Top News Hostage-taking at Dutch radio station ends peacefully 2017-08-17T03:50:47.000000000-04:00 AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A man held a woman hostage at a radio station in the Netherlands for a little more than an hour on Thursday before he released her and was arrested, Dutch police said. Fed's Fischer says move to unwind bank regulation 'dangerous': FT 2017-08-17T03:47:43.000000000-04:00 LONDON (Reuters) - Efforts by the United States government to loosen regulations on banks are "dangerous and extremely short-sighted", one of the U.S. central bank's top policymakers said in an interview with the Financial Times published late on Wednesday. U.S. says joint South Korea war games not on the negotiating table 2017-08-17T03:43:51.000000000-04:00 BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea will go ahead with joint military drills next week, the top U.S. military official said on Thursday, resisting pressure from North Korea and its ally China to halt the contentious exercises. China military criticizes 'wrong' U.S. moves on Taiwan, South China Sea 2017-08-17T03:09:26.000000000-04:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - The "wrong" actions of the United States on Taiwan, its South China Sea patrols and deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea have had a large, negative influence on military trust, a senior Chinese officer said on Thursday. What will Kim do next? Sixth nuclear test seen critical for North Korea 2017-08-17T03:07:50.000000000-04:00 SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea says it has developed intercontinental missiles capable of targeting any place in the United States. Trump disbands business councils after CEOs quit in protest 2017-08-17T03:02:43.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump disbanded two high-profile business advisory councils on Wednesday after several chief executives quit in protest over his remarks blaming weekend violence in Virginia on anti-racism activists as well as white nationalists. Assad's march east compounds West's Syria dilemma 2017-08-17T02:11:38.000000000-04:00 BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syria's war has entered a new phase as President Bashar al-Assad extends his grip in areas being captured from Islamic State, using firepower freed by Russian-backed truces in western Syria. Australia's Hanson wears burqa to parliament in bid to ban them 2017-08-17T02:04:12.000000000-04:00 CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian far-right senator Pauline Hanson wore a burqa to parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign to ban the all-enveloping garment worn by some Muslim women, drawing a quick rebuke from the government and Muslims. Trump's crisis spurs talk of White House departures 2017-08-16T22:25:55.000000000-04:00 NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s turnabout on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia has rocked his administration, leading to rising speculation that some top officials may be looking for a way out. Cisco's security business revenue misses estimates, shares drop 2017-08-16T22:12:51.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc's quarterly revenue in its closely-watched security business missed analysts' estimates, raising concerns about the world's largest networking gear maker's efforts to transform into a software-focused company.