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Hong Kong pro-democracy 'Occupy' activists jailed for role in mass protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong court on Wednesday jailed key leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy "Occupy" movement in a move that highlights political divisions nearly five years after protests rocked the China-ruled city. The sentences came...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 1:02am

Death toll from Sri Lanka bombing attacks rises to 359: police

COLOMBO (Reuters) - The death toll from the Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka rose to 359, police said on Wednesday without providing any further details. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera released the toll...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 1:02am

Asian shares fall despite strong Wall Street; dollar near 22-month high

By Andrew Galbraith SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Equity markets in Asia faltered on Wednesday, amid losses in South Korea and worries that China has put any further stimulus on hold as the economy shows signs of regaining its footing. MSCI's broadest...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 1:02am

North Korea's Kim enters Russia for summit with Putin

By Hyonhee Shin and Vladimir Soldatkin SEOUL/MOSCOW (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed the border into Russia on Wednesday by train, Russian media reported, for his first trip there aimed at galvanizing support from President Vladimir Putin while nuclear talks with...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 1:02am

Fear consumes Sri Lankan blast survivor after scenes from hell

(Graphic content; descriptions in this story are graphic.) By Ebrahim Harris COLOMBO (Reuters) - Ab Nirmala had just recounted how a day earlier she had found her daughter alive amid the body parts and bloody corpses strewn across the nave of...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 1:02am

U.S. accuses pair of stealing secrets, spying on GE to aid China

By Sarah N. Lynch and David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former engineer and a Chinese businessman have been charged with economic espionage and conspiring to steal trade secrets from General Electric Co to benefit China, according to an...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 11:00pm

S&P 500, Nasdaq hit record closing highs on upbeat earnings

By Sinéad Carew NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq registered record closing highs after a broadbased rally on Tuesday, as a clutch of better-than-expected earnings reports eased concerns about a slowdown. In Tuesday's trading the benchmark index...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 9:04pm

Treasury's Mnuchin misses congressional deadline to hand over Trump tax returns

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin failed to meet a final congressional deadline on Tuesday for turning over President Donald Trump's tax returns to lawmakers, setting the stage for a possible court battle...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 9:04pm

Boeing sees FAA approving software fix in May, MAX ungrounding in July: sources

By Tracy Rucinski and Eric M. Johnson CHICAGO/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing Co has told some 737 MAX owners it is targeting U.S. Federal Aviation Administration approval of its software fix as early as the third week of May and the ungrounding of the...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 9:04pm

Bowing to U.S. demands, U.N. waters down resolution on sexual violence in conflict

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A U.S. threat to veto U.N. Security Council action on sexual violence in conflict was averted on Tuesday after a long-agreed phrase was removed because President Donald Trump's administration sees...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 9:04pm

Snap restarts user growth with original shows, Android overhaul

By Vibhuti Sharma and Sheila Dang (Reuters) - Snap Inc's original shows and rebuilt Android app helped it add Snapchat users for the first time in three quarters and top analyst revenue forecasts, but that was not enough to push its shares much higher after a sharp run-up this year...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 9:03pm

In Rohingya camps, a political awakening faces a backlash

By Simon Lewis, Poppy McPherson and Ruma Paul KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Reuters) - It was after Mohib Ullah scored his first political victories that the death threats began in earnest. On a recent morning, the...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 9:03pm

IRS fails to meet congressional deadline for Trump tax returns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A deadline for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service to turn President Donald Trump's tax returns over to a congressional tax oversight committee expired on Tuesday without lawmakers receiving the documents, a committee aide said. The...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 7:06pm

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un departs for Russia by train on Wednesday: KCNA

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un departed for Russia on Wednesday morning by private train, state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Wednesday. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 7:06pm

Hollywood celebrates the finale of the 'Avengers' movies

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and other members of the Avengers superhero team on Monday celebrated the final chapter in a 22-movie saga that ranks as the movie industry's highest-grossing franchise of all time. At a lavish...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 7:06pm

World stocks rally, near U.S. record highs, oil gains

By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets rallied on Tuesday, with the Nasdaq and S&P 500 indexes setting record closing highs on Wall Street, while European energy shares posted their biggest daily gain since January as crude prices...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 5:03pm

Former U.S. vice president Biden to announce 2020 election run on Thursday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will announce on Thursday that he is seeking the Democratic Party's presidential nomination for the 2020 election, a source familiar with the plans said on Tuesday. Biden, 76, a longtime senator who...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 5:02pm

Facebook's flood of languages leaves it struggling to monitor content

By Maggie Fick and Paresh Dave NAIROBI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered by the company's inability to keep up with a flood of new languages as mobile phones bring social media to every corner...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 3:05pm

Kushner says Mueller probe damaged U.S. more than Russia did

NEW YORK (Reuters) - White House advisor and President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner said on Tuesday that Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 election harmed U.S. democracy more than Moscow's interference did...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 3:05pm

Christchurch attack survivors offered New Zealand residency

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand will grant permanent residency to all survivors of the mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques in which 50 Muslim worshippers were killed, it said on Tuesday. Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 1:07pm