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Florida students take on NRA, set eyes on midterm elections

(Reuters) - In the week since 17 of David Hogg's classmates and teachers were gunned down in Florida, he and his fellow high schoolers have launched a movement that reshaped the gun control debate almost overnight and may influence the U.S. midterm elections. Read More

 

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With $116 billion cash, Buffett says Berkshire needs 'huge acquisitions'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett on Saturday lamented his inability to find big companies to buy, and said his goal is to make "one or more huge acquisitions" of non-insurance businesses to bolster results at his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc. More »

 

U.S. imposes more North Korea sanctions, Trump warns of 'phase two'

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it was imposing its largest package of sanctions to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear and missile programs, and President Donald Trump warned of a "phase two" that could be "very, very unfortunate for the world" if the steps did not work. More »

 

Dozens killed or wounded in south Yemen suicide attacks: witnesses

ADEN (Reuters) - Dozens of people were killed or wounded in two suicide car bombings in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on Saturday, witnesses and local medics said. More »

 

More rain, flooding in the forecast for U.S. South, Midwest

(Reuters) - Heavy rain storms will sweep across the U.S. Southern Plains and the Midwest on Saturday and Sunday, potentially causing more flooding that has already forced hundreds to flee their homes and claimed the lives of three people, including a child. More »

 

Rescuers say cannot keep up with air strikes battering Syria's Ghouta

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rescuers in Syria's eastern Ghouta said the bombing would not let up long enough for them to count the bodies, in one of the bloodiest air assaults of the seven-year war. More »

 

Former Trump campaign aide pleads guilty in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former senior official in Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, Rick Gates, pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators, and he is cooperating with a federal probe into Russia's role in the election. More »

 

Geely chairman builds $9 billion stake in Germany's Daimler

BEIJING/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The chairman of Chinese carmaker Geely [GEELY.UL] has built up an almost 10 percent stake in Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler , making a $9 billion bet that he can push through an alliance to access the German company's technology. More »

 

U.S. ready to open Jerusalem embassy in May: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it will open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy and is bound to trouble U.S. allies who have already objected. More »

 

Corporate partners cut cord with NRA as gun control debate rages

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The fallout over last week's shooting rampage at a Florida high school started to take its toll on the National Rifle Association's roster of corporate partners on Friday as a half dozen companies severed marketing ties with the gun advocacy organization. More »

 

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