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Canada: No plans to clamp down at border to deter migrants

Top Reuters News - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 16:13
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada will not tighten its border to deter migrants crossing illegally from the United States in the wake of a U.S. immigration crackdown because the numbers are not big enough to cause alarm, a government minister said on Saturday.

Syrian army takes more villages from militants in northwest Syria

Top Reuters News - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 14:20
AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army has expanded its control over former Islamic State-held villages in northwest Syria, gaining more territory as it pushes back the jihadists from more pockets in Aleppo province, state media said on Saturday.

France's Fillon under fire as party chiefs bring forward crisis meeting

Top Reuters News - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 13:56
PARIS (Reuters) - Embattled French presidential candidate Francois Fillon was under growing pressure to quit the race on Saturday as his party leaders brought forward a meeting to discuss the situation and former allies shied away from a planned rally to support him.

Trump administration to propose 'dramatic reductions' in foreign aid

Top Reuters News - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 13:51
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House budget director confirmed Saturday that the Trump administration will propose "fairly dramatic reductions" in the U.S. foreign aid budget later this month.

U.S. suspends fast processing of high-tech visa applications

Top Reuters News - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 11:14
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Foreigners aiming for temporary jobs at high-tech U.S. companies will undergo a longer visa approval process after the Trump administration announced it will temporarily suspend expedited applications for H-1B visas.

Schwarzenegger fired, didn't quit 'Apprentice': Trump

Top Reuters News - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 11:10
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump disputed Arnold Schwarzenegger's announcement about quitting as host of the reality show "The Celebrity Apprentice," saying on Saturday that Schwarzenegger was leaving involuntarily after drawing few viewers.

Malaysia expels North Korean envoy after Kim Jong Nam murder

Top Reuters News - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 10:14
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia said on Saturday it was expelling the North Korean ambassador, escalating a diplomatic row between the two countries over the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Northern Ireland talks to begin after transformative election

Top Reuters News - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 09:32
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Northern Irish leaders prepared on Saturday for three weeks of challenging talks to save their devolved government after a snap election that could have dramatic implications for the politics and constitutional status of the British province.

Trump alleges wire tapping by Obama during campaign

Top Reuters News - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 08:19
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday accused former president Barack Obama of wire tapping him in October during the late stages of the presidential election campaign, but offered no evidence to support the allegation.

Syrian government says agenda agreed, seeks united opposition at next Geneva talks

Top Reuters News - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 07:49
GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria's chief negotiator said on Saturday that the "only thing" achieved at 10-day talks in Geneva was an agreed agenda and that the government wanted a unified opposition delegation as its negotiating partner.

Peugeot poised to buy GM's Opel, creating European car giant

Top Reuters News - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 07:33
PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - France's PSA Group is set to announce a deal to buy Opel from General Motors on Monday after striking an agreement with the U.S. carmaker and winning the blessing of its board for the acquisition.

MH370 families launch campaign to fund search for the missing jet

Top Reuters News - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 04:42
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Families of passengers on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on Saturday launched a campaign to privately fund a search for the aircraft.

Snap of Clinton reading Pence email headline goes viral

Top Reuters News - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 04:14
(Reuters) - A photo of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton glancing at a newspaper headline about U.S. Vice President Mike Pence using private email has gone viral on social media, with thousands of people commenting on it.

Twelve treated for chemical weapons agents in Mosul since March 1: U.N.

Top Reuters News - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 03:59
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Twelve people, including women and children, are being treated for possible exposure to chemical weapons agents in Mosul, where Islamic State is fighting off an offensive by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces, the United Nations said on Saturday.

China's 2017 defense budget rise to slow again

Top Reuters News - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 23:17
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's defense budget will rise about 7 percent this year, the spokeswoman for China's parliament said on Saturday, its slowest pace since 2010 and the second year in a row it will not log a double-digit percentage increase.

Investors bet Trump-fueled tech rally far from over

Top Reuters News - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 22:46
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Technology companies have been a driving force behind the U.S. stock market's recent record rally, and despite mounting evidence of stretched valuations the sector remains a top pick for investors expecting a wave of capital expenditures by U.S. corporations.

U.S. secretary of state to visit Japan, South Korea, China: Kyodo

Top Reuters News - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 22:34
TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is due to visit Japan, South Korea and China this month to discuss North Korea on his first trip to the region since he took up his post, Japanese media reported on Saturday.

Bruised DUP edge buoyant Sinn Fein in Northern Ireland election

Top Reuters News - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 22:01
BELFAST (Reuters) - The pro-British Democratic Unionist Party narrowly remained Northern Ireland's largest party after edging Irish nationalists Sinn Fein by a single seat in snap elections ahead of arduous talks to resurrect their power-sharing government.

Trump's choice for SEC chair clears ethics hurdle: source

Top Reuters News - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 21:58
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's pick to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton, passed a key hurdle toward his confirmation after a government ethics watchdog gave him a clearance, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Sessions to respond in writing to questions over Russia contacts: DOJ

Top Reuters News - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 21:09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will reply in writing to Senate Democrats' questions about his meetings with Russia's ambassador last year, the Justice Department said on Friday after a top Republican denied Democrats' request for a public hearing.