News China looks to call bluff on Trump trade action 2018-01-19T04:32:51.000000000-05:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - As influential voices within the U.S. business community warn China that U.S. President Donald Trump is serious about tough action over Beijing's trade practices, there is little sense of a crisis in the Chinese capital, where officials think he is bluffing. Exclusive: Rohingya refugee leaders draw up demands ahead of repatriation 2018-01-19T04:22:06.000000000-05:00 KUTUPALONG, Bangldesh (Reuters) - Rohingya leaders in a Bangladesh refugee camp have drawn up a list of demands they want Myanmar to meet before authorities begin sending back hundreds of thousands in a repatriation process expected to begin next week and last for two years. U.S. workforce shortages bolster case for Fed rate hikes 2018-01-19T01:48:36.000000000-05:00 LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (Reuters) - HydraForce Inc is going to almost desperate lengths, including offering to bus in out-of-town workers, to find the muscle it needs to meet growing demand for hydraulic valves from its three factories north of Chicago. North Korea may hold military parade on eve of Olympics, analysts say 2018-01-19T01:42:49.000000000-05:00 SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may be preparing to hold a military parade on the eve of next month's winter Olympics in South Korea, analysts and diplomats say, even as the two countries have sought to mend ties. Sales of Trump properties suggestive of money-laundering: researcher 2018-01-19T01:28:31.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Testimony to the U.S. Congress by the head of a political research firm indicates that the Trump Organization's sales of properties to Russian nationals may have involved money-laundering, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said on Thursday. House passes short-term spending bill, Senate fight erupts 2018-01-19T00:17:02.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to stave off an imminent federal government shutdown encountered obstacles in the U.S. Senate late on Thursday, despite the passage of a month-long funding bill by the House of Representatives hours earlier. U.S. to dismiss charges against 129 people in Trump inaugural protests 2018-01-18T22:25:26.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department intends to dismiss criminal charges against 129 defendants in connection with the protests that took place during President Donald Trump's Jan. 20, 2017 inauguration, according to a court filing on Thursday. U.S. government to shield health workers under 'religious freedom' 2018-01-18T22:22:46.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is seeking to further protect the "conscience and religious freedom" of health workers whose beliefs prevent them from carrying out abortions and other procedures, in an effort likely to please conservative Christian activists and other supporters of Pre... Trump administration appeals against 'Dreamer' immigrant ruling to top court 2018-01-18T22:19:07.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to quickly overturn a lower court ruling that blocked President Donald Trump's move to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. Senate passes bill renewing internet surveillance program 2018-01-18T22:16:49.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program for six years with minimal changes, overcoming objections from civil liberties advocates that it undermined the privacy of Americans.