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The Deciders: Meet the voters defining America's politics

By Letitia Stein (Reuters) - A retiree worried about his granddaughter's future in Pinellas County, Florida. A factory worker in Racine County,...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:05pm

Iran, U.S. in war of words after U.S. drone shot down

By Parisa Hafezi and Phil Stewart DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said Iran made "a very big mistake" by shooting down a U.S. military drone that Tehran said was on a spy mission over its territory, in an incident that fanned fears of wider...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:05pm

China's Xi says world hopes North Korea-U.S. talks can succeed

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - The world hopes North Korea and the United States can talk to each other and for those talks to be successful, Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday, praising Pyongyang's efforts toward denuclearization...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:05pm

S&P 500 hits all-time high as Fed signals rate cuts

By Shreyashi Sanyal (Reuters) - The S&P 500 index touched an all-time high on Thursday, after the Federal Reserve indicated that it could cut interest rates as early as July to combat growing risks to global and domestic growth. The U.S....

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:05pm

Hicks told House panel Trump is serious about foreign help in elections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hope Hicks, a once close aide to President Donald Trump, told the House Judiciary Committee that Trump was serious in saying there was nothing wrong in accepting derogatory information about political opponents from a foreign government, panel...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:04pm

Ex-U.S. Marine accused of spying by Russia asks Trump to help

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A former U.S. Marine held in Russia on suspicion of spying called on U.S. President Donald Trump and the leaders of Britain, Canada and Ireland to help him as he appeared in court at an appeal hearing on Thursday. Paul Whelan, who holds U.S., British, Canadian and...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:04pm

Trump orders review of controversial biofuel waiver program: sources

By Jarrett Renshaw NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has directed members of his Cabinet to review the administration’s expanded use of waivers exempting small refineries from the nation’s biofuel policy, after hearing from farmers angry...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:04pm

U.S. labor market on solid ground; manufacturing struggling

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to underlying labor market strength despite a sharp slowdown in job growth in May. But...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:04pm

Hong Kong ignores protest deadline to scrap extradition bill, sets stage for further protests

By Anne Marie Roantree HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam appeared to ignore a Thursday deadline set by some protesters to withdraw an extradition bill that she promoted then postponed, setting the stage for a new wave of demonstrations...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 7:05am

China, U.S. to resume trade talks but China says demands must be met

By Yawen Chen and Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Top Chinese and U.S. officials will resume trade talks in accordance with the wishes of their leaders, but China hopes the United States will create the necessary conditions for dialogue, the Chinese...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 7:05am

Bank of Japan joins Fed in signaling easing if needed, keeps policy steady for now

By Leika Kihara and Daniel Leussink TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Thursday but Governor Haruhiko Kuroda signaled readiness to ramp up stimulus as global risks cloud the economic outlook, joining U.S. and...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 7:05am

New York lawmakers pass aggressive law to fight climate change

By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state lawmakers passed early Thursday one of the nation's most ambitious plans to slow climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. If signed into law, it would make New...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 7:04am

Then there were two: Brexit campaigner Johnson far ahead in race to lead Britain

By Guy Faulconbridge LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson, a former foreign secretary who helped lead the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign, is the runaway favorite to win a final pair of ballots on Thursday that will whittle down the race to replace Prime...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 7:04am

Deutsche Bank faces FBI investigation for possible money-laundering lapses: source

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is examining whether Deutsche Bank complied with laws meant to stop money laundering, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. The inquiry, first reported in the New York Times,...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 7:04am

After years of war and drought, Iraq's bumper crop is burning

By Ahmed Aboulenein and Maha El Dahan BAQUBA/NINEVEH PLAINS, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi farmer Riyadh woke on May 13 to find his wheat crop ablaze. In his fields in Diyala province, he found the remains of a mobile phone and plastic bottle which he believes was an explosive device...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 7:04am

U.S. Democratic hopeful Booker proposes clemency for thousands of drug offenders

By Joseph Ax (Reuters) - Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker said on Thursday he would consider releasing thousands of nonviolent drug offenders from federal prisons, vowing to use the president's pardon power to address inherent inequality in the...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 7:04am

Former Interpol chief admits guilt in Chinese court hearing

BEIJING (Reuters) - Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei admitted his guilt during a court hearing on Thursday after Chinese prosecutors accused him of taking 14.5 million yuan ($2.11 million) in bribes, state media said. Interpol, the global police...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 4:03am

Is South Africa edging out Turkey as the big EM short?

By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Move over Turkey and Argentina, emerging markets investors have another country to sweat over: South Africa. The most industrialized economy in Africa was among the "Fragile Five" emerging markets identified by...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 4:03am

Russians, Ukrainian to face murder charges over downing of Flight MH17

By Toby Sterling and Anthony Deutsch NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands (Reuters) - Three Russians and a Ukrainian will face murder charges for the deaths of 298 people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in 2014, the international investigative team said...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 4:03am

Less is more? Inditex cuts stores but boosts space in home market Spain

By Sonya Dowsett MADRID (Reuters) - The list of retail casualties shutting up shop seems to grow by the month but Inditex, the world's largest clothing retailer, is still betting on its network of physical stores to drive growth. The Zara...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 3:02am