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U.S. House Democrats subpoena more Trump ex-aides, including Hicks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House committee chairman on Tuesday subpoenaed two more former White House aides, including Hope Hicks, just hours after former White House Counsel Donald McGahn was a no-show for testimony before the panel at President Donald Trump's request. Read More


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China ready for further U.S. trade talks, ambassador says

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing is ready to resume trade talks with Washington, China's ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai said, as a top U.S. business lobby in China said nearly half its members are seeing non-tariff barrier retaliation in China due to the trade war. More »


Japan woos Trump with pomp and circumstance, looks to avoid trade battle

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will treat U.S. President Donald Trump to an imperial banquet, front row seats at a sumo tournament and a trip to the country's biggest warship on a state visit as Tokyo seeks to avoid a bust-up over trade. More »


Exclusive: Walmart to make first direct pitch to big corporate ad buyers at New York event

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Walmart Inc will meet large consumer goods companies and advertising firms for the first time in New York next week to pitch its advertising business, as the world's largest retailer aims to rev up its website and stores as a platform for other companies to reach customers. More »


Ocasio-Cortez says it is time to open impeachment inquiry against Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez said on Tuesday it is time for Democratic leaders to allow an impeachment process to start against President Donald Trump, saying the administration's obstruction of lawmakers' oversight efforts gives them no choice. More »


After Huawei, U.S. could blacklist Chinese surveillance tech firm: media

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The U.S. administration is considering Huawei-like sanctions on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision, media reports show, deepening worries that trade friction between the world's top two economies could be further inflamed. More »


Theresa May's Brexit gambit fails as her premiership fades

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's final Brexit gambit was in tatters on Wednesday just hours after her offer of a vote on a second referendum and closer trading arrangements failed to win over either opposition lawmakers or many in her own party. More »


Special report - Hobbling Huawei: Inside the U.S. war on China's tech giant

CANBERRA (Reuters) - In early 2018, in a complex of low-rise buildings in the Australian capital, a team of government hackers was engaging in a destructive digital war game. More »


In Fed policy review, labor may finally win out over inflation

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - At 2.3 percent, Minneapolis' jobless rate seems impossibly low, even with national unemployment at a 50-year trough. More »


Asia stocks grapple with trade anxiety even as Huawei gets reprieve

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks struggled for traction on Wednesday, as relief over Washington's temporary relaxation of curbs against China's Huawei Technologies failed to offset deeper worries about an intensifying trade war between the world's two largest economies. More »


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