U.S. Congress negotiators finish drafting border security bill – aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers late on Wednesday completed writing a border security bill that was expected to deny President Donald Trump’s request for $5.7 billion to help build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico...

New York detective killed by ‘friendly fire’ while responding to robbery

(Reuters) - A New York City police detective was shot and killed by “friendly fire” and another officer was shot on Tuesday as they responded to an armed robbery, the city’s police chief said. The...

South Korea pushes back at Trump claims about more money for troop agreement

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s presidential Blue House pushed back on Wednesday against comments by U.S. President Donald Trump that suggested Seoul had agreed to pay $500 million more towards maintaining U.S. troops in...

China January exports, imports seen falling again in blow to global growth

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s trade engine likely remained stuck in reverse in January, with imports and exports expected to fall for the second month in a row, adding to concerns the economy may be...

Exclusive: Walmart, Google-backed Deliv end online grocery partnership

(Reuters) - Walmart Inc and logistics firm Deliv pulled the plug on a key same-day grocery delivery partnership, dealing a setback in the retailer’s race against rival Amazon.com Inc to deliver groceries to customers’...

Delhi hotel fire kills at least 17, spurs safety concerns

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A fire swept through a hotel in New Delhi early on Tuesday, killing 17 people, authorities in the Indian capital said, raising fresh questions about safety standards in poorly regulated...

Party that nominated Thai princess for PM faces ban after king’s rebuke

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The Thai political party that nominated a princess as its candidate for prime minister could be banned from a general election in March after an activist said on Sunday he would...

San Francisco police post reward for serial killer dubbed the ‘Doodler’

(Reuters) - San Francisco police have posted a $100,000 reward for a serial killer known as the “Doodler” as they renew their search for a suspect believed responsible for killing five gay men and...

Acting U.S. Attorney General Whitaker will testify before House panel on Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said on Thursday that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will testify on Friday after he threatened to not show up following the panel’s warning...

China says tests of human immunoglobulin are HIV negative

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities said tests of a batch of human immunoglobulin for intravenous injection, reportedly contaminated with the HIV antibody, showed negative presence of the virus. “Shanghai authorities have run virus tests for...

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