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Worst of MERS outbreak may be over in South Korea

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 08:44
SEOUL (Reuters) - The MERS outbreak that has spread through health facilities in South Korea may have peaked, although two hospitals that treated people with the deadly respiratory disease have been sealed off, officials said.

Two men charged with conspiracy to support ISIS in Boston terror probe

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 08:06
BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors charged two men on Friday with conspiracy to provide material support to ISIS, following an investigation that led law enforcement officers to shoot a suspect dead last week in Boston after he approached them with a large knife.

Strauss-Kahn acquitted in French vice trial

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:03
LILLE, France (Reuters) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn was acquitted of sex crime accusations by a French court on Friday, the final chapter in a transatlantic scandal that destroyed the political ambitions of a man once tipped to become his country's president.

New York prison escape among decade's most audacious breakouts

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:54
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The upstate New York prison break of two inmates who squeezed through underground pipes last weekend was among a handful of recent daring escapes by U.S. convicts whom experts describe as ingenious and willing to risk it all to flee a life behind bars.

U.S. troops at Taqaddum to help Iraqis plan fight for Ramadi

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:49
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has said American forces being sent to a new operations center in the heart of the war against Islamic State will not engage in combat, but they will do almost everything but fight to support the beleaguered Iraqi forces.







Prospects look dim for Yemeni peace talks

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:39
DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen's warring parties are heading to Geneva for U.N.-sponsored talks from Sunday, but there are few if any signs that either is ready to make the compromises necessary for a deal.

Germany drops probe into U.S. spying on Merkel

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 05:03
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's top public prosecutor closed a year-long investigation into the suspected tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's cell phone by U.S. spies, saying there was a lack of evidence that would stand up in court.

Strauss-Kahn awaits Friday vice trial verdict

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 04:39
PARIS (Reuters) - A French court rules on Friday whether former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn is guilty of sex crimes and if the man once tipped to become president of his country goes to prison.







Twitter's Dick Costolo to step down as CEO in yet another shake-up

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 20:10
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo abruptly announced he was stepping down on Thursday amid increasing scrutiny of the company's slow user growth and inability to attract advertisers at the same rate as its competitors.

Rupert Murdoch to hand Fox CEO title to son James

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 20:00
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch, the 84-year old media baron, will hand over the chief executive reins at entertainment conglomerate Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to his 42-year-old son James, a source familiar with the situation said on Thursday.







House takes key steps toward 'fast-track' vote on Friday

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 19:31
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's quest for "fast-track" negotiating authority on a Pacific Rim trade deal passed its initial tests in the House of Representatives on Thursday ahead of a final vote on Friday on contentious trade measures.







Ohio judge recommends police officers face charges in Tamir Rice case

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 17:54
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A Cleveland judge on Thursday found probable cause that a police officer who shot to death a 12-year-old boy last year should face a murder charge in an opinion that puts pressure on prosecutors.

Rupert Murdoch to hand Fox CEO title to son James

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 16:49
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch, the 84-year old media baron, will hand over the chief executive reins at entertainment conglomerate Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to his 42-year-old son James, a source familiar with the situation said on Thursday.







IMF quits Greek talks; EU tells Tsipras to stop gambling

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 16:35
WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund dramatically raised the stakes in Greece's stalled debt talks on Thursday, announcing that its delegation had left negotiations in Brussels and flown home because of major differences with Athens.







Court declines to suspend U.S. net neutrality rules

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 16:16
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. Internet traffic regulations, known as net neutrality rules, will go into effect on Friday after a federal appeals court rejected the telecommunications industry's request to partly suspend their implementation while they are being litigated.

House takes key steps toward 'fast-track' vote Friday

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 15:59
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's quest for "fast-track" negotiating authority on a Pacific Rim trade deal passed its initial tests in the House of Representatives on Thursday ahead of a final vote on Friday on contentious trade measures.







U.S. fracking rules to face early legal test

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 14:39
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Energy industry groups and states that oppose new U.S. rules for hydraulic fracturing on public lands are headed to court this month to try to block the regulations a day before they are to take effect.

U.S. considering more military bases in Iraq: top general

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 13:48
NAPLES, Italy (Reuters) - The United States is considering building more U.S. military bases in Iraq to drive back Islamic State militants in a move that may require a further increase in American forces, the top U.S. general said on Thursday.







Stocks, dollar gain on strong U.S. retail sales

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 13:24
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets rose on Thursday on optimism over still testy Greek debt talks and on strong U.S. retail sales, which lifted the U.S. dollar and bolstered expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year.







House rejects measure to force vote on Islamic State fight

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 13:08
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives rejected an amendment to a defense bill on Thursday that would have forced lawmakers to vote on a formal authorization for the use of military force against Islamic State.