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China offers support for strife-torn Venezuela at United Nations

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 01:00
BEIJING (Reuters) - China believes that the Venezuelan government and people can resolve their problems within a legal framework and maintain national stability, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Venezuelan counterpart at the United Nations.

Strong quake near Mexico City kills almost 150, rescuers dig through collapsed buildings

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:57
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescue crews and ordinary citizens searched through rubble for survivors as night fell on Tuesday on battered cities in central Mexico, including the capital, where the death toll from a major earthquake grew to at least 149.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi denies going 'soft' on military

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:16
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected a suggestion she is soft on the military, which the United Nations has accused of ethnic cleansing, saying her relationship with the generals was normal and her objective was national reconciliation.

Trump's U.N. speech shows nationalist instincts firmly intact

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:14
Among the many signals that Donald Trump sent in his speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, one was especially clear: former chief strategist Steve Bannon's White House departure has not muted the president's "America First" foreign policy instincts.

Strong quake near Mexico City kills more than 138

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:13
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least 138 people died when a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, toppling buildings in the heavily populated capital where rescuers scoured frantically under the rubble of ruins for survivors.

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein interviewed over FBI ex-director's firing: WSJ

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:58
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has interviewed U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about President Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

T-Mobile US explores takeover of Sprint: source

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:57
(Reuters) - U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc is exploring taking over rival Sprint Corp in an all-stock deal, after SoftBank Group Corp offered to give up its majority ownership of Sprint, a person familiar with the matter said.

Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay legal bills from Russia probe: sources

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 19:43
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Exclusive: Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for U.S. guns

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 19:21
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is preparing to make it easier for American gun makers to sell small arms, including assault rifles and ammunition, to foreign buyers, according to senior U.S. officials.

Hurricane Maria bears down on St. Croix, Puerto Rico after trashing Dominica

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 19:12
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to hit the Caribbean this month, killed at least one person in Guadeloupe and bore down menacingly on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after devastating the tiny island nation of Dominica.

Dozens dead as major earthquake strikes near Mexico City

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 19:07
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 60 people in several states, toppling buildings in the heavily populated capital and forcing thousands of people into the streets in panic.

After protests, St. Louis mayor says address racism

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:40
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - The legacies of racism, not only the violent protests that gripped St. Louis after a white former police officer was acquitted of murdering a black man, must be addressed, the city's mayor said on Tuesday.

Suu Kyi silence on Myanmar ethnic cleansing charge draws cool response

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:33
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday condemned rights abuses in Rakhine state and said violators would be punished, but she did not address U.N. accusations of ethnic cleansing, drawing cool international responses and calls for action to help minority Muslims.

Senate panel cancels interview with Trump lawyer, asks him to open hearing

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:00
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election abruptly canceled an interview with President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen on Tuesday after he issued a statement about his testimony in violation of committee policy.

If threatened, U.S. will 'totally destroy' North Korea, Trump vows

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:20
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his standoff with North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to "totally destroy" the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a "rocket man."

Senate panel seeks open session with Trump lawyer after canceling interview

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:12
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday canceled a closed-doors interview with President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen and called on him to appear before the panel in an open session, saying it was disappointed he released a statement despite a request that he refrain from public comment.

Exclusive: Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay legal bills from Russia probe

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 15:55
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Hurricane Maria targets St. Croix and Puerto Rico after ripping up Dominica

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 15:50
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to rage over the Caribbean this month, killed at least one person in Guadeloupe and barreled toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after devastating the small island nation of Dominica.

Massachusetts sues Equifax as hack concerns spread to Canada

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 15:39
(Reuters) - Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against credit reporting firm Equifax Inc following a breach that exposed the personal data of up to 143 million people, including 3 million in the state.

Trump says if threatened, U.S. will 'totally destroy' North Korea

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:22
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his threats against North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to "totally destroy" the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a "rocket man."

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