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Drone firm in talks in Uganda on medical supply delivery deal

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 02:47:08 -0500

A drone service firm is in talks with the Ugandan government on a deal to deliver blood packages, drugs and medical equipment to public health facilities, an executive told Reuters on Friday. A deal ....
Ford's China JV with Changan to return to sales growth in 2020-president

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 02:38:26 -0500

GUANGZHOU, China/Beijing (Reuters) - Auto sales at Ford Motor Co's China venture with Chongqing-based carmaker Changan are likely to turn positive next year, Changan’s president said on Friday. The....
Security forces reopen Iraq's Umm Qasr port -port sources

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 02:33:17 -0500

Iraqi security forces dispersed by force on Friday protesters who had been blocking the entrance to the country's main Gulf Umm Qasr port near Basra and reopened it, port officials told Reuters. Emp....
Japan rules against divorced parents seeking access to children

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 02:26:53 -0500

Japan is not at fault for the inability of parents to see their children after separating despite having visitation rights, a court ruled on Friday, in a case that critics say highlights the ineptitud....
S.Korean minister to visit Japan ahead of deadline on intelligence pact

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 02:22:06 -0500

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will visit Japan on Friday for a meeting of the Group of 20 big economies, a diplomatic source said, as the neighbours' pact to share intelligence is set t....
UPDATE 1-Dispute between Japan and South Korea overshadows G20 meetings

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 02:20:40 -0500

Japan seized the last event of its G20 presidency on Friday to reject a South Korean warning about radiation from the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant as a dispute between the neighbours threatened to o....
Thai LGBT+ activists in legal bid to force marriage equality

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 01:50:39 -0500

Thai LGBT+ activists submitted a legal challenge to the Constitutional Court on Friday in a bid to change laws that limit marriage to between a man and a woman, the latest in a series of attempts to a....
UPDATE 2-China's Xi says he wants to work out initial trade deal with U.S.

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 01:36:25 -0500

China wants to work out an initial trade pact with the United States and has been trying to avoid a trade war, President Xi Jinping said on Friday, but is not afraid to retaliate when necessary. "We ....
Somali Canadian peace activist was killed by stray bullet

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 01:34:38 -0500

Preliminary investigations show a young Somali Canadian peace activist was killed by a stray bullet earlier this week in Mogadishu, the peacekeeping mission in Somalia said Friday, while her family pr....
Slovenia passes law requiring central bank to cover losses from 2013 banking overhaul

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 01:31:45 -0500

The Slovenian parliament said it passed for the second time a law on Friday requiring the Bank of Slovenia to cover all possible repayments to those who lost their investments during the country's 201....
Kazakh president sacks mayor after outrage over school latrine rape

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 01:26:03 -0500

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has sacked the mayor of the southern city of Taraz after a 12-year-old student was raped in a school latrine this month, prompting public outrage over officials'....
UPDATE 1-Defying U.S. pressure, S.Korea to end intelligence pact with Japan

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 01:12:43 -0500

South Korea is set to let an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan lapse on Saturday over a feud about history and trade, defying U.S. pressure to maintain an important element of trilateral security c....
Trump urges Cambodia to return to "democratic path" after crackdown

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 01:10:27 -0500

U.S. President Donald Trump has written to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urging him to put the Southeast Asian nation back on a democratic path and seeking to improve ties with one of China's close....
GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares up from 3-week lows, but trade worries linger

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 01:09:06 -0500

A broad gauge of Asian equities made a slight recovery on Friday from three-week lows hit the previous day, with gains limited by investors' uncertainty over chances of China and the United States st....
China's Xi says he wants to work out initial trade deal with U.S.

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 01:08:50 -0500

China wants to work out an initial trade pact with the United States and has been trying to avoid a trade war, President Xi Jinping said on Friday, but is not afraid to retaliate when necessary. "We ....
INSIGHT-Hong Kong hospitals find themselves on protest frontlines

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 01:07:28 -0500

Hong Kong's public hospitals, long known for professionalism, have become a new front in the anti-government protests that have engulfed the city for more than five months. An incident in which riot ....
REFILE-Dispute between Japan and South Korea overshadows G20 meetings

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 01:03:40 -0500

Japan seized the last event of its G20 presidency on Friday to push back at South Korean claims about radiation from its ruined Fukushima nuclear plant as a deep dispute between Tokyo and Seoul threat....
China's Xi says wants to work out 'phase one' trade deal with U.S.

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 00:45:42 -0500

China wants to work out an initial trade agreement with the United States and has been trying to avoid a trade war, but it is not afraid to retaliate when necessary, President Xi Jinping said on Frida....
UPDATE 1-Australia bushfire smoke shoots Sydney into top 10 global pollution index

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 00:42:04 -0500

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY Nov 22 (Reuters) - The Australian state of New South Wales was gasping under the worst levels of air pollution ever recorded on Friday as smoke from widespread bushfires caused a spik....
UPDATE 2-New Zealand jury convicts man of murdering British backpacker

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 00:26:29 -0500

A jury in New Zealand on Friday convicted a 27-year-old man of murdering a British woman backpacker, a case that shocked the country and raised questions about its reputation as a safe, easy-going hol....
UPDATE 1-Facebook agrees to provide additional documents in California AG data privacy probe

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 00:13:28 -0500

Facebook Inc has agreed to turn over additional documents after the California state attorney general's office went to court this month to compel the social media firm to comply with requests for info....
New Zealand jury convicts man of murdering British backpacker - media

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 00:05:20 -0500

A jury in New Zealand convicted a 27-year old man on Friday of murdering a British woman backpacker, media reported, ending a case that has shocked the Pacific nation. Grace Millane, 22, who was trav....
Pope urges Thais not to see Christianity as "foreign"

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 23:58:24 -0500

Pope Francis paid tribute on Friday to Catholics in Thailand who suffered or were killed for their faith in the past and urged today's Thais not to consider Christianity a "foreign" religion. The pop....
Reuters Health News Summary

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 23:56:34 -0500

Following is a summary of current health news briefs. Researchers examined data on people who identified as Hispanic or Latino in nationally-representative behavioral health surveys administered from....
Reuters Entertainment News Summary

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 23:56:34 -0500

Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. A culture of indigenous transgender women that has been part of southern Mexico's heritage for centuries is primed for global fashion cach....
Reuters People News Summary

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 23:56:32 -0500

Jussie Smollett has filed a lawsuit accusing Chicago of maliciously prosecuting him after concluding that the actor's claim to having been the victim of a racist and homophobic beating on a city stree....
Reuters Science News Summary

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 23:56:31 -0500

Few aspects of life escape the touch of high tech in cutting-edge Japan, including an official song written to welcome Pope Francis when he visits Japan from Saturday. Written by Jun Inoue, the song,....
UPDATE 3-Tesla's electric pickup truck flouts convention with angular design and armored glass

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 23:42:10 -0500

Tesla Inc on Thursday unveiled its electric pickup truck with a futuristic angular body in gunmetal gray that looked like an armored vehicle, as the California company took aim at the heart of Detroit....
UPDATE 1-Trump travels to Delaware base to honor two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 23:28:03 -0500

U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Thursday to receive the remains of two American soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan this week. Trump, who ....
FOREX-Currencies in paralysis as trade 'headline fatigue' sets in

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 23:24:55 -0500

The dollar trod water on Friday as a week of mixed messages on the prospect of Sino-U.S. tariff rollbacks left traders on edge and currency markets paralysed, ahead of the release of closely-watched m....
UPDATE 2-U.S. says it is concerned by China's attempts to influence Taiwan election

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 23:11:45 -0500

The United States is concerned about China's attempts to influence Taiwan's presidential election, the top U.S. official in Taiwan said on Friday, as China stepped up pressure on the self-ruled island....
In suburban Virginia, divisions over impeachment on display

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 23:07:47 -0500

Cheers, boos and frequent applause reflected the intense partisan divide over the possible impeachment of Republican President Donald Trump during a town hall meeting with voters in the liberal suburb....
In suburban Virginia, divisions over impeachment on display

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 23:03:38 -0500

Cheers, boos and frequent applause reflected the intense partisan divide over the possible impeachment of Republican President Donald Trump during a town hall meeting with voters in the liberal suburb....
GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares recover from 3-week lows but trade deal worries limit gains

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 22:49:08 -0500

Asian equities posted a mild bounce on Friday from three-week lows hit the previous day, with persistent worries over the status of trade negotiations between China and the United States limiting the ....
Sri Lanka's new leader appoints his PM brother as Finance Minister

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 22:42:21 -0500

Sri Lanka's newly-elected leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa, the current Prime Minister, as the interim government's new finance minister, state television showed in a ....
U.S. says concerned about China's attempts to influence Taiwan's presidential vote

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 22:32:31 -0500

The United States is concerned about China's attempts to influence Taiwan's upcoming presidential election, the top U.S. official in Taiwan said on Friday, as China stepped up pressure on the self-rul....
Jury to deliberate in officer’s fatal shooting of black man

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 22:23:24 -0500

An Alabama jury is expected to begin deliberations soon in the trial of a white police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man in 2016. News outlets reported that testimony concluded Thursd....
SocGen's heads of Asia trade finance depart after bunker fuel losses

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 22:10:08 -0500

SINGAPORE/PARIS (Reuters) - Societe Generale's regional heads of trade and commodities finance for Asia Pacific have left the Paris-based bank, raising concerns among Singapore-based shipping fuel tr....
10-year-old dies days after being shot at football game

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 22:06:08 -0500

Charges against Alvin Wyatt, one of several people charged in connection with the shooting, were upgraded to murder....
Defying U.S. pressure, S.Korea to end intelligence pact with Japan

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 21:46:55 -0500

South Korea is set to let lapse an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan on Saturday amid a bitter feud over history and trade, defying mounting U.S. pressure to maintain a key element of their trilate....
Teen accused of using remote-controlled car to smuggle meth

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 21:45:43 -0500

A 16-year-old U.S. citizen was arrested on drug smuggling charges after Border Patrol discovered the 55.84-pound bundle....
Police seize 976 pounds of marijuana in North Texas

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 21:41:25 -0500

Sheriffs said the drugs and THC concentrate vaping cartridges were from California with a final destination of Georgia....
The Latest: Atty: Man says messages weren’t meant as threats

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 21:41:22 -0500

A lawyer assisting a western New York man sentenced to five years in prison for voicemails he left for two Republican members of Congress says the man maintains his messages weren’t meant as threats. ....
The Latest: Official: Alaska recognizes same-sex spouses

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 21:41:08 -0500

A Department of Law spokeswoman says the state agency that determines eligibility for payment of checks to Alaska residents from the oil-wealth fund recognizes same-sex spouses. Denali Nicole Smith i....
Judge gives final approval to Houston-area bail deal

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 21:14:52 -0500

A federal judge has given final approval to a settlement in a lawsuit over the bail system in Texas' most populous county which ensures that most people accused of misdemeanor offenses don't languish ....
The Latest: Jury to deliberate in officer’s murder trial

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 21:06:05 -0500

A jury is expected to begin deliberating soon in the trial of an Alabama police officer facing a murder charge for the 2016 shooting of an unarmed man. Officer Aaron Cody Smith is on trial for the fa....
Sydney gasps for air as Australia bushfire smoke reaches record levels

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 20:36:46 -0500

The Australian state of New South Wales is gasping under the worst levels of air pollution recorded as smoke from widespread bushfires causes a spike in hospital visits and hazards including poor visi....
Snow-like hail in Phoenix-area desert caps days of storms

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 20:29:51 -0500

Large hail coated the desert in parts of the Phoenix metro area as a string of storms that unleashed three days of wet weather blew out of Arizona. National Weather Service meteorologists say hail fe....
Trump tells Navy not to take away Eddie Gallagher's status as a SEAL

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 20:18:00 -0500

President Donald Trump is on a collision course with the U.S. Navy over whether Special Warfare Chief Eddie Gallagher can keep his status as a Navy SEAL. On Wednesday, the Navy notified Gallagher tha....
Trump travels to Delaware base to honor two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 20:17:58 -0500

U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Thursday to receive the remains of two American soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan this week. Trump, who ....