Reuters: Top News
|U.S. government workers awake to shutdown, Senate vote looms
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will wake up on Monday with the U.S. government still shut down and the Senate expected to try again to restore federal funding, if only temporarily, and work on resolving a dispute over immigration.
POSTED JANUARY 22, 2018 2:48 AM
|Exclusive: U.S. sanctions curb Microsoft sales to hundreds of Russian firms
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two of Microsoft's official distributors in Russia have imposed restrictions on sales of Microsoft software to more than 200 Russian companies following new U.S. sanctions, according to notifications circulated by the distributors.
POSTED JANUARY 22, 2018 2:36 AM
|Sanofi digs deep to buy U.S. haemophilia group Bioverativ for $11.6 billion
PARIS (Reuters) - French healthcare group Sanofi has agreed to buy U.S. haemophilia specialist Bioverativ for $11.6 billion, its biggest deal for seven years, which it said would strengthen its presence in treatments for rare diseases.
POSTED JANUARY 22, 2018 4:27 AM
|Trust in U.S. institutions plunges in Trump's first year
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Trust in U.S. institutions, particularly the government, has plunged in President Donald Trump's first year in office, according to a leading survey released on the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
POSTED JANUARY 21, 2018 10:06 PM
|FDA's tobacco stance faces test with Philip Morris iQOS device
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a decision expected to test the Trump administration's approach to tobacco regulation, U.S. health advisers will vote this week on whether to allow Philip Morris International Inc to sell its novel iQOS tobacco device and claim it is less harmful than cigarettes.
POSTED JANUARY 22, 2018 1:11 AM
|Senator says FBI lost crucial texts tied to Clinton probe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has lost about five months worth of text messages between two staffers who worked on probes into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails and possible collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, according to a Republican lawmaker.
POSTED JANUARY 21, 2018 5:10 PM
|China's top paper says U.S. forcing China to accelerate South China Sea deployments
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top newspaper, decrying Washington as a trouble-maker, said on Monday U.S. moves in the South China Sea like last week's freedom of navigation operation will only cause China to strengthen its deployments in the disputed waterway.
POSTED JANUARY 21, 2018 8:59 PM
|Pence, on Israel visit, meets Netanyahu
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for talks on Monday, the second day of a visit to Israel that has been boycotted by the Palestinians.
POSTED JANUARY 22, 2018 3:47 AM
|Ski lift: North Korea may capitalize on joint Olympics training visit
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's offer to send athletes to a North Korean ski resort for joint training ahead of next month's Olympics risks giving leader Kim Jong Un's regime legitimacy and some much needed cash, North Korean defectors and experts say.
POSTED JANUARY 21, 2018 6:17 PM
|In Women's March finale, Las Vegas rally kicks off voter drive
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters gathered for the Women's March "Power to the Polls" rally in Las Vegas on Sunday, kicking off a national drive to register a million new voters as well as put more female candidates in office and stymie President Donald Trump's agenda.
POSTED JANUARY 21, 2018 6:50 PM