U.S.-China trade talks continue, in-person meeting may be planned: Mnuchin
CHANTILLY, France/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and Chinese officials will speak on Thursday, potentially paving the way for in-person trade talks to resume, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday, as the world's two largest economies seek to end a year-long trade war.
Mexico president calls 'El Chapo' sentence inhumane, vows better society
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday called the jail conditions of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman inhumane, while vowing to bring down violence stemming from drug violence by create a society less obsessed with material wealth.
Trump says U.S. ship destroyed Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said the USS Boxer destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday after the aircraft threatened the ship by flying to within 1,000 yards of it.
Wall Street rises as Fed's Williams bolsters rate-cut hopes
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes rose on Thursday after a sluggish start as comments from New York Fed President John Williams further cemented expectations for interest rate cuts from the U.S. central bank.
U.S. demands Iran free seized ship, vows to protect Gulf oil lifeline
DUBAI (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday demanded Iran immediately release a vessel it seized in the Gulf and a U.S. military commander in the region said the United States would work "aggressively" to ensure free passage of vessels through the vital waterway.
Women doctors skip conferences because of family responsibilities
(Reuters Health) - Female cancer experts are more likely than their male colleagues to skip scientific meetings that could offer networking opportunities and a chance to catch up with the latest developments in their field, a new study finds.
U.S. generation of renewable fuel credits fall modestly in June - EPA
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States generated slightly fewer renewable fuel blending credits in June from the prior month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Thursday.
U.S. Justice Department may sue to block Sprint, T-Mobile merger: source
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has told T-Mobile US Inc
and Sprint Corp to wrap up a deal by the end of next week to sell assets that are to be divested as a condition of their proposed merger or face a lawsuit aimed at stopping the transaction, a source familiar with the deal said on Thursday.
UPDATE 3-Trump equivocates on whether U.S. gov't is mulling Turkey sanctions
WASHINGTON, July 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump was unclear on Thursday over whether his administration was looking at imposing sanctions on Turkey following its purchase of Russian air defense systems, sparking confusion at a tense time for relations between the two nations.
Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt and 'Sesame Street' Among 2019 Kennedy Center Honorees
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, "Sesame Street," conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and R&B veterans Earth, Wind and Fire have been selected as the 2019 Kennedy Center Honorees.
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