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Sri Lankan police hunt 140 people after Easter bombings

(Reuters) - Sri Lankan police are trying to track down 140 people believed linked to Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings of churches and hotels that killed 253 people, President Maithripala Sirisena said on Friday. Muslims in Sri Lanka were urged to...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 10:04am

Uber sets terms for IPO, posts $1 billion first-quarter loss

By Joshua Franklin (Reuters) - Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc is aiming for a valuation of up to $91.5 billion in its initial public offering, potentially the largest U.S. listing in years and a test of investor appetite for a high-growth but...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 9:54am

Senator Warren introduces military housing bill to boost inspections, transparency

By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell NEW YORK (Reuters) - Senator Elizabeth Warren will introduce a bill Friday that offers new protections for U.S. military families facing unsafe housing, following a series of Reuters reports...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 9:54am

Admitted Russian agent Butina to be sentenced in U.S., faces deportation

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Admitted Russian agent Maria Butina will be sentenced on Friday by a federal judge after pleading guilty in December to conspiring with a Russian official to infiltrate a gun rights group and influence U.S....

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 9:54am

Volatile trade, inventories boost U.S. growth to 3.2 percent in first quarter

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth accelerated in the first quarter, but the burst in growth was driven by a smaller trade deficit and the largest accumulation of unsold merchandise since 2015, temporary factors that are likely to...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 9:54am

Far-right Vox party stirs swing vote talk as Spain's election looms

By John Stonestreet and Belén Carreño MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Vox party, aligned to a broader far-right movement emerging across Europe, has become the focus of speculation about last minute shifts in voting intentions since official...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 9:54am

Russia testing Ukraine's new leader with passport move: Lithuania

By Matthias Williams KIEV (Reuters) - Russia's decision to make it easier for residents of rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine to obtain a Russian passport is meant to test Ukraine's new leader and the West should not recognize the documents, Lithuania's...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 9:54am

Wall Street opens flat after mixed earnings, GDP data

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks open little changed on Friday following a mixed batch of earnings, while investors assessed data that showed U.S. growth was boosted by temporary factors in the first quarter. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 7.46 points, or 0.03...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 9:54am

U.S. measles outbreak triggers quarantine at two Los Angeles universities

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A nationwide measles outbreak has led health officials to quarantine dozens of people at two Los Angeles universities, officials said on Thursday. The quarantine affects the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 9:53am

North Korean leader warns of a return to tension, blames U.S. 'bad faith'

By Joyce Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Russian President Vladimir Putin peace and security on the Korean peninsula depended on the United States, warning that a state of hostility could easily return, North Korean media said on Friday. Kim's...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 7:03am

Dollar dips ahead of U.S. GDP print, shares subdued

By Ritvik Carvalho LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar retreated from 23-month highs on Friday ahead of keenly awaited U.S. gross domestic product data for the first quarter, while global shares were on track for a fifth weekly gain in a row despite subdued trade...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 5:04am

In bail reprise, Ghosn leaves Tokyo jail, agrees to limit contact with wife

By Tim Kelly and Naomi Tajitsu TOKYO (Reuters) - Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn walked out of a Japanese jail for a second time late on Thursday, freed on $4.5 million bail after agreeing to curbs on contacting his wife as he awaits trial on financial misconduct charges...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 2:50am

U.S. judge blocks new Trump abortion rule for health clinics

By Steve Gorman and Nate Raymond (Reuters) - A federal judge in Washington state on Thursday blocked a Trump administration rule that would prohibit taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring patients to abortion providers. The...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 2:03am

Trump approved payment of $2 million North Korea bill for care of Warmbier: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump approved payment of a $2 million bill presented by North Korea to cover its care of comatose American Otto Warmbier, a college student who died shortly after being returned home from 17 months in a North Korean prison,...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 12:04am

Facebook users care less about privacy than regulators

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc is preparing for a record-setting fine from U.S. regulators over privacy issues, but Wall Street shrugged at the looming penalty after the company added users and trounced profit expectations for the first quarter. It has been just...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:03pm

Judge gives U.S. six months to identify separated migrant children

By Tom Hals (Reuters) - A U.S. judge said on Thursday he would order the Trump administration to comb through the records of 47,000 immigrant children and within six months identify those separated from their parents after crossing the Mexican border...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:03pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden to make third run for the White House

(Reuters) - Former Vice President Joe Biden, a moderate Democrat who has made his appeal to the disaffected working-class voters who deserted the party in 2016 a key part of his political identity, is set to launch his third run for the White House on Thursday. Biden will announce his bid by video...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 9:10am

Climate-change protesters target London Stock Exchange and Canary Wharf

By Dylan Martinez and Alex Fraser LONDON (Reuters) - Environmental activists glued themselves to the London Stock Exchange, blocked roads near the...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:34am

World stocks slip, euro suffers, growth fears linger

By Tom Wilson LONDON (Reuters) - World equity markets slipped on Thursday amid worries on global growth and as investors digested European earnings, while the Swedish crown slumped to its lowest in 17 years and the euro suffered after German data...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:33am

Spurned by Washington, North Korea's Kim seeks a friend in Putin

By Maria Vasilyeva and Vladimir Soldatkin VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:29am