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New trade pact leaves most U.S. industry at mercy of Mexico's courts

By Chris Prentice and Frank Jack Daniel NEW YORK/MEXICO CITY(Reuters) - The new North American trade agreement ends key legal protections for many U.S. businesses operating in Mexico, leaving their operations exposed to a risk they had avoided under the old...

Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:49 AM

Australia offers rare national apology to victims of child sex abuse

By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday offered a rare national apology, only the second since 2008, to victims of institutional child sexual abuse and their families, bringing some survivors to tears...

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 11:48 PM

Elon Musk says first tunnel is almost done, opens December 10: tweet

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A company owned by Elon Musk that is trying to lower the cost of building high-speed transit tunnels is nearing completion on the first tunnel, Musk said on Twitter on Sunday. The first tunnel, under Hawthorne in the Los Angeles area,...

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 11:48 PM

CBS interim chairman resigns from board because of ill health

NEW YORK (Reuters) - CBS Corp <CBS.N> interim chairman Richard Parsons has resigned from the board for reasons of ill health about a month after joining, the company said in a statement on Sunday. Parsons, who said he had complications from a...

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 9:51 PM

Global growth outlook for 2019 dims for first time: Reuters polls

By Indradip Ghosh and Rahul Karunakar BENGALURU (Reuters) - The outlook for global growth in 2019 has dimmed for the first time, according to Reuters polls of economists who said the U.S.-China trade war and tightening financial conditions would trigger the...

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 9:51 PM

Asia shares rally as China surges on stimulus hopes

By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets swung into the black on Monday as the promise of more stimulus boosted Chinese stocks for a second session and helped offset geopolitical concerns over Saudi Arabia, Italy and Brexit. China's...

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 9:51 PM

Exclusive: Sears chairman Lampert seeks partner for bankruptcy financing - sources

By Mike Spector and Jessica DiNapoli (Reuters) - Sears Holdings Corp <SHLD.O> Chairman Eddie Lampert is in discussions with at least one potential partner to contribute to a $300 million bankruptcy loan the U.S. retailer is seeking, people familiar...

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 9:51 PM

China denounces Pompeo's 'malicious' Latam comments amid influence battle

By Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese state media sharply criticized U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday after he made comments in Latin America warning about the hidden risks of seeking Chinese investment amid a growing battle for influence...

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 9:51 PM

With divorce deal almost done, May repeats rejection of EU proposal on Northern Ireland

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will tell parliament on Monday that 95 percent of Britain's divorce deal has now been settled but will repeat her opposition to the European Union's proposal for the land border with Northern Ireland. Facing some...

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 6:51 PM

KKR-backed Calsonic to buy Fiat Chrysler's Magneti Marelli unit for $7.1 billion

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese car parts maker Calsonic Kansei, owned by U.S. private equity firm KKR, has agreed to buy Fiat Chrysler's high-tech parts-making unit Magneti Marelli unit for 6.2 billion euros ($7.1 billion), the companies said. Magneti Marelli...

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 6:50 PM

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he intends to use armed forces to fight violence

By Maria Carolina Marcello SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said on Sunday that, if he is elected, he intends to use the armed forces for routine street patrols, describing the country as "at war."...

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 4:49 PM

Chilean court orders Catholic Church to pay damages over abuse: report

By Aislinn Laing SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's Court of Appeal has ordered the office of Santiago's Archbishop to pay $450 million pesos ($650,000) to three men who alleged they were sexually abused for decades by Chilean priest Fernando Karadima, a local...

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 4:49 PM

Lioness kills father of her cubs at Indianapolis zoo

By Daniel Trotta (Reuters) - A lioness has killed the father of her three offspring, suffocating her mate by locking her jaws onto his neck at the Indianapolis Zoo...

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 4:48 PM

Trump administration trying to define transgender out of existence: NY Times

By Daniel Trotta (Reuters) - The government of U.S. President Donald Trump is attempting to strip transgender people of official recognition by creating a narrow definition of gender as being only male or female and unchangeable once it is...

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 2:49 PM

Taiwan train crash kills 18 in deadliest rail tragedy in decades

By Yimou Lee and Jess Macy Yu TAIPEI (Reuters) - Eighteen people died and 175 were injured when a train derailed in northeastern Taiwan on Sunday, authorities said, in the island's worst rail disaster in more than three decades. Four...

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 1:04 PM

Man who foiled Nazi nuclear plan dies aged 99

OSLO (Reuters) - The leader of a daring World War Two raid to thwart Nazi Germany's nuclear ambitions has died aged 99, Norwegian government officials said on Sunday. Joachim Roenneberg, serving behind enemy lines in his native Norway during the German...

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 1:04 PM

Thousands in U.S.-bound migrant caravan pour into Mexican city

By Delphine Schrank TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) - A U.S.-bound caravan of thousands of mostly Honduran migrants...

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 12:50 PM

With market on edge, investors look to tech trio

By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The pressure is on for Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft as they prepare to report quarterly results at a time when confidence...

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 12:04 PM

Mnuchin dismisses risk of contagion from China's economic slowdown

By Lesley Wroughton JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dismissed concerns that China's weakest economic growth since the global financial crisis could spill into other emerging markets and destabilize U.S. financial markets...

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 11:51 AM

Greece suspends police officer for swearing at a migrant woman

ATHENS (Reuters) - The Greek police has suspended an officer and ordered an internal inquiry after a video showed him verbally abusing an elderly woman at a migrant camp, police said on Saturday, amid growing violence toward migrants in Greece. The woman was...

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 10:06 AM