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North Korea urges Trump to drop Pompeo from talks; U.S. plays down weapons test

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

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 5:01am

Thousands of Peruvians say goodbye to ex-president following suicide

By Marco Aquino LIMA (Reuters) - Thousand of Peruvians said goodbye on Thursday in Lima to ex-president Alan Garcia -- who killed himself this week - in the second of three days of national mourning declared by President Martin Vizcarra. Garcia shot himself in the head...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 5:01am

Off-duty journalist shot dead during Northern Ireland riot

By Amanda Ferguson BELFAST (Reuters) - An off-duty journalist was killed after shots were fired during rioting in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry overnight, in what police on Friday said was likely the work of militant...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 5:01am

Foxconn says it remains committed to Wisconsin investment project

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's Foxconn said on Friday it remains committed to its contract to build a display plant and tech research facilities in Wisconsin, days after the U.S. state's governor said he wanted to renegotiate the deal. Democratic Governor Tony...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 5:01am

Mueller report gives Democrats political ammunition but they are split on how to use it

(Note graphic language in 13th paragraph) By Sarah N. Lynch and Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on his inquiry into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election provided extensive details on...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 5:01am

Weeping teenage climate activists in peaceful protest near London's Heathrow

LONDON (Reuters) - Teenage protesters staged an emotional protest at political inaction on climate change near London's Heathrow Airport on Friday, a further day of actions that have caused transport snarl-ups in the...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 5:01am

Carlos Ghosn to be indicted on additional charge: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo prosecutors are likely to indict former Nissan Motor Co Ltd Chairman Carlos Ghosn on an additional charge of aggravated breach of trust as early as Monday when his current detention period expires, public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 5:01am

Turkey pins hopes on Trump to avoid sanctions over Russia missile deal

By Orhan Coskun and Humeyra Pamuk ANKARA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Turkey's hopes of avoiding punishing U.S. sanctions over its purchase of a Russian air defense system appear increasingly pinned on intervention from Donald Trump, but the president has little...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 5:01am

In the city of Gouda, Dutch cheesemakers worry about U.S. tariffs

GOUDA, Netherlands (Reuters) - Surrounded by 15-kg (33 lb) wheels of cheese ready to be carted away in horse-drawn carriages, a dairy farmer in the Dutch city of Gouda faces off against a cheese trader wearing traditional wooden clogs. Staring each other in...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 5:01am

Rights group condemns U.S. 'vigilantes'' treatment of migrants on border

(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico on Thursday called for state authorities to investigate a small group of armed U.S. citizens who they alleged are illegally detaining migrants entering the United States. The United Constitutional...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 4:01am

Rapper Kodak Black arrested in New York on drug, weapons charges

By Rich McKay (Reuters) - Rapper Kodak Black was released from custody by the New York State Police on Thursday after being arrested on drug and gun charges while coming across the Canada-U.S. border near Niagara Falls, police said. Black, 21,...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 3:01am

Help each other, pope tells prisoners at foot washing rite

By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of 12 prisoners on Thursday at a traditional service, telling them to shun any inmate hierarchy structure or law of the strongest and to help each other instead. Francis' predecessors held the...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 3:01am

U.S. launches four-state study to find ways to reduce opioid overdose deaths

By Manas Mishra and Tamara Mathias (Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Thursday said they will spend $350 million in four states to study ways to best deal with the nation's opioid crisis on the local level, with a goal of reducing opioid-related overdose...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 12:00am

Exclusive: Venezuela skirts U.S. sanctions by funneling oil sales via Russia

By Marianna Parraga MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro is funneling cashflow from Venezuelan oil sales through Russian state energy giant Rosneft as he seeks to evade U.S. sanctions designed to oust him from power, according to sources and...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:00pm

Mortar bombs land on Tripoli suburb as two-week battle rages on

By Hani Amara and Ulf Laessing AL-SUANI, Libya/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of Tripoli on Thursday, almost hitting a clinic and adding to people's suffering after two weeks of an offensive by eastern troops on...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 9:05pm

Earnings deluge could make or break sentiment

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Next week will go a long way in determining whether investors should be concerned about the dawning of an earnings recession or whether back-to-back quarters of negative growth can be avoided in what is the heaviest...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 9:05pm

Pinterest, Zoom shares surge in market debut after IPOs

By Aparajita Saxena (Reuters) - Shares of Pinterest Inc surged 25 percent in their debut on Thursday, giving the online scrapbook company a market capitalization of $15.8 billion and signaling increased investor appetite for new tech listings. The successful debut bodes...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:09pm

Wall Street closes slightly higher, industrials lead

By Stephen Culp NEW YORK (Reuters) - Industrials led the S&P 500 and the Dow moderately higher on Thursday after robust U.S. economic data and some healthy corporate earnings reports. All three major U.S. stock indexes closed in...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:09pm

Stocks mixed as strong U.S. retail sales offset weak European manufacturing data

By April Joyner NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gauge of global stocks fell on Thursday after underwhelming manufacturing surveys from Asia and Europe, though it pared losses as Wall Street edged higher on strong U.S. retail sales data and earnings from industrial...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:09pm

Officials pay tribute to victims of Madeira tourist bus crash

By Rafael Marchante, Catarina Demony and Miguel Pereira CANICO, Portugal (Reuters) - In a show of solidarity, the foreign ministers of Germany and Portugal laid two wreaths near the site where 29 German tourists died on Wednesday after their bus overturned on the Portuguese island of...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:09pm