Reuters: Top News
|Trump unshackled: President defends Charlottesville response at raucous rally
PHOENIX (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump revved up supporters on Tuesday with a defense of his response to a white supremacist-organized rally in Virginia and a promise to shut down the U.S. government if necessary to build a wall along the border with Mexico.
POSTED AUGUST 23, 2017 3:45 AM
|North Korea presses rocket program, but amid signs of drama easing
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the production of more solid-fuel rocket engines, state media said on Wednesday, as he pursues nuclear and missile programs amid a standoff with Washington, but there were signs of the drama easing.
POSTED AUGUST 23, 2017 3:19 AM
|U.S. Navy to relieve Seventh Fleet commander after collisions in Asia: source
WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy will relieve Seventh Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin after a series of collisions involving its warships in Asia, a U.S. official told Reuters, as the search goes on for 10 sailors missing since the latest mishap.
POSTED AUGUST 23, 2017 3:35 AM
|Typhoon batters Hong Kong, south China, streets flooded, flights canceled
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong on Wednesday lashing the Asian financial hub with wind and rain that uprooted trees and forced most businesses to close, while in some places big waves flooded seaside streets.
POSTED AUGUST 23, 2017 4:06 AM
|Charlottesville to cover Confederate statues after chaotic meeting
(Reuters) - City councilors in Charlottesville, Virginia, voted unanimously on Tuesday to cover two statues of Confederate war heroes in black fabric after ejecting spectators from a chaotic council meeting as residents demanded answers over how a recent white nationalist rally turned deadly.
POSTED AUGUST 23, 2017 2:44 AM
|Suicide attack in Afghanistan's Helmand kills five people, dozens wounded
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - At least five people were killed and 42 wounded when a suicide attacker detonated a car bomb near a police headquarters in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Wednesday, officials said.
POSTED AUGUST 23, 2017 4:02 AM
|Exclusive: Trump's Afghan decision may increase U.S. air power, training
ON BOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force may intensify its strikes in Afghanistan and expand training of the Afghan air force following President Donald Trump's decision to forge ahead with the 16-year-old war, its top general told Reuters on Tuesday.
POSTED AUGUST 22, 2017 10:13 PM
|Torso found in Copenhagen waters is missing journalist from submarine, Danish police say
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish police on Wednesday identified a headless female torso found in the Copenhagen waterside as that of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who police believe was killed on a home-made submarine.
POSTED AUGUST 23, 2017 1:42 AM
|Americans wish for luck in $700-million Powerball lottery jackpot
(Reuters) - The odds against wining are astronomical, but millions of Americans will be hoping for some life-altering luck on Wednesday night when winning numbers are drawn for the second-highest jackpot in the history of the Powerball lottery.
POSTED AUGUST 23, 2017 12:09 AM
|The People's Princess, Britons work to keep memory alive
LONDON (Reuters) - Abdul Daoud spilt most of the cappuccino into the saucer the first time he served Princess Diana, his nerves getting the better of him.
POSTED AUGUST 23, 2017 2:20 AM