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Setting up new showdown, Britain's May rejects Brexit proposal

6 hours 25 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May cannot accept a proposal to hand parliament more control over Brexit, her spokesman said on Tuesday, setting up a showdown with lawmakers who want the right to step in if Britain risks crashing out of the EU with no deal.

ZTE shares tank after U.S. Senate puts Trump reprieve in doubt

6 hours 30 min ago
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shares of ZTE Corp plummeted on Tuesday after the U.S. Senate's passage of a defense bill set up a potential battle with the White House over whether the Chinese telecoms firm can resume business with its U.S. suppliers.

Trump, U.S. Republicans to meet amid furor over immigrant children

6 hours 52 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, facing a blast of criticism for the detention of children separated from their immigrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, was slated to meet with Republican lawmakers on Tuesday ahead of votes on immigration legislation.

North Korea's Kim visits Beijing; South Korea, U.S. halt military drill

6 hours 57 min ago
BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, where he will likely brief Chinese President Xi Jinping on his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last week, as Washington and Seoul agreed to suspend a major joint military exercise.

China slams U.S. 'blackmailing' as Trump issues new trade threat

6 hours 57 min ago
BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods and Beijing warned it would retaliate, in a rapid escalation of the trade conflict between the world's two biggest economies.

Nick Hague dreamed of the stars as a boy, now he's heading to space

8 hours 3 min ago
HOUSTON (Reuters) - As a boy growing up in Kansas, Nick Hague looked up at the stars and wanted to explore the unknown. In October, his dream will come true when he blasts off on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station.

Saudi Arabia's women drivers get ready to steer their lives

11 hours 50 min ago
DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - On June 24, when Saudi women are allowed to drive for the first time, Amira Abdulgader wants to be sitting at the wheel, the one in control, giving a ride to her mother beside her.

Intel has paths around Trump's China tariffs, analysts say

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:37
(Reuters) - Intel Corp, the world's biggest chipmaker by revenue and a prominent U.S. manufacturer, could avoid the most severe effects of a new list of Chinese tariffs proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump by shifting its production among its facilities, analysts said Monday.

Kansas judge strikes down voter ID law

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:37
(Reuters) - A federal judge struck down a Kansas law requiring proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote in a decision on Monday that could make voter registration easier in the state in the run-up to November mid-term elections.

Myanmar officer in Reuters case broke police code by copying statements: lawyer

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 09:17
YANGON (Reuters) - A police witness in the case against two Reuters reporters accused of possessing state secrets in Myanmar is "unreliable," the reporters' lawyer said on Monday, because he obtained testimony from previous witnesses, in violation of police code.

Democrats, activists rally against Trump's family separation policy

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 07:46
ELIZABETH, N.J. (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers joined protesters outside immigration detention facilities in New Jersey and Texas on Sunday for Father's Day demonstrations against the Trump administration's practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Head of VW's Audi arrested in Germany over diesel scandal

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 07:29
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German authorities arrested the head of Volkswagen's luxury arm Audi on Monday, the most senior company official so far to be detained over the carmaker's emissions test cheating scandal.

Syria state media says U.S. bombs military positions, U.S. denies reports

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 07:23
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian state media said on Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed an army position in the east, causing deaths and injuries, but the U.S. military denied it was responsible.

Arab coalition bombs Houthis at Hodeidah airport, urges them to withdraw

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 07:21
ADEN (Reuters) - Arab coalition aircraft bombarded Houthi fighters holed up at the airport of Yemen's main port Hodeidah on Monday as a senior alliance official said he hoped U.N. diplomacy could coax the Iran-aligned movement to cede the city to "save the population".