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No. 2 U.S. Senate Republican expects tax bill will pass, eyes Tuesday

Top Reuters News - 10 hours 49 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Cornyn, the No. 2 U.S. Senate Republican, said on Sunday he was confident Republicans would pass a tax overhaul bill this week.

Iran tells France's Macron not to 'blindly follow' Trump

Top Reuters News - 10 hours 52 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Iran on Sunday criticized French President Emmanuel Macron over his tough stance toward Tehran and said Paris would soon lose its international credibility if it "blindly follows" U.S. President Donald Trump.

Erdogan says Turkey aims to open embassy in East Jerusalem

Top Reuters News - 11 hours 21 min ago
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey intends to open an embassy in East Jerusalem, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, days after leading calls at a summit of Muslim leaders for the world to recognize it as the capital of Palestine.

Cuba’s Castro and Russian oil executive meet in Havana

Top Reuters News - 11 hours 33 min ago
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Raul Castro and the head of Russian oil company Rosneft met in Havana on Saturday, the latest sign the two countries are readying a major energy agreement.

Twin suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan's Quetta ahead of Christmas, killing eight

Top Reuters News - 12 hours 39 min ago
QUETTA/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Two suicide bombers attacked a packed Catholic church in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least eight people and wounding up to 45 before one of them blew himself up and police killed the other, officials said.

California winds fuel state's third-largest wildfire

Top Reuters News - 15 hours 21 min ago
(Reuters) - Strong winds that have powered the third-largest wildfire in California's history were expected on Sunday to further fuel a blaze that has burned 267,500 acres.

Gunmen kill five in attack on church in Pakistan's Quetta

Top Reuters News - 15 hours 52 min ago
QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Two suicide attackers opened fire inside a church in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least five people and wounding up to 16 before being stopped by police guards, officials said.

U.S., Russian, Japanese crew blasts off for space station

Top Reuters News - 17 hours 11 min ago
(Reuters) - A trio of U.S. and Japanese astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off from Kazakhstan on Sunday for a two-day trip to the International Space Station, a NASA TV broadcast showed.

Second bitcoin futures debut could lure volume to wild market

Top Reuters News - 19 hours 26 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin investors expect futures volumes to perk up when CME Group Inc, the world's largest derivatives exchange operator, launches its own contract to wager on the cryptocurrency on Sunday.

Thousands flee as wildfire 'beast' grows to California's third-largest

Top Reuters News - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 22:51
VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - A raging California wildfire powered by fierce winds grew into the third-largest in state history on Saturday as forced evacuations turned neighborhoods into ghost towns and ash fell in some areas like heavy snow.

Australia arrests man accused of trying to sell missile parts for North Korea

Top Reuters News - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 22:22
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian police said on Sunday they had arrested a man accused of working on the black market to sell missile components and coal on behalf of North Korea, the first charges ever brought in Australia over the sale of weapons of mass destruction.

Trump administration bans selected words at health agencies: paper

Top Reuters News - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 21:45
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration has told agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services to avoid using certain words or phrases in official documents being drafted for next year's budget, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.

Hoping to extend maritime reach, China lavishes aid on Pakistan town

Top Reuters News - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 20:45
GWADAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - China is lavishing vast amounts of aid on a small Pakistani fishing town to win over locals and build a commercial deep-water port that the United States and India suspect may also one day serve the Chinese navy.

Gillibrand sends Trump campaign contributions to anti-sexual-violence group

MarketWatch Market Pulse - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 20:23

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has sent to the anti-sexual-violence organization RAINN a sum equaling the contributions made in 2007 and 2010 to Gillibrand's campaign funds by Donald Trump, the New York Daily News reported, saying a spokesman for the New York Democrat had confirmed the development. Gillibrand found herself in a war of words late this week with now-President Trump, as she called for his resignation over the sexual-misconduct claims lodged against him and he responded by ripping Gillibrand for seeking donations from him in the past, saying she had begged and would "do anything" for the requested contributions. The sum Gillibrand reportedly sent to RAINN was $5,850.

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CSX CEO Harrison dies months into railroad's turnaround effort

Top Reuters News - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 20:06
NEW YORK (Reuters) - CSX Corp Chief Executive Hunter Harrison has died, the freight railway operator said on Saturday, just a few days after announcing that the veteran rail executive hired earlier this year to boost its profits had taken a medical leave of absence.

Congressman will not seek relection amid misconduct probe

Top Reuters News - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 18:03
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Ruben Kihuen announced on Saturday that he will not seek re-election, becoming the latest member of Congress to end his legislative career in the face of sexual harassment allegations.

Does Pentagon still have a UFO program? The answer is a bit mysterious

Top Reuters News - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 17:31
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon acknowledged on Saturday that its long-secret UFO investigation program ended in 2012, when U.S. defense officials shifted attention and funding to other priorities.

Trump allies say Mueller unlawfully obtained thousands of emails

Top Reuters News - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 17:12
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An organization established for U.S. President Donald Trump's transition to the White House a year ago said on Saturday that the special counsel investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election had obtained tens of thousands of emails unlawfully.

Trump to say in security speech that China is competitor: officials

Top Reuters News - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 16:42
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will lay out a new U.S. national security strategy on Monday based on his "America First" policy and will, among other items, make clear that China is a competitor, two senior U.S. officials said on Saturday.

CSX CEO Harrison dies months into railway's turnaround effort

Top Reuters News - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 16:32
NEW YORK (Reuters) - CSX Corp Chief Executive Hunter Harrison has died, the freight railway operator said on Saturday, just a few days after announcing that the veteran rail executive hired earlier this year to boost its profits had taken a medical leave of absence.

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