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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:41:06 -0400
Exclusive: Taiwan president says phone call with Trump can take place again
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said another direct phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump could take place again and she urged the self-ruled island's political rival China to step up to its global responsibility to keep the peace as a large nation.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:39:28 -0400
Trump tells Canada, Mexico, he won't terminate NAFTA treaty yet: White House
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Wednesday that he will not terminate the NAFTA treaty at this stage, but will move quickly to begin renegotiating it with them, a White House statement said.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:48:04 -0400
Trump's plan to slash business taxes seen as 'guidepost' by congressional Republicans
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump unveiled a one-page plan on Wednesday proposing deep U.S. tax cuts, many for businesses, that would make the federal deficit balloon if enacted, drawing a cautious welcome from fiscal conservatives and financial markets.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:03:56 -0400
Israel strikes Iran-supplied arms depot near Damascus airport
AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel struck an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport on Thursday, Syrian rebel and regional intelligence sources said, targeting weapons sent from Iran via commercial and military cargo planes.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:00:16 -0400
China welcomes U.S. saying it's open to talks on North Korea
BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - China on Thursday welcomed an apparently softer tone by the United States on the North Korean nuclear and missile crisis but stressed its opposition to a U.S. missile defense system being deployed in South Korea.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:38:10 -0400
Ford first quarter profit beats estimates, reiterates 2017 profit outlook
DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Thursday reported a lower quarterly net profit that beat analyst expectations, and reiterated its pretax profit forecast for 2017.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:09:03 -0400
Asylum-seekers fleeing U.S. may find cold comfort in Canada’s courts
TORONTO/WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Migrants who applied for asylum in the United States but then fled north, fearing they would be swept up in President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown, may have miscalculated in viewing Canada as a safe haven.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:49:14 -0400
Difficult legal path forward for Trump in sanctuary cities case
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Even if President Donald Trump wins an appeal of a court ruling blocking his executive order on sanctuary cities, arguments made by the government in the case could permanently harm its efforts to cut off wide swaths of federal funding to targeted cities, some legal experts say.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:38:59 -0400
Le Pen, Macron spar as French presidential race narrows slightly
PARIS (Reuters) - Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen took a fishing-boat ride on Thursday as two polls suggested the underdog had made a more impressive start to the last lap of campaigning than the favourite, centrist Emmanuel Macron.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:03:09 -0400
Arkansas plans fourth execution in about a week
(Reuters) - Arkansas plans to end its series of April executions by putting to death on Thursday an inmate convicted of murdering a cheerleader and who escaped from prison and killed two other people before being captured again.