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American member of watchdog OSCE killed in Ukraine

Top Reuters News - 1 hour 21 min ago
(Reuters) - An American paramedic working for European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and two others were injured on Sunday when their vehicle struck a mine, triggering a U.S. call for a transparent, timely investigation.

Toddler among five dead in New York house fire

Top Reuters News - 2 hours 21 min ago
(Reuters) - Five people, including a 2-year-old toddler and two other children, died on Sunday in a house fire in the New York City borough of Queens, the city's deadliest such blaze in two years, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

Macron must win big now to have a chance of fulfilling pledges

Top Reuters News - 3 hours 6 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - Emmanuel Macron's camp should perhaps keep the champagne on ice a little longer.

Local, global security firms in race along China's 'Silk Road'

Top Reuters News - 4 hours 20 min ago
SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Global security companies and their smaller Chinese rivals are jostling for business along Beijing's modern-day "Silk Road", the grandiose plan for land and sea routes connecting the world's second largest economy with the rest of Asia and beyond.

BD to acquire Bard in $24 billion medical tech deal

Top Reuters News - 4 hours 34 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Becton Dickinson and Co will acquire C R Bard Inc in a $24 billion cash-and-stock deal that will give shareholders of the target about 15 percent of the combined entity, the two U.S. medical technology companies said on Sunday.

Europe's populist wave stalls as Macron storms into French runoff

Top Reuters News - 5 hours 8 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - The populist tsunami that slammed into Britain last year, before sweeping across the Atlantic to the United States, may have faded on the shores of France on Sunday.

Germany's Merkel encouraged U.S. will consider EU free trade deal

Top Reuters News - 7 hours 26 min ago
HANNOVER, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel fueled expectations of a future EU-U.S trade deal on Sunday, saying she was "very encouraged" talks were being looked at after her recent trip to Washington.

Trump to set executive orders on environment, energy this week

Top Reuters News - 7 hours 41 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will sign several executive orders on energy and the environment this week, which would make it easier for the United States to develop energy on and offshore, a White House official said on Sunday.

CNN anchor alleges Fox News ex-CEO Roger Ailes also harassed her

Top Reuters News - 8 hours 24 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Television journalist Alisyn Camerota said on Sunday she was a target of sexual harassment by Roger Ailes when she worked at Fox News, joining other former colleagues at the cable channel who have accused their ex-boss of inappropriate behavior.

Afghan Taliban's brazen attack eclipses Trump's 'mother of all bombs'

Top Reuters News - 8 hours 49 min ago
KABUL (Reuters) - Eight days after the U.S. military dropped its largest ever conventional bomb on suspected Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan, Taliban militants breached an army base in the north of the country and killed scores of local soldiers.

Polls project Macron, Le Pen to face off for French presidency

MarketWatch Market Pulse - 9 hours 12 min ago

Polls cited by French television Sunday indicate centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen will face each other in a May 7 runoff. Out of an 11-candidate field, Macron was seen with 23.7% of the vote, with Le Pen at 21.7%, France 24 reported, citing early results from its polling partner Ipsos. Other early polls showed similar results with Macron and the anti-euro Le Pen set to advance. Polls in first round voting closed at 8 p.m. Paris time, or 2 p.m. Eastern. A clearer picture is expected in coming hours as votes are counted. Polls have indicated that Macron would be likely to defeat Le Pen in a second round contest. Voter turnout was seen at 69.4%, one point below turnout in the first round of the last presidential election in 2012, France 24 reported, citing French interior ministry figures.

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Congo rights group urges attorney general to investigate costly passports

Top Reuters News - 9 hours 14 min ago
DAKAR (Reuters) - A Congolese rights group has written to the attorney general to demand a criminal investigation into a Reuters report that most of the money from fees for printing new passports goes overseas.

Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal

Top Reuters News - 9 hours 59 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump weighed in on congressional efforts to avoid a government shutdown, telling Democrats on Sunday that Obamacare will die without a cash infusion the White House has offered in exchange for their agreement to fund his border wall.

Hundreds flee Mosul fighting as others return to former IS areas

Top Reuters News - 12 hours 57 min ago
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Heavy two-way traffic of carts carrying children, clothes, and the elderly crowded the main Baghdad-Mosul road on Sunday as hundreds of Iraqis fled heavy fighting or made their way back to areas seized back from Islamic State.

Sweet home Chicago: Obama re-emerges in city where it all began

Top Reuters News - 13 hours 43 min ago
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday makes his first major appearance since leaving office, having chosen Chicago, the city where his political career started, to emerge from a three-month hiatus from the public eye.

Germany's anti-immigrant party announces September election line-up

Top Reuters News - 14 hours 49 min ago
COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - The anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party on Sunday voted for 76-year-old publicist Alexander Gauland and 38-year-old economist Alice Weidel to jointly lead its campaign for the country's September national election.

Delays dog 'shovel ready' projects in Trump's infrastructure plan

Top Reuters News - 14 hours 50 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump reassured manufacturers gathered in the White House Roosevelt room on March 31 that a massive infrastructure program was coming soon.

Germany not worried by U.S. corporate tax reform plans: Schaeuble

Top Reuters News - 19 hours 11 min ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is not worried by the prospect of cuts to corporate tax rates in the United States he told German magazine Wirtschaftswoche on the sidelines of the IMF and World Bank spring meetings in Washington.

Philippine troops kill three more militants on tourist island

Top Reuters News - 20 hours 46 min ago
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine soldiers have killed three more Islamic State-linked militants on a resort island where they were hiding after a failed attempt to kidnap tourists, a military spokesman said on Sunday.

North Korea detains third U.S. citizen: Yonhap

Top Reuters News - 21 hours 24 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea detained a U.S. citizen on Friday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, bringing the total number of Americans held by the isolated country to three.