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  • EU, the world's biggest trading bloc, seeks to set global trade rules
    Eu__the_world's_biggest_trading_bloc__seeks_to_set_global_trade_rules 2017-07-27 06:37:33 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - If Donald Trump's ditching of a U.S.-led trade alliance with Pacific Rim nations wasn't a gift to the European Union, then it must be the next best thing. The president's decision on his first day in office effectively pull...
  • Senate rejects Obamacare repeal again, eyes 'skinny' bill
    Senate_rejects_obamacare_repeal_again__eyes_'skinny'_bill 2017-07-27 05:51:10 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans fell short again in their effort to end Obamacare, rejecting a measure to repeal large portions of former President Obama's signature law that has provided health insurance to millions of Americans. The...
  • Longtime soldier felt crushed by Trump's transgender ban
    Longtime_soldier_felt_crushed_by_trump's_transgender_ban 2017-07-27 03:58:36 UTC
    TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - After 13 years of military service that included deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Indiana National Guard reservist Cameron St. Andrew felt crushed on Wednesday by President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender sol...
  • US automakers expect a rougher ride for the rest of the year
    Ford_plans_to_shrink_its_salaried_workers_in_us_by_3000 2017-07-26 19:53:53 UTC
    DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Wednesday joined rival General Motors Co in reporting higher-than-expected second-quarter profits, and in the next breath warning of a rougher ride for the rest of the year. Ford said full-year pre-tax profi...
  • Russian cyber criminals: $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring
    Russian_cyber_criminals-__4_billion_bitcoin_laundering_ring 2017-07-26 17:56:41 UTC
    ATHENS/MOSCOW/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Russian man suspected of being the anonymous mastermind behind one of the world's oldest crypto-currency exchanges and of laundering at least $4 billion has been arrested in Greece, police and sources said on W...
  • Trump bans transgender people from military service
    Trump_bans_transgender_people_from_military_service 2017-07-26 17:42:29 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Reversing Obama's landmark decision, President Trump said he would not permit transgender people to serve in the U.S. military. Trump cited "tremendous medical costs and disruption," which critics condemned as "raw preju...
  • Senate advances on healthcare and votes to open debate
    Senate_advances_on_healthcare_and_votes_to_open_debate 2017-07-26 07:17:58 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans narrowly agreed to open debate on a bill to repeal Obamacare, but the party's seven-year effort to roll back President Obama's signature healthcare law still faces significant hurdles. The Sena...
  • Republicans block Democrats' bid that could show Trump financial ties to Kremlin
    Trump's_people_were_in_excessive_contact_with_russians 2017-07-25 18:26:54 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans on Tuesday shot down a legislative effort by Democrats to obtain Treasury Department documents that could show any ties between the finances of President Donald Trump, his inner circle and the Russian ...
  • Jeff Sessions has no intention of resigning
    Jeff_sessions_has_no_intention_of_resigning 2017-07-25 17:18:44 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorney General Sessions' allies say President Trump is carrying out a deliberate public campaign to pressure him to quit, rather than fire him outright, but the country's top lawyer has no intention of resigning. Trump ...
  • Turkish Clothing Export: The Real Trade Challenge Is Germany
    Turkish_clothing_export_the_real_trade_challenge_is_germany 2017-07-25 16:58:54 UTC
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's clothing sector, a main driver of its foreign sales, may miss this year's export target if a row with Germany is not resolved, a leading manufacturer said on Tuesday. Despite signs of a sales turnaround to other co...
  • Toyota long-range electric car needs just minutes for charging
    Toyota_long-range_electric_car_needs_just_minutes_for_charging 2017-07-25 04:21:56 UTC
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp is working on an electric car powered by a new type of battery that significantly increases driving range and reduces charging time, aiming to begin sales in 2022, the Chunichi Shimbun daily reported on Tuesday....
  • McCain will return to Washington for a vote on healthcare
    John-mccain-arizona 2017-07-25 02:28:16 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator John McCain, who has been recuperating in Arizona after being diagnosed with brain cancer, will return to Washington for a vote on healthcare reform on Tuesday, his office said in a statement on Monda...
  • Trump is the President of the Midwest but not of the Coasts
    Trump_president_of_the_midwest__coastal_states_reject_him 2017-07-25 05:16:38 UTC
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Donald Trump, who has averaged 38.8% job approval since his inauguration, received approval ratings of 50% or higher in 17 states in the first half of 2017. Residents in an equal number of states gave him approval rat...
  • Polish President says he would veto Supreme Court bills
    Polish_president_says_he_would_veto_supreme_court_bills 2017-07-25 04:40:59 UTC
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish President Andrzej Duda on Monday said he would veto two of three bills passed by parliament in a judicial reform that has triggered nationwide protests and raised EU and U.S. concerns about a politicization of the courts....
  • Trump's son-in-law says he "did not collude" with Russia
    Kushner_wanted_to_use_russia_facilities_to_secure_the_channel_to_kremlin 2017-07-24 16:07:58 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, said on Monday he "did not collude" with Russia, as he prepared to appear before a Senate panel probing alleged Russian meddling in last ye...
  • Hottest Tech startups don't need venture capital money
    Hottest_tech_startups_don't_need_venture_capital_money 2017-07-24 07:00:59 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. venture capital firms lining up for a slice of the burgeoning digital currency market are grappling with a novel challenge - some of the hottest tech startups that sell the coins just don't need their money. Only a few...
  • British households' financial situation already deteriorating
    British_households'_financial_situation_already_begun_to_deteriorate 2017-07-24 03:04:56 UTC
    LONDON - U.S. president Donald Trump announced in June 2016, "I think Brexit is going to end up being a great thing." Just one year after the Brexit vote, British people are more pessimistic and worried about their uncertain future. UK hous...
  • Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro says vote for new congress will take place
    Venezuela's_president_nicolas_maduro_says_vote_for_new_congress_will_take_place 2017-07-23 18:37:06 UTC
    CARACAS (Reuters) - Defying pressure from abroad and at home, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that an election would go ahead next weekend for a controversial new congress his foes say will institutionalize dictatorship. "Th...
  • Iran & Iraq signed agreement to step up military cooperation
    Iran___iraq_signed_agreement_to_step_up_military_cooperation 2017-07-23 17:54:06 UTC
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran and Iraq signed an agreement on Sunday to step up military cooperation and the fight against "terrorism and extremism", Iranian media reported, an accord which is likely to raise concerns in Washington. Iranian Defence Mi...
  • Texas: Nine people were found dead in the back of a tractor-trailer
    San_antonio-walmart-_eight_people_were_found_dead_in_the_back_of_a_tractor-trailer 2017-07-24 01:11:01 UTC
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - At least nine men were found dead on Sunday alongside dozens of people discovered inside a sweltering tractor trailer parked at a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, in what authorities called a case of "ruthless" h...
  • Germany confronts Russia over Siemens turbines in Crimea
    Germany_confronts_russia_over_siemens_turbines_that_were_sent_to_crimea 2017-07-23 04:38:53 UTC
    <blockquote>FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany has warned Russia that breaches of sanctions including the relocation to Crimea of four gas turbines delivered to Russia by Siemens are straining political relations between the two countries, 'Bild am Son...
  • EU warns of 'unintended consequences' on Russia sanctions
    U.s._democracy_threatened_by_russian_government 2017-07-22 20:26:27 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union sounded an alarm on Saturday about moves in the U.S. Congress to step up U.S. sanctions on Russia, urging Washington to keep coordinating with its G7 partners and warning of unintended consequences. In a ...
  • US President Trump: I have "the complete power to pardon"
    Us_president-_i_have_%22the_complete_power_to_pardon%22 2017-07-22 17:19:22 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Washington Post reported on Thursday that Trump had inquired about his authority to issue pardons to aides, family members and perhaps himself as Mueller’s Russia probe widens. Trump cited his power to pardon in the s...
  • Iran announced the launch of a new missile production line
    Iran_announced_the_launch_of_a_new_sayyad_3_production_line 2017-07-22 16:23:52 UTC
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran announced the launch of a new missile production line on Saturday, according to state media, against a backdrop of tension between the United States and Tehran. The Sayyad 3 missile can reach an altitude of 27 km (16 mil...
  • ExxonMobil Fined $2M for Russia Sanctions Breach Under CEO Tillerson
    Rex_tillerson_skipping_first_nato_meeting__visiting_moscow 2017-07-22 08:02:32 UTC
    <blockquote>Washington - The U.S. Treasury Department has fined ExxonMobil $2 million for violating U.S. sanctions against Russia three years ago, when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson served as the oil company’s CEO. The Treasury said ExxonMo...