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U.S. 'maximum pressure' on North Korea faces test with summit in limbo

By Phil Stewart and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. efforts to sustain and possibly intensify its "maximum pressure" campaign on North Korea are entering a perilous phase as a potential breakdown in diplomacy with Pyongyang raises fears that...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 8:27pm

Trump eases firing of federal workers, cracks down on unions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday signed three executive orders designed to make it easier to fire federal government workers and to crack down on the unions that represent them, drawing immediate criticism from a group representing federal employees...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 8:16pm

Putin, Macron bond over shared unease at Trump's actions

By Michel Rose and Denis Pinchuk ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Friday found a common cause in their shared unease at U.S. President Donald Trump's actions on Iran,...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 7:52pm

FBI warns Russians hacked hundreds of thousands of routers

By Joseph Menn and Sarah N. Lynch (Reuters) - The FBI warned on Friday that Russian computer hackers had compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and could collect user information or shut down network traffic. The U.S. law...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 5:56pm

Fiat Chrysler recalls 5.3 million vehicles for cruise control defect

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is recalling more than 5.3 million vehicles in North America over a defect that could prevent drivers from deactivating cruise control, the company said on...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 5:56pm

Tesla agrees to settle class action over Autopilot billed as 'safer'

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Friday, May 25, 2018 - 5:56pm

Exclusive: Tesla flies in new battery production line for Gigafactory

By Edward Taylor and Alexandria Sage FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Inc has flown six planes full of robots and equipment from Europe to California in an unusual, high-stakes effort to speed up battery production for its Model 3 electric sedan,...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 5:56pm

Dozens of Palestinians injured by Israeli gunfire, tear gas in Gaza border protests

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA BORDER (Reuters) - Dozens of Palestinians demonstrating at the Gaza border were injured by Israeli gunfire and tear gas on Friday, as the latest round of protests drew several thousand participants to the frontier...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 5:14pm

Exclusive: Blacklisted fan bypasses Russia's World Cup security system

By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Maxim Rodionov MOSCOW (Reuters) - A soccer fan blacklisted by Russian authorities for bad behavior was granted a document allowing him to attend World Cup matches, while several other fans have skirted a...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 5:05pm

Meghan Markle makes gold sales sparkle

By Renita D. Young NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Meghan Markle effect has spread to yellow gold jewelry, helping boost United States sales in the first quarter of 2018 with further gains expected, jewelers said. The first three months of the year...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 5:00pm

Iran pressures Europe to speed up plans to save nuclear deal

By John Irish and Francois Murphy VIENNA (Reuters) - Major powers and Iran agreed on Friday to move quickly to offset the U.S. pullout from its nuclear deal and Washington's renewed sanctions, with Tehran pressuring Europe to come up with a package of...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 4:55pm

Two men set off bomb in restaurant in Canada; 15 wounded

TORONTO (Reuters) - Two...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:07am

Tax-dodge strategists probe loopholes in new U.S. law, IRS wary

By Kevin Drawbaugh and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tax experts for global corporations are hot on the trail of loopholes in the sweeping tax law approved in December by President Donald Trump and Republicans in the U.S. Congress. Barely...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:06am

Aperitif, anyone? Spirits firms chase cocktail for growth

By Francesca Landini, Maria Pia Quaglia and Martinne Geller MILAN/LONDON (Reuters) - Drinks companies are converging on an unusual cocktail recipe: less alcohol. In bars from London to New York, sales of "aperitifs"...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:06am

Hawaii helicopter evacuation readied as new lava stream hits ocean

By Marco Garcia PAHALA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A third lava flow from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano streamed...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:06am

Netherlands, Australia hold Russia responsible in MH17 downing

By Bart H. Meijer and Toby Sterling THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The Netherlands told Moscow on Friday it will hold the Russian state legally responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in July 2014, after investigators concluded that a Russian...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:05am

EU may not enforce its rules on Italy, but financial markets will

By Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU officials will probably not do much to enforce their borrowing rules on Italy's new government, but they are hoping they won't have to because financial markets will do the job for them. A new...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:04am

'No Nobel Peace Prize for Trump': South Koreans slam cancellation of summit

By Joori Roh SEOUL (Reuters) - Many South Koreans were fuming on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump canceled a historic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, feeling they had been cheated of a chance of a lifetime to live in peace....

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 4:55am

Perplexed and disappointed: South Korea's Moon regroups after mediation failure

By Hyonhee Shin and Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to cancel next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un came as shock to South Korean officials, who only days ago were publicly predicting a "99.9 percent" chance...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 4:55am