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Trump's crisis spurs talk of White House departures

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:25:55 -0400

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s turnabout on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia has rocked his administration, leading to rising speculation that some top officials may be looking for a way out.(image)



U.S. says joint South Korea war games not on the negotiating table

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:03:43 -0400

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea will go ahead with joint military drills next week, the top U.S. military official said on Thursday, resisting pressure from North Korea and its ally China to halt the contentious exercises.(image)



Trump disbands business councils after CEOs quit in protest

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:02:43 -0400

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump disbanded two high-profile business advisory councils on Wednesday after several chief executives quit in protest over his remarks blaming weekend violence in Virginia on anti-racism activists as well as white nationalists.(image)



Fed's Fischer says move to unwind bank regulation 'dangerous': FT

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:47:43 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - Efforts by the United States government to loosen regulations on banks are "dangerous and extremely short-sighted", one of the U.S. central bank's top policymakers said in an interview with the Financial Times published late on Wednesday.(image)



What will Kim do next? Sixth nuclear test seen critical for North Korea

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:07:50 -0400

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea says it has developed intercontinental missiles capable of targeting any place in the United States.(image)



Hostage-taking at Dutch radio station ends peacefully

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:50:47 -0400

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A man held a woman hostage at a radio station in the Netherlands for a little more than an hour on Thursday before he released her and was arrested, Dutch police said.(image)



Internet firms shift stance, move to exile white supremacists

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:57:27 -0400

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley joined a swelling backlash against neo-Nazi groups in the United States on Wednesday as more technology companies removed white supremacists from their services in response to weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.(image)



China military criticizes 'wrong' U.S. moves on Taiwan, South China Sea

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:09:26 -0400

BEIJING (Reuters) - The "wrong" actions of the United States on Taiwan, its South China Sea patrols and deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea have had a large, negative influence on military trust, a senior Chinese officer said on Thursday.(image)



Assad's march east compounds West's Syria dilemma

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:11:38 -0400

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syria's war has entered a new phase as President Bashar al-Assad extends his grip in areas being captured from Islamic State, using firepower freed by Russian-backed truces in western Syria.(image)



Australia's Hanson wears burqa to parliament in bid to ban them

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:04:12 -0400

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian far-right senator Pauline Hanson wore a burqa to parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign to ban the all-enveloping garment worn by some Muslim women, drawing a quick rebuke from the government and Muslims.(image)