Buffett says Berkshire 'fine' with Trump or Clinton
OMAHA, Neb. (Reuters) - Warren Buffett said on Saturday that Berkshire Hathaway Inc is poised to do well no matter who wins the White House in November, and the billionaire investor defended the performance and tactics of the conglomerate's several large investments. ...
Buffett defends Berkshire's Coke stake, warns on BNSF
OMAHA, Neb. (Reuters) - Warren Buffett on Saturday defended several of Berkshire Hathaway Inc's larger or struggling investments, including Coca-Cola and the BNSF railroad. ...
Berkshire preliminary first-quarter operating profit falls
OMAHA, Neb. (Reuters) - Warren Buffett on Saturday said preliminary first-quarter profit at his Berkshire Hathaway Inc fell about 12 percent, hurt by weaker performance in its railroad and insurance operations. ...
Five killed in Texas floods as severe weather lashes central U.S.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A grandmother and four of her grandchildren were killed in floods in Texas caused by a storm system that unleashed tornadoes, damaging hail and torrential rains on several central U.S. states, officials said on Saturday. ...
Russia defends intercept of U.S. reconnaissance plane over Baltic
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Saturday it had sent a fighter plane on Friday to intercept a U.S. aircraft approaching its border over the Baltic Sea because the American plane had turned off its transponder, which is needed for identification. ...
Anti-Trump protests break out for second day in California
BURLINGAME, Calif. (Reuters) - Protests erupted in California for the second day in a row on Friday against U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is moving closer to winning the Republican nomination after a string of victories this week. ...
Protesters target Trump speech to California Republicans
BURLINGAME, Calif. (Reuters) - Protests erupted on Friday outside the venue where U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump was speaking to a group of California Republicans, a day after a demonstration against the former reality TV star turned ugly. ...
Protesters gather ahead of Trump speech in California
BURLINGAME, Calif. (Reuters) - Protests erupted on Friday outside the venue where U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump was set to speak to a group of California Republicans, a day after a demonstration against the former reality TV star turned ugly. ...
From bikers to truckers, pro-Trump groups plan forceful presence in Cleveland
(Reuters) - When Chris Cox rolls into Cleveland in mid-July with other motorcycle-riding supporters of Donald Trump, he plans to celebrate the billionaire's coronation as the Republican presidential nominee. He also counts on joining protests if a battle over the nomination ensues. ...
'Monstrous' violence in Syria as government excludes Aleppo from truce
BEIRUT - (Reuters) - Syria called local truces near Damascus and in a northern province on Friday but no halt to combat on the main battlefield in Aleppo, after a surge in fighting the United Nations said showed "monstrous disregard" for civilian lives. ...
Trump praises Sanders but may struggle to win over his voters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Donald Trump moves closer to clinching the Republican presidential nomination, he has offered lavish praise for Bernie Sanders, who faces increasingly slim chances in his battle with Hillary Clinton in the Democratic race. ...
North Korea sentences Korean American to 10 years hard labor
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's Supreme Court on Friday sentenced a Korean American man to 10 years of hard labor for subversion, North Korean media reported, in the latest conviction of a foreigner for crimes against the isolated state. ...
North Korea sentences Korean American to 10 years hard labor: Xinhua
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's Supreme Court sentenced a Korean American man to 10 years of hard labor on Friday for subversion, China's Xinhua news agency reported, in the latest conviction of a foreigner for crimes against the isolated state. ...
Trump's 'America first' speech alarms U.S. allies
LONDON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's first major foreign policy address alarmed American allies, who view the Republican front runner's repeated invocation of an "America first" agenda as a threat to retreat from the world. ...
Risking anger from women, Trump attacks Clinton on gender issue
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump waded into politically risky territory this week when he accused Democrat Hillary Clinton of exploiting her gender to win votes and said she would have little support if she were not a woman. ...
Air strikes on Aleppo hospital kill 27, U.N. declares catastrophe
BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) - Air strikes destroyed a hospital and killed dozens of people in rebel-held areas of Syria's Aleppo including children and doctors, and the United Nations called on Moscow and Washington to salvage a "barely-alive" cease-fire. ...
Air strikes hit Aleppo hospital, at least 27 killed: Observatory
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes hit a hospital in a rebel-held area of Syria's Aleppo and killed at least 27 people, including three children and the city's last pediatrician, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday. ...
U.S. economy stalls in first quarter as activity weakens broadly
WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth braked sharply to its slowest pace in two years as consumer spending softened and a strong dollar continued to undercut exports, but a pick-up in activity is anticipated given a buoyant labor ...
Trump breaks taboos, attacks Clinton on gender issue
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump waded into politically risky territory this week when he accused Democrat Hillary Clinton of exploiting her gender to win votes and said she would have little support if she were not a woman. ...
North Korea rushes to re-test intermediate missile, fails again: South Korea
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired what appeared to have been an intermediate range ballistic missile on Thursday but it crashed seconds after the test launch, South Korea's defense ministry said, the second such failure in the run-up to next week's ruling party congress. ...