CHICAGO (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it would allow farmers to spray a controversial weed killer made by Bayer AG’s Monsanto Co and BASF SE for two more years, with additional restrictions on use. FILE PHOTO: Soy leaves that were damaged by the weed killer dicamba as part of University
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Robust corporate results helped world stock markets surge on Wednesday, bringing some relief to jittery investors after a brutal October sank equities with one of their worst drops since the financial crisis 10 years ago. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S.,
ADEN (Reuters) – The Saudi-led coalition has massed thousands of troops near Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah, local military sources said on Wednesday, in a move to pressure Iranian-aligned Houthi insurgents to return to U.N.-sponsored peace talks. FILE PHOTO: A Shiite Houthi fighter stands guard at the site of a rally attended by fellows
(Reuters) – A White House summit on doping in sport on Wednesday called for the embattled World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to enact reforms and provide stronger leadership in the fight for clean sport. FILE PHOTO: Craig Reedie, President of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) attends the WADA Symposium in Ecublens, near Lausanne, Switzerland, March
LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May appeared assured when she met business leaders on Wednesday, attendees of the meeting said, and sounded confident on prospects for striking a Brexit deal despite concern that Britain might leave the European Union without one. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May and Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond leave
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States could send as many as 15,000 troops to the border with Mexico, as he hardens his stance against a caravan of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in Central America. The numbers cited by Trump are significantly higher than defense officials have disclosed.
FRANKFURT/DETROIT (Reuters) – Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) and Ford Motor Co are in “exploratory talks” to jointly develop self-driving and electric vehicles in a far-reaching strategic alliance meant to save the companies billions of dollars, according to a person familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: A car with the Volkswagen VW logo badge is seen on
FILE PHOTO: 71st Cannes Film Festival – Screening of the film “BlacKkKlansman” in competition – Red Carpet Arrivals – Cannes, France May 14, 2018 – Jane Fonda arrives. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood celebrities including Jane Fonda, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Amy Schumer will take part in an online telethon on Monday to urge
PITTSBURGH (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors added more charges, including religious hate crimes, against the man accused of killing 11 Jews in a Pittsburgh synagogue, according to an indictment filed on Wednesday, as the city held funerals for three more victims. A man prays at a makeshift memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue following Saturday’s
VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria will follow the United States and Hungary in backing out of a United Nations migration pact over concerns it will blur the line between legal and illegal migration, the right-wing government said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz speaks to the media as he arrives at the European Union
LONDON (Reuters) – A Brexit deal is now firmly in sight and should be finalised by November 21, Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said in a week-old letter to a lawmaker published on Wednesday that briefly sent sterling sharply higher. Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab arrives in Downing Street in
LONDON (Reuters) – “Star Trek” actor Chris Pine swaps space for medieval Scotland in Netflix action drama “Outlaw King” in which he plays 14th century rebel warrior Robert the Bruce who fought the English to regain control of his homeland. The American actor, best known for playing Captain Kirk in the sci-fi saga, dons armor
Fine-art handler Tom Richardson poses with a jacket belonging to British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking ahead of an auction of items from Hawkings’ personal estate at Christie’s in London, Britain October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – From a copy of his PhD thesis to his wheelchair, items belonging to Stephen Hawking are headed
PARIS (Reuters) – European planemaker Airbus softened its key target for jet deliveries on Wednesday and warned that reaching it would be a “greater stretch” after a sequence of industrial problems. An Airbus A321neo during the 52nd Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport near Paris, France, June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol The cautious tone
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Ilhan Omar fled civil war in Somalia and spent four years of her childhood in a refugee camp in Kenya. Now she is poised to win a seat in the U.S. Congress, taking on a president who has tried to prevent people like her from coming to America. U.S. Democratic congressional candidate
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sign is seen on the podium at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ting Shen WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has sent its proposal for 2019 blending volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to the White House for final review, a filing with
FILE PHOTO: Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 28, 2018 Danielle Collins of the U.S in action during her first round match against Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes (Reuters) – Defending champions the United States have named an unfamiliar-looking lineup missing all their big guns for next week’s Fed Cup
FILE PHOTO: Saudi public prosecutor Saud Al Mojeb leaves from Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kemal Aslan ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor held talks overnight with Turkish intelligence officials over the investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Demiroren news agency said.
FILE PHOTO: The Sprint logo is displayed on a a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., April 30, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) – Wireless carrier Sprint Corp beat Wall Street’s estimates for quarterly revenue, profit and overall postpaid net subscriber additions on Wednesday, driving
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro, Illinois, U.S., October 27, 2018. REUTERS/Al Drago WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee the right to citizenship to everyone born in the country and he would continue his push
LONDON (Reuters) – Investment in new, large gas storage sites in Britain which can help provide a buffer in times of high demand and reduced supply is seen by operators as unlikely due to market prices offering low returns. A gas cooker is seen in Boroughbridge, northern England in this November 13, 2012 file photograph.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The race for mayor of Jerusalem, a role shaping Israel’s rule over the sacred city at the heart of its conflict with the Palestinians, will go to a run-off between religious and secular Jewish candidates, election tallies showed on Wednesday. Campaign posters of Jerusalem mayoral candidates Ofer Berkovitch (L) and Moshe Lion
The Soyuz rocket is launched with Expedition 57 Flight Engineer Nick Hague of NASA and Flight Engineer Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 11, 2018. NASA/Bill Ingalls/Handout via REUTERS MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Soyuz rocket launch failure this month was caused by a faulty sensor, Russian news agencies reported citing an
The logo of the Ford Motor Company is seen outside a car dealership in Cape Town, South Africa, October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co and Baidu Inc launched a two-year project on Wednesday to test self-driving vehicles on Chinese roads, amid a global race by carmakers and internet firms to
Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrives in Downing Street, London, Britain October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is to hire nearly 1,000 more diplomatic staff as it looks to expand its links with countries around the world after Brexit, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will announce on Wednesday. They will comprise 335 new
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian search and rescue workers believe they have found the fuselage of a Lion Air passenger jet that crashed with 189 people on board, and are also trying to confirm the origin of an underwater “ping” signal, officials said on Wednesday. Rescue workers of the crashed Lion Air flight JT610 sort out
WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan bestowed names on Wednesday to two newly-hatched young of New Zealand’s national bird, the kiwi, in the northeastern town of Rotorua, on the final day of their two-week tour of the Pacific. The couple visited a breeding programme for the endangered species and admired two
SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd slashed 2018 capex by more than a quarter on Wednesday and warned of lower profit until early next year, calling an end to a two-year boom in memory chips that fueled record third-quarter profit. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office building in
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s market regulator will set up a system to recall vehicles that violate the country’s pollution and emissions standards, it said on Wednesday, with cars now the biggest source of smog in major cities. Pedestrians cross a road amidst smog on a polluted day in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China January 30, 2018.
SEATTLE/ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk flew to the Seattle area in June for meetings with engineers leading a satellite launch project crucial to his space company’s growth. FILE PHOTO: SpaceX headquarters is shown in Hawthorne, California, U.S. September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Within hours of landing, Musk had fired