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

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:21:36 -0400

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.(image)

Strong quake near Mexico City kills at least 149

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:17:57 -0400

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least 149 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.(image)

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

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:44:39 -0400

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.(image)

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

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:43:44 -0400

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.(image)

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

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:12:51 -0400

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."(image)

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

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:14:24 -0400

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.(image)

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

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:00:19 -0400

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.(image)

Oil rises after Iraq signals possible OPEC cut extension

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:45:56 -0400

TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Wednesday after Iraq's oil minister said OPEC and other crude producers were considering extending or even deepening a supply cut to curb a global glut, while a report showed a smaller-than-expected increase in U.S. inventories.(image)

After protests, St. Louis mayor says address racism

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:40:41 -0400

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.(image)

T-Mobile US explores takeover of Sprint: source

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:57:43 -0400

(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.(image)