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Investigators examine over $20 million in loans by former Trump lawyer Cohen: New York Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors are focused on over $20 million in loans obtained by U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen from taxi...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 5:27am

Foreign casino operators go all in as they vie for Osaka license

By Thomas Wilson and Mari Saito OSAKA (Reuters) - In late July, a lavish fireworks display lit up Osaka's skies in the finale to one of Japan's most famous festivals, courtesy of a first-time...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 5:27am

Afghanistan announces Muslim Eid holiday ceasefire with Taliban

By Rupam Jain and Sayed Hassib KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a ceasefire with Taliban insurgents from Monday to mark the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, days after fighting in the central city of Ghazni and a northern province...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 5:27am

Tears, joy as Korean families separated by war reunite briefly after 65 years

By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - Some 90 families from the two Koreas were reunited in the North on Monday, weeping and embracing each after being torn apart for more...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 5:27am

Iran tells EU to speed up efforts to save nuclear deal

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday that Europe should accelerate its efforts to salvage a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers that U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned in May, as French oil group Total formally pulled out...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 5:27am

Netanyahu and Bolton discussions focus on Iran nuclear program

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - White House national security adviser John Bolton arrived in Israel on Sunday on the first leg of an overseas trip, and met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with Iran the focus of talks. Bolton is one of the U.S...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 5:27am

Shares climb on hopes for U.S.-China trade talks, Turkish lira falls

By Ritvik Carvalho LONDON (Reuters) - Global stocks rose on Monday amid optimism over planned trade talks between the United States and China, while Turkey's lira fell after its credit ratings were downgraded and shots were fired outside the U.S. embassy in...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 5:07am

PepsiCo to buy Israel's SodaStream in $3.2 billion deal

(Reuters) - PepsiCo <PEP.O> is buying household drink-machine maker SodaStream <SODA.TA> <SODA.O> in a $3.2 billion deal, it said on Monday, seeking an edge in health-conscious beverages as it battles chief rival Coca-Cola <KO.N...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 5:02am

Myanmar verdict in Reuters reporters' case August 27: judge says

YANGON (Reuters) - The judge in the trial of two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar on accusations of obtaining secret state documents said on Monday he will deliver his verdict on August 27, in a case that is seen as a test...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 5:02am

Shots fired at U.S. embassy in Turkish capital, no casualties

ANKARA (Reuters) - Amid a period of tense relations between Ankara and Washington, several gunshots were fired on Monday from a vehicle at the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital, causing no casualties. The early morning attack coincided with a...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 5:02am

Mahathir says China will sympathize with Malaysia's problems

By Philip Wen BEIJING (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday he believed China would sympathize with his country's "internal fiscal problems" as he seeks to renegotiate, or possibly cancel...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 5:02am

Muslims begin annual haj pilgrimage amid heavy rains

By Muhammad Yamany ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - As more than 2 million pilgrims from around the world braved stormy weather in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to begin the annual haj ritual, the country'...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 3:51am

China, U.S. to hold lower-level trade talks in late August

(This version of the August 16 story corrects wording on tariffs in the fourth paragraph) By Michael Martina and David Lawder BEIJING/WASHINGTON (...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 3:31am

Apple removes illegal lottery apps from China store

BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc <AAPL.O> says it has pulled illegal lottery apps from its App Store in China amid tightening regulation and a barrage of criticism from state media. According to state media, the company has recently pulled around 25...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 3:31am

Trade war puts new strains on America Inc's factories in China

By Samantha Vadas, Adam Jourdan and Anne Marie Roantree SHENZHEN, China/SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Larry Sloven arrived in southern China three decades ago, just as the region was taking off as the low-cost manufacturing center of the...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 3:31am

Japan firms welcome skilled foreign workers, frown at unskilled laborers: Reuters poll

By Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) - Most Japanese companies support loosening the country's tight immigration system to cope with a severe labor shortage, but they favor skilled workers who can fit into the workplace, not an influx of unskilled...

Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 11:15pm

Trump doubles down on security clearances; former officials slam move

By Jeff Mason and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump faced an unprecedented outcry from former intelligence officials on Friday after stripping the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, but Trump...

Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 9:26pm

USA Gymnastics ex-doctor moved from prison after alleged assault

(Reuters) - Disgraced USA Gymnastics ex-team doctor Larry Nassar has been removed from a federal prison where he has been held, records showed on Sunday, less than a month after his lawyers alleged he was assaulted. Nassar was at a federal transfer facility...

Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 8:46pm

Global luxury brands again chase China's young, rich and spendthrift

By Farah Master and Donny Kwok HONG KONG (Reuters) - Global luxury brands from Prada <1913.HK> to LVMH <LVMH.PA> are investing in China for the first time since a crackdown on conspicuous spending five years ago, focusing on...

Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 8:06pm