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Exclusive: Pope criticizes Trump administration policy on migrant family separation

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world's immigration problems. Read More


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EU to impose duties on U.S. imports Friday after Trump tariffs

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will begin charging import duties of 25 percent on a range of U.S. products on Friday, in response to U.S tariffs imposed on EU steel and aluminum early this month, the European Commission said on Wednesday. More »


Walt Disney raises bid for Fox assets to $71.3 billion, adds cash

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co raised its bid for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc assets to $71.3 billion on Wednesday, sweetening its offer with cash as it looks to scuttle Comcast Corp's $65 billion offer last week. More »


Exclusive: Pope urges press freedom, cites case of jailed Reuters reporters

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has appealed for greater press freedom around the world, citing the case of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar on accusations of possessing secret documents. More »


Judge denies Stormy Daniels request to restart case against Trump, Cohen

(Reuters) - A federal judge in Los Angeles has rejected a request by the adult film actress Stormy Daniels to restart her lawsuit there against U.S. President Donald Trump and his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen. More »


U.S. withdrawal leaves vacuum at U.N. rights forum

GENEVA (Reuters) - China, Britain and the European Union lamented on Wednesday Washington's decision to withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council as Western countries began looking for a substitute for the coveted seat. More »


Dow-ned but not out: Expulsion no body blow for GE shareholders

(Reuters) - General Electric Co's expulsion from the elite Dow Jones Industrial Average may be a bitter pill to swallow for shareholders, but it could be little more than a publicity blow for investors in the 126-year-old struggling U.S. conglomerate. More »


Chinese media denounces Trump trade moves as Beijing touts sincerity

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Trump administration has "blood lust" when it comes to pushing its trade agenda against China and wants to "suck the lifeblood" from China's economy, a state-run newspaper said on Wednesday, stepping up the angry rhetoric over their dispute. More »


Iran signals compromise for modest rise in OPEC oil output

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran signaled on Wednesday it could compromise on a small increase in OPEC oil output when the group meets this week, as Saudi Arabia scrambled to convince fellow members on the need for a larger rise in production. More »


After surrendering CSeries, Bombardier pushes regional plane revival

MONTREAL (Reuters) - As Bombardier surrenders hopes of securing a top spot in commercial aviation with the sale of its money-losing CSeries jet program to Airbus , the Canadian company is now drawing up plans to breathe new life into its older regional planes. More »


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