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U.S. says to send more troops to the Middle East, cites Iran threats

U.S. says to send more troops to the Middle East, cites Iran threats

Published 18/06/2019

WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what [more…]

China’s home prices growth fastest in five months, raises policy…

China’s home prices growth fastest in five months, raises policy…

Published 18/06/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - New home prices in China rose at their fastest pace in five months in May, complicating government efforts to keep frothy housing [more…]

Justice Thomas urges U.S. Supreme Court to feel free to reverse…

Justice Thomas urges U.S. Supreme Court to feel free to reverse…

Published 18/06/2019

(Reuters) - Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to feel less bound to upholding precedent, advancing a view that if adopted [more…]

Prehistoric settlement in Turkey bears telltale signs of modern woes

Prehistoric settlement in Turkey bears telltale signs of modern woes

Published 18/06/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Overcrowding. Violence. Infectious diseases. Environmental degradation. It may sound like the worst of modern mega-cities. But people encountered these very same problems [more…]

Bah humbug! Trump’s plan for more China tariffs to hit festive…

Bah humbug! Trump’s plan for more China tariffs to hit festive…

Published 17/06/2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - This year’s holiday season could be tighter for many Americans if the U.S. government imposes tariffs on another $300 billion worth [more…]

U.S. chipmakers quietly lobby to ease Huawei ban

U.S. chipmakers quietly lobby to ease Huawei ban

Published 17/06/2019

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Huawei’s American chip suppliers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the U.S. government to ease its ban on sales to [more…]

U.S. firms say China tariffs will raise costs, see few sourcing…

U.S. firms say China tariffs will raise costs, see few sourcing…

Published 17/06/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A wide range of U.S. companies told a hearing in Washington on Monday that they have few alternatives other than China for [more…]

U.S. fashion icon, socialite Gloria Vanderbilt dead at 95

U.S. fashion icon, socialite Gloria Vanderbilt dead at 95

Published 17/06/2019

(Reuters) - Gloria Vanderbilt, the “poor little rich girl” who lived a life at the highest levels of fashion, society and wealth as an heir [more…]

CNN’s Anderson Cooper remembers mom Gloria Vanderbilt as visitor…

CNN’s Anderson Cooper remembers mom Gloria Vanderbilt as visitor…

Published 17/06/2019

(Reuters) - CNN anchor Anderson Cooper remembered his mother, designer and society grand dame Gloria Vanderbilt, as a woman who endured a string of heartbreaks [more…]

Bill Cosby’s post as ‘America’s Dad’ on Father’s Day sparks anger…

Bill Cosby’s post as ‘America’s Dad’ on Father’s Day sparks anger…

Published 17/06/2019

(Reuters) - Convicted sex offender Bill Cosby’s Instagram post identifying himself as “America’s Dad” in a Father’s Day message touched off online reaction from admiration [more…]