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Steve Bannon drafting curriculum for right-wing Catholic institute in Italy

By Mark Hosenball (Reuters) - Former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon is helping to craft the curriculum for a leadership course at a right-wing Roman Catholic institute in Italy, stepping up his efforts to influence conservative thinking in the church...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 6:01am

Takeda gets China's approval for $62 billion Shire purchase

(Reuters) - Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd said on Friday China approved its purchase of Shire Plc, the latest regulator to clear the $62 billion deal and bring the Japanese group closer to becoming a global top 10 drugmaker. The acquisition, which will...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 5:47am

Taiwan courts security ties with bigger friends as Beijing snatches allies

By Greg Torode and Jess Macy Yu HONG KONG/TAIPEI (Reuters) - As Beijing intensifies its effort to further isolate Taiwan diplomatically, Taipei is actively but discreetly broadening security ties with regional powers beyond its long-standing relationship...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 3:02am

Dozens of gas blasts rock Boston suburbs, killing at least one, injuring 12

By Ted Siefer ANDOVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Dozens of explosions, apparently triggered by a natural gas pipeline rupture, rocked three communities near Boston on Thursday, killing at least one person, injuring 12 and...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 3:02am

Cuomo turns back challenge from Nixon in NY Democratic governor's race

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday turned back an aggressive challenge from actress and activist Cynthia Nixon in the race for the Democratic nomination for...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 3:01am

U.S. Congress aim to delay border wall funding fight until December

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Congress negotiators on Thursday moved to put off until after the Nov. 6 elections decisions on future funding for President Donald Trump's multibillion-dollar southwest border wall, as lawmakers advanced legislation funding many...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 2:48am

Amazon's Jeff Bezos commits $2 billion to help homeless, pre-schools

By Munsif Vengattil and Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Inc's <AMZN.O> founder and the world's richest person, said on Thursday he will commit $2 billion to helping homeless families and starting pre-schools for low-income...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 2:05am

Women in management at Japan firms still a rarity: Reuters poll

By Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) - Three-quarters of Japanese companies have no female senior executives and the vast majority say women account for less than 10 percent of management, a Reuters poll showed, underscoring an uphill battle for Prime...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 1:49am

U.S. sanctions Russian, Chinese tech firms over funds for North Korea

By Tim Ahmann and Hyonhee Shin WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a China-based tech firm, its North Korean CEO and a Russian subsidiary, accusing them of moving illicit funding to North Korea in violation of U.S...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 1:07am

China says world trade system not perfect, needs reform

BEIJING (Reuters) - The current world trade system is not perfect and China supports reforms to it, including to the World Trade Organization, to make it fairer and more effective, Beijing's top diplomat said. China is locked in a bitter trade war with the...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 12:08am

Sources say former Trump aide Manafort close to plea deal with Mueller

By Karen Freifeld (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is nearing a plea deal with U.S. prosecutors to avoid a second criminal trial, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. It remains...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 12:08am

Canada PM says he wants a good NAFTA deal soon, hazy on deadline

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday he wanted a good NAFTA deal as soon as possible, but did not answer directly when asked if he agreed with Washington that the end of September was the final deadline for talks...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:04pm

Wall Street rises with Apple, easing trade fears

By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple led a rebound in technology shares and boosted all three major U.S. stock indexes on Thursday, while trade worries eased after China welcomed new talks with the United States. The Dow inched...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:04pm

Anti-Kremlin Pussy Riot activist seriously ill in hospital: colleagues

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Prominent anti-Kremlin activist Pyotr Verzilov is seriously ill and in hospital, members of the Pussy Riot protest band with whom he collaborated said late on Wednesday, suggesting he may have been poisoned. Verzilov, 30, staged...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:04pm

Trade hopes and Turkey rate hike feed the bulls

By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK (Reuters) - Signs of movement in the U.S.-China trade stand-off and an interest rate hike in emerging market trouble-spot Turkey sent an index of global stocks higher on Thursday as risk appetite returned...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:04pm

As Senate panel sets vote on Trump court pick, new controversy arises

By Lawrence Hurley and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday set a vote for next week on President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court pick while a Democratic senator sent unspecified new information...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:03pm

Suu Kyi defense of jailing of Reuters journalists 'unbelievable': Haley

HANOI/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday the jailing of two Reuters journalists had nothing to do with freedom of expression and that they can appeal against their seven-year sentences, prompting a sharp rebuke from the United...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:03pm

'Pure evil': Ex-New England mob boss gets life in prison for 1993 murder

By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) - An octogenarian former New England mob boss was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday as the grown children of a nightclub owner he was convicted of murdering in 1993 accused him of devastating their lives and being "pure...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:03pm

Trump disputes Puerto Rico storm death toll, draws outcry

By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday disputed Puerto Rico's official death toll of 3,000 from hurricanes last year and...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:03pm