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Trump sets $50 billion in China tariffs with Beijing ready to strike back

News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:30
WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump announced hefty tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports on Friday as Beijing threatened to respond in kind, in a move that looks set to ignite a trade war between the world's two largest economies.

Trump says watchdog report wrong in claiming no FBI bias: Fox interview

News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:27
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday a Justice Department inspector general's report that concluded there was no bias in how the FBI handled its investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails was wrong, saying there was "total bias."

Soaring costs, loss of benefits top Americans' healthcare worries: Reuters/Ipsos poll

News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:18
(Reuters) - For over a year now, Americans have listed healthcare as the most important problem facing the country, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling.

Pakistani Taliban leader killed in air strike in Afghanistan near border

News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 06:49
KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in a U.S.-Afghan air strike in Afghanistan, a senior Afghan Defence Ministry official said on Friday, a killing likely to ease tension between the United States and Pakistan.

Former Trump campaign chief Manafort to ask judge not to jail him

News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 05:44
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is set to ask a federal judge on Friday not to revoke his bail and send him to jail pending trial after Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed new charges of witness tampering last week.

Kremlin foe Bill Browder tells West: Russian money is Putin's Achilles heel

News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 05:31
LONDON (Reuters) - Once the biggest foreign money manager in Russia, Bill Browder has some advice for the West: If you want to counter Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin, then go after Russian money and Russian oligarchs.

Food aid curbs sought by Republicans would hit rural poor

News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 05:08
WEBSTER COUNTY, W.Va. (Reuters) - Bruce Green's family of six scratches out a living in this remote, politically conservative corner of the Appalachian Mountains thanks in part to about $600 a month in U.S. food aid.

Trump approves disaster aid for Hawaii's volcano-stricken Big Island

News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 04:18
HONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday approved federal emergency housing aid and other relief for victims of the six-week-old Kilauea Volcano eruption on Hawaii's Big Island, where hundreds of homes have been destroyed, state officials said.

U.S. forces in South Korea not subject to North Korea-U.S. talks: South Korea official

News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 04:17
SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. military forces in South Korea are not subject to negotiations between North Korea and the United States because they are a matter for the U.S.-South Korean alliance, a senior official in South Korea's presidential office said on Friday.

Trump's former lawyer seeks restraining order against Avenatti

News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 01:57
(Reuters) - Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, asked a federal court in California on Thursday to issue a restraining order against the lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, a court document showed.