Trump to order trade abuses study, improve import duty collection

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will sign executive orders on Friday aimed at identifying abuses that are causing massive U.S. trade deficits and clamping down on non-payment of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on imports, his top trade officials…

North Korean murder suspects sent home with body of victim

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Two, possibly three, North Koreans wanted for questioning over the murder of the estranged half-brother of their country’s leader were believed to have accompanied the coffin of the victim on a flight from Kuala Lumpur after…

Asia and Australia Edition: Vladimir Putin, Brexit, Kim Jong-nam: Your Morning Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Source: World

Trump says trade gap will make China meeting 'a very difficult one'

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump set the tone for a tense first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week by tweeting on Thursday that the United States could no longer tolerate massive trade deficits and job losses….

Seeking end to boycott, North Carolina rescinds transgender bathroom law

(Reuters) – North Carolina on Thursday repealed a law restricting bathroom use for transgender people, hoping to bring back businesses and sports leagues that boycotted the Southern state because they saw the year-old measure as discriminatory. Source: Top News

Ex-Trump adviser Flynn talking to Congress about testifying in Russia probe: lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has offered to testify before congressional committees probing potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia but wants protection against “unfair prosecution,” his lawyer said on Thursday. Source: Politics

Eduardo Cunha, Who Led Impeachment Drive Against Rival in Brazil, Gets a 15-Year Jail Term

Mr. Cunha, the politician who led the ouster of Dilma Rousseff, was found guilty of corruption, money laundering and illegally sending money abroad. Source: World

South Africa’s President Fires Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

The move by President Jacob Zuma was expected as part of a cabinet shuffle, but rumors about it sent South Africa’s currency tumbling. Source: World

Exclusive: As Democratic attorneys general target Trump, Republican AGs target them

(Reuters) – For years the national political organizations of both Democratic and Republican state attorneys general observed an agreement not to target the other party’s incumbent office-holders in elections. Source: Top News

Poll shows Macron win in French election in shadow of 'Penelopegate'

PARIS (Reuters) – Centrist Emmanuel Macron would trounce far-right leader Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election if, as seems increasingly likely, the two face off in the second and final round of the contest on May 7, a poll…