News Despite warning signs, Trump says Republicans can keep House 2018-03-21T04:01:45.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite signs that Democrats are in a strong position, U.S. President Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to beat expectations and keep the House of Representatives in Republican control in the mid-term elections in November. France's Sarkozy faces second day of questioning in Gaddafi funds case 2018-03-21T03:59:03.000000000-04:00 PARIS (Reuters) - France's Nicolas Sarkozy faced a second day of questioning on Wednesday by investigators looking into allegations that his 2007 election campaign had received funds from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Academic behind Facebook breach says he is a 'scapegoat': BBC 2018-03-21T03:55:59.000000000-04:00 LONDON (Reuters) - A Cambridge University academic who harvested data on millions of Facebook users said he has been made a scapegoat by the social network and a UK-based political consultancy that is accused of trying to sway public opinion for Donald Trump. Reuters reporters in court 100 days after their arrest in Myanmar 2018-03-21T03:44:01.000000000-04:00 YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters reporters appeared in a Myanmar court for the 11th time on Wednesday, which marked 100 days since they were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers. Israel goes public on 2007 destruction of suspected Syrian reactor, warns region 2018-03-21T03:39:05.000000000-04:00 JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel for the first time confirmed that it bombed a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007, saying on Wednesday that the strike removed a major threat to Israel and the region and was a "message" to others. Cambridge Analytica CEO claims influence on U.S. election, Facebook questioned 2018-03-21T03:20:28.000000000-04:00 LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The suspended chief executive of Cambridge Analytica said in a secretly recorded video broadcast on Tuesday that his UK-based political consultancy's online campaign played a decisive role in U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 election victory. China stays on the sidelines as Venezuela spirals downward 2018-03-21T03:04:34.000000000-04:00 CARACAS/BEIJING (Reuters) - China is likely to extend an agreement providing crisis-stricken Venezuela with favorable loans repayment terms but will not lend fresh funds to President Nicolas Maduro's government, according to sources in Caracas and Beijing familiar with the situation. Democratic Rep. Lipinski wins Illinois congressional primary: AP 2018-03-21T02:49:50.000000000-04:00 CHICAGO (Reuters) - Democratic Representative Dan Lipinski held off a stiff challenge from businesswoman Marie Newman to win a nationally watched congressional primary in Illinois, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. Democratic Rep. Lipinski defeats challenger Newman in Illinois congressional primary: AP 2018-03-21T01:53:05.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - Democratic Representative Dan Lipinski held off a stiff challenge from businesswoman Marie Newman in Illinois, election results on Wednesday showed, in a nationally watched primary battle that pitted a veteran lawmaker against liberal activists who said his conservative views were out... Powell's Fed likely to raise rates, may upgrade 2018 outlook 2018-03-21T01:20:49.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates at its first policy meeting under Chairman Jerome Powell and may signal more hikes are coming in response to tax cuts and government spending that could further stoke a robust U.S. economy.