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Panasonic says has not stopped supplies to Huawei, still investigating

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Panasonic Corp said on Friday it has not stopped any shipments of components to Huawei Technologies, a day after it originally called for a halt of transactions in line with a U.S. export controls against the Chinese firm. "No...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 9:07am

Instructions from headquarters: Islamic State's new guerrilla manual

By Lena Masri and Ali Abdelaty CAIRO (Reuters) - After losing territory, Islamic State fighters are turning to guerrilla war - and the group's newspaper is telling them exactly how to do it. In recent weeks, IS's al-Naba online newspaper...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 9:07am

Pro-EU Dutch parties see surprise gains in first results of EU election

By Anthony Deutsch and Toby Sterling AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch mainstream, EU-supporting political parties made gains in the first test of the European Parliament election, according to an exit poll that showed a surprise Labour victory and a weak showing...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 9:07am

Trump campaign views healthcare as a 2020 campaign weapon

By Ginger Gibson and James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign believes he can turn Republicans' biggest liability from last year's congressional elections - the debate about the future of healthcare in America - into a...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 8:06am

Global stocks climb on muted trade hopes, sterling yo-yos as PM May quits

By Karin Strohecker LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks edged higher on Friday and oil prices bounced after comments by President Donald Trump encouraged hopes of progress in U.S.-China trade talks while British Prime Minister Theresa May's resignation briefly...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 8:05am

Democrats grapple with 'electability' question as white men lead diverse field

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Democrats seeking to unseat Republican U.S. President Donald Trump in 2020 will choose from the largest and most diverse set of candidates in history - yet, so far, two older white men are leading the pack...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 8:05am

Brexit crisis: Minister quits, piling pressure on Britain's May

By Elizabeth Piper, Kylie MacLellan and William James LONDON (Reuters) - Prominent Brexit supporter Andrea Leadsom resigned from Prime Minister Theresa May's government on Wednesday, piling pressure on the British leader after a new Brexit gambit backfired and fueled calls for her to...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 8:05am

UK's May hangs on after Brexit gambit backfires

By Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May was clinging to power on Thursday after her final Brexit gambit backfired, overshadowing a European election that has shown a United Kingdom still riven over its divorce from the EU. May's...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 8:05am

Britain's May says she will step down on June 7

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday she would step down on June 7, succumbing to calls in her governing Conservative Party to make way for a new leader to try to break an impasse over Britain's departure from the European Union. "It...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:08am

National Spelling Bee drops perfection as a prerequisite to entry

By Barbara Goldberg (Reuters) - The field of competitors in the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee has nearly doubled in recent years, thanks to a program that gives young prodigies an alternative route into an event that has captivated many spell-check-...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:05am

Death toll from storms lashing central U.S. rises to seven

By Antranik Tavitian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - The latest in a line of destructive storms pounding the central United States killed at least three people as tornadoes raked across Missouri while heavy rain flooded rivers in Oklahoma, authorities said on Thursday....

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 4:04am

A pollution crackdown compounds slowdown woes in China's heartland

By David Stanway, Philip Wen and Stella Qiu ANYANG/SANGPO, China (Reuters) - For years, China's industrial heartland has been cloaked in smog, its waterways choked with pollution pumped from enormous clusters of factories churning out the...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 4:03am

Guatemalan teenage boy dies in U.S. Border Patrol custody

By Yeganeh Torbati and Kristina Cooke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died on Monday in U.S. Border Patrol custody in Texas, U.S. officials said, making him the fifth Guatemalan minor to die after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border since December...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:07pm

Exclusive: JPMorgan cuts ties with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma - sources

By Mike Spector and Jessica DiNapoli (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co has cut ties with Purdue Pharma LP over the OxyContin maker's alleged role in the U.S. opioid crisis, forcing it to find a new bank to manage cash and bill payments, people...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:07pm

Exclusive: EPA to unveil less ambitious U.S. biofuel credit reform - sources

By Humeyra Pamuk and Jarrett Renshaw WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to unveil a narrowed-down version of its proposed biofuel credit market reform this month after regulators concluded many of the agency’s...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:06pm

Trump orders intelligence community to cooperate with review on Russia probe origins

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered the intelligence community to cooperate with Attorney General William Barr's review of the events that prompted an investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia. "Today,...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:06pm

India's jobs deficit: Project in Gujarat struggling to create employment

By Abhirup Roy and Rupam Jain GANDHINAGAR, India (Reuters) - When he was chief minister of the Indian state of Gujarat in 2011, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off an ambitious project to develop a financial hub...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:06pm

Florida executes man convicted of abducting, killing eight women in 1984

By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A 65-year-old man known as one of Florida's most notorious serial killers who was convicted of kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing eight women in 1984 was put to death on Thursday. The execution of Robert...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 10:03pm

NASA chooses technology firm Maxar for lunar platform project

By Joey Roulette MELBOURNE, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA has picked space technology company Maxar Technologies Inc as the first contractor to help build its Gateway platform in lunar orbit, a crucial outpost for America's mission to relay astronauts to the moon in...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 10:03pm

Exclusive: U.S. airlines expect Boeing 737 MAX jets need up to 150 hours of work before flying again

By Tracy Rucinski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Once regulators approve Boeing Co's grounded 737 MAX jets for flight, each aircraft will likely require between 100 and 150 hours of preparation before flying, officials from the three U.S. airlines that...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 8:04pm