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Latest Mexico quake spreads alarm, rescue efforts suspended

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 12:01
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday and spread alarm in the capital, where rescuers temporarily suspended a search for survivors of a bigger tremor earlier this week out of fear of further building collapses.

NAFTA talks intensify; U.S. set to unveil demands on key issues

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:45
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Talks to update the North American Free Trade Agreement looked set to intensify on Saturday as U.S. negotiators prepared for the first time to unveil their demands on some of the Trump administration's most challenging issues.

Facing far-right gains, Merkel, Schulz urge undecided Germans to vote

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 10:17
BERLIN/GREIFSWALD, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, poised to win a fourth term in Sunday's election, and her center-left challenger Martin Schulz urged supporters on Saturday to keep fighting for votes with a third of the electorate still undecided.

New quake spreads alarm, sends Mexicans into streets

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 10:12
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday and was felt in the capital, where seismic alarms sounded, residents ran into the streets and rescuers briefly stopped combing the rubble left by a bigger tremor earlier this week.

Iran says tests new missile, after U.S. criticizes arms program

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 08:52
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it had successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles) and would keep developing its arsenal, despite U.S. pressure to stop.

In Mexico, frantic rescuers keep up search for quake survivors

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:13
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An army of trained rescuers and scores of volunteers carefully combed through the rubble of Mexico's most deadly earthquake in decades on Saturday, hoping against diminishing odds to pull more survivors out nearly four days after the disaster struck.

Failing dam creates new crisis on Puerto Rico amid flooding from Hurricane Maria

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 06:07
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Emergency officials in Puerto Rico raced on Saturday to evacuate tens of thousands of people from a river valley below a dam in the island's northwest, which is on the verge of collapse under the weight of flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Iran successfully tested new ballistic missile: state media

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 04:07
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles) which it displayed at a military parade on Friday, state media reported on Saturday.

Britain's minister for London slams 'blanket ban' on Uber

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 03:15
LONDON (Reuters) - A British government minister has criticized the London authorities for deciding to strip Uber of its taxi licence, a major setback to the U.S. technology firm that has become a big player in the city's transport system.

Failing dam poses new crisis on Puerto Rico amid flooding from Hurricane Maria

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 02:55
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Emergency officials in Puerto Rico raced on Saturday to evacuate tens of thousands of people from a river valley below a dam in the island's northwest on the verge of collapse under the weight of flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Wisconsin, Ohio, California among states targeted by Russian hackers in 2016 race

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 22:22
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wisconsin, Ohio, California and 10 other states said on Friday they were among 21 states that Russian government hackers targeted in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election in favor of Donald Trump though no votes were changed.

Trump takes center stage in fractious Senate race in Alabama

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 21:30
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (Reuters) - President Donald Trump injected himself into a bitter U.S. Senate primary fight in Alabama on Friday, putting to the test his ability to enlist his anti-establishment voters to come to the aid of an endangered Republican incumbent.

'Unfit' Uber stripped of London license, CEO tweets 'pls work w/us'

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 20:28
LONDON (Reuters) - London deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service on Friday and stripped it of its license to operate from the end of next week in a major blow to the U.S. firm and 3.5 million users in one of the world's wealthiest cities.

Exclusive: U.S. agency claims huge hole in Westinghouse's pension plan

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:59
WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Employees of U.S. nuclear power firm Westinghouse Electric Co LLC, which is bankrupt and reeling from a failed reactor project, got a nasty surprise recently: in the eyes of the U.S. government's pension insurer, its retirement plan has a massive shortfall.

Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota among states targeted by Russian hackers in 2016 race

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:23
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wisconsin, Ohio and several other states said on Friday they were among 21 states that Russian government hackers targeted in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election in favor of Donald Trump though no votes were changed.

Hurricane Maria skirts Turks and Caicos as Puerto Rico endures fresh flooding

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 18:11
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the second major hurricane to wreak havoc in the Caribbean this month, skirted by the Turks and Caicos Islands on Friday and was blamed for fresh flooding on Puerto Rico two days after ravaging the U.S. island territory.

Senator McCain opposes Obamacare repeal bill, a possible fatal blow

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 17:42
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday he opposes the latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare, dealing the measure what could be a fatal blow given the party's slim Senate majority.

U.S. challenged by rising North Korea tensions, Russia urges calm

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:27
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia urged "hot heads" to calm down on Friday as the United States admitted it felt "challenged" by North Korea's warning that it could test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific and President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un traded more insults.

Hurricane Maria lashes Turks and Caicos, fresh flooding in Puerto Rico

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:16
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria lashed the Turks and Caicos Islands on Friday and was blamed for fresh flooding on Puerto Rico, where it had already destroyed homes and knocked out power during its rampage through the Caribbean.

Trump administration drops guidance on college sex-crime probes

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:33
(Reuters) - The Trump administration on Friday reversed Obama-era guidelines on how colleges should handle sexual assault allegations that it said treated the accused unfairly.

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