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Putin to Trump: it's time to talk about our relations | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Vladimir Putin told U.S. President Donald Trump at the start of their summit in Helsinki that it was time to talk about relations between Moscow and Washington.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, July 16, 2018. …

Russia

Britain to unveil model of planned new fighter jet: source

FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - Britain's Defence Minister Gavin Williamson will unveil a model of the country's proposed new fighter jet at the Farnborough Airshow and earmark 2 billion pounds ($2.7 billion) in funding for the project, a source close to the matter said on Monday.<p>The aircraft, …

Aviation

Bank of America profit jumps on lower tax, loan growth | Reuters

(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp (BAC.N) reported a 36.3 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by loan growth across its businesses, lower expenses and a smaller tax bill.<p>FILE PHOTO: A customer uses an ATM at a Bank of America branch in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., October 11, 2017. …

Bank of America

Trump says U.S.-Russia ties have 'never been worse' | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Monday that U.S.-Russian ties have never been worse.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump waves to the media after arriving in Vantaa, Finland, July 15, 2018. Lehtikuva/Heikki Saukkomaa via REUTERS<p>“Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been …

Donald Trump

Trump says getting along with Russia is a 'good thing not a bad thing' | Reuters

HELSINKI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that getting along with Russia would be a “good thing, not a bad thing”, in opening remarks in front of media before his closed-door summit with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russia's …

Russia

Stocks rise as earning expectations beat China growth fears

LONDON (Reuters) - European stock markets inched higher on Monday as expectations for a flurry of bumper corporate earnings and merger speculation outweighed fears about the escalating trade conflict between Beijing and Washington.<p>Data showing China's economy and factory production growth had …

Stock Markets

Planemakers kick off air show with billions of dollars of deals

FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - Airbus and Boeing announced more than $10 billion of combined deals in the opening hours of the Farnborough Airshow on Monday, suggesting demand for new jets remains in rude health despite worries over trade tensions and Brexit.<p>Even before the first displays had …

Aviation

FANG surge leads stock market recovery, putting Netflix in spotlight | Reuters

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The FANGs have gotten their bite back, and they are helping Wall Street erase the wrenching correction that beset it in February.<p>FILE PHOTO: A trader points to a screen that displays FANG+, group of highly-traded technology and tech-enabled companies, on the floor …

Stock Markets

Twelve Tomorrows Kindle Edition

Twelve visions of the future—by turns hilarious, frightening, and relevant—from new and established voices in science fiction.In this book, new and …

Glut of property hits UK housing market in July - Rightmove | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s housing market saw a glut of new property offered for sale this month, keeping a lid on prices at a time when sales typically suffer from a seasonal lull, property website Rightmove said on Monday.<p>A row of houses are seen in London, Britain June 3, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne …

Housing

RT @asymptotia: Saw this split over #ElonMusk coming over a year ago. Page from my short story “Resolution” in the 2018 SF anthology #twelvetomorrows available from @mitpress edited by @wroush (There’s even an e-version now if you want fast access!) https://t.co/MCMjIMQsJN

RT @tsmullaney: Chinese Typewriter spotting! Front window of @192books in NYC (photo via @jimdowns1 - thanks Jim!) cc @mitpress @WEAI_Columbia https://t.co/5SSeQF9OBX

RT @tsmullaney: Grateful & proud to announce: The Chinese Typewriter has just been awarded the Lewis Mumford Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Technics, by @MediaEcology cc @mitpress @WEAI_Columbia https://t.co/VA1TJYKmUM

Trump blames 'U.S. foolishness and stupidity' for poor Russia ties ahead of Putin summit

HELSINKI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blamed "U.S. foolishness and stupidity" for bad relations between Washington and Moscow, hours before he was to sit down to a one-on-one meeting with President Vladimir Putin.<p>The Russian foreign ministry "liked" Trump's comments on Twitter, in which …

Russia

Scientists peer into heart of hurricanes to improve intensity forecast

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Despite advances in predicting where hurricanes are heading, forecasters are still struggling to determine a crucial factor in deciding emergency measures and evacuations: their intensity.<p>With a better way to predict a storm's power, or intensity, people on the ground will …

Rainfall

Thailand gave diplomatic immunity to Australian medical team in cave rescue

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand gave diplomatic immunity to three Australians who helped a boys' soccer team escape from a flooded cave, in case "something went wrong", its foreign minister said on Monday.<p>The 12 boys of the "Wild Boars" soccer team and their coach are recovering from their ordeal and …

gave

BlackRock quarterly profit rises 25.6 percent

(Reuters) - BlackRock Inc (BLK.N), the world's biggest asset manager, reported a 25.6 percent jump in quarterly profit on Monday, helped by higher investment advisory fees.<p>Net income attributable to the company rose to $1.07 billion in the second quarter ended June 30, from $854 million a year …

Markets

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GE Aviation CEO says changes at GE no constraint for his business

FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - The overhaul at U.S. industrial giant General Electric Co (GE.N) is not a constraint for its aviation arm, "in fact I feel it's the very opposite," the head of GE Aviation said on Monday.<p>Following a year-long strategic review, GE said last month it would spin off …

Aviation

There will be no second Brexit referendum, says PM May's spokesman | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - There will be no second referendum on Brexit, a spokesman for Britain’s Theresa May said on Monday, repeating the prime minister’s belief that her plan for leaving the European Union was the only way to get a deal that meets the government’s aims.<p>FILE PHOTO: Anti-Brexit …

Great Britain

Israeli rockets strike military position near Aleppo: Syrian state media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian state media said on Sunday that Israeli rockets had struck a Syrian military position near Nairab airport on the outskirts of the city of Aleppo.<p>"The Zionist enemy...targets one of our military sites north of Nairab airport," the Syrian state news agency SANA said, quoting …

Middle East

VERBATIM: Trump's statements on Putin

Transcript<p>00:00:00<p>MUSIC]<p>00:00:06<p>I think I get along very well with Vladimir Putin, I just think so. He came out of nowhere two days ago and he said, …

Russia

Former UK minister calls for second vote on Brexit to end stalemate | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - A former senior British minister called on Monday for a second referendum to solve a parliamentary stalemate on Brexit, saying Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposals for new ties with the European Union were a fudge that satisfied no one.<p>FILE PHOTO: Britain's Education Secretary …

European Union

Judge to hear how U.S. plans to reunite immigrant families

(Reuters) - Lawyers for the U.S. government will return to a San Diego courtroom on Monday to update a judge about Trump administration plans for meeting a July 26 deadline to reunite as many as 2,500 immigrant children with their parents after separating them at the U.S.-Mexican border.<p>The hearing …

Immigration

Putin lands in Helsinki later than expected for summit with Trump | Reuters

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plane landed in the Finnish capital Helsinki on Monday about a half hour behind schedule for his summit meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.<p>Reporting by Peter Graff

Vladimir Putin

Power to the drones: utilities place bets on robots

MILAN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Flying robots that can travel dozens of kilometers without stopping could be the next big thing for power companies.<p>Utilities in Europe are looking to long-distance drones to scour thousands of miles of grids for damage and leaks in an attempt to avoid network failures …

Unmanned Aircraft

Britain backs Scottish spaceport plan with $40 million in grants

FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - Britain wants to build its first spaceport for launching satellites in Scotland, with the government kick-starting the project by handing almost 30 million pounds ($40 million) in grants to companies including Lockheed Martin (LMT.N).<p>UK Business Minister Greg Clark …

UK Economy

Comments by former clerks may backfire on Trump's high court pick

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When it became clear that President Donald Trump was seriously considering nominating Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, the conservative judge's former law clerks swung into action as among his most energetic public cheerleaders.<p>But in making the case for him in the …

U.S. Supreme Court

Factbox: Handful of U.S. senators hold keys to Kavanaugh Supreme Court bid | Reuters

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court is now in the hands of the Senate, where the opposing forces are clear, except for a few senators who sometimes cross party boundaries, depending on the issues.<p>FILE PHOTO: Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) …

Doug Jones

Republicans target elections with more deficit-boosting tax cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As November's U.S. elections approach, Republicans in the House of Representatives and the Trump administration are planning another deficit-financed tax-cut plan, but one widely seen as a vote-getting exercise with little chance of becoming law.<p>The plan, coming on the heels …

Republicans