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Sessions forms U.S. cyber task force after election warnings

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced he would create a task force to examine how his Justice Department can better combat global cyber threats, including efforts to interfere with elections or damage...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:46pm

Survivors of Florida school shooting launch gun control push

By Katanga Johnson PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Dozens of students and parents from the Florida high school where 17 teens and staff members...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:37pm

Mueller ups pressure on Trump campaign aides with new charge

By Sarah N. Lynch and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday stepped up pressure on two former Trump campaign aides to cooperate in his probe into possible...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:37pm

Dow, S&P snap winning streak as Walmart weighs

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 fell on Tuesday to snap a six-session winning streak as a sharp decline in Walmart weighed heavily, but gains in Amazon and chip stocks helped the Nasdaq hold near the unchanged mark...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:37pm

Trump moves to outlaw 'bump stocks,' considers other steps after Florida shooting

By Andy Sullivan and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would take steps to ban an accessory that enables a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute as he considers additional firearms...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:36pm

South Korea to announce joint military drill plan with U.S. before April

By Christine Kim and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States will announce plans before April for joint military drills that had been postponed until after...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:28pm

Temer's failure on Brazil pension reform leaves tricky task to successor

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Michel Temer's decision to throw in the towel on reforming Brazil's loss-making pension system leaves the unpopular measure as a campaign issue for October's elections and a major headache for his successor...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:28pm

Vatican special envoy hears Chilean abuse victims' testimony

By Cassandra Garrison SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A Chilean man who was sexually abused by a priest said he was hopeful that the testimony he shared on Tuesday with a Vatican investigator would lead to better protection for children...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:28pm

Macron plans tighter asylum rules in test of parliamentary majority

By Julie Carriat and Ingrid Melander PARIS (Reuters) - Emmanuel Macron's government will on Wednesday propose toughening France's immigration and asylum laws amid strident criticism from human rights groups, in a move that will test the unity of his left-and...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:28pm

Maldives parliament approves extension of state of emergency by 30 days

By Mohamed Junayd MALE (Reuters) - Parliament in the Maldives on Tuesday approved a 30-day extension of a state of emergency sought by President Abdulla Yameen who cited an ongoing national security threat and constitutional crisis. Countries...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:28pm

Supreme Court snubs challenge to California gun waiting period

By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a blow to gun rights activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a challenge to California's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases that is intended to guard against impulsive violence and...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:28pm

Pakistan given three-month reprieve over terrorist financing watchlist: minister

By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has been given a three-month reprieve by a global watchdog over a U.S.-led motion to put the South Asian country on a terrorist financing watchlist, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said late on Tuesday...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:05pm

More bombs hit Syria's Ghouta, death toll highest since 2013

By Ellen Francis and Angus McDowall BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pro-government forces pounded the rebel-held district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday, in a surge of violence that a war monitor said had killed at least...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:05pm

More bombs hit Syria's Ghouta, death toll highest since 2013

By Ellen Francis and Angus McDowall BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pro-government forces pounded the rebel-held district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday, in a surge of violence that a war monitor said had killed at least...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:03pm

Judge denies AT&T access to White House correspondence on Time Warner deal

By Diane Bartz and David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge on Tuesday denied AT&T Inc's <T.N> request to see White House communications that might shed light on whether U.S. President Donald Trump pressured the Department of Justice to try...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:03pm

Bitcoin nearly doubles in value from year's low hit in early February

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin hit a three-week high on Tuesday and has surged nearly 100 percent from its lowest level this year, as its recovery continued after South Korea's financial regulator eased its stance on...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 5:33pm

Lawyer pleads guilty to lying to U.S. investigators in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lawyer and son-in-law of one of Russia’s richest men pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a charge of lying to federal investigators as part of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 5:32pm

VW bid to delay first U.S. diesel emissions trial rejected

By David Shepardson FAIRFAX, Va. (Reuters) - A Virginia state court judge on Tuesday rejected a request by the U.S. unit of Volkswagen AG <VOWG_p.DE> to delay several of the company's trials over excess emissions because of "inflammatory" comments...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 5:32pm

Walmart holiday-quarter profit drops, online struggles spook investors

By Nandita Bose NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walmart Inc <WMT.N>, the world's biggest retailer, on Tuesday posted a sharp drop in profit and online sales growth during the critical holiday period and forecast annual profit at the lower end of expectations...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 5:32pm

Qualcomm deals blow to Broadcom's bid with sweetened NXP deal

By Greg Roumeliotis and Sonam Rai (Reuters) - U.S. semiconductor company Qualcomm Inc <QCOM.O> on Tuesday unveiled a sweetened $44 billion agreement to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV <NXPI.O>, its most defiant move in its defense against a hostile...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 5:31pm