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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:00:04 -0400
U.S. says failure to act on North Korea could be catastrophic
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned on Friday that failure to curb North Korea's nuclear and missile abilities could lead to 'catastrophic consequences,' while China and Russia cautioned Washington against threatening military force to solve the problem.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:11:21 -0400
Exclusive: Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:13:02 -0400
Exclusive: Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - He misses driving, feels as if he is in a cocoon, and is surprised how hard his new job is.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:23:45 -0400
Congress passes short-term bill to avert government shutdown
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Friday passed stopgap legislation to avert a government shutdown at midnight and give lawmakers another week to reach a deal on federal spending through the end of the fiscal year, with contentious issues remaining to be resolved.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:25:23 -0400
U.S. first-quarter growth weakest in three years as consumer spending falters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy grew at its weakest pace in three years in the first quarter as consumer spending almost stalled, but a surge in business investment and wage growth suggested activity would regain momentum as the year progresses.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:05:29 -0400
How North Korea gets its oil from China: lifeline in question at U.N. meeting
BEIJING (Reuters) - As the United Nations Security Council decides whether to tighten the sanctions screws on North Korea, the country's increasingly isolated government could lose a lifeline provided by state-owned China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC).
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:21:54 -0400
Trump aims to expand U.S. offshore drilling, despite low industry demand
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday to extend offshore oil and gas drilling to areas that have been off limits, in a move to boost domestic production just as industry demand for the acreage nears the lowest in years.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:41:14 -0400
U.S. says failure to act on North Korea could be catastrophic
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned on Friday that failure to curb North Korea's nuclear and missile abilities could lead to 'catastrophic consequences,' while China and Russia cautioned Washington against threatening military force to solve the problem.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:44:52 -0400
Asia weighs risk and reward in Trump 'bromance' with China's Xi
BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's warm words for Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as a "good man" will reassure Beijing that he finally understands the importance of good ties, but risks leaving America's regional allies puzzling over where they fit into the new order.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:13:33 -0400
Qualcomm warns of profit hit as Apple battle intensifies
(Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc slashed its current-quarter profit and revenue forecasts on Friday, amid an escalating legal battle between the chipmaker and Apple Inc.