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World 07 Apr 2018 | 12:46 PM

U.S. attorney general renews calls to prosecute first-time border crossers

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ramped up calls on Friday to criminally prosecute immigrants who cross illegally into the United States, adding to a barrage of statements on immigration by the administration of President Donald Trump this week.

Golf 07 Apr 2018 | 11:44 AM

Ryder Cup warrior Reed ready to fly solo for Augusta glory

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Reuters) - Patrick Reed is best known for his Ryder Cup conquests but the confident American is setting his sights on a maiden major at a familiar haunt after grabbing the halfway lead in the U.S. Masters with a blistering 66 at Augusta National on Friday.

Golf 07 Apr 2018 | 11:43 AM

Dejected Mickelson running out time in quest for fourth jacket

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson acknowledged that he was running out of chances to add a fourth Green Jacket to his wardrobe after the left-handed American suffered a second-round meltdown at the U.S. Masters on Friday.

Golf 07 Apr 2018 | 10:36 AM

Woods happy with progress despite falling off the pace

AUGUSTA, Ga (Reuters) - Tiger Woods' return to the U.S. Masters may not be going as spectacularly as his army of supporters had hoped but the 14-times major winner's comeback continued to make steady progress when the American squeaked in under the cut-line on Friday.

World 07 Apr 2018 | 6:44 AM

U.S. says it might enter Harvard affirmative action court battle

(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it might formally enter a lawsuit accusing Harvard University of discriminating against Asian-American applicants as the agency probes its admissions policies for potential civil rights violations.

World 07 Apr 2018 | 5:08 AM

Migrant caravan, down by almost half, soldiers on through Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A "caravan" of Central American migrants pressed on through Mexico on Friday, greatly diminished in size a day after hundreds of exhausted members left a field where they had been stranded all week, pressured by government officials who have been under fire from U.S. President Donald Trump.

World 07 Apr 2018 | 4:10 AM

Facebook backs political ad bill, sets limits on 'issue ads'

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc backed for the first time on Friday proposed legislation requiring social media sites to disclose the identities of buyers of online political campaign ads and introduced a new verification process for people buying "issue" ads, which have been used to sow discord online.

Economy 07 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

Trade war – more of letting off hot air so far

Global markets have been hammered over the last six weeks on fears of a trade war. This week was especially intense.

Investment 07 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

The horrors of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act

AMONG the many quotes of American philosopher and essayist George Santayana, the one that has been repeated most often is this: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

Economy 07 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

China to fight back US trade tariffs ‘at any cost’

BEIJING: China warned it would fight back “at any cost” with fresh trade measures if the United States continues on its path of protectionism, hours after President Donald Trump threatened to slap an additional US$100bil in tariffs on Chinese goods.