News Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013 2017-10-17T01:08:09.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database. U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea 2017-10-17T01:05:00.000000000-04:00 TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment. Habitual cheat: Kobe Steel faked product data for more than 10 years - source 2017-10-17T00:26:20.000000000-04:00 TOKYO (Reuters) - When cheating becomes habitual, the consequences could be costly. U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks North Korea 2017-10-16T23:51:18.000000000-04:00 TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment. Kobe Steel faked quality data for more than 10 years: source 2017-10-16T23:47:55.000000000-04:00 TOKYO (Reuters) - Kobe Steel Ltd falsified data on product quality and specifications longer than the 10 years that the company had previously stated, a source with knowledge of the matter said. Trump keeping options open as Republican feud rages 2017-10-16T23:38:09.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Like the deal-maker he says he is, U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be keeping his options open as his Republican Party threatens to erupt into full-scale war. A divided Iraq tests U.S. influence as fight against Islamic State wanes 2017-10-16T23:36:09.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After years of focusing divided Iraq on a shared fight against the Islamic State group, the United States is now straining to leverage its limited influence to avoid a full-blown conflict between the Iraqi and Kurdish forces it has armed and trained. Netflix adds more subscribers than expected, shares hit record 2017-10-16T20:04:46.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - Netflix Inc added more subscribers than expected around the world in the third quarter and projected growth in line with Wall Street forecasts, saying it had a head start on rivals as internet television explodes globally. Searchers pick through burned-out California homes for bodies 2017-10-16T20:02:41.000000000-04:00 SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue teams combed through gutted homes across California's celebrated wine country on Monday, looking for the charred bodies of those killed in the state's deadliest wildfires, as survivors slowly began returning home. Senate confirms Callista Gingrich as U.S. Ambassador to Vatican 2017-10-16T19:58:10.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to confirm President Donald Trump's nomination of Callista Gingrich to be the U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican.