|Obama says reducing leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term serves justice|
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning had served a tough prison term and his decision to commute her 35-year sentence to about seven years served would not signal leniency toward leakers of U.S. government secrets.
|Trump U.N. pick echoes his criticism but breaks from him on Russia|
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's pick for U.N. ambassador echoed his condemnation of the world body and pledged to push for reforms at her confirmation hearing on Wednesday, but broke from the president-elect on some foreign policy issues, including Russia.
|U.S. protest group vows to disrupt Trump inaugural festivities|
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of an ad hoc group of protesters enraged by Republican Donald Trump's election as president of the United States vowed on Wednesday to disrupt his inauguration this week by blocking public access to the event.
|Senate panel overwhelmingly approves Trump Pentagon pick|
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to recommend President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Defense, retired Marine General James Mattis.
|South Korean court dismisses arrest warrant for Samsung chief|
SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean court on Thursday dismissed a warrant to arrest the head of the Samsung Group [SAGR.UL], the country's largest conglomerate, a court spokesman said, amid a graft scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.
|Netflix blows past international subscriber estimates|
(Reuters) - Netflix Inc's international and U.S. subscriber additions blew past analysts' estimates as the video streaming service released shows including the award-winning British drama "The Crown" and a revival of "Gilmore Girls".