Reuters: Top News
|Trump open to signing Russia sanctions legislation: official
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump was open to signing legislation toughening sanctions on Russia after Senate and House leaders reached agreement on a bill late last week.
POSTED JULY 23, 2017 8:08 PM
|Death toll in suspected Texas human smuggling case rises to nine
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - At least nine men were found dead on Sunday alongside dozens of people discovered inside a sweltering tractor trailer parked at a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, in what authorities called a case of "ruthless" human trafficking.
POSTED JULY 23, 2017 10:00 PM
|Republican strategy on healthcare bill in flux ahead of vote
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senate leaders aim to hold a procedural vote as early as Tuesday to take up legislation to repeal or replace Obamacare, but it remained unclear which version of the bill senators would vote on.
POSTED JULY 23, 2017 3:32 PM
|EPA chief spent almost half of spring in home state of Oklahoma
(Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, was in his home state of Oklahoma on at least 43 of the 92 days of March, April and May, according to copies of his travel records obtained by the Environmental Integrity Project watchdog group and reviewed by Reuters.
POSTED JULY 24, 2017 12:03 AM
|Donald Trump Jr. adds Washington lawyer to legal team
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The president's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has added a lawyer with congressional experience to his legal team, the lawyer told Reuters on Sunday.
POSTED JULY 23, 2017 8:36 PM
|New Trump communications director promises crackdown on media leaks
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Anthony Scaramucci, President Donald Trump's new communications director, said on Sunday that one of his first tasks will be to halt leaks and that staff on his team would be fired if the leaks do not stop.
POSTED JULY 23, 2017 1:39 PM
|Asian shares slip as risk appetite ebbs, dollar sulks
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks slipped on Monday as demand for riskier assets ebbed after their recent strong gains, while the European Central Bank's apparent equanimity at the euro's two-year highs left the dollar languishing.
POSTED JULY 23, 2017 11:19 PM
|Cuba’s top U.S. negotiator named to new post
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba has reassigned the woman who led two years of intense negotiation with the United States under the detente worked out by former U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro, state media said on Sunday.
POSTED JULY 23, 2017 6:18 PM
|Federal Reserve now faces prospect of global monetary policy tightening
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prospects for tighter monetary policy in Europe and other countries could pose a fresh problem for the Federal Reserve when it meets next week to ponder its plan to reduce its $4.2 trillion bond portfolio purchased after the 2008 financial crisis.
POSTED JULY 23, 2017 5:58 PM
|Spieth emerges from epic duel to win British Open
SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - Jordan Spieth survived a roller-coaster final round at the British Open to claim his third major title after beating fellow American Matt Kuchar by three strokes in a thrilling duel at Royal Birkdale on Sunday.
POSTED JULY 23, 2017 6:10 PM