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Russia says U.S. Syria statement shows Washington supports terrorism

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:08:29 -0400

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is outraged by the threatening tone of the latest U.S. statement on Syria, viewing it as tantamount to supporting terrorism, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Thursday, according to Russian news agencies.(image)

In escalation, India says launches strikes on militants in Pakistan

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:37:00 -0400

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - India said on Thursday it had conducted "surgical strikes" on suspected militants preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-ruled Kashmir, making its first direct military response to an attack on an army base it blames on Pakistan.(image)

OPEC agrees modest oil output curbs in first deal since 2008

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:14:39 -0400

ALGIERS (Reuters) - OPEC agreed on Wednesday modest oil output cuts in the first such deal since 2008, with the group's leader Saudi Arabia softening its stance on arch-rival Iran amid mounting pressure from low oil prices.(image)

Congress rejects Obama veto, Saudi September 11 bill becomes law

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:48:27 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama's veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, the first veto override of his presidency, just four months before it ends.(image)

Investigators search for clues in South Carolina school shooting

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:49:50 -0400

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Investigators were searching on Thursday for the motive behind a shooting spree by a South Carolina teenager who killed his father and wounded two school students and a teacher before being pinned down by a volunteer fireman.(image)

Wells Fargo chief Stumpf heads to Hill with pressure mounting

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:07:28 -0400

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co's Chief Executive John Stumpf returns to Capitol Hill on Thursday with his job still under threat and the bank facing rising political pressure over a sales scandal that has become a major issue in Washington and on Wall Street.(image)

Clinton enlists former foe Sanders in appeal for youth votes in U.S. presidential race

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:59:40 -0400

DURHAM, N.H. (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shared a stage with former rival Senator Bernie Sanders on Wednesday to appeal for youth votes in the Nov. 8 election as opinion polls show a close race with Republican Donald Trump.(image)

Philippines boxing icon Pacquiao used drugs as a teen but backs Duterte

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:14:27 -0400

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines boxing icon Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao says he took all kinds of drugs as a teenager but fully supports President Rodrigo Duterte, whose vicious anti-drugs campaign has led to the killing of more than 3,000 people, mostly users and pushers, in three months.(image)

As Philippines' Duterte visits Vietnam, U.S. jibes hang over new partnership

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:19:11 -0400

HANOI (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte met Vietnam's top leadership on Thursday, aiming to advance a burgeoning alliance that could become increasingly uncertain amid his defiance of the United States and overtures towards China.(image)

Protests grow tense after police slaying of black man in California

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:34:51 -0400

EL CAJON, Calif. (Reuters) - A second night of mostly peaceful protests over the fatal police shooting in Southern California of an unarmed black man said to be mentally ill climaxed on Wednesday as protesters confronted officers in riot gear who retreated as tensions rose.(image)