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Politics7 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO:    Missouri Governor Eric Greitens seen at an industrial site in this undated photo from his social media site made available May 30, 2017. Office of the Missouri Governor/Handout via REUTERS

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was indicted on a felony invasion of privacy charge, a St. Louis prosecutor said in a statement on Thursday.

Business News10 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Sharp Corp's logo is pictured at its President Tai Jeng-wu's news conference in Tokyo, Japan December 7, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp <6753.T> would drop legal action blocking China's Hisense Group from selling television in North America, Nikkei reported on Friday.

World News10 minutes ago

The cocaine that has been found in the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, appears in this undated handout photo provided on February 22, 2018. Argentine Ministry of Security/Handout via REUTERS

Six suspected drug traffickers were arrested after 389 kg (858 pounds) of cocaine were found in the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires, a discovery that triggered a joint police operation lasting more than a year, Argentina's government said on Thursday.

World News14 minutes ago

A sign is seen above a branch of Oxfam, in central London, Britain February 13, 2018.  REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Haiti has temporarily revoked Oxfam Great Britain's right to operate in the Caribbean country after allegations of sexual misconduct by some of the charity's staff there, Planning and External Cooperation Minister Aviol Fleurant said on Thursday.

Business News26 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO - A Hewlett-Packard logo is seen at the company's Executive Briefing Center in Palo Alto, California January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo

HP Inc <HPQ.N> reported first-quarter revenue and profit on Thursday above Wall Street estimates as it sold more personal computers and printers, helping the company raise its full-year profit forecast.

Politics37 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Federal Bureau of Investigation oversight on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., June 13, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a new set of criminal charges on Thursday against President Donald Trump's former campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates that include bank and tax fraud, escalating a legal battle that started last year.

Business News37 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO - Rifles are seen at the Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. gun factory in Newport, New Hampshire January 6, 2012.  REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Shares of gunmakers American Outdoor Brands and Sturm Ruger & Company rallied on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump advocated tightening background checks for guns in response to last week's high school massacre in Florida.

Politics37 minutes ago

First National Bank of Omaha will not renew a contract with the National Rifle Association (NRA) to issue an NRA-branded Visa card, the bank said on Thursday.

Politics37 minutes ago

NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., February 22, 2018.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The head of the National Rifle Association lashed out at gun control advocates on Thursday, saying Democratic elites are politicizing the latest mass school shooting in the United States to try to erode constitutionally guaranteed gun rights.

Business News37 minutes ago

The company logo and trading information for BlackRock is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 30, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The world's largest asset manager put U.S. gunmakers on notice on Thursday that it is no longer business as usual in the wake of a shooting that killed 17 at a Florida high school.

World Newsan hour ago

Italian police scuffled with about a hundred far-left protesters marching against a neo-fascist party event in the northern city of Turin on Thursday, a sign of increasing tensions ahead of the March 4 national election.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during the meeting of the Palestinian Central Council in the West Bank city of Ramallah January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman/File Photo

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has left hospital after routine checks in the United States and is fine, a senior Palestinian official told Reuters on Thursday.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO - A girl stands next to a barbed wire fence as she waits to try to cross the border to Colombia over the Francisco de Paula Santander international bridge in Urena, Venezuela December 18, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

The legal daily entry of Venezuelan migrants into Colombia has fallen by 30 percent in the last two weeks, the Colombian migration agency said on Thursday, after the government imposed stricter border controls.

World Newsan hour ago

Tourists walk past an anti-Brexit banner displayed opposite the Palace of Westminster in London, Britain, February 22, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

British Prime Minister Theresa May will set out "the way forward" for Brexit next week after a meeting with top aides on Thursday intended to resolve differences over strategy that are dividing her team, and frustrating European Union negotiators.

Science Newsan hour ago

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a PAZ Earth Observation satellite is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB) as seen over the Ventura Pier in Ventura, California, U.S., February 22, 2018.  REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

Brazil's defense minister said on Thursday that Boeing, Lockheed Martin, SpaceX and other U.S. aerospace companies have expressed interest in launching rockets from its Alcantara military base near the equator and visited the site in December.

Business Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan walks after the True Economic Talks event in Mexico City, Mexico, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said on Thursday that three U.S. interest-rate increases in 2018 is a "reasonable" base case, pushing back against the notion, floated by some on Wall Street, that more rate hikes may be needed to manage a potential rise in inflation.

Business Newsan hour ago

Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said on Thursday that three U.S. interest-rate increases in 2018 is "appropriate" but that stronger-than-expected economic data could change that.

Politicsan hour ago

Pennsylvania Republicans, including congressmen, filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday challenging a new congressional map created by the state's top court in the party's latest effort to block the map from taking effect ahead of November's mid-term elections and potentially boosting Democratic prospects.

World Newsan hour ago

A South African minister inadvertently misled parliament when she said a local consultancy firm linked to business friends of former President Jacob Zuma had no contracts with state power utility Eskom, a anti-graft watchdog said on Thursday.

World Newsan hour ago

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres gives a speech during a ceremony at Lisbon University where Guterres received his honoris causa degree, Portugal February 19, 2018.   REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

North Korea on Thursday accused United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres of "picking a quarrel" with Pyongyang by praising international sanctions for putting pressure on the country over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

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