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Ex-FBI No. 2 alerted then-FBI chief Comey of plans to talk to press: lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sent emails to then-Director James Comey alerting him he planned to push back against negative news coverage related to his oversight of probes into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a lawyer for McCabe said on Friday.

Stocks dip on oil, tech weakness; oil slips after Trump remarks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World stocks dipped on Friday amid weakness in the energy sector and as worries about a global slowdown in smartphone demand dented the technology sector, while oil prices fell after U.S. President Donald Trump said prices were artificially high.

Democratic Party sues Russia, Trump campaign for allegedly disrupting 2016 election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic Party sued Russia, President Donald Trump's campaign and WikiLeaks on Friday, charging that they conspired to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a court filing showed.

No time for golf as Merkel braces for tough talks with Trump

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces difficult talks next Friday with U.S. President Donald Trump at a time when Washington and Berlin are at odds over a range of issues from trade to Iran, her transatlantic coordinator said on Friday.

Myanmar police 'set up' Reuters reporters in sting: police witness

YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar police chief ordered officers to "trap" a Reuters reporter arrested in December, telling them to meet the journalist at a restaurant and give him "secret documents", prosecution witness Police Captain Moe Yan Naing told a court on Friday.

Soros foundation attacks 'stifling' Orban law as Hungary exit looms

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The foundation of Budapest-born financier George Soros accused Hungary's right-wing leadership on Friday of trying to stifle non-government groups, but said it would decide whether to leave the country only after parliament passes a "Stop Soros" law.

Wells Fargo agrees to pay $1 billion to settle customer abuses

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co has agreed to pay $1 billion to settle with U.S. regulators who said it abused customers in its auto and mortgage businesses, the bank and regulators said on Friday.

Stocks dip on tech worries, oil slides after Trump tweet

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks dipped on Friday as worries about a global slowdown in smartphone demand dented the technology sector while oil prices fell after U.S. President Donald Trump said prices were artificially high.

Facebook's damage limitation drive hits trouble in Germany

BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Facebook's attempt to limit fallout from a massive data breach hit trouble in Germany on Friday as a privacy watchdog opened a case against the social network and politicians accused its bosses of evasion.

Person to person: North and South Korea get neighbourly with direct hot line

SEOUL (Reuters) - Diplomatic foes North and South Korea installed a direct phone line between their leaders on Friday as they prepare for the first summit since 2007 - and the connection was great, the South's presidential office said.

America's nuclear headache: old plutonium with nowhere to go

AMARILLO, Texas (Reuters) - In a sprawling plant near Amarillo, Texas, rows of workers perform by hand one of the most dangerous jobs in American industry. Contract workers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pantex facility gingerly remove the plutonium cores from retired nuclear warheads.

Soros body mulls future in Hungary as Orban vows migration fight

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The foundation of Budapest-born financier George Soros said on Friday it was considering its future in Hungary after enduring repeated attacks from Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who offered the liberal body an unfond farewell.

Person to person: North and South Korea get neighborly with direct hot line

SEOUL (Reuters) - Diplomatic foes North and South Korea installed a direct phone line between their leaders on Friday as they prepare for the first summit since 2007 - and the connection was great, the South's presidential office said.

China's ZTE slams U.S. ban, says company's survival at risk

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's ZTE Corp said on Friday that a U.S. ban on the sale of parts and software to the company was unfair and threatens its survival, and vowed to safeguard its interests through all legal means.

Facebook to roll out political ad feature in time for German state vote

BERLIN (Reuters) - Facebook said on Friday it would roll out a new feature designed to make political advertising more transparent in time for a key German regional election, as it seeks to restore trust after a massive data breach.

Students to walkout across the United States in call for gun reforms

LITTLETON, Colo. (Reuters) - Thousands of students across the United States will mark the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School by walking out of classes on Friday, in a show of unity intended to put pressure on politicians to enact tighter gun restrictions.

Some 50 members of migrant caravan reach Mexico, U.S. border

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of 50 Central American migrants who set out from southern Mexico in late March have reached the U.S. border, having endured the long journey despite threats by President Donald Trump to secure the border with National Guard personnel.

Global stocks set for second week of gains, commodities ease

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks dipped on Friday but were set for a second week of gains after a strong start to the global corporate earnings season, while a rally in commodity prices fizzled out.

Stocks set for second week of gains, commodities ease

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks dipped on Friday but were set for a second week of gains after a strong start to the global corporate earnings season, while a rally in commodity prices fizzled out.

Myanmar policeman describes 'trap' to arrest Reuters reporter

YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar police chief ordered officers to "trap" a Reuters reporter arrested in December, telling them to meet the journalist at a restaurant and give him "secret documents", prosecution witness Police Captain Moe Yan Naing told a court on Friday.

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