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Month: August 2017

Ahead of Indian leader's visit, China sees huge potential for cooperation

BEIJING/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – China on Wednesday sought to cast its strained ties with India in a positive light ahead of a likely meeting next week between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi following their most… Read More

Harvey makes landfall again, Texas death toll mounts from record floods

HOUSTON (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall again on Wednesday near the Texas-Louisiana border, adding more rain after a record downpour that has caused catastrophic flooding and paralyzed the city of Houston. Source: Reuters Top News

Transgender members in U.S. military may serve until study completed: Mattis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday current policy regarding transgender personnel serving in the military would remain in place until he advises President Donald Trump on how to implement his directive on a… Read More

PM May says Britain will be able to change trade deals after Brexit

KYOTO (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday Britain would be able to change the terms of trade deals after Brexit even if it initially replicates trade deals that the European Union has with other countries…. Read More

U.N. cites systematic use of excessive force in Venezuela crackdown on dissent

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations on Wednesday said Venezuela’s security forces had committed extensive and apparently deliberate human rights violations in crushing anti-government protests. Source: Reuters World News

Indonesian woman jailed for suicide bomb plot at Jakarta palace

JAKARTA (Reuters) – A Jakarta court has sentenced a female would-be suicide bomber to seven and a half years in prison, prosecutors and her lawyer said, the first time a woman has been convicted in Indonesia for planning… Read More

Kendrick Lamar wins big, but absent Taylor Swift steals VMA show

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran won the top prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Sunday, but an absent Taylor Swift and lifetime achievement honoree Pink dominated the show. Source: Reuters… Read More

Uber picks Expedia's Dara Khosrowshahi as new CEO: sources

(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] chose Dara Khosrowshahi, the chief executive of travel company Expedia Inc, as its chief executive on Sunday, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter, handing him the challenge of leading… Read More

Philippines' Duterte says police can kill 'idiots' who resist arrest

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told police on Monday they could kill “idiots” who violently resist arrest, two days after hundreds of people turned the funeral of a slain teenager into a protest against his deadly… Read More

Whereabouts of former Thai PM Yingluck unknown, defense minister says

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s defense minister on Monday said he did not know the whereabouts of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, days after she failed to show up for a negligence ruling at which she faced up to… Read More