Reuters: Top News
|U.S. ready to resume North Korea talks, seeks denuclearization by 2021
The United States said it was ready to resume talks with North Korea after Pyongyang pledged on Wednesday to dismantle its key missile facilities and suggested it would close its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if Washington took unspecified actions.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 7:15 PM
|'Calm before storm,' Trump warns South Carolina after Florence deluge
U.S. President Donald Trump warned South Carolina on Wednesday "water is coming your way" from more floods as the death toll from Hurricane Florence rose to at least 36 after a sheriff's van was swept away killing two women.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 7:02 PM
|More than 53,000 Carolinas customers without power after Florence
More than 53,600 U.S. homes and businesses, mostly in North Carolina and South Carolina, were still without power on Wednesday, after Hurricane Florence hit the North Carolina coast last week, power companies said.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 7:02 PM
|Trump defends Supreme Court nominee, accuser faces deadline
President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up his defense of his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, saying it was hard to imagine Brett Kavanaugh committed a sexual assault and that it would be unfortunate if his accuser did not testify before the Senate.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 6:58 PM
|Exclusive: Russian oil firm seeks dollar alternative amid U.S. sanctions threat - traders
Russian oil producer Surgutneftegaz is pushing buyers to agree to pay for oil in euros instead of dollars if the need arises, apparently as insurance against possible tougher U.S. sanctions, traders who deal with the firm told Reuters.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 6:40 PM
|Canada PM urges some U.S. flexibility in NAFTA, talks seen slow
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday he wanted to see flexibility from the United States if the two sides are to reach a deal on renewing NAFTA, which Washington insists must be finished by the end of the month.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 6:33 PM
|Lawyer for Kavanaugh's accuser says Senate panel rushing to hearing
A lawyer for a woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault on Wednesday criticized the Senate Judiciary Committee for scheduling a hearing on the matter for Monday, the Washington Post reported.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 6:23 PM
|Don't rip Britain apart, May appeals to fellow EU leaders on Brexit
Prime Minister Theresa May appealed directly to fellow European leaders on Wednesday to drop "unacceptable" Brexit demands that she said could rip Britain apart, and urged the bloc to respond in kind to her "serious and workable" plan.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 6:13 PM
|Nike's Kaepernick ad spurs spike in sold-out items
Nike Inc has sold out 61 percent more merchandise since the controversial ad campaign featuring former NFL player Colin Kaepernick appeared earlier this month, according to data on the company's online sales from Thomson Reuters Proprietary Research.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 6:05 PM
|Irish PM says no progress in Brexit talks on border issue
Irish Prime Minister Leo Vardkar said on Wednesday there has been no progress in six months in talks between the European Union and Britain on the delicate issue of border between Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 5:54 PM