Fourth US Republican debate pits Haley vs. DeSantis for No. 2 spot in White House race

By Gram Slattery TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (Reuters) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley will face off at the fourth Republican presidential debate on Wednesday night in one of their last encounters before their party’s first nominating contest in Iowa in less than six weeks. With Donald Trump up … Read more

Turkey’s Erdogan calls for reinforced trust before Greece trip

ATHENS, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Greece and Turkey should reinforce trust and deepen cooperation on common challenges as they try to solve their differences, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday before a trip to Athens. “There is no problem we cannot solve through dialogue on the basis of mutual goodwill,” Erdogan told Kathimerini newspaper … Read more

US research advances on alternative to bomb-grade uranium in Navy vessels -documents

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. research is advancing on the potential to change fuel for nuclear reactors on Navy submarines and aircraft carriers from bomb-grade uranium to a safer option, documents showed Wednesday, even as the program’s funding is at risk in Congress. In order to lower proliferation risks of keeping stockpiles of … Read more

Wall Street bank bosses to warn US lawmakers that new regulations will hurt economy

By Pete Schroeder and Michelle Price WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top bosses of JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and other major banks planned on Wednesday to warn lawmakers that capital hikes and other new regulations being contemplated by U.S. bank regulators will hurt credit markets and the broader economy. Worker pay and rights, mortgages, financial stability … Read more

Shootings in 2 Texas cities leave 6 dead, 2 officers wounded, suspect held

Six people were killed and two police officers and a third person wounded in shootings Tuesday in Austin and San Antonio, Texas, authorities said. A suspect was being held. Authorities described a complicated series of events that spanned about eight hours. Interim Austin Police Chief Robin Henderson said at a news conference early Wednesday that … Read more