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Where's the lane? Self-driving cars confused by shabby U.S. roadways
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:05:12 -0400
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Volvo's North American CEO, Lex Kerssemakers, lost his cool as the automaker's semi-autonomous prototype sporadically refused to drive itself during a press event at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The property manager and Putin's friends
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 10:58:14 -0400
LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - A little-known Russian businessman from St Petersburg has provided properties to multiple women who share one common theme: President Vladimir Putin.

Trump meets with Republican leadership; party unity discussed
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 20:16:48 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump made a surprise closed-door visit to the Republican National Committee on Thursday after a tumultuous two days on the campaign trail that included a reversal of his pledge to support the party's nominee.

India overpass collapse kills 14; scores feared trapped
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:58:26 -0400
KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - An overpass under construction in the bustling Indian city of Kolkata collapsed on Thursday on to vehicles and street vendors below, killing at least 14 people with more than 100 people feared trapped.

Trump sounds off on abortion; criticism comes from all sides
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:03:44 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Wednesday that women who end pregnancies should face punishment if the United States bans abortion, triggering a torrent of criticism from both sides of the abortion debate, including from his White House rivals.

GE Capital asks U.S. government to lift 'too big to fail' designation
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 20:52:26 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lender GE Capital asked the U.S. government on Thursday to stop designating it as "too big to fail," saying it had shrunk to the point where it would not pose a major threat to the nation's financial stability if it experiences distress.

Kremlin denies report of Russia-U.S. deal on Assad's future
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:10:02 -0400
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Thursday that a report by the al-Hayat newspaper on an agreement between Russia and the United States on the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was not true.

U.S. says it will not recognize South China Sea exclusion zone
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:30:03 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has told China it will not recognize an exclusion zone in the South China Sea and would view such a move as "destabilizing," U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work said on Wednesday.

Virginia trooper dies after being shot by gunman at bus station
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 23:16:58 -0400
RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - A Virginia state trooper who was engaged in a training exercise at a Richmond bus station died on Thursday after a man pulled out a gun and opened fire before being fatally shot by two police officers, police said.

Hundreds of thousands protest at French labor reforms
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 13:39:01 -0400
PARIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of workers and high-school students joined protest marches across France on Wednesday to challenge plans to loosen the country's protective labor laws that unions say favor businesses.

FBI's secret method of unlocking iPhone may never reach Apple
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 06:49:46 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI may be allowed to withhold information about how it broke into an iPhone belonging to a gunman in the December San Bernardino shootings, despite a U.S. government policy of disclosing technology security flaws discovered by federal agencies.

Conservatives push for nearly unthinkable death penalty ban
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 18:56:12 -0400
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A former gun industry lobbyist and budget-hawk Republicans are leading what might seem to be an unlikely hard-right campaign - trying to sway conservatives in places like Utah and Kansas that they should be the first Republican-held state in four decades to ban the death penalty.

Boeing plans to cut up to 8,000 airplane jobs: sources
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 19:03:49 -0400
(Reuters) - Boeing Co plans to cut up to 8,000 jobs this year at its commercial airplane division, according to two people familiar with the matter, a move that could slash $1 billion in costs and help it battle for sales against European rival Airbus.

North Korea in 'top-speed dash' for May congress, Kim's nuclear policy
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 01:36:22 -0400
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is poised to declare his signature ruling policy during a rare party congress in May and despite tough new U.N. sanctions, it is likely to be the twin pursuit of nuclear prowess and economic development.

Oil tumbles 4 percent; Saudi Arabia cools on output freeze
Fri, 01 Apr 2016 13:57:11 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil tumbled about 4 percent on Friday, after a Saudi prince reportedly said the kingdom will not freeze output without Iran and other major producers doing so and data showed the global crude glut was likely to grow.

World of Tanks shows Belarus potential beyond Soviet-era farms
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 13:13:27 -0400
MINSK (Reuters) - World of Tanks, one of the five most popular PC video games in Europe and the United States with 100 million players joining virtual battles in World War II-era tanks, started in a kitchen in the capital of Belarus.

Regulator orders drugmaker Valeant management to cease trading
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:59:02 -0400
(Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc's directors and key officers have received a cease-trade order by the securities regulator in the Canadian province of Quebec, on the company's request, Valeant said on Thursday.

Nuclear terrorism fears loom over Obama's final atomic summit
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:40:06 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just as fears of nuclear terrorism are rising, U.S. President Barack Obama's drive to lock down vulnerable atomic materials worldwide seems to have lost momentum and could slow further.

Lawsuit seeks to disband California surf crew
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 04:00:32 -0400
(Reuters) - A group of surfers in Southern California should be designated a criminal gang after years of intimidating visitors and vandalizing property to keep their slice of the ocean to themselves, according to a federal lawsuit.

Exclusive: Russia, despite draw down, shipping more to Syria than removing
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 07:06:15 -0400
MOSCOW (Reuters) - When Vladimir Putin announced the withdrawal of most of Russia's military contingent from Syria there was an expectation that the Yauza, a Russian naval icebreaker and one of the mission's main supply vessels, would return home to its Arctic Ocean port.

U.S. women soccer champs demand equal wages, conditions
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 17:08:17 -0400
CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Five top players for the World Cup champion U.S. women's soccer team have filed a federal wage discrimination complaint claiming they are paid less than male players even though they generate more income for the United States Soccer Federation.

Fidelity marks down stake in pre-IPO startups Cloudera, Dropbox
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 13:49:40 -0400
BOSTON (Reuters) - Fidelity Investments has slashed its estimated valuation of technology companies Cloudera and Dropbox, a report on Wednesday showed, in the latest indication of concern over the high prices of startups that have raised many millions from private investors, but delayed going public.

RPT--FBI's secret method of unlocking iPhone may never reach Apple
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 07:00:01 -0400
WASHINGTON, March 30 (Reuters) - The FBI may be allowed to withhold information about how it broke into an iPhone belonging to a gunman in the December San Bernardino shootings, despite a U.S. government policy of disclosing technology security flaws discovered by federal agencies.

U.S. stocks rise after solid jobs data; oil down
Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:46:15 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks on Wall Street rose on Friday after better-than-expected U.S. jobs and factory survey data, but a gloomy manufacturing report in Japan knocked other global equity markets lower and crude oil prices slumped.

Firming U.S. jobs market lures discouraged workers
Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:44:48 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employment increased strongly in March, underscoring the economy's resilience, but an influx of Americans into the labor market could temper nascent wage growth and keep the Federal Reserve cautious about further interest rate increases.

Car bomb kills seven police officers in Turkey's Diyarbakir: officials
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:32:30 -0400
ANKARA/DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - A car bomb killed seven police officers and wounded around two dozen people in Turkey's Diyarbakir on Thursday, security sources and officials said, a day before the prime minister is due to visit the biggest city in the largely Kurdish southeast.

Assad says he can form new Syria government with opposition
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 08:20:02 -0400
MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad said it would not be difficult to agree on a new Syrian government including opposition figures, but his opponents responded on Wednesday that no administration would be legitimate while he remained in office.


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