Month: October 2017

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – China has quietly undertaken more construction and reclamation in the South China Sea, recent satellite images show, and is likely to more powerfully reassert its claims over the waterway soon, regional diplomats and military officers say. With global attention focused on North Korea and Beijing engrossed in its Party Congress, tensions
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BEIJING (Reuters) – A top U.S. business lobby in China said on Tuesday it was concerned U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration was not making sufficient preparation for talks on imbalances in the bilateral economic relationship ahead of his November visit. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a briefing on hurricane Harvey recovery efforts
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ATWATER, Calif. (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) self-driving car unit stopped developing features that required drivers to take control in dangerous situations, its chief executive said Monday, as autopilot reliance left users prone to distractions and ill-prepared to maneuver. FILE PHOTO: A visitor looks at a self-driving car by Google at the Viva Technology event
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SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) – South Korea and China have agreed to work swiftly to get their relations back on track following a year-long standoff over the deployment of a controversial U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea. South Korean President Moon Jae-in presides over the National Security Council at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea,
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Efforts to restore electricity to Puerto Rico nearly six weeks after Hurricane Maria are shifting as the island’s utility and its regulators, along with U.S. authorities, removed a key contractor and moved to triple the funding of another. Workers of Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority (PREPA) repair part of the electrical
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – A year-long audit of the program overseeing U.S. labs that handle lethal pathogens such as Ebola and anthrax found overworked safety inspectors, an absence of independent review and weak biosafety protections that could expose lab workers and the public to harm, a government report will say on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Spores from
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks were mostly sluggish on Tuesday following weakness on Wall Street, while the dollar sagged following news that investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election had charged President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager. FILE PHOTO: People walk past an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan,
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