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China approves sale of $18 billion Toshiba chip unit to Bain-led consortium: NHK

May 17, 2018 - 6:27am
TOKYO (Reuters) - China regulatory authorities have approved the $18 billion sale of Toshiba Corp's chip unit to a consortium led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported on Thursday, without citing sources.
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In Silicon Valley, Chinese 'accelerators' aim to bring startups home

May 17, 2018 - 4:01am
NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Beijing's unslakeable thirst for the latest technology has spurred a proliferation of "accelerators" in Silicon Valley that aim to identify promising startups and bring them to China.
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Exclusive: RBS lawyers ask ex-staffer to destroy documents, DOJ informed

May 17, 2018 - 3:12am
LONDON (Reuters) - Lawyers for Royal Bank of Scotland asked an ex-employee to destroy confidential documents, according to a letter seen by Reuters, in a move which the former staffer's lawyer said put him at risk of legal action by the U.S. government.
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Exclusive: Intel's Mobileye gets self-driving tech deal for 8 million cars

May 17, 2018 - 2:13am
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Mobileye, Intel Corp's Israel-based autonomous driving unit, has signed a contract to supply eight million cars at a European automaker with its self-driving technologies, a company official told Reuters.
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Benghazi's displaced: a litmus test for Libya

May 17, 2018 - 1:18am
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - With two brothers in jail, the family house gone and her papers lost in the battle for Benghazi, Fatma is finding it hard to restart her life at the other end of Libya but impossible to imagine going back.
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South Korea to play 'mediator' to resolve North Korea-U.S. summit doubts: official

May 16, 2018 - 11:26pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is seeking to mediate to bridge the gap between the United States and North Korea as they appear to have "some kind of difference in stances" ahead of a planned summit, an official at South Korea's presidential Blue House said on Thursday.
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Malaysian police search five places linked to ousted PM Najib

May 16, 2018 - 10:31pm
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police conducted searches through the night and into the Thursday morning at five places linked to ousted Prime Minister Najib Razak, including the family home where he stays, a senior police officer said.
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'Ballistic blocks' shoot from Hawaii volcano, may mark start of violent eruptions

May 16, 2018 - 9:17pm
VOLCANO, Hawaii (Reuters) - "Ballistic blocks" the size of microwave ovens shot from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Wednesday in what may be the start of explosive eruptions that could spew huge ash plumes and hurl smaller rocks for miles (km), the U.S. Geological Survey said.
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Senate panel reveals details from Trump Tower meeting probe

May 16, 2018 - 6:58pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An intermediary of a Russian oligarch and associates of then-U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump coordinated responses to revelations of a meeting in which Trump's eldest son expected to get "dirt" on Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, documents released by a U.S. Senate panel showed on Wednesday.
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Ex-Trump aide Bannon promoted 'culture war': Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

May 16, 2018 - 6:58pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former aide Steve Bannon sought to use personal information collected online to promote "a culture war," a whistleblower on now-defunct political data firm Cambridge Analytica told U.S. senators on Wednesday.
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Trump reimbursed attorney who paid porn star Stormy Daniels: disclosure

May 16, 2018 - 6:46pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time in an ethics disclosure released on Wednesday that he repaid more than $100,000 to former personal attorney Michael Cohen, renewing questions about Trump's ties to porn star Stormy Daniels.
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'Ballistic blocks' shot from Hawaii volcano could mark onset of explosive eruptions

May 16, 2018 - 5:53pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - "Ballistic blocks" the size of microwave ovens shot from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Wednesday in what may be the start of explosive eruptions that could spew huge ash plumes and hurl smaller rocks for miles (km), the U.S. Geological Survey said.
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House Speaker Ryan seeks to head off Republican revolt on immigration

May 16, 2018 - 4:51pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan sought to head off revolts on Wednesday from the right and center of his Republican Party as lawmakers battled over legislation that would protect young illegal immigrants from deportation.
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U.S. pushing for NAFTA deal as Thursday deadline approaches

May 16, 2018 - 4:48pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is still pushing for a deal to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the White House said on Wednesday, while a top Mexican official held out the possibility of an agreement in the coming weeks.
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Senate approves bill in bid to retain U.S. net neutrality

May 16, 2018 - 4:08pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted 52 to 47 on Wednesday to reverse the Federal Communications Commission decision in December to repeal landmark 2015 net neutrality rules, but it still faces an uphill battle.
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Trump repaid attorney who paid off Stormy Daniels: ethics disclosure

May 16, 2018 - 3:54pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time in an ethics disclosure released on Wednesday that he repaid more than $100,001 to former personal attorney Michael Cohen, shedding new light on a scandal involving Trump and porn star Stormy Daniels.
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Mueller issues grand jury subpoenas to Trump adviser's social media consultant

May 16, 2018 - 2:51pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller has issued two subpoenas to a social media expert who worked for longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone during the 2016 presidential election campaign.
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Michigan State to pay $500 million to Nassar sex abuse victims

May 16, 2018 - 2:28pm
(Reuters) - Hundreds of women sexually abused by disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar have tentatively agreed to a $500 million settlement with Michigan State University, Nassar's former employer, attorneys for both sides said on Wednesday.
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Trump repaid attorney Cohen for 'third party' expense: disclosure

May 16, 2018 - 2:18pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time that he repaid his attorney Michael Cohen for a payment of at least$100,001 made to a "third party" in 2016, according to ethics disclosures signed by the president that were released by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics on Wednesday.
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Lachlan Murdoch to replace brother James as Fox CEO after Disney deal

May 16, 2018 - 1:50pm
(Reuters) - Twenty First Century Fox's Chief Executive Officer James Murdoch will leave the company and be succeeded by brother Lachlan once the company sells off its TV and film assets to Walt Disney Co .
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