Chevron evacuates Venezuela executives following staff arrests
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:57:41 -0400
(Reuters) - U.S. oil major Chevron Corp has evacuated executives from Venezuela after two of its workers were imprisoned over a contract dispute with state-owned oil company PDVSA, according to four sources familiar with the matter.

Supreme Court appears ready to uphold Trump's travel ban
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:42:03 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority appeared poised to hand President Donald Trump a huge legal victory, signaling on Wednesday it was likely to uphold his contentious travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries.

Former California policeman arrested 'Golden State' serial killer case
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:17:49 -0400
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - An elderly former police officer was arrested and charged in four murders authorities attributed to the Golden State Killer, a serial criminal suspected of dozens of rapes and slayings that terrorized parts of California during the 1970s and 1980s.

Exclusive: U.S. team in refugee camps investigating atrocities against Rohingya
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:59:05 -0400
WASHINGTON/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - The U.S. government is conducting an intensive examination of alleged atrocities against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, documenting accusations of murder, rape, beatings and other possible offenses in an investigation that could be used to prosecute Myanmar's military for crimes against humanity, U.S. officials told Reuters.

Myanmar court to rule if key witness credible in Reuters case
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:14:49 -0400
YANGON (Reuters) - A judge in Myanmar will rule next week on whether a police captain was credible when he testified that two Reuters reporters were framed, after prosecutors argued on Wednesday that the officer should be declared an unreliable witness.

Hotel key cards, even invalid ones, help hackers break into rooms
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:46:52 -0400
HELSINKI (Reuters) - By getting hold of a widely used hotel key card, an attacker could create a master key to unlock any room in the building without leaving a trace, Finnish security researchers said in a study published on Wednesday, solving a 14-year-old mystery.

Friends or not, France's Macron challenges Trump in Congress speech
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:15:19 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A day after flaunting his friendship with Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron forcefully challenged many of the U.S. president's policies on Wednesday, urging the United States to engage more with the world, step up the fight against climate change and stay in the Iran nuclear pact for now.

Exclusive: Trump's bank watchdog bought financial stocks up until taking office
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:08:49 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for Wall Street regulator Comptroller of the Currency bought financial stocks until he took office in November, according to financial disclosure documents filed with the Office of Government Ethics.

Venezuelan schools emptying as Chavez legacy under threat
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:36:03 -0400
SOCOPO, Venezuela (Reuters) - It is mid-morning on a weekday yet all that can be heard in the once-bustling corridors of the Orlando Garcia state primary school is the swish of palm trees outside in the wind.

Exclusive: Russian civilians helping Assad use military base back home - witnesses
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:40:42 -0400
MOLKINO, Russia (Reuters) - The Kremlin says it has nothing to do with Russian civilians fighting in Syria but on three recent occasions groups of men flying in from Damascus headed straight to a defense ministry base in Molkino, Reuters reporters witnessed.