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Woman sues Trump in New York for defamation over sexual assault denial

1 hour 36 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - One of about a dozen women who previously accused President-elect Donald Trump of making unwanted sexual advances filed a lawsuit against him in New York on Tuesday, alleging he had made false and defamatory statements about her in rejecting the accusation, causing her emotional and economic harm.

Despite showman reputation, Trump inauguration shaping up as low-key

3 hours 20 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump made his name with opulent hotels and a dramatic reality TV show, but his inauguration on Friday as the 45th U.S. president is shaping up as a more understated affair, with big names in entertainment staying away.

Trump's U.N. nominee to blast world body over Israel: testimony

3 hours 26 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations will blast the world body over its treatment of Israel at her Senate confirmation hearing, according to prepared testimony seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

Obama commutes sentence of intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning

4 hours 19 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst who is serving 35 years in prison for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, the White House said.

Deutsche Bank signs $7.2 billion deal with U.S. over risky mortgages

4 hours 47 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank has signed a $7.2 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over its sale of toxic mortgage securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, the government agency said on Tuesday.

Quarter of Republicans would keep Obamacare: Reuters/Ipsos poll

5 hours 24 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - About a quarter of U.S. Republicans do not want to see Obamacare repealed, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday.

Senate Democrats ask Trump attorney general pick to recuse himself from Russia probes

5 hours 35 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nine Democratic senators asked President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be U.S. attorney general, Senator Jeff Sessions, on Tuesday to recuse himself from any FBI or Justice Department investigation into Russia's efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

Boeing CEO sees 'near term' plane deal after Trump meeting

7 hours 13 min ago
(Reuters) - Boeing Co's chief executive said on Tuesday that he and President-elect Donald Trump "made progress" on lowering the cost of the Air Force One presidential aircraft fleet and on a potential sale of Boeing fighter aircraft, and suggesting a deal could be struck soon.

Exclusive: Canadian energy firms at bigger risk from cyber, bomb attacks - spy agency

7 hours 23 min ago
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canada's main spy agency last year warned energy companies about an increasing risk of cyber espionage and attacks on pipelines, oil storage and shipment facilities and power transmission towers using homemade explosives, according to a classified document obtained by Reuters.

Trump adviser Scaramucci says parts, not all, of NATO are obsolete

10 hours 43 min ago
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Donald Trump's comments about NATO being "obsolete" reflect how the world has changed, but should not be interpreted as meaning that it needs to be consigned to history, a senior adviser to the U.S. president-elect said on Tuesday.

Iran's Rouhani says talk about renegotiating nuclear deal 'meaningless'

10 hours 44 min ago
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday U.S. President-elect Trump cannot unilaterally cancel the nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers including Washington and that talk of renegotiating it was "meaningless".

Russia says ready to talk to Trump about nuclear arms, Syria

10 hours 51 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that Moscow was ready to talk to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's new administration about nuclear weapons and Syria, saying the two countries could together solve many of the world's problems.

British PM May sets out plans for Brexit

12 hours 24 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May is setting out the principles that will guide her approach to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union in a speech in London on Tuesday.

Chinese leader pushes back against Trump on free trade

13 hours 4 min ago
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping offered a vigorous defense of globalization and free trade in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday, which underscored Beijing's desire to play a greater global role as the United States turns inward.

Iraqi forces push into IS-held pocket in Mosul: military

13 hours 40 min ago
MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi special forces pushed deeper into Islamic State-held districts in eastern Mosul on Tuesday, and army units battled the militants inside a military base in the north of the city, military officials said.

Wal-Mart to add 10,000 U.S. jobs in 2017

13 hours 58 min ago
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it would add about 10,000 jobs in the United States this year through the opening or remodeling of 59 stores as well as through its e-commerce business.

Russia expects dialogue with Trump on nuclear weapons: Lavrov

16 hours 10 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia expects to have a dialogue with the Trump administration on strategic stability, including on nuclear weapons, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.

PM May indicates Britain will seek 'hard Brexit' in EU talks

16 hours 24 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not seek a Brexit deal that leaves it "half in, half out" of the EU, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Tuesday in a speech setting out her priorities for divorce talks which indicates she is prepared to leave the single market.

Wilbur Ross, Trump's Commerce pick, offshored 2,700 jobs since 2004

16 hours 49 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire Wilbur Ross, chosen by Donald Trump to help implement the president-elect's trade agenda, earned his fortune in part by running businesses that have offshored thousands of U.S. jobs, according to Labor Department data attained by Reuters.

Luxottica's Del Vecchio says listing in both Italy and France still an option: report

17 hours 49 min ago
(Reuters) - The group created by the merger of Italy's Luxottica and France's Essilor will consider a listing in both Italy and France, as well as the United States, Luxottica founder Leonardo del Vecchio was quoted as saying on Tuesday.