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Month: April 2017

Southern Thailand attacks reflect tension over peace talks, conflict monitor says

BANGKOK (Reuters) – A string of gun and grenade attacks in southern Thailand that killed two people reflects tension over talks aimed at ending violence there, a conflict monitoring group said on Thursday, warning against similar attacks in… Read More

Exclusive: Buffett likely voted shares to back Wells Fargo board

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wells Fargo & Co’s largest investor, Warren Buffett, has likely already voted his shares to support the bank’s recommendations at its contentious annual shareholder meeting next week, a representative told Reuters on Wednesday, which… Read More

Britain will lose more from Brexit than EU, bloc's foreign policy chief says

BEIJING (Reuters) – Britain will lose more than the European Union from its decision to leave the bloc, the EU’s top diplomat said on Thursday, and talks with London were expected to be difficult. Source: Reuters World… Read More

Indonesia prosecutors call for one-year jail term for Jakarta governor

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian prosecutors called on Thursday for Jakarta’s Christian governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, to be jailed for one year on blasphemy charges, in a trial that is seen as a test of the Muslim-majority nation’s religious… Read More

North Korea says 'don't mess with us' as U.S. plans next move

SEOUL (Reuters) – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States was looking at ways to pressure North Korea over its nuclear program as North Korean state media warned the Americans of a “super-mighty preemptive strike” and… Read More

Pence to seek market access, investment, in Japan talks

SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will meet Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso on Tuesday, kicking off talks in Tokyo the White House hopes will open doors for U.S.-made products and attract Japanese infrastructure investment… Read More

Pence takes message of U.S. resolve against North Korea to Japan

SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is expected to reassure Japan of American commitment to reining in North Korea’s nuclear and missile ambitions on Tuesday, after warning that U.S. strikes in Syria and Afghanistan showed the… Read More

Trump to seek changes in visa program to encourage hiring Americans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday will sign an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the United States to fill high-skilled jobs…. Read More

Triumphant Erdogan swats away Western criticism of referendum

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A defiant Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan denounced the West’s “crusader mentality” on Monday after European monitors criticized a referendum in which he won sweeping new powers. Source: Reuters World News

Brazil's president says ministers under investigation may resign

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Michel Temer said on Monday some of his cabinet ministers are likely to resign after being placed under investigation in a massive corruption probe, as he seeks to draw a line under a… Read More