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Two-thirds of SPD supporters back German grand coalition: poll

BERLIN (Reuters) - Two thirds of supporters of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) back forming a coalition government with Angela Merkel's conservatives, an opinion poll showed on Friday. The poll conducted by Kantar Emnid for the Funke group of regional...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:25pm

UK PM May heads to Berlin to face tough German line on Brexit

By Andrew MacAskill and Thomas Escritt LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May travels to Berlin on Friday to meet German leader Angela Merkel, hoping to overcome near-deadlock in her attempts to negotiate a Brexit deal with the European...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:25pm

U.S. tries to keep some Russia probe details secret despite Republican memo

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday fought in federal court to keep some minor details of its counterintelligence probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election under wraps, even after President Donald Trump...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:25pm

U.S. spy agencies to brief state officials on election threats

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence and security agencies will meet with senior election officials from all 50 states this weekend to lay out threats to the integrity of U.S. elections and security measures they can take, the top U.S....

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:24pm

Bannon met with special counsel investigators two days this week

By Patricia Zengerle and Karen Freifeld WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House adviser Steve Bannon answered questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team for two days this week, but then frustrated lawmakers by remaining tight-lipped during...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:24pm

U.S. groups sue Trump administration over teen pregnancy grant cuts

By Nate Raymond (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood, other organizations and a Washington state county filed lawsuits on Thursday challenging a decision by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to defund more than $200 million in teen pregnancy prevention...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:23pm

Wall St. rallies for fifth straight session on tech lift

By Noel Randewich (Reuters) - Wall Street surged on Thursday to notch its fifth straight session of gains, led by Apple and other technology stocks as investors shrugged off recent inflation worries that sent the market into a sell-off at the start of the...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:23pm

CBS tops estimates as licensing business grows

By Jessica Toonkel and Munsif Vengattil (Reuters) - CBS Corp <CBS.N> topped Wall Street's quarterly revenue and profit estimates on Thursday as U.S. and international distributors licensed more of its shows. The owner of the most-watched...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:23pm

Amazon to pay $1.2 million in settlement over pesticide sales, U.S. says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc will pay a $1.2 million penalty to settle nearly 4,000 alleged violations of U.S. law in a move to prevent harmful exposure to pesticides through illegal sales, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday....

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:16pm

U.S. probe finds bitcoin mining operation interfered with broadband network

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday an investigation had found that a Brooklyn bitcoin mining operation interfered with T-Mobile US Inc's <TMUS.O> broadband network. The...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:16pm

Egypt military says 53 militants killed in week-long offensive

By Nadine Awadalla CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's military and police forces have killed 53 Islamist militants and arrested 680 suspects in a week-long offensive to crush insurgents that is focused on the Sinai Peninsula, a military spokesman said on Thursday...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:11pm

Apple says working to fix Telugu script bug causing device crash

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Thursday a bug in some versions of its operating systems is causing its devices to crash when a single character in Telugu, an Indian language, is sent to the device or typed in text editor. The company was working on a fix for...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:56pm

Thousands of FedEx customer records exposed by unsecured server

By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) - Global package delivery company FedEx Corp <FDX.N> said on Thursday it has secured some of the customer identification records that were visible earlier this month on an unsecured server, and so far has found no evidence...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 3:59pm

U.S. court says Trump travel ban unlawfully discriminates against Muslims

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries violates the U.S. Constitution by discriminating on the basis of religion, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday in another...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 3:58pm

Global stocks climb, shrugging off inflation data; dollar falls

By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) - World equity markets climbed anew on Thursday as investors shrugged off the latest indication of rising U.S. inflation, while strong global growth weighed on the dollar and pushed it to a 15-month low against the...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 3:58pm

'Do you fear me?': Venezuela's Maduro vows to gatecrash regional summit

By Alexandra Ulmer and Vivian Sequera CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's unpopular socialist president Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday his right-wing Latin American counterparts showed intolerance by trying to exclude him from an upcoming summit in...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 3:58pm

Berkshire buys Teva, feels IBM blues as Apple becomes top investment

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc <BRKa.N> on Wednesday disclosed a new stake in generic drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd <TEVA.TA> and said it bought more shares of Apple Inc <AAPL.O>,...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 3:58pm

Thousands of FedEx customer records exposed by unsecured server

By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) - Global package delivery company FedEx Corp <FDX.N> said on Thursday it has secured some of the customer identification records that were visible earlier this month on an unsecured server, and so far has found no evidence...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 3:47pm

Number of crypto hedge funds surges amid bitcoin volatility

By Maiya Keidan and Jemima Kelly LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge funds focused on trading cryptocurrencies have struggled to eke out returns this year amid a sharp sell-off in the highly volatile market, in spite of a flood of new funds setting up to deploy...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 3:47pm

U.S. regulator warns of cryptocurrency 'pump-and-dump' schemes

By Anna Irrera NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. derivatives regulator warned investors on Thursday about cryptocurrency "pump-and-dump" scams that aim to rip off investors by inflating the price of volatile virtual tokens through spreading bogus information...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 3:47pm