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Trump signs repeal of U.S. broadband privacy rules

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed a repeal of Obama-era broadband privacy rules, the White House said, a victory for internet service providers and a blow to privacy advocates. Republicans...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 7:51am

Le Pen says banks will not quit France if France quits euro

PARIS (Reuters) - Investors will not pull their money from France if it leaves the euro, according to Marine Le Pen, the far-right presidential candidate who pledges to call a referendum and restore the national franc currency if elected. In an interview on Sud Radio and TV channel Public Senat,...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 7:22am

Do you recognize Dictionary.com’s new words?

Sick of people asking you what you mean when you say you’re “hangry” or you love your man’s “dad bod” while he’s “dabbing?” Just direct them to Dictionary.com, which added those words and hundreds more to its database this week. “Many...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 7:21am

Iran's Aseman Airlines signs deal to buy at least 30 Boeing jets

By Babak Dehghanpisheh and Tim Hepher DUBAI/PARIS (Reuters) - Iran's Aseman Airlines has signed a tentative deal to buy at least 30 Boeing <BA.N> 737 MAX jets, in the first new...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:54am

Toshiba seeks new loan, offers stake in memory chip unit as collateral: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp on Tuesday asked creditor banks for a new loan and offered a stake in its memory chip unit that is being split off as collateral, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. In a meeting with creditor banks, the troubled...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:54am

Airbus to fit more seats into super-jumbo with slimmer staircase

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Airbus <AIR.PA> has developed a new, slimmer staircase for its A380 super jumbo to allow for more seats in its latest effort to improve sales of the world's largest airliner. Reuters reported last month that Airbus was considering...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:54am

EU to investigate new RBS plan to offset state aid

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU state aid regulators will investigate whether a proposal by Royal Bank of Scotland <RBS.L> to help so-called challenger banks and boost competition among lenders will be able to substitute a previous pledge to sell its Williams & Glyn...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:54am

Malaysia rights panel disturbed over more than 600 deaths in prisons and detention centers

By A. Ananthalakshmi KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's national human rights panel on Tuesday said it was disturbed by more than 600 deaths at immigration detention centers and prisons over the last two years, and called for immediate reform...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:54am

U.S. navy aid unit told to leave Cambodia

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy aid unit has been told to leave Cambodia, the U.S. embassy said, in a new sign of the Southeast Asian country loosening links with Washington as it strengthens ties with Beijing. The ...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:54am

Thailand approves purchase of Chinese tanks to replace old U.S. model

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The Thai cabinet on Tuesday approved the purchase of 10 Chinese tanks worth $58 million to replace an old U.S. model, a government spokesman said, the second of three planned purchases of 49 tanks from China. Thailand ordered 28 tanks from...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:54am

China, ASEAN make progress on framework deal on disputed sea, Philippines says

MANILA (Reuters) - China and Southeast Asian countries have made progress in talks on a code of conduct for the disputed South China Sea, the Philippine acting foreign minister said on Tuesday. China claims almost the entire waterway, through which about $5...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:54am

Number of people displaced from Mosul exceeds 300,000, U.N. says

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - More than 300,000 people have fled Mosul since the start of the U.S.-backed campaign to dislodge Islamic State from the northern Iraqi city in October, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The United Nations' International Organisation...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:54am

Philippines' Duterte fires minister over corruption allegations

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has fired his interior minister for "loss of trust and confidence", the most senior government executive to be removed in a campaign to root out corruption, two Cabinet officials said on Tuesday. The...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:54am

Colombia starts to bury 273 landslide victims, search continues

MOCOA, Colombia (Reuters) - Scores of decomposing cadavers were being released for burial on Monday as rescuers continued to search for victims of weekend flooding and...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:54am

Seized Indian vessel moved to undisclosed location over ransom demands: pirate leader

By Abdiqani Hassan BOSASSO (Reuters) - Pirates who hijacked an Indian cargo dhow with 11 crew on board have moved the vessel to an undisclosed location within Galmudug waters off the Somali coast until their ransom demands are met, a pirate leader told Reuters on...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:54am

Boko Haram video denies claims of starvation in northeast Nigeria forest

KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - The faction of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram led by Abubakar Shekau released a video on Tuesday denying that fighters are dying of hunger in its northeast Nigerian forest base. Nigeria's military last week said it was "...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:54am

South Africa's Cosatu says Zuma must step down after reshuffle, downgrade

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's largest trade union and ally to the ruling African National Congress (ANC) Cosatu said on Tuesday that President Jacob Zuma must step down after his change of finance ministers triggered a credit rating downgrade to "junk...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:54am

South Africa's Zuma says fiscal policy wont change after cabinet reshuffle

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday the country's fiscal policy would remain unchanged after his cabinet reshuffle and that his ministers would reach out to international investors to assure them of this after S&P downgraded...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:54am

As Trump-Xi summit looms, evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border

By Sue-Lin Wong and Joseph Campbell NANPING/DANDONG, China (Reuters) - In the Northeast Asia Special Region straddling China's border with...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:54am

British police charge 13 people over attack on asylum seeker in London

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said they had now charged 13 people on Tuesday over a brutal attack on a teenage asylum seeker in south London which detectives said he was lucky to survive. The 17-year-old Kurdish Iranian boy, named by media as...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:54am