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Real-time Reuters coverage of the world's financial markets, political capitals and conflict zones.

Business News5 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Lori Lightfoot speaks after being sworn in as Chicago's 56th mayor by Judge Susan E. Cox during an inauguration ceremony at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski

Chicago's mayor on Wednesday rejected an alternative proposal by Uber Technologies Inc <UBER.N> to tax ride-hailing services, accusing the company of trying to resist any type of regulation by stirring up racial tensions.

World News5 minutes ago

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage speaks during a visit at a boxing gym in Ilford, Britain, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Britain's ruling Conservative Party has made an offer of an electoral pact to Nigel Farage, which has been turned down by the Brexit Party leader, The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.

World News6 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator runs while holding an Ecuadorian flag during a protest against Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno's austerity measures in Quito, Ecuador October 12, 2019. Picture taken October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Ecuador on Wednesday said it was investigating the arrival of an unusual number of Cubans carrying a special class of passport in the run-up to October protests in the Andean nation, as part of a probe of possible foreign involvement in the demonstrations.

Politics9 minutes ago

Chairman Adam Schiff (L), Democrat of California, and Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R), Republican of California, during the first public hearings held by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as part of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., November 13, 2019.    Saul Loeb/Pool via REUTERS

The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, testifying on Wednesday in the first televised hearing of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, linked the president more directly to a pressure campaign on Ukraine to conduct investigations that would benefit him politically.

Politics11 minutes ago

Roger Stone, former campaign adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives for the continuation of his criminal trial on charges of lying to Congress, obstructing justice and witness tampering at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Prosecutors delivered closing arguments in the trial of U.S. President Donald Trump's adviser Roger Stone on Wednesday, saying the Republican operative lied to Congress about his efforts to keep abreast of when WikiLeaks might dump damaging emails on Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election campaign because he knew it would make Trump look bad.

Entertainment News12 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A man looks at his phone as he passes by a screen advertising Walt Disney's streaming service Disney+ in New York City, U.S., November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Walt Disney Co <DIS.N> shares soared to a record high after the entertainment firm said its new streaming service, Disney+, had been met with "extraordinary consumer demand," reaching 10 million sign-ups in its first day.

World News15 minutes ago

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Turkey's Pressident Tayyip Erdogan at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan that his country's purchase of a Russian missile defense system was a "very serious challenge" for the United States but that he hoped the NATO allies would be able to resolve that dispute.

World News16 minutes ago

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

U.S. President Donald Trump said after talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday that Europe should pay more to cover the costs related to Syrian refugees.

Business News20 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Dale Redman, CEO of ProPetro, speaks with workers on a yard where he stores and manages equipment for his Midland fracking services company in Midland, Texas, U.S., on April 12, 2018.   Picture taken April 12, 2018.   REUTERS/Ann Saphir

Oilfield services firm ProPetro Holding Corp <PUMP.N> on Wednesday said a board investigation had uncovered material weaknesses in its financial controls and an undisclosed related-party transaction with its former chief accountant.

Business News22 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Hyundai Motor is pictured at the second media day for the Shanghai auto show in Shanghai, China April 17, 2019.  REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

Hyundai Motor Co's <005380.KS> manufacturing unit will start making the Santa Cruz pickup trucks at its Montgomery factory in 2021, following a $410 million expansion at the Alabama plant.

Politics22 minutes ago

U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks during a House Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

The whistleblower who prompted an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump never met or spoke with congressman Adam Schiff, the Democrat leading impeachment hearings in Congress, a source familiar with the whistleblower's contacts said.

Politics23 minutes ago

U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions during a joint news conference with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. President Donald Trump said that on Thursday he would deliver on his promise to release the transcript of an April call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

Business News25 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a "Black Voices for Trump" campaign event in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to jack up U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods if the world's two largest economies fail to reach a trade deal could raise the price of cellphones, laptops, and toys less than two weeks before Christmas.

World News28 minutes ago

A supporter of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro fights with an opposition leader Juan Guaido's supporter outside Venezuelan embassy in Brasilia, Brazil, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Backers of Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido left the country's embassy in Brasilia on Wednesday, after a tense 11-hour standoff that created a diplomatic embarrassment for Brazil's right-wing government.

Business News28 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: An oil pumpjack is seen in La Canada de Urdaneta, Venezuela October 1, 2019. Picture taken October 1, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Nunez

Oil prices edged up on Wednesday on positive economic comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) ahead of a weekly report on U.S. stockpiles.

Business News30 minutes ago

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before a Joint Economic Committee hearing on "The Economic Outlook" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday pushed back against a favorite talking point of President Donald Trump's, telling Congress that the negative interest rates sought by Trump aren't appropriate for a U.S. economy with ongoing growth, a strong labor market and steady inflation.

World News32 minutes ago

The United States needs to resolve issues involving Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 air defense system to achieve progress on other fronts, the White House said on Wednesday during a visit by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

Deals34 minutes ago

Firearms maker American Outdoor Brands Corp <AOBC.O> said on Thursday it would split into two publicly traded companies, separating its outdoor products and firearms businesses, sending shares up 4% after the bell.

World News36 minutes ago

An injured woman is evacuated to hospital after a rocket was fired from Gaza into Israel, in Ashkelon, southern Israel November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad offered terms on Wednesday for an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire with Israel, saying if these were not met it was prepared to keep up cross-border rocket salvoes indefinitely despite a mounting Gaza death toll.

World News36 minutes ago

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad offered terms on Wednesday for an Egyptian-mediated Gaza ceasefire with Israel, saying that if these were not met it could continue cross-border attacks indefinitely.

Business News5 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Lori Lightfoot speaks after being sworn in as Chicago's 56th mayor by Judge Susan E. Cox during an inauguration ceremony at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski

Chicago's mayor on Wednesday rejected an alternative proposal by Uber Technologies Inc <UBER.N> to tax ride-hailing services, accusing the company of trying to resist any type of regulation by stirring up racial tensions.

World News5 minutes ago

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage speaks during a visit at a boxing gym in Ilford, Britain, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Britain's ruling Conservative Party has made an offer of an electoral pact to Nigel Farage, which has been turned down by the Brexit Party leader, The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.

World News6 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator runs while holding an Ecuadorian flag during a protest against Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno's austerity measures in Quito, Ecuador October 12, 2019. Picture taken October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Ecuador on Wednesday said it was investigating the arrival of an unusual number of Cubans carrying a special class of passport in the run-up to October protests in the Andean nation, as part of a probe of possible foreign involvement in the demonstrations.

Politics9 minutes ago

Chairman Adam Schiff (L), Democrat of California, and Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R), Republican of California, during the first public hearings held by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as part of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., November 13, 2019.    Saul Loeb/Pool via REUTERS

The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, testifying on Wednesday in the first televised hearing of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, linked the president more directly to a pressure campaign on Ukraine to conduct investigations that would benefit him politically.

Politics11 minutes ago

Roger Stone, former campaign adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives for the continuation of his criminal trial on charges of lying to Congress, obstructing justice and witness tampering at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Prosecutors delivered closing arguments in the trial of U.S. President Donald Trump's adviser Roger Stone on Wednesday, saying the Republican operative lied to Congress about his efforts to keep abreast of when WikiLeaks might dump damaging emails on Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election campaign because he knew it would make Trump look bad.

Entertainment News12 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A man looks at his phone as he passes by a screen advertising Walt Disney's streaming service Disney+ in New York City, U.S., November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Walt Disney Co <DIS.N> shares soared to a record high after the entertainment firm said its new streaming service, Disney+, had been met with "extraordinary consumer demand," reaching 10 million sign-ups in its first day.

World News15 minutes ago

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Turkey's Pressident Tayyip Erdogan at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan that his country's purchase of a Russian missile defense system was a "very serious challenge" for the United States but that he hoped the NATO allies would be able to resolve that dispute.

World News16 minutes ago

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

U.S. President Donald Trump said after talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday that Europe should pay more to cover the costs related to Syrian refugees.

Business News20 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Dale Redman, CEO of ProPetro, speaks with workers on a yard where he stores and manages equipment for his Midland fracking services company in Midland, Texas, U.S., on April 12, 2018.   Picture taken April 12, 2018.   REUTERS/Ann Saphir

Oilfield services firm ProPetro Holding Corp <PUMP.N> on Wednesday said a board investigation had uncovered material weaknesses in its financial controls and an undisclosed related-party transaction with its former chief accountant.

Business News22 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Hyundai Motor is pictured at the second media day for the Shanghai auto show in Shanghai, China April 17, 2019.  REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

Hyundai Motor Co's <005380.KS> manufacturing unit will start making the Santa Cruz pickup trucks at its Montgomery factory in 2021, following a $410 million expansion at the Alabama plant.

Politics22 minutes ago

U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks during a House Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

The whistleblower who prompted an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump never met or spoke with congressman Adam Schiff, the Democrat leading impeachment hearings in Congress, a source familiar with the whistleblower's contacts said.

Politics23 minutes ago

U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions during a joint news conference with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. President Donald Trump said that on Thursday he would deliver on his promise to release the transcript of an April call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

Business News25 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a "Black Voices for Trump" campaign event in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to jack up U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods if the world's two largest economies fail to reach a trade deal could raise the price of cellphones, laptops, and toys less than two weeks before Christmas.

World News28 minutes ago

A supporter of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro fights with an opposition leader Juan Guaido's supporter outside Venezuelan embassy in Brasilia, Brazil, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Backers of Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido left the country's embassy in Brasilia on Wednesday, after a tense 11-hour standoff that created a diplomatic embarrassment for Brazil's right-wing government.

Business News28 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: An oil pumpjack is seen in La Canada de Urdaneta, Venezuela October 1, 2019. Picture taken October 1, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Nunez

Oil prices edged up on Wednesday on positive economic comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) ahead of a weekly report on U.S. stockpiles.

Business News30 minutes ago

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before a Joint Economic Committee hearing on "The Economic Outlook" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday pushed back against a favorite talking point of President Donald Trump's, telling Congress that the negative interest rates sought by Trump aren't appropriate for a U.S. economy with ongoing growth, a strong labor market and steady inflation.

World News32 minutes ago

The United States needs to resolve issues involving Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 air defense system to achieve progress on other fronts, the White House said on Wednesday during a visit by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

Deals34 minutes ago

Firearms maker American Outdoor Brands Corp <AOBC.O> said on Thursday it would split into two publicly traded companies, separating its outdoor products and firearms businesses, sending shares up 4% after the bell.

World News36 minutes ago

An injured woman is evacuated to hospital after a rocket was fired from Gaza into Israel, in Ashkelon, southern Israel November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad offered terms on Wednesday for an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire with Israel, saying if these were not met it was prepared to keep up cross-border rocket salvoes indefinitely despite a mounting Gaza death toll.

World News36 minutes ago

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad offered terms on Wednesday for an Egyptian-mediated Gaza ceasefire with Israel, saying that if these were not met it could continue cross-border attacks indefinitely.

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