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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday delivered an 82-minute State of the Union address to Congress focused heavily on U.S.-Mexico border security, but providing few details on new policy initiatives. Trump touched on a range of domestic and foreign policy issues. Here are some highlights of his speech: IMMIGRATION “Congress has 10 days left to pass a bill that...
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union said on Monday it was gravely concerned by Iran’s ballistic missile launches and tests and called on Tehran to stop activity that deepened mistrust and destabilised the region. Iran has expanded its missile programme, particularly its ballistic missiles, in defiance of opposition from the United States and expressions of concern by European countries. Tehran...
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican officials on Monday presented a new plan to search for the tens of thousands of people who have disappeared during the country’s drug war, creating a new forensic institute and working more closely with international groups and families. The government estimates more than 40,000 people have gone missing in Mexico, and there are about 26,000...
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Co said on Tuesday it will sell its stake of 34.9 million common equity shares and convert 75 million warrants in U.S chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). The Abu Dhabi state fund, which has stakes in General Electric and private equity firm Carlyle Group, first invested in AMD in 2007. AMD is a...
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would seek a “pragmatic solution” to a parliamentary impasse over the terms on which Britain leaves the European Union when she tries to reopen talks with Brussels. With less than two months until Britain is due to leave the bloc on March 29, concerns are growing over the...
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore police on Monday said it was looking into reports by the Financial Times of alleged financial irregularities at German payments firm Wirecard AG. The FT last week published two reports about alleged wrongdoing at Wirecard’s Singapore office that sent shares in the member of the blue-chip DAX sharply lower. Wirecard responded to the reports saying they were...
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s central bank holds its first policy meeting of the year facing a world re-shaped, and not for the better. Unwelcome economic news at home and abroad are challenging the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) dogged optimism on growth and its oft-repeated insistence the next move in interest rates will be up. Investors have already veered to price...
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong customs busted a massive endangered species smuggling operation from Africa, seizing a record quantity of pangolin scales along with more than 1,000 ivory tusks, as authorities step up the fight against illegal wildlife trafficking. The value of the seized goods - which equates to around 500 elephants and up to 13,000 pangolins - was...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The family of television actor Jussie Smollett, who plays a gay character on the hip-hop musical drama “Empire,” spoke out on Thursday to condemn the assault he reported suffering in Chicago at the hands of two men yelling racial and homophobic slurs. Chicago police said detectives have been unable to obtain cell phone records to “independently...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nineteen people have been charged in three “birth tourism” schemes that operated in Southern California to bring pregnant Chinese women into the United States in order to secure birthright citizenship for their children, federal prosecutors in Los Angeles said on Thursday. The 17 cases unsealed on Thursday are the first federal charges brought against operators and...

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