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Comey relief buoys Wall Street; energy falls with crude

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 16:36
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday despite a sharp decline in energy shares after written testimony from former FBI director James Comey did not add major revelations about an investigation into Russian meddling with last year's U.S. presidential election.

Head of U.S. missile defense says North Korea missile advances a 'great concern'

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 15:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Vice Admiral James Syring, said on Wednesday that technological advances demonstrated by North Korea in its ballistic missile program in the past six months had caused him "great concern."

U.S. spy agencies probe another flank in Russian hacking

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 13:01
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Russian hacking of the 2016 U.S. election included sophisticated targeting of state officials responsible for voter rolls and voting procedures, according to a top secret U.S. intelligence document that was leaked and published this week, revealing another potential method of attempted interference in the vote.

Top intelligence chief urges Congress to make surveillance law permanent

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:50
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Wednesday he urged Congress to make an expiring section of a foreign surveillance law permanent.

Exclusive: Loophole allows Uber to avoid UK tax, undercut rivals

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:22
LONDON (Reuters) - Car service Uber is using a gap in EU and UK tax rules to avoid incurring sales tax on the booking fees it charges drivers in Britain, a practice a senior politician said was unfair to competitors and defied the intent of the law.

Trump to nominate Christopher Wray as FBI director

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 08:01
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he plans to nominate Christopher Wray, a former U.S. assistant attorney general under President George W. Bush now in private practice, to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Myanmar military aircraft missing after losing communication: military

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 07:31
YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar army aircraft went missing on a domestic flight on Wednesday, the military said in a statement on its official Facebook page. It did not specify how many people were on board.

Exclusive: Apple makes iPhone screen fixes easier as states mull repair laws

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 07:17
SAN FRANCISCO(Reuters) - Hey Siri, where can I get my cracked iPhone screen fixed?

Pro-Assad alliance threatens to hit U.S. positions in Syria

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 06:33
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A military alliance fighting in support of President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday it could hit U.S. positions in Syria, warning that its "self-restraint" over U.S. air strikes on government forces would end if Washington crossed "red lines".

Attackers raid Iran parliament and mausoleum, up to seven dead: media

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 05:11
LONDON (Reuters) - Attackers raided Iran’s parliament and opened fire at the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini a few kilometers south of the capital on Wednesday morning, in near simultaneous assaults that killed up to seven people, media reported.

After attacks, Britain's tumultuous election campaign enters final day

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 04:38
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain entered the final day of campaigning ahead of a parliamentary election that will define its approach to leaving the European Union but has been overshadowed by two militant attacks in as many weeks.

Kremlin: No date for Putin-Trump meeting, media likely to be excluded - Izvestia

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 03:07
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said there was still no firm date set for the first meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump, but that if it did happen the media were likely to be excluded, the Izvestia newspaper said on Wednesday.

UAE bans expressions of sympathy toward Qatar: media

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 02:04
DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates has banned people from publishing expressions of sympathy toward Qatar and will punish offenders with a jail term of up to 15 years, the UAE-based newspaper Gulf News and pan-Arab channel Al-Arabiya reported on Wednesday.

Philippines says militants had planned much larger-scale attack

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 01:47
MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Philippines troops thwarted an original plan drawn up by the Islamist militants now holed up in Marawi City to "spread terror" in a rampage of violence that would have given them full control of the southern town, the military said on Wednesday.

British police arrest man in London Bridge attack investigation

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 01:36
LONDON (Reuters) - British police arrested a man under counter terrorism laws on Wednesday as part of an investigation into the London Bridge attack.

U.S. lawmakers to press intel chiefs on Russia ahead of Comey hearing

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 01:35
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. intelligence officials will face questions on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's probe into Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. election and fallout from the firing of former FBI director James Comey when they appear at a Senate hearing on Wednesday.

Goldman Sachs boost rates for savers in bid to attract deposits

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 00:05
(Reuters) - U.S. savers who routinely scour personal finance sites for the best deposit rates are soon going to see an unusual bank at the top of the list: Goldman Sachs Group Inc .

Delaware House votes to guarantee abortion rights, in stance against Trump

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 21:03
(Reuters) - The Delaware legislature on Tuesday approved a bill that would guarantee abortion access, taking the stance after President Donald Trump pledged to upend the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows the procedure nationally.

Cautious Comey expected in U.S. hearing on Trump-Russia probes

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 20:37
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI chief James Comey will likely hold back from accusing President Donald Trump of trying to interfere with an investigation into links between Trump's election campaign team and Russian officials when he testifies in Congress this week, legal sources said.

Brazil court opens case that could unseat President Temer

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 20:06
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's top electoral court (TSE) reopened a case on Tuesday about illegal campaign funding by the Rousseff-Temer ticket that could annul their 2014 election victory and unseat President Michel Temer.

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