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Hundreds of thousands protest at French labor reforms

PARIS (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of workers and high-school students joined protest marches across France on Wednesday to challenge plans to loosen the country’s protective labor laws that unions say favor businesses. Reuters: Most Read Articles

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Virginia trooper dies after being shot by gunman at bus station

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) – A Virginia state trooper who was engaged in a training exercise at a Richmond bus station died on Thursday after a man pulled out a gun and opened fire before being fatally shot by two police officers, police said. Reuters: Most Read Articles

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U.S. says it will not recognize South China Sea exclusion zone

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has told China it will not recognize an exclusion zone in the South China Sea and would view such a move as “destabilizing,” U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work said on Wednesday. Reuters: Most Read Articles

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Kremlin denies report of Russia-U.S. deal on Assad’s future

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Thursday that a report by the al-Hayat newspaper on an agreement between Russia and the United States on the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was not true. Reuters: Most Read Articles

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GE Capital asks U.S. government to lift ‘too big to fail’ designation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lender GE Capital asked the U.S. government on Thursday to stop designating it as “too big to fail,” saying it had shrunk to the point where it would not pose a major threat to the nation’s financial stability if it experiences distress. Reuters: Most Read Articles

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Trump sounds off on abortion; criticism comes from all sides

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Wednesday that women who end pregnancies should face punishment if the United States bans abortion, triggering a torrent of criticism from both sides of the abortion debate, including from his White House rivals. Reuters: Most Read Articles

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India overpass collapse kills 14; scores feared trapped

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) – An overpass under construction in the bustling Indian city of Kolkata collapsed on Thursday on to vehicles and street vendors below, killing at least 14 people with more than 100 people feared trapped. Reuters: Most Read Articles

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Trump meets with Republican leadership; party unity discussed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump made a surprise closed-door visit to the Republican National Committee on Thursday after a tumultuous two days on the campaign trail that included a reversal of his pledge to support the party’s nominee. Reuters: Most Read Articles

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The property manager and Putin’s friends

LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – A little-known Russian businessman from St Petersburg has provided properties to multiple women who share one common theme: President Vladimir Putin. Reuters: Most Read Articles

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Where’s the lane? Self-driving cars confused by shabby U.S. roadways

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Volvo’s North American CEO, Lex Kerssemakers, lost his cool as the automaker’s semi-autonomous prototype sporadically refused to drive itself during a press event at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Reuters: Most Read Articles