regulation worry sinks tech shares

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:26pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks dropped on Monday, with the S&P and Nasdaq suffering their worst day in just over five weeks, as concerns over increased regulation for large tech companies was spearheaded by a plunge in Facebook shares.

Serial bomber suspected in deadly Austin explosions: police

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 2:51pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A serial bomber is suspected of planting four bombs this month around Austin, Texas, that have killed two people and injured four others and unnerved residents of the Texas capital.

Facebook plunge leads tech, Wall Street sell-off

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 2:38pm
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks dropped on Monday as a plunge in shares of Facebook led a sell-off in technology stocks on reports that the social media company's user information was misused.

Britain wins fresh EU, NATO support over nerve attack

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 2:19pm
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain's foreign minister won further support from the European Union and NATO on Monday over a nerve agent attack on a former Russian double agent as he denounced Moscow's denials of involvement as "increasingly absurd".

Woman dies in Arizona after being hit by Uber self-driving SUV

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 2:14pm
TEMPE, Ariz./SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A woman crossing a street was killed by an Uber self-driving sport utility vehicle in Arizona, police said on Monday, prompting the ride services company to suspend its autonomous vehicle program.

G20 financial leaders seek 'free trade' pledge amid U.S. tariffs concern

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 2:04pm
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The world's financial leaders were seeking on Monday to clearly endorse free trade and renounce protectionism amid concern that U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum and looming actions against China could trigger a trade war that would hurt global growth.

On eve of Trump-Saudi meeting, Riyadh calls Iran nuclear deal flawed

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 1:59pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia called the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers a "flawed agreement" on Monday, on the eve of a meeting between the Saudi crown prince and U.S. President Donald Trump who have both been highly critical of Iran.

Wall Street slides as Facebook data issue pounds tech sector

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:40am
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks slid about 1 percent on Monday, with volatility spiking, as Facebook's shares sank after reports that its user data was misused led to concerns over broader privacy violations and sparked a selloff in technology stocks.

UK wins Brexit transition deal in return for Irish vow

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:33am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union agreed on Monday to a transition period to avoid a "cliff edge" Brexit next year -- though only after London accepted a potential solution for the border with the Irish Republic that may face stiff opposition at home.

Facebook under pressure as EU, U.S. urge probes of data practices

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:11am
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc faced growing pressure on Monday after European and U.S. lawmakers called for investigations into reports that a consultancy that worked on President Donald Trump's campaign gained access to data on 50 million Facebook users.

After landslide re-election, Russia's Putin tells West: I don't want arms race

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:10am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin struck a softer tone toward the West on Monday after winning his biggest ever election victory, saying he had no desire for an arms race and would do everything he could to resolve differences with other countries.

Police suspect 'serial bomber' in deadly Austin attacks

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:55am
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Four bombs that have gone off this month around Austin, Texas, with the latest injuring two men on Sunday, have similarities that lead investigators to believe they are the work of a serial bomber, police said on Monday.