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Chinese hackers targeted U.S. firms, government after trade mission: researchers

By Christopher Bing and Jack Stubbs WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Hackers operating from an elite Chinese university probed American companies and government departments for espionage opportunities following a U.S. trade delegation visit to China earlier...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:55pm

Senate adopts resolution backing free press after Trump attacks

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution affirming support for a free press and declaring that "the press is not the enemy of the people." The non-binding resolution approved by...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:55pm

Turkey will emerge stronger from lira crisis despite row with U.S.: minister

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Finance Minister Berat Albayrak assured international investors on Thursday that Turkey would emerge stronger...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:54pm

Egypt finalizing details of long-term Hamas-Israel truce: source

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt is finalizing details of a long-term truce deal between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, an Egyptian security source said on Thursday, amid easing tensions on the border of the enclave where some two million Palestinians live....

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:54pm

Newspapers across U.S. rebuke Trump for attacks on press

By Alex Dobuzinskis and Brendan O'Brien LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hundreds of U.S. newspapers on Thursday launched a coordinated defense of press freedom and a...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:54pm

From Russia with attitude: Pussy Riot slates Kremlin at Fringe

By Elisabeth O'Leary EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Screaming, chanting, and torrents of religious-style vocals are the backdrop to Pussy Riot's Edinburgh Fringe show, which centers on the real-life trial and imprisonment of Russian...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:53pm

China, U.S. to hold lower-level trade talks in late August

By Michael Martina and David Lawder BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China and the United States will hold lower-level trade talks this month, the two governments...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:48pm

Swiss brothers get ready to refloat the bubble car

By John Revill ZURICH (Reuters) - With its quirky egg shape and minimalist interior, the bubble car was a symbol of cheap and cheerful mobility on European roads in the 1950s and 60s. Today, two Swiss brothers are...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:25pm

Mali president Keita wins landslide election; faces uphill struggle

By Tiemoko Diallo and Fadimata Kontao BAMAKO (Reuters) - Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won a landslide victory in a run-off against...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 12:00pm

Walmart's U.S. comparable sales rise most in decade, shares soar

By Nandita Bose NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walmart Inc <WMT.N> reported quarterly earnings and sales that topped estimates on Thursday, driven by strong grocery sales and a revamped website that boosted online purchases, and the company's shares soared over...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 12:00pm

Serbia turns to tech industry to fight economic stagnation

By Aleksandar Vasovic BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia, a country that claims inventor Nikola Tesla as one of its most famous sons, is looking to technology to help lift itself out of decades of economic stagnation following the Balkan wars of the 1990s...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 12:00pm

Swiss brothers get ready to refloat the bubble car

By John Revill ZURICH (Reuters) - With its quirky egg shape and minimalist interior, the bubble car was a symbol of cheap and cheerful mobility on European roads in the 1950s and 60s. Today, two Swiss brothers are developing...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 12:00pm

Citigroup settles U.S. charges of bad controls that led it to lose millions: SEC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Citigroup has agreed to pay $10.5 million to settle charges related to bad loans made by its Mexican subsidiary, Banamex, between 2008 and 2014, and to trader mismarking and unauthorized proprietary trading by Citigroup Global Markets Inc. from 2013...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 12:00pm

Special Report: Reuters' testing triggers lead cleanup at Fort Knox base

By Joshua Schneyer FORT KNOX, Kentucky (Reuters) - Fort Knox is famed for its ultra-secure bullion depository that holds $100 billion in U.S. gold reserves. But some families at the Kentucky Army base have concerns about another heavy metal:...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 11:58am

U.S. tariffs to stay on Turkey, Qatar offers Ankara aid

By Daren Butler, Humeyra Pamuk and Jeff Mason ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday ruled out removing steel tariffs that have contributed to a currency crisis in Turkey even if Ankara frees a U.S. pastor, as...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 11:50am

Women charged with murder of North Korean to testify in Malaysia trial

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Two women charged with murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un must answer for their role in a well-planned conspiracy, a Malaysian judge said on Thursday, but added that the evidence did...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 8:52am

Italy bridge collapse: The financial facts behind the fury

By Valentina Za and Stefano Bernabei MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's anti-establishment government, outraged at the deadly collapse of a 50-year-old bridge, has presented the disaster as a warning to Brussels to give it more leeway to upgrade the country's ageing...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 8:52am

Uber narrows loss but is a long way from finding profit

By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc said on Wednesday it narrowed its quarterly losses from a year earlier, although the ride-hailing company is still a long way from proving it can be profitable as it gears up to go public...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 8:52am

As more women run for office, U.S. state legislatures are poised to change

By Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As women line up to run for U.S. political office at historic rates, state legislatures - where some of America's most critical policy decisions get made - could see a slew of new female lawmakers after November's...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 8:52am

El Salvador probes alleged cases of child abuse in U.S. detention centers

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador is investigating three alleged cases of sexual abuse of minors in U.S. immigrant detention centers, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Salvadorans Abroad, Liduvina Magarin, told...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 8:52am