News Robots fight weeds in challenge to agrochemical giants 2018-05-22T07:55:46.000000000-04:00 YVERDON-LES-BAINS, Switzerland/CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a field of sugar beet in Switzerland, a solar-powered robot that looks like a table on wheels scans the rows of crops with its camera, identifies weeds and zaps them with jets of blue liquid from its mechanical tentacles. Mexican truckers travel in fear as highway robberies bleed economy 2018-05-22T07:50:47.000000000-04:00 PUEBLA, Mexico (Reuters) - Glancing constantly at his rear view mirror, truck driver "El Flaco" journeys the highways of Mexico haunted by the memory of when he was kidnapped with his security detail by bandits disguised as police officers two years ago. U.S. farmers plow ahead with plantings as China trade war fears ebb 2018-05-22T07:34:43.000000000-04:00 CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. farmers said they would push ahead with plantings planned before U.S.-China trade tensions eased and, now that the two countries have resumed talks, take a wait-and-see approach to President Donald Trump's promises for more sales to China. As U.S. shrinks refugee operations, new arrivals in Kansas town lose a lifeline 2018-05-22T07:29:22.000000000-04:00 GARDEN CITY, Kansas (Reuters) - In his first whirlwind weeks in the United States, Wimber Htoo, 23, racked up a list of accomplishments. He learned to use the bus, applied for a social security card and obtained a state ID, all new experiences for Htoo, a member of the Karen minority who fled Mya... From Burkina to Zimbabwe, U.S. aid cuts squeeze family planning services 2018-05-22T07:16:37.000000000-04:00 OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - The Marie Stopes Ladies who drive from village to village in the remote north of Burkina Faso offering free contraception, advice on family planning, sexual health and sometimes abortion, may have to stop work in June. China, U.S. near deal on ZTE reprieve; Beijing cuts auto tariffs 2018-05-22T07:13:56.000000000-04:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - Washington neared a deal to lift its ban on U.S. firms supplying Chinese telecoms gear maker ZTE Corp, sources said on Tuesday, and Beijing announced tariff cuts on car imports, further easing trade tensions between the world's two largest economies. Gender, guns, partisan infighting define state nominating contests 2018-05-22T07:11:41.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - Voters in several states are casting ballots on Tuesday for candidates who could make U.S. political history. Minibus bomb causes heavy casualties in southern Afghan city 2018-05-22T07:08:54.000000000-04:00 KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A minibus packed with explosives blew up in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Tuesday causing dozens of casualties, officials said, as fighting continued across the country during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Canada granting refugee status to fewer illegal border crossers 2018-05-22T07:07:28.000000000-04:00 TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada is rejecting more refugee claims from people who crossed the border illegally as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government seeks to dissuade, block and turn back thousands more, according to new data obtained by Reuters. Tesla's Musk admits Model 3 braking issue, promises fix 2018-05-22T07:03:50.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - Tesla Inc's Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk admitted late on Monday there was a braking issue with the Model 3 sedan, pointed out by Consumer Reports, and said it can be fixed with a firmware update that the electric car maker will be rolling out in a few days.