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Trump's team considers moving White House press room

Top Reuters News - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 15:55
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump's team could move the White House press briefing room from the West Wing to another location that accommodates more media from around the country, incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said on Sunday.

Israel, Palestinians warned against solo steps harmful to peace

Top Reuters News - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 15:40
PARIS (Reuters) - Some 70 countries reaffirmed on Sunday that only a two-state solution could resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and warned against any unilateral steps by either side that could prejudge negotiations.

BlackRock tells large UK companies to link pay to performance

Reuters Us Markets - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 15:13
NEW YORK, Jan 15 (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, has told more than 300 large UK-listed companies that executive pay should be strongly linked to long-term performance...

Venezuela hard currency income fell 60 pct in 2016, Maduro says

Reuters Us Markets - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 14:18
CARACAS, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Venezuela's hard currency income fell 60 percent in 2016 compared with the previous year, President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday, blaming low oil prices.

Israel says Kerry sought to reassure Netanyahu over Paris conference

Top Reuters News - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 13:48
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Sunday that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had sought to reassure Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over a Middle East peace conference being held in Paris, which neither Israel nor the Palestinians are attending.

Tibet protesters detained in Swiss capital during Xi Jinping visit

Top Reuters News - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 13:27
VIENNA (Reuters) - Swiss police detained 32 Tibetans and Swiss nationals protesting against a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday, a spokesman said.

RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-U.S. banks to stay in fashion as earnings kick off

Reuters Us Markets - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 13:00
NEW YORK, Jan 13 (Reuters) - U.S. bank stocks will stay in favor with investors as long as earnings reports in the coming week show an improving profit outlook while investors wait to see if U.S....

Ice storm pelts central U.S., upper Midwest

Top Reuters News - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 12:19
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A winter storm brought more ice and freezing rain to a large swath of the central United States on Sunday, creating dangerous driving conditions and power outages from northeast New Mexico to central Illinois during the long holiday weekend.

Iraqi special forces sweep Mosul University for remaining militants: spokesman

Top Reuters News - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 10:51
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi special forces swept through the campus of Mosul University on Sunday to clear it of any remaining Islamic State militants after taking full control of the area, a spokesman said.

CIA director warns Trump to watch what he says, be careful on Russia

Top Reuters News - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 10:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday issued a stern parting rebuke to Republican Donald Trump days before he assumes the U.S. presidency, advising him not to absolve Russia for its recent actions and warning him to watch what he says.

Trump says U.S. automakers should make products in the country

Top Reuters News - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 10:33
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Sunday that American automakers should starting assembling motor vehicles in the United States if they wanted to do business in country.

Facebook Germany says it will start tackling fake news in weeks

Reuters Us Markets - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 10:16
FRANKFURT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Facebook said on Sunday it would update its social media platforms in Germany within weeks to reduce the dissemination of fake news.

Republican senator to propose eliminating mandates in Obamacare bill

Top Reuters News - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 09:50
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Rand Paul said on Sunday that the Obamacare replacement bill he plans to unveil would get rid of some of the mandates for health insurance coverage with the aim of bringing down the cost of insurance.

Colombia arrests ex-senator linked to Odebrecht graft scandal

Reuters Us Markets - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 09:50
BOGOTA/SAO PAULO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Colombian authorities have arrested a former senator for allegedly taking $4.6 million in bribes to help Odebrecht SA win a road-building contract, as fallout...

Pence hopes Lewis 'reconsiders' decision to skip Trump inauguration

Top Reuters News - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 09:36
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President-elect Mike Pence said on Sunday he hoped that U.S. Representative John Lewis reconsiders his decision to not attend the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Oil prices will be much more volatile in 2017: IEA

Top Reuters News - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 09:22
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Global oil prices will witness "much more volatility" in 2017 even though markets may rebalance in the first half of the year if output cuts pledged by producers are implemented, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Sunday.

Kremlin says no talks about Putin-Trump meeting yet: RIA

Top Reuters News - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 09:04
MOSCOW (Reuters) - There have been no talks yet about a possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, Russia's RIA news agency quoted the Kremlin as saying on Sunday.

US insurers get inside cars, mouths, grocery carts in profit search

Reuters Us Markets - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 07:00
NEW YORK, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Twice a day, Scott Ozawa's Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush tells his dental insurer if he brushed for a full two minutes. In return, the 41-year-old software engineer gets...

In parts of Mosul, a semblance of normality despite war

Top Reuters News - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 02:49
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - In some parts of Mosul, you can almost forget that a war is being waged over the city between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants who still control more than half of it - at least momentarily.

South Korea prosecutor to decide on Samsung leader's arrest warrant on Monday

Top Reuters News - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 01:13
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's special prosecutor's office said on Sunday it will decide whether to seek an arrest warrant against Samsung Group [SAGR.UL] leader Jay Y. Lee on Monday.