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Hong Kong protesters hurl petrol bombs at government buildings in latest wave of unrest

Hong Kong protesters hurl petrol bombs at government buildings in latest wave of unrest

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas to disperse protesters throwing petrol bombs at government buildings on Sunday, as months of sometimes violent demonstrations showed no...

Years after nun’s murder, church activists face threats in lawless Amazon

Years after nun’s murder, church activists face threats in lawless Amazon

ANAPU, Brazil (Reuters) – Fourteen years ago, on a dirt road near a remote settlement in northern Brazil, a gunman paid by local cattle ranchers executed a U.S. nun who had spent much of...

Uber is sued over resistance to California ‘gig’ contractor law

Uber is sued over resistance to California ‘gig’ contractor law

(Reuters) – A driver for Uber has sued the company for misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors, hours after California legislators voted to help thousands of those workers become, and enjoy the benefits of...

Trump reverses course, seeks negative interest rates for U.S. debt

Trump reverses course, seeks negative interest rates for U.S. debt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump called on the Federal Reserve to push down interest rates into negative territory, a move reluctantly used by other world central banks to battle weak economic growth...

Target increases temporary hiring to more than 130,000 for holiday rush

Target increases temporary hiring to more than 130,000 for holiday rush

(Reuters) – Retailer Target Corp said on Tuesday it was planning to hire more than 130,000 store employees for the holiday season, 10,000 more than last year, as it gears up for the crucial...

Nadal defies inspired Medvedev in five-set epic to win U.S. Open

Nadal defies inspired Medvedev in five-set epic to win U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal survived a heroic Daniil Medvedev fightback to claim an epic 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 win and a fourth U.S. Open title on Sunday, moving within one Grand...

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as clashes erupt after thousands appeal to Trump

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as clashes erupt after thousands appeal to Trump

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in the upmarket Causeway Bay shopping district on Sunday, after demonstrators had rallied at the U.S. Consulate calling for help in...

Russia, Ukraine swap prisoners in first sign of thawing relations

Russia, Ukraine swap prisoners in first sign of thawing relations

MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine carried out a long-awaited prisoner swap on Saturday in a step that could thaw a deep freeze in relations since Moscow’s annexation of the Crimea region in 2014....

Hong Kong protesters stage fresh rallies as leader says bill withdrawal a first step

Hong Kong protesters stage fresh rallies as leader says bill withdrawal a first step

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Friday said measures announced this week to help restore order in the Chinese-ruled city were a first step, and disagreed with a credit downgrade...