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  • U.S housing starts surge in December; jobless claims near 43-year low
    16865 2017-01-19 17:21:57 UTC
    Washington (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding rebounded more than expected in December as a strengthening economy boosts demand for rental housing. Other data on Thursday showed the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly f...
  • UK wants to make a success of Brexit and build a truly global Britain
    Uk_wants_to_make_a_success_of_brexit_and_build_a_truly_global_britain 2017-01-18 04:08:35 UTC
    May rejects 'partial' EU membership in Brexit speech. Addressing an audience including foreign ambassadors in central London, Prime Minister Theresa May has finally outlined what Brexit really means for her: Britain going it alone, fully disent...
  • Germany is willing to cooperate with China to combat populist trends
    Germany_urges_china_to_open_its_markets_to_fight_protectionism 2017-01-16 08:19:53 UTC
    Germany's embassy in Beijing on Monday urged China to take action to open its markets to foreign companies to counter rising global protectionism, ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Xi is expect...
  • Trump: Brexit is going to end up being a great thing
    Trump-_brexit_is_going_to_end_up_being_a_great_thing 2017-01-18 04:07:21 UTC
    Trump promised he would offer the United Kingdom a trade deal within weeks of taking office to help make Brexit a "great thing,” in a joint interview published on Sunday with German tabloid newspaper "Bild" and British newspaper "The Times of Lon...
  • Pena Nieto: Mexico will not pay for the wall Trump plans to build
    Mexico's_president-_we_will_not_pay_for_the_wall 2017-01-18 04:05:07 UTC
    Pena Nieto said his government would seek to diversify business ties with Asia and Latin American countries where it had room for improvement and And we will not pay for the wall Trump plans to build. By Dave Graham | MEXICO CITY Mexico said o...
  • UK has no chance for full access to the EU after Brexit
    Uk_has_no_chance_for_full_access_to_the_eu_after_brexit 2017-01-12 00:52:19 UTC
    By Andrew MacAskill and Huw Jones | LONDON (Reuters) Britain's finance industry has given up on efforts to keep full access to the European Union after Brexit and is pushing instead for a more limited trade deal that would potentially exclude som...
  • U.S. President Barack Obama farewell speech to the nation
    Breaking_news-_obama_to_sign_gun_control_executive_orders 2017-01-11 08:09:01 UTC
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - With a final call of his campaign mantra "Yes We Can," President Barack Obama urged Americans on Tuesday to stand up for U.S. values and reject discrimination as the United States transitions to the presidency of Republican Don...
  • "FBI Is Sitting on Information on Trump-Russia Ties"
    Trump's_foreign_policy_%22phenomenally_close%22_to_that_of_putin 2017-01-10 23:12:49 UTC
    It was only a couple of questions in the middle of a hearing, but the queries posed to FBI Director James Comey by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) during a Senate intelligence committee gathering on Tuesday afternoon had potentially explosive implications...
  • Justin Trudeau seeks to avoid potential U.S.- Canada trade war
    16825_justin_trudeau_seeks_to_avoid_potential_u.s._-_canada_trade_war 2017-01-09 21:49:47 UTC
    (Reuters) - Senior Canadian officials have met several times with advisers to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in Washington in an effort to avert a possible trade war once he takes office this month, the Globe and Mail newspaper said on Monday. ...
  • Brexit ‘catastrophe’: UK at risk, warns Canadian trade expert
    Brexit_%e2%80%98catastrophe%e2%80%99-_uk_at_risk__warns_canadian_trade_expert 2017-01-08 10:16:56 UTC
    UK-EU trade deal could take years after 'catastrophic' Brexit vote, expert warns. Renegotiating a trade deal with the European Union could take the UK up to a decade to finalise after its "potentially catastrophic" decision to leave the bloc, a...
  • Support for Merkel, most Germans are not worried about terrorism
    Support_for_merkel's_bloc_is_up_despite_the_attack_in_berlin 2017-01-06 11:48:59 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc is up despite the Christmas market attack in Berlin that killed 12 people, and most Germans are not worried about terrorism, an opinion poll showed on Friday. Merkel's ...
  • House Republicans obey President-elect Trump's tweet
    House_republicans_have_obeyed_the_president-elect_trump 2017-01-04 02:23:54 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. Congress had a rough start to its first session of the Donald Trump era on Tuesday after the House of Representatives had to backtrack on a decision to defang an ethics watchdog following a public out...
  • Israeli Settlements are Illegal.
    Obama_un 2016-12-28 22:08:29 UTC
    Israeli officials are vowing to build thousands of new settlement homes on occupied Palestinian land, in defiance of a United Nations resolution passed Friday condemning such construction as a "flagrant violation under international law." The Secu...
  • United States has abandoned Israel after U.N. vote: Steinitz
    U.s._has_abandoned_israel_after_u.n._vote 2016-12-24 09:37:23 UTC
    (Reuters) - Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Friday the United States had abandoned Israel by abstaining in a United Nations Security Council vote which adopted a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements. "This is not a ...
  • Texas moves to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood
    Texas_plans_to_block_about__3_million_in_medicaid_funding_for_planned_parenthood 2016-12-22 05:23:40 UTC
    By Jon Herskovitz | AUSTIN, TEXAS Texas plans to block about $3 million in Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood operations in the state, a legal document obtained on Wednesday showed, a move the reproductive healthcare group said could affect ...
  • Tunisian man suspected over Monday's deadly truck attack
    Anis_amri_tunisian_man_suspected_over_monday's_deadly_truck_attack 2016-12-22 05:01:27 UTC
    BERLIN/DUESSELDORF (Reuters) - German police are looking for an asylum-seeker from Tunisia after finding an identity document under the driver's seat of a truck that plowed into a Berlin Christmas market and killed 12 people, officials and securit...
  • Police assume truck intentionally drove into Christmas market in Berlin
    Police_assume_truck_intentionally_drove_into_christmas_market_in_berlin 2016-12-20 19:03:12 UTC
    Latest - German prosecutors release suspected Christmas market attacker A man arrested on suspicion of killing 12 people by mowing through a Berlin Christmas market in a truck has been released, the Chief Federal Prosecutor's Office said on Tues...
  • Putin is the cause of the U.S. election hack
    Putin_is_the_cause_of_us_election_hack 2016-12-16 04:01:09 UTC
    (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin supervised his intelligence agencies' hacking of the U.S. presidential election and turned it from a general attempt to discredit American democracy to an effort to help Donald Trump, three U.S. officia...
  • U.S. Democracy Threatened By Russian Government
    U.s._democracy_threatened_by_russian_government 2016-12-11 03:29:07 UTC
    U.S. Democracy Threatened By Russian Government. The CIA could have leaked its conclusion before November, but held off. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Presid...
  • Fast-food Restaurants CEO to head Trump's Labor Department
    Fast-food_restaurants_ceo__andy_puzder_to_head_trump's_labor_department 2016-12-08 19:24:29 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump will name fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor, according to a source familiar with the matter, in an appointment likely to antagonize organized labor. Puzder, ...
  • Toyota to expand hybrid system development to further cut emissions
    2016-toyota 2016-12-06 08:25:59 UTC
    (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp on Tuesday said it would expand the development of its gasoline-hybrid technology over the next five years to speed up the introduction of lower-emission engines in the face of stricter global emissions standards. ...
  • North Dakota: Victory for Native Americans and climate activists
    North_dakota-_victory_for_native_americans_and_climate_activists 2016-12-05 05:00:23 UTC
    CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have pr...
  • Putin: Trump a clever man
    Donald_j_trump 2016-12-04 17:58:35 UTC
    MOSCOW (REUTERS) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is a clever man and will quickly understand his new responsibilities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with NTV TV. Putin has spoken previously of his hope that Trump wil...
  • In The Wake Of Trump's Win, EU Plans To Create An ARMY
    In_the_wake_of_trump's_win__eu_plans_to_create_an_army 2016-11-30 08:22:12 UTC
    The European Commission is pressing member states to increase military spending by paying into a common defense fund, the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" has reported. Details of the joint investment fund are due to be presented mid-day Wednesday. Accordin...
  • Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro has died aged 90
    Fidel_castro_dies 2016-11-26 15:31:07 UTC
    "History will judge the enormous impact" of Cuba's late leader Fidel Castro on the world - US President Obama. The revolutionary icon, one of the world’s best-known and most controversial leaders, Fidel Castro has died aged 90. One thing all...