The Big Stories

Pinterest, Zoom shares surge in market debut after IPOs

By Aparajita Saxena (Reuters) - Shares of Pinterest Inc surged 25 percent in their debut on Thursday, giving the online scrapbook company a market capitalization of $15.8 billion and signaling increased investor appetite for new tech listings. The successful debut bodes...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:09pm

Help each other, pope tells prisoners at foot washing rite

By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of 12 prisoners on Thursday at a traditional service, telling them to shun any inmate hierarchy structure or law of the strongest and to help each other...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:09pm

North Korea calls for Pompeo to be dropped from talks; tests tactical weapon

By Joyce Lee and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Thursday it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and that he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature, hours after it announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:09pm

Wall Street closes slightly higher, industrials lead

By Stephen Culp NEW YORK (Reuters) - Industrials led the S&P 500 and the Dow moderately higher on Thursday after robust U.S. economic data and some healthy corporate earnings reports. All three major U.S. stock indexes closed in...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:09pm

Earnings deluge could make or break sentiment

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Next week will go a long way in determining whether investors should be concerned about the dawning of an earnings recession or whether back-to-back quarters of negative growth can be avoided in what is the heaviest...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:09pm

Stocks mixed as strong U.S. retail sales offset weak European manufacturing data

By April Joyner NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gauge of global stocks fell on Thursday after underwhelming manufacturing surveys from Asia and Europe, though it pared losses as Wall Street edged higher on strong U.S. retail sales data and earnings from industrial...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:09pm

Officials pay tribute to victims of Madeira tourist bus crash

By Rafael Marchante, Catarina Demony and Miguel Pereira CANICO, Portugal (Reuters) - In a show of solidarity, the foreign ministers of Germany and Portugal laid two wreaths near the site where 29 German tourists died on Wednesday after their bus overturned on the Portuguese island of...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:09pm

Mortars land on Tripoli suburb as two-week battle rages on

By Hani Amara and Ahmed Elumami AL-SUANI, Libya (Reuters) - Mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of Tripoli on Thursday, almost hitting a clinic and adding to people's suffering after two weeks of an offensive by eastern troops on the...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 3:15pm

Time-lapse shots of Notre-Dame spire may yield clues on blaze

By Michel Rose and Julie Carriat PARIS (Reuters) - A time lapse camera installed just hours before Monday's devastating blaze at Notre-Dame de Paris may contain vital clues as to what caused the inferno, a French scaffolding company working at...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 3:15pm

Zoom starts trading at $65 per share, 80 percent above IPO price

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Video conferencing company Zoom Video Communications opened at $65 per share on Thursday, 80.6 percent above its initial public offering price, in its debut on the Nasdaq. Zoom priced its IPO on Wednesday at $36 per...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 3:14pm

Explainer: How the EU will vote and why it matters

BRUSSELS/STRASBOURG (Reuters) - A poll for the European Parliament showed that last-minute British participation in next month's elections to the European Union's legislature means eurosceptic groups will gain ground but pro-EU parties will keep a majority...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 3:14pm

Mueller report offers intimate scenes from the Trump White House

(Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report builds upon dozens of interviews, notes and communications to piece together what was happening inside President Donald Trump's White House.  Here are some of those scenes:  'I'M F-CKED'  Attorney General Jeff Sessions broke the...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 2:44pm

Man caught walking into St. Patrick's Cathedral with full gasoline cans, lighters

(Reuters) - A 37-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday night after walking into St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City with two full gasoline cans, lighter fluid and lighters, police said. The incident occurred two days after a massive fire severely damaged the eight-century-old...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:11pm

Mueller's Russia report released as attorney general defends Trump

(Reuters) - Details of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election were released on Thursday, showing a series of incidents in which President Donald Trump took actions to impede the probe that raised questions of whether he committed the crime of...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:47pm

In campaign against gun violence, Columbine students aim to shock with final photos

By Keith Coffman LITTLETON, Colo. (Reuters) - Last month, Kaylee Tyner and other students at Columbine High School launched a campaign dubbed #MyLastShot, asking students across the country to pledge to publicize images of their deaths if they became victims...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:42pm

White House, Justice Department officials discussed Mueller report ahead of release: NYT

By David Morgan and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House lawyers held talks with U.S. Justice Department officials in recent days about the conclusions in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report, aiding them in preparing for its release, the New York Times reported...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:15am

Exclusive: Dispute flares among U.S. officials over Trump administration Iran arms control report - sources

By Jonathan Landay and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (This April 17 story has been refiled to add dropped word in paragraph four.) A new Trump administration report on international compliance with arms control accords...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:15am

Facebook says it uploaded email contacts of up to 1.5 million users

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it may have "unintentionally uploaded" email contacts of 1.5 million new users since May 2016, in what seems to be the latest privacy-related issue faced by the social media company. In March, Facebook had stopped...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:15am

Indonesia president declares poll win as rival does too, complaining of fraud

By Maikel Jefriando and Cindy Silviana JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday declared victory in a presidential election to lead the world's third-largest democracy but his challenger also claimed he had won and complained of widespread cheating...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 9:06am

Trump's Cuba hawks try to squeeze Havana over Venezuela role

By Zachary Fagenson, Matt Spetalnick and Lesley Wroughton MIAMI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed new sanctions and other punitive measures on Cuba and Venezuela, seeking to ratchet up U.S. pressure on Havana to end its support for Venezuela's...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:03am