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Executive actions ready to go as Trump prepares to take office

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:59:46 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump is preparing to sign executive actions on his first day in the White House on Friday to take the opening steps to crack down on immigration, build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border and roll back outgoing President Barack Obama's policies.(image)

Washington braces for anti-Trump protests, New Yorkers march

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:57:50 -0500

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Washington turned into a virtual fortress on Thursday ahead of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, while thousands of people took to the streets of New York to express their displeasure with his coming administration.(image)

Hopes fade of finding survivors buried under avalanche in Italy

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:52:15 -0500

PENNE, Italy (Reuters) - Hopes of finding survivors dwindled on Thursday more than 24 hours after an avalanche struck a luxury mountain hotel in Italy burying up to 30 people under tonnes of snow and debris.(image)

Conflicted U.S. capital prepares to host Trump's inauguration

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:34:26 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rob Cortis calls it the “Trump Unity Bridge” - a bulky, metal 45-foot structure welded to two wheels and bedecked with red, white and blue signs echoing President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign themes.(image)

As Trump emissary to Congress, Mike Pence faces potential obstacle - his boss

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:31:16 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shortly after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election in November, Vice President-elect Mike Pence visited the country’s largest manufacturing lobby group, six blocks from the White House, to brainstorm about Trump's legislative agenda.(image)

U.S. national security handover to Trump bumpy, officials say

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:02:33 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump's national security transition has been more chaotic than others in recent memory, with important positions unfilled and many of his people less able, or willing, to engage on substance, U.S. officials said.(image)

U.S. Treasury nominee Mnuchin hammered over offshore tax havens

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:45:14 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday he would work to eliminate the need for offshore tax havens, as Democratic senators accused the Wall Street veteran of using such vehicles to shelter hedge fund money from the government.(image)

China seen posting steady fourth quarter GDP growth of 6.7 percent

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:08:30 -0500

BEIJING (Reuters) - Boosted by higher government spending and record bank lending, China is expected to report on Friday that its economy grew by a steady 6.7 percent in the fourth quarter, giving it a solid tailwind heading into what is expected to be a turbulent 2017.(image)

Davos CEOs 'go local' on supply chain in Trump era

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:33:22 -0500

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Business leaders in Davos, traditionally the high priests of globalization, are talking up the benefits of local production this week to shield themselves from criticism from incoming U.S. President Donald Trump.(image)

U.S. strikes in Libya kill more than 80 Islamic State fighters

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:34:29 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 80 Islamic State militants, some of whom were believed to be plotting attacks in Europe, died in U.S. air strikes on camps outside the group's former North African stronghold of Sirte in Libya, the United States said on Thursday.(image)