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Understanding Kim: Inside the U.S. effort to profile the secretive North Korean leader
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence experts are trying to build a profile of Kim Jong Un to give President Donald Trump a competitive edge in one of the most consequential summits since the Cold War, but they face a huge challenge – figuring out a secretive North Korean ruler few people know much about.

POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 1:05 AM
Chevron evacuates Venezuela executives following staff arrests
(Reuters) - U.S. oil major Chevron Corp has evacuated executives from Venezuela after two of its workers were imprisoned over a contract dispute with state-owned oil company PDVSA, according to four sources familiar with the matter.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 5:36 PM
Ex-California policeman arrested in 'Golden State' serial killer case
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - An elderly former policeman has been arrested and charged with eight murders attributed to the Golden State Killer, a serial criminal responsible for dozens of rapes and slayings that terrorized parts of California during the 1970s and 1980s, authorities said on Wednesday.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 9:24 PM
Supreme Court appears ready to uphold Trump's travel ban
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority appeared poised to hand President Donald Trump a huge legal victory, signaling on Wednesday it was likely to uphold his contentious travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 10:43 PM
U.S. attorney general tiptoes around Russia probe at hearing
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Questions about President Donald Trump and the investigation into whether his 2016 election campaign colluded with Russia overshadowed a Senate hearing on Wednesday with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been a frequent target of Trump's wrath.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 7:32 PM
Myanmar court to rule if key witness credible in Reuters case
YANGON (Reuters) - A judge in Myanmar will rule next week on whether a police captain was credible when he testified that two Reuters reporters were framed, after prosecutors argued on Wednesday that the officer should be declared an unreliable witness.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 8:14 AM
Trump veterans' nominee weighing options after new allegations
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's physician Ronny Jackson, nominated to head the Veterans Affairs Department, met with White House officials on Wednesday night following a new round of allegations about questionable drug prescriptions and on-the-job drunkenness, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 10:18 PM
Exclusive: U.S. team in refugee camps investigating atrocities against Rohingya
WASHINGTON/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - The U.S. government is conducting an intensive examination of alleged atrocities against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, documenting accusations of murder, rape, beatings and other possible offenses in an investigation that could be used to prosecute Myanmar's military for crimes against humanity, U.S. officials told Reuters.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 2:59 PM
Canada sees progress on NAFTA auto rules; steel tariffs loom
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Wednesday that good progress has been made at the NAFTA trade talks on the key issue of auto rules, though the threat of proposed U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs coming into force next week clouded the mood.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 9:28 PM
Friends or not, France's Macron challenges Trump in Congress speech
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A day after flaunting his friendship with Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron forcefully challenged many of the U.S. president's policies on Wednesday, urging the United States to engage more with the world, step up the fight against climate change and stay in the Iran nuclear pact for now.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 8:10 PM

Business Insurance

Q1 sees eight mergers, acquisitions worth $26.9B in insurance sector
The first quarter of 2018 saw eight announced mergers and acquisitions in the insurance sector worth a total of $26.9 billion, according to a study from PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P., a report from the consultancy said Monday.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 11:01 PM
Cyber resilience key as ‘internet of things’ spreads

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 2:52 PM
US to seek court approval to terminate ‘outdated’ antitrust judgments

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 2:32 PM
Cruise sales rep gets partial win on noncompete case
In a complex case involving the FMLA and a charge of breaching a noncompete covenant, a federal appeals court has partially reversed a grant of summary judgment in litigation filed against a former worker by a cruise sales vendor.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 2:17 PM
Chevron evacuates Venezuela executives following staff arrests
(Reuters) — U.S. oil major Chevron Corp. has evacuated executives from Venezuela after two of its workers were imprisoned over a contract dispute with state-owned oil company PDVSA, four sources said.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 2:00 PM
Croatian police arrest suspect behind cyber attack platform
(Reuters) — Croatian police said on Wednesday they had arrested a 19-year old man they suspect of being behind an illegal internet service for cyber attacks called Webstresser.org.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 1:43 PM
Liberty Mutual introduces two commercial products
Liberty Mutual Holding Co. Inc. said Tuesday it was introducing a broader set of umbrella and contractor’s equipment coverage through two new policy forms.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 1:27 PM
Sompo International exec Kuhn adds CUO duties
Sompo International Holdings Ltd. said Wednesday that John Kuhn, currently the company’s CEO for global insurance, has taken on the additional role of chief underwriting officer for Sompo International’s property/casualty business.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 1:22 PM
Pool Re names ILS adviser and placement agent
Pool Reinsurance Co. Ltd., the U.K. government-backed terrorism reinsurance backstop, has named GC Securities L.L.C. as its insurance-linked securities adviser and placement agent following a competitive request for proposal, Pool Re said in a statement Wednesday.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 1:17 PM
Two of three poultry company violations upheld in partial thumb amputation
An administrative law judge of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission affirmed two items of a serious citation issued to a poultry processor after an employee’s partial thumb amputation, but vacated a third item.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 12:58 PM

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