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This post ran from 20 March 2017 to Monday 17 April 2017. News continues here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/the-ongoing-saga-80-news-updates-more/ This post was a continuation of: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/02/19/the-ongoing-saga-78-news-updates-tidbits-trivia Order is inverted with most recent updates on top, after intro pictures-text.
Nuclear Power Nuclear War Everyday JFK quote
Just As Above Ground Nuclear Testing was Stopped, So Too Must Leaking of Radionuclides from the Nuclear Fuel Chain Be Stopped. Even from a statistical point of view they keep discovering that nuclear is more deadly than initially thought. Based on the Oct. 2015 multi-government funded study of nuclear workers, risk appears around 15 times worse than even BEIR VII (ca 2005) thought, maybe even higher: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/another-look-at-the-recent-low-dose-radiation-exposure-study-inworks/
Clustered DNA damage, which is (almost) impossible to properly repair, is considered a signature of ionizing radiation: “clustered DNA damage sites, which may be considered as a signature of ionising radiation, underlie the deleterious biological consequences of ionising radiation…ionising radiation creates significant levels of clustered DNA damage, including complex double-strand breaks (DSB)” See: “Biological Consequences of Radiation-induced DNA Damage: Relevance to Radiotherapy“, by M.E. Lomax et. al. Clinical Oncology 25 (2013) 578-585. “The formation of clustered damage distinguishes ionising radiation-induced damage from normal endogenous damage: https://cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp5-euratom/docs/non_dsb_lesions_projrep_en.pdf More here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/12/24/on-the-unique-dna-damage-done-by-ionizing-radiation-nuclear-materials-and-on-metting-hultgren-et-al-misleading-the-us-congress-in-this-matter/

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Energy Solutions, owned by Trump large donor Doug Kimmelman, is trying to take-over competitor WCS in clear violation of anti-trust law: “The United States of America, acting under the direction of the Attorney General of the United States, brings this civil antitrust action to enjoin EnergySolutions, Inc. (“ES”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Holdco, Inc. (“Rockwell”), from acquiring Waste Control Specialists LLC (“WCS”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Andrews County Holdings, Inc.https://www.justice.gov/atr/case-document/file/911051/download https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-sues-block-energysolutions-acquisition-waste-control-specialists
Donald Trump hopes to cure cash woes with $449,400-per-ticket fundraiserhttps://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/11/donald-trump-campaign-donations-california-fundraiser-clinton.
Energy Solutions Clive Nuclear Waste Dump :
(San Onofre Nuclear steam generators were sent to Clive.)
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/why-is-large-trump-donor-nuclear-waste-king-kimmelman-charging-so-much-to-bury-nuclear-waste-probably-because-hes-a-goldman-sachs-alumnus-duh-comment-on-high-cost-of-burial-of-nuclear-waste/ Hearings on making WCS into open air high level waste parking lot: http://www.texasvox.org/wcs-im-late-im-late-important-date/ Reuters reported on 17 March that “Makan Delrahim, a veteran lobbyist on President Donald Trump’s transition team, is expected to be nominated to head the U.S. Justice Department’s Antitrust Division“. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/DTQwJPYH-bI/us-usa-trump-antitrust-exclusive-idUSKBN16O2O2

TOSHIBA-WESTINGHOUSE BANKRUPTCY OR SALE NEEDS TO BE WATCHED: Russian government owned Rosatom offered to bail-out Areva. Up to $8.3 billion US taxpayer money may be lost if they declare bankruptcy. But, if they sell it, who would buy it? Nuclear power is bad economics so most likely the purchase would be geostrategic. It could be Russia’s Rosatom, controlled by the Executive (i.e. Putin), or possibly UAE or perhaps Kazahkstan (Kazatomprom). Maybe a China State owned company or KEPCO. China and Korea have their own reactor designs. Rosatom offered to help bail out French State owned Areva.

Updated April 17, 2017

International Monitors Say Turkey’s Referendum Tainted, Vote Count Marredhttp://www.rferl.org/a/turkey-referendum-electoral-body-valid-opposition-recount/28434781.html

Reuters News Feed Selection

Thousands at rallies demand Trump release tax returns
Posted:Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:28:07 -0400
YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people marched through midtown Manhattan and dozens of U.S. cities on Saturday to demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns and to dispute his claim that the public does not care about the issue. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/M0Gdm6zr7Js/us-usa-trump-taxes-idUSKBN17H0FW

Protesters to take to streets to demand Trump release tax returns
Posted:Sat, 15 Apr 2017 11:27:14 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets across the United States and beyond on Saturday to press President Donald Trump to release his tax returns and to dispute his claim that the public does not care about the issue. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/M0Gdm6zr7Js/us-usa-trump-taxes-idUSKBN17H0FW

Trump White House will not make visitor logs public, break from Obama policy Posted:Fri, 14 Apr 2017 20:21:21 -0400
PALM BEACH, FLA. (Reuters) – The Trump administration will not make public White House visitor logs, the records that detail who has visited President Donald Trump and his staff on official business, his office confirmed, in a departure from a practice that was established under former President Barack Obama.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/7sQ-4BygZdE/us-usa-trump-visitors-idUSKBN17G1GF

Democratic U.S. senator questions Deutsche Bank over Trump
Posted:Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:57:30 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Democratic U.S. senator pressed Deutsche Bank on Wednesday to release information about issues including President Donald Trump’s debt and any bank meetings with Trump administration officials, saying he had “great concern” about possible conflicts of interest.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/ivcUCH56cqo/us-usa-trump-deutschebank-idUSKBN17E2UD

Turkey’s Erdogan declares referendum victory, opponents plan challenge Posted:Mon, 17 Apr 2017 01:28:26 -0400 ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in a referendum on Sunday to grant him sweeping powers in the biggest overhaul of modern Turkish politics, but opponents said the vote was marred by irregularities and they would challenge its result. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/yPDHjEzfwOw/us-turkey-referendum-idUSKBN17H0CU

Far-left veteran Melenchon draws big crowd as French election enters final straight Posted:Sun, 16 Apr 2017 14:52:15 -0400 TOULOUSE/PARIS (Reuters) – Far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon drew tens of thousands to a rally on Sunday, aiming to maintain momentum that has pushed the one-time outsider into contention in the French presidential election, with the first round of voting a week away. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/JW8WTz4HlFY/us-france-election-idUSKBN17I0PV

China’s graft watchdog investigates senior inspector in drive to tackle internal rot
Posted:Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:57:47 -0400
BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s top anti-graft watchdog announced on Monday an investigation into one of its own former senior inspectors, as the body ramps up a campaign to expose corruption in its own ranks. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/ltS-BjHiGy0/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN17J0AW

Wall Street banker Cohn moving Trump toward moderate policies
Posted:Sun, 16 Apr 2017 15:45:17 -0400
WASHINGTON/BOSTON (Reuters) – In a White House marked by infighting, top economic aide Gary Cohn, a Democrat and former Goldman Sachs banker, is muscling aside some of President Donald Trump’s hard-right advisers to push more moderate, business-friendly economic policies.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/yMkL6TSWtxI/us-usa-trump-cohn-idUSKBN17I0RD

Exclusive: Saudi to shelve, reform billions of dollars of unfinished projects – sources Posted:Sun, 16 Apr 2017 14:34:22 -0400
RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s government is ordering its ministries and agencies to review billions of dollars’ worth of unfinished infrastructure and economic development projects with a view to shelving or restructuring them, government sources said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/PgF_2ZFtWlI/us-saudi-projects-idUSKBN17I0GM

PRESS DIGEST- British Business – April 17
Posted:Sun, 16 Apr 2017 19:41:03 -0400
April 17 – The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/t0Ll3Rq9c2o/britain-press-business-idUSL1N1HO0LI

PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times – April 17
Posted:Sun, 16 Apr 2017 19:24:48 -0400
April 17 (Reuters) – The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Vietnam PM halts $10.6 billion steel plant on environmental concern
Posted:Sun, 16 Apr 2017 10:58:54 -0400
HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam’s prime minister halted work at a $10.6 billion steel plant on concern over its environmental impact, in an effort to prevent another “Formosa incident”, local media reported, citing a government statement. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/W8GfvclB0Ho/us-hoa-sen-group-environment-idUSKBN17I0HI

Sri Lanka rubbish dump landslide death toll rises to 19
Posted:Sat, 15 Apr 2017 15:37:51 -0400
COLOMBO (Reuters) – Emergency workers looking for survivors after a massive rubbish dump collapsed in Sri Lanka suspended their search on Saturday night, having already extracted 19 bodies from the rubble and mud.

Guinea colonel accused of trafficking as police seize his ‘private zoos’
Posted:Sat, 15 Apr 2017 16:03:54 -0400
KINDIA, Guinea, (Reuters) – – Police in Guinea have arrested an army colonel on suspicion of animal trafficking and seized a menagerie of animals from two properties he owns that they described as private zoos, a senior officer said on Saturday.

Armyworms ravage crops in southern Ethiopia
Posted:Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:04:08 -0400
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Crop-eating caterpillars known as fall armyworms have damaged crops across southern Ethiopia, the latest country to be struck by the pests in a region already struggling with widespread drought and hunger, authorities said on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/6ibW3FaTZas/us-ethiopia-agriculture-armyworm-idUSKBN17F28C

UK-based start-up hopes to cut plastic waste with innovative water balls
Posted:Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:24:22 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) – Small transparent spheres filled with natural or flavored water could help provide a solution to London’s plastic waste problem, according to the start-up company based in the British capital that manufactures them.

Fugitive Mexican ex-governor arrested for graft, awaits extradition
Posted:Mon, 17 Apr 2017 01:30:14 -0400
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – A former Mexican state governor on the run from police for more than five months who has come to symbolize corruption within the country’s ruling party was arrested on Saturday night in Guatemala and now awaits extradition.

Toshiba creditors likely to approve chip unit collateral for $9.2 billion finance: sources
Posted:Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:07:03 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Toshiba Corp is likely to win creditors’ approval for offering its prized memory chip business stake as collateral for new loans and loan commitments worth around 1 trillion yen ($9.2 billion), sources briefed about the matter said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/technologyNews/~3/IDY1NqbTKSI/us-toshiba-accounting-creditors-idUSKBN17G0S3

Apple considers bidding for big stake in Toshiba chip business: report
Posted:Fri, 14 Apr 2017 15:41:03 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) – Apple Inc is considering teaming up with its supplier Foxconn to bid for Toshiba Corp’s semiconductor business, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday – the latest twist in the sale of the world’s second-biggest flash memory chipmaker. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/technologyNews/~3/wKHWOtRMXuU/us-toshiba-accounting-apple-idUSKBN17G085

Trump administration says no U.S. trading partners manipulate currency
Posted:Fri, 14 Apr 2017 23:14:00 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration declined to name any major trading partner as a currency manipulator in a highly anticipated report on Friday, backing away from a key Trump campaign promise to slap such a label on China. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/s9qQi8sTBRM/us-usa-trump-currency-idUSKBN17G1JD

In about-face, Trump nominates new head of export bank
Posted:Fri, 14 Apr 2017 20:09:23 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump nominated former Republican lawmaker Scott Garrett as president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States on Friday, completing an about-face over an institution he had denounced as “featherbedding” for big business. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/I8vFEK4-vEo/us-usa-trump-eximbank-idUSKBN17H003

Trump administration drops North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’ lawsuit
Posted:Fri, 14 Apr 2017 14:35:07 -0400
(Reuters) – The Trump administration on Friday dropped a lawsuit accusing North Carolina of discriminating against LGBT residents after the state replaced its “bathroom bill”, although a key civil liberties group vowed to keep fighting the new law in court. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/rOW2KHXhBHY/us-usa-trump-lgbt-idUSKBN17G1B5

U.S. business wary of skin-deep results from Trump-Xi trade talks
Posted:Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:24:25 -0400
BEIJING (Reuters) – The 100-day trade talks announced after a Sino-American presidential summit last week will aim to deal with decades of thorny trade issues, leaving some U.S. business leaders wary that the short timeline might yield superficial results. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/nE-YkXF1uyA/us-china-usa-business-idUSKBN17G0RJ

Trump administration issues final rule on stricter Obamacare enrollment
Posted:Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:28:42 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Thursday issued a final rule that will shorten the Obamacare enrollment period and give insurers more of what they say they need in the individual insurance market, likely making it harder for some consumers to purchase insurance, healthcare experts said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/Y_5ceeVm8FE/us-usa-healthcare-rule-idUSKBN17F2RX

Trump signs resolution allowing U.S. states to block family planning funds
Posted:Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:30:46 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a resolution that will allow U.S. states to restrict how federal funds for contraception and reproductive health are spent, a move cheered by anti-abortion campaigners. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/rkfaRbpTHrA/us-usa-trump-abortion-idUSKBN17F2IH

Trump says North Korea problem ‘will be taken care of’
Posted:Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:14:31 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Pyongyang is a problem that “will be taken care of,” as speculation rose that North Korea might be on the verge of a sixth nuclear test

Updated, Monday, 10 April 2017

French government urges EDF to close aging nuclear plant as decision looms Posted:Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:37:21 -0400 PARIS (Reuters) – French Energy Minister Segolene Royal warned EDF’s board on Wednesday against trying to prevent the closure of France’s oldest nuclear plant, as a long-running conflict between the state-controlled utility and the government comes to a head. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/p9bQH_9DeEg/us-france-nuclearpower-fessenheim-idUSKBN1772MO

Bombings at Egyptian Coptic churches on Palm Sunday kill 43
Posted:Sun, 09 Apr 2017 12:02:00 -0400
TANTA,Egypt/CAIRO (Reuters) – At least 43 people were killed in bomb attacks on two Egyptian Coptic churches on Palm Sunday that included the seat of the Coptic Pope, the latest assault on a religious minority increasingly targeted by Islamist militants. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/ll52zJecTfg/us-egypt-violence-idUSKBN17B06U

Rage at abandonment by the state as Egypt’s Christians dig graves after bombing Posted:Mon, 10 Apr 2017 05:20:51 -0400 TANTA, Egypt (Reuters) – Egyptian Christians wept with rage on Monday as they recovered the bodies of loved ones killed in twin church bombings, furious at a state they believe will no longer protect them from neighbors bent on their murder.

France’s Le Pen touches nerve with comment on wartime Jewish arrests
Posted:Mon, 10 Apr 2017 05:12:08 -0400
PARIS (Reuters) – Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has touched a raw nerve in France by denying the French state’s responsibility for a mass arrest of Jews in Paris during World War Two.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/24ljCCS7Cks/us-france-election-le-pen-idUSKBN17C0V8

Eleven killed in suspected suicide bombing on Russian metro train
Posted:Mon, 03 Apr 2017 19:15:41 -0400
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – A blast in a St Petersburg train carriage on Monday that killed 11 people and injured 45 was carried out by a suspected suicide bomber with ties to radical Islamists, Russia’s Interfax news agency cited a law enforcement source as saying. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/PcTH_XiA_ys/us-russia-blast-metro-idUSKBN17519G

U.S. Navy strike group to move towards Korean peninsula: U.S. official
Posted:Sat, 08 Apr 2017 18:38:44 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy strike group will be moving toward the western Pacific Ocean near the Korean peninsula, a U.S. official told Reuters on Saturday http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/RyV7mE_vEUc/us-usa-navy-korea-idUSKBN17A0V5

Russia’s Lavrov and U.S. Tillerson spoke by phone about situation in Syria
Posted:Sat, 08 Apr 2017 15:49:48 -0400
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by phone on Saturday about the situation in Syria after the U.S. strikes on a Syrian air base, the Russian ministry said in a statement.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/bNJ1hfOe6iM/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-usa-idUSKBN17A0SF

U.S. strikes destroyed Syrian means to deliver chemical weapons: admiral
Posted:Sat, 08 Apr 2017 15:58:07 -0400
COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) – U.S. Navy Admiral Michelle Howard said on Saturday U.S. cruise missile strikes on an air base in Syria had destroyed the means to deliver chemical weapons from that base, and the U.S. military remained ready to carry out further strikes if needed. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/pQU3NmAGNIE/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa-idUSKBN17A0QD

Venezuelans return to streets, roused by ban on opposition leader
Posted:Sat, 08 Apr 2017 18:43:34 -0400
CARACAS (Reuters) – Protesters clashed with security forces during protests in Venezuela on Saturday after a ban on a top opposition leader from office breathed life into a fractured movement and fueled the first sustained anti-government demonstrations since 2014. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/ra7xUzHNY9Q/us-venezuela-politics-idUSKBN17A0LJ

Oslo police find ‘bomb-like device’, say suspect in custody
Posted:Sat, 08 Apr 2017 18:33:43 -0400
OSLO (Reuters) – Norwegian police have found a “bomb-like device” in central Oslo, and a suspect is being held in custody, the police said on their official Twitter account on Saturday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/lxJZ7WeNCQQ/us-norway-police-idUSKBN17A0TS

Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria
Posted:Sat, 08 Apr 2017 09:06:05 -0400
UNITED NATIONS/MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Russia warned on Friday that U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have “extremely serious” consequences, as President Donald Trump’s first major foray into a foreign conflict opened up a rift between Moscow and Washington. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/DB6Oy79psDY/us-mideast-crisis-syria-idUSKBN1782S0

North Korea calls U.S. strikes on Syria ‘unforgivable’
Posted:Sat, 08 Apr 2017 11:45:51 -0400
SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Saturday U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian airfield on Friday were “an unforgivable act of aggression” that showed its decision to develop nuclear weapons was “the right choice a million times over”. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/5fNlghIE4sk/us-mideast-crisis-syria-northkorea-idUSKBN17A0H4

Suspect in Russia metro bombing traveled to Turkey, say co-workers
Posted:Sat, 08 Apr 2017 17:51:22 -0400
ST PETERSBURG, Russia/OSH, Kyrgyzstan (Reuters) – The man Russian police believe was the suicide bomber who killed 14 people in a blast on the St Petersburg metro this week developed an interest in Islam and soon after traveled to Turkey, two people who know him told Reuters. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/5fNlghIE4sk/us-mideast-crisis-syria-northkorea-idUSKBN17A0H4

Uzbek man main suspect in Swedish truck attack that killed four
Posted:Sat, 08 Apr 2017 17:51:00 -0400
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – A 39-year-old Uzbek man being held in custody is the suspected driver of a hijacked beer delivery truck that plowed into crowds in central Stockholm, killing four people and wounding 15 in an apparent terror attack, police said on Saturday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/hwyDg46cYQQ/us-sweden-attack-idUSKBN17A0B2

Air strike kills 18 in Syria’s Idlib province: Observatory
Posted:Sat, 08 Apr 2017 17:43:07 -0400
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Air strikes killed at least 18 people including five children in a town in Syrian rebel-controlled Idlib province on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the civil defense rescue service reported. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/CHE0uX3W5fc/us-mideast-crisis-syria-airstrike-idUSKBN17A0UR

Escalating U.S. role in Syria, Trump orders strikes on Assad airbase
Posted:Fri, 07 Apr 2017 01:33:16 -0400
WASHINGTON/PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airfield from which a deadly chemical weapons attack was launched, declaring he acted in America’s “vital national security interest”.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/DB6Oy79psDY/us-mideast-crisis-syria-idUSKBN1782S0

As KFC shuns some antibiotics, U.S. chicken industry deploys wet wipes, oregano
Posted:Fri, 07 Apr 2017 21:29:18 -0400
CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – To meet increasing demand for meat raised without certain antibiotics, top U.S. chicken company Tyson Foods Inc and rival producers are turning to sanitizing wipes, bacteria-reducing fog and even oregano to keep birds healthy.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/1Lyq-y4IAKI/us-yumbrands-kfc-producer-idUSKBN17A01S

Las Vegas sports gambler Walters convicted of insider trading
Posted:Fri, 07 Apr 2017 15:38:06 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Famed Las Vegas sports gambler William “Billy” Walters was convicted on Friday of insider trading charges in a scheme that prosecutors said enabled him to make more than $40 million and involved a stock tip to star professional golfer Phil Mickelson.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/ZXnviJxiyqM/us-usa-insidertrading-walters-idUSKBN1792T7

Exclusive: U.S. regulator removes top examiner for Wells Fargo – sources
Posted:Fri, 07 Apr 2017 15:30:52 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The most senior bank examiner for Wells Fargo & Co has been removed by a U.S. regulator in the wake of the bank’s unauthorized accounts scandal, people familiar with the matter told Reuters this week. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/SHFM7qOXHSk/us-wells-fargo-accounts-examiner-idUSKBN1792XG

Twitter pulls lawsuit over anti-Trump account, says summons withdrawn
Posted:Fri, 07 Apr 2017 20:56:34 -0400
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc on Friday dropped a lawsuit it filed the previous day against the U.S. Homeland Security Department, saying the government had withdrawn a summons for records about who was behind an account critical of President Donald Trump. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/Olgg87x4_8s/us-twitter-lawsuit-idUSKBN1792N9

UPDATE 1-Pratt asks airlines to perform early engine checks on CSeries
Posted:Fri, 07 Apr 2017 18:45:51 -0400
MONTREAL, April 7 (Reuters) – Pratt & Whitney has asked two airlines to perform early inspections of an engine part used on CSeries planes, a request that comes after a related motor suffered a series of problems that forced some aircraft to make emergency landings. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/hqjHuhNxbcc/bombardier-cseries-engine-idUSL1N1HF1UJ

UPDATE 2-Union pushes Morgan Stanley to bar payouts for U.S. gov’t-job takers
Posted:Fri, 07 Apr 2017 18:54:06 -0400
April 7 (Reuters) – Morgan Stanley shareholders will again vote on an investor proposal from the AFL-CIO union that would prohibit stock awards from vesting for bank executives who resign for government service. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/2JiOB_G8wF8/morgan-stanley-proxy-idUSL1N1HF1TX

BRIEF-Total Energy Services Inc announces further take-up of Savanna common shares
Posted:Fri, 07 Apr 2017 18:57:57 -0400
* Total Energy Services Inc announces further take-up of savanna common shares and extension of period for tender of additional Savanna common shares under its offer http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/BTtiL6DAn8g/brief-total-energy-services-inc-announce-idUSFWN1HF0Z5

BRIEF-Imperial Metals becomes sole owner of Huckleberry
Posted:Fri, 07 Apr 2017 19:33:24 -0400
* Huckleberry has retained core group of mine personnel and has kept mine on care and maintenance since September 2016

Atlanta storm halts thousands of Delta Air flights
Posted:Fri, 07 Apr 2017 15:41:02 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Delta Air Lines Inc said it had canceled nearly 3,000 flights this week after a severe storm hit its hometown of Atlanta, Georgia and apologized for its response to the “unprecedented” weather.

Low water hinders Rhine and Danube river shipping in Germany
Posted:Fri, 07 Apr 2017 07:36:55 -0400
HAMBURG (Reuters) – Low water levels on the Rhine and Danube in Germany mean freight vessels cannot sail fully loaded on the German sections of the two rivers, traders said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/YHsVp5NlHbU/us-germany-rhine-shipping-idUSKBN1791PR

Drones barred over U.S. military bases due to security risks: agency
Posted:Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:06:21 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Flights of nearly all unmanned aircraft, or drones, have been banned over 133 U.S. military facilities due to security concerns over the use of unauthorized drones, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Friday.

Twitter refuses U.S. order to reveal user behind anti-Trump account
Posted:Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:43:33 -0400
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit to block an order by the U.S. government demanding that it reveal who is behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump’s tough immigration policies.

New Jersey’s Christie halts Amtrak payments after train derailments
Posted:Thu, 06 Apr 2017 18:56:38 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has ordered the state to halt all payments to Amtrak and called for an investigation of the national rail operator’s maintenance of tracks and other equipment after the derailment of an NJ Transit train this week.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/OwGO56w5lO8/us-new-jersey-amtrak-idUSKBN1781YG

Town of Reduction, population 60, up for sale in Pennsylvania
Posted:Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:07:11 -0400
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) – Got $1.5 million to spare? If so, tiny Reduction, a one-time company town built to house workers at a long-vanished garbage-processing plant in western Pennsylvania, could be yours for the asking. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/oddlyEnoughNews/~3/6ACfUjAfDy4/us-pennsylvania-reduction-idUSKBN16U33S

Exclusive: India’s Ganges clean-up in a shambles, Modi intervenes
Posted:Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:03:28 -0400
NEW DELHI/KANPUR, India (Reuters) – India’s $3 billion plan to clean the holy Ganges river is badly behind schedule with large stretches contaminated by toxic waste and sewage, forcing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene, according to government officials and documents seen by Reuters. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/lRCl6WiEgX4/us-india-ganges-idUSKBN177305

Homeland Security announces steps against H1B visa fraud
Posted:Mon, 03 Apr 2017 20:07:25 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced steps on Monday to prevent the fraudulent use of H1B visas, used by employers to bring in specialized foreign workers temporarily, which appeared to fall short of President Donald Trump’s campaign promises to overhaul the program. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/by-9GWIEnhI/us-usa-immigration-visas-idUSKBN1752CQ

Updated, Monday, 3 April 2017

Greenpeace photo: We Share the Planet

Reuters News Feed Selection

Most primate species at risk of extinction, says report
Posted:Tue, 07 Mar 2017 05:29:00 -0500
Some of the world’s leading primatologists have warned that more than half of the world’s primate species are at risk of extinction, due to increasing anthropogenic pressures on their habitats. Jim Drury reports. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USVideoEnvironment/~3/26fR-EmHGso/most-primate-species-at-risk-of-extincti

Exclusive: Lead poisoning plagues California
Posted:Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:01:22 -0400
Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blood testing data obtained by Reuters shows. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USVideoEnvironment/~3/QmZ4kz6itMY/exclusive-lead-poisoning-plagues-califor

Tens of thousands told to flee as floods swamp Australian town
Posted:Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:52:11 -0400
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Floodwaters filled the streets of a major Australian town of more than 25,000 people on Friday, as a storm system generated by the powerful cyclone that pummeled the nation’s northeast three days ago swept down the coast with heavy rain. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/6jcaerlpMGs/us-australia-cyclone-idUSKBN17134Y

Deep spring snow means California could ease water conservation rules
Posted:Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:24:19 -0400
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains are buried in snow despite warm spring weather, scientists said on Thursday, a further sign that the state is emerging from years of drought and an indication that mandatory conservation rules may soon be eased. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/7OVCgyK-Fnc/us-california-drought-snowpack-idUSKBN1713BW

In Pakistan, clean fuel firm struggles despite energy shortages
Posted:Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:07:43 -0400
CHAKWAL, Pakistan (Reuters) – Hassan Raza says his clean fuel company, which captures natural gas “flared” at Pakistan’s oil fields and sells it to industrial customers, is struggling to expand despite energy shortages and concerns over the country’s poor pollution record. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/ETLtQhzJF1Y/us-pakistan-energy-idUSKBN1713AI

High court pick could help decide fate of Trump’s climate policy
Posted:Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:17:25 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee could help decide the fate of his moves to undo climate-related U.S. regulations, but legal experts said Neil Gorsuch’s judicial record makes it hard to predict whether as a justice he would back a sweeping rollback. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/MA8x5DYZkb0/us-usa-court-gorsuch-climate-idUSKBN1712X6

Environmental groups sue Trump administration for approving Keystone pipeline
Posted:Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:49:02 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Several environmental groups filed lawsuits against the Trump administration on Thursday to challenge its decision to approve construction of TransCanada Corp’s controversial Keystone XL crude oil pipeline. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/st2SfRr0FhU/us-usa-pipeline-keystone-lawsuit-idUSKBN1712DZ

Volkswagen settles 10 U.S. state diesel claims for $157 million
Posted:Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:14:44 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Volkswagen AG said on Thursday it has agreed to pay $157.45 million to settle environmental claims from 10 U.S. states over its excess diesel emissions, as the world’s largest automaker looks to move past the scandal. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/RUmBn5EWZgA/us-volkswagen-emissions-idUSKBN17123C

EU says China, EU must show joint leadership on climate as U.S. pulls back
Posted:Thu, 30 Mar 2017 02:47:47 -0400
BEIJING (Reuters) – China and the European Union need to show joint leadership on climate change and cannot expect the “same leadership” from the new administration in the United States, European climate commissioner Miguel Arias Canete said in Beijing on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/1onZ9710sHk/us-china-climatechange-eu-idUSKBN1710FH

China ivory prices fall on ban, but illegal markets abroad thrive: researchers
Posted:Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:19:49 -0400
NAIROBI (Reuters) – The price of ivory on Chinese markets has slumped by two-thirds since 2014 as Beijing rolls out a ban on trade in elephant tusks, but illegal markets in neighboring countries are expanding, researchers said.

Vatican says Trump risks losing climate change leadership to China
Posted:Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:34:29 -0400
ROME (Reuters) – The Vatican urged U.S. President Donald Trump to listen to “dissenting voices” and reconsider his position on climate change on Thursday, saying the United States risked losing its environmental protection leadership to China. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/W_wIdFYtAFQ/us-climatechange-trump-vatican-idUSKBN1711TV

Texas judge kicks Exxon climate lawsuit to New York court
Posted:Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:24:22 -0400
HOUSTON (Reuters) – A federal judge in Texas on Wednesday kicked an Exxon Mobil Corp lawsuit seeking to thwart two states from pursuing a fraud case over climate change to a Manhattan court, saying his court wasn’t the best place to resolve the dispute. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/5MVuGD60Y-A/us-exxon-mobil-climatechange-idUSKBN1710AC

Somali pirates hijack Indian commercial ship: former anti-piracy director
Posted:Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:46:32 -0400
BOSASSO, Somalia (Reuters) – Pirates have hijacked an Indian commercial ship off the coast of Somalia and the vessel is heading toward the shore, a former government anti-piracy official told Reuters on Monday.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/-Oj-pjeEqxg/us-somalia-piracy-idUSKBN1750P6

UK police arrest nine over brutal attack on teenage asylum seeker
Posted:Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:31:19 +0530
LONDON (Reuters) – British police said on Monday they had arrested nine people after a “brutal” attack on a teenage asylum seeker involving a group up to 20 assailants in south London. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INworldNews/~3/js_gwlyKLWA/britain-asylum-attack-idINKBN1750KG

Fox, Bill O’Reilly settle claims with five women: New York Times

Posted:Sat, 01 Apr 2017 19:57:40 -0400
(Reuters) – Fox News host Bill O’Reilly and his employer have made payouts totaling about $13 million to five women to settle claims of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

Pollution in deep Pacific devastating earth – UK study
Posted:Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:06:00 -0400
Man-made pollutants found in one of the most remote and inaccessible parts of the earth are having a devastating impact, say British researchers. Jim Drury reports. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USVideoEnvironment/~3/3n2UdlcCl_Y/pollution-in-deep-pacific-devastating-ea

Swansea Bay tidal lagoon to harness British sea power
Posted:Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:52:00 -0400
The British government looks set to green-light a vast tidal lagoon hydro-electricity power plant in Swansea Bay, south Wales. Matthew Stock reports.

Save the Data: Hackers work to save research in Trump era
Posted:Fri, 10 Mar 2017 07:56:47 -0500
Volunteer coders and researchers recently convened at Yale University, joining a grass roots Data Rescue movement to save and protect the U.S. government’s digital records they fear could vanish under Pres. Trump.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USVideoEnvironment/~3/Md1Kizknl6Q/save-the-data-hackers-work-to-save-resea

Most primate species at risk of extinction, says report
Posted:Tue, 07 Mar 2017 05:29:00 -0500
Some of the world’s leading primatologists have warned that more than half of the world’s primate species are at risk of extinction, due to increasing anthropogenic pressures on their habitats. Jim Drury reports. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USVideoEnvironment/~3/26fR-EmHGso/most-primate-species-at-risk-of-extincti

Exclusive: Lead poisoning plagues California
Posted:Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:01:22 -0400
Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blood testing data obtained by Reuters shows. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USVideoEnvironment/~3/QmZ4kz6itMY/exclusive-lead-poisoning-plagues-califor

Trump sets Keystone pipeline construction in motion
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:35:47 -0400
The U.S. State Department has approved the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada-to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USVideoEnvironment/~3/R9Hq0V-fLrc/trump-sets-keystone-pipeline-constructio

Serbia’s Vucic confirms domination with presidential win
Posted:Sun, 02 Apr 2017 17:40:28 -0400
BELGRADE (Reuters) – Conservative Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic won Serbia’s presidential election on Sunday by a huge margin, confirming his domination of the Balkan country as he pursues a delicate balancing act between Europe and Russia.

Merkel says migrants must respect tolerance, German laws
Posted:Sun, 02 Apr 2017 15:35:43 -0400
BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel said refugees in Germany must respect tolerance, openness and freedom of religion, while senior members of her party called for a ban on foreign funding of mosques.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/8X6he8ZCkZY/us-germany-election-muslims-idUSKBN1740PE

Israel’s Elbit Systems U.S. unit wins $50 mln Navy contract
Posted:Sun, 02 Apr 2017 04:13:10 -0400
* Israeli defence electronics firm Elbit Systems said on Sunday its U.S. subsidiary won a contract worth about $50 million from the U.S. Navy to provide the Helmet Display and Tracker System for the MH-60S fleet of helicopters.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/ONunCcswdnw/elbit-systems-contract-idUSL8N1HA071

Rio Tinto’s copper boss sees small market deficit this year
Posted:Sun, 02 Apr 2017 19:03:12 -0400
SANTIAGO, April 2 (Reuters) – The copper market is likely to see a small shortage as early as this year because of a lack of new supply and the removal of up to 800,000 tonnes over the past 18 months in response to modest prices, Rio Tinto’s copper and diamonds chief will say on Tuesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/kFa5yX0dINA/chile-copper-riotinto-idUSL2N1HA09J

Talk of Tokyo: LNG trio to test leverage in push to free-up purchases
Posted:Sun, 02 Apr 2017 19:00:00 -0400
* No meetings scheduled for buyers’ club, but delegates watching

RPT-Ethical investment tide lifts ‘greenwash’ concerns
Posted:Sun, 02 Apr 2017 19:00:00 -0400
SYDNEY, April 2 (Reuters) – Investors are ploughing ever more into ethical funds to back their views on issues such as global warming and gender equality, but such investments can be confusingly similar to standard funds, except for higher fees and ‘green halo’ marketing. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/R4NzilkPrDI/investment-ethics-idUSL3N1H83JI

Brazil’s JBS accused of violating Amazon rainforest protection laws
Posted:Sun, 02 Apr 2017 09:14:21 -0400
(This March 31 story corrects profession of Torres to social scientist in paragraph 13)

Top Senate Democrat says unlikely Trump court pick can clear procedural hurdle
Posted:Sun, 02 Apr 2017 15:14:45 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate said on Sunday it was unlikely that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch would be able to clear a procedural hurdle to a final vote, even as a third Senate Democrat threw support behind the pick. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/GNvocSPFg_c/us-usa-trump-gorsuch-idUSKBN1740NH

Democrat Donnelly to support Trump pick for U.S. Supreme Court
Posted:Sun, 02 Apr 2017 13:59:57 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly threw his support on Sunday behind Judge Neil Gorsuch, becoming only the third Democrat to back President Donald Trump’s nominee to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/iKtop0vhloI/us-usa-trump-gorsuch-donnelly-idUSKBN1740RU

Trump pressures China on North Korea before Xi talks
Posted:Sun, 02 Apr 2017 17:19:51 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump held out the possibility on Sunday of using trade as a lever to secure Chinese cooperation against North Korea and said Washington might deal with Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs on its own if need be. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/X1tABcfUElg/us-northkorea-nuclear-idUSKBN1740SH

Flynn did not initially disclose income from Russia-linked companies
Posted:Sun, 02 Apr 2017 14:59:21 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, failed to disclose payments from a Russian television network and two other firms linked to Russia in a February financial disclosure form, according to documents released by the White House. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/VI5wDjWD7CY/us-usa-trump-flynn-idUSKBN17401F

Trump national security aides complete North Korea policy review: official
Posted:Sun, 02 Apr 2017 16:58:38 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s top national security aides have completed a broad review of U.S. options aimed at countering North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, a senior U.S. official said on Sunday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/0qKTm1gLtHQ/us-northkorea-nuclear-review-idUSKBN1740UY

Schiff says Trump wants focus on tweets, not Russia probe
Posted:Sun, 02 Apr 2017 14:54:14 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee accused President Donald Trump on Sunday of trying to divert Congress from its investigations of Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election and any links between Moscow and the Trump campaign. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/Bx_NtTFchA4/us-usa-trump-russia-idUSKBN1740OL

Trump talks healthcare with Republican critic on golf course
Posted:Sun, 02 Apr 2017 17:10:32 -0400
STERLING, Va. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump golfed with a vocal Republican critic of his healthcare push on Sunday, as he insisted efforts to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law were not dead. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/Asbns89_c6o/us-usa-trump-health-idUSKBN1740QX

EPA chief says Paris climate agreement ‘bad deal’ for U.S.
Posted:Sun, 02 Apr 2017 12:22:35 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States should continue to be “engaged” in international climate change discussions but the Paris climate change agreement is a “bad deal” for the country, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/y1h449Qns08/us-usa-climatechange-paris-idUSKBN1740NP

Wealthy White House staffers’ finances detailed in new disclosures
Posted:Sat, 01 Apr 2017 17:13:44 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Friday released details of the personal finances of his staffers late on Friday, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka, confirming that he has surrounded himself with some very affluent advisers. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/_dJzOF1-7nE/us-usa-trump-disclosures-idUSKBN173331

Gritty New Jersey a source of wealth for Trump’s son-in-law
Posted:Sat, 01 Apr 2017 22:02:23 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Roadside apartments, industrial lots and a trailer park in New Jersey counted among the sources of wealth for Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, before he took up his new role as a senior White House adviser. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/pKuMs9lyklk/us-usa-trump-kushner-idUSKBN17401J

EPA scientific integrity office reviewing Pruitt’s comments on carbon
Posted:Fri, 31 Mar 2017 20:36:11 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s scientific integrity watchdog is reviewing whether EPA chief Scott Pruitt violated the agency’s policies when he said in a television interview he does not believe carbon dioxide is driving global climate change, according to an email seen by Reuters on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/xFTEoUT-vF8/us-usa-epa-pruitt-carbon-idUSKBN1722SU

South Africa’s Gigaba will not be reckless about nuclear funding
Posted:Sat, 01 Apr 2017 11:25:58 +0000
PRETORIA (Reuters) – New South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Saturday he would not be “reckless” when it came to funding for controversial plans to add more nuclear power to the energy mix of Africa’s most industrialised economy.

Macau gambling revenue rises 18 pct in March as high rollers return
Posted:Sat, 01 Apr 2017 02:46:56 -0400
HONG KONG, April 1 (Reuters) – Revenues from gambling in Macau rose 18 percent in March, beating expectations and posting an eighth consecutive monthly increase as wealthy gamblers took their chances in China’s only legal casino hub – the world’s biggest.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/-pPKJrPjNXE/macau-gambling-revenues-idUSL3N1GE1RO

CORRECTED-German prosecutors expect rulings in VW scandal this year – report
Posted:Sat, 01 Apr 2017 08:26:21 -0400
FRANKFURT, April 1 (Reuters) – German prosecutors expect the first rulings this year in legal cases resulting from the Volkswagen emissions scandal, Automobilwoche magazine reported on Saturday.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/7rRdtP6AbTE/volkswagen-emissions-prosecutors-idUSL5N1H9099

UPDATE 1-Peru finmin says flood damages merit wider fiscal gap
Posted:Sat, 01 Apr 2017 10:23:23 -0400
ASUNCION, April 1 (Reuters) – Reconstruction efforts in Peru after severe flooding that killed more than 100 people warrant a wider fiscal deficit target, though the country is not planning to access debt markets to finance the deficit, the finance minister said on Saturday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/aXc8dcUUDrM/peru-economy-floods-idUSL2N1H90BC

Germany balks at Tillerson call for more European NATO spending
Posted:Fri, 31 Mar 2017 21:39:48 -0400
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reassured his nervous European counterparts over Washington’s commitment to NATO on Friday and pressed them again to spend more on defense, triggering a rebuke from Germany.

French election race tightening three weeks from vote, poll shows
Posted:Fri, 31 Mar 2017 22:25:32 -0400
PARIS (Reuters) – France’s presidential election race is looking tighter than it was seven days ago with three weeks to run before voting starts, an opinion poll showed on Saturday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/voKShPm8aew/us-france-election-idUSKBN17333I

After crippling cost overruns, Toshiba’s Westinghouse files for bankruptcy
Posted:Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:36:55 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp’s U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors on Wednesday, just three months after huge cost overruns were flagged, as the Japanese parent seeks to limit losses that threaten its future.

UPDATE 1-U.S. to finalize loan guarantee for Southern Co nuclear plant
Posted: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:05:37 GMT
WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) – The Obama administration will finalize about $6.5 billion in loan guarantees this week for the nation’s first two new nuclear reactors in three decades, ending years of delay.” http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/g9tAntrq4ks/story01.htm

Tel Aviv’s trash is being turned into fuel
Posted:Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:54:00 -0400
A new waste collection plant near Tel Aviv has begun processing trash from an endless stream of garbage trucks, turning much of it into fuel for a nearby factory. Edward Baran reports.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USVideoEnvironment/~3/PZ-lEt-5yso/tel-avivs-trash-is-being-turned-into-fue

Fashion trending footwear made from recycled water bottles

Posted:Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:24:00 -0400
A San Francisco start-up is embracing environmental sustainability and cashing in with a line of woman’s shoes made of recycles water bottles. Ben Gruber has more. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USVideoEnvironment/~3/MGw6BX9fX1o/fashion-trending-footwear-made-from-recy

Monday, 27 March 2017 Update

Trey Gowdy certainly looks like a clone to Roger Stone!

Trey Gowdy’s working with Devin Nunes to scuttle the Trump-Russia investigation. They even look like the Stone-Manafort team!

One of many of our posts this week. Check bottom or side for more. It has been updated to reflect that Trey Gowdy has received at least $35,000 from the Kochs, along with $8,000 for the last election alone: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/03/25/koch-bromance-with-russia-needs-investigating-koch-funding-behind-nunes-gowdy-attempts-to-scuttle-russia-investigation/


France’s Marine Le Pen meets with Putin in Moscow” Mar 24, 2017 Sri Lanka Guardian https://www.slguardian.org/2017/03/frances-marine-le-pen-meets-with-putin-in-moscow/

Common Dreams News Selection
(Reuters News Feed Selection follows below)

Reuters News Feed Selection

Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters
Posted:Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:05:34 -0400
MOSCOW/YEKATERINBURG (Reuters) – Police detained hundreds of protesters across Russia on Sunday, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/WruqDiB1nYU/us-russia-protests-idUSKBN16X0G8

Nearly 1,200 migrants picked up off Libya, heading to Italy
Posted:Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:29:17 -0400
ROME (Reuters) – Humanitarian ships rescued almost 1,200 migrants who were crossing the Mediterranean Sea at the weekend on an array of small, tightly packed boats, Doctors Without Borders said on Sunday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/3APxhUYmiBU/us-europe-migrants-italy-idUSKBN16X0XQ

France’s Le Pen says the EU ‘will die’, globalists to be defeated
Posted:Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:56:03 -0400
LILLE, France (Reuters) – The European Union will disappear, French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen told a rally on Sunday, promising to shield France from globalisation as she sought to fire up her supporters in the final four weeks before voting gets underway. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/eiGkZb_XcUY/us-france-election-le-pen-euro-idUSKBN16X0FO

EU recommends suspending hundreds of drugs tested by Indian firm
Posted:Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:57:28 +0530
LONDON (Reuters) – Europe’s medicines regulator has recommended the suspension of more than 300 generic drug approvals and drug applications due to “unreliable” tests conducted by Indian contract research firm Micro Therapeutic Research Labs.

Russia calls U.S. charge it may be supplying Taliban ‘a lie’ – RIA
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:03:16 +0530
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia dismissed a U.S. allegation it may be supplying Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan as “a lie” on Friday, saying the charge was an attempt by Washington to try to cover up for the failure of its own policies there, the RIA news agency reported. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INsouthAsiaNews/~3/ctTAkNM2cpw/usa-afghanistan-russia-denial-idINKBN16V0QZ

UK police make another arrest in parliamentary attack investigation
Posted:Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:36:53 +0530
LONDON (Reuters) – Police have arrested a 30-year-old man in the central English city of Birmingham in connection with last week’s attack on parliament, “on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts”, the Metropolitan Police said on Sunday.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INworldNews/~3/nDTBvX527J0/britain-security-arrest-idINKBN16X0V2

Iran denies harassing U.S. warships in Gulf, warns of clashes
Posted:Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:20:37 -0400
DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran denied on Saturday U.S. accusations that its fast-attack boats were “harassing” warships at the mouth of the Gulf, and said Washington would be responsible for any clashes in the key oil shipping route.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/FOumePsJfPI/us-mideast-security-carrier-iran-idUSKBN16W0TA

Snap election to test Bulgaria’s divided loyalties
Posted:Sun, 26 Mar 2017 05:57:15 -0400
SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgarians were voting in a snap general election on Sunday, with the center-right GERB party challenged for power by Socialists who say they will improve ties with Russia even if it means upsetting the country’s European Union partners. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/M2e_8uoJGmY/us-bulgaria-election-idUSKBN16X011

French center-right senators back Macron’s presidential bid
Posted:Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:51:50 -0400
PARIS (Reuters) – The frontrunner in France’s presidential election, Emmanuel Macron, received yet another boost to his candidacy on Sunday when nine lawmakers from a center-right party allied with conservative rival Francois Fillon decided to rally behind him. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/pim4FNIdUaU/us-france-election-idUSKBN16W0W9

Lights go out around the world for 10th Earth Hour
Posted:Sun, 26 Mar 2017 01:05:30 -0400
(Reuters) – The lights are being switched off around the world at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, to mark the 10th annual Earth Hour, and to draw attention to climate change. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/mzUQ3w0w6cQ/us-australia-environment-earth-hour-idUSKBN16W0BM

Trump greenlights Keystone XL pipeline, but obstacles loom
Posted:Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:52:09 -0400
WASHINGTON/CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration approved TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, cheering the oil industry and angering environmentalists even as further hurdles for the controversial project loom. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/qhhxUzllN9A/us-usa-pipeline-keystone-transcanada-idUSKBN16V1CN

California approves vehicle pollution rules in rebuke to Trump
Posted:Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:13:42 -0400
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Reuters) – California on Friday challenged the Trump administration’s approach to car pollution, approving standards that the White House said still need review and setting up a potential face-off between federal and state regulators. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/78XYcELesNo/us-california-autos-pollution-idUSKBN16V2SM

China air quality got markedly worse in Jan-Feb: ministry
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:36:29 -0400
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s air quality was markedly worse in the first two months of the year than the same period of 2016 following a series of smog outbreaks in northern China, official data published on Friday showed. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/zIbGHqB3t0M/us-china-pollution-idUSKBN16V11A

Brazil’s Vale says U.S. court annuls class action over dam disaster
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:56:53 -0400
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian miner Vale SA said on Friday the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York annulled nearly all parts of a class action lawsuit against the company and executives over the collapse of a tailings dam in Brazil in 2015. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/y_bGmzVfOCA/us-vale-lawsuit-idUSKBN16V2Y4

U.S. oil refiners push for biofuels overhaul at White House
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:21:57 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. oil refining executives met with a senior official in President Donald Trump’s administration at the White House last week to argue their position for an overhaul of the nation’s biofuels program, two people in the meeting told Reuters. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/BMG3fQlgQbg/us-usa-biofuels-trump-idUSKBN16V2TQ

German environmental lobby sues motor authority over VW scandal
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:09:37 -0400
HAMBURG/BERLIN (Reuters) – German environmental group Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) has filed a suit against German motor authority KBA, accusing it of failing to act robustly enough over Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/j1I5uBddYeY/us-volkswagen-emissions-lawsuit-idUSKBN16V14P

Stop treating oceans as ‘waste swimming pool’: U.N.’s FAO chief
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:28:07 -0400
OSLO (Reuters) – The world must stop treating the oceans as a “waste swimming pool” for pollution, a senior U.N. official said on Friday at the debut in Oslo of a $65 million research ship to help developing nations manage fish stocks. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/OZhq0XQSWXc/us-un-norway-fish-idUSKBN16V1ZB

French Mercedes owners take legal action after German emissions probe
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:01:48 -0400
PARIS (Reuters) – Three French Mercedes car owners filed legal complaints against the carmaker’s parent Daimler on Friday, alleging consumer fraud in relation to diesel engine emissions, following the opening of a formal investigation by prosecutors in Germany. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/ugyWhgo98nI/us-daimler-diesel-france-idUSKBN16V2A8

Shell to start cleaning up 2008 Nigeria oil spills in April, says official
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:54:55 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) – The head of a group helping organize Shell’s clean-up efforts in an oil Delta community in Nigeria said on Friday he was hopeful clean-up work after two spills in 2008 could start in April. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/W7FzTNqjn8c/us-shell-nigeria-spill-idUSKBN16V2AA

Exclusive: Venezuela increased fuel exports to allies even as supply crunch loomed
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:35:23 -0400
HOUSTON/CARACAS (Reuters) – A gasoline shortage in OPEC member Venezuela was exacerbated by an increase in fuel exports to foreign allies such as Cuba and Nicaragua and an exodus of crucial personnel from state-run energy company PDVSA, according to internal PDVSA documents and sources familiar with its operations.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/ITnFAPK9C7Q/us-venezuela-gasoline-idUSKBN16V2D5

Uber suspends self-driving car program after Arizona crash
Posted:Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:09:39 -0400
(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on Saturday after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an Arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local police said.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/7HXF3KcUtwg/us-uber-tech-crash-idUSKBN16W0UZ

Trump touts Charter hiring that was in works for two years
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:56:03 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday touted Charter Communications Inc’s decision to invest $25 billion in the United States and a plan the company announced before he was elected to hire 20,000 workers over four years.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/EHxLzfJ8Ahg/us-usa-trump-charter-commns-idUSKBN16V22I

UPDATE 1-UK minister says encryption on messaging services is unacceptable
Posted:Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:01:02 -0400
LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) – Technology companies must cooperate more with law enforcement agencies and should stop offering a “secret place for terrorists to communicate” using encrypted messages, British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/oKub8LZqUY8/britain-security-rudd-idUSL5N1H30AG

UPDATE 1-Iran sanctions 15 U.S. firms, citing human rights abuses and Israel ties
Posted:Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:56:32 -0400
DUBAI, March 26 (Reuters) – Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 U.S. companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday, in a tit-for-tat reaction to a move by Washington. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/Rw5NnUoNYQU/iran-usa-sanctions-idUSL5N1H30FF

Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:08:45 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Planned Parenthood, the national health organization that would have lost federal funding under sweeping healthcare overhaul legislation, views the withdrawal of the bill on Friday as a temporary reprieve, not the end of a threat to its existence. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/Q5VNi558ef0/us-usa-obamacare-planned-parenthood-idUSKBN16W00B

Fights erupt at pro-Trump rally on California beach
Posted:Sun, 26 Mar 2017 06:52:14 -0400
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) – Supporters of President Donald Trump holding a rally on a popular southern California beach clashed with counter-protesters on Saturday and four people were arrested, law enforcement said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/TnqazgFKQpI/us-usa-trump-protests-idUSKBN16X009

How Republicans can hobble Obamacare even without repeal
Posted:Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:06:24 -0400
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Republicans may have failed to overthrow Obamacare this week, but there are plenty of ways they can chip away at it.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/Ee5F0tiwC-s/us-usa-obamacare-outlook-analysis-idUSKBN16X0IV

Armed burglary at Bellagio in Las Vegas sends panic through casino: media
Posted:Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:52:29 -0400
(Reuters) – The Bellagio Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip was put on lockdown early on Saturday after an armed burglary of a high-end jewelry store sent panicked guests and gamblers running for the exits, local media reported and police said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/0o1Ig1By4DM/us-lasvegas-crime-idUSKBN16W0B5

More Americans reach for a daily coffee in 2017: NCA
Posted:Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:39:30 -0400
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – More Americans are drinking a daily cup of coffee in 2017, a reversal of four years of declines, as gourmet brews gain in popularity, according to an industry group’s report released on Saturday.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/ozy5HUrLm8k/us-coffee-conference-survey-idUSKBN16W0OS

North Dakota governor approves concealed guns without a permit
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:08:28 -0400
(Reuters) – North Dakotans will no longer need a permit to carry a concealed weapon after Republican Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation lifting restrictions, a victory for gun rights advocates that came a week after South Dakota’s governor vetoed a similar bill. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/C9P9oAU3WM4/us-usa-guns-north-dakota-idUSKBN16V2O2

Plaintiff in Boston lawsuit against former Haitian mayor dies
Posted:Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:02:11 -0400
(Reuters) – One of three Haitian men who recently sued the former mayor of their village accusing him in Boston federal court of murdering, torturing and burning the homes of his political opponents has died, his attorney said on Saturday.

Monday March 20, 2017

House Intelligence Committee to Hold Open Hearing on Russian Active Measures Investigation Washington, March 17, 2017
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) will be holding an open hearing on its investigation into Russian active measures during the 2016 election campaign.
The hearing will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, March 20 in room 1100 of the Longworth Building. It will be livestreamed on the HPSCI website here. http://intelligence.house.gov/

Who:                   House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI)
What:                  Hearing on Russian active measures investigation (Open)
When:                 Monday, March 20, 2017, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm ET
Where:                Room 1100, Longworth Building

The hearing witnesses include:
* James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
* Mike Rogers, Director of the National Security Agency
Media wishing to attend this hearing must be credentialed through the appropriate Congressional Media Gallery. Credentialed media will be allowed inside the hearing room from 9:00 am on a first come, first served basis.

Link to Nuclear News Summary:

Westinghouse is majority owned by Toshiba:
With the U.S. government having guaranteed an $8.3 billion debt over a nuclear power plant project in Georgia contracted to Westinghouse, the company’s restructuring under Chapter 11 may force U.S. taxpayers to shoulder part of the cost“. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/03/10/business/corporate-business/concerns-emerge-guarantee-toshibas-u-s-nuclear-project

Amid Fears of Political Influence by the Trump Administration, an Iranian-Turkish Case Preet Bharara’s Successor Must Pursue Reza Zarrab is accused of violating U.S. sanctions against Iran.” By David L. Phillips http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/amid-fears-political-influence-trump-administration-iranian-turkish-case-preet

Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price Trump’s head of the Department of Health and Human Services traded stocks of health-related companies while working on legislation affecting the firms. A source says Bharara was overseeing an investigation” by Robert Faturechi ProPublica, March 17, 2017, https://www.propublica.org/article/preet-bharara-fired-investigating-tom-price-hhs-stock-trading

Is Preet Bharara Trying to Tell Us Something? Only the fired U.S. attorney knows for sure.” by Cezary Podkul
ProPublica, March 13, 2017, https://www.propublica.org/article/is-preet-bharara-trying-to-tell-us-something

This article has some interesting historical information on Trump lawyer Roy Cohn, Nixon, as well as Preet:
When It Comes to Wall Street, Preet Bharara Is No Hero The prominent U.S. attorney fired by Donald Trump this weekend has been justly acclaimed for his pursuit of political corruption. But his treatment of the Wall Street executives involved in the financial meltdown was far less confrontational.” by Jesse Eisinger ProPublica, March 12, 2017, https://www.propublica.org/article/when-it-comes-to-wall-street-preet-bharara-is-no-hero


Individuals within government need to be held liable over Fukushima. If not, it’s just an easy way for TEPCO and other companies to avoid liability and dump the burden on the taxpayer. The government failings were by government officials.

Why are they so anxious to drill for oil if the prices are low? The profit is apparently made someplace between purchase of crude oil, refining and the pump. The land-environment is damaged, the property owner gets almost nothing.

Caterpillar probe could offer keys or clues to if Exxon’s Russian operations at Sakhalin are legal or not.

Reuters News Feed Selection

Exclusive: Delrahim to head US Justice Department antitrust unit – sources
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:00:52 -0400
WASHINGTON/BOSTON (Reuters) – Makan Delrahim, a veteran lobbyist on President Donald Trump’s transition team, is expected to be nominated to head the U.S. Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, two sources familiar with the vetting process told Reuters on Friday http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/DTQwJPYH-bI/us-usa-trump-antitrust-exclusive-idUSKBN16O2O2

Japan court rules government liable over Fukushima: media
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 03:56:25 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) – A court in Japan on Friday ruled that Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) and the government are liable for negligence in a case involving compensation for the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the first time the judiciary has ruled the state has liability, Japanese media reported.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/XRS-fZ2hqg8/us-tepco-fukushima-liability-idUSKBN16O0S4

Toshiba shares slide as crisis deepens, fate of Westinghouse unclear
Posted:Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:34:56 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) – Shares in Toshiba Corp tumbled on Wednesday after it said it would consider a sale of Westinghouse but did not offer any clarity on whether it would proceed with a Chapter 11 filing for the U.S. nuclear unit – a move that could stem losses. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/kTZYtnqvcqc/us-toshiba-accounting-idUSKBN16M01O

Toshiba pushes sale of nuclear unit Westinghouse as crisis deepens
Posted:Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:17:20 +0530
TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp is ‘actively considering’ a sale and other strategic options for U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse, the group said on Tuesday, as it expanded a probe into problems there that caused it to miss an earnings deadline for a second time. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INbusinessNews/~3/RzPn4VZVN3Q/toshiba-accounting-idINKBN16L059

Toshiba misses third-quarter deadline; considers strategic options for Westinghouse
Posted:Tue, 14 Mar 2017 03:12:58 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Toshiba Corp failed to submit audited third-quarter earnings for a second time on Tuesday, gaining a one month extension as its expands a probe into problems at its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/Fl2Ra7AGpN4/us-toshiba-accounting-idUSKBN16L02X

Caterpillar seeks ex-U.S. attorney general’s help over govt probe
Posted:Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:57:51 -0400
(Reuters) – Caterpillar Inc has tapped former U.S. Attorney General William Barr to help the company address an ongoing government investigation of its import and export practices.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/rpF3MnAqr44/us-caterpillar-probe-idUSKBN16N2XM

Japan minister agrees to share Toshiba case information with U.S.: Kyodo
Posted:Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:57:39 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Japan’s industry minister said on Thursday he had agreed with the U.S. energy and commerce secretaries to share information on developments involving Toshiba Corp and its troubled U.S. nuclear affiliate, Westinghouse Electric Co, Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/TWELmXETS1E/us-toshiba-accounting-westinghouse-idUSKBN16N323

Mitsubishi Heavy shares jump on favorable ruling in $6.7-billion claim
Posted:Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:39:17 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) jumped over 6 percent on Tuesday after an international arbitrator ruled in its favor over a $6.7 billion compensation claim against the company related to the shutdown of California’s San Onofre nuclear plant. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/FNaGHLd9r9M/us-mhi-nuclearpower-usa-idUSKBN16L0BW

Tillerson used email alias at Exxon to talk climate: New York attorney general. Posted:Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:32:14 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp , used an alias email address while at the oil company to send and receive information related to climate change and other matters, according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Oil prices drop on rise in U.S. drilling
Posted:Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:52:06 -0400
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Monday as rising U.S. drilling activity and steady supplies from OPEC countries despite touted production cuts pressured already-bloated markets. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/4XECi5OSTjA/us-global-oil-idUSKBN16R017

Tillerson ends China trip with warm words from President Xi
Posted:Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:59:58 -0400
BEIJING (Reuters) – With warm words from Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ended his first trip to Asia since taking office with an agreement to work together with China on North Korea and putting aside trickier issues.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/E8rLTq05YK8/us-tillerson-asia-china-idUSKBN16Q038

Fire extinguished at Motiva Convent refinery; no injuries
Posted:Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:00:24 -0400
HOUSTON (Reuters) – A fire was extinguished at Motiva Enterprises’ 235,000 barrel per day (bpd) Convent, Louisiana, refinery on Saturday with no injuries, a company spokeswoman said in a statement.

VW CEO offices searched in Audi investigation: Bild am Sonntag
Posted:Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:13:52 -0400
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Munich prosecutors searched the offices of Volkswagen Chief Executive Matthias Mueller as part of an investigation into diesel emission test cheating at Audi, German weekly Bild am Sonntag said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/OFdZ9QtLaMQ/us-volkswagen-emissions-ceo-idUSKBN16P0VJ

U.S. judge signs Peabody bankruptcy exit after environmental deal
Posted:Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:14:36 -0400
CHICAGO (Reuters) – A U.S. judge formally approved Peabody Energy Corp’s plan to emerge from bankruptcy late Friday after the coal producer struck a settlement with the U.S. government over legacy environmental claims at a gold and metal mining subsidiary. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/pIlUrTvnRXc/us-peabody-energy-bankruptcy-idUSKBN16P0TA

Uber president Jeff Jones quits, deepening turmoil
Posted:Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:34:36 -0400
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Ride services company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has been thrust deeper into turmoil with the departure of company president Jeff Jones, a marketing expert hired to help soften its often abrasive image.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/VpPzbglahAs/us-uber-jeffjones-idUSKBN16Q0X3

Man shot dead after seizing soldier’s gun at Paris Orly airport
Posted:Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:24:20 -0400
PARIS (Reuters) – Security forces shot dead a man who seized a soldier’s gun at Paris Orly airport in France on Saturday soon after the same man shot and wounded a police officer during a routine police check, the interior minister said.

Russian parliament backs investigation into U.S. media
Posted:Sat, 18 Mar 2017 07:09:55 -0400
MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian lower house of parliament, the State Duma, has approved a proposal to launch an investigation into U.S. media organizations that operate in Russia, it said in a statement posted on its web site late on Friday.

Syrian rebels, families begin leaving Homs district in deal with government
Posted:Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:28:51 -0400
HOMS, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Rebels and their families began leaving their last bastion in the Syrian city of Homs on Saturday, state media and a Reuters witness said, under a Russian-backed deal with the government expected to be among the largest evacuations of its kind.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/9saPYVB1qjk/us-mideast-crisis-syria-waer-idUSKBN16P073

German Foreign Minister says Turkey further away from EU membership than ever
Posted:Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:02:31 -0400
BERLIN (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in an interview with news magazine Der Spiegel published on Saturday that Turkey has never been less likely to join the European Union than now, as relations between Ankara and Berlin hit a low point. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/Mr5h_PEeZkQ/us-turkey-referendum-germany-gabriel-idUSKBN16P0EA

Need to avoid civilian deaths weighs on minds of U.S. forces in Mosul battle
Posted:Sat, 18 Mar 2017 05:14:52 -0400
QAYYARA WEST AIRFIELD, Iraq (Reuters) – As the battle for Mosul moves to the narrow streets and densely packed houses of the Old City, U.S. artillery gunners and helicopter pilots supporting Iraqi forces face an age-old problem – how to avoid killing civilians.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/TfDXu80o3NA/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-mosul-firepower-idUSKBN16P088

Ignoring Scottish referendum mandate would ‘shatter’ UK structure: Sturgeon
Posted:Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:37:30 -0400
ABERDEEN, Scotland (Reuters) – A continued refusal by Britain’s prime minister to discuss an independence referendum authorized by the Scottish parliament would “shatter beyond repair” the United Kingdom’s constitutional structure, Nicola Sturgeon will tell the Scottish National Party on Saturday.

Germany’s Merkel calls for standardized European rules on using data
Posted:Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:08:08 -0400
BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for Europe to set about standardizing rules on using data in Europe, ahead of a visit to the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover where digitalization is expected to be in focus.

Top NSA official ridicules allegation Britain spied on Trump
Posted:Sat, 18 Mar 2017 05:46:43 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) – Allegations from the United States that British spy agency GCHQ snooped on Donald Trump during his election campaign are “arrant nonsense”, the deputy head of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) said in an interview on Saturday.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/IIHIW8Ydtl8/us-usa-trump-wiretapping-nsa-idUSKBN16P096

G20 to jointly fight bank sector hacking
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:01:38 -0400
BADEN-BADEN, Germany (Reuters) – The world’s biggest economies will pledge to jointly fight cyber attacks on the global banking system, one of the biggest coordinated efforts yet to protect lenders since an $81 million heist of the Bangladesh central bank’s account last year. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/technologyNews/~3/JnMLdIZzZB0/us-g20-germany-cyber-idUSKBN16O2F0

Jack Ma to launch Alibaba’s regional distribution hub in Malaysia: sources
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:28:17 -0400
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Limited plans to set up a regional distribution hub in Malaysia to cater to its fast-growing business in the region, two sources aware of the discussions said.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/technologyNews/~3/JuBSs0IPkhw/us-malaysia-alibaba-idUSKBN16P041

EU authorities demand changes from Facebook, Google, Twitter
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:09:41 -0400
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Social media companies Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc and Twitter Inc will have to amend their terms of service for European users within a month or face the risk of fines, a European Commission official said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/technologyNews/~3/OqcnMI4THrM/us-socialmedia-eu-consumersconsumers-idUSKBN16N2YI

French ad group Havas says only UK unit pulling adverts from Google
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:41:21 -0400
PARIS (Reuters) – French advertising group Havas said on Friday that it would not pull advertising from Alphabet Inc’s Google platforms on a global basis, after its British business suspended activity with the U.S. company over concerns about its YouTube website. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/technologyNews/~3/LN7MP6xyYQE/us-britain-google-havas-idUSKBN16O2OY

Germany’s Merkel calls for standardized European rules on using data
Posted:Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:08:08 -0400
BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for Europe to set about standardizing rules on using data in Europe, ahead of a visit to the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover where digitalization is expected to be in focus. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/technologyNews/~3/mFp2sGTjGnw/us-germany-merkel-idUSKBN16P0EO

Porsche invests in tech services to offset possible sales decline
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:49:01 -0400
STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) – Porsche will invest hundreds of millions of euros in digital services to generate the revenue needed to offset an expected decline in car sales in the coming years, its finance chief said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/technologyNews/~3/ktdg9ehwkxM/us-porsche-strategy-idUSKBN16O2IR

Canadian man charged in Yahoo hack loves fancy cars, parties
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:13:59 -0400
HAMILTON, Ontario (Reuters) – The Canadian charged in connection with a massive hack of Yahoo accounts that the United States says was a Russian plot is a young man who has boasted on social media of his wealth and love of expensive cars, online accounts show. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/technologyNews/~3/geXlWARaw34/us-yahoo-hacker-baratov-idUSKBN16O2G2

UK to question Google after advertisements appear alongside extremist videos
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:17:57 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain on Friday will question executives from Google over why advertisements marketing the government’s services were appearing alongside videos carrying hate speech and extremist content on its YouTube website. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/technologyNews/~3/UdtwWIsP6e0/us-britain-google-idUSKBN16O1KZ

Airbnb aims to double African customers this year
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:04:43 -0400
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Airbnb expects to maintain its rapid growth in Africa this year and double its customer numbers to 1.5 million, its Chief Executive Brian Chesky and regional head told Reuters on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/technologyNews/~3/O19s52l_7jA/us-africa-airbnb-idUSKBN16O28E

Steel minister says he hopes SAIL, ArcelorMittal resolve JV issues by May
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:54:36 +0530
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s steel minister said he hoped state-owned Steel Authority of India Ltd and ArcelorMittal SA would resolve differences over building an $897 million automotive steel plant before the deadline in May to close the deal.

Amid probe, Pakistan bars German CEO of national carrier from leaving country
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:04:22 +0530
KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistan has barred the German chief executive of Pakistan International Airlines from leaving the country due to an investigation into corruption at the loss-making carrier, the interior minister said on Wednesday.

Pakistan kicks off first census in 19 years to meet Supreme Court deadline
Posted:Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:48:56 +0530
KARACHI/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – Fast-growing Pakistan, estimated to be the sixth-largest country by population, kicked off its first national census in 19 years on Wednesday, a delay caused by a lack of funds, political squabbling and too few available troops to oversee security.

Afghanistan holds 24 amid questions over possible hospital insider attack
Posted:Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:03:47 +0530
KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan authorities have detained 24 people in connection with what appears to have been an insider attack on a military hospital in Kabul last week, including some of the staff, officials said on Wednesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INsouthAsiaNews/~3/1m7Up0sgDbI/afghanistan-attack-idINKBN16M1AR

Troubled waters? India fast-tracks hydro projects in disputed Kashmir
Posted:Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:19:52 +0530
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has fast-tracked hydropower projects worth $15 billion in Kashmir in recent months, three federal and state officials said, ignoring warnings from Islamabad that power stations on rivers flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INsouthAsiaNews/~3/leH2x_sPufY/india-pakistan-water-idINKBN16N03Q

Wall Street bonuses may show first uptick since 2009, firm says
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:57:20 -0400
(Reuters) – Wall Street bonuses may climb as much as 15 percent this year in their first meaningful uptick since 2009, compensation firm Johnson Associates Inc said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/DIznr5Ee6DY/us-banks-bonus-idUSKBN16O1YD

Exclusive: Germany plans to buy six Lockheed C-130J aircraft for 900 million euros
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:04:41 -0400
BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government plans to buy six Lockheed Martin C-130J military transport planes for around 900 million euros ($966 million) starting in 2019 under a joint operating agreement with France, German government documents show. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/kmBvvGfhm6E/us-airforce-lockheed-germany-france-excl-idUSKBN16O2P0

Wal-Mart asks Brazil suppliers to clarify alleged bribes to officials
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:36:03 -0400
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc has asked suppliers in Brazil to clarify alleged cases of meatpackers bribing health officials to subvert inspections, the retailer said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/Uu-hb-uPguc/us-brazil-corruption-food-walmart-idUSKBN16O2KY

Wall St. flat as banks, Amgen weigh; Adobe rallies
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:00:10 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks dipped on Friday as bank shares fell alongside Treasury yields while Adobe helped buoy the S&P tech sector and the Nasdaq Compositehttp://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/szUQiePOjbI/us-usa-stocks-idUSKBN16O1DZ

Bombardier executive says canceling rail deal would cause ‘irreparable harm’
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:47:40 -0400
MONTREAL (Reuters) – Bombardier Inc would suffer “irreparable harm” to its global reputation if it loses a light train contract from a Toronto transportation agency, a senior company official said in recent court filings. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/zUkD9qkxzh0/us-bombardier-rail-court-idUSKBN16O2LC

U.S. says Walt Disney subsidiaries to pay $3.8 million in back wages
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:18:56 -0400
(Reuters) – Two Florida subsidiaries of Walt Disney Co have agreed to provide $3.8 million in back wages to comply with federal law, the U.S. Labor Department said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/NqCFrhINKt0/us-walt-disney-usa-labor-idUSKBN16O2CG

Justice Department delivers documents on wiretap claim to Congress
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:38:38 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Friday said it delivered documents to congressional committees responding to their request for information that could shed light on President Donald Trump’s claims that former President Barack Obama ordered U.S. agencies to spy on him.

Trump administration fights its own agency in U.S. court
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:07:01 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration took an unusual step on Friday in its efforts to defang the U.S. financial consumer watchdog created after the banking crisis, with the executive branch of the federal government telling a court that one of its own agencies is violating the U.S. Constitution

Trump stands by Obama wiretap charge, shrugs off row with Britain
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:29:27 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump stood by unproven claims on Friday that the Obama administration tapped his phones during the 2016 White House race and shrugged off a dispute with Britain over the notion their spy agency had a hand in it. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/x7ZBRRDEgqM/us-usa-trump-wiretapping-idUSKBN16O16Q

Trump administration crafting big new arms sales to Taiwan: sources
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:58:32 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is crafting a big new arms package for Taiwan that could include advanced rocket systems and anti-ship missiles to defend against China, U.S. officials said, a deal sure to anger Beijing.

Congress investigates links between Trump and Russia
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:59:56 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican congressional leaders have refused Democrats’ calls for a special prosecutor or select committee to investigate possible links between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, saying investigations by congressional committees are sufficient.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/igB2pq1lqwU/us-usa-trump-russia-congress-idUSKBN16O2RY

Wells Fargo CEO receives pay bump despite sales scandal
Posted:Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:34:16 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wells Fargo & Co’s board of directors awarded Chief Executive Timothy Sloan $12.8 million for his work last year, a 17 percent increase, despite scrapping executive bonuses in…http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/news/wealth/~3/JYRPqT4viwI/us-wellsfargo-compensation-ceo-idUSKBN16M306

Column: Republican health reform is the real disaster for older Americans
Posted:Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:13:01 -0400
CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Republican leadership in Washington says Obamacare is an imploding disaster. But if your income is low and your age is high, the real disaster is the repeal-and-replace…http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/news/wealth/~3/iBh3c2Uo1v4/us-column-miller-healthcare-idUSKBN16N1C4

White House intruder on grounds 16 minutes before arrest: Secret Service
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:29:14 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A man who scaled the White House fence last week was on the property’s grounds for 16 minutes before he was detained, the U.S. Secret Service said in a statement on Friday.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/3pEcQO24txQ/us-usa-trump-intruder-idUSKBN16O2E6

Victims of Marines nude photo-sharing scandal increase
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:11:31 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of victims who have come forward to investigators looking into a growing scandal involving some Marines sharing nude photos of women online has doubled to more than 20, an official from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/DVT-XzAYKjY/us-usa-marines-idUSKBN16O2V1

Gold edges up on Europe political risk, but US rate outlook drags

Posted:Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:15:48 +0530
 REUTERS – Gold prices inched up on Monday on safe-haven demand ahead of elections in Europe, moving further away from 5-week lows touched late last week in expectation of an imminent rise in U.S. interest rates. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INbusinessNews/~3/8fpVQ9dMUuM/global-precious-idINKBN16K0BB

Exclusive – BlackRock vows new pressure on climate, board diversity

Posted: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:36:51 +0530
BOSTON (Reuters) – BlackRock Inc, which wields outsized clout as the world’s largest asset manager, planned on Monday to put new pressure on companies to explain themselves on issues including how climate change could affect their business as well as boardroom diversity. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INbusinessNews/~3/YHWId6FbBSw/blackrock-climate-idINKBN16K0CV

Exclusive – Deutsche Bank replaces U.S. head Woodley with equities manager: sources 
Posted: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:55:09 +0530 
NEW YORK/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Deutsche Bank is replacing its U.S. chief Bill Woodley with the global head of its stock-trading business, Thomas Patrick, people close to the matter said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INbusinessNews/~3/C6waspXdYqw/deutsche-bank-moves-idINKBN16L13U

BOJ expected to pull back from stimulus, maybe as early as this year – Reuters poll
Posted:Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:32:58 +0530
TOKYO (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan’s next move will be to start phasing out its ultra-easy monetary policy, according to a majority of economists polled by Reuters in a dramatic turnaround of expectations from just two months ago. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INbusinessNews/~3/0k-S54ln4KA/japan-economy-poll-boj-idINKBN16L0GE

SoftBank’s Son to meet Saudi King Salman on Tuesday in Tokyo: source
Posted:Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:16:57 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp Chairman Masayoshi Son will meet Saudi King Salman on Tuesday in Tokyo, a person briefed on the matter said, as the kingdom and the Japanese tech and investment firm proceed with plans to create a $100 billion technology-investment fund. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/ssYkH0j84NI/us-saudi-japan-softbank-group-idUSKBN16L05R

Gaza tailor makes prayer caps for Jewish worshippers
Posted:Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:31:26 -0400
GAZA (Reuters) – It’s not easy doing business from Gaza but tailor Mohammad Abu Shanab has found a demand he can supply — his sewing factory is churning out religious skull caps, for devout Jewish… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/lifestyle/~3/E7w5G5v5cdM/us-israel-palestinians-skullcaps-idUSKBN16K15Y

Never-before-seen photo album of Adolf Hitler up for auction
Posted:Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:21:37 -0400
KENT, England (Reuters) – An album containing never-before-seen candid photos of German Nazi party leader Adolf Hitler and party members will be auctioned on Wednesday, according to the auction house. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/lifestyle/~3/muqQYrr2Y3w/us-auction-hitler-photos-idUSKBN16K2MG

Vienna again ranked world’s nicest city, and Baghdad worst
Posted:Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:07:00 -0400
VIENNA (Reuters) – Vienna, Austria’s grand capital on the Danube river, has topped consulting firm Mercer’s list of cities offering the highest quality of life for the eighth year in a row, while… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/lifestyle/~3/oVbjJBj2Pls/us-global-cities-idUSKBN16L00C

Trump Middle East envoy meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem
Posted:Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:56:21 -0400
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Monday, Netanyahu’s office said, as the new administration tries to restart peace talks with the Palestinians. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/E1jnkE4DPqY/us-israel-usa-envoy-idUSKBN16K2U2

Justice Department seeks more time on Trump wiretap evidence
Posted:Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:04:45 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice said on Monday it had asked for more time to respond to a request from lawmakers for evidence about President Donald Trump’s allegation that then-President Barack Obama wiretapped him during the 2016 election campaign. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/e_hyOEFuWB8/us-usa-trump-wiretap-idUSKBN16K2RJ