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Cosby judge bars defense from introducing 2005 deposition - 23 Apr 2018 at 2:39pm - NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Bill Cosby's second trial on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting a onetime friend entered a third week on Monday with the judge rejecting a motion to introduce a 2005 deposition that the comedian's defense believed could have helped his case.

UK's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend memorial service for murdered blac... - 23 Apr 2018 at 2:38pm - LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle attended a memorial service on Monday to mark 25 years since the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence.

Syrian army targets south Damascus insurgent enclave - 23 Apr 2018 at 2:35pm - BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army bombarded a jihadist enclave in south Damascus on Monday, state television and a war monitor said, as President Bashar al-Assad seeks to regain all ground near the capital.

South Korea switches off propaganda broadcasts, Moon upbeat on North Korea nu... - 23 Apr 2018 at 2:34pm - SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea halted the propaganda broadcasts it blares across the border with North Korea on Monday, aiming to set a positive tone ahead of the first summit in a decade between their leaders as the U.S. president cautioned the nuclear crisis was far from resolved.

Tennessee shooting suspect in custody, Nashville police say - 23 Apr 2018 at 2:31pm - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - Nashville police took the suspect in the fatal shooting of four people at a Waffle House restaurant into custody on Monday, ending a massive manhunt, authorities said.

France's Macron visits Trump as Iran nuclear deal hangs in balance - 23 Apr 2018 at 2:30pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Washington on Monday for a state visit likely to be dominated by differences with the United States over trade and the nuclear accord with Iran.

Van hits pedestrians in Toronto, driver in custody: police - 23 Apr 2018 at 2:29pm - TORONTO (Reuters) - A white van struck multiple people at a major intersection in Toronto's northern suburbs on Monday and police have taken the driver into custody, police said on Twitter.

Saudi-led air strikes kill at least 20 at Yemen wedding - 23 Apr 2018 at 2:27pm - DUBAI (Reuters) - Air strikes by a Saudi-led military coalition killed at least 20 people attending a wedding in a village in northwestern Yemen late on Sunday, residents and medical sources said.

It's a boy: 'Very excited' Prince William takes Kate home after birth of prince - 23 Apr 2018 at 2:26pm - LONDON (Reuters) - Kate, wife of Prince William, smiled and waved as she left hospital on Monday after giving birth to a boy who is now fifth in line to the British throne.

High-profile investors bet on stocks tied to millennials: Sohn Conference - 23 Apr 2018 at 2:24pm - NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hedge fund managers at the high-profile 2018 Sohn Investment Conference in New York pitched stock ideas on Monday ranging from online food ordering to homebuilders that should benefit from the growing clout of the millennial generation.

Big secrets, bumper box-office for 'Avengers: Infinity War' - 23 Apr 2018 at 2:24pm - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Avengers: Infinity War" boasts more than 20 superheroes and expects to storm the box office, but even its A-list cast don't know quite what to expect when the film gets its world premiere on Monday night

India's Infosys to renew focus on digital services - 23 Apr 2018 at 2:15pm - MUMBAI (Reuters) - Infosys Ltd, India's second-biggest IT firm, plans to renew its focus on digital services as it looks to boost growth amid shrinking profit margins in its legacy business and rising competition from local and international rivals.

Wall Street little changed as bond yields inch higher - 23 Apr 2018 at 2:14pm - (Reuters) - Wall Street's three major indexes struggled for direction on Monday as Treasury yields inched up to levels that have spooked investors in recent months.

Russia says no decision yet on delivery of S-300 missiles to Syria - 23 Apr 2018 at 2:14pm - MOSCOW/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that Russia had not yet decided whether it would deliver advanced S-300 missile systems to Syria, but would not make a secret of the matter if it took such a decision, the TASS news agency reported.

More Democrats back Pompeo for State Department, confirmation likely - 23 Apr 2018 at 2:11pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two more Democratic senators announced their support on Monday for Republican President Donald Trump's pick as secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, all but assuring the CIA director will be confirmed for the position as soon as this week.

G7 to set up group to study Russian 'malign behaviour' - UK - 23 Apr 2018 at 2:10pm - TORONTO (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations will create a working group to study Russia's "malign behaviour" given concerns about Moscow's actions, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday.

U.S. extends deadline for Rusal sanctions, aluminum prices dive - 23 Apr 2018 at 2:10pm - WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States on Monday gave American customers of Russia's biggest aluminum producer more time to comply with sanctions, and said it would consider lifting them if United Company Rusal Plc's major shareholder, Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska, ceded control of the company.

It's a boy - "Very excited" Prince William takes Kate home after birth of prince - 23 Apr 2018 at 2:02pm - LONDON (Reuters) - Kate, wife of Prince William, smiled and waved as she left hospital on Monday after giving birth to a boy who is now fifth in line to the British throne.

May suffers another defeat in upper house over EU rights - 23 Apr 2018 at 1:57pm - LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's upper house of parliament handed the government its third defeat over Brexit in less than a week on Monday, voting down plans not to retain EU rights in national law before Britain leaves the bloc.

Unarmed soldiers join anti-government protests in Armenia - 23 Apr 2018 at 1:38pm - YEREVAN (Reuters) - A large group of unarmed Armenian soldiers joined anti-government protests in the capital Yerevan on Monday in a development the Armenian military said was illegal and would be harshly punished.

Pier 1 shares slump to eight-year low after analyst warning - 23 Apr 2018 at 1:33pm - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Pier 1 Imports Inc's stock plunged to its lowest level since 2009 on Monday after an analyst recommended investors avoid the shares until the furniture and home decorations retailer reverses falling sales.

Gender bias in peer review of research grants may penalize women - 23 Apr 2018 at 1:30pm - (Reuters Health) - Female researchers may be less successful at winning grant funding than their male counterparts with similar experience and qualifications at least in part because of gender bias among reviewers, a Canadian study suggests.

Apple sensor supplier AMS warns of second-quarter slowdown - 23 Apr 2018 at 1:26pm - ZURICH (Reuters) - Chipmaker AMS reported first-quarter sales toward the lower end of its guidance range on Monday and warned of a downturn owing to weaker orders from one of its main customers.

Egypt's Sinai battle chokes food, medical supplies to thousands: report - 23 Apr 2018 at 1:25pm - CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian military campaign to defeat Islamic State militants in the northern Sinai Peninsula is choking essential food and medical supplies to thousands of residents in the desert region, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

U.S. home sales increase strongly; inventory remains tight - 23 Apr 2018 at 1:15pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home sales increased for a second straight month in March amid a rebound in activity in the Northeast and Midwest regions, but a dearth of houses on the market and higher prices remain headwinds as the spring selling season kicks off.

Indonesian motorcycle taxi drivers protest low online tariffs - 23 Apr 2018 at 1:14pm - JAKARTA (Reuters) - Hundreds of Indonesian motorcycle taxi drivers working for start-ups Grab and Go-Jek called on Monday for an end to low online fares and demanded tighter regulation of ride-hailing companies.

PM May suffers another defeat in Britain's upper house over EU rights - 23 Apr 2018 at 1:14pm - LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's upper house of parliament handed the government its third defeat over Brexit in less than a week on Monday, voting down plans not to retain EU rights in national law before Britain leaves the bloc.

Rolls-Royce could move engine design approval to Germany - 23 Apr 2018 at 1:10pm - LONDON (Reuters) - Rolls-Royce may transfer the design approval process for its large jet engines from Britain to Germany as a "technical measure" to avoid disruption from Brexit, the company said on Monday.

Britain to set up compensation scheme for 'Windrush' migrants - 23 Apr 2018 at 1:06pm - LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will compensate some Caribbean immigrants who have lived legally in Britain for decades and have wrongly been labelled illegal immigrants because of trouble documenting their status, interior minister Amber Rudd said on Monday.

Wells Fargo CEO's pay details spark pushback by some employees - 23 Apr 2018 at 12:54pm - WASHINGTON/BOSTON (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co's disclosure of how its chief executive's pay compares to the rest of its workforce has drawn criticism from some company employees ahead of the scandal-plagued bank's annual shareholder meeting.

Volvo Trucks plans to share electric truck battery tech across brands - 23 Apr 2018 at 12:33pm - TOKYO (Reuters) - Volvo Trucks plans to share battery technology across its brands to tame development and production costs for the crucial but expensive component, as the world's second-largest truck maker ramps up electric offerings, the company told Reuters on Monday.

Britain likely to intervene in Daily Mirror-Express deal - 23 Apr 2018 at 12:32pm - LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said it was likely to intervene in the Daily Mirror publisher's deal to buy the Express tabloids and other titles because of the potential impact on editorial decision making and a need for a range of views in newspapers.

Pressure grows on Trump to keep Iran nuclear deal alive - 23 Apr 2018 at 12:23pm - WASHINGTON/TORONTO (Reuters) - Western allies stepped up pressure on U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday to keep alive an international nuclear deal with Iran, with French President Emmanuel Macron due to urge him in person not to tear up the 2015 agreement.

Newell, Starboard end proxy fight with Icahn's backing - 23 Apr 2018 at 12:03pm - (Reuters) - Consumer products maker Newell Brands Inc and hedge fund Starboard Value LP have agreed to end a months-long proxy fight through a deal brokered by fellow activist investor Carl Icahn that will add three new independent directors to the board.

U.S. anti-Muslim hate crimes rose 15 percent in 2017: advocacy group - 23 Apr 2018 at 12:01pm - BOSTON (Reuters) - Hate crimes targeting U.S. Muslims rose 15 percent in 2017, the second year of increases, according to a study released on Monday by advocacy group the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Hasbro blames Toys 'R' Us for poor first quarter - 23 Apr 2018 at 11:55am - (Reuters) - Hasbro Inc reported worse than expected results for the first quarter on Monday, blaming the bankruptcy of Toys 'R' Us for a slide in revenue but also promising the worst would be over in the first half of 2018.

EU opens competition probe into Apple's bid for music app Shazam - 23 Apr 2018 at 11:54am - BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators opened an investigation on Monday into Apple's bid for British music discovery app Shazam, concerned the deal might give the iPhone maker an unfair advantage in poaching users from its rivals.

Trump says may tie Mexican immigration control to NAFTA - 23 Apr 2018 at 11:48am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump threatened to make Mexican immigration control a condition of a new NAFTA agreement on Monday, saying the southern U.S. neighbor must stop illegal immigrants from getting into the United States.

Angola satellite inoperative, Russia to build another one - 23 Apr 2018 at 11:28am - LUANDA (Reuters) - Russia's space agency said on Monday that Angola's first national telecoms satellite, AngoSat-1, was inoperative and Russia would build another one for launch in 2020.

California risks severe 'whiplash' from drought to flood: scientists - 23 Apr 2018 at 11:07am - OSLO (Reuters) - California will suffer more volatile weather this century with a "whiplash" from drought to rain and mounting risks a repeat of the devastating "Great Flood" of 1862, scientists said on Monday.

Jilted Akorn sues Fresenius over deal termination - 23 Apr 2018 at 10:50am - FRANKFURT (Reuters) - U.S. generic drugmaker Akorn is taking former suitor Fresenius to court after the German healthcare group canceled their $4.75 billion takeover agreement.

Trump delays drug pricing speech, no set date yet - 23 Apr 2018 at 10:16am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has postponed a speech on lowering prescription drug prices previously scheduled for Thursday to a date in the near future, the White House said on Sunday.

Miami police use stun gun on man accused of touching female passenger - 23 Apr 2018 at 10:15am - (Reuters) - A 28-year-old Chicago man was in custody on Monday after police used a stun gun to arrest him aboard an American Airlines plane after he refused to move seats when accused of touching a female passenger without her permission at Miami International Airport.

Woodford-backed biotech Prothena plunges as key drug fails - 23 Apr 2018 at 9:59am - LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in Prothena, a biotech company backed by British investor Neil Woodford, plunged 70 percent on Monday after its main drug for treating a rare disease called AL amyloidosis failed in a crucial clinical trial.

Dubai's Careem hit by cyber attack affecting 14 million users - 23 Apr 2018 at 9:40am - DUBAI (Reuters) - Careem, Uber's main ride-hailing app rival in the Middle East, was hit by a cyber attack that compromised the data of 14 million users, it said on Monday.

Trump's revenge: U.S. oil floods Europe, hurting OPEC and Russia - 23 Apr 2018 at 8:51am - MOSCOW/LONDON (Reuters) - As OPEC's efforts to balance the oil market bear fruit, U.S. producers are reaping the benefits - and flooding Europe with a record amount of crude.

Netflix to raise $1.5 billion in debt - 23 Apr 2018 at 8:37am - (Reuters) - Netflix Inc said on Monday it planned to raise $1.5 billion in debt, the second time the company is tapping the debt market in less than a year to fuel a rapid expansion in original content.

FDA declines to approve Pfizer biosimilar of Roche's cancer drug - 23 Apr 2018 at 8:28am - (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc said on Monday U.S. regulators declined to approve the company's biosimilar of Roche's blockbuster treatment for breast cancer, Herceptin, and sought additional technical information.

U.S. mass shooting survivors pay it forward with two short films - 23 Apr 2018 at 8:03am - , (Reuters) - Tim McGrath emerged from the 2012 movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, physically unscathed, but his heart breaks whenever another person with a gun makes headlines in the United States.

Trump's travel ban faces U.S. Supreme Court showdown - 23 Apr 2018 at 7:57am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first big showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court over President Donald Trump's immigration policies is set for Wednesday when the justices hear a challenge to the lawfulness of his travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries.