CORRECTED-UPDATE 5-Ann Coulter cancels speech at Berkeley amid safety dispute
BERKELEY, Calif., April 26 (Reuters) - Conservative commentator Ann Coulter said she had scrapped plans to speak on Thursday at the University of California at Berkeley in defiance of campus officials, who had barred her original engagement this week out of concerns about inciting violent protests.
Pentagon launches probe into Trump's ex-security adviser Flynn -letter
WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) - A Pentagon inspector general is launching its own investigation into whether President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn took payments from foreign entities without approval, according to a letter released by House Democrats on Thursday.
EXCLUSIVE-Taiwan president says phone call with Trump can take place again
TAIPEI, April 27 (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said a direct phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump could take place again and she urged the self-ruled island's political rival China to step up to its global responsibility to keep the peace as a large nation.
North Korea opens door a crack to welcome U.N. disability expert
GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea has agreed to a visit by the U.N. expert on the human rights of people with disabilities, the United Nations said on Thursday, a minor concession after years of criticism of Pyongyang's record from the U.N. Human Rights Council.
Israel FinMin says to ease path for institutions to invest in tech
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said on Thursday he would work to reduce regulations that prevent Israeli institutions investing in technology companies.
Big hedge funds see assets shrink: Billion Dollar Club survey
BOSTON (Reuters) - Assets managed by the largest hedge funds slipped last year, marking the first calendar year decline since the financial crisis, according to a new survey by data and news provider Hedge Fund Intelligence.
U.S. pending home sales fall 0.8 percent in March
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes fell in March as a lack of properties for sale curbed activity, the National Association of Realtors said on Thursday.
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UPDATE 1-Trump says NAFTA deal with Canada, Mexico, is 'very possible'
WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with neighboring Canada and Mexico was "very possible," but he threatened to scrap the pact if the countries failed to reach a "fair deal for all."
Trump U.S. tax plan will not manage to pay for itself with growth -experts
WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's tax-cut plan will generate growth, but not nearly enough to replace trillions of dollars in lost revenues, while rising deficits could even take back some of the economic gains, fiscal experts said on Wednesday.
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