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Twitter shutters accounts of U.S. white supremacy website

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Wednesday suspended accounts linked to the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer, keeping up pressure from Silicon Valley on white supremacists after weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Cisco‘s revenue falls for seventh straight quarter

(Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc‘s revenue fell for the seventh straight quarter as declines in its switches and routers businesses outpaced gains at its newer software-focused divisions, such as security.

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Trump‘s business councils are disbanded after CEOs quit in protest

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump announced the disbanding of two high-profile business advisory councils on Wednesday after corporate CEOs quit in protest over his remarks blaming violence in the Virginia city of Charlottesville not only on white nationalists but also on the protesters who opposed them.

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Fed‘s Mester says U.S. rate hikes should continue despite weak inflation

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Loretta Mester said the recent weakness in U.S. inflation has not convinced her the Fed should delay plans for further interest rate hikes in an economy she feels remains on track for steady growth and rising wages.

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Trump‘s stance on Virginia violence shocks America‘s allies

BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) - America‘s closest allies condemned U.S. President Donald Trump in unusually strong and personal terms on Wednesday after he put part of the blame for violent clashes in the state of Virginia on those marching against gun-brandishing neo-Nazis.

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Trump praises North Korea‘s Kim for ‘wise‘ decision on Guam

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a "wise" decision not to fire missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, which has eased escalating tension between the two countries.

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Fed policymakers grow more worried about weak inflation: minutes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve policymakers appeared increasingly wary about recent weak inflation and some called for a halt to further interest rate hikes until it was clear the trend was transitory, according to the minutes of the central bank‘s last policy meeting.

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Venezuela mulls ‘law against intolerance,‘ aimed at dissenters

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans who express "hate or intolerance" will be jailed for up to 25 years under a bill pending in the country‘s newly-formed constituent assembly, a measure the opposition fears will be used by the government to further crack down on dissent.

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Trump disbands business councils after CEOs exit in protest

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump disbanded two high-profile business advisory councils on Wednesday after corporate CEOs quit in protest at his remarks blaming violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, not only on white nationalists but also on the protesters who opposed them.

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Trump says ending two CEO advisory panels: tweet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump dismantled two CEO advisory panels on Wednesday as a growing number of chief executives announced their resignations following his response to a weekend of violence in Virginia that stoked racial tensions nationwide.

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Trump praises N.Korea‘s Kim for ‘wise‘ decision on Guam

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a "wise" decision not to fire missiles towards the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, which has eased escalating tension between the two countries.

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Trump‘s Strategic and Policy Forum to disband: source

(Reuters) - Members of U.S. President Donald Trump‘s Strategic and Policy Forum have decided to disband the group, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

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U.S. takes tough lines as NAFTA negotiations begin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday laid down a tough line for modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement, demanding major changes to the pact that would reduce U.S. trade deficits with Mexico and Canada and increase U.S. content for autos.

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Virginia rally victim‘s message ‘magnified,‘ mother tells memorial

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - With tears and defiant tributes, hundreds of purple-clad people packed an historic Charlottesville theater to remember the 32-year-old woman killed when a suspected white nationalist crashed his car into anti-racist demonstrators.

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Pope, in book foreword, vows crackdown on sexual abusers and protectors

BERLIN (Reuters) - Pope Francis - in comments in the foreword of a new book - has branded sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests a "monstrosity" and pledged action against perpetrators and bishops who protected them.

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Backlash against Trump intensifies after his comments on Virginia violence

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several leading members of Donald Trump‘s Republican Party and key ally Britain sharply rebuked the U.S. president on Wednesday after he insisted that white nationalists and protesters opposed to them were both to blame for deadly violence in the Virginia city of Charlottesville.

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Tears and tributes at Virginia memorial for rally violence victim

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - With tears and tributes, hundreds of purple-clad residents packed an historic Charlottesville theater to remember the 32-year-old woman killed when a suspected white nationalist crashed his car into anti-racist demonstrators.

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White House names Hicks interim communications director

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Longtime Trump communications aide Hope Hicks has been named as interim communications director, the White House said on Wednesday, in the latest personnel move for President Donald Trump as he continues to seek someone for the job.

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U.S. talks tough as NAFTA negotiations get under way

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday laid down a tough line for modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement, demanding major changes to the pact that would reduce U.S. trade deficits with Mexico and Canada and increase U.S. content for autos.

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Russian-Germans in focus amid fears of Moscow propaganda

PFORZHEIM, Germany (Reuters) - German political parties campaigning for elections next month are competing to attract 2 million voters with roots in the former Soviet Union, amid concerns that Russian propaganda could sway votes in the community.

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Kenya opposition leader will go to Supreme Court over disputed elections

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Wednesday he would go to court over last week‘s presidential election results, ignoring calls by some election observers that he concede defeat to President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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Virginia city holds memorial service for woman killed in violence

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - A 32-year-old woman killed when a suspected white nationalist crashed his car into anti-racist demonstrators in Charlottesville was being remembered on Wednesday at a memorial service in this southern U.S. college town.

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Virginia city to hold memorial service for woman killed in violence

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - A 32-year-old woman killed when a suspected white nationalist crashed his car into anti-racist demonstrators in Charlottesville was to be remembered on Wednesday at a memorial service in this southern U.S. college town.

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South Africa‘s top cop confirms Grace Mugabe dodged court hearing: report

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa‘s top policeman confirmed on Wednesday that Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe failed to appear at a court hearing the previous day to answer accusations she assaulted a 20-year-old model in an upmarket Johannesburg hotel.

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