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China, U.S. to hold next round of trade talks in late August

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday a delegation would attend the next round of trade talks with U.S. counterparts in Washington later this month, in the latest bid to defuse a conflict that has set world markets on edge. A Chinese delegation...

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 12:35 AM

Facebook says it was 'too slow' to fight hate speech in Myanmar

By Poppy McPherson YANGON (Reuters) - Facebook has been “too slow” to address hate speech in Myanmar and is acting to remedy the problem by hiring more Burmese speakers and investing in technology to identify problematic content, the company said in a...

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 12:25 AM

Judge orders Keystone XL pipeline review in setback for Trump

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge in Montana on Wednesday ordered the U.S. State Department to do a full environmental review of a revised route for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, a move that could delay the project and prove a...

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 12:01 AM

Newspaper editorials across U.S. rebuke Trump for attacks on media

By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - More than 300 U.S. newspapers have pledged to run editorials on Thursday defending freedom of the press in response to President Donald Trump calling some media organizations enemies of the American people....

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 11:20 PM

Asian shares trim losses on renewed Sino-U.S. talks; Turkey, China worries weigh

By Tomo Uetake TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares pulled away from one-year lows on Thursday, after Beijing said it will hold trade talks with Washington this month, although Turkey's currency crisis and fears of an economic slowdown in China kept most markets...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 11:02 PM

Trump says his steel tariffs will save the U.S. industry: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his tariffs on foreign steel are saving the U.S. industry and he predicted that in the future American steelmakers will mostly face domestic competition, the Wall Street Journal reported. In a...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 9:26 PM

Scientists seek new ways to combat Florida's growing 'red tide'

By Steve Gorman (Reuters) - Scientists in Florida are on the cusp of developing promising methods to control toxic algae blooms like the "red tide" that has been killing marine life along a 150-mile (240-km) stretch of the Gulf Coast, the head...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 9:26 PM

Colorado baker in case of Supreme Court sues state over 'persecution'

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado baker who won a narrow Supreme Court victory over his refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple is suing the state after it launched another case against him for declining to create a cake for a...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 9:11 PM

Exclusive: In Chinese port city, Japan's Toyota lays foundation to ramp up sales

By Norihiko Shirouzu and Yilei Sun BEIJING (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp is likely to make 120,000 more cars a year in the Chinese port city of Tianjin as part of a medium-term strategy that's gathering pace as China-Japan ties improve, said four company...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 8:16 PM

New Mexico compound member in U.S. illegally over 20 years: government

TAOS, N.M. (Reuters) - A Haitian woman who was charged with child abuse at a New Mexico compound has been taken into custody by immigration authorities after living in the United States illegally for over 20 years, federal officials said on Wednesday. Jany...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 7:36 PM

Malaysian court to rule on women accused of killing brother of North Korean leader

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Malaysian court will decide on Thursday whether to continue hearing a case against two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, or acquit them. Indonesian Siti...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 7:06 PM

Senate to consider massive spending bill, faces Trump objections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators agreed on Wednesday to debate and vote in the next few days on more than $850 billion in spending on defense, labor and healthcare programs, as the Trump administration announced its objections to some parts of the bill....

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 7:01 PM

Payment seen unlikely on $1.1 billion in maturing Venezuela bonds

By Rodrigo Campos and Brian Ellsworth NEW YORK/CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela faces payments of $1.1 billion in interest and principal on two bonds maturing on Wednesday, but investors expect the cash-strapped nation to continue its pattern of no payments...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 6:42 PM

U.S. clergy sex abuse revelation fuels push to reform assault laws

By Scott Malone and Gabriella Borter BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The latest revelation of widespread child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy has given impetus to efforts by legislators, including a Pennsylvania lawmaker who has said he was...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 6:42 PM

Italy bridge collapse: The financial facts behind the fury

By Valentina Za and Stefano Bernabei MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's anti-establishment government, outraged at the deadly collapse of a 50-year-old bridge, has presented the disaster as a warning to Brussels to give it more leeway to upgrade the country's aging...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 5:15 PM

Twitter bans Alex Jones, Infowars from tweeting for seven days

By Munsif Vengattil (Reuters) - Twitter Inc has banned U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his website Infowars from tweeting for seven days, saying their tweets violated company's rules against abusive behavior. The microblogging site said...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 4:23 PM

Google provides data on U.S. political advertising

(Reuters) - Google has added a section to its twice-yearly transparency report to show who buys U.S. election ads on its platform and how much money is spent on political advertising, the search engine giant said on Wednesday. The move follows similar steps...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 3:54 PM

U.S. and Mexico to set up joint team to fight drug cartels

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Mexico will set up a joint team based in Chicago to target Mexican drug cartels, their leaders, and finances, officials said on Wednesday. The team will aim to slow the flow of illegal drugs...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 3:37 PM

U.S. and Mexico to set up joint team to fight drug cartels

By Karen Pierog CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. and Mexican law enforcement authorities will set up a joint team based in Chicago targeting the leaders and finances of drug cartels that ship opioids into the United States, aiming to stanch a spike in overdose...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 3:36 PM

Uber narrows loss but is a long way from finding profit

By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc said on Wednesday it narrowed its quarterly losses from a year earlier, although the ride-hailing company is still a long way from proving it can be profitable as it gears up to go public...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 3:35 PM