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Philadelphia Energy Solutions seeks to permanently shut oil refinery

By Jarrett Renshaw PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) will seek to permanently shut its oil refinery in the city after a massive fire caused substantial damage to the complex, the mayor confirmed on Wednesday, a day after two...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:27pm

Trump says 'not talking boots on the ground' if action taken against Iran

By Tim Ahmann and Babak Dehghanpisheh WASHINGTON/GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was "not talking boots on the ground" should military action be necessary against Iran, and said any conflict would not last long...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:27pm

First Democratic debate offers struggling candidates a chance to shine

By James Oliphant MIAMI (Reuters) - The first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday will give contenders struggling to break through in the crowded field an opportunity to step out of the shadow cast by front-runners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, who take the stage a day later...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:27pm

House panel votes to subpoena Trump adviser Conway on Hatch Act

By Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee voted 25-16 on Wednesday to subpoena testimony from White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway after she failed to appear at a hearing about...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:27pm

Palestinians reject U.S. peace plan as Kushner keeps silent on political details

By Matt Spetalnick MANAMA (Reuters) - Palestinians poured scorn on the Trump administration's much-touted peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Wednesday, saying its framework for a trade...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:27pm

U.S. Special Counsel Mueller to testify before House panels on July 17: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who issued a report in April on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, will testify in open session before the House of Representatives Judiciary and Intelligence Committees on July 17, the panels' Democratic chairmen said on...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:27pm

Fate of opioid litigation hinges on government 'police power'

By Mike Spector and Nate Raymond NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) - The fate of thousands of lawsuits seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic hinges in part on a thorny legal question: Can a company use a...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:27pm

Wall Street higher on tech boost, trade hopes

By Shreyashi Sanyal (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday as gains in chipmaker Micron boosted the technology sector and comments from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin fueled hopes that the United States and China were making progress in their trade...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:27pm

Bernie Sanders seeks U.S. voters on live-streaming gaming site

By Elizabeth Culliford SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, facing a crowded field of Democratic contenders, has a new strategy to reach younger voters: joining a live-streaming site for video gamers. Footage of...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:27pm

Trump says it's 'possible' for deal with China's Xi to avoid more tariffs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday it was possible he would emerge from a meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping this week with a deal that means there was no need to impose more tariffs on goods from China. Trump is...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:26pm

Hong Kong activists urge G20 leaders to help 'liberate' city

By Vim Vam Tong and Jessie Pang HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of people in Hong Kong joined an evening protest and marched to major foreign consulates on Wednesday, urging leaders gathering for this week's summit of G20 nations to back their demand to scrap a controversial...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:26pm

Drowned migrants photo shows failure to tackle desperation, UNHCR says

By Jaciel Rubio MATAMOROS, Mexico (Reuters) - A harrowing photo of a man and his young daughter who drowned on the U.S.-Mexico border has brought global attention to the dangers for a wave of mostly Latin American migrants traveling north, with...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:26pm

EU hits Broadcom with interim demands in antitrust probe

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators want U.S. chipmaker Broadcom to scrap its exclusivity clauses with TV and modem makers to avoid irreparable harm to the market while they investigate whether this tactic and others are designed to block rivals...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:26pm

Boeing looms large over struggling U.S. manufacturing sector

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New orders for long-lasting U.S.-made goods fell for a second straight month in May as troubles at Boeing weighed on demand for aircraft, suggesting manufacturing could remain weak even as business spending on...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:26pm

Trump slams Rapinoe for spurning potential White House invite

(Note strong language in paragraph three and six that some readers may find offensive) (Reuters) - United States President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to criticize U.S women's soccer team co-captain Megan Rapinoe for saying she...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:26pm

U.S. aims to restart China trade talks, will not accept conditions on tariff use

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States hopes to re-launch trade talks with China after President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping meet in Japan on Saturday, but Washington will not accept any conditions around the U.S. use of tariffs in the dispute, a senior...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:26pm

World Pride in New York celebrates LGBTQ advances, but mourns setbacks under Trump

(Reuters) - New York City will host 4 million visitors this week to celebrate World Pride for both a celebration of advancements in LGBTQ rights and a call to action in the face of anti-LGBTQ policies enacted by U.S. President Donald Trump. New York has been designated the site for World Pride...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:40am

Trump says Fed's Powell needs to lower rates, doing bad job

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates so the United States can compete with countries that he said are devaluing their currencies. Trump said Fed Chair Jerome Powell was doing a...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:04am

Trump says any U.S. war with Iran would not last long

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that any war between the United States and Iran would be swift, although he reiterated his desire to avoid a military confrontation even as he blasted Tehran's leaders. "I hope we don't,...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:04am

Macron calls for synergies, alliances' to strengthen Renault-Nissan

TOKYO (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday called for further synergies and alliances to strengthen the Renault-Nissan partnership in a global market. "The Renault-Nissan alliance is a jewel in the industry," Macron told French...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:04am