Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:23:28 -0400HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump face off for the first time on Monday in a high stakes presidential debate that could shift the course of the neck-and-neck 2016 campaign for the White House.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:30:02 -0400CARTAGENA, Colombia/BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defended his efforts to negotiate with Moscow over the war in Syria on Monday, despite the collapse of a ceasefire that has led to a massive Russian-backed assault on the besieged rebel-held sector of Aleppo.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:54:39 -0400SYDNEY (Reuters) - Uncertainty gripped Asian markets on Tuesday as investors braced for a potentially pivotal U.S. presidential debate, shunning stocks while favoring safe-haven bonds and the yen.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:39:10 -0400WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Nearly 60 U.S. investors who together manage more than $2 trillion in assets called on North Carolina on Monday to repeal a law they said is making it harder for companies in the state to hire top talent by limiting protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans gender people.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:53:40 -0400CARTAGENA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombia's center-right government and the Marxist FARC rebel group signed a peace deal on Monday to end a half-century war that killed a quarter of a million people and once took the Andean country to the brink of collapse.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:42:33 -0400CARTAGENA, Colombia (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday, the first formal meeting between the two since Kerry became the top U.S. diplomat.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:41:56 -0400WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Labor Department Secretary Thomas Perez on Monday pledged to conduct a "top-to-bottom" review of all cases, complaints and other alleged violations that the department has received concerning Wells Fargo in recent years.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:41:51 -0400CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) - A couple hundred demonstrators chanted and marched through Charlotte on Sunday, as protests persisted after the release of two videos showing the fatal shooting of a black man by police officers in North Carolina's largest city.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:30:52 -0400WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Violent crime in the United States increased in 2015 but remained far below peak levels of the 1990s, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Monday as presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump prepared for a debate that is likely to focus on public safety.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:51:30 -0400CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Several hundred people reported to the U.S. courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina, on Monday for the start of jury selection in the death penalty case against a white man who shot dead nine black parishioners in a church in June 2015.