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Asia shares cheered by Sino-.U.S. trade progress

By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets pushed higher on Monday as signs of progress in the Sino-U.S. trade standoff whetted risk appetites, while pressuring safe-haven bonds and the yen. Liquidity was lacking, however, with Japan...

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 8:49 PM

As options narrow on Syria, Trump prepares to drop sanctions hammer on Turkey

By Idrees Ali and Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara, potentially as early as this week, for its incursion into northern Syria, one of the few levers the United States...

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 6:50 PM

Spain readies for landmark ruling on Catalan independence trial

By Joan Faus MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Supreme Court is expected to announce on Monday its highly-anticipated verdict in the trial of 12 Catalan separatist leaders over their role in the region's 2017 banned...

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 6:37 PM

One person wounded in shooting at Miami-area shopping mall

(Reuters) - Gunfire at a shopping center near Miami on Saturday left one person wounded and SWAT teams searching the mall for suspects, but police said they encountered "no active shooter" at the scene, according to official reports on Twitter. Midday reports...

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 5:30 PM

UK PM Johnson to set out post-Brexit law and order drive in Queen's Speech

LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth will on Monday announce several new pieces of legislation to reform Britain's justice system, in a ceremonial speech setting out Prime Minister Boris Johnson's post-Brexit plans. The so-called Queen's Speech is the...

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 5:17 PM

'Broken system' starves U.S. oil boom of immigrant workers

By Andrew Hay HOBBS, N.M. (Reuters) - New Mexico oil man Johnny Vega laid out his predicament as his crew hoisted pipes from a well during the biggest oil boom in U.S. history...

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 3:07 PM

Canada's Trudeau vows to forge ahead with campaign after security threat

By Stephane Mahe TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday that he will not change the way he is campaigning ahead of the Oct. 21 federal election...

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 3:06 PM

Exclusive: U.S. could pull bulk of troops from Syria in matter of days - officials

By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is considering plans to withdraw the bulk of American troops from northern Syria in the coming days, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Sunday, in what would be a faster-than-expected timeline for the U.S. pullout...

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 3:03 PM

Russia takes part in talks between Syria and Kurdish-led SDF

By Tom Perry and Rodi Said BEIRUT/QAMISHLI, Syria, (Reuters) - The Syrian government and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been holding negotiations with Russian participation, a Syrian Kurdish politician said on Sunday, expressing hope...

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 2:07 PM

Deadly Los Angeles wildfire burns with subdued fury after change in weather

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Firefighters have tightened their grip on a deadly Los Angeles wildfire burning with subdued fury on Sunday after extremely dry desert winds that had stoked the flames gave way to moister, gentler breezes blowing...

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 1:05 PM

What to watch in third quarter earnings from U.S. companies

By Lewis Krauskopf and Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. companies are preparing to report third-quarter results following a rocky few months in which they grappled with a U.S.-China trade conflict undermining the business environment and an...

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 12:38 PM

Kosgei shatters Radcliffe's world record, Cherono wins men's race

By Amy Tennery (Reuters) - Kenyan Brigid Kosgei broke Paula Radcliffe's 16-year-old women's marathon world record but former Alberto Salazar coached athletes, including Mo Farah, were never a factor in the Chicago Marathon...

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 11:23 AM

Hunter Biden disputes Trump attacks of his work, wades into impeachment fight

By Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hunter Biden, the son of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, for the first time on Sunday defended his work in Ukraine and China, after sustained criticism from Republican President Donald Trump that has in turn...

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 9:46 AM

Britain and EU say work remains to be done to reach Brexit deal

By William James and Gabriela Baczynska LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union said on Sunday a lot more work would be needed to secure an agreement on Britain's departure form the bloc. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his cabinet a last-...

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 6:45 AM

Amid lockdown, India's Modi assures Kashmir situation will normalize in four months

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it would take four months for Jammu and Kashmir to return to normal after his government stripped the state of its special status in August and imposed harsh restrictions. At a rally...

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 6:36 AM

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang's quixotic U.S. presidential campaign gets serious

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Entrepreneur Andrew Yang knows most people initially viewed his candidacy for U.S. president – and his campaign promise to guarantee every American a basic, government-funded income – as a gimmick. "You all...

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 6:19 AM

China's Xi warns attempts to divide China will end in 'shattered bones'

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping warned on Sunday that any attempt to divide China will be crushed, as Beijing faces political challenges in months-long protests in Hong Kong and U.S. criticism over its treatment of Muslim minority groups...

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 5:41 AM

U.S. to pull last troops from north Syria; Syrian army to redeploy on border

By Idrees Ali and Tom Perry WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States said on Sunday it will withdraw its remaining 1,000 troops from northern Syria in the face of a Turkish offensive and Syria's army struck a deal with Kurdish forces to redeploy along its border with Turkey,...

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 3:43 AM

Realty bites: Indian property slump leaves beleaguered banks exposed

By Nupur Anand and Swati Bhat MUMBAI (Reuters) - India might have thought the worst of a bad loans crisis was past, but a severe cash crunch in the real estate industry could augur fresh strife for its banks. A slump in the residential...

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 2:18 AM

Japan sends in troops after deadly typhoon floods towns, threatens more damage

By Kwiyeon Ha and Kyung Hoon Kim NAGANO, Japan (Reuters) - Japan sent tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers on Sunday to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in recent history. At least 30 people were...

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 11:34 PM