Canada says defense firms can now sell small arms to Ukraine
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada said on Wednesday that defense contractors would be allowed to sell weapons such as automatic firearms and electric stun guns to Ukraine, a move the government in Kiev has long pressed for.
UPDATE 2-WTO meeting ends in stalemate after U.S. rebukes, member vetoes
BUENOS AIRES, Dec 13 (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization's biennial meeting ended in stalemate on Wednesday after U.S. criticism and member country vetoes, raising questions about the body's ability to govern increasingly disputed global trade.
COLUMN-Breaking the law clerks’ code of silence: the sexual misconduct claims against Judge Kozinski - Frankel
NEW YORK, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Clerking for a federal judge can be a career-defining job for the elite law school graduates who win the intense competition for these posts. Clerkships put newly minted lawyers at the heart of judicial decisionmaking, allowing them to understand and even influence how the law is interpreted.
U.S. Republicans craft tax deal, final votes seen next week
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans reached a deal on final tax legislation on Wednesday, clearing the way for final votes next week on a package that would slash the U.S. corporate tax rate to 21 percent and cut taxes for wealthy Americans.
UPDATE 1-Despite Tillerson overture, White House says not right time for N.Korea talks
WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - No negotiations can be held with North Korea until it improves its behavior, a White House official said on Wednesday, raising questions about U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's offer to begin talks with Pyongyang any time and without pre-conditions.
Trump 'dossier' firm: Republicans leaked bank records in retaliation
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A firm that commissioned a "dossier" detailing links between then-presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign and Russia said in a court filing that Republicans leaked the company's banking data to the media for partisan political purposes.
Mexico sees possible EU trade deal as NAFTA talks drag on
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Mexico and the European Union could reach a framework for a trade deal by the end of the year, though differences remain over agricultural market access, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Wednesday.
Two Trump judicial nominations rebuffed by Senate
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees will not be confirmed by the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate following criticism over controversial statements they made, a White House official said.
Turkish police summon FBI official: Anadolu
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police summoned a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) official on Wednesday over statements made in a U.S. court by a former Turkish police investigator who fled the country last year, the state-run Anadolu Agency said.
Some WTO members to push for e-commerce rules as broader deal fails
BUENOS AIRES, Dec 13 (Reuters) - A group of 70 World Trade Organization countries pledged on Wednesday to work toward new electronic commerce trade rules that promote open and predictable regulations, joining the initiative as a broader WTO agreement failed.
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