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U.S.-China trade deal cuts tariffs for Beijing promise of big farm purchases

U.S.-China trade deal cuts tariffs for Beijing promise of big farm purchases

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States and China cooled their trade war on Friday, announcing a “Phase one” agreement that reduces some U.S. tariffs in exchange for what U.S. officials said would be a...

U.S. envoy to visit Seoul as deadline looms for stalled North Korea talks

U.S. envoy to visit Seoul as deadline looms for stalled North Korea talks

SEOUL (Reuters) – The U.S. special envoy for North Korea will arrive in South Korea on Sunday ahead of a year-end deadline set by Pyongyang for Washington to soften its approach to stalled denuclearization...

Britain Brexit bound as Johnson heads for big parliamentary majority

Britain Brexit bound as Johnson heads for big parliamentary majority

By Andy Bruce and Paul Sandle Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves a polling station at the Methodist Central Hall, with his dog Dilyn, after voting in the general election in London, Britain, December...

FAA probes Boeing 737 MAX production, ex-manager warns of ‘a factory in chaos’

FAA probes Boeing 737 MAX production, ex-manager warns of ‘a factory in chaos’

WASHINGTON/SEATTLE (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it was investigating production issues at Boeing Co’s 737 MAX factory after an ex-manager warned that schedule pressure and worker fatigue were raising...

Trump is fourth U.S. president to face impeachment as Democrats unveil charges

Trump is fourth U.S. president to face impeachment as Democrats unveil charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives announced impeachment charges against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, making him the fourth president in U.S. history to face a formal effort to remove...

DOJ watchdog Michael Horowitz is a career straight shooter, colleagues say

DOJ watchdog Michael Horowitz is a career straight shooter, colleagues say

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department’s inspector general, will be in the spotlight on Monday when he releases his long-awaited report into the FBI’s probe into whether U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2016...

As Fed reiterates rate pause, forecasts likely to be blown off course

As Fed reiterates rate pause, forecasts likely to be blown off course

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Friday’s booming U.S. jobs report should give the Federal Reserve all it needs to stick to its plan not to cut interest rates further in the near future, so when U.S....

United States and Iran swap prisoners in rare act of cooperation

United States and Iran swap prisoners in rare act of cooperation

DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and Iran each freed a prisoner on Saturday in a rare act of cooperation between two longtime foes whose ties have worsened since President Donald Trump took office....

China to waive tariffs on some U.S. soybeans, pork in goodwill gesture

China to waive tariffs on some U.S. soybeans, pork in goodwill gesture

BEIJING (Reuters) – In a positive gesture, China said on Friday that it will waive import tariffs for some soybeans and pork shipments from the United States, as the two sides try to thrash...

French police fire tear gas at strikers challenging Macron reform

French police fire tear gas at strikers challenging Macron reform

PARIS (Reuters) – Police fired tear gas at protesters in the center of Paris on Thursday and public transport ground to a near halt in one of the biggest strikes in France for decades,...