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'Pyongyang Olympics?' Backlash reveals changing attitudes in South Korea

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:28:55 -0500

SEOUL (Reuters) - An agreement between South and North Korea to march under a unity flag and field a joint ice hockey team at next month's Olympics was met by sharp criticism from many in the South on Thursday, highlighting changing attitudes toward the country's northern neighbor.(image)



Exclusive: Trump denies U.S. embassy to be moved to Jerusalem within a year

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:29:38 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump denied on Wednesday that the planned relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would take place within a year, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he expected the controversial move to happen by then.(image)



Exclusive: Trump accuses Russia of helping North Korea evade sanctions; says U.S. needs more missile defense

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:44:44 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump complained on Wednesday that Russia was helping North Korea to evade international sanctions, signaling frustration with a country he had hoped to forge friendly relations with after his 2016 election win.(image)



After Trump denial, Netanyahu clarifies remarks on timeframe for U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:12:53 -0500

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a step back on Thursday from comments, challenged by U.S. President Donald Trump, that envisioned a one-year timeframe for the planned relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.(image)



Congress to vote Thursday for funding bill to avoid government shutdown

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:43:53 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress stepped up their efforts to pass a temporary extension in funding government operations and avert a shutdown, scheduling a vote on the measure for later Thursday.(image)



Trump administration's infrastructure plan taking shape

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:45:45 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is finalizing its long-awaited infrastructure plan, which would push most of the financing of projects to private investment and state and local taxpayers, according to sources familiar with the proposal taking shape.(image)



Trump administration bars Haitians from U.S. visas for low-skilled work

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:15:47 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Haitians will no longer be eligible for U.S. visas given to low-skilled workers, the Trump administration said on Wednesday, bringing an end to a small-scale effort to employ Haitians in the United States after a catastrophic 2010 earthquake.(image)



OPEC sees more oil supply from rivals, countering its cuts and Venezuelan woes

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:49:00 -0500

LONDON (Reuters) - OPEC has raised its forecast for oil supply from non-member countries in 2018 as higher prices encourage U.S. shale drillers to pump more, offsetting an OPEC-led deal to clear a supply glut and a deepening plunge in Venezuelan production.(image)



Commuters in U.S. South face tough trek after deadly storm

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:00:15 -0500

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Commuters in the U.S. South faced frigid temperatures and dangerously slick roads on Thursday after a winter storm, responsible for at least eight deaths, thrashed the region with heavy snow and winds that snapped power lines.(image)



China's 2017 GDP growth accelerates for first time in seven years

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:29:57 -0500

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy grew faster than expected in the fourth quarter of 2017, as an export recovery helped the country post its first annual acceleration in growth in seven years, defying concerns that intensifying curbs on industry and credit would hurt expansion.(image)