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UPDATE 1-CIA believes N.Korea weapons aimed at coercion, not just defense -Pompeo
WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The CIA believes North Korea's missile program is aimed at coercion, not just self-defense, and that Pyongyang's next logical step would be to develop an arsenal of weapons and the capability to fire multiple missiles at the United States, the agency's director Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.
Soccer: Trump factor looms as Morocco launch bid to beat North American World Cup
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'Wonder Woman' stumbles, 'Get Out' surprises at Oscar nominations
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Wonder Woman" failed to conquer Oscar voters on Tuesday despite riding to one of the biggest box office hits of 2017 on a wave of female empowerment, making it one of the biggest snubs for Hollywood's highest honors.
BMW and Daimler close to merging car-sharing units: executive
BERLIN (Reuters) - German carmakers Daimler
and BMW are close to agreeing to combine their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, a senior executive at one of the carmakers told Reuters on Tuesday.
Soccer-Trump factor looms as Morocco launch bid to beat North American World Cup
LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The competing bids for the 2026 World Cup, the first that will feature an expanded 48-team field, began their campaigns in earnest on Tuesday ahead of June's FIFA congress vote -- with the Donald Trump factor one of the key unknowns.
Self-driving car experts offer online degree in 'flying cars'
(Reuters) - Self-driving car pioneer Sebastian Thrun has shifted his gaze to the skies, as his Silicon Valley online school Udacity launches what it calls the first "nanodegree" in flying car engineering.
J&J takes $13.6 billion charge related to new U.S. tax law
(Reuters) - Healthcare conglomerate Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday took a $13.6-billion charge related to the new U.S. tax law and plans to bring back billions of dollars from overseas immediately.
Trump's pick to head FDIC vows to address non-bank licenses 'hold-up'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's pick to lead a key U.S. banking regulator vowed on Tuesday to address the "hold-up" in issuance of special lending licenses, potentially paving the way for companies like Wal-Mart Stores and fintech firms to enter the banking sector.
FACTBOX-Oscar nominations greeted with pride, gratitude and delight
LOS ANGELES, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Nominees for the Academy Awards, which will be presented on March 4, greeted the honors with pride, delight and gratitude.
Feeling the Oscar love: Women's stories grab attention in 2018 nominations
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sally Hawkins plays a mute cleaner with a passionate love life; Frances McDormand is a grieving woman in a fury about the shortcomings of the men around her; and Margot Robbie turns the tale of disgraced 1990s ice skater Tonya Harding on its head.
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