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Exclusive: Trump says he is not concerned about being impeached, defends payments to women

By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was not concerned that he could be impeached and that hush payments made ahead of the 2016 election by his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to two...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 9:12am

Former Trump adviser Flynn asks for probation in Mueller probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn requested on Tuesday a sentence of a year's probation for lying to FBI agents in a case stemming from a probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 9:12am

Cosby's lawyers cite grounds for appealing sexual assault conviction

By Suzannah Gonzales (Reuters) - Attorneys for Bill Cosby outlined their grounds on Tuesday for appealing his sexual assault conviction, citing what they called errors in legal procedure that may have biased the jury and warrant a new trial for the once-...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 9:12am

Trump administration asks top court to restore asylum order

By Andrew Chung (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to let his order barring asylum for immigrants who enter the United States illegally take effect even as litigation over the matter proceeds...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 9:12am

Conservation groups sue Trump administration over Atlantic oil testing

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Environmental groups opposed to offshore drilling sued the federal government on Tuesday to prevent future seismic tests for oil and gas deposits in Atlantic waters off the U.S. East Coast....

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 9:12am

Washington takes center stage in bank branch battles

By David Henry WASHINGTON (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co <JPM.N> has made a splash this year in Washington, D.C. opening branches for the first time in the nation's capital. Smaller branches, ATM kiosks and mobile phone apps are...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 7:59am

China's Tencent Music raises nearly $1.1 billion in U.S. IPO

By Joshua Franklin and Julia Fioretti NEW YORK/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China-based music streaming company Tencent Music Entertainment Group <TME.N> said it raised close to $1.1 billion in its U.S. initial public offering (IPO) after pricing its shares...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 7:59am

Trump says would intervene in arrest of Chinese executive

By Steve Holland, Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would intervene with the U.S. Justice Department in the case against a Chinese telecommunications executive if it would help secure a...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 7:58am

Exclusive: Trump says Fed shouldn't hike rates, but calls Powell 'a good man'

By Roberta Rampton and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday it would be a mistake if the Federal Reserve raises interest rates when it meets next week, as it is expected to do, continuing his criticism of the U.S. central...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 7:11am

Hyundai Motor unveils sweeping executive reshuffle, shares surge

By Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean conglomerate Hyundai Motor Group shook up its executive ranks on Tuesday and appointed its first foreign head of research and development, raising expectations of a smooth transition of power at the family-run...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 7:11am

Exclusive: Airbus staff error led to fatal Mali copter crash - German official

By Sabine Siebold BERLIN (Reuters) - The fatal crash of a German armed forces helicopter in Mali last year was caused by the failure of mechanics from manufacturer Airbus to correctly set the aircraft's rotor controls after repairs, a defense official told...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 7:10am

Exclusive: Don't contact our board members, Renault tells Nissan - sources

By Ritsuko Ando and Laurence Frost TOKYO/PARIS (Reuters) - Renault <RENA.PA> told alliance partner Nissan <7201.T> to stop contacting the French company's directors ahead of a Thursday board meeting as the Japanese automaker tried to share...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 7:09am

On Iraq's border with Syria, Iran-backed militia warily eye U.S. forces

By John Davison Al-QAIM, Iraq (Reuters) - From a desert hillside guarded by Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitaries, commander Qasim Muslih can spot Islamic State hideouts across the frontier in Syria. But he also keeps a wary eye on U.S. warplanes soaring overhead...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 4:08am

Former minister Paterson submits letter of no confidence in UK's May

LONDON (Reuters) - Former British minister Owen Paterson said he had submitted a letter of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May in the hope of triggering a leadership challenge. "I write to inform you that I no longer have confidence in the...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 4:08am

Gunman kills three people in French Christmas market, flees

By Foo Yun Chee and Gilbert Reilhac STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - A gunman on a security watchlist killed three people and wounded a dozen others near the picturesque Christmas market in the historic French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday evening before fleeing. Interior...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 4:08am

Conservative lawmakers trigger no confidence vote in UK PM May's leadership

LONDON (Reuters) - Lawmakers in Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party triggered a vote of no confidence in her leadership on Wednesday as Britain's planned divorce from the European Union was plunged into chaos. Graham Brady, chairman of the party'...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 4:07am

Amazon aims at office workers with compact cashier-less food store

By Lindsey Wasson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday opened a compact version of its cashier-less Amazon Go food stores, broadening its footprint in the bricks-and-mortar world in a move to add shops in places such as office...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 4:06am

Trump awarded nearly $300,000 in legal fees in Daniels defamation lawsuit

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Adult film actress Stormy Daniels must pay more than $290,000 to reimburse President Donald Trump for legal fees he spent defending himself in a defamation lawsuit she brought against him over a tweet, a judge...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 9:59pm

Exclusive: Trump says standing by Saudi crown prince despite pleas from Senate

By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he stood by Saudi Arabia's crown prince despite a CIA assessment that he ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and pleas...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 9:59pm

Exclusive: White House delays new farm aid payments on China trade hopes - sources

By Humeyra Pamuk and Jarrett Renshaw WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The White House is delaying additional payments from a $12 billion aid package for farmers stung by President Donald Trump's trade war with China because it expects Beijing to resume buying...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 9:58pm