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Trump's Cuba hawks try to squeeze Havana over Venezuela role

By Zachary Fagenson, Matt Spetalnick and Lesley Wroughton MIAMI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed new sanctions and other punitive measures on Cuba and Venezuela, seeking to ratchet up U.S. pressure on Havana to end its support for Venezuela's...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:03am

North Korea rejects Pompeo from nuclear dialogue: KCNA

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea no longer wants U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo involved in nuclear talks, calling for someone who "is more careful and mature in communicating", state media said on Thursday. The official KCNA news agency also said,...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:03am

At least 29 killed in Madeira when tourist bus veers off the road

By Catarina Demony LISBON (Reuters) - At least 29 people, most of them German tourists, were killed and 27 others injured on Wednesday when their bus veered off a steep narrow road on the Portuguese island of Madeira, authorities said. The white tourist bus -- which was...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:02am

Amazon, facing entrenched rivals, says to shut China online store

By Jeffrey Dastin, Cate Cadell and Kane Wu SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said it will shut its China online store by July 18, as the U.S. e-commerce giant focuses on the lucrative businesses of selling overseas goods and cloud services in the world's most...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:02am

France asks: should Notre-Dame's spire be rebuilt as it was?

By Richard Lough and Caroline Pailliez PARIS (Reuters) - France will open the redesign of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral's historic spire to international architects after Monday night's catastrophic blaze that gutted the centuries-old roof and sent the towering spire crashing through...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:02am

Facebook says it uploaded email contacts of up to 1.5 million users

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it may have "unintentionally uploaded" email contacts of 1.5 million new users since May 2016, in what seems to be the latest privacy-related issue faced by the social media company. In March, Facebook had stopped...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:02am

Stocks erase week's gains after weak manufacturing surveys

By Ritvik Carvalho LONDON (Reuters) - Global shares erased this week's gains on Thursday after weak manufacturing surveys from Asia and Europe stoked fears of a slowdown in global growth, adding to profit taking ahead of the long Easter weekend...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:02am

North Korea calls for Pompeo to be dropped from talks; tests tactical weapon

By Joyce Lee and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Thursday it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and said he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature, hours after it announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:02am

Release of long-awaited Mueller report on Russia a watershed moment for Trump

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller's long-awaited report on Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election will be released on Thursday, providing the first public look at the findings of an inquiry that has cast...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 4:02am

As Indonesia president heads for poll win, police warn on security

By Augustinus Beo Da Costa and Ed Davies JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo appeared on course on Thursday for a second term, based on unofficial vote counts and despite the objections of his rival,...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 4:02am

White House, Justice Department officials discussed Mueller report ahead of release: NYT

By David Morgan and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House lawyers held talks with U.S. Justice Department officials in recent days about the conclusions in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report, aiding them in preparing for its release, the New York Times reported...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:01am

Energy Secretary Perry planning to leave Trump administration: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is planning to leave the Trump administration, but his departure is not imminent, a source familiar with the situation said on Wednesday. Perry, a former governor of Texas who has taken a leading role...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 11:04pm

Exclusive: Dispute flares among U.S. officials over Trump administration Iran arms control report

By Jonathan Landay and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new Trump administration report on international compliance with arms control accords provoked a dispute with U.S. intelligence agencies and some State Department officials concerned that the...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 11:04pm

Peru's ex-president Garcia kills himself to avoid arrest in Odebrecht probe

By Mitra Taj and Marco Aquino LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's former president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head on Wednesday to avoid arrest in connection with alleged bribes from Brazilian builder Odebrecht, taking his own life, in the most dramatic turn yet in Latin America's largest...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 10:08pm

Migrant camps overflow as Mexico cracks down after Trump threats

By Delphine Schrank MAPASTEPEC, Mexico (Reuters) - Amid pressure from Washington, Mexico is backpedaling on promises of better treatment for Central American migrants, leaving hundreds stranded in unsanitary camps near its southern border and allegations of irregular detentions...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 8:04pm

'I wanna be dead': Teen obsessed with Columbine posted dark thoughts online

(Editor's note: paragraph 4 contains language that readers may find offensive.) By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Florida teenager whose purported fascination with the 1999 Columbine school massacre sparked a massive hunt for her this week...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 8:03pm

Major automakers fear Trump 'grenade' - imposing U.S. auto tariffs

By Nick Carey and David Shepardson NEW YORK (Reuters) - Major automakers are bullish on the outlook for the U.S. economy and auto sales, but one big question remains - will President Donald Trump throw a grenade into the sector by imposing sweeping tariffs...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 8:03pm

Flight from healthcare shares halts stock rally

By April Joyner NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks around the globe fell on Wednesday as a continued flight from healthcare shares dragged on Wall Street, overshadowing upbeat economic data from China. The S&P 500 dipped as the healthcare index dived 2.9% to erase its year-...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 7:04pm

Wall Street dips as healthcare slide offsets chip boost

By Stephen Culp NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended slightly lower on Wednesday as a drop in healthcare shares overshadowed a string of positive corporate earnings and upbeat economic data from the United States and China. All three major U....

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 7:04pm

Florida judge blocks release of video in Patriots owner prostitution case

(Reuters) - A Florida judge on Wednesday blocked prosecutors from releasing surveillance video from inside the massage parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and dozens of other men have been accused of soliciting prostitution. Prosecutors said earlier in the day in...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 5:31pm