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  • Trump Threatens European Union With "Big Tax" On Cars Again
    The_other_perversions_of_trump's_illusionistic_policy 2018-03-06 22:04:33 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump reiterated on Tuesday his plan to slap big tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum, warning the European Union it would get hit with a “big tax” for not treating the United States well when it co...
  • BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram over messaging patents
    Blackberry_sues_facebook__whatsapp__instagram_over_messaging_patents 2018-03-06 21:16:34 UTC
    BlackBerry filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook and its WhatsApp and Instagram apps, arguing that they copied technology and features from BlackBerry Messenger. Litigation over patent infringement is part of BlackBerry Chief Ex...
  • Italian election: Populist surge, no majority
    Italian_election-_populist_surge__no_majority 2018-03-05 04:01:06 UTC
    ROME (Reuters) - Italian voters delivered a hung parliament on Sunday, flocking to anti-establishment and far-right parties in record numbers and casting the euro zone’s third-largest economy into political gridlock, initial results showed. If ...
  • A Divided Italy Goes To The Polls
    A_divided_italy_goes_to_the_polls 2018-03-04 08:26:18 UTC
    ROME (Reuters) - Italians went to the polls on Sunday in a vote that could bring political gridlock after an election campaign marked by anger over the listless economy, high unemployment and immigration. Pollsters have predicted that former pr...
  • Iran urges West to dismantle its nuclear weapons before any missile talks
    Iran_urges_west_to_dismantle_its_nuclear_weapons_before_any_missile_talks 2018-03-04 01:23:53 UTC
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will not negotiate over its ballistic missiles until the United States and Europe dismantle nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, a top Iranian military official said on Saturday. Separately, Iran confirmed that the Ir...
  • Trump's protectionist measures will hurt US economy
    Trump's_protectionist_measures_will_hurt_the_us_economy 2018-03-04 00:47:34 UTC
    WASHINGTON - Trump finally appears poised to make good on his promised threats to slam the door on free trade and erect walls around the country’s economy. The U.S. President kept up pressure on trading partners, threatening European automaker...
  • Trump's inner circle depleted by firings and clouded by scandal
    Trump's_inner_circle_depleting_by_firings_and_clouded_by_scandal 2018-03-01 06:52:00 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hope Hicks, one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s longest-serving and most trusted aides, is resigning from her job as White House communications director, a blow to the president, whose inner circle has been depleted by firi...
  • German company plans to install mobile phone network on Moon
    Vodafone_germany_plans_to_install_mobile_phone_network_on_moon 2018-02-28 18:53:07 UTC
    BARCELONA (Reuters) - The moon will get its first mobile phone network next year, enabling high-definition streaming from the lunar landscape back to earth, part of a project to back the first privately funded moon mission. Vodafone Germany, ne...
  • Ex-Trump Aide to Plead Guilty, Cooperate with Mueller
    Ex-trump_aide_set_to_plead_guilty__will_cooperate_with_mueller 2018-02-23 19:24:10 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former senior official in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, Rick Gates, will plead guilty on Friday to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators, according to court documents, in a sign he wi...
  • NAFTA: Brazil exported 10 times more corn into Mexico, hurting US agriculture
    Nafta-_brazil_exported_10_times_more_corn_into_mexico__hurting_us_agriculture 2018-02-22 17:52:49 UTC
    CHICAGO/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican buyers imported ten times more corn from Brazil last year amid concern that NAFTA renegotiations could disrupt their U.S. supplies, according to government data and top grains merchants. Mexico is on tr...
  • Florida's students urge lawmakers to act on gun-control laws
    Florida's_students_urge_lawmakers_to_act_on_gun-control_laws 2018-02-20 04:43:56 UTC
    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students are busing 400 miles to Florida’s capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week. The students pla...
  • Mueller issues indictment against 13 Russians, three entities
    18400_mueller_issues_indictment_against_13_russians__three_entities 2018-02-16 19:23:03 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirteen Russians and three Russian companies were charged Friday with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media propaganda aimed at helping Republican Donald Trump and harming the...
  • Germany calls on UK to offer more 'concrete' Brexit plans
    Germany_calls_on_uk_to_offer_more_'concrete'_brexit_plans 2018-02-16 17:47:12 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A Brexit deal should strike a balance to ensure Britain clearly diverges from the European Union’s single market but keeps close economic ties with the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after meeting British Prime Minis...
  • US teenager shoots and kills at least 17 in a Florida high school
    Us_teenager_shoots_and_kills_at_least_17_in_a_florida_high_school 2018-02-15 08:05:51 UTC
    PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old gunman returning to a Florida high school where he had once been expelled opened fire with an assault rifle on Wednesday, killing 17 people and wounding more than a dozen others before he was arrested, auth...
  • U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in January
    U.s._consumer_prices_rose_more_than_expected_in_january 2018-02-14 18:37:38 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in January, with a measure of underlying inflation posting its biggest gain in a year, strengthening expectations the Federal Reserve will have to quicken the pace of interest rat...
  • South Africa's ANC party to "recall" Jacob Zuma as president
    South_africa's_anc_party_resolved_to_%22recall%22_jacob_zuma_as_head_of_state 2018-02-13 07:12:26 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The ANC has decided to sack Jacob Zuma as President of South Africa, a senior official said on Tuesday, after a marathon meeting to determine the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided N...
  • Alarming research finds global warming accelerating sea level rise
    Alarming_research_finds_global_warming_is_accelerating_sea_level_rise 2018-02-13 03:25:52 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite research shows. At the current rate, the world’s oceans on average will be at least 2 feet (61 centimeters) ...
  • Britain's Hope For New Vote On Brexit
    Britain's_hope_for_new_vote_on_brexit 2018-02-06 21:00:28 UTC
    LONDON — Brexit opponents have begun pushing for a new referendum in the hopes that British voters will have had a change of heart about leaving the European Union. That may just be so, reports Samira Shackle from London. At the end of December...
  • Germany slams US nuclear plans, urges Europe to act
    Germany_slams_us_nuclear_plans__urges_europe_to_act 2018-02-04 20:13:53 UTC
    BERLIN — Germany's top diplomat Sigmar Gabriel joined a chorus of condemnation on Sunday after the US proposed upgrading and expanding its nuclear arsenal. Gabriel said it was now up to Europe to take the lead in pushing for worldwide nuclear d...
  • Kurds Continue the Resistance Against Turkish Barbarity
    Kurds_continue_the_resistance_against_turkish_barbarity-_barin_kobane 2018-02-04 06:16:11 UTC
    Kurdish forces in Syria said one of their fighters was mutilated by Turkey-backed rebels, referencing a video circulating on social media. Turkey launched an air and ground offensive last month against Kurdish fighters who control the northwest...
  • France's Macron Condemns Turkey's Invasion Into Syria
    France's_macron_condemns_turkey's_invasion_into_syria 2018-01-31 09:56:25 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron warned Turkey that its operation against Kurdish militias in northern Syria should not become an excuse to invade the country and said he wanted Ankara to coordinate its action with its allies. ...
  • WH counsel threatens to resign after Trump orders to fire Mueller: NY Times
    Wh_counsel_threatens_to_resign_after_trump_orders_to_fire_mueller-_ny_times 2018-01-26 02:25:30 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump last June ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller fired but backed down after the White House counsel threatened to resign rather than follow his directive, The New York Times reported on Thursday, citi...
  • Homo sapiens trekked out of Africa far earlier than previously known
    Homo_sapiens_trekked_out_of_africa_far_earlier_than_previously_known 2018-01-25 21:32:55 UTC
    Homo sapiens were wandering out of Africa at least 177,000 years ago — some 60,000 years earlier than previously thought. The new migration date comes after ancient stone tools and part of a fossilised Homo sapiens jaw bone with teeth were disc...
  • Mueller Questioned CIA Officials About Trump
    Mueller_questioned_cia_officials_about_trump 2018-01-24 18:31:36 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior U.S. intelligence officers including CIA Director Mike Pompeo have been questioned by the U.S. special counsel’s team about whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice in the Russia probe, sources told Re...
  • Syria: Turkish Aggression Against Kurds Continues
    Syria-_turkish_aggression_against_kurds_continues 2018-01-24 06:53:28 UTC
    As Turkey continues its offensive in Syria's Kurdish enclave of Afrin, Ankara says it has killed 260 enemy fighters. Washington and Moscow have called for restraint as the United Nations readies aid supplies. Turkish artillery on Wednesday cont...