Buoyed by mayoral votes, Venezuela socialists eye presidency race

President Nicolas Maduro has set his sights on Venezuela's 2018 presidential election after the ruling Socialist Party as predicted dominated mayoral polls with the help of a partial boycott by a crumbling opposition....

Russian military chief criticizes U.S., Japan and South Korea drills

Russia's military chief warned on Monday that military exercises by Japan, the United States and South Korea aimed at countering North Korea only raise hysteria and create more instability in the region....

Powell faces early test of policy view as tax cuts near approval

Incoming Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell, chosen by U.S. President Donald Trump to keep the recovery humming, appears set to let an expected trillion=dollar tax cut run its course through the economy as weak wage growth and inflation buttress his view that the economy remains underpowered....

Ex-contractor says he shut Trump's Twitter account by accident

The contractor who shut down Donald Trump's Twitter account has told Reuters he did so by mistake, but says he believes some of the U.S. president's recent tweets breach the social network's ban on hate speech....

Wall Street ticks higher as New York explosion worries wane

U.S stocks indexes edged higher on Monday, recovering from a brief uncertainty following an explosion at one of New York's busiest commuter hubs....

Trump to start process of sending Americans back to moon: White House

President Donald Trump on Monday will sign a directive aimed at sending Americans back to the moon and eventually to Mars, the White House said....

EU tells Netanyahu it rejects Trump's Jerusalem move

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case to Europe to ask allies to join the United States in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but was met by a firm rebuff from EU foreign ministers who saw the move as a blow against the peace process....

Newly minted bitcoin futures indicate more modest growth ahead

Newly launched bitcoin futures indicated on Monday that financial markets expect the cryptocurrency to climb further but at a far slower rate than in recent weeks as warnings of a bubble grew....

Verizon to pay $2.25 billion to NFL for five-year streaming deal: source

Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) will pay around $2.25 billion for a five-year digital streaming partnership with National Football League, according to a source....

Small Canadian miners in pole position for electric vehicle battery boon

Canadian developers of cobalt and lithium mines stand to benefit from a round of investments from the makers of electric vehicles and the batteries powering them, a potential game-changer for small miners short on money to develop deposits of these critical battery ingredients....

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