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U.S. seeks to reassure Beijing after Trump call with Taiwan leader

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:34:40 -0500

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday it had sought to reassure China after President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwan's leader last week, which the Obama administration warned could undermine progress in relations with Beijing.(image)

Security raised at L.A. rail line after threat warning from foreign country

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:54:59 -0500

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Federal and Los Angeles officials said on Monday they had been alerted by authorities in another country to a "specific" threat against the city's Red Line commuter rail system, prompting them to beef up security and alert the public.(image)

Trump says 'cancel order' on new Boeing Air Force One plane

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:45:05 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump urged the government to cancel purchase of Boeing's new Air Force One plane on Tuesday, saying it was "ridiculous" and too expensive.(image)

Obama to deliver speech defending his counterterrorism fight

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:09:21 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will make the case on Tuesday that his counterterrorism policies have helped protect Americans from evolving international threats as he prepares to hand over the White House to a successor who has been critical of his approach.(image)

Trump scales back plans for 'huge' wall - at Irish seaside golf course

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:49:19 -0500

DUBLIN (Reuters) - A golf course owned by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has agreed to scale back a wall designed to protect its greens from coastal erosion after opposition from local residents, the local council said on Tuesday.(image)

Rouhani says Iran will not let Trump rip up nuclear deal

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 04:13:56 -0500

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday he would not let U.S. President-elect Donald Trump rip up a global nuclear deal, warning of unspecified repercussions if Washington reneges on the agreement.(image)

U.S. trade gap widens as exports of soybeans, other goods fall

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:28:44 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. trade deficit recorded its biggest increase in more than 1-1/2 years in October as exports of soybeans and other goods dropped, suggesting that trade would be a drag on growth in the fourth quarter.(image)

Oil falls on production cut skepticism, OPEC and Russia output rise

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:48:34 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices on Tuesday fell for the first session since OPEC agreed to cut output last week after data showed crude production rose in most major export regions and on growing skepticism that the cartel would be able to reduce production.(image)

Supreme Court rules for Samsung in smartphone fight with Apple

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:51:05 -0500

(Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling that said the South Korean company had to pay a $399 million penalty to its American rival for copying key iPhone designs.(image)

Merkel re-elected to CDU party chair with 89.5 percent of vote

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:25:16 -0500

ESSEN, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel won re-election as chairwoman of her Christian Democrats (CDU) on Tuesday with 89.5 percent of votes cast by just under 1,000 party delegates, giving her a boost as she seeks a fourth term in office next year.(image)