News Veteran U.S. diplomat Richardson to work for Reuters reporters release 2018-01-16T05:44:52.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson said on Monday he would work toward securing the release of two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar in his capacity as a member of an international advisory board on the crisis in Rakhine state. Bitcoin slides 18 percent on crackdown fears; crypto rivals also plunge 2018-01-16T05:15:04.000000000-05:00 LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin tumbled 18 percent on Tuesday to a four-week trough close to $11,000, after reports that a ban on trading of cryptocurrencies in South Korea was still an option drove fears grew of a wider regulatory crackdown. Exclusive: U.S. lawmakers urge AT&T to cut commercial ties with Huawei - sources 2018-01-16T05:05:30.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers are urging AT&T Inc, the No. 2 wireless carrier, to cut commercial ties to Chinese phone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and oppose plans by telecom operator China Mobile Ltd to enter the U.S. market because of national security concerns, two congression... Vancouver meeting focuses on sanctions as Koreas explore detente 2018-01-16T04:39:34.000000000-05:00 VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A meeting of states that backed South Korea in the Korean war will look at ways to better implement sanctions to push North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons, officials said, even as the North and South explore detente ahead of next month's Winter Olympics. Thirteen siblings found chained in California home; parents charged 2018-01-16T04:29:38.000000000-05:00 PERRY, Calif. (Reuters) - A California couple has been charged with torture after police rescued their 13 malnourished children from a home where some of them had been chained to beds, and neighbors on Monday described the family as shut-ins who shunned social contact. Bitcoin slides 14 percent on crackdown fears, hits four-week low 2018-01-16T04:15:07.000000000-05:00 LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin slid as much as 14 percent on Tuesday to hit a four-week low below $12,000, as fears grew of a regulatory crackdown after reports that South Korea's finance minister had said banning trading in cryptocurrencies was still an option. China's economy set to slow to 6.5 percent in 2018 as government turns off cheap money: Reuters poll 2018-01-16T02:30:53.000000000-05:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy is expected to cool this year as a government-led crackdown on debt risks and factory pollution drag on overall activity, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday. U.S. oil industry set to break record, upend global trade 2018-01-16T02:06:58.000000000-05:00 HOUSTON (Reuters) - Surging shale production is poised to push U.S. oil output to more than 10 million barrels per day - toppling a record set in 1970 and crossing a threshold few could have imagined even a decade ago. Indonesia bourse holds minute silence for injured after floor collapse 2018-01-16T00:16:52.000000000-05:00 JAKARTA, (Reuters) - Indonesia's stock exchange held a minute silence at the start of trading on Tuesday for more than 70 people injured when a mezzanine floor in the building suddenly collapsed. North Korea meeting to stress importance of sanctions: Canada 2018-01-16T00:14:42.000000000-05:00 VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A summit on curbing North Korea's nuclear ambitions will focus in part on how to ensure countries fully implement all the sanctions imposed on the reclusive state, a Canadian government source said on Monday.