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Uber will aggressively invest in Southeast Asia, won't let SoftBank rule it: CEO

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] chief executive pledged to continue investing aggressively in Southeast Asia even though the U.S. ride hailing firm expects to lose money in the fast growing market due to costly battles with rivals such as Grab. Read More

 

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Trump says arming some teachers would stop shootings 'instantly'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday pushed his call to arm teachers following last week's school massacre in Florida, saying it would be limited to those with military or special training but "would solve the problem instantly." More »

 

Exclusive: As Trump trashes NAFTA, Mexico turns to Brazilian corn

CHICAGO/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican buyers imported ten times more corn from Brazil last year amid concern that NAFTA renegotiations could disrupt their U.S. supplies, according to government data and top grains merchants. More »

 

How General Electric gambled on fossil fuel power, and lost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Last March, executives at General Electric Co's power-plant business gave Wall Street a surprisingly bullish forecast for the year. Despite flat demand for new natural gas power plants, they said, GE Power's revenue and profit would rise. More »

 

Buffett letter may tout optimism as broader market worries ebb

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett may use part of his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders, due on Saturday, to renew his optimism about America, at a time economic growth is on the upswing and U.S. stocks sit near record highs despite rising interest rates. More »

 

Easy fixes to school security prove elusive after Florida shooting

(Reuters) - Two weeks before a gunman fatally shot 17 people at a Florida high school, Bill Lee, the president of the state's school administrators association, warned that Florida's schools were vulnerable to just such an attack. More »

 

Kremlin critic Navalny held, then released ahead of Russian election

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was briefly detained by police on Thursday and accused of organizing illegal protests, weeks ahead of a presidential election in which he has been barred from running. More »

 

U.S. students protest over gun laws, Trump considers arming teachers

WASHINGTON/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Students galvanized by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers on Wednesday with demands to restrict sales of assault rifles, while President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers as a way to stop more U.S. rampages. More »

 

Man lobs grenade at U.S. embassy in Montenegro, then blows himself up

PODGORICA (Reuters) - An unidentified man threw an explosive device, probably a hand grenade, at the U.S. embassy building in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, around midnight before blowing himself up, the government said on Thursday. More »

 

North Korean closing Olympics delegation includes man blamed for deadly sinking

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a high-level delegation to South Korea for the Winter Olympics closing ceremony, officials said on Thursday, including the man blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship that killed 46 sailors. More »

 

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