Reuters: Top News
|Comedian Bill Cosby convicted of sexual assault in retrial
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POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 2:44 PM
|Judge appoints 'special master' to review seized Trump lawyer documents
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge ruled on Thursday that an independent official called a special master should be the first to examine documents seized by FBI agents from U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.
POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 2:13 PM
|Pompeo becomes U.S. secretary of state as Iran, North Korea issues await
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo as President Donald Trump's secretary of state on Thursday, putting the former CIA director in a pivotal role to handle U.S. foreign policy challenges such as North Korea and Iran.
POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 2:26 PM
|Special Report: A fractured peace – violent rivals rush into FARC void in Colombia
TUMACO, Colombia (Reuters) - When President Juan Manuel Santos and leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia shook hands to end a half-century war, residents of towns like Tumaco were supposed to be relieved.
POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 10:47 AM
|Myanmar activists urge president to release jailed Reuters journalists
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar civil groups signed an open letter to the country's president on Thursday, urging him to immediately release two Reuters reporters accused of possessing secret government papers and police officers involved in what it called an "obviously an unreasonable case".
POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 11:34 AM
|Understanding Kim: Inside the U.S. effort to profile the secretive North Korean leader
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence experts are trying to build a profile of Kim Jong Un to give President Donald Trump a competitive edge in one of the most consequential summits since the Cold War, but they face a huge challenge – figuring out a secretive North Korean ruler few people know much about.
POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 10:45 AM
|Wall Street jumps as tech roars back, yields retreat
(Reuters) - Facebook's 9.4 percent jump after blockbuster results and gains in chipmakers powered technology stocks on Thursday, with easing U.S. bond yields helping the sentiment on Wall Street.
POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 2:12 PM
|White House doctor steps back from Trump veterans job after controversy
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's physician Ronny Jackson on Thursday withdrew from consideration to head the Veterans Affairs department after allegations that he had been lax with prescription drugs and drank alcohol on the job.
POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 12:27 PM
|South, North Korea to hold historic first summit in decade at DMZ
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's Kim Jong Un is set to cross the heavily militarized border on Friday for the first summit with South Korea in more than a decade, as the old foes seek to end their decades-long conflict and ease tensions over the North's nuclear weapons program.
POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 11:46 AM
|Facebook slammed by UK lawmakers as CTO promises transparency overhaul
LONDON (Reuters) - A top Facebook executive apologized for errors made by the firm and vowed to do more to improve transparency during a four-hour grilling on Thursday from British lawmakers who insisted the company's response to a data scandal had been inadequate.
POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 2:22 PM