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GM's new Chevy Silverado bids for more U.S. pickup profits

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 10:24
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Saturday will fire a new round in the battle for profits from one of the U.S. auto industry's most lucrative segments when it shows a new generation of its Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck at Detroit's auto show.

South Korea and North Korea to hold working-level talks on January 15

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 08:07
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea and South Korea have agreed to hold working-level talks at the Tongil Pavilion on the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom on Jan. 15, South Korea's unification ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

New U.S. sanctions attempt to influence Russia before election: Tass

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 08:04
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A new round of U.S. sanctions expected against Moscow is an attempt to influence Russia's domestic affairs ahead of a presidential election, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying on Saturday.

U.S. ultimatum on nuclear deal, new sanctions draw Iran threat

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 07:13
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it would retaliate against new sanctions imposed by the United States after President Donald Trump set an ultimatum to fix "disastrous flaws" in a deal curbing Tehran's nuclear program.

California police hope for 'miracle' to find missing in mudslide

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 06:14
MONTECITO, Calif (Reuters) - Californian authorities called for public help in locating seven people still missing after mudslides that killed at least 18, as crews carried on searching for survivors on Saturday.

Russia deploys more surface-to-air missiles in Crimean build-up

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 05:20
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia deployed a new division of S-400 surface-to-air missiles in Crimea on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported, in an escalation of military tensions on the Crimean peninsula.

Chinese salvagers recover two bodies from flaming Iranian tanker

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:46
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese salvage team recovered two bodies on Saturday from a stricken Iranian oil tanker, that was still blazing a week after it caught fire and was left adrift following a collision in the East China Sea, state news agency Xinhua reported.

Las Vegas gunman emailed about bump stocks months before rampage: documents

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 00:56
(Reuters) - Three months before killing 58 people and wounding more than 500 in Las Vegas last October, the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history sent emails discussing buying bump stocks, which can make semiautomatic rifles fire hundreds of rounds a minute, media reports on unsealed search warrants showed.

Singapore charges three more suspects in Shell refinery oil heist

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 23:18
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singapore court on Saturday charged three men suspected of involvement in large-scale oil theft at Shell's biggest refinery, days after bringing charges against 11 under an extensive probe by authorities in the city state.

New Trump policy could strengthen role of nuclear weapons

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 21:33
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration could pursue development of new nuclear weaponry and explicitly leave open the possibility of nuclear retaliation for major non-nuclear attacks, if a leaked draft policy document becomes reality.

Exclusive: Current and former Uber security staffers cast doubt on spying claims

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:46
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The former security chief of Uber Technologies Inc. [UBER.UL] swore in a closed legal proceeding that he knew of no attempts to steal trade secrets from anyone, including Alphabet Inc's self-driving unit Waymo, and would be "shocked" if that had occurred.

Trump in 'excellent health,' White House doctor says after exam

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:11
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House physician pronounced Donald Trump to be in "excellent health" after Trump had his first medical exam as U.S. president on Friday, capping off a week in which his mental fitness for the job has come under intense scrutiny.

Whoops! Last-minute change to U.S. tax overhaul splits grains sector

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 18:29
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Republican U.S. senators are working with some of the world's biggest agricultural merchants to undo a last-minute provision in the tax overhaul that threatens to distort the grains market and starve private firms of corn, soy and wheat supplies.

Kentucky becomes first U.S. state to impose Medicaid work provisions

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:24
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training, after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50-year-old health insurance program for the poor.

Trump issues ultimatum to 'fix' Iran nuclear deal

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 16:39
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday gave the Iran nuclear deal a final reprieve but warned European allies and Congress they had to work with him to “fix the terrible flaws” of the pact or face U.S. withdrawal.

Trump denies vulgar remarks about Haiti, African countries; condemnation mounts

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 16:38
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facing strong condemnation at home and abroad, U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday denied using the word "shithole" to describe Haiti and African countries, but kept up criticism of a Senate immigration plan that he said would force the United States to admit people from countries that "are doing badly."

'Window closing' as search expands for missing in California mudslide

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 16:04
MONTECITO, Calif. (Reuters) - Rescue crews expanded their search on Friday for at least five people missing after mudslides in southern California that killed at least 17 people, damaged hundreds of buildings and caked highways with sludge.

Kentucky becomes first U.S. state to impose Medicaid work provisos

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:31
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training, after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50-year-old health insurance program for the poor.

Reluctant Trump grants sanctions relief to Iran one last time

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 14:16
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump grudgingly waived U.S. sanctions on Iran on Friday but aides said it would be the last time he would do so unless the 2015 Iran nuclear deal can be strengthened to inhibit Tehran's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Political risk looms over Republicans' welfare tinkering

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 14:15
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Political danger signs are flashing, but conservatives in Washington are pushing forward with proposals to change America's social safety net, an agenda even fellow Republican President Donald Trump recently shied away from.