Reuters

Trump arrives in Japan for ceremonial visit as trade tensions loom

By Jeff Mason TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, landed in Japan on Saturday on a largely ceremonial visit meant to showcase strong ties with Tokyo even as trade tensions loom. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will treat Trump to an...

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 10:01am

Trump urges greater Japanese investment in U.S., criticizes trade advantage

By Jeff Mason TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged Japanese business leaders on Saturday to increase their investment in the United States while he chided Japan for having a "substantial edge" on trade that negotiators were...

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 10:01am

No claim made for Lyon bomb French anti-terrorism prosecutor says

LYON (Reuters) - Police hunted on Saturday for a man who left a bomb in a pedestrian shopping street in the central French city of Lyon on Friday that wounded 13 people. Ninety police investigators supported by 30 scientific officers and technicians as well as local police were...

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 10:01am

Democratic presidential hopeful Klobuchar proposes revamping EPA ethanol rules

By Humeyra Pamuk and Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar on Saturday called for revamping the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rules governing how refineries use ethanol in gasoline products, a proposal...

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 10:01am

India's battered Congress party closes ranks after election setback

By Zeba Siddiqui and Devjyot Ghoshal NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The head of India's main opposition Congress party, Rahul Gandhi, offered to quit on Saturday after a crushing election defeat but senior party officials rejected his offer and called...

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 10:01am

Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over $8 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia,...

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 9:01am

U.S. troop move to Middle East 'dangerous for international peace': Iran's Zarif

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that the U.S. decision to deploy more troops to the Middle East in response to the perceived threat from Iran was "extremely dangerous" for peace. The United States...

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 7:01am

Contest to replace May as British prime minister hots up

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - The contest to replace Theresa May as British prime minister hotted up on Saturday with five candidates now vying for a job whose central task will be to find a way to take a divided Britain out...

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 7:01am

Duvets discarded, cushions thrown at Japan's Pillow Fighting Championship

By Jack Tarrant and Yoko Kono ITO, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan (Reuters) - The Japanese may be known for their neatness, particularly when it comes to making their bed in the morning, but all social norms went out the window on Saturday during qualifying for the...

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 5:00am

Huawei shipments could fall by up to a quarter this year: analysts

By Sijia Jiang and Josh Horwitz HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Huawei, hit by crippling U.S. sanctions, could see shipments decline by as much as a quarter this year and faces the possibility that its smartphones will disappear from...

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 1:00am

Trump says considering pardons for some U.S. soldiers accused of war crimes

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was considering pardons for "two or three" American soldiers charged with war crimes, a move he also said would be controversial but...

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 12:00am

French police hunt suitcase bomber after blast in Lyon

LYON (Reuters) - French police were hunting a suspected suitcase bomber on Friday after an explosion in the central city of Lyon that injured 13 people, officials said. The suspect was captured on security video leaving a bag in front of a bakery shortly before an explosion occurred...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:03pm

Wall St. edges higher after Trump sparks U.S.-China trade hopes

By April Joyner NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's major stock indexes edged higher on Friday after falling in the previous session, as hopeful comments from U.S. President Donald Trump regarding trade relations with China assuaged concerns among some investors. Trump...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:03pm

Trump orders intelligence community to cooperate with review on Russia probe origins

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered the intelligence community to cooperate with Attorney General William Barr's review of the events that prompted an investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia. The directive comes as the White...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:03pm

Novartis $2 million gene therapy for rare disorder is world's most expensive drug

By John Miller and Caroline Humer ZURICH/NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis on Friday won U.S. approval for its gene therapy Zolgensma for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the leading genetic cause of death in infants, and priced the one-time...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:03pm

Brexit brings down May, Johnson stakes leadership claim

By Elizabeth Piper, William James and Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - Fighting back tears, Theresa May said on Friday she would quit after failing to deliver Brexit, setting up a contest that will install a new British prime minister who could pursue a cleaner break with the...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:03pm

For Anderson family, an early bet on SMA gene therapy

By Caroline Humer NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Malachi Anderson was diagnosed with a rare and often deadly disease called spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) as an infant nearly four years ago, his parents Tina and Torence had a decision to make. In years...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:03pm

Musk's SpaceX raised over $1 billion in six months: filings

(Reuters) - Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX has raised more than $1 billion in financing in the last six months as it aims to roll out an ambitious high-speed internet service by using a constellation of satellites to beam signals from space. The...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:03pm

Boeing at two-week high as approval for 737 MAX to fly seen by late June

(Reuters) - Shares of Boeing Co rose as much as 3% to more than a two-week high on Friday after Reuters reported that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects to approve 737 MAX jets to return to service as soon as late June. Shares of the world's...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:03pm

Soccer: Holders U.S. shrug off weight of World Cup expectations

By Amy Tennery NEW YORK (Reuters) - Few of the 24 women's World Cup teams arriving in France for next month's tournament will bear the weight of expectation quite like reigning champions the United States. The three-times winners will be...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:03pm