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Bowing to Trump, NFL will require players to stand for anthem
Wed, 23 May 2018 15:57:01 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League will fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, the league said on Wednesday in a victory for U.S. President Donald Trump, who loudly demanded an end to such protests last year.
Trump threatens to cut aid to countries that do not stop MS-13 gang migrants
Wed, 23 May 2018 16:21:33 -0400
BETHPAGE, N.Y. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday he was working on a plan to reduce U.S. aid to countries he says are doing nothing to stop MS-13 gang members from crossing into the United States illegally.
Most Fed policymakers say rate hike likely needed 'soon,' minutes show
Wed, 23 May 2018 15:12:38 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most Federal Reserve policymakers thought it likely another interest rate increase would be warranted "soon" if the U.S. economic outlook remains intact, minutes of the central bank's last policy meeting showed.
Trump blocking critics on Twitter violates Constitution: U.S. judge
Wed, 23 May 2018 16:30:17 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in New York on Wednesday ruled that President Donald Trump may not legally block Twitter users from his account on the social media platform based on their political views.
Exclusive: Yulia Skripal - Attempted assassination turned my world upside down
Wed, 23 May 2018 15:00:43 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) - Yulia Skripal survived an assassination attempt that UK authorities blame on Russia. But the daughter of one of Russia's most famous spies says she wants to return to her country "in the longer term", despite the poisoning.
Pompeo: U.S. will walk away from North Korea summit rather than take bad deal
Wed, 23 May 2018 16:35:39 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday Washington is prepared to walk away from nuclear talks with North Korea if an upcoming meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un heads in the wrong direction.
Iran leader: Europe must protect trade with Tehran to save nuclear deal
Wed, 23 May 2018 16:27:00 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's top leader set out a series of conditions on Wednesday for European powers if they want Tehran to stay in a nuclear deal after the U.S. exit, including steps to safeguard trade with Tehran and guarantee Iranian oil sales.
Judge questions ex-Trump campaign chief's bid to suppress evidence
Wed, 23 May 2018 14:54:50 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge expressed skepticism on Wednesday toward a request by lawyers for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to suppress evidence seized by FBI agents working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
U.S. warns citizens in China after 'abnormal' sound injures consulate worker
Wed, 23 May 2018 12:34:10 -0400
BEIJING (Reuters) - An American citizen working at the U.S. consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has reported suffering from "abnormal" sounds and pressure leading to a mild brain injury, the U.S. embassy said on Wednesday.
Comcast prepares to top Disney's $50 billion offer for Fox
Wed, 23 May 2018 15:01:26 -0400
(Reuters) - Comcast Corp confirmed on Wednesday it was preparing a higher, all-cash offer for most of the media assets of Twenty-First Century Fox , setting up a bidding war with rival Walt Disney Co , which already has agreed to a $52-billion deal with Fox.